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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 146 137 127
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 12 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.12% 0.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.52% 0.58% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
Average daily rate £388 £270 £122
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.51% +121.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £174 £160
% change year-on-year
+13.83% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £14.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £14.38
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.34%
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
788 692 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.79% 21.16% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 333 257
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 83 96
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.85 £12.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.30 £34.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -10 6 £356 +31.94%
Cheshire -5 4 £389 +38.83% 1
Merseyside - 2 - -
Windows Vista
England

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (96.15%) Windows XP
3 16 (61.54%) Finance
4 15 (57.69%) XML
4 15 (57.69%) HTML
4 15 (57.69%) Java
5 14 (53.85%) JavaScript
5 14 (53.85%) C++
5 14 (53.85%) Web Services
5 14 (53.85%) OO
5 14 (53.85%) AIX
5 14 (53.85%) Linux
5 14 (53.85%) Objective-C
5 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (53.85%) Banking
5 14 (53.85%) Java EE
5 14 (53.85%) JSON
5 14 (53.85%) jQuery
5 14 (53.85%) Mac OS
6 13 (50.00%) Git (software)
6 13 (50.00%) HTML5
6 13 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (50.00%) Data Protection
6 13 (50.00%) Waterfall
6 13 (50.00%) BDD
6 13 (50.00%) AngularJS
6 13 (50.00%) SDLC
6 13 (50.00%) Degree
6 13 (50.00%) Subversion
6 13 (50.00%) Software Engineering

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.69%) IBM Notes
3 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) VPN
2 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
3 4 (15.38%) Wireless
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) DNS
4 1 (3.85%) FTP
4 1 (3.85%) HTTP
4 1 (3.85%) IMAP
4 1 (3.85%) SMTP
4 1 (3.85%) VLAN
4 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 13 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 16 (61.54%) Finance
2 14 (53.85%) Banking
3 4 (15.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Developer
2 14 (53.85%) Java Developer
3 6 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (19.23%) Support Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (15.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.69%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (3.85%) IT Assistant
7 1 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Junior
7 1 (3.85%) Junior Developer
7 1 (3.85%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) HTML
1 15 (57.69%) XML
2 14 (53.85%) Java EE
2 14 (53.85%) jQuery
2 14 (53.85%) JSON
2 14 (53.85%) Web Services
3 13 (50.00%) AngularJS
3 13 (50.00%) HTML5
3 13 (50.00%) WSDL
4 1 (3.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 4 (15.38%) Handset
2 4 (15.38%) iPad
3 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (96.15%) Windows XP
3 14 (53.85%) AIX
3 14 (53.85%) Linux
3 14 (53.85%) Mac OS
4 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 4 (15.38%) Windows 8
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
6 2 (7.69%) NetWare
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (53.85%) OO
2 13 (50.00%) BDD
2 13 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 13 (50.00%) OOP
2 13 (50.00%) SDLC
2 13 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (50.00%) TDD
2 13 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
4 2 (7.69%) ITSM
5 1 (3.85%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (3.85%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) Java
2 14 (53.85%) C++
2 14 (53.85%) JavaScript
2 14 (53.85%) Objective-C
3 13 (50.00%) C
4 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.69%) VBScript
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Degree
2 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (15.38%) MCDST
4 1 (3.85%) MCITP
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Citrix
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Lotus
2 2 (7.69%) Novell