Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 5 19
Rank change year-on-year 0 +14 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows 171 192 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 17.45% 16.80% 10.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.77% 73.00% 53.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 110 100
South Wales median daily rate £250 £370 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.43% +8.03% +24.55%
10th Percentile £124 £134 £196
90th Percentile £400 £550 £438
Wales median daily rate £225 £375 £338
% change year-on-year -40.00% +11.11% +22.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 22
South Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -10.71% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.72 £10.28
90th Percentile £20.36 £61.25 £22.00
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £11.60
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.76% -14.07%

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 235 263 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 23.98% 23.01% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 154 193
South Wales median daily rate £325 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +6.90% +11.54%
10th Percentile £130 £147 £263
90th Percentile £475 £550 £475
Wales median daily rate £350 £400 £363
% change year-on-year -12.50% +10.34% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 22
South Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -10.71% +12.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.72 £10.28
90th Percentile £20.36 £61.25 £22.00
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £11.60
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.76% -15.24%

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 17 November 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 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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 0 116 £300 -7.69% 11
Newport +2 25 £204 -45.30% 8
Torfaen -1 3 £130 -
Monmouthshire - 3 £185 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff 0 2 £400 -
Caerphilly -5 2 £313 -
Merthyr Tydfil - 2 £160 -
Bridgend +3 1 £425 -24.44%
Blaenau Gwent - 1 - -
Windows
Wales

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 78 (45.61%) Active Directory
2 65 (38.01%) Microsoft
3 63 (36.84%) Windows Server
4 58 (33.92%) ITIL
5 47 (27.49%) Windows 7
6 38 (22.22%) Windows 10
6 38 (22.22%) VMware
7 36 (21.05%) SQL
7 36 (21.05%) Citrix
8 32 (18.71%) MS Exchange
9 30 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (16.37%) Hyper-V
11 26 (15.20%) NHS
12 25 (14.62%) Security Cleared
13 24 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
13 24 (14.04%) Microsoft Office
14 23 (13.45%) Oracle
14 23 (13.45%) SCCM
15 22 (12.87%) Degree
15 22 (12.87%) .NET
16 20 (11.70%) SQL Server
16 20 (11.70%) Visual Studio
16 20 (11.70%) C#
16 20 (11.70%) SC Cleared
16 20 (11.70%) Team Foundation Server
16 20 (11.70%) Office 365
16 20 (11.70%) Relational Database
17 19 (11.11%) PRINCE2
17 19 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
18 18 (10.53%) TCP/IP

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 32 (18.71%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.85%) IIS
3 8 (4.68%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.92%) IBM Notes
4 5 (2.92%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.17%) Apache
6 2 (1.17%) Confluence
6 2 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.17%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.58%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 24 (14.04%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.43%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.70%) Office 365
2 10 (5.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 13 (7.60%) Firewall
3 12 (7.02%) LAN
4 11 (6.43%) Remote Desktop
4 11 (6.43%) WAN
5 9 (5.26%) DNS
6 8 (4.68%) DHCP
6 8 (4.68%) VSAN
7 7 (4.09%) VLAN
8 6 (3.51%) POP3
8 6 (3.51%) SAN
8 6 (3.51%) SMTP
9 5 (2.92%) VPN
10 4 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (2.34%) Internet
10 4 (2.34%) NetScaler
10 4 (2.34%) Skype
11 3 (1.75%) Wireless
12 2 (1.17%) BIG-IP
12 2 (1.17%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.70%) Relational Database
1 20 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.53%) RDBMS
3 16 (9.36%) Oracle Database
4 15 (8.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (7.60%) Oracle9i Database
6 8 (4.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.75%) MySQL
8 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.17%) Big Data
9 2 (1.17%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.17%) HBase
9 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 20 (11.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 20 (11.70%) Visual Studio
2 13 (7.60%) Oracle Forms
3 11 (6.43%) MSBuild
4 4 (2.34%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.17%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.17%) JIRA
5 2 (1.17%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.17%) NuGet
5 2 (1.17%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.17%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.17%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.58%) MSI
6 1 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.58%) Subversion
6 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (5.26%) Legal
2 4 (2.34%) Finance
3 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.58%) Back Office
5 1 (0.58%) Military
5 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.58%) Publishing
5 1 (0.58%) Retail
5 1 (0.58%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 32 (18.71%) Support Engineer
2 22 (12.87%) Analyst
3 21 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 18 (10.53%) Developer
6 14 (8.19%) .NET Developer
6 14 (8.19%) IT Technician
7 13 (7.60%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (7.60%) IT Support
8 12 (7.02%) Service Analyst
8 12 (7.02%) Service Desk Analyst
9 10 (5.85%) Support Technician
10 9 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (5.26%) IT Support Technician
10 9 (5.26%) Technical Support
11 8 (4.68%) Migration Engineer
11 8 (4.68%) Network Engineer
11 8 (4.68%) Technical Engineer
11 8 (4.68%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (12.87%) .NET
2 17 (9.94%) .NET Framework
2 17 (9.94%) Entity Framework
2 17 (9.94%) LINQ
3 16 (9.36%) WCF
4 13 (7.60%) Code First Entity Framework
4 13 (7.60%) WinForms
5 5 (2.92%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.92%) jQuery
5 5 (2.92%) SOAP
5 5 (2.92%) Web Services
6 4 (2.34%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.17%) CGI
7 2 (1.17%) Kafka
7 2 (1.17%) XML
8 1 (0.58%) Ajax
8 1 (0.58%) CSS
8 1 (0.58%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.20%) NHS
2 15 (8.77%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.51%) Clustering
3 6 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.34%) iPhone
5 3 (1.75%) CESG
5 3 (1.75%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (1.75%) FMCG
5 3 (1.75%) iPad
5 3 (1.75%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.17%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.17%) CMDB
6 2 (1.17%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.17%) LIMS
6 2 (1.17%) PDA
6 2 (1.17%) User Experience
6 2 (1.17%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (36.84%) Windows Server
2 47 (27.49%) Windows 7
3 38 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 30 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (8.77%) Linux
6 10 (5.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.51%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.92%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.17%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.58%) AIX
11 1 (0.58%) CentOS
11 1 (0.58%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (33.92%) ITIL
2 19 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 17 (9.94%) Migration
3 17 (9.94%) OOP
3 17 (9.94%) Service Management
3 17 (9.94%) Unit Testing
4 16 (9.36%) Test Automation
5 13 (7.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (7.60%) UML
6 11 (6.43%) Informatics
6 11 (6.43%) ITSM
6 11 (6.43%) Scrum
7 10 (5.85%) Service Delivery
7 10 (5.85%) Software Engineering
8 9 (5.26%) Information Governance
9 8 (4.68%) MVVM
9 8 (4.68%) Release Management
10 7 (4.09%) Incident Management
10 7 (4.09%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 36 (21.05%) SQL
2 20 (11.70%) C#
3 13 (7.60%) PL/SQL
4 10 (5.85%) PowerShell
5 7 (4.09%) C++
6 5 (2.92%) C
7 3 (1.75%) Java
7 3 (1.75%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.75%) VB
7 3 (1.75%) VB6
8 2 (1.17%) Python
8 2 (1.17%) VBScript
9 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (14.62%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.87%) Degree
3 20 (11.70%) SC Cleared
4 17 (9.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 14 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (5.85%) MCSE
7 9 (5.26%) ISEB
8 7 (4.09%) CCNA
9 6 (3.51%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (2.92%) CCA
10 5 (2.92%) CCAA
10 5 (2.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (1.75%) CCNP
11 3 (1.75%) CESG Certified Professional
11 3 (1.75%) CISMP
11 3 (1.75%) CISSP
11 3 (1.75%) MCSA
12 2 (1.17%) MCITP
12 2 (1.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.51%) SLA
2 2 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.17%) QA
System Software
1 78 (45.61%) Active Directory
2 28 (16.37%) Hyper-V
3 24 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (10.53%) XenApp
5 9 (5.26%) vSphere
6 7 (4.09%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.75%) Docker
9 3 (1.75%) XenServer
10 2 (1.17%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.17%) iptables
10 2 (1.17%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (13.45%) SCCM
2 15 (8.77%) NetBackup
3 13 (7.60%) SCOM
4 9 (5.26%) Backup Exec
5 7 (4.09%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (2.92%) WSUS
8 3 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.75%) QRadar
8 3 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (1.75%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.17%) BMC Marimba
9 2 (1.17%) Puppet
9 2 (1.17%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.58%) Nagios
10 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 65 (38.01%) Microsoft
2 38 (22.22%) VMware
3 36 (21.05%) Citrix
4 23 (13.45%) Oracle
5 17 (9.94%) HP
6 14 (8.19%) Cisco
7 10 (5.85%) Symantec
8 9 (5.26%) McAfee
9 6 (3.51%) Veritas
10 5 (2.92%) Lotus
10 5 (2.92%) Remedy
10 5 (2.92%) SAP
11 4 (2.34%) IBM
12 3 (1.75%) Altiris
12 3 (1.75%) arcserve
12 3 (1.75%) ArcSight
12 3 (1.75%) Intel
12 3 (1.75%) Juniper
12 3 (1.75%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.75%) Splunk