The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 52 17 42
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +25
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 29 42 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.65% 7.32% 1.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.79% 28.97% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £150 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £375 £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £207 £225 £273
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -17.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 3
Average hourly rate £11.25 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £13.00 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £18.00 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Windows 7
UK

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

Operating Systems Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
163 145 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.53% 25.26% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 77 31
Average daily rate £325 £263 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £394 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.87 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.35% -20.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.42 £18.97 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -15 28 £140 -44.00% 4
West Wales - - - - 5
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (46.88%) Active Directory
3 22 (34.38%) Windows XP
3 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
4 19 (29.69%) MS Excel
5 15 (23.44%) ITIL
6 13 (20.31%) MS Office
7 12 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (17.19%) VMware
8 11 (17.19%) TCP/IP
8 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (15.63%) Office 365
9 10 (15.63%) VPN
9 10 (15.63%) DNS
9 10 (15.63%) DHCP
9 10 (15.63%) SAN
10 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (14.06%) MCSE
10 9 (14.06%) Migration
10 9 (14.06%) PowerShell
10 9 (14.06%) MCITP
10 9 (14.06%) SCCM
10 9 (14.06%) Windows Intune
11 8 (12.50%) SCDPM
11 8 (12.50%) Data Protection
11 8 (12.50%) MCTS
11 8 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (12.50%) IIS
11 8 (12.50%) McAfee
11 8 (12.50%) Internet

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 8 (12.50%) IIS
2 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.69%) OpenROAD
4 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.56%) Lync
5 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (29.69%) MS Excel
2 13 (20.31%) MS Office
3 4 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (15.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.19%) TCP/IP
2 10 (15.63%) VPN
2 10 (15.63%) DNS
2 10 (15.63%) DHCP
2 10 (15.63%) SAN
3 8 (12.50%) Internet
4 4 (6.25%) VoIP
5 2 (3.13%) LAN
6 1 (1.56%) PABX
6 1 (1.56%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.56%) WAN
6 1 (1.56%) DSL
6 1 (1.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
1 3 (4.69%) Ingres
1 3 (4.69%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (18.75%) Analyst
2 11 (17.19%) Support Engineer
3 8 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) Wintel Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) SCCM Engineer
6 5 (7.81%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.25%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Project Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Service Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Installation Technician
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (4.69%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (4.69%) Change Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Deployment Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) GIS
2 3 (4.69%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.13%) Statistics
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
4 1 (1.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (34.38%) Windows XP
3 11 (17.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.38%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.69%) UNIX
6 3 (4.69%) AIX
6 3 (4.69%) Linux
7 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.44%) ITIL
2 9 (14.06%) Migration
3 8 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 7 (10.94%) Project Management
5 5 (7.81%) Service Delivery
5 5 (7.81%) Change Management
6 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.25%) Business Analysis
6 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 4 (6.25%) Coaching
7 3 (4.69%) Software Deployment
7 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.69%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.69%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.69%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.13%) Service Management
8 2 (3.13%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) PowerShell
2 6 (9.38%) SQL
3 5 (7.81%) VBScript
4 3 (4.69%) R
4 3 (4.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (14.06%) MCSE
1 9 (14.06%) MCITP
2 8 (12.50%) MCTS
3 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.56%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
System Software
1 30 (46.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.13%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.13%) vSphere
5 1 (1.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) SCCM
1 9 (14.06%) Windows Intune
2 8 (12.50%) SCDPM
2 8 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 22 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (17.19%) VMware
3 8 (12.50%) McAfee
4 4 (6.25%) Mitel
4 4 (6.25%) Citrix
4 4 (6.25%) Cisco
4 4 (6.25%) HP
4 4 (6.25%) Dell
5 2 (3.13%) ProCurve
5 2 (3.13%) LANDesk
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