The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Vista skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South West region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 141 111 122
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 2 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.060% 0.34% 0.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.28% 1.43% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 9
Average daily rate - £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
-52.72% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.61 £14.50 £12.53
% change year-on-year
-6.17% +15.72%
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
710 559 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.35% 23.77% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 282 378
Average daily rate £350 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £177 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 76 83
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Vista
England

Windows Vista
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Vista across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Vista Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Vista across the South West region.

Windows Vista Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Vista across the South West region.

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Windows Vista
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -14 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Windows Vista
England

Windows Vista
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) PDA
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Compaq
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Deskside Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) PDA
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Compaq
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco