Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 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 > South Wales
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 3 7
Rank change year-on-year -8 +4 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows 184 190 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 12.76% 19.53% 15.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.79% 75.70% 68.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 120 97
South Wales median daily rate £375 £280 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.16% -20.14% +2.56%
10th Percentile £152 £126 £135
90th Percentile £500 £425 £506
Wales median daily rate £350 £275 £375
% change year-on-year +27.27% -26.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 34
South Wales median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +16.67% -11.11%
10th Percentile £10.13 £11.17 £9.63
90th Percentile £42.00 £20.76 £61.25
Wales median hourly rate £12.41 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -11.34% +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 South Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 284 251 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 19.69% 25.80% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 157 152
South Wales median daily rate £395 £325 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.54% -16.67% +8.71%
10th Percentile £194 £130 £151
90th Percentile £525 £475 £538
Wales median daily rate £395 £343 £400
% change year-on-year +15.33% -14.38% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 27 34
South Wales median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +16.67% -11.11%
10th Percentile £10.13 £11.17 £9.63
90th Percentile £42.00 £20.76 £61.25
Wales median hourly rate £12.41 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -11.34% +12.00% +7.76%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 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
Cardiff -7 113 £350 +16.67% 28
Newport -2 41 £450 +50.00% 15
Caerphilly +5 7 £188 -50.00%
Neath Port Talbot - 5 £434 -
Bridgend -5 4 £300 -25.93% 5
Merthyr Tydfil -1 2 - -
Torfaen -1 2 - - 4
Vale of Glamorgan - 2 £115 - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff 0 1 - -
Monmouthshire -1 1 - - 1
Windows
Wales

For the 6 months to 13 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Windows.

1 89 (48.37%) Microsoft
2 72 (39.13%) Active Directory
3 66 (35.87%) Windows Server
4 48 (26.09%) SQL
5 38 (20.65%) ITIL
6 33 (17.93%) Security Cleared
7 30 (16.30%) SQL Server
8 29 (15.76%) VMware
8 29 (15.76%) SC Cleared
8 29 (15.76%) Windows 10
9 28 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (14.13%) Windows 7
10 26 (14.13%) Firewall
10 26 (14.13%) Linux
11 24 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (12.50%) .NET
13 22 (11.96%) PowerShell
14 20 (10.87%) Citrix
14 20 (10.87%) Office 365
15 19 (10.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 19 (10.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (10.33%) Management Information System
15 19 (10.33%) Migration
15 19 (10.33%) SCCM
16 18 (9.78%) .NET Framework
16 18 (9.78%) IBM
17 17 (9.24%) Degree
18 16 (8.70%) Finance
18 16 (8.70%) Risk Management
18 16 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008

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 (5.98%) MS Exchange
1 11 (5.98%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (4.35%) IIS
3 6 (3.26%) MQSeries
3 6 (3.26%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (2.17%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.63%) Confluence
6 1 (0.54%) Apache
6 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (8.15%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 20 (10.87%) Office 365
2 10 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.09%) IaaS
4 2 (1.09%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.09%) PaaS
5 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.13%) Firewall
2 12 (6.52%) TCP/IP
3 11 (5.98%) SAN
4 9 (4.89%) VLAN
5 8 (4.35%) DMZ
5 8 (4.35%) Network Security
6 5 (2.72%) DNS
6 5 (2.72%) Internet
6 5 (2.72%) LAN
6 5 (2.72%) VoIP
6 5 (2.72%) VPN
7 4 (2.17%) DHCP
7 4 (2.17%) VSAN
7 4 (2.17%) WAN
8 3 (1.63%) NAS
8 3 (1.63%) Skype
8 3 (1.63%) Wireless
9 2 (1.09%) FTP
9 2 (1.09%) HTTP
9 2 (1.09%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.98%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.43%) RDBMS
4 7 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.63%) GIS
8 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.54%) EDMS
9 1 (0.54%) MS Access
9 1 (0.54%) MySQL
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (6.52%) MSTest
1 12 (6.52%) NUnit
2 11 (5.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
4 7 (3.80%) SoapUI
4 7 (3.80%) Visual Studio
5 6 (3.26%) Rational Quality Manager
5 6 (3.26%) Rational Team Concert
6 3 (1.63%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.63%) JIRA
6 3 (1.63%) MSI
7 2 (1.09%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.09%) InstallShield
7 2 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.54%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.54%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.54%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.54%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (8.70%) Finance
2 10 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.72%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.72%) Military
4 3 (1.63%) Back Office
5 2 (1.09%) Banking
5 2 (1.09%) Electronics
5 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (21.20%) Analyst
2 21 (11.41%) Developer
3 16 (8.70%) IT Support
4 15 (8.15%) Architect
4 15 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (8.15%) Support Analyst
5 14 (7.61%) .NET Developer
5 14 (7.61%) Windows Engineer
6 13 (7.07%) IT Engineer
7 12 (6.52%) Support Engineer
7 12 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (5.43%) 1st Line Support
9 9 (4.89%) Deployment Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) C# Developer
10 8 (4.35%) Incident Analyst
10 8 (4.35%) Security Architect
11 7 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.80%) Test Analyst
11 7 (3.80%) Windows Deployment Engineer
12 6 (3.26%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.50%) .NET
2 18 (9.78%) .NET Framework
3 12 (6.52%) WPF
4 11 (5.98%) ASP.NET
4 11 (5.98%) Entity Framework
4 11 (5.98%) LINQ
5 10 (5.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (3.80%) SOAP
6 7 (3.80%) XML
7 6 (3.26%) Ajax
7 6 (3.26%) CSS
7 6 (3.26%) HTML
7 6 (3.26%) jQuery
8 4 (2.17%) Apache Axis
9 3 (1.63%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.63%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (1.63%) React
10 2 (1.09%) Middleware
10 2 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.33%) Management Information System
2 14 (7.61%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (7.07%) NHS
4 10 (5.43%) CESG
5 8 (4.35%) PKI
6 6 (3.26%) AS400
6 6 (3.26%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.72%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.63%) Clustering
8 3 (1.63%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (1.63%) Data Centre
8 3 (1.63%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.54%) iPhone
10 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 66 (35.87%) Windows Server
2 29 (15.76%) Windows 10
3 28 (15.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (14.13%) Linux
4 26 (14.13%) Windows 7
5 16 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (7.61%) Windows XP
7 13 (7.07%) Android
7 13 (7.07%) Apple iOS
8 12 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (5.43%) Unix
10 6 (3.26%) AIX
10 6 (3.26%) OpenVMS
11 5 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.17%) VMS
13 2 (1.09%) Debian
13 2 (1.09%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.54%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.65%) ITIL
2 24 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (10.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (10.33%) Migration
4 16 (8.70%) Risk Management
5 12 (6.52%) Android Development
5 12 (6.52%) iOS Development
5 12 (6.52%) Time Management
5 12 (6.52%) Unit Testing
6 11 (5.98%) MVC
6 11 (5.98%) OOP
7 10 (5.43%) ITIL V3
7 10 (5.43%) Mentoring
7 10 (5.43%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (5.43%) Service Management
7 10 (5.43%) Software Testing
7 10 (5.43%) Test Automation
7 10 (5.43%) Validation
8 9 (4.89%) Coaching
8 9 (4.89%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 48 (26.09%) SQL
2 22 (11.96%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.52%) C#
3 12 (6.52%) XAML
4 9 (4.89%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.63%) Python
6 2 (1.09%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.09%) C
6 2 (1.09%) Groovy
6 2 (1.09%) VB
6 2 (1.09%) VBScript
7 1 (0.54%) ABAP
7 1 (0.54%) Java
7 1 (0.54%) Perl
7 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (17.93%) Security Cleared
2 29 (15.76%) SC Cleared
3 19 (10.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (9.24%) Degree
5 15 (8.15%) MCSE
6 8 (4.35%) HNC
6 8 (4.35%) MCP
7 6 (3.26%) CCNA
7 6 (3.26%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.26%) HND
8 4 (2.17%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.63%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.09%) MCITP
11 1 (0.54%) CCNP
11 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.98%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.98%) XenApp
4 10 (5.43%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.80%) vSphere
6 6 (3.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 5 (2.72%) Docker
8 4 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.17%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.54%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (10.33%) SCCM
2 13 (7.07%) SCOM
3 7 (3.80%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (3.26%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (2.17%) Ansible
6 4 (2.17%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.17%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.17%) vCenter Server
6 4 (2.17%) WSUS
7 3 (1.63%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.09%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.09%) Mesos
8 2 (1.09%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.09%) SCSM
9 1 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.54%) Packer
Vendors
1 89 (48.37%) Microsoft
2 29 (15.76%) VMware
3 20 (10.87%) Citrix
4 18 (9.78%) IBM
5 12 (6.52%) Apple
5 12 (6.52%) Xamarin
6 10 (5.43%) HP
7 8 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.80%) Palo Alto
9 5 (2.72%) Cisco
9 5 (2.72%) Oracle
9 5 (2.72%) Veeam
10 4 (2.17%) McAfee
10 4 (2.17%) Nintex
10 4 (2.17%) Symantec
11 3 (1.63%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.63%) ESRI
11 3 (1.63%) NetApp
12 2 (1.09%) Dell
12 2 (1.09%) Ivanti