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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 26 19 23
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 9 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.63% 7.60% 4.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.43% 35.14% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Average daily rate
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£206 £244 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £147 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £391 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £200 £270
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.16 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% +19.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -0.85%
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
42 74 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 16.94% 21.64% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 45 22
Average daily rate £280 £258 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.73% -26.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.18 £16.16 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 March 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows XP
3 6 (40.00%) ITIL
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (26.67%) Citrix
5 4 (26.67%) Firewall
6 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (20.00%) Apple
6 3 (20.00%) MSI
6 3 (20.00%) InstallShield
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 3 (20.00%) Java
6 3 (20.00%) .NET
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (20.00%) AppSense
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (13.33%) SCCM
7 2 (13.33%) Migration
7 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
7 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (13.33%) Office 365
7 2 (13.33%) MS Office
7 2 (13.33%) DNS
7 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
7 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.67%) Lync
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) MPLS
3 1 (6.67%) DSL
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MSI
1 3 (20.00%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Customer Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (6.67%) Applications Packager
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
1 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows XP
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCP
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (6.67%) ProxySG
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Citrix
2 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (20.00%) Apple
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) AppSense
3 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint