The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Vista skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Vista over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 68 73 62
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.26% 0.10% 0.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.22% 0.49% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£170 £143 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.29% -20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £215 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.97% -18.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.84 - £18.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £12.32 £16.35
% change year-on-year
+13.68% -24.67%
Windows Vista
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
164 206 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.13% 20.93% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 78 101
Average daily rate £388 £334 £342
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.10% -2.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £225 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 38 23
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £44.90 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Windows Vista
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Vista across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Vista Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Vista across the Cheshire region.

Windows Vista Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Vista across the Cheshire region.

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows Vista
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Vista within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Windows Vista
North West

Windows Vista
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows Vista also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Vista.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) Handset
2 3 (75.00%) Local Government
2 3 (75.00%) MCDST
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) iPad
3 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) SLA

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows Vista also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows Vista. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
General
1 3 (75.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (25.00%) Deskside Support
3 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (75.00%) Handset
1 3 (75.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (75.00%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix