Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in North Wales with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows
Wales > North Wales
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 14 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Wales 53.85% 31.37% 36.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 88.89% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 0
North Wales median daily rate £186 £130 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.25% - -
Wales median daily rate £350 £310 £350
% change year-on-year +12.90% -11.43% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 9
North Wales median hourly rate £12.39 £11.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.64% -12.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £18.95 £24.50 £14.40
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £14.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year -15.00% +13.73% +2.04%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in North Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 14 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Wales 53.85% 35.29% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 1
North Wales median daily rate £186 £133 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.02% +18.22% -57.14%
10th Percentile £138 £107 £106
90th Percentile £250 £359 £119
Wales median daily rate £395 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +12.86% -6.67% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 9
North Wales median hourly rate £12.39 £11.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.64% -12.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £18.95 £24.50 £14.40
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £14.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +11.54% +4.04%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in North Wales

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in North Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in North Wales

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in North Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in North Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in North Wales

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in North Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in North Wales over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in North Wales

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in North Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in North Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in North Wales

Windows
Contract Job Locations in North Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the North Wales region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Flintshire 0 7 £186 +43.25% 2
Wrexham 0 2 - -
Gwynedd 0 1 - -
Denbighshire 0 1 - -
Windows
Wales

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North Wales region with a requirement for Windows.

1 9 (64.29%) Windows 10
2 7 (50.00%) Migration
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 3 (21.43%) NHS
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) Degree
7 2 (14.29%) Time Management
7 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 2 (14.29%) Apple
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (7.14%) Line Management
8 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 1 (7.14%) Coaching
8 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
8 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
8 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
8 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
8 1 (7.14%) Office 365
8 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (7.14%) Information Governance
8 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (7.14%) Change Management

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in North Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) IT Support
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 4 (28.57%) IT Technician
3 3 (21.43%) IT Support Technician
3 3 (21.43%) Support Technician
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 1 (7.14%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows 10
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Coaching
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Information Governance
4 1 (7.14%) Line Management
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Apple
2 2 (14.29%) VMware