The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 413 355 334
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -21
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 178 227 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.44% 0.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.44% 2.00% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 90 71
Average daily rate
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£213 £200 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £384 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £190 £264
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -27.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 56 81
Average hourly rate £15.67 £16.84 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £23.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+0.95% +20.28%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12328 11377 12049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.56% 22.25% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6999 6236 5946
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1046 1016 1233
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 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
England -64 160 £220 -0.56% 47
London -13 49 £281 +30.46% 18
South East -23 41 £175 -20.45% 10
North West +12 30 £205 -19.60% 1
Lancashire 0 23 - -
Hampshire 0 18 £175 -41.66% 3
Preston +3 16 - -
West Midlands -9 14 £340 +13.33% 7
East of England -17 14 £165 -8.33% 6
Scotland -24 14 £174 +15.83% 3
Milton Keynes -5 9 £250 -20.63%
Buckinghamshire -12 9 £250 -20.63%
Edinburgh - 9 £700 - 1
City of London -1 8 £265 +9.38% 4
Reading +12 6 £338 -
Essex +1 6 £165 - 1
Berkshire 0 6 £338 +77.63% 3
East Midlands -17 6 £120 -60.00% 3
Hook +4 5 - -
Cambridgeshire -12 5 - - 2
Yorkshire +6 4 £85 -
Peterborough +4 4 - -
Birmingham -3 4 - - 4
Nottinghamshire +8 3 - - 2
Warwickshire -4 3 £375 +25.00% 1
West Sussex - 3 £140 - 1
Basingstoke - 3 - - 1
Nottingham +10 2 - - 2
Southampton -6 2 £173 +38.00% 2
Manchester -10 2 £205 +2.50%

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 332 (100.00%) Windows
2 217 (65.36%) Windows XP
3 210 (63.25%) Microsoft
4 195 (58.73%) Windows 7
5 166 (50.00%) MS Office
6 159 (47.89%) Active Directory
7 108 (32.53%) Citrix
8 87 (26.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 86 (25.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 81 (24.40%) Blackberry
11 76 (22.89%) Security Cleared
12 64 (19.28%) MS Excel
12 64 (19.28%) MS Exchange
13 62 (18.67%) SC Cleared
14 60 (18.07%) SCCM
15 51 (15.36%) ITIL
16 48 (14.46%) Software Deployment
17 47 (14.16%) Windows 2000
18 45 (13.55%) Microsoft App-V
19 42 (12.65%) TCP/IP
19 42 (12.65%) Microsoft Certification
20 41 (12.35%) VMware
20 41 (12.35%) Windows 8
20 41 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
21 39 (11.75%) SLA
22 38 (11.45%) AppSense
23 36 (10.84%) Lumension
24 35 (10.54%) LAN
25 31 (9.34%) CA
26 25 (7.53%) MSI

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (19.28%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 20 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2003
3 19 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (5.72%) SharePoint
4 14 (4.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.01%) IBM Notes
6 8 (2.41%) IIS
7 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (0.90%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.60%) Documentum
8 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.30%) Lync
9 1 (0.30%) EPiServer CMS
9 1 (0.30%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.30%) TPMS
9 1 (0.30%) CICS
9 1 (0.30%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.30%) Site Server
Applications
1 166 (50.00%) MS Office
2 64 (19.28%) MS Excel
3 21 (6.33%) MS Project
4 19 (5.72%) MS Visio
5 11 (3.31%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.81%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (12.65%) TCP/IP
2 35 (10.54%) LAN
3 25 (7.53%) DNS
3 25 (7.53%) WAN
4 24 (7.23%) VPN
5 23 (6.93%) DHCP
6 18 (5.42%) Internet
7 14 (4.22%) Broadband
8 12 (3.61%) Firewall
9 11 (3.31%) Wireless
10 8 (2.41%) SMS
10 8 (2.41%) VoIP
11 6 (1.81%) FTP
11 6 (1.81%) Network Security
12 4 (1.20%) X.400
12 4 (1.20%) X.500
12 4 (1.20%) Structured Cabling
13 3 (0.90%) SAN
13 3 (0.90%) S/MIME
13 3 (0.90%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (3.31%) SQL Server 2000
3 10 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.81%) MS Access
5 3 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.30%) Informix
6 1 (0.30%) MySQL
6 1 (0.30%) DB2
6 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (7.53%) MSI
2 18 (5.42%) InstallShield
3 10 (3.01%) AdminStudio
4 7 (2.11%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (1.20%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.60%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (6.02%) Finance
2 14 (4.22%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.22%) Retail
3 6 (1.81%) Banking
4 4 (1.20%) Military
5 3 (0.90%) Local Government
6 2 (0.60%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.30%) French Language
7 1 (0.30%) Marketing
7 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.30%) Advertising
7 1 (0.30%) Publishing
7 1 (0.30%) Automotive
7 1 (0.30%) Law
7 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 98 (29.52%) Support Engineer
2 81 (24.40%) Desktop Support
2 81 (24.40%) Analyst
3 58 (17.47%) Desktop Engineer
4 55 (16.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 48 (14.46%) 2nd Line Support
6 40 (12.05%) Support Analyst
7 27 (8.13%) Help Desk Support
7 27 (8.13%) Service Desk Analyst
7 27 (8.13%) Service Analyst
8 26 (7.83%) 1st Line Support
9 25 (7.53%) IT Support
10 19 (5.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (4.82%) Applications Packager
12 14 (4.22%) Help Desk Engineer
13 12 (3.61%) Desktop Analyst
14 11 (3.31%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 11 (3.31%) Architect
15 10 (3.01%) Support Technician
15 10 (3.01%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.23%) Application Packaging
2 13 (3.92%) .NET
3 4 (1.20%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.90%) HTML
4 3 (0.90%) JSP
5 2 (0.60%) XML
5 2 (0.60%) XSLT
5 2 (0.60%) CSS
6 1 (0.30%) CSS3
6 1 (0.30%) HTML5
6 1 (0.30%) JavaBeans
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.30%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 81 (24.40%) Blackberry
2 8 (2.41%) iPad
3 7 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (2.11%) NHS
4 5 (1.51%) Smartcard
5 4 (1.20%) Handset
5 4 (1.20%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.20%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.20%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.20%) iPhone
6 3 (0.90%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.90%) PDA
6 3 (0.90%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.60%) Replication
7 2 (0.60%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.60%) Clustering
7 2 (0.60%) PMI
7 2 (0.60%) Derivative
7 2 (0.60%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 332 (100.00%) Windows
2 217 (65.36%) Windows XP
3 195 (58.73%) Windows 7
4 87 (26.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 86 (25.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (14.16%) Windows 2000
7 41 (12.35%) Windows 8
8 18 (5.42%) UNIX
8 18 (5.42%) Android
8 18 (5.42%) Apple iOS
9 14 (4.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (2.41%) Linux
10 8 (2.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 7 (2.11%) Windows NT
11 7 (2.11%) Solaris
12 5 (1.51%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (1.20%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.90%) NetWare
15 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (15.36%) ITIL
2 48 (14.46%) Software Deployment
3 13 (3.92%) E-Commerce
3 13 (3.92%) TQM
3 13 (3.92%) Project Management
4 12 (3.61%) Migration
5 10 (3.01%) Service Delivery
6 8 (2.41%) Software Distribution
7 7 (2.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (2.11%) Security Management
8 6 (1.81%) ITSM
9 5 (1.51%) Configuration Management
9 5 (1.51%) Service Management
10 4 (1.20%) Scrum
10 4 (1.20%) Change Management
10 4 (1.20%) Use Case
10 4 (1.20%) Waterfall
10 4 (1.20%) Test Scripting
11 3 (0.90%) V-Model
11 3 (0.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.63%) SQL
2 12 (3.61%) C
3 9 (2.71%) C#
4 8 (2.41%) VBScript
4 8 (2.41%) VB
4 8 (2.41%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.41%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.81%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.60%) Java
6 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.30%) VBA
7 1 (0.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 76 (22.89%) Security Cleared
2 62 (18.67%) SC Cleared
3 42 (12.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (5.42%) MCITP
5 17 (5.12%) MCP
5 17 (5.12%) MCSE
6 15 (4.52%) MCDST
7 12 (3.61%) DV Cleared
8 11 (3.31%) MCSA
9 9 (2.71%) MCTS
9 9 (2.71%) Degree
10 6 (1.81%) A+ Certification
10 6 (1.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.20%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.90%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.90%) ISEB
12 3 (0.90%) MOS
13 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (11.75%) SLA
2 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 159 (47.89%) Active Directory
2 45 (13.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 41 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.71%) XenApp
5 5 (1.51%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.90%) XenServer
7 3 (0.90%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.60%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.60%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.60%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.60%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.60%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 60 (18.07%) SCCM
2 14 (4.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (2.71%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (2.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (2.11%) DameWare
5 4 (1.20%) ZENworks
5 4 (1.20%) WSUS
6 3 (0.90%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.60%) Netcool
7 2 (0.60%) OpenView
7 2 (0.60%) SCOM
7 2 (0.60%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.30%) SCSM
8 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 210 (63.25%) Microsoft
2 108 (32.53%) Citrix
3 41 (12.35%) VMware
4 38 (11.45%) AppSense
5 36 (10.84%) Lumension
6 31 (9.34%) CA
7 22 (6.63%) Cisco
8 20 (6.02%) HP
9 19 (5.72%) Remedy
10 13 (3.92%) Apple
11 12 (3.61%) Dell
11 12 (3.61%) Lotus
12 11 (3.31%) McAfee
13 9 (2.71%) Sophos
13 9 (2.71%) Adobe
14 7 (2.11%) Oracle
15 6 (1.81%) Novell
16 4 (1.20%) CQG
16 4 (1.20%) Reuters
16 4 (1.20%) Bloomberg
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