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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 51 43 32
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 18 31 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.31% 3.15% 4.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.71% 15.05% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 20
Average daily rate
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£300 £250 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +40.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £156 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £479 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £201 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -27.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 9
Average hourly rate £16.21 £31.56 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.64% +91.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.94 £12.10 £11.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £38.59 £21.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.04 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.27% -12.25%
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
168 206 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.54% 20.93% 23.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 78 99
Average daily rate £388 £334 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.10% -2.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 24
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.90 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +3 8 £310 +3.33% 3
Warrington -14 4 £300 -40.00% 6
Crewe - - - -
Runcorn - - - - 1
Sandbach - - - -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (46.00%) Active Directory
3 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
4 17 (34.00%) Windows XP
5 14 (28.00%) MS Office
5 14 (28.00%) SCCM
6 13 (26.00%) Citrix
7 12 (24.00%) Local Government
8 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
9 8 (16.00%) Migration
10 7 (14.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (14.00%) AppSense
10 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (14.00%) VPN
11 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
11 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (10.00%) ITIL
12 5 (10.00%) VBScript
12 5 (10.00%) Blackberry
12 5 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (10.00%) MSI
12 5 (10.00%) Service Management
12 5 (10.00%) Handset
12 5 (10.00%) VMware
12 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
12 5 (10.00%) XenApp
12 5 (10.00%) Windows 8
12 5 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
12 5 (10.00%) Application Packaging

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.00%) Lync
5 1 (2.00%) IIS
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (28.00%) MS Office
2 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.00%) VPN
2 6 (12.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.00%) Wireless
4 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.00%) SSL
5 1 (2.00%) Internet
5 1 (2.00%) 3G
5 1 (2.00%) LAN
5 1 (2.00%) WAN
5 1 (2.00%) Firewall
5 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MSI
2 4 (8.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 12 (24.00%) Local Government
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Legal
2 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Analyst
2 8 (16.00%) Desktop Support
3 7 (14.00%) Help Desk Support
3 7 (14.00%) Applications Packager
4 5 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (8.00%) Rollout Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Installations Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.00%) Architect
8 1 (2.00%) Graduate
8 1 (2.00%) Trainer
8 1 (2.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 5 (10.00%) Handset
2 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.00%) iPad
4 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (34.00%) Windows XP
3 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.00%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
8 2 (4.00%) Android
8 2 (4.00%) Linux
9 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) Migration
2 5 (10.00%) ITIL
2 5 (10.00%) Service Management
2 5 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (4.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (4.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (2.00%) ERP
4 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (2.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) VBScript
1 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (6.00%) MCSE
3 3 (6.00%) MCSA
3 3 (6.00%) MCDST
4 2 (4.00%) MCP
4 2 (4.00%) ISEB
5 1 (2.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) MCTS
5 1 (2.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 23 (46.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (10.00%) XenApp
4 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (28.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) SCOM
3 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.00%) Citrix
3 7 (14.00%) AppSense
4 5 (10.00%) VMware
5 3 (6.00%) Symantec
5 3 (6.00%) McAfee
6 2 (4.00%) SonicWALL
6 2 (4.00%) Draytek
6 2 (4.00%) Sophos
6 2 (4.00%) Juniper