The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Chester 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 12 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 10 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.30% 5.66% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.73% 20.00% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£273 £358 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 0
Average hourly rate £16.17 £15.92 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.73 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.80%
Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
44 45 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 32.12% 28.30% 28.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 11
Average daily rate £263 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £358 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 £29.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% -26.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows 7
Cheshire

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 24 July 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (68.75%) Migration
3 20 (62.50%) Local Government
4 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
4 13 (40.63%) Citrix
5 12 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (37.50%) XenApp
5 12 (37.50%) SCCM
6 11 (34.38%) AppSense
7 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
8 9 (28.13%) Project Planning
9 8 (25.00%) ITIL
9 8 (25.00%) Application Packaging
10 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
10 7 (21.88%) MSI
11 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
11 6 (18.75%) VBScript
11 6 (18.75%) VB
11 6 (18.75%) MS Office
11 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
12 5 (15.63%) Compatibility Testing
12 5 (15.63%) Change Management
12 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
13 4 (12.50%) AdminStudio
13 4 (12.50%) Symantec
13 4 (12.50%) McAfee
14 3 (9.38%) MS Project
14 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
14 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Office
2 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (9.38%) MS Project
4 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Wireless
1 1 (3.13%) SMTP
1 1 (3.13%) DHCP
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.13%) VPN
1 1 (3.13%) DNS
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MSI
2 4 (12.50%) AdminStudio
General
1 20 (62.50%) Local Government
2 2 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Project Manager
2 7 (21.88%) Applications Packager
3 5 (15.63%) ICT Project Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Technical Team Leader
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support Technician
7 1 (3.13%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) PMO Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
1 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Handset
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.13%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Migration
2 9 (28.13%) Project Planning
3 8 (25.00%) ITIL
4 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
5 5 (15.63%) Compatibility Testing
5 5 (15.63%) Change Management
5 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.25%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Service Management
7 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) VBScript
1 6 (18.75%) VB
1 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) MCDST
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 12 (37.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 12 (37.50%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Citrix
2 11 (34.38%) AppSense
3 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.50%) Symantec
4 4 (12.50%) McAfee
5 1 (3.13%) Dell