The table below looks at the statistics for Windows Vista skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Vista over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 473 403 351
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -52
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 133 195 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.37% 0.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.04% 1.62% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 90 93
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£170 £300 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £118 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £250 £264
% change year-on-year
-32.00% -5.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 70
Average hourly rate £14.04 £14.79 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.07% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £22.50 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +18.51%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12736 12048 12244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.15% 22.81% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7350 6771 6280
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1120 1016 1193
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

Windows Vista
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Windows Vista Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Trend

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

Windows Vista Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Vista
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Vista within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Windows Vista Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Vista
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Vista within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Windows Vista Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Vista
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 16 September 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
England -50 127 £175 -41.66% 51
London -23 48 £191 -45.35% 14
North West +13 28 £155 -51.18% 3
Lancashire -3 20 £155 -50.00% 1
South East -21 20 £175 -20.45% 14
Preston +6 11 - - 1
East Midlands -6 11 £115 -61.66% 4
West Midlands -18 11 £375 +50.00% 4
Hampshire +4 8 £173 - 5
East of England -39 7 £120 +6.66% 5
Northamptonshire - 6 £115 - 3
Warwickshire -11 5 £393 +31.00% 2
City of London +6 4 £363 +15.53% 6
Basingstoke - 4 £140 -
Reading +8 3 £375 +50.00% 2
Merseyside +3 3 £260 -20.00%
Berkshire 0 3 £375 -11.76% 2
Liverpool -2 3 £260 -20.00%
Milton Keynes -7 3 £171 -9.86%
Kent -9 3 £194 +68.47%
Manchester -10 3 £143 - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £171 -9.86%
Scotland -19 3 £135 +10.20% 1
Nottinghamshire +10 2 - - 1
Cheshire +6 2 - - 1
Surrey 0 2 - - 5
Cambridgeshire -2 2 - -
Derbyshire -2 2 £350 -17.40%
Derby -7 2 £350 -17.40%
Birmingham -10 2 £331 +52.29% 1

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 330 (100.00%) Windows
2 212 (64.24%) Windows XP
3 204 (61.82%) Microsoft
4 190 (57.58%) Windows 7
5 159 (48.18%) MS Office
6 154 (46.67%) Active Directory
7 117 (35.45%) Citrix
8 89 (26.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 86 (26.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 82 (24.85%) Blackberry
11 78 (23.64%) Security Cleared
12 73 (22.12%) MS Excel
13 65 (19.70%) SCCM
14 64 (19.39%) SC Cleared
14 64 (19.39%) MS Exchange
15 57 (17.27%) ITIL
16 49 (14.85%) Microsoft App-V
17 48 (14.55%) Windows 2000
18 47 (14.24%) Software Deployment
19 45 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
19 45 (13.64%) VMware
20 44 (13.33%) Windows 8
21 42 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
22 41 (12.42%) SLA
23 37 (11.21%) AppSense
23 37 (11.21%) Lumension
24 35 (10.61%) TCP/IP
25 34 (10.30%) Microsoft Certification
26 33 (10.00%) CA
27 32 (9.70%) LAN

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 64 (19.39%) MS Exchange
2 22 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 21 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (5.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (4.85%) SharePoint
6 15 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (3.03%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.21%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (1.21%) IIS
8 4 (1.21%) TPMS
8 4 (1.21%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 4 (1.21%) CICS
9 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.61%) Documentum
11 1 (0.30%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.30%) Lync
11 1 (0.30%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 159 (48.18%) MS Office
2 73 (22.12%) MS Excel
3 18 (5.45%) MS Visio
3 18 (5.45%) MS Project
4 7 (2.12%) Acrobat
5 4 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.91%) IBM SmartCloud
2 2 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (10.61%) TCP/IP
2 32 (9.70%) LAN
3 26 (7.88%) WAN
4 21 (6.36%) VPN
5 20 (6.06%) DNS
5 20 (6.06%) DHCP
6 16 (4.85%) Internet
7 12 (3.64%) VoIP
8 10 (3.03%) Firewall
9 8 (2.42%) Wireless
9 8 (2.42%) SMS
9 8 (2.42%) Broadband
10 6 (1.82%) Network Security
11 4 (1.21%) X.400
11 4 (1.21%) X.500
11 4 (1.21%) ATM
12 3 (0.91%) FTP
12 3 (0.91%) S/MIME
12 3 (0.91%) SAN
12 3 (0.91%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.73%) SQL Server 2000
2 9 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.12%) MS Access
5 4 (1.21%) DB2
5 4 (1.21%) MySQL
5 4 (1.21%) Informix
6 3 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (8.18%) MSI
2 17 (5.15%) InstallShield
3 10 (3.03%) AdminStudio
4 7 (2.12%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (1.21%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.91%) RequisitePro
7 2 (0.61%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.30%) JIRA
General
1 18 (5.45%) Retail
2 17 (5.15%) Finance
3 12 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.82%) Banking
5 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.21%) Advertising
5 4 (1.21%) Military
6 3 (0.91%) Local Government
7 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Law
8 1 (0.30%) Marketing
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
8 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 94 (28.48%) Analyst
2 92 (27.88%) Support Engineer
3 86 (26.06%) Desktop Support
4 61 (18.48%) Desktop Engineer
5 59 (17.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 45 (13.64%) Support Analyst
7 41 (12.42%) 2nd Line Support
8 35 (10.61%) Service Analyst
8 35 (10.61%) Service Desk Analyst
9 24 (7.27%) IT Support
10 20 (6.06%) Help Desk Support
10 20 (6.06%) Desktop Analyst
11 19 (5.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 17 (5.15%) Architect
13 16 (4.85%) Applications Packager
14 15 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
14 15 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 13 (3.94%) Support Technician
16 11 (3.33%) Deskside Support
17 10 (3.03%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.48%) Application Packaging
2 8 (2.42%) .NET
3 4 (1.21%) EJB
3 4 (1.21%) Software Packaging
3 4 (1.21%) JavaBeans
4 3 (0.91%) JSP
5 2 (0.61%) XML
5 2 (0.61%) XSLT
5 2 (0.61%) HTML
6 1 (0.30%) CSS
6 1 (0.30%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 82 (24.85%) Blackberry
2 42 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.42%) iPad
4 7 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.82%) Handset
5 6 (1.82%) NHS
6 4 (1.21%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.21%) PDA
6 4 (1.21%) iPhone
6 4 (1.21%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.61%) Kindle
7 2 (0.61%) Derivative
7 2 (0.61%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.61%) Replication
7 2 (0.61%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.61%) Clustering
7 2 (0.61%) PKI
8 1 (0.30%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.30%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 330 (100.00%) Windows
2 212 (64.24%) Windows XP
3 190 (57.58%) Windows 7
4 89 (26.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 86 (26.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (14.55%) Windows 2000
7 44 (13.33%) Windows 8
8 26 (7.88%) UNIX
9 25 (7.58%) Android
10 24 (7.27%) Apple iOS
11 16 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (4.55%) Linux
13 8 (2.42%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (2.42%) Solaris
13 8 (2.42%) Windows NT
14 4 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.91%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.61%) NetWare
17 1 (0.30%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.27%) ITIL
2 47 (14.24%) Software Deployment
3 19 (5.76%) E-Commerce
4 16 (4.85%) Service Delivery
5 13 (3.94%) Migration
6 10 (3.03%) Project Management
7 9 (2.73%) TQM
7 9 (2.73%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (2.73%) Software Distribution
8 8 (2.42%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (2.42%) Security Management
9 7 (2.12%) TOGAF
9 7 (2.12%) Scrum
9 7 (2.12%) Waterfall
10 6 (1.82%) Service Management
11 5 (1.52%) Data Protection
11 5 (1.52%) Line Management
12 4 (1.21%) Change Management
12 4 (1.21%) ITSM
12 4 (1.21%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.67%) SQL
2 10 (3.03%) C
3 8 (2.42%) VB
4 7 (2.12%) VBScript
4 7 (2.12%) C#
4 7 (2.12%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.82%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.52%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.61%) Java
8 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 78 (23.64%) Security Cleared
2 64 (19.39%) SC Cleared
3 34 (10.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (5.15%) MCSE
5 13 (3.94%) MCP
6 12 (3.64%) MCITP
6 12 (3.64%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.73%) MCDST
8 8 (2.42%) MCSA
9 6 (1.82%) MCTS
9 6 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (1.82%) Degree
10 4 (1.21%) Dell Certification
10 4 (1.21%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.91%) ISEB
11 3 (0.91%) MOS
11 3 (0.91%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.61%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (12.42%) SLA
2 3 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 154 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 49 (14.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 45 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (3.64%) XenApp
5 7 (2.12%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.12%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.82%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (1.21%) XenServer
8 3 (0.91%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.61%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.61%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.61%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.61%) IAG
9 2 (0.61%) UAG
10 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 65 (19.70%) SCCM
2 16 (4.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 10 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.82%) DameWare
6 4 (1.21%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.91%) ZENworks
7 3 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.91%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 3 (0.91%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.91%) WSUS
7 3 (0.91%) SCOM
7 3 (0.91%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.61%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.61%) OpenView
8 2 (0.61%) Netcool
9 1 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 204 (61.82%) Microsoft
2 117 (35.45%) Citrix
3 45 (13.64%) VMware
4 37 (11.21%) AppSense
4 37 (11.21%) Lumension
5 33 (10.00%) CA
6 24 (7.27%) HP
6 24 (7.27%) Remedy
7 19 (5.76%) Cisco
8 18 (5.45%) Dell
9 12 (3.64%) Lotus
9 12 (3.64%) Sophos
10 11 (3.33%) McAfee
10 11 (3.33%) Apple
10 11 (3.33%) Oracle
11 8 (2.42%) Adobe
12 7 (2.12%) Symantec
13 5 (1.52%) Avaya
13 5 (1.52%) Novell
14 4 (1.21%) Sybase
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