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 3 months to 30 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 5 10
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5  
Contract jobs citing Windows 73 129 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 10.24% 19.72% 14.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.34% 56.33% 72.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 73 55
Median daily rate £325 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £320
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 23
Median hourly rate £14.88 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.42% -3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £16.90 £17.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.38 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.72% +3.56%  

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 Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 161 229 148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 22.58% 35.02% 20.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 149 78
Median daily rate £418 £350 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.28% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £426 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 23
Median hourly rate £15.88 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.11% -1.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £20.00 £17.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 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
South Wales -3 66 £325 +8.33% 15
West Wales -13 4 - -
North Wales +6 1 - -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Wales region with a requirement for Windows.

1 70 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 68 (37.36%) Microsoft
3 57 (31.32%) Windows 7
4 44 (24.18%) Linux
5 43 (23.63%) Windows Server
6 42 (23.08%) VMware
7 40 (21.98%) Security Cleared
8 39 (21.43%) Cisco
9 38 (20.88%) SC Cleared
10 37 (20.33%) MS Office
11 35 (19.23%) ITIL
12 32 (17.58%) SQL
13 30 (16.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 29 (15.93%) MS Exchange
14 29 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
15 28 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (14.84%) MS Excel
17 26 (14.29%) SQL Server
17 26 (14.29%) Firewall
18 24 (13.19%) WebLogic
19 23 (12.64%) Unix
20 20 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
20 20 (10.99%) CCNA
21 19 (10.44%) XML
21 19 (10.44%) Oracle
21 19 (10.44%) Citrix
22 17 (9.34%) HTML
22 17 (9.34%) CSS
22 17 (9.34%) Tivoli
22 17 (9.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager

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 29 (15.93%) MS Exchange
2 24 (13.19%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.85%) Apache
3 7 (3.85%) Confluence
4 3 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.10%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.10%) Tornado
6 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.55%) IIS
Applications
1 37 (20.33%) MS Office
2 27 (14.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.55%) assyst
2 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.20%) Office 365
4 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.29%) Firewall
2 12 (6.59%) Internet
3 9 (4.95%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.40%) Wireless
5 7 (3.85%) Bluetooth
5 7 (3.85%) SAN
5 7 (3.85%) VoIP
6 6 (3.30%) Network Security
6 6 (3.30%) VPN
6 6 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (2.75%) DNS
7 5 (2.75%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (2.20%) LAN
8 4 (2.20%) SNMP
8 4 (2.20%) SSH
9 3 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.65%) DHCP
9 3 (1.65%) IPv6
9 3 (1.65%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.49%) MySQL
3 8 (4.40%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.10%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.10%) SQLite
7 1 (0.55%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 16 (8.79%) Cucumber
1 16 (8.79%) Selenium
2 15 (8.24%) JBehave
2 15 (8.24%) JUnit
3 13 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.85%) JIRA
4 7 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (3.85%) Visual Studio
5 6 (3.30%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.20%) Android Studio
6 4 (2.20%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.55%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.55%) MSI
8 1 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (4.40%) Finance
2 6 (3.30%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.20%) Local Government
5 3 (1.65%) Electronics
5 3 (1.65%) Marketing
6 2 (1.10%) Banking
6 2 (1.10%) Military
6 2 (1.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (15.93%) Support Engineer
2 25 (13.74%) Analyst
2 25 (13.74%) Developer
3 24 (13.19%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (8.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 16 (8.79%) Java Developer
4 16 (8.79%) Service Analyst
4 16 (8.79%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (8.24%) Software Engineer
6 13 (7.14%) Network Engineer
6 13 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
7 12 (6.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 12 (6.59%) IT Support
8 11 (6.04%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (6.04%) Technical Support
9 10 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.95%) Technical Support Engineer
11 8 (4.40%) Architect
11 8 (4.40%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.44%) XML
2 17 (9.34%) CSS
2 17 (9.34%) HTML
3 16 (8.79%) Dropwizard
3 16 (8.79%) JSON
4 7 (3.85%) MCollective
5 6 (3.30%) .NET
5 6 (3.30%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 2 (1.10%) Flask
6 2 (1.10%) Middleware
6 2 (1.10%) OAuth
6 2 (1.10%) ZeroMQ
7 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.55%) MvvmCross
7 1 (0.55%) OCX
7 1 (0.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.24%) iPhone
2 14 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.14%) iPad
4 8 (4.40%) Clustering
5 6 (3.30%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.30%) PKI
6 3 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.65%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.10%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.10%) Life Science
7 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.55%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.55%) Fintech
8 1 (0.55%) iSeries
8 1 (0.55%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.55%) NHS
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Exalogic
8 1 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 57 (31.32%) Windows 7
2 44 (24.18%) Linux
3 43 (23.63%) Windows Server
4 30 (16.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (12.64%) Unix
7 13 (7.14%) AIX
7 13 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 11 (6.04%) Android
8 11 (6.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (4.95%) Windows 10
10 7 (3.85%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.23%) ITIL
2 29 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (9.34%) Continuous Improvement
4 16 (8.79%) Mentoring
4 16 (8.79%) Scrum
4 16 (8.79%) Software Engineering
5 15 (8.24%) Automated Testing
6 10 (5.49%) Software Delivery
6 10 (5.49%) Virtual Environments
7 9 (4.95%) High Availability
7 9 (4.95%) Network Management
8 8 (4.40%) Android Development
8 8 (4.40%) DevOps
9 7 (3.85%) Coaching
9 7 (3.85%) IT Governance
9 7 (3.85%) UML
10 6 (3.30%) Regression Testing
11 5 (2.75%) Change Control
11 5 (2.75%) Project Management
12 4 (2.20%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.58%) SQL
2 16 (8.79%) Java
3 13 (7.14%) C++
4 9 (4.95%) PowerShell
5 5 (2.75%) C
5 5 (2.75%) C#
6 4 (2.20%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.20%) Python
7 3 (1.65%) Embedded C
7 3 (1.65%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.10%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.10%) VBScript
9 1 (0.55%) COBOL
9 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (21.98%) Security Cleared
2 38 (20.88%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.99%) CCNA
3 20 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (6.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 9 (4.95%) MCITP
7 8 (4.40%) MCDBA
8 3 (1.65%) Degree
9 2 (1.10%) CISM
9 2 (1.10%) CISSP
9 2 (1.10%) GIAC
9 2 (1.10%) MCSE
10 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.55%) CCNP
10 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.55%) MCP
10 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.24%) QA
2 4 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.65%) JTAG
3 3 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.49%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (3.85%) Firmware
5 7 (3.85%) PowerHA
6 5 (2.75%) ProxySG
7 4 (2.20%) pfSense
7 4 (2.20%) Snort
7 4 (2.20%) vSphere
8 3 (1.65%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.10%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.55%) XenApp
10 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (9.34%) Tivoli
1 17 (9.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 12 (6.59%) SCCM
3 11 (6.04%) Puppet
4 10 (5.49%) Ansible
4 10 (5.49%) HP Data Protector
5 7 (3.85%) Nessus
5 7 (3.85%) Packer
5 7 (3.85%) Rundeck
5 7 (3.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 7 (3.85%) Zenoss
6 4 (2.20%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.65%) HAProxy
7 3 (1.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.55%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.55%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 68 (37.36%) Microsoft
2 42 (23.08%) VMware
3 39 (21.43%) Cisco
4 19 (10.44%) Citrix
4 19 (10.44%) Oracle
5 13 (7.14%) HP
6 12 (6.59%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.95%) IBM
7 9 (4.95%) Symantec
8 8 (4.40%) RedGate
9 7 (3.85%) Sonatype
10 6 (3.30%) Apple
10 6 (3.30%) Blue Coat
10 6 (3.30%) Intel Security
11 5 (2.75%) F5
11 5 (2.75%) Fortinet
12 4 (2.20%) Rackspace
13 3 (1.65%) Avaya
13 3 (1.65%) Kofax
13 3 (1.65%) Vyatta
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