The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 7 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 16 17 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 9 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.63% 6.47% 8.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.00% 52.94% 39.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £300 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £188 £193
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -2.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 13
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.17 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.82% -59.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £22.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.30 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -4.34%
Windows 7
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
25 17 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.19% 12.23% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 9
Average daily rate £300 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £438 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 15
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.35 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -54.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.25 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Windows 7
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows 7 across the Chester region.

Windows 7 Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 across the Chester region.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Windows 7
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Chester region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
3 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 8 (61.54%) Local Government
5 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
5 7 (53.85%) Citrix
6 6 (46.15%) Blackberry
6 6 (46.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (46.15%) VPN
7 5 (38.46%) Juniper
8 4 (30.77%) SSL
8 4 (30.77%) ITIL
8 4 (30.77%) Android
8 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
8 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
8 4 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
8 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
9 3 (23.08%) Dutch Language
9 3 (23.08%) French Language
9 3 (23.08%) German Language
9 3 (23.08%) Italian Language
9 3 (23.08%) Portuguese Language
9 3 (23.08%) Russian Language
9 3 (23.08%) Turkish Language
9 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
9 3 (23.08%) MS Office
10 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
10 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
10 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (46.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) VPN
2 4 (30.77%) SSL
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MSI
General
1 8 (61.54%) Local Government
2 3 (23.08%) Dutch Language
2 3 (23.08%) French Language
2 3 (23.08%) German Language
2 3 (23.08%) Italian Language
2 3 (23.08%) Portuguese Language
2 3 (23.08%) Russian Language
2 3 (23.08%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Service Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 2 (15.38%) ICT Support
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Database Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) ICT Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) ICT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) ICT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Rollout Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Rollout Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Designer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Blackberry
2 4 (30.77%) Mobile App
3 2 (15.38%) Handset
3 2 (15.38%) iPad
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
3 4 (30.77%) Android
3 4 (30.77%) Apple iOS
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.69%) Solaris
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (15.38%) MCDST
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Netcool
1 1 (7.69%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 5 (38.46%) Juniper
4 1 (7.69%) AppSense
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec