The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 27 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 - 27
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 7 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.04% - 3.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.21% - 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £125 - £165
UK excluding London median daily rate £158 £188 £190
% change year-on-year -16.00% -1.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.81 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.47% +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 Chester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 33 51 92
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 23.74% 22.97% 44.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 39 49
Median daily rate £300 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows 7
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows 7 in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows 7 in Chester

Windows 7
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Chester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows 7 in Chester

Windows 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 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 Chester region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Citrix
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
5 4 (36.36%) VPN
6 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
6 3 (27.27%) EDI
6 3 (27.27%) ERP
6 3 (27.27%) IBM Notes
6 3 (27.27%) Lotus
6 3 (27.27%) VMware
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
7 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
8 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (9.09%) Migration
8 1 (9.09%) Handset
8 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (9.09%) iPad
8 1 (9.09%) Office 365
8 1 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
8 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
8 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 1 (9.09%) Symantec

Windows 7
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (27.27%) IBM Notes
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 3 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Coordinator
2 3 (27.27%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior IT Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Handset
1 1 (9.09%) iPad
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ERP
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCDST
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) DameWare
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) Lotus
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec