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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 114 116 115
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 29 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.93% 0.56% 0.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.87% 2.50% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 12
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.21% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £356 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £200 £225
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 9
Average hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £16.84 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £21.10 £16.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
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
750 640 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.01% 22.33% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 284 290
Average daily rate £313 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 87 93
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +9 21 £155 -50.00% 1
Merseyside 0 3 £260 -
Cheshire -4 3 - -
Manchester -15 2 £174 -13.12% 1
Windows Vista
England

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 43 (67.19%) Windows 7
6 41 (64.06%) 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 33 (51.56%) Blackberry
11 30 (46.88%) Microsoft App-V
11 30 (46.88%) AppSense
12 29 (45.31%) CA
13 28 (43.75%) Active Directory
14 27 (42.19%) Lumension
15 26 (40.63%) SLA
16 12 (18.75%) TCP/IP
16 12 (18.75%) Windows 2000
17 11 (17.19%) MS Excel
18 10 (15.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 10 (15.63%) TQM
19 9 (14.06%) MS Project
20 7 (10.94%) MS Visio
21 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
22 4 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
22 4 (6.25%) Windows 8
23 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
23 3 (4.69%) Service Management
23 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.56%) IBM Notes
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 12 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.69%) VPN
2 3 (4.69%) Wireless
3 2 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
3 2 (3.13%) Intranet
3 2 (3.13%) DNS
4 1 (1.56%) SAN
4 1 (1.56%) GPRS
4 1 (1.56%) LAN
4 1 (1.56%) SMS
4 1 (1.56%) VoIP
4 1 (1.56%) WAN
4 1 (1.56%) SMTP
4 1 (1.56%) Internet
4 1 (1.56%) 3G
4 1 (1.56%) Firewall
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 2 (3.13%) Finance
1 2 (3.13%) Local Government
2 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.56%) Banking
2 1 (1.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 35 (54.69%) Desktop Support
2 31 (48.44%) Support Engineer
3 25 (39.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 25 (39.06%) 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 33 (51.56%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.69%) Handset
3 2 (3.13%) iPad
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (76.56%) Windows XP
3 43 (67.19%) Windows 7
4 12 (18.75%) Windows 2000
5 4 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.56%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.56%) NetWare
8 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (59.38%) Software Deployment
2 10 (15.63%) TQM
3 3 (4.69%) Service Management
3 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.13%) Project Management
4 2 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (3.13%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.56%) Kalman Filter
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%) ITIL
5 1 (1.56%) ITSM
5 1 (1.56%) Data Security
5 1 (1.56%) Migration
5 1 (1.56%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) VBScript
1 2 (3.13%) VB
2 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (62.50%) SC Cleared
1 40 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.81%) 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 30 (46.88%) Microsoft App-V
2 28 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.56%) XenApp
4 1 (1.56%) XenDesktop
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 1 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.56%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.56%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.56%) WSUS
3 1 (1.56%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 53 (82.81%) Microsoft
2 41 (64.06%) Citrix
3 30 (46.88%) AppSense
4 29 (45.31%) CA
5 27 (42.19%) Lumension
6 2 (3.13%) VMware
6 2 (3.13%) Apple
6 2 (3.13%) Novell
6 2 (3.13%) Cisco
6 2 (3.13%) Dell
7 1 (1.56%) HP
7 1 (1.56%) Lotus
7 1 (1.56%) Remedy
7 1 (1.56%) Wyse
7 1 (1.56%) Altiris
7 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds