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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 28 46 32
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 40 23 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.99% 2.99% 4.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.14% 11.17% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £170 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £352 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £265
% change year-on-year
-23.63% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 9 3
Average hourly rate £15.54 £15.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.60% -19.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.35 £14.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.05 £45.00 £21.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
209 206 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.06% 26.82% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 79 92
Average daily rate £280 £325 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -6.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £223 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 21
Average hourly rate £15.00 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.27% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £44.90 £26.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 +7 11 £273 -23.77% 1
Warrington -6 10 £144 - 8
Crewe +8 6 £132 -34.00%
Nantwich - 1 £200 - 2
Knutsford - - - -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 81 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (41.98%) Microsoft
3 32 (39.51%) Active Directory
4 25 (30.86%) Migration
5 23 (28.40%) Windows XP
6 21 (25.93%) Citrix
7 20 (24.69%) Local Government
8 17 (20.99%) SCCM
8 17 (20.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (19.75%) ITIL
10 15 (18.52%) MS Office
11 14 (17.28%) MS Excel
11 14 (17.28%) Security Cleared
12 13 (16.05%) SC Cleared
12 13 (16.05%) AppSense
13 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (14.81%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (14.81%) XenApp
14 10 (12.35%) Windows Vista
14 10 (12.35%) Application Packaging
15 8 (9.88%) PRINCE2
15 8 (9.88%) VPN
15 8 (9.88%) Project Planning
15 8 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (8.64%) VMware
16 7 (8.64%) PowerShell
16 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
16 7 (8.64%) VBScript
16 7 (8.64%) VB
16 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.47%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (18.52%) MS Office
2 14 (17.28%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.94%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.47%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.88%) VPN
2 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.47%) Wireless
3 2 (2.47%) Network Security
4 1 (1.23%) DNS
4 1 (1.23%) Firewall
4 1 (1.23%) LAN
4 1 (1.23%) WAN
4 1 (1.23%) SMTP
4 1 (1.23%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 6 (7.41%) MSI
2 5 (6.17%) AdminStudio
General
1 20 (24.69%) Local Government
2 3 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.23%) Publishing
3 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (16.05%) Analyst
1 13 (16.05%) Desktop Support
2 9 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 8 (9.88%) Applications Packager
3 8 (9.88%) 1st Line Support
3 8 (9.88%) Help Desk Support
4 6 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (7.41%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.17%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (4.94%) Coordinator
6 4 (4.94%) ICT Project Manager
6 4 (4.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Server Technician
7 3 (3.70%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (3.70%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.70%) Support Technician
8 2 (2.47%) IT Manager
8 2 (2.47%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.35%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.47%) Thin Client
1 2 (2.47%) Blackberry
1 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
1 2 (2.47%) Handset
1 2 (2.47%) PDA
1 2 (2.47%) Fat Client
1 2 (2.47%) iPad
2 1 (1.23%) EPoS
2 1 (1.23%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 81 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (28.40%) Windows XP
3 17 (20.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (12.35%) Windows Vista
6 5 (6.17%) Linux
7 4 (4.94%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (4.94%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.70%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.86%) Migration
2 16 (19.75%) ITIL
3 8 (9.88%) PRINCE2
3 8 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (9.88%) Project Planning
4 6 (7.41%) Compatibility Testing
5 5 (6.17%) Change Management
6 4 (4.94%) Service Management
7 2 (2.47%) Project Management
7 2 (2.47%) Critical Path Analysis
7 2 (2.47%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.47%) Test Strategy
8 1 (1.23%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.23%) Business Analysis
8 1 (1.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.23%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.23%) Information Security
8 1 (1.23%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.23%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.64%) VBScript
1 7 (8.64%) VB
1 7 (8.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.05%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.70%) ISEB
5 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.47%) MCDST
5 2 (2.47%) MCITP
5 2 (2.47%) MCP
5 2 (2.47%) MCSA
6 1 (1.23%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) Degree
6 1 (1.23%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (39.51%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.81%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (14.81%) XenApp
3 5 (6.17%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.47%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.47%) vSphere
5 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 17 (20.99%) SCCM
2 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.23%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 34 (41.98%) Microsoft
2 21 (25.93%) Citrix
3 13 (16.05%) AppSense
4 7 (8.64%) VMware
5 6 (7.41%) Symantec
6 5 (6.17%) Sophos
6 5 (6.17%) SonicWALL
6 5 (6.17%) Draytek
7 4 (4.94%) McAfee
7 4 (4.94%) HP
7 4 (4.94%) Dell
8 3 (3.70%) Cisco
9 2 (2.47%) Toshiba
10 1 (1.23%) CA
10 1 (1.23%) Civica
10 1 (1.23%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.23%) ServiceNow
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