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 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
North West / Cheshire
Rank 45 67 54
Rank change year-on-year +22 -13  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 9 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.67% 1.45% 2.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.78% 6.57% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Median daily rate £160 £225 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.88% -21.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £165 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £285 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £215 £200
% change year-on-year -16.08% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 10
Median hourly rate £18.68 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.37% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.00 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £24.25 £14.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -6.66% +11.11%  

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 92 213 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 17.10% 22.05% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 101 80
Median daily rate £360 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 24
Median hourly rate £15.15 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.21% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £25.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 +10 5 - - 1
Warrington +31 3 £120 - 2
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (40.00%) Citrix
4 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
5 7 (35.00%) MS Office
6 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (25.00%) SCCM
7 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 4 (20.00%) ITIL
8 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
8 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.00%) VPN
8 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (15.00%) iPhone
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
9 2 (10.00%) iPad
9 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
9 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
9 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
9 2 (10.00%) SLA
9 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
9 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
9 2 (10.00%) Apple
9 2 (10.00%) Lotus
9 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista

Windows 7
Top Related 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 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (5.00%) Skype
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
1 1 (5.00%) Xcode
General
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Desktop Support
1 7 (35.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (5.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Cocoa
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) JSON
1 1 (5.00%) REST
1 1 (5.00%) SOAP
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (15.00%) iPhone
2 2 (10.00%) iPad
3 1 (5.00%) Handset
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
7 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (10.00%) Change Management
2 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (10.00%) Service Management
2 2 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Analytics
3 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Development
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) Apple Swift
2 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) MCDST
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) DameWare
2 1 (5.00%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) Apple
3 2 (10.00%) Lotus
4 1 (5.00%) HP
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