The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 36 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 6 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.81% 5.16% 3.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.24% 20.63% 17.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£155 £150 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £150 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -9.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.90 £12.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £14.79 £24.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.30 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -10.64%
Windows 7
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Operating Systems Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
49 63 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.80% 25.00% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 24
Average daily rate £275 £300 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £195 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £390 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.87 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.69% +6.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.05 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.16 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 7 across the Cardiff region.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Cardiff region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7.

1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (39.29%) Windows XP
4 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 9 (32.14%) ITIL
5 9 (32.14%) SCCM
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (21.43%) DNS
7 6 (21.43%) Migration
8 5 (17.86%) VPN
8 5 (17.86%) DHCP
8 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (17.86%) MCSE
8 5 (17.86%) Office 365
9 4 (14.29%) Windows Intune
9 4 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (14.29%) Data Protection
9 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
9 4 (14.29%) MCTS
9 4 (14.29%) MCITP
9 4 (14.29%) SCDPM
9 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
9 4 (14.29%) IIS
9 4 (14.29%) MS Office
9 4 (14.29%) SAN
9 4 (14.29%) Internet
9 4 (14.29%) GIS

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.29%) IIS
1 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (7.14%) Lync
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (21.43%) DNS
3 5 (17.86%) DHCP
3 5 (17.86%) VPN
4 4 (14.29%) SAN
4 4 (14.29%) Internet
5 3 (10.71%) LAN
6 2 (7.14%) WAN
6 2 (7.14%) MPLS
6 2 (7.14%) DSL
7 1 (3.57%) PABX
7 1 (3.57%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (3.57%) VoIP
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Support Engineer
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Server Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Project Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.71%) SCCM Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Wintel Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Project Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) GIS
2 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows XP
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) Linux
6 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Migration
3 4 (14.29%) Project Management
3 4 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) Service Management
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.14%) Change Control
5 1 (3.57%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.57%) Line Management
5 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) Coaching
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Critical Path Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) R
3 1 (3.57%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) VBScript
3 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) MCSE
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.29%) MCTS
2 4 (14.29%) MCITP
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) MCP
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.57%) ISEB
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Intune
2 4 (14.29%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) McAfee
2 4 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (7.14%) Mitel
3 2 (7.14%) LANDesk
3 2 (7.14%) Citrix
3 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.14%) Apple
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco