The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 25 4 13
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 7 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.52% 21.67% 8.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.73% 54.17% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£678 £115 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+489.37% -75.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £209 £275
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.88 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% -59.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £30.50 £39.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.17 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+2.36% -11.46%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
55 24 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 35.48% 40.00% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 5 12
Average daily rate £450 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £115 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £390 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.80 £30.50 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) AIX
6 1 (12.50%) MCSE
6 1 (12.50%) MCSA
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (12.50%) WinRunner
6 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
6 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (12.50%) Veritas
6 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) Netcool
6 1 (12.50%) McAfee
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) Firewall

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) WinRunner
1 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
1 1 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Service Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Technology Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) PDA
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Change Management
1 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
1 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
1 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCTS
2 1 (12.50%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Netcool
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Veritas
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) VMware