Period
to 21 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South 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 21 March 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 > South Wales
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 6 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 217 206 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 15.12% 16.43% 13.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.09% 71.28% 58.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 129 96
South Wales median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +0.15% -0.15%
10th Percentile £115 £130 £135
90th Percentile £550 £475 £506
Wales median daily rate £341 £340 £369
% change year-on-year +0.37% -7.80% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 32
South Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -4.92% +13.27%
10th Percentile £10.24 £10.95 £11.17
90th Percentile £89.65 £25.26 £77.50
Wales median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £12.79
% change year-on-year -10.71% +9.46% -1.62%

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 South Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 301 289 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 20.98% 23.05% 22.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 183 182
South Wales median daily rate £355 £375 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% -6.54% +14.64%
10th Percentile £145 £138 £156
90th Percentile £538 £488 £538
Wales median daily rate £360 £375 £425
% change year-on-year -4.00% -11.76% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 34
South Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -8.20% +17.31%
10th Percentile £10.24 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £89.65 £39.50 £77.50
Wales median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +7.69% -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in South Wales

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in South Wales

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in South Wales over the 6 months to 21 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in South Wales

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in South Wales

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in South Wales over the 6 months to 21 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in South Wales

Windows
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Wales region over the 6 months to 21 March 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
Cardiff -4 109 £350 +2.94% 23
Newport +3 68 £438 +65.09% 14
Caerphilly +1 10 £134 -64.33% 1
Bridgend -3 7 £363 -10.49% 3
Vale of Glamorgan - 5 £114 -
Torfaen +2 4 £325 -27.78% 4
Merthyr Tydfil 0 2 £143 -10.94%
Monmouthshire - 2 £178 - 3
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - - 1
Windows
Wales

For the 6 months to 21 March 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Windows.

1 69 (31.80%) Active Directory
2 64 (29.49%) Microsoft
3 57 (26.27%) Windows Server
4 54 (24.88%) Security Cleared
5 53 (24.42%) Windows 10
6 47 (21.66%) SC Cleared
7 43 (19.82%) Linux
8 39 (17.97%) VMware
9 37 (17.05%) Windows 7
10 33 (15.21%) ITIL
11 31 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
12 30 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
13 28 (12.90%) Migration
14 27 (12.44%) Citrix
15 26 (11.98%) Firewall
15 26 (11.98%) PowerShell
15 26 (11.98%) Office 365
16 24 (11.06%) Docker
17 23 (10.60%) DevOps
17 23 (10.60%) SQL
18 22 (10.14%) .NET
18 22 (10.14%) SCCM
19 21 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
19 21 (9.68%) C#
19 21 (9.68%) SQL Server
19 21 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
19 21 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
20 20 (9.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 20 (9.22%) Terraform
20 20 (9.22%) Amazon AWS

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 11 (5.07%) Skype for Business
2 9 (4.15%) IIS
3 8 (3.69%) MS Exchange
3 8 (3.69%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.30%) Confluence
6 2 (0.92%) SAS
7 1 (0.46%) Apache
7 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.92%) SPSS
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.92%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (11.98%) Office 365
3 20 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (6.91%) AWS CloudFormation
4 15 (6.91%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (3.23%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.84%) PaaS
7 3 (1.38%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.92%) IaaS
9 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.98%) Firewall
2 12 (5.53%) TCP/IP
3 9 (4.15%) LAN
3 9 (4.15%) Skype
4 8 (3.69%) DNS
4 8 (3.69%) WAN
5 6 (2.76%) DSL
5 6 (2.76%) Internet
5 6 (2.76%) SAN
5 6 (2.76%) VoIP
6 5 (2.30%) DHCP
6 5 (2.30%) Network Security
6 5 (2.30%) VPN
7 3 (1.38%) NetScaler
7 3 (1.38%) VLAN
7 3 (1.38%) Wireless
8 2 (0.92%) DMZ
8 2 (0.92%) FTP
8 2 (0.92%) HTTP
8 2 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.46%) MS Access
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (5.53%) Rational Team Concert
3 11 (5.07%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (4.61%) Rational Quality Manager
5 9 (4.15%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.76%) Vagrant
7 5 (2.30%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.30%) JIRA
7 5 (2.30%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.84%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.84%) Selenium
8 4 (1.84%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.92%) Katalon Studio
10 2 (0.92%) Subversion
11 1 (0.46%) MSI
11 1 (0.46%) MSTest
11 1 (0.46%) NUnit
General
1 19 (8.76%) Finance
2 9 (4.15%) Military
3 5 (2.30%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.84%) Back Office
4 4 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.92%) Banking
5 2 (0.92%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.92%) Law
6 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (10.14%) Analyst
2 21 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
3 19 (8.76%) Support Engineer
4 18 (8.29%) Windows Engineer
5 17 (7.83%) Cloud Engineer
6 15 (6.91%) Architect
6 15 (6.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (6.91%) IT Engineer
7 14 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (6.45%) Developer
8 13 (5.99%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (5.99%) Integration Engineer
9 12 (5.53%) .NET Developer
9 12 (5.53%) Desktop Support
9 12 (5.53%) IT Support
10 11 (5.07%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (4.15%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (4.15%) C# Developer
11 9 (4.15%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (3.69%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.14%) .NET
2 12 (5.53%) .NET Framework
2 12 (5.53%) CSS
2 12 (5.53%) HTML
3 10 (4.61%) Ajax
3 10 (4.61%) jQuery
3 10 (4.61%) Web Services
4 7 (3.23%) SOAP
4 7 (3.23%) XML
5 5 (2.30%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.30%) Middleware
6 4 (1.84%) Gherkin
7 3 (1.38%) WPF
8 2 (0.92%) Apache Axis
8 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.92%) Aurelia
8 2 (0.92%) HTML5
8 2 (0.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.92%) WCF
8 2 (0.92%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.99%) NHS
4 9 (4.15%) Public Cloud
5 8 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.69%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.23%) CESG
7 6 (2.76%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (2.30%) Fat Client
8 5 (2.30%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.84%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.38%) AS400
10 3 (1.38%) Clustering
10 3 (1.38%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.38%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.92%) iPhone
11 2 (0.92%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 57 (26.27%) Windows Server
2 53 (24.42%) Windows 10
3 43 (19.82%) Linux
4 37 (17.05%) Windows 7
5 17 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (7.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (3.69%) Unix
7 8 (3.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.76%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.84%) Android
9 4 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.38%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.38%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.46%) Debian
11 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.46%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.21%) ITIL
2 31 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (12.90%) Migration
4 23 (10.60%) DevOps
5 20 (9.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 19 (8.76%) Test Automation
7 16 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
9 13 (5.99%) OO
9 13 (5.99%) TOGAF
9 13 (5.99%) Validation
10 12 (5.53%) Software Engineering
11 11 (5.07%) Information Security
11 11 (5.07%) Mobile Device Management
12 10 (4.61%) OOA/OOD
12 10 (4.61%) UML
13 9 (4.15%) Enterprise Architecture
13 9 (4.15%) Scaled Agile Framework
14 8 (3.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (11.98%) PowerShell
2 23 (10.60%) SQL
3 21 (9.68%) C#
4 13 (5.99%) JavaScript
4 13 (5.99%) Python
5 12 (5.53%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.76%) Groovy
7 5 (2.30%) Ruby
8 3 (1.38%) C
9 2 (0.92%) C++
9 2 (0.92%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.46%) ABAP
10 1 (0.46%) Perl
10 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.46%) XAML
Qualifications
1 54 (24.88%) Security Cleared
2 47 (21.66%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (5.99%) MCSE
5 7 (3.23%) Degree
6 6 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.30%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.30%) MCP
8 4 (1.84%) CCNP
9 3 (1.38%) CISMP
9 3 (1.38%) CISSP
9 3 (1.38%) CREST Certified
9 3 (1.38%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.92%) CCNA
10 2 (0.92%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.92%) HNC
10 2 (0.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.76%) SLA
2 3 (1.38%) COBIT
3 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 69 (31.80%) Active Directory
2 24 (11.06%) Docker
3 21 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (6.91%) Hyper-V
5 10 (4.61%) XenApp
6 9 (4.15%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (2.76%) vSphere
8 4 (1.84%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.38%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.92%) vCloud
10 2 (0.92%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (10.14%) SCCM
2 20 (9.22%) Terraform
3 19 (8.76%) Ansible
4 18 (8.29%) Kubernetes
5 4 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.84%) SCOM
6 3 (1.38%) QRadar
7 2 (0.92%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.92%) Mesos
7 2 (0.92%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.92%) SCSM
7 2 (0.92%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.92%) WSUS
8 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.46%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 64 (29.49%) Microsoft
2 39 (17.97%) VMware
3 27 (12.44%) Citrix
4 15 (6.91%) Google
4 15 (6.91%) IBM
5 11 (5.07%) Cisco
6 10 (4.61%) HP
7 9 (4.15%) Ivanti
8 8 (3.69%) Palo Alto
9 6 (2.76%) Intel
10 5 (2.30%) Dell
10 5 (2.30%) McAfee
11 4 (1.84%) Veeam
12 3 (1.38%) AlienVault
12 3 (1.38%) ArcSight
12 3 (1.38%) LogLogic
12 3 (1.38%) LogRhythm
12 3 (1.38%) Meraki
12 3 (1.38%) SAP
12 3 (1.38%) Splunk