The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Vista skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 England 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 408 347 315
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -32
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 162 212 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.46% 0.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.44% 2.03% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 77 70
Average daily rate
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£220 £248 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £399 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 55 78
Average hourly rate £14.04 £16.84 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.62% +20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.10 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11241 10447 11276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.77% 22.46% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6467 5844 5670
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 967 980 1191
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Vista
UK

Windows Vista
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Windows Vista Jobs Demand Trend in England

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Windows Vista Daily Rate Trend in England

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Vista across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Windows Vista Daily Rate Histogram in England

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Trend in England

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Vista across the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Windows Vista
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England 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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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
London -24 52 £281 +30.46% 17
South East -23 42 £175 -39.65% 11
North West +6 29 £205 +2.50% 2
East of England -24 14 £183 +1.38% 5
West Midlands -9 13 £340 +13.33% 5
East Midlands -21 6 £120 -60.00% 2
Yorkshire +8 4 £85 - 1
South West -31 2 - - 3
North East - - - -
Windows Vista
UK

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 308 (100.00%) Windows
2 198 (64.29%) Windows XP
3 197 (63.96%) Microsoft
4 180 (58.44%) Windows 7
5 151 (49.03%) MS Office
6 149 (48.38%) Active Directory
7 96 (31.17%) Citrix
8 81 (26.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 79 (25.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 75 (24.35%) Blackberry
11 65 (21.10%) Security Cleared
12 62 (20.13%) MS Excel
13 59 (19.16%) MS Exchange
14 54 (17.53%) SCCM
15 50 (16.23%) SC Cleared
16 47 (15.26%) ITIL
17 43 (13.96%) Windows 2000
18 40 (12.99%) Microsoft App-V
19 39 (12.66%) Windows 8
20 38 (12.34%) Software Deployment
20 38 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
20 38 (12.34%) VMware
20 38 (12.34%) TCP/IP
21 37 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
22 34 (11.04%) AppSense
23 33 (10.71%) SLA
24 32 (10.39%) LAN
24 32 (10.39%) Lumension
25 27 (8.77%) CA
26 23 (7.47%) MSI

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 59 (19.16%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 18 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (5.19%) SharePoint
6 14 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (3.25%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.62%) IIS
9 3 (0.97%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.65%) Documentum
11 1 (0.32%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.32%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.32%) EPiServer CMS
11 1 (0.32%) Lync
11 1 (0.32%) Captiva
11 1 (0.32%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.32%) CMS
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 151 (49.03%) MS Office
2 62 (20.13%) MS Excel
3 21 (6.82%) MS Project
4 19 (6.17%) MS Visio
5 11 (3.57%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (12.34%) TCP/IP
2 32 (10.39%) LAN
3 23 (7.47%) VPN
4 22 (7.14%) WAN
5 21 (6.82%) DNS
6 20 (6.49%) DHCP
7 17 (5.52%) Internet
8 14 (4.55%) Broadband
9 11 (3.57%) Firewall
10 10 (3.25%) Wireless
11 8 (2.60%) SMS
12 7 (2.27%) VoIP
13 6 (1.95%) FTP
14 5 (1.62%) Network Security
15 4 (1.30%) Structured Cabling
15 4 (1.30%) X.400
15 4 (1.30%) X.500
16 3 (0.97%) 3G
16 3 (0.97%) S/MIME
16 3 (0.97%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (2.92%) SQL Server 2000
3 8 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.95%) MS Access
4 6 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (7.47%) MSI
2 17 (5.52%) InstallShield
3 10 (3.25%) AdminStudio
4 7 (2.27%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (1.30%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.65%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 19 (6.17%) Finance
2 14 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.55%) Retail
3 6 (1.95%) Banking
4 4 (1.30%) Military
5 2 (0.65%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.32%) Advertising
6 1 (0.32%) Publishing
6 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.32%) Automotive
6 1 (0.32%) Law
6 1 (0.32%) Local Government
6 1 (0.32%) Marketing
6 1 (0.32%) French Language
6 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 84 (27.27%) Support Engineer
2 79 (25.65%) Analyst
3 66 (21.43%) Desktop Support
4 46 (14.94%) 2nd Line Support
5 43 (13.96%) Desktop Engineer
6 42 (13.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 38 (12.34%) Support Analyst
8 27 (8.77%) Service Analyst
8 27 (8.77%) Service Desk Analyst
9 26 (8.44%) 1st Line Support
9 26 (8.44%) Help Desk Support
10 22 (7.14%) IT Support
11 18 (5.84%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 16 (5.19%) Applications Packager
13 14 (4.55%) Help Desk Engineer
14 12 (3.90%) Desktop Analyst
15 11 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 10 (3.25%) Support Technician
16 10 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
17 9 (2.92%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.47%) Application Packaging
2 12 (3.90%) .NET
3 4 (1.30%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.97%) HTML
4 3 (0.97%) JSP
5 2 (0.65%) XML
5 2 (0.65%) XSLT
5 2 (0.65%) CSS
6 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.32%) HTML5
6 1 (0.32%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 75 (24.35%) Blackberry
2 7 (2.27%) NHS
2 7 (2.27%) iPad
3 5 (1.62%) Smartcard
3 5 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (1.30%) iPhone
4 4 (1.30%) Smartphone
4 4 (1.30%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.30%) Fat Client
5 3 (0.97%) Handset
5 3 (0.97%) PDA
5 3 (0.97%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.65%) Derivative
6 2 (0.65%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.65%) PKI
6 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.65%) PMI
6 2 (0.65%) Kindle
7 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 308 (100.00%) Windows
2 198 (64.29%) Windows XP
3 180 (58.44%) Windows 7
4 81 (26.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 79 (25.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (13.96%) Windows 2000
7 39 (12.66%) Windows 8
8 18 (5.84%) Android
8 18 (5.84%) Apple iOS
9 15 (4.87%) UNIX
10 14 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (2.27%) Solaris
11 7 (2.27%) Linux
12 6 (1.95%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (1.62%) Windows NT
14 4 (1.30%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.97%) NetWare
16 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (15.26%) ITIL
2 38 (12.34%) Software Deployment
3 13 (4.22%) E-Commerce
3 13 (4.22%) TQM
4 12 (3.90%) Migration
5 10 (3.25%) Project Management
5 10 (3.25%) Service Delivery
6 7 (2.27%) Security Management
7 5 (1.62%) Configuration Management
7 5 (1.62%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (1.62%) Software Distribution
8 4 (1.30%) Test Scripting
8 4 (1.30%) Use Case
8 4 (1.30%) Service Management
8 4 (1.30%) ITSM
9 3 (0.97%) Scrum
9 3 (0.97%) Change Management
9 3 (0.97%) Incident Management
9 3 (0.97%) Time Management
9 3 (0.97%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.49%) SQL
2 11 (3.57%) C
3 8 (2.60%) C#
3 8 (2.60%) JavaScript
3 8 (2.60%) VBScript
4 7 (2.27%) VB
5 6 (1.95%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.62%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.65%) Java
8 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 65 (21.10%) Security Cleared
2 50 (16.23%) SC Cleared
3 37 (12.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (5.52%) MCP
4 17 (5.52%) MCITP
5 15 (4.87%) MCSE
6 14 (4.55%) MCDST
6 14 (4.55%) DV Cleared
7 11 (3.57%) MCSA
8 9 (2.92%) MCTS
9 7 (2.27%) Degree
10 5 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.62%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.97%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.97%) ISEB
11 3 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.65%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (10.71%) SLA
2 3 (0.97%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 149 (48.38%) Active Directory
2 40 (12.99%) Microsoft App-V
3 38 (12.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.27%) XenApp
5 4 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.97%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (0.97%) XenServer
6 3 (0.97%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.65%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 54 (17.53%) SCCM
2 12 (3.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (2.27%) DameWare
3 7 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (1.30%) ZENworks
5 3 (0.97%) WSUS
5 3 (0.97%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (0.65%) SCOM
6 2 (0.65%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.32%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.32%) SCSM
7 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 197 (63.96%) Microsoft
2 96 (31.17%) Citrix
3 38 (12.34%) VMware
4 34 (11.04%) AppSense
5 32 (10.39%) Lumension
6 27 (8.77%) CA
7 21 (6.82%) Cisco
8 19 (6.17%) Remedy
9 16 (5.19%) HP
10 12 (3.90%) Lotus
11 10 (3.25%) Dell
11 10 (3.25%) Apple
12 9 (2.92%) Adobe
12 9 (2.92%) Sophos
13 8 (2.60%) McAfee
14 6 (1.95%) Oracle
14 6 (1.95%) Novell
15 4 (1.30%) Avaya
15 4 (1.30%) Reuters
15 4 (1.30%) Bloomberg
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