Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 10 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 Server
UK > Wales
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 28 58
Rank change year-on-year -16 +30 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 78 76 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.48% 6.34% 3.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.48% 26.48% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 49 29
Wales median daily rate £370 £180 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +105.56% -44.62% -4.41%
10th Percentile £175 £128 £150
90th Percentile £640 £438 £506
UK median daily rate £388 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +10.71% +3.70% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 3
Wales median hourly rate £23.00 £15.78 £12.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.80% +23.34% -57.37%
10th Percentile £15.50 £10.10 £10.56
90th Percentile £66.60 £23.57 £13.76
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £16.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year +54.72% -25.31% +25.00%

Windows Server 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 Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 347 287 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.94% 23.96% 24.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 175 196
Wales median daily rate £395 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -12.50% +13.48%
10th Percentile £182 £130 £158
90th Percentile £533 £475 £556
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 32 45
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.96% +12.00% +7.76%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.28 £10.10
90th Percentile £42.00 £19.88 £45.05
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.29
% change year-on-year -0.03% +7.43% -1.27%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Wales

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Wales

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Wales over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Wales

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Wales

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Wales over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in Wales

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server within the Wales region over the 6 months to 10 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
South Wales -21 65 £403 +109.64% 17
North Wales +2 11 £325 +150.00%
Mid Wales - 1 £125 -
West Wales - 1 £168 -
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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 Wales region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 78 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (58.97%) Active Directory
3 44 (56.41%) Microsoft
4 24 (30.77%) SQL
4 24 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (29.49%) ITIL
6 20 (25.64%) SQL Server
6 20 (25.64%) Firewall
6 20 (25.64%) Security Cleared
7 19 (24.36%) Linux
8 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (21.79%) VMware
8 17 (21.79%) SC Cleared
9 16 (20.51%) PowerShell
10 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 13 (16.67%) Degree
11 13 (16.67%) MCSE
11 13 (16.67%) MS Exchange
12 12 (15.38%) SharePoint
12 12 (15.38%) Citrix
13 11 (14.10%) Windows 10
13 11 (14.10%) NHS
13 11 (14.10%) Management Information System
14 10 (12.82%) CESG
14 10 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (12.82%) Windows 7
14 10 (12.82%) ITIL V3
15 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 13 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 12 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.69%) IIS
4 4 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.54%) Office 365
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.64%) Firewall
2 7 (8.97%) Network Security
2 7 (8.97%) SAN
2 7 (8.97%) VLAN
3 6 (7.69%) DMZ
3 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 5 (6.41%) DNS
4 5 (6.41%) VoIP
4 5 (6.41%) VPN
5 4 (5.13%) DHCP
5 4 (5.13%) VSAN
6 2 (2.56%) FTP
7 1 (1.28%) HTTP
7 1 (1.28%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.28%) LAN
7 1 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.28%) SSL
7 1 (1.28%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.28%) WAN
7 1 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.85%) GIS
5 1 (1.28%) MS Access
5 1 (1.28%) MySQL
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (8.97%) SoapUI
1 7 (8.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.28%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.28%) MSI
3 1 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (6.41%) Finance
1 5 (6.41%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (1.28%) Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Law
4 1 (1.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (15.38%) Analyst
1 12 (15.38%) IT Engineer
2 11 (14.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (12.82%) Architect
3 10 (12.82%) IT Support
4 6 (7.69%) Security Architect
4 6 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) IT Technician
5 5 (6.41%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (5.13%) Hardware Specialist
6 4 (5.13%) IT Support Technician
6 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Support Technician
6 4 (5.13%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) SOAP
1 7 (8.97%) XML
2 4 (5.13%) Apache Axis
3 1 (1.28%) Web Services
3 1 (1.28%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Management Information System
1 11 (14.10%) NHS
2 10 (12.82%) CESG
3 6 (7.69%) N-Tier
3 6 (7.69%) PKI
4 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.85%) Clustering
4 3 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.56%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.28%) AS400
6 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 19 (24.36%) Linux
4 11 (14.10%) Windows 10
5 10 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (12.82%) Windows 7
6 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (8.97%) Unix
8 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.28%) VMS
9 1 (1.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.49%) ITIL
2 14 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (12.82%) ITIL V3
4 9 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.54%) TOGAF
5 8 (10.26%) Migration
6 7 (8.97%) Cryptography
6 7 (8.97%) PRINCE2
6 7 (8.97%) Risk Management
7 6 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (7.69%) MODAF
7 6 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (7.69%) Security Architecture
7 6 (7.69%) Software Testing
7 6 (7.69%) Threat Analysis
8 5 (6.41%) Information Security
8 5 (6.41%) Integration Testing
8 5 (6.41%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (6.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.77%) SQL
2 16 (20.51%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.56%) C
3 2 (2.56%) VB
3 2 (2.56%) VBScript
4 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (21.79%) SC Cleared
3 13 (16.67%) Degree
3 13 (16.67%) MCSE
4 8 (10.26%) HNC
5 6 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
5 6 (7.69%) HND
6 4 (5.13%) CCNA
6 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.85%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.28%) CCNP
9 1 (1.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 46 (58.97%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.97%) XenApp
4 5 (6.41%) vSphere
5 4 (5.13%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.13%) Terminal Services
5 4 (5.13%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.56%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) SCCM
2 5 (6.41%) SCOM
3 4 (5.13%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (5.13%) NetBackup
3 4 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.13%) vCenter Server
3 4 (5.13%) WSUS
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.28%) Ansible
5 1 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.28%) Packer
5 1 (1.28%) Puppet
5 1 (1.28%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.28%) SCSM
5 1 (1.28%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 44 (56.41%) Microsoft
2 17 (21.79%) VMware
3 12 (15.38%) Citrix
4 6 (7.69%) Palo Alto
5 5 (6.41%) HP
6 4 (5.13%) Cisco
6 4 (5.13%) McAfee
6 4 (5.13%) Nintex
6 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.13%) Symantec
7 3 (3.85%) ESRI
8 2 (2.56%) Aruba
8 2 (2.56%) NETGEAR
9 1 (1.28%) Acronis
9 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.28%) Dell
9 1 (1.28%) IBM
9 1 (1.28%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.28%) NetApp
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle