The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Vista skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes 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 65 43 62
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 3 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.34% 1.71% 0.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.44% 9.09% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate £226 £325 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.38% +39.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £315 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £335 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £132 £285 £280
% change year-on-year
-53.68% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £12.53
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +15.72%
Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
208 99 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 23.64% 18.79% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 37 71
Average daily rate £275 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £120 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 13 31
Average hourly rate £15.35 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £15.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows Vista
Buckinghamshire

Windows Vista
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Windows Vista Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Windows Vista Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 9 (56.25%) MS Office
5 7 (43.75%) ITIL
6 6 (37.50%) Linux
6 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
6 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (25.00%) 3G
7 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (25.00%) Broadband
7 4 (25.00%) VPN
7 4 (25.00%) MCSE
7 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (18.75%) PDA
8 3 (18.75%) Marketing
8 3 (18.75%) SLA
9 2 (12.50%) Remedy
9 2 (12.50%) MSI
9 2 (12.50%) InstallShield
9 2 (12.50%) Novell
9 2 (12.50%) HP
9 2 (12.50%) SQL

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Office
2 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) 3G
1 4 (25.00%) Broadband
1 4 (25.00%) VPN
1 4 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MSI
1 2 (12.50%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (18.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Packager
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (6.25%) Software Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Officer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) PDA
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 6 (37.50%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (25.00%) MCSE
4 2 (12.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Snort
3 1 (6.25%) Nmap
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (6.25%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) WSUS
1 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (6.25%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Remedy
2 2 (12.50%) Novell
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) Compaq
3 1 (6.25%) Lotus
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec