Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 2 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 0 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows 31 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Wales 64.58% 28.30% 22.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 78.95% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 1
North Wales median daily rate £325 £130 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -65.33% -
10th Percentile £182 £108 £363
90th Percentile £398 £181 £388
Wales median daily rate £350 £280 £375
% change year-on-year +25.21% -25.46% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 7
North Wales median hourly rate £11.89 £10.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.60% -17.31% +36.84%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £11.40
90th Percentile £13.00 £20.09 £13.50
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -11.96% +12.00% +7.76%

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 31 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Wales 64.58% 35.85% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 3
North Wales median daily rate £325 £158 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +105.70% -57.87% -
10th Percentile £182 £110 £158
90th Percentile £398 £471 £388
Wales median daily rate £395 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +12.86% -12.50% +13.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 7
North Wales median hourly rate £11.89 £10.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.60% -17.31% +36.84%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £11.40
90th Percentile £13.00 £20.09 £13.50
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -11.96% +12.00% +7.76%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 13 £182 +40.35% 1
Wrexham - 8 £350 - 2
Denbighshire +1 5 - - 1
Conwy - 1 - -
Anglesey - 1 - -
Windows
Wales

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 21 (67.74%) Windows 10
2 11 (35.48%) Windows Server
2 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
3 10 (32.26%) Migration
4 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
5 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
6 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (16.13%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
7 5 (16.13%) C
7 5 (16.13%) ITIL
7 5 (16.13%) NHS
8 4 (12.90%) Remedy
8 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
8 4 (12.90%) CMDB
8 4 (12.90%) Change Control
9 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
9 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
9 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
10 2 (6.45%) Apple
10 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
10 2 (6.45%) Degree
10 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (6.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (6.45%) Time Management
11 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
11 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008

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 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
General
1 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) IT Technician
2 6 (19.35%) Hardware Specialist
2 6 (19.35%) IT Support
3 5 (16.13%) IT Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Rollout Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Storage Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) 1st Line Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) IT Support Technician
5 3 (9.68%) Support Technician
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Rollout Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Deployment Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.23%) Hardware Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) IT Security Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
7 1 (3.23%) Support Team Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) NHS
2 4 (12.90%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Windows 10
2 11 (35.48%) Windows Server
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
5 5 (16.13%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Migration
2 6 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
3 5 (16.13%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) Change Control
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.45%) Time Management
7 1 (3.23%) Change Management
7 1 (3.23%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.23%) Information Governance
7 1 (3.23%) Line Management
7 1 (3.23%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) C
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Remedy
3 2 (6.45%) Apple
4 1 (3.23%) VMware