Period
to 25 August 2019

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 25 August 2019 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
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 6 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Wales 15.00% 53.85% 32.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 10
North Wales median daily rate £100 £186 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.30% +43.25% -
Wales median daily rate £400 £350 £300
% change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
North Wales median hourly rate £17.67 £12.39 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.59% +12.64% -13.73%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.17 £10.35
90th Percentile £24.41 £18.95 £24.25
Wales median hourly rate £14.85 £12.33 £14.50
% change year-on-year +20.49% -15.00% +13.73%

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 6 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Wales 15.00% 53.85% 36.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 10
North Wales median daily rate £100 £186 £133
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.30% +40.02% +18.22%
Wales median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
North Wales median hourly rate £17.67 £12.39 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.59% +12.64% -13.73%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.17 £10.35
90th Percentile £24.41 £18.95 £24.25
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £12.33 £14.50
% change year-on-year +21.70% -15.00% +11.54%

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 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 25 August 2019. 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
Denbighshire 0 1 £100 - 3
Anglesey - 1 - -
Windows
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 5 (83.33%) Windows 10
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Apple
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Azure
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
4 1 (16.67%) WSUS
4 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (16.67%) AWS
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (16.67%) Power Platform
4 1 (16.67%) PowerApps
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) Management Information System

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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Azure
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Power Platform
2 1 (16.67%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) VMware