Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 19 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 6 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 185 252 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.69% 17.95% 11.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 67.77% 73.26% 54.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 139 120
Wales median daily rate £195 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.00% +11.11% +22.73%
10th Percentile £113 £135 £199
90th Percentile £400 £594 £438
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.45% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 47 41
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £11.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +7.76% -10.77%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.15 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.00 £37.40 £22.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +6.67% -4.76% +5.00%

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 Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 273 344 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 23.16% 24.50% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 195 243
Wales median daily rate £325 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +12.68% +9.23%
10th Percentile £130 £157 £263
90th Percentile £482 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 47 41
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £11.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +7.76% -12.45%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.15 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.00 £37.40 £22.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +4.93%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Wales

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in Wales

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Wales over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in Wales

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in Wales

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Wales over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows in Wales

Windows
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 within the Wales region over the 6 months to 19 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
South Wales 0 158 £200 -45.39% 18
North Wales +1 18 £130 -65.33%
West Wales -22 3 £400 -28.89%
Mid Wales -1 2 £88 -68.89%
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 Wales region with a requirement for Windows.

1 89 (48.11%) Active Directory
2 73 (39.46%) Windows Server
3 69 (37.30%) Microsoft
4 62 (33.51%) ITIL
5 57 (30.81%) Windows 7
6 45 (24.32%) Windows 10
7 40 (21.62%) MS Exchange
7 40 (21.62%) Citrix
7 40 (21.62%) VMware
8 32 (17.30%) Microsoft Office
8 32 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (17.30%) Security Cleared
9 29 (15.68%) SCCM
10 28 (15.14%) Hyper-V
11 26 (14.05%) SC Cleared
11 26 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (14.05%) SQL
12 24 (12.97%) PRINCE2
12 24 (12.97%) Degree
12 24 (12.97%) Office 365
13 23 (12.43%) NHS
14 20 (10.81%) SQL Server
15 19 (10.27%) Migration
15 19 (10.27%) TCP/IP
15 19 (10.27%) HP
15 19 (10.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 18 (9.73%) XenApp
17 17 (9.19%) Linux
17 17 (9.19%) Service Management
18 16 (8.65%) Management Information System

Windows
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 40 (21.62%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.49%) IIS
3 10 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.32%) IBM Notes
4 8 (4.32%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.08%) Apache
6 2 (1.08%) Confluence
6 2 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.08%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.08%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.08%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.54%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 32 (17.30%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (7.57%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.97%) Office 365
2 10 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.08%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.27%) TCP/IP
2 13 (7.03%) Firewall
3 12 (6.49%) LAN
4 11 (5.95%) Remote Desktop
4 11 (5.95%) WAN
5 10 (5.41%) DNS
5 10 (5.41%) VLAN
5 10 (5.41%) VSAN
6 9 (4.86%) DHCP
7 8 (4.32%) VPN
8 6 (3.24%) POP3
8 6 (3.24%) SAN
8 6 (3.24%) SMTP
9 5 (2.70%) Skype
10 4 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (2.16%) Internet
10 4 (2.16%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.62%) Wireless
12 2 (1.08%) BIG-IP
12 2 (1.08%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (4.32%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.32%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (3.24%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.70%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.62%) MySQL
8 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (1.08%) Big Data
9 2 (1.08%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.08%) HBase
9 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.54%) Clusterpoint
10 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (4.32%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.16%) MSBuild
4 2 (1.08%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.08%) HP UFT
4 2 (1.08%) JBehave
4 2 (1.08%) JIRA
4 2 (1.08%) JUnit
4 2 (1.08%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.08%) MSI
4 2 (1.08%) NuGet
4 2 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.08%) Selenium
4 2 (1.08%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.08%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.54%) Subversion
5 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (5.41%) Legal
2 7 (3.78%) Finance
3 4 (2.16%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.62%) Romanian Language
5 2 (1.08%) Advertising
5 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.54%) Military
6 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.54%) Publishing
6 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 25 (13.51%) Analyst
3 23 (12.43%) Desktop Support
4 20 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (10.27%) IT Support
6 18 (9.73%) IT Technician
7 14 (7.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (7.57%) Support Technician
8 13 (7.03%) IT Support Technician
8 13 (7.03%) Service Analyst
8 13 (7.03%) Service Desk Analyst
9 10 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (4.86%) 1st Line Support
10 9 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (4.86%) Developer
10 9 (4.86%) Network Engineer
10 9 (4.86%) Technical Support
11 8 (4.32%) Architect
11 8 (4.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (4.32%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.41%) .NET
2 5 (2.70%) .NET Framework
2 5 (2.70%) Code First Entity Framework
2 5 (2.70%) Entity Framework
2 5 (2.70%) LINQ
2 5 (2.70%) WCF
2 5 (2.70%) WinForms
3 4 (2.16%) XML
4 3 (1.62%) CSS
4 3 (1.62%) HTML
5 2 (1.08%) CGI
5 2 (1.08%) Dropwizard
5 2 (1.08%) JSON
5 2 (1.08%) Kafka
6 1 (0.54%) Ajax
6 1 (0.54%) Angular 2
6 1 (0.54%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.54%) jQuery
6 1 (0.54%) SOAP
6 1 (0.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.43%) NHS
2 16 (8.65%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.24%) Clustering
4 6 (3.24%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.16%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.16%) iPhone
6 3 (1.62%) CESG
6 3 (1.62%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.62%) FMCG
6 3 (1.62%) iPad
6 3 (1.62%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.08%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.08%) CMDB
7 2 (1.08%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.08%) LIMS
7 2 (1.08%) PDA
7 2 (1.08%) User Experience
7 2 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 73 (39.46%) Windows Server
2 57 (30.81%) Windows 7
3 45 (24.32%) Windows 10
4 32 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (9.19%) Linux
6 11 (5.95%) Windows XP
7 10 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (4.32%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.08%) Unix
12 1 (0.54%) AIX
12 1 (0.54%) CentOS
12 1 (0.54%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (33.51%) ITIL
2 24 (12.97%) PRINCE2
3 19 (10.27%) Migration
4 17 (9.19%) Service Management
5 15 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (7.57%) Test Automation
7 12 (6.49%) Service Delivery
7 12 (6.49%) Software Engineering
8 11 (5.95%) ITSM
8 11 (5.95%) Project Management
9 10 (5.41%) Information Governance
10 9 (4.86%) Defect Management
11 8 (4.32%) Release Management
12 7 (3.78%) Configuration Management
12 7 (3.78%) Incident Management
12 7 (3.78%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (3.78%) SIEM
12 7 (3.78%) Test Management
12 7 (3.78%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 26 (14.05%) SQL
2 10 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 8 (4.32%) C#
4 7 (3.78%) C++
5 6 (3.24%) C
6 5 (2.70%) Java
6 5 (2.70%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.62%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.62%) VB
7 3 (1.62%) VB6
8 2 (1.08%) Python
8 2 (1.08%) VBScript
9 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (17.30%) Security Cleared
2 26 (14.05%) SC Cleared
3 24 (12.97%) Degree
4 19 (10.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 16 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (5.95%) MCSE
7 10 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (4.86%) ISEB
9 7 (3.78%) CCNA
10 6 (3.24%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (2.70%) CCA
11 5 (2.70%) CCAA
11 5 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.62%) CCNP
12 3 (1.62%) CESG Certified Professional
12 3 (1.62%) CISMP
12 3 (1.62%) CISSP
12 3 (1.62%) MCITP
12 3 (1.62%) MCSA
13 2 (1.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.86%) SLA
2 4 (2.16%) QA
3 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 89 (48.11%) Active Directory
2 28 (15.14%) Hyper-V
3 26 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (9.73%) XenApp
5 11 (5.95%) vSphere
6 9 (4.86%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.62%) Docker
9 3 (1.62%) XenServer
10 2 (1.08%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.08%) iptables
10 2 (1.08%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (15.68%) SCCM
2 15 (8.11%) NetBackup
2 15 (8.11%) SCOM
3 9 (4.86%) Backup Exec
3 9 (4.86%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (3.24%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.70%) WSUS
6 3 (1.62%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.62%) QRadar
6 3 (1.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.62%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.08%) BMC Marimba
7 2 (1.08%) Puppet
7 2 (1.08%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.54%) Nagios
8 1 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 69 (37.30%) Microsoft
2 40 (21.62%) Citrix
2 40 (21.62%) VMware
3 19 (10.27%) HP
4 15 (8.11%) Oracle
5 14 (7.57%) Cisco
6 10 (5.41%) Symantec
7 9 (4.86%) McAfee
8 8 (4.32%) Lotus
9 6 (3.24%) Veritas
10 5 (2.70%) Remedy
10 5 (2.70%) SAP
11 4 (2.16%) IBM
12 3 (1.62%) Altiris
12 3 (1.62%) arcserve
12 3 (1.62%) ArcSight
12 3 (1.62%) Intel
12 3 (1.62%) Juniper
12 3 (1.62%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.62%) Splunk