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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 130 125 122
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 11 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.61% 1.14% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£220 £139 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.55% -49.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £136 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £142 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £215 £265
% change year-on-year
+6.97% -18.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.75 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.16% -21.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £12.32 £16.35
% change year-on-year
+13.68% -24.67%
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
685 615 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.10% 21.66% 22.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 268 327
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 86 83
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.71 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.80% +0.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.21 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £34.06 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
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 17 December 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 17 December 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
Manchester -11 4 £270 +100.00% 3
Lancashire -19 4 - - 1
Cheshire +5 2 £170 +19.29%
Windows Vista
England

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
1 39 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 32 (82.05%) Microsoft
3 26 (66.67%) MS Office
4 25 (64.10%) Citrix
5 23 (58.97%) Windows 7
6 22 (56.41%) Software Deployment
6 22 (56.41%) Blackberry
7 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
8 16 (41.03%) SC Cleared
8 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
9 15 (38.46%) SCCM
9 15 (38.46%) SLA
9 15 (38.46%) Windows 2000
10 14 (35.90%) TCP/IP
11 13 (33.33%) CA
11 13 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (33.33%) AppSense
11 13 (33.33%) Lumension
12 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (17.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (17.95%) MS Project
13 7 (17.95%) MS Visio
14 6 (15.38%) VPN
15 5 (12.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (12.82%) Wireless
15 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
16 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
16 4 (10.26%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (12.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 26 (66.67%) MS Office
2 7 (17.95%) MS Project
2 7 (17.95%) MS Visio
3 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.90%) TCP/IP
2 6 (15.38%) VPN
3 5 (12.82%) Wireless
4 2 (5.13%) NAS
4 2 (5.13%) iSCSI
4 2 (5.13%) DNS
4 2 (5.13%) DHCP
4 2 (5.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.56%) LAN
5 1 (2.56%) WAN
5 1 (2.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
1 3 (7.69%) Local Government
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Desktop Support
1 20 (51.28%) Support Engineer
2 13 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 13 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Remote Desktop Support
4 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Support Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Service Analyst
4 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Technical Support
5 1 (2.56%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Support Specialist
5 1 (2.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.56%) Support Technician
5 1 (2.56%) Deskside Support
5 1 (2.56%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (56.41%) Blackberry
2 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Handset
3 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.69%) iPad
4 2 (5.13%) Life Science
5 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
1 39 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 23 (58.97%) Windows 7
3 15 (38.46%) Windows 2000
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.13%) NetWare
6 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Software Deployment
2 4 (10.26%) Service Management
3 3 (7.69%) TQM
4 2 (5.13%) ITSM
5 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.56%) Scrum
5 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.56%) Security Testing
5 1 (2.56%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.56%) Time Management
5 1 (2.56%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.56%) V-Model
5 1 (2.56%) Information Assurance
5 1 (2.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.13%) VBScript
2 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) SC Cleared
1 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.69%) MCSE
3 3 (7.69%) MCDST
4 1 (2.56%) MCP
4 1 (2.56%) ISEB
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (38.46%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 13 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (38.46%) SCCM
2 7 (17.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.13%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 32 (82.05%) Microsoft
2 25 (64.10%) Citrix
3 13 (33.33%) CA
3 13 (33.33%) AppSense
3 13 (33.33%) Lumension
4 2 (5.13%) HP
4 2 (5.13%) Novell
4 2 (5.13%) Lotus
5 1 (2.56%) Apple