The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
Wales / South Wales
Rank 34 45 37
Rank change year-on-year +11 -8  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 20 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.54% 4.34% 3.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.70% 12.14% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 7
Median daily rate £180 £141 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.43% -29.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £133 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £193 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £215 £200
% change year-on-year -16.08% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 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 £10.70 £10.95 £15.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.18 £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 South Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 113 206 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 20.00% 35.76% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 135 54
Median daily rate £375 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £422 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 7
Median hourly rate £19.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £20.00 £17.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in South Wales

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in South Wales over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in South Wales

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in South Wales

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in South Wales over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows 7 in South Wales

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +10 8 £325 +132.14%
Caerphilly -5 6 £180 -
Bridgend -3 5 £70 -
Windows 7
Wales

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (58.82%) Active Directory
3 28 (54.90%) MS Office
4 20 (39.22%) ITIL
5 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 12 (23.53%) Cisco
7 11 (21.57%) iPhone
7 11 (21.57%) iPad
7 11 (21.57%) MS Excel
8 10 (19.61%) Citrix
8 10 (19.61%) Windows Server
9 8 (15.69%) Network Management
9 8 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (15.69%) CCNA
9 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
10 7 (13.73%) VMware
10 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
10 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
10 7 (13.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (11.76%) Windows 8
12 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (5.88%) iSCSI
13 3 (5.88%) Software Licensing
13 3 (5.88%) Windows 10
13 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
13 3 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
13 3 (5.88%) HP
13 3 (5.88%) Avaya
13 3 (5.88%) SAN

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 8 (15.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 28 (54.90%) MS Office
2 11 (21.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (5.88%) Firewall
1 3 (5.88%) iSCSI
1 3 (5.88%) SAN
1 3 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.96%) MSI
General
1 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Analyst
2 16 (31.37%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (29.41%) Service Analyst
3 15 (29.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (27.45%) Support Engineer
5 12 (23.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 11 (21.57%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (17.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (13.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (11.76%) Service Desk Engineer
10 5 (9.80%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (9.80%) Desktop Support
11 4 (7.84%) IT Support
11 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
11 4 (7.84%) Technical Support
12 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 3 (5.88%) IT Analyst
12 3 (5.88%) IT Support Analyst
12 3 (5.88%) Network Support
12 3 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) iPad
1 11 (21.57%) iPhone
2 2 (3.92%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (19.61%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.76%) Windows 8
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.88%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) ITIL
2 8 (15.69%) Network Management
3 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (5.88%) Migration
3 3 (5.88%) Software Licensing
4 2 (3.92%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.96%) Contact Management
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.96%) ITSM
5 1 (1.96%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.96%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.96%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.96%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) C
2 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.96%) VB
2 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) CCNA
1 8 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (13.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
2 7 (13.73%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.96%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.96%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.53%) Cisco
3 10 (19.61%) Citrix
4 7 (13.73%) VMware
5 3 (5.88%) Apple
5 3 (5.88%) Avaya
5 3 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (1.96%) AppSense
6 1 (1.96%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.96%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.96%) Remedy
6 1 (1.96%) Samsung