The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Vista skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Vista over the 3 months to 31 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 Chester 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 21 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.50% 1.90% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.00% 6.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £264
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -27.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +20.28%
Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
40 49 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 30.08% 31.01% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 8
Average daily rate £238 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.92% -31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% -20.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Vista
Cheshire

Windows Vista
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Windows Vista Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Windows Vista
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) Handset
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
1 2 (100.00%) MCDST
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) iPad

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (100.00%) Help Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Handset
1 2 (100.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCDST
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix