The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Cheshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 31 24 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 46 42 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.48% 5.69% 2.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.55% 22.83% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 10
Average daily rate £180 £250 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +2.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £135 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £450 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 9 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +107.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
204 184 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.29% 24.93% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 68 93
Average daily rate £288 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £153 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 20 7
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £8.25 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows 7
North West

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -6 23 £263 -41.66%
Crewe +4 4 £127 - 2
Warrington -4 4 £330 +144.44%
Northwich - 1 - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Sandbach - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (60.53%) Migration
3 31 (40.79%) Citrix
4 29 (38.16%) Microsoft
4 29 (38.16%) XenApp
5 28 (36.84%) AppSense
5 28 (36.84%) Active Directory
6 27 (35.53%) Local Government
7 26 (34.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 23 (30.26%) SCCM
9 18 (23.68%) Application Packaging
10 16 (21.05%) Windows XP
11 15 (19.74%) MS Excel
11 15 (19.74%) MS Office
12 13 (17.11%) VBScript
12 13 (17.11%) PRINCE2
12 13 (17.11%) PowerShell
12 13 (17.11%) Compatibility Testing
13 12 (15.79%) Project Planning
13 12 (15.79%) VB
13 12 (15.79%) AdminStudio
14 10 (13.16%) MSI
14 10 (13.16%) ITIL
15 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
15 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
16 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (6.58%) Symantec
17 5 (6.58%) MS Project
17 5 (6.58%) MS Visio

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (6.58%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.32%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (19.74%) MS Office
1 15 (19.74%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.58%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.58%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) VPN
2 1 (1.32%) DNS
2 1 (1.32%) Firewall
2 1 (1.32%) LAN
2 1 (1.32%) VoIP
2 1 (1.32%) WAN
2 1 (1.32%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (15.79%) AdminStudio
2 10 (13.16%) MSI
General
1 27 (35.53%) Local Government
2 4 (5.26%) Publishing
3 2 (2.63%) Finance
4 1 (1.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (18.42%) Applications Packager
2 12 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 9 (11.84%) Analyst
4 7 (9.21%) ICT Project Manager
5 6 (7.89%) Test Analyst
6 5 (6.58%) Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (3.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (3.95%) Citrix Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) Coordinator
8 3 (3.95%) Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) SCCM Administrator
9 2 (2.63%) Service Desk Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Server Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (23.68%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.63%) Thin Client
1 2 (2.63%) PDA
1 2 (2.63%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.32%) Clustering
2 1 (1.32%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (21.05%) Windows XP
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.26%) Windows Vista
5 4 (5.26%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (60.53%) Migration
2 13 (17.11%) PRINCE2
2 13 (17.11%) Compatibility Testing
3 12 (15.79%) Project Planning
4 10 (13.16%) ITIL
5 4 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.26%) Change Management
5 4 (5.26%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (2.63%) Data Management
6 2 (2.63%) Service Management
7 1 (1.32%) Project Management
7 1 (1.32%) Data Security
7 1 (1.32%) Information Security
7 1 (1.32%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.32%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.11%) VBScript
1 13 (17.11%) PowerShell
2 12 (15.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.63%) MCITP
3 2 (2.63%) MCP
3 2 (2.63%) MCSA
4 1 (1.32%) ISEB
4 1 (1.32%) CCA
4 1 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.32%) CCEA
4 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) APMP
System Software
1 29 (38.16%) XenApp
2 28 (36.84%) Active Directory
3 26 (34.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (30.26%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 31 (40.79%) Citrix
2 29 (38.16%) Microsoft
3 28 (36.84%) AppSense
4 5 (6.58%) Symantec
5 3 (3.95%) HP
6 2 (2.63%) Dell
6 2 (2.63%) McAfee
6 2 (2.63%) Toshiba
6 2 (2.63%) VMware
6 2 (2.63%) Spiceworks
7 1 (1.32%) Lotus
Northwich, Cheshire
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