The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheltenham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 16 13 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 6 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 5.00% 6.10% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 15.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate
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£130 £218 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
-23.63% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Operating Systems Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30 32 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 25.00% 39.02% 17.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 9
Average daily rate £165 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.23% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £185 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £363 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -37.20%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) MS Office
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 5 (33.33%) Legal
6 4 (26.67%) SCCM
7 3 (20.00%) Law
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) DHCP
8 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (13.33%) DNS
8 2 (13.33%) Citrix
8 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
8 2 (13.33%) AppSense
8 2 (13.33%) ITSM
8 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
8 2 (13.33%) Service Management
8 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
8 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
8 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
8 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (6.67%) Office 365
9 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
9 1 (6.67%) Firewall
9 1 (6.67%) Degree

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows 7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) MS Office
2 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) SMS
General
1 5 (33.33%) Legal
2 3 (20.00%) Law
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Desktop Support
3 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Service Management
1 2 (13.33%) ITSM
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) MCSA
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) AppSense
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) HP