Period
to 23 February 2019

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 23 February 2019 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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows 260 224 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.39% 15.48% 13.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 69.52% 70.00% 56.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 132 128
Wales median daily rate £350 £333 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -9.22% +12.69%
10th Percentile £120 £130 £150
90th Percentile £500 £474 £538
UK median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 34 36
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £11.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +17.89% -5.00%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £19.57 £31.77 £62.63
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -3.23%

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 374 320 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 22.14% 22.11% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 194 251
Wales median daily rate £373 £379 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.65% -10.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £161 £140 £161
90th Percentile £525 £488 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 36 38
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £12.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +13.13% -1.00%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £19.57 £37.62 £62.08
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.40
% change year-on-year - +3.69% -0.64%

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019. 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 0 211 £360 +10.77% 73
North Wales +3 29 £325 +36.13% 3
West Wales +6 13 £183 -54.38% 5
Mid Wales -2 2 £113 -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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 89 (34.23%) Active Directory
2 85 (32.69%) Microsoft
3 73 (28.08%) Windows 10
4 71 (27.31%) Windows Server
5 48 (18.46%) Security Cleared
6 44 (16.92%) SC Cleared
7 40 (15.38%) Windows 7
8 39 (15.00%) Linux
9 38 (14.62%) ITIL
10 37 (14.23%) .NET
10 37 (14.23%) Migration
10 37 (14.23%) VMware
10 37 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (13.85%) SQL
12 27 (10.38%) Citrix
13 26 (10.00%) .NET Framework
13 26 (10.00%) Office 365
14 25 (9.62%) Firewall
15 24 (9.23%) C#
15 24 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
15 24 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
16 23 (8.85%) SQL Server
16 23 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
17 22 (8.46%) Self-Motivation
17 22 (8.46%) Microsoft Office
17 22 (8.46%) PowerShell
17 22 (8.46%) SCCM
18 21 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
18 21 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 20 (7.69%) NHS

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 14 (5.38%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.62%) Skype for Business
3 10 (3.85%) IIS
4 8 (3.08%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.54%) Confluence
7 1 (0.38%) Apache
7 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.38%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (8.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.38%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.00%) Office 365
2 24 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (5.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 14 (5.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.31%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.15%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.77%) IaaS
7 2 (0.77%) PaaS
8 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.62%) Firewall
2 16 (6.15%) TCP/IP
3 11 (4.23%) DNS
4 9 (3.46%) LAN
5 8 (3.08%) Skype
5 8 (3.08%) WAN
6 7 (2.69%) DHCP
6 7 (2.69%) SAN
7 6 (2.31%) DSL
7 6 (2.31%) Internet
7 6 (2.31%) VoIP
8 5 (1.92%) Network Security
8 5 (1.92%) VPN
9 4 (1.54%) VLAN
10 3 (1.15%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.15%) Wireless
11 2 (0.77%) FTP
11 2 (0.77%) NAS
11 2 (0.77%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.85%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.85%) RDBMS
2 10 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.38%) MS Access
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (5.00%) MSTest
2 13 (5.00%) NUnit
3 10 (3.85%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (3.08%) Rational Quality Manager
4 8 (3.08%) Rational Team Concert
5 7 (2.69%) SoapUI
5 7 (2.69%) Visual Studio
6 6 (2.31%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.92%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.54%) JIRA
8 4 (1.54%) Selenium
8 4 (1.54%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.15%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.77%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.77%) Katalon Studio
11 1 (0.38%) MSI
General
1 19 (7.31%) Finance
2 7 (2.69%) Military
3 6 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.54%) Back Office
6 2 (0.77%) Banking
6 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.77%) Law
7 1 (0.38%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (10.77%) Windows Engineer
2 27 (10.38%) Developer
3 24 (9.23%) Analyst
4 22 (8.46%) IT Engineer
4 22 (8.46%) Support Engineer
5 21 (8.08%) IT Support
6 20 (7.69%) .NET Developer
7 15 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (5.00%) C# Developer
8 13 (5.00%) Desktop Support
8 13 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
9 12 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
9 12 (4.62%) IT Technician
10 11 (4.23%) 1st Line Support
10 11 (4.23%) Integration Engineer
11 10 (3.85%) Architect
11 10 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.23%) .NET
2 26 (10.00%) .NET Framework
3 13 (5.00%) Ajax
3 13 (5.00%) CSS
3 13 (5.00%) HTML
3 13 (5.00%) jQuery
3 13 (5.00%) WPF
4 12 (4.62%) ASP.NET
5 11 (4.23%) Entity Framework
5 11 (4.23%) LINQ
6 10 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (2.69%) SOAP
7 7 (2.69%) Web Services
7 7 (2.69%) XML
8 5 (1.92%) Middleware
9 4 (1.54%) Gherkin
10 3 (1.15%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.15%) KnockoutJS
10 3 (1.15%) React
11 2 (0.77%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.46%) Self-Motivation
2 20 (7.69%) NHS
3 14 (5.38%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.08%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.69%) CESG
5 7 (2.69%) CMDB
5 7 (2.69%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.31%) Cyber Defence
6 6 (2.31%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.92%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.92%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.15%) AS400
8 3 (1.15%) Clustering
8 3 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.15%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.77%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.77%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.77%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 73 (28.08%) Windows 10
2 71 (27.31%) Windows Server
3 40 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 39 (15.00%) Linux
5 24 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (6.15%) Android
6 16 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (5.77%) Apple iOS
8 11 (4.23%) Windows XP
9 9 (3.46%) Unix
10 8 (3.08%) Windows Mobile
11 7 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.77%) Debian
13 2 (0.77%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.77%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.38%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.38%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.62%) ITIL
2 37 (14.23%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (14.23%) Migration
3 23 (8.85%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 18 (6.92%) Incident Management
6 17 (6.54%) DevOps
7 16 (6.15%) Test Automation
8 15 (5.77%) Customer Requirements
9 14 (5.38%) OO
9 14 (5.38%) Software Engineering
10 13 (5.00%) Android Development
10 13 (5.00%) iOS Development
10 13 (5.00%) OOA/OOD
10 13 (5.00%) UML
10 13 (5.00%) Unit Testing
11 12 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (4.62%) Mentoring
11 12 (4.62%) MVC
11 12 (4.62%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 36 (13.85%) SQL
2 24 (9.23%) C#
3 22 (8.46%) PowerShell
4 16 (6.15%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.00%) XAML
6 12 (4.62%) C
7 8 (3.08%) Python
8 7 (2.69%) Bash Shell
9 6 (2.31%) Groovy
10 4 (1.54%) Ruby
11 1 (0.38%) ABAP
11 1 (0.38%) Perl
11 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (18.46%) Security Cleared
2 44 (16.92%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.15%) Degree
3 16 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (5.00%) MCSE
5 9 (3.46%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.92%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (1.92%) MCP
8 4 (1.54%) CCNP
8 4 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.15%) CCNA
9 3 (1.15%) CISMP
9 3 (1.15%) CISSP
9 3 (1.15%) CREST Certified
9 3 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.77%) HNC
10 2 (0.77%) HND
10 2 (0.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.08%) SLA
2 3 (1.15%) COBIT
2 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 89 (34.23%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.92%) Docker
4 14 (5.38%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.85%) XenApp
6 8 (3.08%) vSphere
7 5 (1.92%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.15%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.77%) vCloud
10 2 (0.77%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.38%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (8.46%) SCCM
2 18 (6.92%) Ansible
3 15 (5.77%) Terraform
4 12 (4.62%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.92%) SCOM
6 4 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.15%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.15%) QRadar
7 3 (1.15%) SCSM
8 2 (0.77%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.77%) Mesos
8 2 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.77%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.77%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.77%) WSUS
9 1 (0.38%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.38%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 85 (32.69%) Microsoft
2 37 (14.23%) VMware
3 27 (10.38%) Citrix
4 17 (6.54%) HP
5 14 (5.38%) Google
6 13 (5.00%) Xamarin
7 11 (4.23%) Cisco
7 11 (4.23%) IBM
8 8 (3.08%) Apple
8 8 (3.08%) Palo Alto
8 8 (3.08%) Remedy
9 7 (2.69%) Ivanti
10 6 (2.31%) Intel
10 6 (2.31%) McAfee
10 6 (2.31%) Veeam
11 4 (1.54%) Dell
11 4 (1.54%) NetApp
11 4 (1.54%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.15%) Oracle
12 3 (1.15%) SAP