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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 80 78 81
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.29% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.36% 2.03% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£143 - £150
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £204 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.11% -25.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.63 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +4.80%
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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
295 197 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.21% 16.88% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 84 121
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 45
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.67 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -18.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £26.50 £22.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 6 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 2000
4 3 (50.00%) MS Office
5 2 (33.33%) MCP
5 2 (33.33%) VBScript
5 2 (33.33%) IBM Notes
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Citrix
5 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (33.33%) VPN
5 2 (33.33%) ITSM
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Novell
5 2 (33.33%) Lotus
5 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (33.33%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (33.33%) NetWare
5 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
5 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (33.33%) IBM Notes
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (16.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) Intranet
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
1 1 (16.67%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) Remote Desktop Support
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Packager
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 2000
4 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (33.33%) NetWare
5 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Novell
2 2 (33.33%) Lotus