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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 3 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10  
Contract jobs citing Windows 89 110 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 16.82% 22.77% 11.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.96% 74.83% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 58 43
Median daily rate £350 £314 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.55% -1.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £124 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 13
Median hourly rate £13.75 £13.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +1.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.88 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.15 £20.40 £19.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.39% +5.64%  

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 137 147 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.90% 30.43% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 87 98
Median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £125 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 13
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.75 £12.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.88 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £20.40 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 24 June 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 63 £344 +25.09% 7
Newport -13 6 £310 -16.21% 3
Bridgend -1 3 £406 -9.72%
Caerphilly -3 3 £175 - 1
Monmouthshire 0 2 £150 +7.14%
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £400 - 1
Windows
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 65 (41.40%) Microsoft
2 51 (32.48%) Active Directory
3 39 (24.84%) ITIL
3 39 (24.84%) Windows Server
4 34 (21.66%) Windows 7
5 31 (19.75%) VMware
6 30 (19.11%) Cisco
7 29 (18.47%) Visual Studio
8 28 (17.83%) UML
8 28 (17.83%) MS Exchange
9 27 (17.20%) SQL
9 27 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (17.20%) Software Engineering
10 26 (16.56%) Unit Testing
11 25 (15.92%) Cisco Certification
11 25 (15.92%) CCNA
12 24 (15.29%) .NET
12 24 (15.29%) Citrix
13 23 (14.65%) C#
13 23 (14.65%) Firewall
13 23 (14.65%) Security Cleared
14 22 (14.01%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (14.01%) Relational Database
14 22 (14.01%) RDBMS
15 20 (12.74%) C++
15 20 (12.74%) Oracle
15 20 (12.74%) OOP
15 20 (12.74%) .NET Framework
15 20 (12.74%) LINQ
15 20 (12.74%) Entity Framework

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 28 (17.83%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.91%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.27%) Tornado
4 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.64%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 9 (5.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.55%) Office 365
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.65%) Firewall
2 14 (8.92%) Internet
3 12 (7.64%) LAN
4 10 (6.37%) WAN
5 8 (5.10%) Bluetooth
6 7 (4.46%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.46%) Wireless
7 6 (3.82%) POP3
7 6 (3.82%) SAN
7 6 (3.82%) SMTP
8 3 (1.91%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.91%) Skype
8 3 (1.91%) SSH
9 2 (1.27%) ADSL
9 2 (1.27%) DNS
9 2 (1.27%) IPv6
9 2 (1.27%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.27%) NAS
9 2 (1.27%) Network Security
9 2 (1.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.01%) RDBMS
1 22 (14.01%) Relational Database
2 16 (10.19%) Oracle Database
3 15 (9.55%) Oracle Database 11g
3 15 (9.55%) Oracle9i Database
4 12 (7.64%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.27%) Big Data
6 2 (1.27%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.27%) HBase
6 2 (1.27%) MySQL
6 2 (1.27%) SQLite
7 1 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (18.47%) Visual Studio
2 22 (14.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (9.55%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (7.64%) MSBuild
5 9 (5.73%) Git (software)
6 7 (4.46%) Jenkins
7 5 (3.18%) Android Studio
7 5 (3.18%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.27%) Subversion
9 1 (0.64%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.64%) MSI
9 1 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.64%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (3.18%) Legal
2 3 (1.91%) Finance
3 2 (1.27%) Marketing
3 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.64%) Back Office
4 1 (0.64%) Banking
4 1 (0.64%) Local Government
4 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (17.20%) Developer
1 27 (17.20%) Support Engineer
2 23 (14.65%) Software Engineer
3 17 (10.83%) .NET Developer
4 16 (10.19%) Analyst
5 15 (9.55%) Technical Engineer
6 14 (8.92%) Network Engineer
7 12 (7.64%) Technical Support
7 12 (7.64%) Technical Support Engineer
8 11 (7.01%) Service Analyst
8 11 (7.01%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (5.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.10%) Network Support
10 8 (5.10%) Network Support Engineer
10 8 (5.10%) Server Engineer
11 7 (4.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 7 (4.46%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.46%) Service Desk Engineer
11 7 (4.46%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.46%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (15.29%) .NET
2 20 (12.74%) .NET Framework
2 20 (12.74%) Entity Framework
2 20 (12.74%) LINQ
3 19 (12.10%) WCF
4 15 (9.55%) Code First Entity Framework
4 15 (9.55%) WinForms
5 8 (5.10%) Web Services
6 7 (4.46%) ASP.NET
6 7 (4.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 7 (4.46%) jQuery
7 6 (3.82%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.82%) SOAP
8 2 (1.27%) CSS
8 2 (1.27%) CSS3
8 2 (1.27%) Flask
8 2 (1.27%) HTML
8 2 (1.27%) Kafka
8 2 (1.27%) OAuth
8 2 (1.27%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.64%) NHS
2 9 (5.73%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.55%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.91%) iPhone
5 2 (1.27%) Handset
5 2 (1.27%) Life Science
5 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.64%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.64%) Clustering
6 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.64%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.64%) Fintech
6 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.64%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.84%) Windows Server
2 34 (21.66%) Windows 7
3 16 (10.19%) Windows 10
4 13 (8.28%) Linux
5 12 (7.64%) Android
6 10 (6.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.37%) Windows XP
7 8 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (3.82%) AIX
8 6 (3.82%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.64%) Solaris
9 1 (0.64%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (24.84%) ITIL
2 28 (17.83%) UML
3 27 (17.20%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (17.20%) Software Engineering
4 26 (16.56%) Unit Testing
5 20 (12.74%) OOP
6 15 (9.55%) Informatics
7 14 (8.92%) Scrum
8 13 (8.28%) Test Automation
9 9 (5.73%) Android Development
9 9 (5.73%) Human Factors
9 9 (5.73%) Use Case
10 8 (5.10%) Coaching
10 8 (5.10%) Migration
10 8 (5.10%) MVVM
11 7 (4.46%) ITSM
11 7 (4.46%) MVC
11 7 (4.46%) PRINCE2
11 7 (4.46%) SDLC
12 6 (3.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.20%) SQL
2 23 (14.65%) C#
3 20 (12.74%) C++
4 16 (10.19%) PL/SQL
5 8 (5.10%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.18%) C
7 4 (2.55%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.55%) Python
8 3 (1.91%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.27%) VBScript
10 1 (0.64%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.64%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.64%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (15.92%) CCNA
1 25 (15.92%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (14.65%) Security Cleared
3 19 (12.10%) SC Cleared
4 18 (11.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 15 (9.55%) Degree
6 9 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.82%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (3.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (3.18%) CCA
8 5 (3.18%) CCAA
8 5 (3.18%) ISEB
9 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.27%) ISTQB
9 2 (1.27%) MCSE
10 1 (0.64%) CCENT
10 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.64%) MOS
10 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (1.91%) JTAG
2 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.64%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (32.48%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.73%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.46%) Firmware
5 5 (3.18%) XenApp
6 4 (2.55%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.91%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.91%) XenServer
8 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.64%) pfSense
9 1 (0.64%) Snort
9 1 (0.64%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (8.28%) HP Data Protector
1 13 (8.28%) Tivoli
1 13 (8.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (3.82%) Puppet
2 6 (3.82%) SCCM
3 3 (1.91%) Ansible
3 3 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.64%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.64%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.64%) ThinApp
4 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (41.40%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.75%) VMware
3 30 (19.11%) Cisco
4 24 (15.29%) Citrix
5 20 (12.74%) Oracle
6 15 (9.55%) HP
7 6 (3.82%) McAfee
8 5 (3.18%) Blue Coat
9 4 (2.55%) F5
9 4 (2.55%) Fortinet
9 4 (2.55%) Rackspace
10 3 (1.91%) Kofax
10 3 (1.91%) Remedy
11 2 (1.27%) Apple
11 2 (1.27%) Clearswift
11 2 (1.27%) Cloudera
11 2 (1.27%) NetApp
11 2 (1.27%) Samsung
11 2 (1.27%) SAP
11 2 (1.27%) Symantec
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CPS Group Limited
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