Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 66 53
Rank change year-on-year +18 -13 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 36 31 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.90% 2.38% 2.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.29% 11.19% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 33
Cheshire median daily rate £265 £200 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.50% -23.81% -10.64%
10th Percentile £118 £105 £145
90th Percentile £433 £750 £325
North West median daily rate £180 £195 £250
% change year-on-year -7.69% -22.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 21
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.38% -11.23%
North West median hourly rate £15.18 £15.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year -0.46% +5.17% -3.33%

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 221 277 409
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.81% 21.26% 20.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 172 251
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £225 £171 £233
90th Percentile £563 £600 £523
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 50
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -12.61% +6.22%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.10 £10.45
90th Percentile £26.00 £22.75 £27.60
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +8.94% -5.88% +13.33%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +16 16 - - 3
Warrington +3 7 £266 -46.75% 7
Chester +5 4 £280 +40.00% 2
Knutsford -12 3 £210 -23.64%
Wilmslow +3 1 £97 -46.39%
Daresbury - 1 - -
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Windows 7
North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 19 (52.78%) Apple
4 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
5 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (22.22%) SCCM
8 7 (19.44%) Time Management
8 7 (19.44%) Office 365
8 7 (19.44%) ITIL
8 7 (19.44%) DNS
9 6 (16.67%) DHCP
10 5 (13.89%) Citrix
10 5 (13.89%) Finance
10 5 (13.89%) VMware
10 5 (13.89%) Windows 8
11 4 (11.11%) iOS Development
11 4 (11.11%) Apple Swift
11 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
11 4 (11.11%) REST
11 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
11 4 (11.11%) Mac OS X
11 4 (11.11%) Subversion
11 4 (11.11%) JSON
11 4 (11.11%) Cocoa
11 4 (11.11%) Xcode
11 4 (11.11%) Objective-C
11 4 (11.11%) Cisco
11 4 (11.11%) SOAP
11 4 (11.11%) Web Services

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 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) DNS
2 6 (16.67%) DHCP
3 2 (5.56%) Internet
3 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.78%) FTP
4 1 (2.78%) HTTP
4 1 (2.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) MySQL
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 4 (11.11%) Subversion
1 4 (11.11%) Xcode
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
2 3 (8.33%) Local Government
3 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Desktop Support
2 14 (38.89%) Desktop Engineer
3 13 (36.11%) Support Engineer
4 12 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 4 (11.11%) Developer
6 4 (11.11%) iOS Developer
6 4 (11.11%) IT Support
6 4 (11.11%) Support Technician
7 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (8.33%) Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) IT Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Junior
7 3 (8.33%) Service Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Objective-C Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Cocoa
1 4 (11.11%) HTML
1 4 (11.11%) JSON
1 4 (11.11%) REST
1 4 (11.11%) SOAP
1 4 (11.11%) Web Services
1 4 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) NHS
2 1 (2.78%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 5 (13.89%) Windows 8
4 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 4 (11.11%) Mac OS X
5 3 (8.33%) Android
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) ITIL
1 7 (19.44%) Time Management
2 4 (11.11%) iOS Development
3 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.56%) ITSM
3 2 (5.56%) Migration
3 2 (5.56%) Product Management
3 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.78%) Break/Fix
4 1 (2.78%) Change Control
4 1 (2.78%) Contract Management
4 1 (2.78%) Data Management
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile Development
4 1 (2.78%) Network Design
4 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.78%) Project Management
4 1 (2.78%) Release Management
4 1 (2.78%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (2.78%) Service Management
4 1 (2.78%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Apple Swift
1 4 (11.11%) Objective-C
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) C#
3 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (8.33%) MCITP
1 3 (8.33%) MCSA
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) CCDP
2 1 (2.78%) CCIE
2 1 (2.78%) CCNP
2 1 (2.78%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.78%) CISM
2 1 (2.78%) CISSP
2 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.56%) XenApp
2 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) SCCM
2 3 (8.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) Apple
2 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.89%) Citrix
3 5 (13.89%) VMware
4 4 (11.11%) Cisco
5 3 (8.33%) Ivanti