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 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 70 67 64
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 3 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% 0.39% 1.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.33% 1.55% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
Average daily rate £270 £435 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% +10.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £435 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £435 £425
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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
226 194 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.04% 25.13% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 75 106
Average daily rate £300 £290 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 14
Average hourly rate £14.84 £28.00 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.00% +85.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
2 5 (83.33%) UNIX
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) V-Model
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (66.67%) AIX
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) ISEB
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) TestDirector
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 2000
3 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (50.00%) Veritas
4 3 (50.00%) WinRunner
4 3 (50.00%) Netcool
4 3 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (50.00%) Clustering
4 3 (50.00%) McAfee
4 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (50.00%) Test Automation

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) TestDirector
2 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (50.00%) WinRunner
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) ClearQuest
3 1 (16.67%) Bugzilla
3 1 (16.67%) ClearCase
3 1 (16.67%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (16.67%) FogBugz
General
1 1 (16.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows XP
2 5 (83.33%) UNIX
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (66.67%) AIX
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) V-Model
2 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Web Testing
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) Requirements Management
5 1 (16.67%) Use Case
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) BPMN
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
5 1 (16.67%) UML
5 1 (16.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (50.00%) Netcool
2 3 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Veritas
2 3 (50.00%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle