Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 23 November 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 41 66
Rank change year-on-year +5 +25 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 60 72 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 5.05% 5.08% 3.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.43% 20.93% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 31 25
Wales median daily rate £175 £163 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -50.00% +94.03%
10th Percentile £110 £108 £174
90th Percentile £352 £194 £400
UK median daily rate £180 £185 £195
% change year-on-year -2.70% -5.13% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 25
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £11.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.04% -0.86% -9.02%
10th Percentile £10.20 £10.08 £9.00
90th Percentile £19.00 £15.89 £17.35
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.45% -4.92% +3.50%

Windows 7 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 280 344 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 23.57% 24.26% 20.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 194 238
Wales median daily rate £331 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.19% +14.29% +5.90%
10th Percentile £130 £157 £263
90th Percentile £480 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 49 39
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £11.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +7.76% -14.07%
10th Percentile £10.20 £10.20 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.70 £29.45 £22.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in Wales

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Wales

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Wales over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in Wales

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Wales

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +4 50 £175 +12.00% 4
North Wales +6 10 £183 -
Windows 7
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (65.00%) Active Directory
3 31 (51.67%) Windows 10
4 24 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 18 (30.00%) ITIL
6 16 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
7 15 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 14 (23.33%) SCCM
9 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
10 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 9 (15.00%) MS Exchange
12 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (11.67%) Degree
13 7 (11.67%) VMware
13 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (11.67%) Windows 8
14 6 (10.00%) Office 365
14 6 (10.00%) Migration
15 5 (8.33%) Symantec
15 5 (8.33%) Citrix
15 5 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
15 5 (8.33%) DHCP
15 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
15 5 (8.33%) DNS
15 5 (8.33%) MCSE
15 5 (8.33%) Windows XP
16 4 (6.67%) vSphere
16 4 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
16 4 (6.67%) iPhone
16 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 9 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.67%) IBM Notes
3 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.00%) IIS
3 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) DHCP
1 5 (8.33%) DNS
1 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.67%) Firewall
2 4 (6.67%) VLAN
2 4 (6.67%) VPN
3 3 (5.00%) VSAN
4 2 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.33%) LAN
4 2 (3.33%) Skype
4 2 (3.33%) WAN
5 1 (1.67%) PBX
5 1 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.67%) VoIP
5 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.67%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.67%) MSI
General
1 4 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.67%) Legal
3 1 (1.67%) Publishing
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 12 (20.00%) Analyst
2 12 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 9 (15.00%) IT Technician
4 7 (11.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) IT Support
5 6 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Support Technician
6 5 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (8.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 5 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
6 5 (8.33%) Technical Support
7 4 (6.67%) 1st Line Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.67%) iPhone
1 4 (6.67%) NHS
2 3 (5.00%) FMCG
2 3 (5.00%) iPad
3 2 (3.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (51.67%) Windows 10
3 15 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (11.67%) Windows 8
5 5 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) ITIL
2 6 (10.00%) Migration
3 3 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (5.00%) High Availability
3 3 (5.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (5.00%) ITSM
3 3 (5.00%) Security Hardening
3 3 (5.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 2 (3.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.33%) Integration Testing
4 2 (3.33%) Network Management
4 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (3.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (3.33%) UML
5 1 (1.67%) Biometrics
5 1 (1.67%) CRM
5 1 (1.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (1.67%) Fault Management
5 1 (1.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) C#
2 2 (3.33%) C++
2 2 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (1.67%) C
3 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (11.67%) Degree
5 5 (8.33%) MCSE
6 3 (5.00%) HNC
6 3 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (3.33%) MCITP
8 1 (1.67%) MCDST
8 1 (1.67%) MCSA
8 1 (1.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.67%) vSphere
4 3 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.33%) BitLocker
5 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (23.33%) SCCM
2 5 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (6.67%) Backup Exec
3 4 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (6.67%) NetBackup
4 3 (5.00%) SCOM
4 3 (5.00%) vCenter Server
4 3 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.67%) VMware
3 5 (8.33%) Citrix
3 5 (8.33%) Symantec
4 4 (6.67%) Lotus
4 4 (6.67%) McAfee
4 4 (6.67%) SAP
5 3 (5.00%) Cisco
6 2 (3.33%) Apple
6 2 (3.33%) HP
6 2 (3.33%) Lumension
6 2 (3.33%) Samsung
7 1 (1.67%) Dell
7 1 (1.67%) IBM