The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Windows 7 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 31 42 28
Rank change year-on-year +11 -14  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 8 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.36% 4.49% 3.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 12.34% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Median daily rate £325 £140 £206
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +132.14% -32.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £210 £200
% change year-on-year -14.18% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 2
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% -16.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £12.33 £15.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.21 £13.00 £15.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  

Windows 7 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 Cardiff with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 64 154 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 18.88% 36.41% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 104 25
Median daily rate £400 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £140 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 5
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £11.20 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £19.00 £17.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in Cardiff

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Cardiff

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Cardiff

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (68.57%) MS Office
3 20 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 13 (37.14%) ITIL
5 11 (31.43%) iPhone
5 11 (31.43%) iPad
6 10 (28.57%) Citrix
7 8 (22.86%) Network Management
8 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 3 (8.57%) Apple
9 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
10 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
10 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
10 2 (5.71%) Cisco
10 2 (5.71%) Publishing
10 2 (5.71%) Migration
10 2 (5.71%) Smartphone
10 2 (5.71%) Data Migration
11 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
11 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
11 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
11 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
11 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (2.86%) SCCM
11 1 (2.86%) Wireless
11 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (2.86%) AppSense
11 1 (2.86%) CCNA

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (68.57%) MS Office
2 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.86%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Analyst
2 14 (40.00%) Service Analyst
2 14 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (37.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (31.43%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 11 (31.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
6 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (14.29%) Desktop Support
7 4 (11.43%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
8 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 3 (8.57%) IT Analyst
8 3 (8.57%) IT Support
8 3 (8.57%) IT Support Analyst
8 3 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (5.71%) First Line Help Desk Support
9 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) iPad
1 11 (31.43%) iPhone
2 2 (5.71%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
3 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) Network Management
3 2 (5.71%) Data Migration
3 2 (5.71%) Migration
4 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.86%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C
1 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.86%) VB
1 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
1 1 (2.86%) CCNA
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 20 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
1 1 (2.86%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Citrix
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) Apple
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) AppSense