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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 15 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 8 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.11% 6.45% 3.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.33% 17.95% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £207 £225 £273
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -17.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 0
Average hourly rate £21.67 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.32% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
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
49 78 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.40% 35.94% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 16
Average daily rate £400 £320 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 0
Average hourly rate £26.50 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.01% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) Local Government
3 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
4 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
5 7 (33.33%) ITIL
5 7 (33.33%) Migration
6 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 5 (23.81%) McAfee
7 5 (23.81%) SCCM
8 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
8 4 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (19.05%) Citrix
8 4 (19.05%) Symantec
8 4 (19.05%) VPN
9 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
9 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (14.29%) Handset
9 3 (14.29%) Change Management
10 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
10 2 (9.52%) Wireless
10 2 (9.52%) Finance
10 2 (9.52%) MCDST
10 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
10 2 (9.52%) iPad
10 2 (9.52%) Android
10 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (9.52%) ISEB
10 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (9.52%) Juniper

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 4 (19.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) Lync
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) VPN
2 2 (9.52%) Wireless
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.52%) SSL
3 1 (4.76%) SMTP
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
General
1 15 (71.43%) Local Government
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Desktop Support
2 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Help Desk Support
3 2 (9.52%) IT Project Manager
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Support Technician
4 1 (4.76%) Applications Packager
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (4.76%) ICT Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Technician
4 1 (4.76%) Server Technician
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Technician
4 1 (4.76%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 3 (14.29%) Handset
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) iPad
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
3 2 (9.52%) Android
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
1 7 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
2 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
3 2 (9.52%) Test Planning
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (9.52%) MCDST
2 2 (9.52%) ISEB
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) McAfee
3 4 (19.05%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) Symantec
4 2 (9.52%) Juniper
5 1 (4.76%) Dell
5 1 (4.76%) AppSense
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