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 28 June 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.

Microsoft Windows 7
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 17 35
Rank change year-on-year -16 +18  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 8 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.44% 8.27% 2.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.51% 29.49% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 3
Median daily rate £195 £150 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £83 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £438 £180
UK excluding London median daily rate £158 £188 £190
% change year-on-year -16.00% -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% -1.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.33 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £12.98 £15.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.65 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -10.47% +1.66%  

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 94 78 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 28.66% 28.06% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 99 115
Median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £95 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £594 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 19
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.55 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.68 £19.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Cardiff over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in Cardiff

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
6 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (6.67%) Office 365
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.67%) ThinApp
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.67%) Statistics
6 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
6 1 (6.67%) SCCM
6 1 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (6.67%) AppSense

Windows 7
Co-occurring 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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) LAN
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) InstallShield
1 1 (6.67%) MSI
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Service Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Deployment Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) OCX
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Time Management
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITSM
3 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) VB
1 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) AppSense
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) VMware