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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 116 122 127
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 24 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 0.31% 0.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.35% 1.42% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 6
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£155 £325 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.30% +52.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £179 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £365 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 8
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 £11.00 £16.84 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £16.84 £17.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +23.07%
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
717 635 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.45% 21.81% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 265 312
Average daily rate £325 £310 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 88 87
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 17 £155 - 2
Merseyside -2 3 £260 -20.00%
Manchester -14 3 £143 - 3
Cheshire +2 1 - - 1
Windows Vista
England

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (80.39%) Windows XP
2 41 (80.39%) Microsoft
3 37 (72.55%) Windows 7
4 36 (70.59%) MS Office
5 35 (68.63%) Citrix
6 34 (66.67%) Software Deployment
7 33 (64.71%) SC Cleared
7 33 (64.71%) Security Cleared
8 28 (54.90%) Blackberry
9 26 (50.98%) SCCM
10 22 (43.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (43.14%) AppSense
11 21 (41.18%) CA
11 21 (41.18%) Lumension
12 20 (39.22%) SLA
12 20 (39.22%) Active Directory
13 13 (25.49%) Windows 2000
14 10 (19.61%) TCP/IP
15 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
16 8 (15.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 8 (15.69%) TQM
17 7 (13.73%) MS Project
17 7 (13.73%) MS Visio
17 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
18 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
19 4 (7.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 4 (7.84%) VPN
20 3 (5.88%) VBScript
20 3 (5.88%) Novell

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (7.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (3.92%) IBM Notes
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 36 (70.59%) MS Office
2 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 7 (13.73%) MS Project
3 7 (13.73%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.84%) VPN
3 2 (3.92%) Wireless
4 1 (1.96%) LAN
4 1 (1.96%) SMS
4 1 (1.96%) WAN
4 1 (1.96%) Intranet
4 1 (1.96%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.96%) MSI
2 1 (1.96%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.96%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Local Government
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (56.86%) Desktop Support
2 27 (52.94%) Support Engineer
3 20 (39.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 20 (39.22%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Support Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Remote Desktop Support
7 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.92%) Support Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.92%) Applications Packager
7 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Support Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Security Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (54.90%) Blackberry
2 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) iPad
3 2 (3.92%) Handset
3 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (80.39%) Windows XP
3 37 (72.55%) Windows 7
4 13 (25.49%) Windows 2000
5 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.92%) NetWare
6 1 (1.96%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (66.67%) Software Deployment
2 8 (15.69%) TQM
3 3 (5.88%) Service Management
4 2 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (3.92%) ITSM
5 1 (1.96%) Scrum
5 1 (1.96%) Waterfall
5 1 (1.96%) V-Model
5 1 (1.96%) Information Assurance
5 1 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.96%) Security Testing
5 1 (1.96%) Test Scripting
5 1 (1.96%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) VBScript
2 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (64.71%) SC Cleared
1 33 (64.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.92%) MCDST
4 1 (1.96%) MCP
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.96%) MCITP
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (39.22%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (43.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 20 (39.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.96%) XenApp
4 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (50.98%) SCCM
2 8 (15.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.92%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.96%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 41 (80.39%) Microsoft
2 35 (68.63%) Citrix
3 22 (43.14%) AppSense
4 21 (41.18%) CA
4 21 (41.18%) Lumension
5 3 (5.88%) Novell
6 2 (3.92%) Lotus
6 2 (3.92%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) Wyse
7 1 (1.96%) VMware
7 1 (1.96%) Altiris
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