The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Vista skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 57 55 53
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.56% 0.66% 0.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.60% 3.33% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £234 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £11.70 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
154 120 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.60% 19.80% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 62 51
Average daily rate £320 £305 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +40.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £167 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 14
Average hourly rate £12.25 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Vista
West Midlands

Windows Vista
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows Vista Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows Vista Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) MS Office
5 2 (22.22%) MSI
5 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
6 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) AS400
6 1 (11.11%) DameWare
6 1 (11.11%) iPad
6 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
6 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 1 (11.11%) CSS
6 1 (11.11%) LAN
6 1 (11.11%) WAN
6 1 (11.11%) DHCP
6 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (11.11%) VPN
6 1 (11.11%) IBM
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) HTML

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MSI
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (22.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) Technical Leader
1 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) IT Support
1 2 (22.22%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Build Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Developer
2 1 (11.11%) Coordinator
2 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) AS400
1 1 (11.11%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) VB
1 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
1 1 (11.11%) VBA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) DameWare
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) IBM