The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 41 47 31
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 30 29 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.72% 3.05% 5.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.22% 11.46% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 16
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£150 £175 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -45.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £145 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £253 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £207 £225 £273
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -17.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 7
Average hourly rate £16.16 £30.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.13% +114.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Windows 7
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
185 253 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.92% 26.63% 26.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 97 109
Average daily rate £340 £308 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 38 21
Average hourly rate £16.75 £31.56 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.91% +125.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.57 £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows 7
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +5 8 - - 4
Warrington -2 8 £350 - 3
Crewe -3 5 - - 1
Runcorn - 2 £159 -
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 69 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (44.93%) Microsoft
3 30 (43.48%) Active Directory
4 23 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 15 (21.74%) Local Government
5 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (18.84%) ITIL
7 12 (17.39%) Citrix
8 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
8 11 (15.94%) Security Cleared
8 11 (15.94%) SCCM
9 10 (14.49%) VMware
9 10 (14.49%) Migration
9 10 (14.49%) MS Office
10 9 (13.04%) MS Excel
11 8 (11.59%) TCP/IP
11 8 (11.59%) VPN
11 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (11.59%) Windows Vista
12 7 (10.14%) MS Exchange
13 6 (8.70%) Linux
13 6 (8.70%) Symantec
13 6 (8.70%) Sophos
13 6 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (8.70%) SonicWALL
13 6 (8.70%) Draytek
13 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (8.70%) Windows 8

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (10.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.35%) Lync
4 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (14.49%) MS Office
2 9 (13.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) TCP/IP
1 8 (11.59%) VPN
2 2 (2.90%) SSL
2 2 (2.90%) Firewall
2 2 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.90%) Wireless
2 2 (2.90%) Network Security
3 1 (1.45%) LAN
3 1 (1.45%) WAN
3 1 (1.45%) SMTP
3 1 (1.45%) DHCP
3 1 (1.45%) DNS
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
3 1 (1.45%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MSI
General
1 15 (21.74%) Local Government
2 3 (4.35%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (20.29%) Analyst
2 13 (18.84%) Desktop Support
3 10 (14.49%) Help Desk Support
4 9 (13.04%) 1st Line Support
5 8 (11.59%) Support Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (7.25%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Support Technician
9 3 (4.35%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 3 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Rollout Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Architect
10 2 (2.90%) Technical Support
10 2 (2.90%) Test Analyst
10 2 (2.90%) IT Manager
10 2 (2.90%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.35%) Handset
3 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.90%) iPad
4 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.45%) iPhone
4 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 69 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (11.59%) Windows Vista
6 6 (8.70%) Linux
6 6 (8.70%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.90%) Android
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.45%) UNIX
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.84%) ITIL
2 10 (14.49%) Migration
3 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (4.35%) Project Planning
4 3 (4.35%) Service Management
4 3 (4.35%) Change Management
5 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.90%) ITIL V3
5 2 (2.90%) Test Planning
5 2 (2.90%) Test Strategy
6 1 (1.45%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.45%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (1.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.45%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.45%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.45%) ERP
6 1 (1.45%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.45%) Project Management
6 1 (1.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
1 11 (15.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.80%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.90%) ISEB
4 2 (2.90%) MCSE
4 2 (2.90%) MCSA
4 2 (2.90%) MCP
4 2 (2.90%) MCDST
4 2 (2.90%) MCITP
5 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.90%) vSphere
4 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.45%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) SCOM
3 1 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.45%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 31 (44.93%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.39%) Citrix
3 10 (14.49%) VMware
4 6 (8.70%) Symantec
4 6 (8.70%) Sophos
4 6 (8.70%) SonicWALL
4 6 (8.70%) Draytek
5 5 (7.25%) McAfee
6 3 (4.35%) AppSense
6 3 (4.35%) Cisco
7 2 (2.90%) Juniper
7 2 (2.90%) HP
7 2 (2.90%) Dell
8 1 (1.45%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.45%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.45%) Civica
8 1 (1.45%) CA
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