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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 37 36 15
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 5 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.74% 3.15% 8.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.35% 20.97% 34.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 10
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£170 £221 £126
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.16% +75.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.33 £13.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.07% +34.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £16.59 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £20.07 £15.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
68 62 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.61% 15.01% 24.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 37 36
Average daily rate £330 £265 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.52% -13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £171 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.33 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% +66.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 28 May 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (37.50%) ITIL
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) Citrix
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (25.00%) Firewall
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (18.75%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (18.75%) Patch Management
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (18.75%) AppSense
7 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (18.75%) MSI
7 3 (18.75%) InstallShield
7 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
7 3 (18.75%) Mac OS X
7 3 (18.75%) Apple
7 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) Java
7 3 (18.75%) .NET
8 2 (12.50%) MS Office
8 2 (12.50%) A+ Certification
8 2 (12.50%) DNS
8 2 (12.50%) Active Directory

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Lync
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MSI
1 3 (18.75%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Analyst
1 4 (25.00%) Customer Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Mac OS X
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (18.75%) Patch Management
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) A+ Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
1 5 (31.25%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) AppSense
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 3 (18.75%) Apple
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
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