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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 50 31 51
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +20
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 22 39 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.41% 4.98% 2.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.95% 17.73% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 7
Average daily rate
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£283 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.25% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £132 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £282 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £275
% change year-on-year
- -27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.35 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.40% -4.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.80 £14.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £32.24 £28.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
201 220 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.06% 28.10% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 110 95
Average daily rate £375 £265 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -20.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £142 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £469 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 20
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.35 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.56% -36.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £9.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 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
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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 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 -5 10 £165 -39.44% 1
Runcorn +6 4 £465 +192.91%
Warrington -4 3 £255 +85.45% 3
Crewe -11 1 - - 1
Sandbach - 1 £400 -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (68.18%) Microsoft
3 24 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 22 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 17 (38.64%) MS Office
6 13 (29.55%) MS Excel
7 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 8 (18.18%) German Language
8 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
9 7 (15.91%) VPN
9 7 (15.91%) Blackberry
9 7 (15.91%) French Language
9 7 (15.91%) Russian Language
9 7 (15.91%) Migration
10 6 (13.64%) Dutch Language
10 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
10 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (13.64%) Lotus
10 6 (13.64%) Citrix
10 6 (13.64%) IBM Notes
11 5 (11.36%) ITIL
11 5 (11.36%) WAN
11 5 (11.36%) EMC
11 5 (11.36%) NetApp
11 5 (11.36%) MPLS
11 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (11.36%) Portuguese Language
11 5 (11.36%) Finance

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.64%) IBM Notes
2 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (38.64%) MS Office
2 13 (29.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 7 (15.91%) VPN
3 5 (11.36%) WAN
3 5 (11.36%) MPLS
4 3 (6.82%) Wireless
4 3 (6.82%) VoIP
5 2 (4.55%) DHCP
5 2 (4.55%) DNS
5 2 (4.55%) SSL
5 2 (4.55%) Internet
6 1 (2.27%) Firewall
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MSI
1 1 (2.27%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (18.18%) German Language
2 7 (15.91%) French Language
2 7 (15.91%) Russian Language
3 6 (13.64%) Dutch Language
4 5 (11.36%) Local Government
4 5 (11.36%) Finance
4 5 (11.36%) Portuguese Language
5 4 (9.09%) Italian Language
5 4 (9.09%) Turkish Language
6 2 (4.55%) Spanish Language
7 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Desktop Support
4 7 (15.91%) Support Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Technical Architect
5 5 (11.36%) Architect
5 5 (11.36%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (9.09%) IT Support
6 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.82%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Lead Technical Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Lead Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Blackberry
2 5 (11.36%) EMC VNX
3 4 (9.09%) iPhone
4 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.82%) Handset
4 3 (6.82%) iPad
5 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.27%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.27%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.27%) Android
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) Migration
2 5 (11.36%) ITIL
2 5 (11.36%) Service Management
3 3 (6.82%) Patch Management
4 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.55%) Coaching
4 2 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.27%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (2.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.27%) Information Management
5 1 (2.27%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.27%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) C
2 1 (2.27%) Java
2 1 (2.27%) VBScript
2 1 (2.27%) VB
2 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.82%) MCDST
4 3 (6.82%) MCP
5 2 (4.55%) Degree
6 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.27%) MCSE
6 1 (2.27%) MCSA
6 1 (2.27%) ISEB
6 1 (2.27%) APMP
6 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) XenApp
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) OpenView
Vendors
1 30 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) Citrix
2 6 (13.64%) Lotus
3 5 (11.36%) EMC
3 5 (11.36%) NetApp
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco
4 3 (6.82%) HP
4 3 (6.82%) LANDesk
5 2 (4.55%) Symantec
5 2 (4.55%) McAfee
5 2 (4.55%) Websense
5 2 (4.55%) AppSense
5 2 (4.55%) Juniper
6 1 (2.27%) Avaya
6 1 (2.27%) Adobe
6 1 (2.27%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.27%) Reuters
6 1 (2.27%) Bloomberg