The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 111 124 120
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 28 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.40% 0.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.86% 1.79% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 7
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£155 £318 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.18% +58.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £198 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £360 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £250 £264
% change year-on-year
-32.00% -5.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% +40.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.84 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £16.84 £16.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +18.51%
Windows Vista
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
726 672 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.87% 22.58% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 296 316
Average daily rate £323 £320 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 84 93
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.55 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Vista across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 September 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 -3 20 £155 -50.00% 1
Merseyside +3 3 £260 -20.00%
Manchester -10 3 £143 - 1
Cheshire +6 2 - - 1
Windows Vista
England

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (82.81%) Microsoft
3 49 (76.56%) Windows XP
4 48 (75.00%) MS Office
5 44 (68.75%) Windows 7
6 42 (65.63%) Citrix
7 40 (62.50%) SC Cleared
7 40 (62.50%) Security Cleared
8 38 (59.38%) Software Deployment
9 35 (54.69%) SCCM
10 34 (53.13%) Blackberry
11 29 (45.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 29 (45.31%) AppSense
12 28 (43.75%) CA
12 28 (43.75%) Active Directory
13 26 (40.63%) SLA
13 26 (40.63%) Lumension
14 13 (20.31%) Windows 2000
15 11 (17.19%) MS Excel
15 11 (17.19%) TCP/IP
16 10 (15.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 9 (14.06%) MS Project
17 9 (14.06%) TQM
17 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
18 7 (10.94%) MS Visio
19 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
20 5 (7.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
21 4 (6.25%) VPN
22 3 (4.69%) Handset
22 3 (4.69%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (7.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.13%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 48 (75.00%) MS Office
2 11 (17.19%) MS Excel
3 9 (14.06%) MS Project
4 7 (10.94%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.19%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.25%) VPN
3 3 (4.69%) Wireless
4 2 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (3.13%) Intranet
5 1 (1.56%) Internet
5 1 (1.56%) 3G
5 1 (1.56%) Firewall
5 1 (1.56%) DNS
5 1 (1.56%) SAN
5 1 (1.56%) GPRS
5 1 (1.56%) LAN
5 1 (1.56%) SMS
5 1 (1.56%) VoIP
5 1 (1.56%) WAN
5 1 (1.56%) SMTP
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MSI
1 3 (4.69%) AdminStudio
1 3 (4.69%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (3.13%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (4.69%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Local Government
3 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.56%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (53.13%) Desktop Support
2 31 (48.44%) Support Engineer
3 23 (35.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 23 (35.94%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.25%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Technical Support
6 4 (6.25%) Applications Packager
6 4 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (4.69%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (4.69%) Technical Support Specialist
7 3 (4.69%) Support Specialist
7 3 (4.69%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (3.13%) Support Technician
8 2 (3.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Desktop Support Technician
8 2 (3.13%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 34 (53.13%) Blackberry
2 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.69%) Handset
4 2 (3.13%) iPad
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (76.56%) Windows XP
3 44 (68.75%) Windows 7
4 13 (20.31%) Windows 2000
5 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.69%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (3.13%) NetWare
7 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.56%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (59.38%) Software Deployment
2 9 (14.06%) TQM
3 3 (4.69%) Service Management
3 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.13%) Project Management
4 2 (3.13%) Software Distribution
4 2 (3.13%) ITSM
4 2 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.56%) Security Testing
5 1 (1.56%) Test Scripting
5 1 (1.56%) V-Model
5 1 (1.56%) Information Assurance
5 1 (1.56%) Waterfall
5 1 (1.56%) ITIL V2
5 1 (1.56%) Capacity Management
5 1 (1.56%) Data Security
5 1 (1.56%) Migration
5 1 (1.56%) Scrum
5 1 (1.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.56%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) VBScript
2 2 (3.13%) VB
2 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 40 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.13%) MCDST
3 2 (3.13%) MCP
4 1 (1.56%) MCSE
4 1 (1.56%) CCNA
4 1 (1.56%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.56%) MCITP
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (40.63%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (45.31%) Microsoft App-V
2 28 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.13%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.56%) XenApp
4 1 (1.56%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 35 (54.69%) SCCM
2 10 (15.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.13%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.56%) ZENworks
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (82.81%) Microsoft
2 42 (65.63%) Citrix
3 29 (45.31%) AppSense
4 28 (43.75%) CA
5 26 (40.63%) Lumension
6 3 (4.69%) Novell
7 2 (3.13%) Lotus
7 2 (3.13%) HP
7 2 (3.13%) Dell
7 2 (3.13%) Cisco
7 2 (3.13%) VMware
8 1 (1.56%) Apple
8 1 (1.56%) Remedy
8 1 (1.56%) Wyse
8 1 (1.56%) Altiris
8 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
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