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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 16 17 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 9 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 6.38% 6.67% 0.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.37% 23.91% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £213 £285 £263
% change year-on-year
-25.43% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 0
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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 46 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 34.75% 27.88% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 11
Average daily rate £375 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -20.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 2014.

Windows 7 Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (64.29%) Local Government
3 16 (57.14%) Migration
4 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 10 (35.71%) SCCM
5 9 (32.14%) Windows XP
6 8 (28.57%) ITIL
6 8 (28.57%) Citrix
6 8 (28.57%) Project Planning
7 6 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (21.43%) AppSense
7 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 6 (21.43%) XenApp
8 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (17.86%) Change Management
9 4 (14.29%) MSI
9 4 (14.29%) Application Packaging
9 4 (14.29%) Symantec
9 4 (14.29%) McAfee
9 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
9 4 (14.29%) MS Office
10 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
10 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
10 3 (10.71%) Service Management
11 2 (7.14%) Critical Path Analysis
11 2 (7.14%) Fat Client
11 2 (7.14%) MCDST
11 2 (7.14%) Handset
11 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
11 2 (7.14%) Wireless

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Project
2 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.14%) VPN
1 2 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) SMTP
2 1 (3.57%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MSI
2 1 (3.57%) AdminStudio
General
1 18 (64.29%) Local Government
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 5 (17.86%) Desktop Support
3 4 (14.29%) ICT Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Applications Packager
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 2 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Team Leader
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Technician
5 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.57%) Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Thin Client
1 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.14%) Handset
1 2 (7.14%) Fat Client
1 2 (7.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Windows XP
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Migration
2 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Project Planning
3 5 (17.86%) Change Management
3 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.71%) Service Management
6 2 (7.14%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) VBScript
1 1 (3.57%) VB
1 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.14%) MCDST
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (21.43%) XenApp
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Citrix
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) AppSense
3 4 (14.29%) Symantec
3 4 (14.29%) McAfee
4 1 (3.57%) Dell