Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 6 months to 18 July 2018 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.

Microsoft Windows 7
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 58 96
Rank change year-on-year +11 +38 -26
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 52 32 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.84% 2.60% 1.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.77% 12.12% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 7
Cheshire median daily rate £120 £178 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.39% +18.33% -62.50%
10th Percentile £95 £110 £111
90th Percentile £385 £454 £408
North West median daily rate £155 £150 £175
% change year-on-year +3.33% -14.29% -21.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 8 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% -7.14%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £17.50 £17.85 £18.65
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% -10.71% -

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

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 310 264 432
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.91% 21.41% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 184 248
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.10% -8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £180 £275
90th Percentile £499 £534 £525
North West median daily rate £378 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -5.63% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 21 34
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% -8.47%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.39
90th Percentile £20.01 £18.68 £20.70
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Windows 7 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 7 in Cheshire

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Cheshire

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Cheshire over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in Cheshire

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Cheshire

Windows 7
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - 15 - - 1
Warrington +1 9 £120 -20.00% 1
Wilmslow -1 9 £97 -46.39% 2
Crewe - 9 £115 -
Ellesmere Port - 2 £338 - 2
Chester -15 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 £118 -
Windows 7
North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows 7 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (69.23%) Windows 10
3 30 (57.69%) Active Directory
4 26 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 18 (34.62%) Office 365
6 17 (32.69%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (26.92%) Migration
8 13 (25.00%) Windows XP
9 10 (19.23%) Time Management
9 10 (19.23%) Windows Server
9 10 (19.23%) Break/Fix
10 8 (15.38%) SCCM
10 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange
10 8 (15.38%) DNS
10 8 (15.38%) SLA
10 8 (15.38%) VMware
11 7 (13.46%) Finance
11 7 (13.46%) LAN
11 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (11.54%) SQL
13 5 (9.62%) Clearswift
13 5 (9.62%) ITIL
13 5 (9.62%) WAN
13 5 (9.62%) DHCP
13 5 (9.62%) Thin Client
13 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (9.62%) WSUS
13 5 (9.62%) Fat Client

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (32.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (34.62%) Office 365
2 5 (9.62%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.92%) G Suite
4 1 (1.92%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) DNS
2 7 (13.46%) LAN
3 5 (9.62%) DHCP
3 5 (9.62%) WAN
4 2 (3.85%) Skype
4 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.85%) VPN
4 2 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) AdminStudio
1 2 (3.85%) MSI
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Desktop Support
2 8 (15.38%) Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Service Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Rollout Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Administrator
5 5 (9.62%) Senior Windows Administrator
5 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.77%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (5.77%) IT Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) IT Technician
7 3 (5.77%) Migration Technician
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Fat Client
1 5 (9.62%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (69.23%) Windows 10
3 13 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 10 (19.23%) Windows Server
5 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Vista
7 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.77%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.92%) Linux
8 1 (1.92%) Unix
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Migration
2 10 (19.23%) Break/Fix
2 10 (19.23%) Time Management
3 5 (9.62%) ITIL
4 4 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (7.69%) Information Security
5 3 (5.77%) Software Deployment
6 2 (3.85%) Application Packaging
6 2 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (3.85%) Release Management
6 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.92%) Change Management
7 1 (1.92%) Data Security
7 1 (1.92%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.92%) ITSM
7 1 (1.92%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.85%) VB
2 2 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
1 1 (1.92%) Degree
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) GDPR
2 1 (1.92%) GxP
System Software
1 30 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.62%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.85%) vSphere
5 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.92%) XenApp
5 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) vCenter Server
2 5 (9.62%) WSUS
3 2 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 26 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) VMware
3 5 (9.62%) Clearswift
3 5 (9.62%) Teradici
4 4 (7.69%) Apple
4 4 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (1.92%) McAfee
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle
5 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.92%) Sophos
5 1 (1.92%) Symantec