The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 88 74 81
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 4 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.52% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.23% 2.37% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£270 £135 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -50.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £199 £265
% change year-on-year
+15.72% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.25 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.13 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -18.98%
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 Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
325 253 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.15% 22.13% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 124 131
Average daily rate £350 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 29 41
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.71 £18.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.15% -0.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £31.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 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
Rochdale - - - -
Windows Vista
North West

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
4 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) Windows 2000
4 4 (57.14%) MS Office
5 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
6 2 (28.57%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
6 2 (28.57%) NetWare
6 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
6 2 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (28.57%) ITSM
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) Novell
6 2 (28.57%) Lotus
6 2 (28.57%) VPN
6 2 (28.57%) HP
6 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 2 (28.57%) VBScript
6 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
7 1 (14.29%) MCSE
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 1 (14.29%) MS Project

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (28.57%) IBM Notes
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) Intranet
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Desktop Support
3 2 (28.57%) Remote Desktop Support
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 2000
4 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
5 2 (28.57%) NetWare
6 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (14.29%) Android
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITSM
2 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) VBScript
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Novell
3 2 (28.57%) Lotus
3 2 (28.57%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Apple