Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 211 203 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.03% 14.63% 12.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.28% 63.44% 50.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 117 119
Wales median daily rate £300 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.64% +22.22%
10th Percentile £123 £150 £156
90th Percentile £438 £543 £439
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.45% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 48 41
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £11.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +7.76% -19.64%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.35 £9.25
90th Percentile £23.57 £32.90 £22.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +3.33%

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 296 320 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 22.49% 23.05% 25.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 202 268
Wales median daily rate £360 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +21.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £130 £158 £182
90th Percentile £484 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 49 41
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £11.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.76% -22.67%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £36.19 £28.85 £22.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +1 185 £310 -9.49% 40
North Wales +1 14 £130 -65.33% 4
West Wales -21 4 £400 -15.79% 6
Mid Wales - 3 £88 -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 108 (51.18%) Active Directory
2 87 (41.23%) Windows Server
3 86 (40.76%) Microsoft
4 65 (30.81%) Windows 7
5 60 (28.44%) ITIL
6 55 (26.07%) Windows 10
7 51 (24.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (19.43%) SCCM
8 41 (19.43%) Security Cleared
8 41 (19.43%) VMware
9 36 (17.06%) Microsoft Office
9 36 (17.06%) SC Cleared
9 36 (17.06%) Office 365
10 35 (16.59%) SQL Server
10 35 (16.59%) MS Exchange
11 31 (14.69%) SQL
12 30 (14.22%) Linux
12 30 (14.22%) Migration
13 26 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
14 25 (11.85%) Citrix
15 24 (11.37%) Microsoft Certification
16 23 (10.90%) Microsoft Azure
17 22 (10.43%) Disaster Recovery
17 22 (10.43%) Hyper-V
18 21 (9.95%) TCP/IP
19 20 (9.48%) HP
19 20 (9.48%) Degree
20 19 (9.00%) NHS
20 19 (9.00%) PRINCE2
21 18 (8.53%) NetBackup

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 35 (16.59%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.06%) IIS
3 16 (7.58%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.32%) Apache
5 6 (2.84%) Moodle
6 5 (2.37%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.37%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.42%) FileNet
8 3 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.42%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.95%) Confluence
9 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (17.06%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (7.11%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (17.06%) Office 365
2 23 (10.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.47%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.95%) TCP/IP
2 17 (8.06%) Firewall
3 15 (7.11%) DNS
4 13 (6.16%) DHCP
4 13 (6.16%) VSAN
5 12 (5.69%) VLAN
6 11 (5.21%) Remote Desktop
7 10 (4.74%) LAN
8 8 (3.79%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (2.84%) SAN
10 5 (2.37%) VPN
10 5 (2.37%) WAN
11 4 (1.90%) Internet
11 4 (1.90%) IPv4
11 4 (1.90%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.42%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.95%) NetScaler
13 2 (0.95%) PBX
13 2 (0.95%) Skype
13 2 (0.95%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.84%) MySQL
3 6 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.37%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.42%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.95%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.47%) Clusterpoint
8 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.47%) Ingres
8 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.37%) Jenkins
1 5 (2.37%) MSI
1 5 (2.37%) Subversion
1 5 (2.37%) Visual Studio
1 5 (2.37%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (1.90%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.95%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.95%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.95%) JIRA
4 2 (0.95%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.95%) NuGet
4 2 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.95%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.95%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.47%) JBehave
5 1 (0.47%) JUnit
5 1 (0.47%) Selenium
General
1 9 (4.27%) Finance
2 5 (2.37%) Legal
3 4 (1.90%) Multimedia
4 3 (1.42%) Romanian Language
5 2 (0.95%) Advertising
5 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.95%) Military
6 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.47%) Retail
6 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (15.17%) Support Engineer
2 27 (12.80%) Desktop Support
3 24 (11.37%) Analyst
3 24 (11.37%) IT Support
3 24 (11.37%) IT Technician
4 23 (10.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (9.95%) Support Technician
6 19 (9.00%) IT Support Technician
7 15 (7.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (7.11%) Desktop Engineer
8 14 (6.64%) Architect
9 13 (6.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 12 (5.69%) Service Analyst
10 12 (5.69%) Service Desk Analyst
11 10 (4.74%) DBA
12 8 (3.79%) Consultant
12 8 (3.79%) Migration Engineer
12 8 (3.79%) Network Engineer
12 8 (3.79%) SQL DBA
13 7 (3.32%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.74%) .NET
2 4 (1.90%) XML
3 2 (0.95%) CGI
3 2 (0.95%) CSS
3 2 (0.95%) HTML
4 1 (0.47%) Ajax
4 1 (0.47%) Angular 2
4 1 (0.47%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.47%) Dropwizard
4 1 (0.47%) jQuery
4 1 (0.47%) JSON
4 1 (0.47%) SOAP
4 1 (0.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.00%) NHS
2 18 (8.53%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.27%) Clustering
5 7 (3.32%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.37%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.42%) CESG
8 3 (1.42%) Cyber Defence
8 3 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.42%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.95%) CMDB
9 2 (0.95%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.95%) FMCG
9 2 (0.95%) LIMS
9 2 (0.95%) PDA
9 2 (0.95%) Replication
9 2 (0.95%) User Experience
9 2 (0.95%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.47%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 87 (41.23%) Windows Server
2 65 (30.81%) Windows 7
3 55 (26.07%) Windows 10
4 51 (24.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (14.22%) Linux
6 17 (8.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (4.27%) Windows 8
8 8 (3.79%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.90%) Scientific Linux
9 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.95%) CentOS
10 2 (0.95%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.95%) Unix
11 1 (0.47%) AIX
11 1 (0.47%) Android
11 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (28.44%) ITIL
2 30 (14.22%) Migration
3 22 (10.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (9.00%) PRINCE2
5 14 (6.64%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (6.16%) Service Management
6 13 (6.16%) Test Automation
7 12 (5.69%) High Availability
8 11 (5.21%) Software Engineering
9 10 (4.74%) Defect Management
9 10 (4.74%) Network Virtualisation
9 10 (4.74%) Project Management
9 10 (4.74%) Service Delivery
10 9 (4.27%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (3.79%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (3.79%) Release Management
12 7 (3.32%) DevOps
12 7 (3.32%) SIEM
12 7 (3.32%) Test Management
12 7 (3.32%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.69%) SQL
2 18 (8.53%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.32%) C++
4 6 (2.84%) C
5 5 (2.37%) Java
5 5 (2.37%) PHP
5 5 (2.37%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.90%) C#
6 4 (1.90%) VBScript
7 3 (1.42%) VB
7 3 (1.42%) VB6
8 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (19.43%) Security Cleared
2 36 (17.06%) SC Cleared
3 24 (11.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (9.48%) Degree
5 16 (7.58%) MCSE
6 13 (6.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (2.84%) MCITP
7 6 (2.84%) MCTS
8 5 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.37%) CISSP
8 5 (2.37%) MCSA
9 4 (1.90%) HNC
9 4 (1.90%) ISEB
10 3 (1.42%) CCNP
10 3 (1.42%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (1.42%) CISMP
10 3 (1.42%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.95%) CCNA
11 2 (0.95%) MCP
11 2 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.27%) SLA
2 3 (1.42%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.47%) GDPR
3 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 108 (51.18%) Active Directory
2 26 (12.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (10.43%) Hyper-V
4 18 (8.53%) vSphere
5 15 (7.11%) XenApp
6 11 (5.21%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (3.32%) Docker
9 6 (2.84%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.42%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.42%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.95%) iptables
11 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 41 (19.43%) SCCM
2 18 (8.53%) NetBackup
2 18 (8.53%) SCOM
3 12 (5.69%) Backup Exec
4 9 (4.27%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (3.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (3.79%) WSUS
6 7 (3.32%) Nagios
7 6 (2.84%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (2.37%) vCenter Server
9 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.42%) QRadar
10 3 (1.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.95%) BMC Marimba
11 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.47%) AirWatch
12 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 86 (40.76%) Microsoft
2 41 (19.43%) VMware
3 25 (11.85%) Citrix
4 20 (9.48%) HP
5 16 (7.58%) Cisco
6 14 (6.64%) Symantec
7 12 (5.69%) Oracle
8 11 (5.21%) McAfee
9 10 (4.74%) Juniper
10 7 (3.32%) IBM
11 6 (2.84%) Remedy
11 6 (2.84%) Veritas
12 5 (2.37%) Lotus
13 4 (1.90%) arcserve
14 3 (1.42%) Altiris
14 3 (1.42%) Brocade
14 3 (1.42%) Intel
14 3 (1.42%) Ivanti
14 3 (1.42%) NetApp
14 3 (1.42%) SAP