The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 25 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
Wales / West Wales
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 3 14
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11  
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 10.53% 21.21% 7.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 50.00% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Median daily rate £323 £563 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.66% +56.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £384 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £586 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year - +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 £11.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +4.83%  

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 West Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 12 14 26
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Wales 31.58% 42.42% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 13
Median daily rate £475 £520 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +29.19%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 £11.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in West Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West 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 West Wales

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows in West Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows in West Wales

Windows
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in West Wales over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows in West Wales

Windows
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows in West Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows in West Wales

Windows
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Wales region over the 3 months to 25 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
Swansea -9 3 £323 -42.66% 8
Windows
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Wales region with a requirement for Windows.

1 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) VPN
3 3 (33.33%) VoIP
3 3 (33.33%) Network Security
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (33.33%) Snort
3 3 (33.33%) pfSense
3 3 (33.33%) HAProxy
3 3 (33.33%) Vyatta
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (11.11%) Unix
5 1 (11.11%) AIX
5 1 (11.11%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) IPv6
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) MCSE
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (33.33%) Network Security
1 3 (33.33%) VoIP
1 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) IPv6
3 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
1 1 (11.11%) Front Office
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Network Security Specialist
1 2 (22.22%) Network Specialist
1 2 (22.22%) Security Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) Floorwalker
2 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) IT Support
2 1 (11.11%) IT Technician
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) AIX
4 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
4 1 (11.11%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
1 1 (11.11%) High Availability
1 1 (11.11%) Line Management
1 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCITP
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) pfSense
2 3 (33.33%) Snort
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HAProxy
2 1 (11.11%) Ansible
2 1 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Vyatta
4 1 (11.11%) Apple
4 1 (11.11%) BMC
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) McAfee
4 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas