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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 76 62 33
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -29
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 13 24 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.18% 2.40% 5.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.76% 11.76% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 13
Average daily rate £150 £400 £142
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +181.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £206 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £500 £286
UK excluding London average daily rate £212 £218 £210
% change year-on-year
-2.41% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 21
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.17 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.27% -59.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%
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
273 204 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.71% 20.42% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 111 74
Average daily rate £425 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £615 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 36
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.35 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -54.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Warrington -10 5 £118 -73.88% 1
Macclesfield - 5 - - 1
Crewe +3 1 £150 -
Chester -5 1 £300 - 1
Northwich - 1 - - 1
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 22 (45.83%) MS Office
4 21 (43.75%) ITIL
5 20 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 19 (39.58%) MS Excel
7 13 (27.08%) Windows 8
8 11 (22.92%) Apple iOS
9 10 (20.83%) Service Desk Management
10 9 (18.75%) Windows XP
11 8 (16.67%) Citrix
12 7 (14.58%) Local Government
12 7 (14.58%) Android
13 6 (12.50%) Skype for Business
13 6 (12.50%) Process Improvement
13 6 (12.50%) Apple
13 6 (12.50%) Quality Management
13 6 (12.50%) Finance
13 6 (12.50%) SLA
13 6 (12.50%) Juniper
13 6 (12.50%) Blackberry
13 6 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (12.50%) VPN
14 5 (10.42%) SSL
14 5 (10.42%) Internet
14 5 (10.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (10.42%) Migration
14 5 (10.42%) Mac OS
14 5 (10.42%) Disclosure Scotland
14 5 (10.42%) Banking

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 6 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 6 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.17%) IBM Notes
2 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (45.83%) MS Office
2 19 (39.58%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) VPN
2 5 (10.42%) Internet
2 5 (10.42%) SSL
3 1 (2.08%) Network Security
3 1 (2.08%) Skype
3 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MSI
General
1 7 (14.58%) Local Government
2 6 (12.50%) Finance
3 5 (10.42%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Dutch Language
4 2 (4.17%) French Language
4 2 (4.17%) German Language
4 2 (4.17%) Italian Language
4 2 (4.17%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (4.17%) Russian Language
4 2 (4.17%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Desktop Support
2 11 (22.92%) Support Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) Service Desk Manager
3 10 (20.83%) Service Manager
4 9 (18.75%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) Analyst
5 8 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (14.58%) IT Manager
6 7 (14.58%) IT Services Manager
7 6 (12.50%) Service Analyst
7 6 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 2 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 2 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
11 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Support
11 2 (4.17%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.08%) Handset
4 1 (2.08%) iPad
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Windows 8
3 11 (22.92%) Apple iOS
4 9 (18.75%) Windows XP
5 7 (14.58%) Android
6 5 (10.42%) Mac OS
7 4 (8.33%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) ITIL
2 10 (20.83%) Service Desk Management
3 6 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 6 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 5 (10.42%) Migration
5 3 (6.25%) Change Management
5 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.25%) Service Management
5 3 (6.25%) Software Deployment
6 2 (4.17%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.17%) Information Security
6 2 (4.17%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.17%) Trend Analysis
7 1 (2.08%) CRM
7 1 (2.08%) ERP
7 1 (2.08%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.08%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) Delphi
1 1 (2.08%) Java
1 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.17%) MCP
2 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.08%) MCDST
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) SLA
2 5 (10.42%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 36 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) Citrix
3 6 (12.50%) Apple
3 6 (12.50%) Juniper
4 2 (4.17%) Lotus
5 1 (2.08%) AppSense
5 1 (2.08%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.08%) Symantec