Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 57 72
Rank change year-on-year -3 +15 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 40 21 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.04% 1.99% 2.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.09% 9.63% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 25
Cheshire median daily rate £250 £200 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -27.27% -9.84%
10th Percentile £120 £107 £150
90th Percentile £475 £509 £325
North West median daily rate £175 £190 £265
% change year-on-year -7.89% -28.30% +17.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 24
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +3.70% -5.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £17.10 £21.00 £27.50
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.57% -8.20% +8.93%

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 265 218 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.15% 20.68% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 137 257
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% -8.82% +8.97%
10th Percentile £199 £200 £260
90th Percentile £538 £525 £546
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 29 42
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.15 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.19% +8.21% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £19.55 £22.75 £27.13
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year -0.88% -4.99% +20.29%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 - 18 - -
Warrington -5 9 £120 -40.00% 4
Wilmslow - 3 £97 - 1
Knutsford -7 2 £250 -35.48%
Crewe -18 1 - - 3
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Windows 7
North West

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (65.00%) Windows 10
3 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
5 17 (42.50%) Microsoft Office
6 13 (32.50%) Apple
7 9 (22.50%) Migration
8 8 (20.00%) Time Management
8 8 (20.00%) Office 365
9 7 (17.50%) Break/Fix
9 7 (17.50%) Windows XP
10 6 (15.00%) SCCM
11 5 (12.50%) Windows 8
11 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
11 5 (12.50%) Finance
11 5 (12.50%) SLA
12 4 (10.00%) SOAP
12 4 (10.00%) Web Services
12 4 (10.00%) XML
12 4 (10.00%) HTML
12 4 (10.00%) Mac OS X
12 4 (10.00%) Cocoa
12 4 (10.00%) Xcode
12 4 (10.00%) Objective-C
12 4 (10.00%) Subversion
12 4 (10.00%) REST
12 4 (10.00%) iOS Development
12 4 (10.00%) JSON
12 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
12 4 (10.00%) Apple Swift

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:

Applications
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) DHCP
1 3 (7.50%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (10.00%) Subversion
1 4 (10.00%) Xcode
2 1 (2.50%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.50%) MSI
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (42.50%) Desktop Support
2 9 (22.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Support Engineer
4 6 (15.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (12.50%) Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Service Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 4 (10.00%) Developer
6 4 (10.00%) iOS Developer
6 4 (10.00%) Support Technician
7 3 (7.50%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (7.50%) IT Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) IT Support
7 3 (7.50%) Junior
8 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) IT Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Objective-C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Cocoa
1 4 (10.00%) HTML
1 4 (10.00%) JSON
1 4 (10.00%) REST
1 4 (10.00%) SOAP
1 4 (10.00%) Web Services
1 4 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (65.00%) Windows 10
3 7 (17.50%) Windows XP
4 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 5 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 4 (10.00%) Mac OS X
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (7.50%) Android
7 1 (2.50%) Linux
7 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.50%) Unix
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Migration
2 8 (20.00%) Time Management
3 7 (17.50%) Break/Fix
4 4 (10.00%) iOS Development
5 2 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (5.00%) Information Security
6 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
6 1 (2.50%) Change Management
6 1 (2.50%) ITIL
6 1 (2.50%) ITSM
6 1 (2.50%) Mobile Development
6 1 (2.50%) Release Management
6 1 (2.50%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.50%) Task Automation
6 1 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) Apple Swift
1 4 (10.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) VB
2 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) GDPR
2 1 (2.50%) GxP
System Software
1 22 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
2 13 (32.50%) Apple
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco
4 2 (5.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) McAfee
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle
5 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.50%) Sophos
5 1 (2.50%) Symantec