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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 5 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4  
Contract jobs citing Windows 68 114 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 12.12% 19.59% 15.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.65% 55.07% 74.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 62 40
Median daily rate £323 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £140 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £458 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £340 £320
% change year-on-year +1.47% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.23% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £17.65 £19.53
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year -6.45% +5.08%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 114 207 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 20.32% 35.57% 20.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 136 57
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £414 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 8
Median hourly rate £19.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £20.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Windows as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +2 34 £369 +40.47% 8
Caerphilly -1 12 £170 - 1
Bridgend +2 10 £425 - 1
Newport -14 1 - - 3
Windows
Wales

Windows
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Windows.

1 60 (41.96%) Active Directory
2 52 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 51 (35.66%) Microsoft
4 38 (26.57%) Windows Server
5 35 (24.48%) Cisco
6 32 (22.38%) ITIL
7 31 (21.68%) VMware
8 30 (20.98%) MS Office
9 26 (18.18%) MS Excel
9 26 (18.18%) Security Cleared
10 25 (17.48%) SC Cleared
11 24 (16.78%) Firewall
12 23 (16.08%) Linux
13 20 (13.99%) MS Exchange
13 20 (13.99%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (13.99%) CCNA
14 19 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (11.89%) SQL
15 17 (11.89%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (11.19%) SQL Server
17 15 (10.49%) Software Engineering
17 15 (10.49%) Oracle
17 15 (10.49%) Citrix
18 14 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (9.79%) iPhone
19 13 (9.09%) HP
19 13 (9.09%) C++
20 12 (8.39%) Internet
20 12 (8.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
21 11 (7.69%) iPad

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 20 (13.99%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.80%) PowerExchange
2 4 (2.80%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (1.40%) Tornado
4 1 (0.70%) Apache
4 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.70%) Confluence
4 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.70%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (20.98%) MS Office
2 26 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) assyst
1 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.10%) Office 365
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.78%) Firewall
2 12 (8.39%) Internet
3 7 (4.90%) Bluetooth
3 7 (4.90%) SAN
3 7 (4.90%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.90%) Wireless
4 6 (4.20%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.80%) iSCSI
5 4 (2.80%) LAN
6 3 (2.10%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.10%) DNS
6 3 (2.10%) SSH
6 3 (2.10%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (2.10%) VoIP
7 2 (1.40%) ADSL
7 2 (1.40%) DHCP
7 2 (1.40%) Extranet
7 2 (1.40%) Intranet
7 2 (1.40%) SNMP
7 2 (1.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.59%) MySQL
3 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.40%) PowerCenter
6 2 (1.40%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.40%) SQLite
7 1 (0.70%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.70%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Jenkins
2 6 (4.20%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.50%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.80%) Android Studio
4 4 (2.80%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.10%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.40%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.40%) JBehave
6 2 (1.40%) JUnit
6 2 (1.40%) Selenium
7 1 (0.70%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.70%) JIRA
7 1 (0.70%) MSI
7 1 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (3.50%) Finance
2 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.40%) Banking
3 2 (1.40%) Local Government
3 2 (1.40%) Military
3 2 (1.40%) Publishing
3 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (16.78%) Analyst
2 23 (16.08%) Support Engineer
3 18 (12.59%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (11.19%) Service Analyst
4 16 (11.19%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (10.49%) Software Engineer
6 13 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 13 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
7 11 (7.69%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (7.69%) Network Engineer
7 11 (7.69%) Technical Support
8 10 (6.99%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 10 (6.99%) Developer
9 9 (6.29%) Technical Support Engineer
10 8 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.90%) Consultant
11 7 (4.90%) IT Support
12 6 (4.20%) Desktop Support
12 6 (4.20%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.80%) .NET
2 3 (2.10%) XML
3 2 (1.40%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.40%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (1.40%) CSS
3 2 (1.40%) Dropwizard
3 2 (1.40%) Flask
3 2 (1.40%) HTML
3 2 (1.40%) JSON
3 2 (1.40%) Middleware
3 2 (1.40%) OAuth
3 2 (1.40%) ZeroMQ
4 1 (0.70%) MCollective
4 1 (0.70%) OCX
4 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.79%) iPhone
2 11 (7.69%) iPad
3 6 (4.20%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.10%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.40%) Clustering
5 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.40%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.40%) Life Science
6 1 (0.70%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.70%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.70%) Fintech
6 1 (0.70%) iSeries
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.70%) NHS
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Exalogic
6 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 52 (36.36%) Windows 7
2 38 (26.57%) Windows Server
3 23 (16.08%) Linux
4 19 (13.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (11.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.99%) Android
6 10 (6.99%) Windows 8
7 7 (4.90%) AIX
8 5 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.10%) Unix
9 3 (2.10%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.40%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.38%) ITIL
2 15 (10.49%) Software Engineering
3 8 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (5.59%) Network Management
4 7 (4.90%) Android Development
4 7 (4.90%) Coaching
4 7 (4.90%) DevOps
4 7 (4.90%) UML
4 7 (4.90%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (3.50%) Change Control
5 5 (3.50%) Regression Testing
6 4 (2.80%) Change Data Capture
6 4 (2.80%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (2.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (2.80%) Human Factors
6 4 (2.80%) Incident Management
6 4 (2.80%) Use Case
7 3 (2.10%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (2.10%) Information Security
7 3 (2.10%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.89%) SQL
2 13 (9.09%) C++
3 9 (6.29%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.50%) C
5 4 (2.80%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.10%) C#
6 3 (2.10%) Embedded C
6 3 (2.10%) Python
7 2 (1.40%) Java
7 2 (1.40%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.40%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.40%) VBScript
8 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 25 (17.48%) SC Cleared
3 20 (13.99%) CCNA
3 20 (13.99%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (8.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (4.90%) MCITP
7 6 (4.20%) MCDBA
8 2 (1.40%) CISM
8 2 (1.40%) CISSP
8 2 (1.40%) Degree
8 2 (1.40%) GIAC
8 2 (1.40%) MCSE
9 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.70%) CCNP
9 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.70%) MCP
9 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.10%) JTAG
2 3 (2.10%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.40%) QA
4 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (41.96%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.90%) Firmware
4 5 (3.50%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (3.50%) ProxySG
5 4 (2.80%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.10%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.40%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.40%) vSphere
8 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.70%) pfSense
8 1 (0.70%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.70%) Snort
8 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (7.69%) Tivoli
1 11 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 10 (6.99%) HP Data Protector
3 6 (4.20%) SCCM
4 5 (3.50%) Puppet
5 4 (2.80%) Ansible
5 4 (2.80%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.10%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.40%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.70%) Nessus
8 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.70%) Packer
8 1 (0.70%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.70%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (35.66%) Microsoft
2 35 (24.48%) Cisco
3 31 (21.68%) VMware
4 15 (10.49%) Citrix
4 15 (10.49%) Oracle
5 13 (9.09%) HP
6 6 (4.20%) Blue Coat
6 6 (4.20%) Intel Security
6 6 (4.20%) Red Hat
6 6 (4.20%) RedGate
7 5 (3.50%) Apple
7 5 (3.50%) F5
7 5 (3.50%) Fortinet
8 4 (2.80%) Informatica
8 4 (2.80%) Rackspace
8 4 (2.80%) Teradata
9 3 (2.10%) Avaya
9 3 (2.10%) Kofax
10 2 (1.40%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.40%) Hitachi
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