Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 234 188 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.80% 15.84% 17.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.29% 68.12% 73.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 114 139
Wales median daily rate £350 £198 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.22% -47.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £133 £113 £135
90th Percentile £488 £400 £594
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 31 47
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 £10.25 £10.15
90th Percentile £42.00 £20.00 £37.40
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -4.76%

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 353 276 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 20.81% 23.25% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 170 195
Wales median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £182 £130 £157
90th Percentile £525 £481 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 31 47
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 £10.25 £10.15
90th Percentile £42.00 £20.00 £37.40
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.29
% change year-on-year - +7.43% -1.27%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 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 -2 192 £365 +79.80% 42
North Wales 0 31 £325 +150.00% 2
Mid Wales -7 5 £125 +42.86%
West Wales +5 4 £178 -55.47% 4
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 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.

1 98 (41.88%) Microsoft
2 91 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 82 (35.04%) Windows Server
4 56 (23.93%) Windows 10
5 51 (21.79%) ITIL
6 48 (20.51%) SQL
7 38 (16.24%) Security Cleared
8 35 (14.96%) Windows 7
9 34 (14.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (14.10%) Migration
11 32 (13.68%) SC Cleared
12 31 (13.25%) SQL Server
13 28 (11.97%) VMware
13 28 (11.97%) Firewall
14 27 (11.54%) Linux
15 24 (10.26%) SCCM
15 24 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
16 22 (9.40%) Incident Management
16 22 (9.40%) Management Information System
16 22 (9.40%) Citrix
16 22 (9.40%) PowerShell
17 21 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
17 21 (8.97%) IBM
17 21 (8.97%) Microsoft Office
17 21 (8.97%) .NET
17 21 (8.97%) Finance
18 20 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 19 (8.12%) Office 365
20 18 (7.69%) NHS
20 18 (7.69%) Windows XP

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 16 (6.84%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.42%) IIS
4 7 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.56%) MQSeries
5 6 (2.56%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.71%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.28%) Confluence
8 1 (0.43%) Apache
8 1 (0.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 21 (8.97%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.12%) Office 365
2 11 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.85%) IaaS
4 2 (0.85%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.85%) PaaS
5 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.97%) Firewall
2 14 (5.98%) SAN
3 12 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.70%) VLAN
5 8 (3.42%) DMZ
5 8 (3.42%) Network Security
6 6 (2.56%) DNS
6 6 (2.56%) LAN
7 5 (2.14%) Internet
7 5 (2.14%) VoIP
7 5 (2.14%) VPN
7 5 (2.14%) VSAN
7 5 (2.14%) WAN
8 4 (1.71%) DHCP
9 3 (1.28%) NAS
9 3 (1.28%) Skype
10 2 (0.85%) DSL
10 2 (0.85%) ISDN
10 2 (0.85%) SSL
10 2 (0.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.70%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.27%) RDBMS
4 8 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.28%) GIS
9 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.43%) EDMS
10 1 (0.43%) MySQL
10 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (5.13%) MSTest
1 12 (5.13%) NUnit
2 10 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.99%) Rational DOORS
4 6 (2.56%) SoapUI
4 6 (2.56%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.14%) Rational Quality Manager
5 5 (2.14%) Rational Team Concert
6 4 (1.71%) MSI
7 3 (1.28%) InstallShield
7 3 (1.28%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.28%) JIRA
8 2 (0.85%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.43%) Selenium
9 1 (0.43%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.43%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.43%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (8.97%) Finance
2 10 (4.27%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.71%) Banking
3 4 (1.71%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.71%) Military
4 3 (1.28%) Back Office
4 3 (1.28%) Electronics
5 2 (0.85%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.85%) Law
6 1 (0.43%) Games
6 1 (0.43%) Legal
6 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (18.80%) Analyst
2 26 (11.11%) IT Support
3 19 (8.12%) Developer
3 19 (8.12%) IT Engineer
4 18 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 17 (7.26%) Desktop Support
5 17 (7.26%) Support Engineer
5 17 (7.26%) Windows Engineer
6 16 (6.84%) Architect
6 16 (6.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (5.13%) .NET Developer
7 12 (5.13%) Incident Analyst
7 12 (5.13%) IT Technician
8 11 (4.70%) Deployment Engineer
8 11 (4.70%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (3.85%) Security Architect
10 8 (3.42%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (3.42%) Network Engineer
10 8 (3.42%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.97%) .NET
2 16 (6.84%) .NET Framework
3 12 (5.13%) WPF
4 11 (4.70%) ASP.NET
4 11 (4.70%) Entity Framework
4 11 (4.70%) LINQ
5 10 (4.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (2.56%) SOAP
6 6 (2.56%) XML
7 4 (1.71%) Ajax
7 4 (1.71%) Apache Axis
7 4 (1.71%) CSS
7 4 (1.71%) HTML
7 4 (1.71%) jQuery
8 3 (1.28%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.28%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (1.28%) React
9 2 (0.85%) Middleware
9 2 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.43%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.40%) Management Information System
2 18 (7.69%) NHS
3 13 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.27%) AS400
4 10 (4.27%) CESG
5 9 (3.85%) PKI
6 6 (2.56%) N-Tier
7 5 (2.14%) Driving Licence
7 5 (2.14%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.71%) CMDB
8 4 (1.71%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.28%) Clustering
9 3 (1.28%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.85%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.43%) iPhone
11 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 82 (35.04%) Windows Server
2 56 (23.93%) Windows 10
3 35 (14.96%) Windows 7
4 34 (14.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (11.54%) Linux
6 18 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 16 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (5.56%) Android
8 13 (5.56%) Apple iOS
8 13 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (3.85%) Unix
10 7 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.56%) AIX
11 6 (2.56%) OpenVMS
12 5 (2.14%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (1.71%) VMS
14 3 (1.28%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.85%) Debian
15 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (21.79%) ITIL
2 33 (14.10%) Migration
3 24 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (9.40%) Incident Management
5 20 (8.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 18 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 15 (6.41%) Service Management
7 15 (6.41%) Time Management
8 12 (5.13%) Android Development
8 12 (5.13%) iOS Development
8 12 (5.13%) Unit Testing
9 11 (4.70%) Change Management
9 11 (4.70%) IT Governance
9 11 (4.70%) ITIL V3
9 11 (4.70%) MVC
9 11 (4.70%) OOP
10 10 (4.27%) Service Delivery
10 10 (4.27%) Software Testing
10 10 (4.27%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 48 (20.51%) SQL
2 22 (9.40%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.13%) XAML
4 10 (4.27%) C#
5 7 (2.99%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.56%) C
7 4 (1.71%) Python
8 3 (1.28%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.28%) VB
8 3 (1.28%) VBScript
9 2 (0.85%) Groovy
10 1 (0.43%) ABAP
10 1 (0.43%) Java
10 1 (0.43%) Perl
10 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (16.24%) Security Cleared
2 32 (13.68%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (7.69%) Degree
5 17 (7.26%) MCSE
6 12 (5.13%) MCP
7 10 (4.27%) HNC
8 7 (2.99%) CCNA
8 7 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.56%) CESG Certified Professional
9 6 (2.56%) HND
10 5 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (2.14%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.28%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.85%) MCITP
13 1 (0.43%) CCNP
13 1 (0.43%) ECDL
13 1 (0.43%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.26%) SLA
2 3 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 91 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.70%) XenApp
4 10 (4.27%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.42%) vSphere
6 6 (2.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 5 (2.14%) Docker
7 5 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.14%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.71%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.28%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.85%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (10.26%) SCCM
2 12 (5.13%) SCOM
3 7 (2.99%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (2.56%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.14%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (2.14%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (2.14%) vCenter Server
5 5 (2.14%) WSUS
6 4 (1.71%) Ansible
7 3 (1.28%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.85%) Mesos
8 2 (0.85%) SCSM
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.43%) Puppet
9 1 (0.43%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.43%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 98 (41.88%) Microsoft
2 28 (11.97%) VMware
3 22 (9.40%) Citrix
4 21 (8.97%) IBM
5 15 (6.41%) Apple
6 12 (5.13%) Xamarin
7 10 (4.27%) HP
8 9 (3.85%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.99%) Palo Alto
10 5 (2.14%) Cisco
10 5 (2.14%) McAfee
10 5 (2.14%) Oracle
10 5 (2.14%) Symantec
10 5 (2.14%) Veeam
11 4 (1.71%) Nintex
11 4 (1.71%) Remedy
12 3 (1.28%) Atlassian
12 3 (1.28%) ESRI
12 3 (1.28%) Ivanti
13 2 (0.85%) CheckPoint