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 23 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 3 13
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10  
Contract jobs citing Windows 100 126 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.21% 22.34% 11.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.29% 72.00% 48.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 62 52
Median daily rate £344 £348 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +2.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £125 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £563 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 18
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.63 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.97% -2.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.86 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.85 £19.20 £17.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.89 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.61% +2.53%  

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 158 175 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 25.61% 31.03% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 98 123
Median daily rate £338 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £125 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 18
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +0.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 23 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
South Wales -1 89 £350 +15.70% 13
North Wales +1 6 £110 -
West Wales -6 4 £323 -42.66% 8
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wales region with a requirement for Windows.

1 74 (42.05%) Microsoft
2 58 (32.95%) Active Directory
3 43 (24.43%) Windows Server
4 41 (23.30%) Windows 7
5 40 (22.73%) ITIL
6 37 (21.02%) VMware
7 34 (19.32%) Cisco
8 30 (17.05%) MS Exchange
8 30 (17.05%) Visual Studio
9 29 (16.48%) SQL
9 29 (16.48%) Citrix
10 28 (15.91%) UML
10 28 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (15.34%) Software Engineering
12 26 (14.77%) Unit Testing
13 25 (14.20%) Cisco Certification
13 25 (14.20%) CCNA
13 25 (14.20%) Firewall
14 24 (13.64%) .NET
14 24 (13.64%) Security Cleared
15 23 (13.07%) Team Foundation Server
15 23 (13.07%) C#
16 22 (12.50%) RDBMS
16 22 (12.50%) Relational Database
17 21 (11.93%) Windows 10
17 21 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (11.36%) SC Cleared
18 20 (11.36%) LINQ
18 20 (11.36%) Entity Framework
18 20 (11.36%) C++

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 30 (17.05%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.27%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.70%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.14%) Tornado
5 1 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.57%) PowerExchange
5 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (8.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.41%) Office 365
3 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.57%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.20%) Firewall
2 14 (7.95%) Internet
3 13 (7.39%) LAN
4 11 (6.25%) WAN
5 8 (4.55%) Bluetooth
5 8 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 8 (4.55%) VPN
5 8 (4.55%) Wireless
6 6 (3.41%) POP3
6 6 (3.41%) SAN
6 6 (3.41%) SMTP
7 5 (2.84%) Network Security
8 4 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (2.27%) Skype
8 4 (2.27%) VoIP
9 3 (1.70%) DNS
9 3 (1.70%) IPv6
9 3 (1.70%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.70%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 22 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 16 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 15 (8.52%) Oracle Database 11g
3 15 (8.52%) Oracle9i Database
4 13 (7.39%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.14%) Big Data
6 2 (1.14%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.14%) HBase
6 2 (1.14%) MySQL
6 2 (1.14%) SQLite
7 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (17.05%) Visual Studio
2 23 (13.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (8.52%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (6.82%) MSBuild
5 9 (5.11%) Git (software)
6 8 (4.55%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.84%) Android Studio
7 5 (2.84%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.14%) Subversion
9 1 (0.57%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.57%) MSI
9 1 (0.57%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.57%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.57%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (2.84%) Legal
2 4 (2.27%) Finance
3 3 (1.70%) Local Government
4 2 (1.14%) Back Office
4 2 (1.14%) Marketing
4 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.57%) Banking
5 1 (0.57%) Front Office
5 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 27 (15.34%) Developer
3 23 (13.07%) Software Engineer
4 18 (10.23%) Analyst
5 17 (9.66%) .NET Developer
6 16 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
7 15 (8.52%) Network Engineer
8 12 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (6.82%) Technical Support
8 12 (6.82%) Technical Support Engineer
9 11 (6.25%) Service Analyst
9 11 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 8 (4.55%) Network Support
11 8 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
11 8 (4.55%) Server Engineer
11 8 (4.55%) Service Desk Engineer
12 7 (3.98%) Desktop Support
12 7 (3.98%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.64%) .NET
2 20 (11.36%) .NET Framework
2 20 (11.36%) Entity Framework
2 20 (11.36%) LINQ
3 19 (10.80%) WCF
4 15 (8.52%) Code First Entity Framework
4 15 (8.52%) WinForms
5 8 (4.55%) Web Services
6 7 (3.98%) ASP.NET
6 7 (3.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 7 (3.98%) jQuery
7 6 (3.41%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.41%) SOAP
8 3 (1.70%) XML
9 2 (1.14%) CSS
9 2 (1.14%) Flask
9 2 (1.14%) HTML
9 2 (1.14%) Kafka
9 2 (1.14%) Middleware
9 2 (1.14%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.82%) NHS
2 9 (5.11%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.84%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.70%) iPhone
5 2 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.14%) Clustering
5 2 (1.14%) Handset
5 2 (1.14%) Life Science
5 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.57%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.57%) Fintech
6 1 (0.57%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (24.43%) Windows Server
2 41 (23.30%) Windows 7
3 21 (11.93%) Windows 10
4 19 (10.80%) Linux
5 13 (7.39%) Windows XP
6 12 (6.82%) Android
7 11 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (3.98%) AIX
9 7 (3.98%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.57%) Solaris
11 1 (0.57%) Unix
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.73%) ITIL
2 28 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (15.91%) UML
3 27 (15.34%) Software Engineering
4 26 (14.77%) Unit Testing
5 20 (11.36%) OOP
6 15 (8.52%) Informatics
7 14 (7.95%) Scrum
7 14 (7.95%) Test Automation
8 9 (5.11%) Android Development
8 9 (5.11%) Human Factors
8 9 (5.11%) Use Case
9 8 (4.55%) Coaching
9 8 (4.55%) Migration
9 8 (4.55%) MVVM
9 8 (4.55%) PRINCE2
10 7 (3.98%) Integration Testing
10 7 (3.98%) ITSM
10 7 (3.98%) MVC
10 7 (3.98%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (16.48%) SQL
2 23 (13.07%) C#
3 20 (11.36%) C++
4 16 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 8 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.84%) C
7 4 (2.27%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.27%) Python
8 3 (1.70%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.14%) VBScript
10 1 (0.57%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.57%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.57%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.57%) Java
10 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (14.20%) CCNA
1 25 (14.20%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 20 (11.36%) SC Cleared
4 18 (10.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 16 (9.09%) Degree
6 10 (5.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.41%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (3.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (2.84%) CCA
8 5 (2.84%) CCAA
8 5 (2.84%) ISEB
9 3 (1.70%) MCSE
10 2 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.14%) ISTQB
10 2 (1.14%) MCITP
11 1 (0.57%) CCENT
11 1 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (1.70%) JTAG
2 2 (1.14%) SLA
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 58 (32.95%) Active Directory
2 21 (11.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.68%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.98%) Firmware
5 5 (2.84%) XenApp
6 4 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.27%) pfSense
6 4 (2.27%) ProxySG
6 4 (2.27%) Snort
7 3 (1.70%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.70%) XenServer
8 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.14%) vSphere
9 1 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.57%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (7.95%) Tivoli
1 14 (7.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 13 (7.39%) HP Data Protector
3 8 (4.55%) SCCM
4 7 (3.98%) Puppet
5 4 (2.27%) Ansible
6 3 (1.70%) HAProxy
6 3 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.14%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.14%) WSUS
8 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.57%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 74 (42.05%) Microsoft
2 37 (21.02%) VMware
3 34 (19.32%) Cisco
4 29 (16.48%) Citrix
5 20 (11.36%) Oracle
6 15 (8.52%) HP
7 7 (3.98%) McAfee
8 5 (2.84%) Blue Coat
9 4 (2.27%) F5
9 4 (2.27%) Fortinet
9 4 (2.27%) Rackspace
10 3 (1.70%) Apple
10 3 (1.70%) Kofax
10 3 (1.70%) Lotus
10 3 (1.70%) Remedy
10 3 (1.70%) Vyatta
11 2 (1.14%) NetApp
11 2 (1.14%) Sophos
11 2 (1.14%) Symantec
11 2 (1.14%) Veritas
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CPS Group Limited
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