The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Vista skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Vista over the 3 months to 29 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 Manchester 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 82 76 77
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 2 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.16% 0.53% 0.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.70% 2.45% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Average daily rate
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£205 £200 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £195 £225
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £16.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.42 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.53% +17.28%
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
285 245 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.98% 21.51% 22.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 119 98
Average daily rate £316 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.75 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Windows Vista
North West

Windows Vista
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Windows Vista Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Windows Vista Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows Vista
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 July 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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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
Bolton - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Windows Vista
North West

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) MCP
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000
5 2 (33.33%) SLA
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) Dell
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (33.33%) InstallShield
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (33.33%) SCCM
5 2 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
6 1 (16.67%) WSUS
6 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) XenApp
6 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (16.67%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL V2
6 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
6 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 8

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (16.67%) GPRS
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) SMS
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) SMTP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Intranet
2 1 (16.67%) 3G
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) InstallShield
2 1 (16.67%) AdminStudio
2 1 (16.67%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (16.67%) MSI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Applications Packager
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
1 1 (16.67%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
4 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Service Management
1 1 (16.67%) Data Security
1 1 (16.67%) Document Management
1 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL V2
1 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
1 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCP
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
3 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) ZENworks
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) AppSense
3 1 (16.67%) Altiris
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Novell
3 1 (16.67%) Wyse