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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 37 53 43
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 33 14 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.57% 1.86% 3.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.03% 9.59% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 7
Average daily rate £275 £294 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +46.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £288 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £307 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £188 £190
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 22
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.35 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -54.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.23 £25.90 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.97 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+9.18% -3.67%
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
183 146 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.81% 19.36% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 72 87
Average daily rate £370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 32
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.25 £20.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -21.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.82 £25.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 9 £300 -3.22% 1
Warrington -5 9 £298 -0.83%
Knutsford - 3 £275 -
Daresbury - 2 £300 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (72.41%) Microsoft
3 26 (44.83%) ITIL
3 26 (44.83%) MS Excel
4 24 (41.38%) Active Directory
5 21 (36.21%) MS Office
6 15 (25.86%) Windows XP
7 14 (24.14%) Windows 8
8 12 (20.69%) Internet
9 11 (18.97%) Citrix
9 11 (18.97%) Finance
10 10 (17.24%) Banking
10 10 (17.24%) Service Desk Management
11 9 (15.52%) Local Government
11 9 (15.52%) Migration
12 7 (12.07%) Blackberry
12 7 (12.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (12.07%) Juniper
12 7 (12.07%) VPN
12 7 (12.07%) Android
12 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (12.07%) Apple iOS
13 6 (10.34%) Skype for Business
13 6 (10.34%) Process Improvement
13 6 (10.34%) SLA
13 6 (10.34%) Quality Management
14 5 (8.62%) Symantec
14 5 (8.62%) Apple
14 5 (8.62%) SSL
14 5 (8.62%) Disclosure Scotland

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (12.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (10.34%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 26 (44.83%) MS Excel
2 21 (36.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.69%) Internet
2 7 (12.07%) VPN
3 5 (8.62%) SSL
4 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.45%) Wireless
6 1 (1.72%) LAN
6 1 (1.72%) Skype
6 1 (1.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MSI
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 10 (17.24%) Banking
3 9 (15.52%) Local Government
4 3 (5.17%) Dutch Language
4 3 (5.17%) French Language
4 3 (5.17%) German Language
4 3 (5.17%) Italian Language
4 3 (5.17%) Portuguese Language
4 3 (5.17%) Russian Language
4 3 (5.17%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) Desktop Support
2 13 (22.41%) Desktop Engineer
3 11 (18.97%) Support Engineer
4 10 (17.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 10 (17.24%) Service Desk Manager
4 10 (17.24%) Service Manager
5 9 (15.52%) Analyst
6 7 (12.07%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (12.07%) IT Manager
6 7 (12.07%) IT Services Manager
6 7 (12.07%) Service Analyst
6 7 (12.07%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (8.62%) Service Desk Support
9 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
10 3 (5.17%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (5.17%) Help Desk Analyst
10 3 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.90%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.45%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.45%) Handset
3 2 (3.45%) iPad
3 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (25.86%) Windows XP
3 14 (24.14%) Windows 8
4 7 (12.07%) Android
4 7 (12.07%) Apple iOS
4 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.72%) Solaris
7 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) Service Desk Management
3 9 (15.52%) Migration
4 6 (10.34%) Process Improvement
4 6 (10.34%) Quality Management
5 4 (6.90%) ITIL V3
5 4 (6.90%) Service Management
6 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.45%) Data Migration
7 2 (3.45%) E-Procurement
8 1 (1.72%) Application Packaging
8 1 (1.72%) Change Management
8 1 (1.72%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.72%) CRM
8 1 (1.72%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (1.72%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.72%) Delphi
1 1 (1.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) MCDST
3 2 (3.45%) MCP
3 2 (3.45%) MCSA
4 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) SLA
2 5 (8.62%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) SCCM
2 3 (5.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.72%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.72%) Netcool
3 1 (1.72%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 42 (72.41%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.97%) Citrix
3 7 (12.07%) Juniper
4 5 (8.62%) Apple
4 5 (8.62%) Symantec
5 2 (3.45%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.72%) AppSense
6 1 (1.72%) Cisco
6 1 (1.72%) Lotus
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle