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 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 52 43 48
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 6 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.98% 1.17% 0.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.35% 5.50% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate £130 £120 £106
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +13.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £132 £285 £280
% change year-on-year
-53.68% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £12.53
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +15.72%
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
138 109 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.51% 21.29% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 52 25
Average daily rate £270 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £443 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 15
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.30 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.05 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Vista across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Vista Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Broadband
6 1 (10.00%) AS400
6 1 (10.00%) DameWare
6 1 (10.00%) Legal
6 1 (10.00%) Dell
6 1 (10.00%) Citrix
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (10.00%) Symantec
6 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
6 1 (10.00%) LAN
6 1 (10.00%) WAN
6 1 (10.00%) VPN
6 1 (10.00%) IBM
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (10.00%) C#
6 1 (10.00%) HTML
6 1 (10.00%) JavaScript

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Broadband
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) IT Support
2 1 (10.00%) Build Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) AS400
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) VB
1 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (10.00%) VBA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (10.00%) IAG
2 1 (10.00%) UAG
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) DameWare
1 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Dell
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) VMware