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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 63 37 38
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 19 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.91% 4.99% 3.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.26% 18.43% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £200 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -27.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £132 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £301 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £189 £200 £270
% change year-on-year
-5.62% -25.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.80 £14.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.57 £43.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
230 217 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.16% 27.09% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 103 77
Average daily rate £420 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £139 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £25.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.00% +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £43.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 27 May 2015.

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
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 27 May 2015. 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 -4 7 £165 -39.44% 6
Warrington -10 4 £450 +41.17% 3
Runcorn - 4 £500 -
Sandbach - 1 £400 -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
3 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
3 20 (54.05%) Windows XP
4 13 (35.14%) MS Office
5 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
6 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
7 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
7 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (16.22%) Blackberry
8 6 (16.22%) Citrix
8 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
8 6 (16.22%) VPN
8 6 (16.22%) Migration
9 5 (13.51%) Local Government
9 5 (13.51%) Dutch Language
9 5 (13.51%) German Language
9 5 (13.51%) SCCM
9 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
9 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (13.51%) IBM Notes
9 5 (13.51%) Service Management
9 5 (13.51%) Lotus
10 4 (10.81%) NetApp
10 4 (10.81%) MPLS
10 4 (10.81%) Finance
10 4 (10.81%) WAN
10 4 (10.81%) ITIL
10 4 (10.81%) EMC

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) IBM Notes
2 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.41%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Office
2 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
1 6 (16.22%) VPN
2 4 (10.81%) WAN
2 4 (10.81%) MPLS
3 3 (8.11%) Wireless
3 3 (8.11%) VoIP
4 2 (5.41%) SSL
5 1 (2.70%) Internet
5 1 (2.70%) Firewall
5 1 (2.70%) DHCP
5 1 (2.70%) DNS
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MSI
1 1 (2.70%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (13.51%) Local Government
1 5 (13.51%) Dutch Language
1 5 (13.51%) German Language
2 4 (10.81%) French Language
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Russian Language
3 2 (5.41%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (5.41%) Turkish Language
4 1 (2.70%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.70%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Service Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Desktop Support
4 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.41%) Applications Packager
7 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Lead Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Lead Technical Architect
7 2 (5.41%) IT Support
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) Handset
2 3 (8.11%) iPhone
3 2 (5.41%) iPad
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (54.05%) Windows XP
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.70%) Android
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Migration
2 5 (13.51%) Service Management
3 4 (10.81%) ITIL
4 3 (8.11%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.41%) Coaching
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.70%) Information Management
6 1 (2.70%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) C
1 1 (2.70%) Java
1 1 (2.70%) VBScript
1 1 (2.70%) VB
1 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) MCDST
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.41%) MCP
5 1 (2.70%) ISEB
5 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) XenApp
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) OpenView
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) Citrix
3 5 (13.51%) Lotus
4 4 (10.81%) NetApp
4 4 (10.81%) EMC
5 3 (8.11%) Cisco
5 3 (8.11%) HP
5 3 (8.11%) LANDesk
5 3 (8.11%) Symantec
5 3 (8.11%) McAfee
6 2 (5.41%) Websense
6 2 (5.41%) AppSense
6 2 (5.41%) Juniper
7 1 (2.70%) Avaya
7 1 (2.70%) Adobe
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