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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 9 15
Rank change year-on-year -13 +6  
Contract jobs citing Windows 4 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 4.65% 6.25% 11.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 22.22% 65.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £100 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £340 £320
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £11.00 £16.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +16.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.38 £14.85
% change year-on-year -5.72% +3.56%  

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 36 9 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Wales 41.86% 28.13% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 6 8
Median daily rate £500 £475 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +22.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £100 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £508 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £11.00 £16.00 £13.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +22.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

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 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 30 March 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 -13 4 - -
Windows
Wales

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 20 (76.92%) Linux
2 17 (65.38%) Unix
3 16 (61.54%) WebLogic
3 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
5 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
5 10 (38.46%) JSON
5 10 (38.46%) QA
5 10 (38.46%) Selenium
5 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
5 10 (38.46%) Cucumber
5 10 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (38.46%) Mentoring
5 10 (38.46%) Scrum
5 10 (38.46%) VMware
5 10 (38.46%) HTML
5 10 (38.46%) Java
5 10 (38.46%) SQL
5 10 (38.46%) CSS
5 10 (38.46%) XML
5 10 (38.46%) Dropwizard
6 9 (34.62%) JUnit
6 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
6 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (34.62%) JBehave
7 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
8 6 (23.08%) AIX

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 16 (61.54%) WebLogic
2 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
3 6 (23.08%) Apache
3 6 (23.08%) Confluence
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Network Security
1 4 (15.38%) VoIP
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (11.54%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) IPsec
3 1 (3.85%) IPv6
3 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.85%) RTP
3 1 (3.85%) SNMP
3 1 (3.85%) SSH
3 1 (3.85%) SSL
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) MongoDB
1 6 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Cucumber
1 10 (38.46%) Selenium
2 9 (34.62%) JBehave
2 9 (34.62%) JUnit
3 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 6 (23.08%) JIRA
3 6 (23.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (11.54%) Electronics
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
1 3 (11.54%) Manufacturing
1 3 (11.54%) Marketing
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Developer
1 10 (38.46%) Java Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Architect
3 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Architect
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) IT Support
5 2 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Digital Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.69%) IT Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Security Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Network Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Security Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (38.46%) CSS
1 10 (38.46%) Dropwizard
1 10 (38.46%) HTML
1 10 (38.46%) JSON
1 10 (38.46%) XML
2 6 (23.08%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (23.08%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (23.08%) Clustering
2 6 (23.08%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Linux
2 17 (65.38%) Unix
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (23.08%) AIX
4 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (15.38%) Windows 10
6 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (38.46%) Automated Testing
2 10 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
2 10 (38.46%) Mentoring
2 10 (38.46%) Scrum
3 6 (23.08%) High Availability
3 6 (23.08%) IT Governance
3 6 (23.08%) Software Delivery
4 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (11.54%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (11.54%) Programme Management
4 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) ITSM
5 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Java
1 10 (38.46%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) QA
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (23.08%) PowerHA
3 3 (11.54%) pfSense
3 3 (11.54%) Snort
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Ansible
1 6 (23.08%) Nessus
1 6 (23.08%) Packer
1 6 (23.08%) Puppet
1 6 (23.08%) Rundeck
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
1 6 (23.08%) Tivoli
1 6 (23.08%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 6 (23.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 6 (23.08%) Zenoss
2 3 (11.54%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) VMware
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) IBM
3 6 (23.08%) Oracle
3 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 6 (23.08%) Sonatype
3 6 (23.08%) Symantec
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 3 (11.54%) SAP
5 3 (11.54%) Vyatta
6 1 (3.85%) Apple
6 1 (3.85%) BMC
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix
6 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow