Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 191 189 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.88% 14.32% 20.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.95% 58.70% 64.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 122 133
Wales median daily rate £350 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -11.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £170 £130 £128
90th Percentile £460 £437 £539
UK median daily rate £365 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +1.39% +2.86% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 41 40
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.54% -1.89%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.24
90th Percentile £40.20 £77.50 £19.05
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.64% -4.69%

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 277 322 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 18.68% 24.39% 31.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 220 228
Wales median daily rate £375 £373 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +0.68% +5.71%
10th Percentile £183 £145 £138
90th Percentile £530 £513 £491
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 41 44
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.54% -1.89%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.27
90th Percentile £40.20 £77.50 £19.85
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +2.10%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -3 178 £350 +10.76% 34
North Wales -1 8 £190 +46.15% 6
West Wales +10 5 - - 7
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 78 (40.84%) Microsoft
2 71 (37.17%) Active Directory
3 64 (33.51%) Windows Server
4 51 (26.70%) Migration
5 46 (24.08%) ITIL
6 42 (21.99%) SQL Server
7 40 (20.94%) Windows 10
8 39 (20.42%) Windows 7
9 38 (19.90%) Security Cleared
10 30 (15.71%) SC Cleared
11 27 (14.14%) SQL
12 26 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (13.61%) PowerShell
13 24 (12.57%) Citrix
14 23 (12.04%) IBM
14 23 (12.04%) Windows Server 2012
15 22 (11.52%) Microsoft Office
15 22 (11.52%) Linux
16 20 (10.47%) MS Exchange
16 20 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
16 20 (10.47%) Performance Tuning
17 19 (9.95%) Windows Server 2008
17 19 (9.95%) SCCM
17 19 (9.95%) Windows XP
17 19 (9.95%) TCP/IP
17 19 (9.95%) Requirements Management
17 19 (9.95%) Validation
18 18 (9.42%) Disaster Recovery
19 17 (8.90%) SAN
19 17 (8.90%) SharePoint

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 (10.47%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.90%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.76%) Moodle
4 9 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.19%) Apache
6 6 (3.14%) IIS
6 6 (3.14%) MQSeries
6 6 (3.14%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.05%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.52%) Confluence
9 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.52%) JBoss
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (11.52%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (7.33%) Office 365
3 5 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.05%) IaaS
4 2 (1.05%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.05%) PaaS
5 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.95%) TCP/IP
2 17 (8.90%) SAN
3 15 (7.85%) Firewall
4 14 (7.33%) DNS
5 13 (6.81%) DHCP
6 9 (4.71%) VLAN
7 7 (3.66%) Internet
7 7 (3.66%) LAN
7 7 (3.66%) VPN
8 4 (2.09%) WAN
8 4 (2.09%) Wireless
9 3 (1.57%) IPv4
10 2 (1.05%) DMZ
10 2 (1.05%) DSL
10 2 (1.05%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.05%) Skype
10 2 (1.05%) SSL
11 1 (0.52%) ATM
11 1 (0.52%) HTTP
11 1 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (21.99%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.66%) MySQL
4 6 (3.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.09%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.09%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (6.81%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (2.62%) Rational Quality Manager
2 5 (2.62%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (2.62%) Rational Team Concert
2 5 (2.62%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.57%) InstallShield
4 3 (1.57%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.57%) MSI
5 2 (1.05%) JIRA
5 2 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.05%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.52%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.52%) GitLab
6 1 (0.52%) Hudson
6 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.52%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (7.33%) Finance
2 7 (3.66%) Military
3 4 (2.09%) Electronics
4 3 (1.57%) Banking
4 3 (1.57%) Legal
4 3 (1.57%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.52%) Back Office
5 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (18.85%) Analyst
2 19 (9.95%) Support Engineer
3 18 (9.42%) Desktop Support
4 15 (7.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (7.85%) Systems Engineer
5 14 (7.33%) Support Analyst
6 11 (5.76%) Architect
6 11 (5.76%) DBA
7 10 (5.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (5.24%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (5.24%) IT Support
7 10 (5.24%) SQL DBA
8 9 (4.71%) Integration Engineer
8 9 (4.71%) Network Engineer
9 8 (4.19%) Systems Integration Engineer
10 7 (3.66%) Deployment Engineer
10 7 (3.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (3.66%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 7 (3.66%) Incident Analyst
10 7 (3.66%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.09%) XML
2 3 (1.57%) .NET
2 3 (1.57%) Apache Axis
2 3 (1.57%) Middleware
3 2 (1.05%) REST
3 2 (1.05%) SOAP
3 2 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.52%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.52%) JSON
4 1 (0.52%) Node.js
4 1 (0.52%) React
4 1 (0.52%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.38%) Management Information System
2 10 (5.24%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.24%) PKI
3 8 (4.19%) NHS
4 7 (3.66%) AS400
4 7 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (3.14%) Cyber Defence
5 6 (3.14%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.09%) CESG
6 4 (2.09%) Clustering
7 3 (1.57%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.52%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.52%) PDA
8 1 (0.52%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.52%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.52%) Tandem
8 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.52%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 64 (33.51%) Windows Server
2 40 (20.94%) Windows 10
3 39 (20.42%) Windows 7
4 23 (12.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (11.52%) Linux
6 19 (9.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (9.95%) Windows XP
7 10 (5.24%) Unix
8 6 (3.14%) AIX
8 6 (3.14%) OpenVMS
9 5 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.09%) VMS
10 4 (2.09%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.05%) Scientific Linux
13 1 (0.52%) Android
13 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (26.70%) Migration
2 46 (24.08%) ITIL
3 26 (13.61%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (10.47%) Performance Tuning
5 19 (9.95%) Requirements Management
5 19 (9.95%) Validation
6 18 (9.42%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (7.85%) Incident Management
8 13 (6.81%) Use Case
9 12 (6.28%) High Availability
9 12 (6.28%) PRINCE2
9 12 (6.28%) Time Management
10 11 (5.76%) Change Management
10 11 (5.76%) Project Management
11 10 (5.24%) Risk Management
11 10 (5.24%) Test Automation
12 9 (4.71%) IT Governance
12 9 (4.71%) Requirements Analysis
12 9 (4.71%) Software Testing
12 9 (4.71%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.14%) SQL
2 26 (13.61%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.66%) PHP
4 6 (3.14%) VB
4 6 (3.14%) VBScript
5 5 (2.62%) C
6 4 (2.09%) C#
7 3 (1.57%) Java
7 3 (1.57%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.05%) C++
8 2 (1.05%) Groovy
8 2 (1.05%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.05%) Python
8 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (19.90%) Security Cleared
2 30 (15.71%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (7.85%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (6.81%) CCNA
5 13 (6.81%) Degree
6 11 (5.76%) HNC
7 8 (4.19%) DV Cleared
8 7 (3.66%) MCP
9 6 (3.14%) ISTQB
9 6 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (3.14%) MCSE
10 4 (2.09%) MCITP
10 4 (2.09%) MCSA
10 4 (2.09%) MCTS
11 2 (1.05%) CCNP
11 2 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.52%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.52%) GCP
2 1 (0.52%) GDPR
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 71 (37.17%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.24%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.19%) vSphere
5 6 (3.14%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (3.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 5 (2.62%) Terminal Services
7 4 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.09%) XenApp
7 4 (2.09%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.57%) Docker
8 3 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (9.95%) SCCM
2 11 (5.76%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (3.14%) Tivoli
4 5 (2.62%) PTC Integrity
4 5 (2.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (2.09%) Ansible
5 4 (2.09%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.09%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.09%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.57%) SCOM
7 2 (1.05%) Nessus
7 2 (1.05%) SCSM
7 2 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.52%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.52%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 78 (40.84%) Microsoft
2 24 (12.57%) Citrix
3 23 (12.04%) IBM
4 17 (8.90%) VMware
5 15 (7.85%) Cisco
6 12 (6.28%) HP
7 11 (5.76%) Apple
7 11 (5.76%) McAfee
8 7 (3.66%) Symantec
9 5 (2.62%) Aruba
9 5 (2.62%) Becrypt
9 5 (2.62%) EMC
9 5 (2.62%) NETGEAR
9 5 (2.62%) Nintex
9 5 (2.62%) PTC
9 5 (2.62%) Remedy
10 3 (1.57%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.57%) Ivanti
10 3 (1.57%) Oracle
11 2 (1.05%) SAP