The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Vista skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Vista over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Berkshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 119 116 105
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 7 13 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.28% 0.53% 1.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.34% 2.26% 6.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 7
Average daily rate
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£338 £290 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.37% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £186 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Operating Systems Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
524 576 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.86% 23.55% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 253 230
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 44
Average hourly rate £17.29 £18.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.56% +18.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Vista
South East

Windows Vista
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Windows Vista Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Windows Vista Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Windows Vista
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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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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
Reading +11 7 £338 -4.92%
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Windows Vista
South East

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) MSI
6 3 (25.00%) InstallShield
6 3 (25.00%) MS Office
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (16.67%) V-Model
7 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (16.67%) Broadband
7 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 2 (16.67%) UNIX
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
7 2 (16.67%) C
7 2 (16.67%) ISEB
7 2 (16.67%) TestDirector
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (16.67%) Internet
7 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
8 1 (8.33%) VMware
8 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Broadband
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MSI
1 3 (25.00%) InstallShield
2 2 (16.67%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Build Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (16.67%) UNIX
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Scrum
1 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (16.67%) V-Model
1 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Dell
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy
2 1 (8.33%) VMware