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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 18 12 14
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 23 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.85% 9.03% 4.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.96% 22.81% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate £263 £450 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +125.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-23.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +128.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.63 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.86%
Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
96 57 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 36.92% 39.58% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 5
Average daily rate £350 £450 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +41.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £239 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 7 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +107.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 17 April 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (86.84%) Migration
3 27 (71.05%) Local Government
4 25 (65.79%) XenApp
4 25 (65.79%) Citrix
4 25 (65.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 23 (60.53%) AppSense
6 17 (44.74%) Active Directory
7 16 (42.11%) SCCM
8 15 (39.47%) Application Packaging
9 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
10 12 (31.58%) VBScript
10 12 (31.58%) Project Planning
10 12 (31.58%) Compatibility Testing
10 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
11 11 (28.95%) VB
11 11 (28.95%) PRINCE2
11 11 (28.95%) AdminStudio
12 10 (26.32%) MSI
13 8 (21.05%) MS Office
13 8 (21.05%) ITIL
14 5 (13.16%) MS Project
14 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
14 5 (13.16%) Windows XP
15 4 (10.53%) Symantec
15 4 (10.53%) Change Management
15 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
15 4 (10.53%) Critical Path Analysis
16 3 (7.89%) Publishing
16 3 (7.89%) MS Visio

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) MS Office
2 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.16%) MS Project
3 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 11 (28.95%) AdminStudio
2 10 (26.32%) MSI
General
1 27 (71.05%) Local Government
2 3 (7.89%) Publishing
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Applications Packager
2 12 (31.58%) Project Manager
3 8 (21.05%) Analyst
4 7 (18.42%) ICT Project Manager
5 6 (15.79%) Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Administrator
6 3 (7.89%) Citrix Administrator
6 3 (7.89%) SCCM Administrator
7 2 (5.26%) PMO Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Team Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (5.26%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Desktop Support
8 1 (2.63%) Project Coordinator
8 1 (2.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Thin Client
1 2 (5.26%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (86.84%) Migration
2 12 (31.58%) Project Planning
2 12 (31.58%) Compatibility Testing
3 11 (28.95%) PRINCE2
4 8 (21.05%) ITIL
5 4 (10.53%) Change Management
5 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.53%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) VBScript
1 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 11 (28.95%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 25 (65.79%) Microsoft App-V
1 25 (65.79%) XenApp
2 17 (44.74%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 16 (42.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) Citrix
2 23 (60.53%) AppSense
3 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.53%) Symantec
5 2 (5.26%) McAfee