Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 206 169 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.23% 14.48% 18.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.45% 70.71% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 109 104
Wales median daily rate £350 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -14.29% +2.19%
10th Percentile £154 £130 £128
90th Percentile £488 £423 £554
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £351
% change year-on-year +7.14% -0.14% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 35 49
Wales median hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +2.67%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.20 £9.97
90th Percentile £23.90 £23.57 £16.95
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.26
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.85% -3.78%

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 310 239 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.91% 20.48% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 158 146
Wales median daily rate £394 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.32% -12.00% +2.74%
10th Percentile £180 £136 £136
90th Percentile £538 £475 £503
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 34 50
Wales median hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +4.00% +2.67%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £9.99
90th Percentile £23.90 £23.58 £17.53
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.03% +6.06% +1.85%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -5 176 £365 +17.67% 47
North Wales 0 17 £182 +40.35% 6
West Wales +16 7 £178 -44.77% 3
Mid Wales -7 5 £125 +42.86%
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 91 (44.17%) Microsoft
2 79 (38.35%) Active Directory
3 63 (30.58%) Windows Server
4 48 (23.30%) Windows 10
5 47 (22.82%) SQL
6 45 (21.84%) ITIL
7 41 (19.90%) Security Cleared
8 37 (17.96%) Migration
9 35 (16.99%) SC Cleared
10 34 (16.50%) SQL Server
11 32 (15.53%) Windows 7
12 25 (12.14%) Citrix
13 22 (10.68%) IBM
13 22 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (10.19%) Linux
14 21 (10.19%) Windows XP
14 21 (10.19%) Firewall
14 21 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (9.71%) MS Exchange
15 20 (9.71%) SCCM
15 20 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 19 (9.22%) PowerShell
16 19 (9.22%) VMware
16 19 (9.22%) Validation
17 18 (8.74%) Finance
17 18 (8.74%) Incident Management
17 18 (8.74%) TCP/IP
17 18 (8.74%) .NET
17 18 (8.74%) Microsoft Office
18 17 (8.25%) 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 20 (9.71%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.77%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.37%) IIS
4 8 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.91%) MQSeries
5 6 (2.91%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.46%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.49%) Apache
8 1 (0.49%) Confluence
8 1 (0.49%) JBoss
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (8.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.49%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.34%) Office 365
2 7 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.97%) IaaS
4 2 (0.97%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.97%) PaaS
5 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.19%) Firewall
2 18 (8.74%) TCP/IP
3 16 (7.77%) SAN
4 10 (4.85%) DNS
5 9 (4.37%) DHCP
6 8 (3.88%) VLAN
7 7 (3.40%) Internet
8 6 (2.91%) DMZ
9 5 (2.43%) LAN
10 4 (1.94%) Network Security
10 4 (1.94%) VPN
10 4 (1.94%) WAN
10 4 (1.94%) Wireless
11 3 (1.46%) VSAN
12 2 (0.97%) DSL
12 2 (0.97%) NAS
12 2 (0.97%) Skype
12 2 (0.97%) SSL
12 2 (0.97%) VoIP
13 1 (0.49%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (16.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.34%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.85%) RDBMS
4 6 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (2.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (1.46%) GIS
8 2 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.49%) EDMS
9 1 (0.49%) MySQL
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (5.83%) MSTest
1 12 (5.83%) NUnit
2 11 (5.34%) Rational DOORS
3 5 (2.43%) Rational Quality Manager
3 5 (2.43%) Rational Team Concert
3 5 (2.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.94%) Rational Rhapsody
4 4 (1.94%) SoapUI
5 3 (1.46%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.46%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.46%) MSI
5 3 (1.46%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.97%) JIRA
7 1 (0.49%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.49%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.49%) GitLab
7 1 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.49%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (8.74%) Finance
2 6 (2.91%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.94%) Electronics
3 4 (1.94%) Military
4 3 (1.46%) Banking
4 3 (1.46%) Legal
5 2 (0.97%) Back Office
6 1 (0.49%) Games
6 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (18.93%) Analyst
2 21 (10.19%) IT Support
3 19 (9.22%) Support Analyst
4 18 (8.74%) Desktop Support
4 18 (8.74%) Support Engineer
5 17 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (7.77%) Developer
7 13 (6.31%) Architect
8 11 (5.34%) Systems Engineer
9 10 (4.85%) .NET Developer
9 10 (4.85%) Windows Engineer
10 9 (4.37%) Deployment Engineer
10 9 (4.37%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (4.37%) IT Engineer
11 8 (3.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (3.88%) Integration Engineer
11 8 (3.88%) Rollout Engineer
11 8 (3.88%) Systems Integration Engineer
12 7 (3.40%) Incident Analyst
12 7 (3.40%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.74%) .NET
2 14 (6.80%) .NET Framework
3 12 (5.83%) WPF
4 11 (5.34%) Entity Framework
4 11 (5.34%) LINQ
5 10 (4.85%) ASP.NET
5 10 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (2.43%) Apache Axis
7 4 (1.94%) SOAP
7 4 (1.94%) XML
8 3 (1.46%) Ajax
8 3 (1.46%) AngularJS
8 3 (1.46%) CSS
8 3 (1.46%) HTML
8 3 (1.46%) jQuery
8 3 (1.46%) Middleware
8 3 (1.46%) React
9 2 (0.97%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (0.97%) REST
9 2 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.25%) Management Information System
2 13 (6.31%) PKI
3 10 (4.85%) Data Centre
3 10 (4.85%) NHS
4 9 (4.37%) CESG
5 8 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (3.40%) AS400
7 6 (2.91%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.91%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.43%) Cyber Defence
8 5 (2.43%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.94%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.97%) Clustering
11 1 (0.49%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.49%) CMDB
11 1 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.49%) PDA
11 1 (0.49%) Tandem
11 1 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (0.49%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 63 (30.58%) Windows Server
2 48 (23.30%) Windows 10
3 32 (15.53%) Windows 7
4 22 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (10.19%) Linux
5 21 (10.19%) Windows XP
6 15 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (5.83%) Android
7 12 (5.83%) Apple iOS
8 11 (5.34%) Unix
9 9 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.91%) AIX
10 6 (2.91%) OpenVMS
11 5 (2.43%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.94%) VMS
13 2 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.49%) Debian
14 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (21.84%) ITIL
2 37 (17.96%) Migration
3 21 (10.19%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 19 (9.22%) Validation
6 18 (8.74%) Incident Management
7 17 (8.25%) Time Management
8 16 (7.77%) Change Management
8 16 (7.77%) Requirements Management
9 14 (6.80%) Risk Management
10 12 (5.83%) Android Development
10 12 (5.83%) iOS Development
10 12 (5.83%) Mentoring
10 12 (5.83%) Unit Testing
11 11 (5.34%) MVC
11 11 (5.34%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (5.34%) Software Testing
12 10 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (4.85%) OOP
12 10 (4.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.82%) SQL
2 19 (9.22%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.83%) XAML
4 9 (4.37%) C#
5 7 (3.40%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.91%) VB
6 6 (2.91%) VBScript
7 5 (2.43%) C
8 2 (0.97%) Groovy
8 2 (0.97%) Python
8 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.49%) Java
9 1 (0.49%) Perl
9 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (19.90%) Security Cleared
2 35 (16.99%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (7.28%) Degree
5 10 (4.85%) CCNA
5 10 (4.85%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (4.37%) HNC
6 9 (4.37%) MCSE
7 7 (3.40%) ISTQB
7 7 (3.40%) MCP
8 6 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.43%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.94%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (1.94%) HND
10 4 (1.94%) MCSA
11 2 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.49%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.34%) SLA
2 2 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.49%) GCP
3 1 (0.49%) GDPR
System Software
1 79 (38.35%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.85%) vSphere
4 9 (4.37%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.91%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (2.91%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (2.91%) XenApp
6 4 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.94%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.46%) Docker
7 3 (1.46%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.46%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.49%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (9.71%) SCCM
2 10 (4.85%) SCOM
3 7 (3.40%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (2.91%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.91%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (2.91%) NetBackup
4 6 (2.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.91%) Tivoli
5 5 (2.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.94%) Ansible
6 4 (1.94%) PTC Integrity
7 3 (1.46%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.46%) WSUS
8 2 (0.97%) SCSM
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.49%) Puppet
9 1 (0.49%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.49%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 91 (44.17%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.14%) Citrix
3 22 (10.68%) IBM
4 19 (9.22%) VMware
5 15 (7.28%) Apple
6 12 (5.83%) Xamarin
7 10 (4.85%) HP
8 7 (3.40%) Cisco
8 7 (3.40%) McAfee
9 6 (2.91%) EMC
9 6 (2.91%) Red Hat
9 6 (2.91%) Symantec
10 5 (2.43%) Nintex
11 4 (1.94%) Oracle
11 4 (1.94%) PTC
12 3 (1.46%) ESRI
12 3 (1.46%) Ivanti
12 3 (1.46%) Veeam
13 2 (0.97%) Aruba
13 2 (0.97%) NETGEAR