The first table below looks at the demand for Windows Vista skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 Reading 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 62 73 64
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 7 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.78% 0.52% 1.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.13% 2.04% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Average daily rate
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£338 £355 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -13.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £272 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £410 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
224 245 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.86% 25.41% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 107 113
Average daily rate £350 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.30 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.50 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows Vista
Berkshire

Windows Vista
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Windows Vista Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Windows Vista Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) MSI
5 3 (33.33%) InstallShield
5 3 (33.33%) Application Packaging
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
6 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 2 (22.22%) Scrum
6 2 (22.22%) V-Model
6 2 (22.22%) UNIX
6 2 (22.22%) ISEB
6 2 (22.22%) TestDirector
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
6 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Internet
7 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 1 (11.11%) Remedy
7 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (11.11%) iPhone
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (11.11%) MS Excel

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MSI
1 3 (33.33%) InstallShield
2 2 (22.22%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (22.22%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Scrum
1 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
1 2 (22.22%) V-Model
1 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) VBScript
1 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Dell
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy
2 1 (11.11%) VMware