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 3 months to 25 June 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.

Microsoft Windows 7
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 72 57
Rank change year-on-year +34 -15  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 18 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.86% 1.09% 2.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.04% 4.41% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 6
Median daily rate £180 £221 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.64% -21.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £116 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £413 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £188 £190
% change year-on-year -17.33% -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 10
Median hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £14.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.69% -21.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.70 £17.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.87 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.04% +1.66%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 163 227 224
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 25.87% 24.75% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 152 126
Median daily rate £360 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 24
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.99 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 7 £125 -
Warrington +19 4 £150 +29.03% 2
Knutsford - 2 £274 -
Wilmslow - 2 £180 - 2
Windows 7
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (37.04%) Citrix
5 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
6 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
6 7 (25.93%) Windows 8
7 6 (22.22%) Windows 10
8 5 (18.52%) VPN
9 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
9 4 (14.81%) Apple
9 4 (14.81%) SOAP
9 4 (14.81%) Web Services
9 4 (14.81%) XML
9 4 (14.81%) ITIL
9 4 (14.81%) HTML
9 4 (14.81%) Finance
9 4 (14.81%) Cocoa
9 4 (14.81%) Xcode
9 4 (14.81%) Objective-C
9 4 (14.81%) Mobile Development
9 4 (14.81%) Apple Swift
9 4 (14.81%) iOS Development
9 4 (14.81%) Apple iOS
9 4 (14.81%) Subversion
9 4 (14.81%) JSON
9 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
9 4 (14.81%) REST
10 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
10 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
1 1 (3.70%) OLAP
1 1 (3.70%) OLTP
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.70%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
1 4 (14.81%) Subversion
1 4 (14.81%) Xcode
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.41%) Local Government
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office
4 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Support Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Desktop Support
3 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) iOS Developer
4 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Coordinator
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) IT Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) IT Support
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Cocoa
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
1 4 (14.81%) JSON
1 4 (14.81%) REST
1 4 (14.81%) SOAP
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
1 4 (14.81%) XML
2 3 (11.11%) EDI
3 1 (3.70%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) iPhone
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Handset
3 1 (3.70%) iPad
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows 8
2 7 (25.93%) Windows XP
3 6 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 4 (14.81%) Apple iOS
4 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.70%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) iOS Development
1 4 (14.81%) ITIL
1 4 (14.81%) Mobile Development
2 3 (11.11%) Change Management
2 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
2 3 (11.11%) ERP
2 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 3 (11.11%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) Scrum
3 2 (7.41%) Identity Management
3 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
3 2 (7.41%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Analytics
4 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.70%) High Availability
4 1 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Apple Swift
1 4 (14.81%) Objective-C
2 1 (3.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) MCDST
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (3.70%) DameWare
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) Citrix
3 4 (14.81%) Apple
4 3 (11.11%) Lotus
4 3 (11.11%) VMware
5 2 (7.41%) Symantec
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) RedGate
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