Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 70 63
Rank change year-on-year +21 -7 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 41 27 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.08% 1.86% 2.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 8.91% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 22
Cheshire median daily rate £180 £200 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -13.51% +23.33%
10th Percentile £96 £127 £140
90th Percentile £318 £760 £288
North West median daily rate £150 £195 £210
% change year-on-year -23.08% -7.14% -7.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 18
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.27% -5.52%
10th Percentile £11.78 £11.25 £12.35
90th Percentile £17.50 £16.13 £23.11
North West median hourly rate £15.93 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +9.86% +3.57% -6.67%

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 246 303 433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.45% 20.82% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 188 259
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £180 £192 £213
90th Percentile £540 £583 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 51
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -19.83% +12.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £18.13 £21.00 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%

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 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +14 12 - - 1
Warrington +15 10 £150 -76.92% 3
Chester +15 7 £285 +42.50%
Wilmslow +5 4 £138 -23.19% 1
Knutsford -14 3 £173 -37.27%
Daresbury - 1 - -
Windows 7
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (60.98%) Windows 10
3 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
4 13 (31.71%) Apple
5 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
6 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (24.39%) ITIL
8 9 (21.95%) Citrix
9 8 (19.51%) Migration
10 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
10 7 (17.07%) SCCM
10 7 (17.07%) Time Management
11 6 (14.63%) VMware
11 6 (14.63%) Office 365
11 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
13 4 (9.76%) Finance
13 4 (9.76%) DNS
13 4 (9.76%) SQL
13 4 (9.76%) Local Government
13 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (9.76%) Windows 8
14 3 (7.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 3 (7.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
14 3 (7.32%) MCITP
14 3 (7.32%) NetBackup
14 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
14 3 (7.32%) MCSA
14 3 (7.32%) DHCP

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 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.88%) WordPress
5 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.63%) Office 365
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) DNS
2 3 (7.32%) DHCP
3 1 (2.44%) FTP
3 1 (2.44%) HTTP
3 1 (2.44%) Internet
3 1 (2.44%) Skype
3 1 (2.44%) SMS
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (2.44%) OLAP
3 1 (2.44%) OLTP
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.44%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.88%) Subversion
1 2 (4.88%) Xcode
2 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
1 4 (9.76%) Local Government
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Desktop Support
1 15 (36.59%) Support Engineer
2 14 (34.15%) Desktop Engineer
3 13 (31.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (12.20%) IT Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.76%) IT Support
6 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (7.32%) Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Exchange Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Rollout Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Cocoa
1 2 (4.88%) HTML
1 2 (4.88%) JSON
1 2 (4.88%) REST
1 2 (4.88%) SOAP
1 2 (4.88%) Web Services
1 2 (4.88%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.44%) iPhone
2 1 (2.44%) NHS
2 1 (2.44%) PDA
2 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (60.98%) Windows 10
3 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
4 4 (9.76%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.88%) Mac OS X
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) ITIL
2 8 (19.51%) Migration
3 7 (17.07%) Time Management
4 3 (7.32%) Identity Management
5 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.88%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.88%) iOS Development
5 2 (4.88%) ITSM
5 2 (4.88%) Product Management
5 2 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.44%) Change Control
6 1 (2.44%) Contract Management
6 1 (2.44%) Data Management
6 1 (2.44%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (2.44%) High Availability
6 1 (2.44%) Mobile Development
6 1 (2.44%) Network Design
6 1 (2.44%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.44%) SFIA
6 1 (2.44%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) Apple Swift
2 2 (4.88%) Objective-C
2 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 3 (7.32%) MCITP
1 3 (7.32%) MCSA
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.44%) CCDP
2 1 (2.44%) CCIE
2 1 (2.44%) CCNP
2 1 (2.44%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.44%) CISM
2 1 (2.44%) CISSP
2 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (4.88%) vSphere
2 2 (4.88%) XenApp
2 2 (4.88%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) NetBackup
2 3 (7.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) Microsoft
2 13 (31.71%) Apple
3 9 (21.95%) Citrix
4 6 (14.63%) VMware
5 3 (7.32%) Symantec
6 2 (4.88%) AppSense
6 2 (4.88%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco
7 1 (2.44%) RedGate