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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows 7
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 19 26 27
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows 7 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.00% 3.31% 3.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.53% 13.51% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £210 £200
% change year-on-year -14.18% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.51 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.83% +10.78%  
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 Chester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 17 37 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 17.00% 24.50% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 6
Median daily rate £295 £300 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% -40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 6
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +20.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows 7 in Chester

Windows 7
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Chester region with a requirement for Windows 7.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) SCCM
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
5 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) Sysprep
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Lotus
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) MSI
5 1 (14.29%) Back Office
5 1 (14.29%) DameWare
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) VPN

Windows 7
Top Related 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 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
1 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MSI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Desktop Support
1 4 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Support
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) DameWare
2 1 (14.29%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Lotus
Chester, Cheshire
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