The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 62 64 57
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 3 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.38% 0.66% 1.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.39% 2.44% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£132 £263 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.71% -22.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.17 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.95% -9.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
216 205 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.31% 27.22% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 77 92
Average daily rate £280 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £223 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.27% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £42.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Vista
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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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (11.11%) iPad
4 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) MS Office
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
4 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) Local Government
4 1 (11.11%) MCDST
4 1 (11.11%) SCCM
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) Handset

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (77.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
General
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) 1st Line Support
1 4 (44.44%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Support
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Handset
1 1 (11.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Service Management
1 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCDST
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix