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 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 15 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 8 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.56% 8.17% 4.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 35.42% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Average daily rate
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£310 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £201 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -27.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 2
Average hourly rate £16.25 £31.56 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.50% +41.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.39 £30.31 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.14 £41.11 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.04 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.27% -12.25%
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
32 48 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 26.23% 23.08% 29.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 9
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £530 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 8
Average hourly rate £16.25 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.50% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £14.35 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £36.07 £43.10
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 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 18 December 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) Local Government
3 10 (52.63%) Windows XP
4 9 (47.37%) Citrix
4 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
5 8 (42.11%) SCCM
6 6 (31.58%) AppSense
7 5 (26.32%) VPN
7 5 (26.32%) MS Office
7 5 (26.32%) Blackberry
7 5 (26.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (26.32%) Handset
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (21.05%) AdminStudio
8 4 (21.05%) ITIL
8 4 (21.05%) VBScript
8 4 (21.05%) VB
8 4 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
8 4 (21.05%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (21.05%) XenApp
9 3 (15.79%) MCDST
9 3 (15.79%) Windows Vista
9 3 (15.79%) Application Packaging
9 3 (15.79%) iPad
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
9 3 (15.79%) SharePoint

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 5 (26.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
3 2 (10.53%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) VPN
2 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.79%) Wireless
3 2 (10.53%) SSL
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) AdminStudio
2 2 (10.53%) MSI
General
1 12 (63.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Applications Packager
1 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (10.53%) Installations Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (5.26%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Technician
3 1 (5.26%) Server Technician
3 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
3 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Application Packaging
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Blackberry
1 5 (26.32%) Handset
2 3 (15.79%) iPad
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows XP
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Vista
4 2 (10.53%) Apple iOS
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Android
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
1 4 (21.05%) Compatibility Testing
2 3 (15.79%) Service Management
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy
3 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) VBScript
1 4 (21.05%) VB
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (15.79%) MCDST
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) ISEB
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (21.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Citrix
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) AppSense
3 3 (15.79%) Symantec
3 3 (15.79%) McAfee
4 2 (10.53%) Juniper