The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for Windows 7 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
Rank 6 15 31
Rank change year-on-year +9 +16  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 8 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 15.38% 4.94% 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.11% 12.12% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £120 £100 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £215 £200
% change year-on-year -16.18% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.12% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  

Windows 7 is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19 33 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 36.54% 40.74% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 29
Median daily rate £270 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.92% -23.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £100 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £630 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.12% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheltenham citing Windows 7 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in Cheltenham

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 7 in Cheltenham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Cheltenham

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 in Cheltenham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Cheltenham

Windows 7
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (44.44%) Citrix
3 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) Windows 8
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 4 (22.22%) MS Office
6 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 2 (11.11%) SLA
8 2 (11.11%) XenApp
9 1 (5.56%) Law
9 1 (5.56%) Internet
9 1 (5.56%) HP
9 1 (5.56%) Windows 10

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Build Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) IT Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) IT Support
6 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) PC Engineer
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows 8
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) XenApp
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Citrix
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) HP