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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 107 109 117
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 29 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 0.46% 0.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.02% 1.96% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 8
Average daily rate £154 £243 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.70% +49.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £209 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £277 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £132 £285 £280
% change year-on-year
-53.68% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.25 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.49% +35.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £12.53
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +15.72%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
721 561 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 23.30% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 245 298
Average daily rate £280 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 75 70
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £9.30 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -8 18 £191 -
Manchester -11 4 £200 - 4
Merseyside - 2 - -
Windows Vista
England

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (91.67%) Microsoft
3 29 (80.56%) MS Office
4 26 (72.22%) Windows XP
4 26 (72.22%) Windows 7
5 25 (69.44%) Active Directory
6 23 (63.89%) Citrix
7 20 (55.56%) SC Cleared
7 20 (55.56%) Security Cleared
8 19 (52.78%) Blackberry
9 18 (50.00%) SCCM
10 15 (41.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (41.67%) AppSense
11 14 (38.89%) CA
11 14 (38.89%) SLA
12 13 (36.11%) Software Deployment
13 12 (33.33%) Lumension
14 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
15 7 (19.44%) TQM
16 6 (16.67%) Windows 2000
17 5 (13.89%) VBScript
17 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
17 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (13.89%) Novell
17 5 (13.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 4 (11.11%) VMware
18 4 (11.11%) ITSM
18 4 (11.11%) Finance
18 4 (11.11%) ServiceCenter
18 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
1 5 (13.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (11.11%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 29 (80.56%) MS Office
2 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.56%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 4 (11.11%) VPN
1 4 (11.11%) DNS
2 3 (8.33%) VoIP
2 3 (8.33%) SAN
3 2 (5.56%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (5.56%) DHCP
3 2 (5.56%) WAN
4 1 (2.78%) SMTP
4 1 (2.78%) GPRS
4 1 (2.78%) SMS
4 1 (2.78%) 3G
4 1 (2.78%) Intranet
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) AdminStudio
1 3 (8.33%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (5.56%) MSI
3 1 (2.78%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Desktop Support
2 15 (41.67%) Support Engineer
3 11 (30.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 11 (30.56%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (11.11%) Remote Desktop Support
5 4 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (8.33%) Applications Packager
7 2 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) IT Support
7 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
7 2 (5.56%) Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) Systems Support
8 1 (2.78%) Support Technician
8 1 (2.78%) Support Specialist
8 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Desktop Technician
8 1 (2.78%) Security Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.56%) Software Packaging
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (52.78%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.78%) NHS
2 1 (2.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (72.22%) Windows XP
2 26 (72.22%) Windows 7
3 6 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.11%) NetWare
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (5.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Software Deployment
2 7 (19.44%) TQM
3 4 (11.11%) ITSM
4 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.56%) Software Distribution
5 2 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL
6 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL V2
6 1 (2.78%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.78%) Document Management
6 1 (2.78%) Migration
6 1 (2.78%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) VBScript
2 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.56%) AppleScript
3 2 (5.56%) VB
3 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 20 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCSE
3 1 (2.78%) MCP
3 1 (2.78%) CCNA
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (38.89%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (69.44%) Active Directory
2 15 (41.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.33%) XenApp
5 2 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (5.56%) vSphere
5 2 (5.56%) MetaFrame
6 1 (2.78%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (50.00%) SCCM
2 4 (11.11%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.78%) ZENworks
4 1 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.78%) WSUS
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 33 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (63.89%) Citrix
3 15 (41.67%) AppSense
4 14 (38.89%) CA
5 12 (33.33%) Lumension
6 5 (13.89%) Novell
7 4 (11.11%) VMware
7 4 (11.11%) Lotus
7 4 (11.11%) Apple
7 4 (11.11%) HP
8 2 (5.56%) Dell
8 2 (5.56%) Cisco
8 2 (5.56%) IBM
9 1 (2.78%) Remedy
9 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.78%) Altiris
9 1 (2.78%) Wyse