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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 59 33 22
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 21 45 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.11% 5.34% 5.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.05% 21.95% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £160 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £122 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £286 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £210 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £35.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £44.55 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
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
190 205 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.13% 24.32% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 71 74
Average daily rate £400 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £132 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 20
Average hourly rate £14.50 £31.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.96% +90.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £13.50 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -10 8 - - 5
Warrington -13 5 £450 +36.36% 1
Crewe -7 1 - - 2
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
3 19 (54.29%) Windows XP
4 13 (37.14%) MS Office
5 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
6 8 (22.86%) SCCM
7 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 6 (17.14%) Migration
8 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (14.29%) Blackberry
9 5 (14.29%) AppSense
9 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 5 (14.29%) Citrix
9 5 (14.29%) Local Government
9 5 (14.29%) Dutch Language
9 5 (14.29%) German Language
10 4 (11.43%) French Language
10 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
10 4 (11.43%) Application Packaging
10 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (11.43%) VPN
10 4 (11.43%) IBM Notes
10 4 (11.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (11.43%) Finance
10 4 (11.43%) MSI
10 4 (11.43%) Lotus
11 3 (8.57%) NetApp
11 3 (8.57%) EMC
11 3 (8.57%) Symantec

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) IBM Notes
3 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (37.14%) MS Office
2 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.43%) VPN
3 3 (8.57%) VoIP
3 3 (8.57%) WAN
3 3 (8.57%) MPLS
4 2 (5.71%) Wireless
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.86%) Firewall
5 1 (2.86%) DHCP
5 1 (2.86%) DNS
5 1 (2.86%) SSL
5 1 (2.86%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MSI
2 2 (5.71%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (14.29%) Local Government
1 5 (14.29%) Dutch Language
1 5 (14.29%) German Language
2 4 (11.43%) French Language
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Russian Language
4 1 (2.86%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.86%) Turkish Language
4 1 (2.86%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Applications Packager
3 5 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.71%) Rollout Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Lead Technical Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Services Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Lead Architect
7 1 (2.86%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.57%) Handset
2 3 (8.57%) iPhone
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) iSeries
4 1 (2.86%) iPad
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Windows XP
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Migration
2 3 (8.57%) Compatibility Testing
2 3 (8.57%) ITIL
2 3 (8.57%) Service Management
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
3 1 (2.86%) Coaching
3 1 (2.86%) Information Management
3 1 (2.86%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
3 1 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) VBScript
1 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) VB
3 1 (2.86%) C
3 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) MCDST
4 1 (2.86%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.86%) MCP
4 1 (2.86%) MCSE
4 1 (2.86%) MCSA
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
1 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (8.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) OpenView
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) Citrix
2 5 (14.29%) AppSense
3 4 (11.43%) Lotus
4 3 (8.57%) Symantec
4 3 (8.57%) McAfee
4 3 (8.57%) LANDesk
4 3 (8.57%) EMC
4 3 (8.57%) NetApp
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco
5 2 (5.71%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) Adobe
6 1 (2.86%) Avaya
6 1 (2.86%) Juniper
6 1 (2.86%) Websense