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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
UK / Wales
Rank 47 51 30
Rank change year-on-year +4 -21  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 20 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.85% 3.83% 4.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.42% 10.92% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 15
Median daily rate £180 £141 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.43% -11.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £133 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £193 £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £215 £200
% change year-on-year -16.18% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 12
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £12.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.07% +2.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £10.97 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.18 £13.20 £15.20
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 Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 161 238 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 22.93% 35.05% 20.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 156 77
Median daily rate £425 £350 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 23
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.30% -1.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £20.00 £17.46
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 Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Wales

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Wales over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 26 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
South Wales +9 19 £180 +27.43%
West Wales - 1 - - 1
Windows 7
UK

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 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 Wales region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (57.14%) MS Office
3 31 (55.36%) Active Directory
4 21 (37.50%) ITIL
5 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
6 12 (21.43%) iPhone
6 12 (21.43%) iPad
6 12 (21.43%) Citrix
6 12 (21.43%) Cisco
6 12 (21.43%) MS Excel
7 10 (17.86%) Windows Server
8 9 (16.07%) Network Management
9 8 (14.29%) CCNA
9 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
9 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (12.50%) VMware
10 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 7 (12.50%) Windows 8
10 7 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (7.14%) Windows 10
12 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (5.36%) Structured Cabling
12 3 (5.36%) Software Licensing
12 3 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (5.36%) iSCSI
12 3 (5.36%) Migration
12 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
12 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery

Windows 7
Top Related 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 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.57%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 32 (57.14%) MS Office
2 12 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (5.36%) Firewall
1 3 (5.36%) iSCSI
1 3 (5.36%) SAN
1 3 (5.36%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (3.57%) VPN
3 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.79%) MSI
General
1 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (32.14%) Analyst
1 18 (32.14%) Support Engineer
2 17 (30.36%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (26.79%) Service Analyst
3 15 (26.79%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (23.21%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 11 (19.64%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (17.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 8 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (10.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (10.71%) Service Desk Engineer
9 5 (8.93%) Desktop Support
9 5 (8.93%) IT Support
10 4 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
10 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
10 4 (7.14%) Technical Support
11 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (5.36%) IT Support Analyst
11 3 (5.36%) Network Support
11 3 (5.36%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.43%) iPad
1 12 (21.43%) iPhone
2 2 (3.57%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.79%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (17.86%) Windows Server
3 7 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 4 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) ITIL
2 9 (16.07%) Network Management
3 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (5.36%) Migration
3 3 (5.36%) Software Licensing
4 2 (3.57%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.79%) Contact Management
5 1 (1.79%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.79%) ITSM
5 1 (1.79%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.79%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.79%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.79%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) C
2 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.79%) VB
2 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) CCNA
1 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (55.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
2 1 (1.79%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.43%) Cisco
2 12 (21.43%) Citrix
3 7 (12.50%) VMware
4 3 (5.36%) Apple
4 3 (5.36%) Avaya
4 3 (5.36%) HP
5 2 (3.57%) Lotus
6 1 (1.79%) AppSense
6 1 (1.79%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.79%) Remedy
6 1 (1.79%) Samsung