The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Vista skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Vista over the 3 months to 22 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 North West 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 108 101 106
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 26 25 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.95% 1.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.83% 3.93% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 8
Average daily rate
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£205 £200 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £114 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £349 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £220 £225
% change year-on-year
-13.63% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +25.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £16.41 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.31 £21.05 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +14.28%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
679 636 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.91% 24.22% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 277 269
Average daily rate £300 £315 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -3.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 77 87
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Windows Vista
England

Windows Vista
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Windows Vista Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Windows Vista Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Vista across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Windows Vista Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Windows Vista
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Lancashire -6 20 - -
Manchester -5 2 £205 +2.50%
Merseyside +3 1 £260 - 1
Windows Vista
England

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 43 (76.79%) MS Office
4 39 (69.64%) Windows XP
4 39 (69.64%) Windows 7
5 35 (62.50%) SC Cleared
5 35 (62.50%) Security Cleared
6 34 (60.71%) Software Deployment
7 30 (53.57%) Citrix
8 29 (51.79%) SCCM
9 26 (46.43%) Active Directory
10 24 (42.86%) Blackberry
10 24 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (42.86%) AppSense
11 23 (41.07%) CA
11 23 (41.07%) SLA
12 21 (37.50%) Lumension
13 13 (23.21%) TQM
14 11 (19.64%) MS Excel
14 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
15 10 (17.86%) Windows 2000
15 10 (17.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 9 (16.07%) MS Project
17 7 (12.50%) MS Visio
18 4 (7.14%) Windows 8
19 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
19 3 (5.36%) Wise Package Studio
19 3 (5.36%) Application Packaging
19 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
19 3 (5.36%) AdminStudio

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 43 (76.79%) MS Office
2 11 (19.64%) MS Excel
3 9 (16.07%) MS Project
4 7 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.57%) DNS
2 2 (3.57%) Intranet
2 2 (3.57%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (3.57%) Wireless
3 1 (1.79%) Firewall
3 1 (1.79%) Internet
3 1 (1.79%) 3G
3 1 (1.79%) GPRS
3 1 (1.79%) LAN
3 1 (1.79%) SMS
3 1 (1.79%) VoIP
3 1 (1.79%) WAN
3 1 (1.79%) SMTP
3 1 (1.79%) VPN
3 1 (1.79%) SAN
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Wise Package Studio
1 3 (5.36%) AdminStudio
1 3 (5.36%) MSI
2 2 (3.57%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (1.79%) Banking
1 1 (1.79%) Multimedia
1 1 (1.79%) Local Government
1 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 26 (46.43%) Support Engineer
3 22 (39.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 22 (39.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (7.14%) Technical Support
5 4 (7.14%) Applications Packager
5 4 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (7.14%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Support Specialist
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (5.36%) Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Support Specialist
7 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Security Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Security Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Help Desk Engineer
8 1 (1.79%) Desktop Support Technician
8 1 (1.79%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.57%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.57%) Handset
3 1 (1.79%) iPad
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (69.64%) Windows XP
2 39 (69.64%) Windows 7
3 10 (17.86%) Windows 2000
4 4 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.79%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (60.71%) Software Deployment
2 13 (23.21%) TQM
3 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.57%) Service Management
4 2 (3.57%) Project Management
4 2 (3.57%) Software Distribution
4 2 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.79%) Security Testing
5 1 (1.79%) Test Scripting
5 1 (1.79%) Document Management
5 1 (1.79%) Software Testing
5 1 (1.79%) Migration
5 1 (1.79%) Scrum
5 1 (1.79%) ITIL V2
5 1 (1.79%) Capacity Management
5 1 (1.79%) Information Assurance
5 1 (1.79%) Waterfall
5 1 (1.79%) V-Model
5 1 (1.79%) Data Protection
5 1 (1.79%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.57%) VB
2 1 (1.79%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 35 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.57%) MCP
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.79%) MCDST
4 1 (1.79%) MCITP
4 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.79%) MCSE
4 1 (1.79%) ISEB
4 1 (1.79%) CCNA
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (41.07%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 24 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) XenApp
4 1 (1.79%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 29 (51.79%) SCCM
2 10 (17.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.79%) WSUS
3 1 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.79%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 49 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 30 (53.57%) Citrix
3 24 (42.86%) AppSense
4 23 (41.07%) CA
5 21 (37.50%) Lumension
6 2 (3.57%) Dell
6 2 (3.57%) Cisco
6 2 (3.57%) Apple
6 2 (3.57%) VMware
7 1 (1.79%) Altiris
7 1 (1.79%) Wyse
7 1 (1.79%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.79%) Novell
7 1 (1.79%) Remedy