Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 51 75
Rank change year-on-year +16 +24 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 57 36 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.33% 2.83% 1.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.38% 14.01% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 25 17
Cheshire median daily rate £200 £175 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -36.36% +57.14%
10th Percentile £100 £99 £127
90th Percentile £346 £303 £760
North West median daily rate £158 £150 £208
% change year-on-year +5.00% -27.71% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% - -8.27%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £18.00 £18.55 £16.13
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - -3.45% +3.57%

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 328 257 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 24.94% 20.22% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 178 225
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -11.76% +9.68%
10th Percentile £204 £172 £249
90th Percentile £488 £538 £573
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 17 25
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -3.70% -18.18%
10th Percentile £12.95 £11.00 £10.80
90th Percentile £20.13 £23.00 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £17.43 £14.34
% change year-on-year -0.11% +21.55% -6.00%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +3 11 - - 1
Warrington +2 10 £120 -20.00% 3
Crewe - 10 £100 -
Wilmslow -3 8 - -
Ellesmere Port - 6 £250 -
Knutsford -8 5 £343 +98.94% 1
Chester -9 2 - - 5
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Nantwich - 1 £118 -
Windows 7
North West

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (75.44%) Windows 10
3 31 (54.39%) Microsoft
3 31 (54.39%) Active Directory
4 25 (43.86%) Office 365
5 20 (35.09%) Microsoft Office
6 14 (24.56%) MS Exchange
7 13 (22.81%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (19.30%) Windows XP
8 11 (19.30%) Apple
8 11 (19.30%) Apple iOS
8 11 (19.30%) SCCM
9 10 (17.54%) DNS
10 9 (15.79%) Migration
11 8 (14.04%) Windows 8
12 7 (12.28%) Mac OS
12 7 (12.28%) VMware
12 7 (12.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (12.28%) LAN
12 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
12 7 (12.28%) Software Deployment
13 6 (10.53%) Break/Fix
13 6 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
13 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
13 6 (10.53%) Thin Client
13 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (10.53%) Time Management
13 6 (10.53%) Fat Client

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 14 (24.56%) MS Exchange
2 13 (22.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 6 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (35.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 25 (43.86%) Office 365
2 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.53%) OneDrive
3 5 (8.77%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.75%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) DNS
2 7 (12.28%) LAN
3 5 (8.77%) DHCP
3 5 (8.77%) WAN
4 2 (3.51%) Skype
4 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.51%) VPN
4 2 (3.51%) Wireless
5 1 (1.75%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.02%) Subversion
1 4 (7.02%) Xcode
2 1 (1.75%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.75%) MSI
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Analyst
1 12 (21.05%) Desktop Support
2 8 (14.04%) Service Analyst
2 8 (14.04%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (10.53%) Rollout Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.77%) Administrator
4 5 (8.77%) Senior Windows Administrator
4 5 (8.77%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (7.02%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (7.02%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Developer
5 4 (7.02%) iOS Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Senior Desktop Support
5 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (5.26%) IT Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) IT Support
6 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) Cocoa
1 4 (7.02%) HTML
1 4 (7.02%) JSON
1 4 (7.02%) REST
1 4 (7.02%) SOAP
1 4 (7.02%) Web Services
1 4 (7.02%) XML
2 3 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Fat Client
1 6 (10.53%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) User Experience
3 2 (3.51%) NHS
4 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (75.44%) Windows 10
3 11 (19.30%) Apple iOS
3 11 (19.30%) Windows XP
4 8 (14.04%) Windows 8
5 7 (12.28%) Mac OS
5 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
6 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.02%) Mac OS X
8 3 (5.26%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) Migration
2 7 (12.28%) Software Deployment
3 6 (10.53%) Break/Fix
3 6 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (10.53%) Time Management
4 5 (8.77%) ITIL
5 4 (7.02%) Asset Management
5 4 (7.02%) iOS Development
6 3 (5.26%) UX Design
7 2 (3.51%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (3.51%) Information Security
7 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.75%) Application Packaging
8 1 (1.75%) Data Security
8 1 (1.75%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.75%) Release Management
8 1 (1.75%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (1.75%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) SQL
2 4 (7.02%) Apple Swift
2 4 (7.02%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.75%) VB
3 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) A+ Certification
1 1 (1.75%) Degree
1 1 (1.75%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (54.39%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.75%) XenApp
3 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) SCCM
2 7 (12.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (8.77%) vCenter Server
3 5 (8.77%) WSUS
4 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 31 (54.39%) Microsoft
2 11 (19.30%) Apple
3 7 (12.28%) VMware
4 5 (8.77%) Clearswift
4 5 (8.77%) ServiceNow
4 5 (8.77%) Teradici
5 3 (5.26%) Citrix
6 1 (1.75%) McAfee
6 1 (1.75%) Sophos