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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 454 409 367
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -42
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 130 144 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.30% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.13% 1.34% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 72 62
Average daily rate
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£208 £263 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.95% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £110 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £475 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £233 £230
% change year-on-year
-19.56% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 55
Average hourly rate £15.58 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.28% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.25 £17.25 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -9.67%

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
11503 10761 9850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 22.34% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6743 5881 5185
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 909 971 1091
Average hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £37.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 2015.

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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 -19 120 £208 -20.95% 56
London +2 50 £275 -35.29% 15
South East +1 34 £175 -33.96% 13
Hampshire -2 21 £379 - 7
City of London +16 14 £351 -26.21% 1
Hook - 14 £438 - 2
East of England +7 12 £153 -59.33% 3
Essex +10 7 £135 -64.00%
South West -10 7 £187 - 6
North West -8 6 £270 - 5
West Midlands +1 5 £300 +87.50% 8
Buckinghamshire -20 4 £204 -5.34%
Somerset - 4 £180 -
Berkshire -3 3 £230 -12.38% 2
East Midlands -4 3 £350 +218.18% 1
Yorkshire -13 3 £338 +121.31% 2
Kent - 3 £125 -
Cheshire - 3 £280 - 2
Derbyshire +7 2 £350 +218.18%
Reading +5 2 £230 -11.53%
Manchester -3 2 £270 - 2
Bedfordshire -8 2 £275 -
West Yorkshire -11 2 £319 - 2
Scotland -18 2 £98 -25.00%
Shropshire - 2 £103 - 2
Telford - 2 £103 - 2
Chatham - 2 £123 -
Surrey -4 1 - - 2
Birmingham -5 1 £300 +87.50% 2
Nottinghamshire -6 1 - -

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 286 (100.00%) Windows
2 165 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 157 (54.90%) Windows XP
4 151 (52.80%) Windows 7
5 129 (45.10%) Active Directory
6 115 (40.21%) MS Office
7 98 (34.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 84 (29.37%) MS Excel
9 71 (24.83%) Security Cleared
10 66 (23.08%) Citrix
11 65 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 63 (22.03%) VMware
12 63 (22.03%) VMware Infrastructure
13 58 (20.28%) SQL
14 57 (19.93%) MS Exchange
15 52 (18.18%) ITIL
16 51 (17.83%) MSI
17 45 (15.73%) SCCM
18 44 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
19 40 (13.99%) Finance
20 39 (13.64%) HP
20 39 (13.64%) TCP/IP
20 39 (13.64%) Blackberry
21 36 (12.59%) Oracle
21 36 (12.59%) Windows 2000
22 35 (12.24%) Firewall
22 35 (12.24%) Windows 8
22 35 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
23 34 (11.89%) SC Cleared
24 33 (11.54%) SLA

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 57 (19.93%) MS Exchange
2 22 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 20 (6.99%) SharePoint
4 16 (5.59%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (2.45%) Lync
8 7 (2.45%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.05%) TPMS
9 3 (1.05%) CICS
10 2 (0.70%) Documentum
10 2 (0.70%) IIS
10 2 (0.70%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.35%) Apache
Applications
1 115 (40.21%) MS Office
2 84 (29.37%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.50%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.10%) MS Project
5 3 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.70%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.50%) Office 365
2 3 (1.05%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 35 (12.24%) Firewall
3 30 (10.49%) DHCP
4 29 (10.14%) DNS
5 20 (6.99%) VPN
6 17 (5.94%) FTP
6 17 (5.94%) LAN
6 17 (5.94%) Internet
7 16 (5.59%) Wireless
8 15 (5.24%) WAN
9 12 (4.20%) VoIP
10 8 (2.80%) Ethernet
11 7 (2.45%) HTTP
12 5 (1.75%) SMS
13 4 (1.40%) MPLS
13 4 (1.40%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.40%) NAS
14 3 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (1.05%) ATM
15 2 (0.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.64%) SQL Server 2000
3 18 (6.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 18 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (5.94%) MS Access
4 17 (5.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.45%) Relational Database
7 6 (2.10%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.75%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.40%) MySQL
10 3 (1.05%) DB2
10 3 (1.05%) Informix
11 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 51 (17.83%) MSI
2 10 (3.50%) StarTeam
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.70%) Subversion
4 2 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.35%) JIRA
5 1 (0.35%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.35%) InstallShield
General
1 40 (13.99%) Finance
2 19 (6.64%) Retail
3 17 (5.94%) Billing
4 16 (5.59%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.80%) Advertising
6 7 (2.45%) Banking
7 5 (1.75%) Legal
8 4 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.40%) Publishing
9 3 (1.05%) French Language
9 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.70%) Local Government
10 2 (0.70%) Front Office
10 2 (0.70%) Law
11 1 (0.35%) Marketing
11 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.35%) Back Office
11 1 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 100 (34.97%) Analyst
2 67 (23.43%) Support Analyst
3 54 (18.88%) Support Engineer
4 40 (13.99%) Desktop Support
5 34 (11.89%) Service Analyst
5 34 (11.89%) Service Desk Analyst
6 33 (11.54%) 1st Line Support
7 29 (10.14%) Desktop Engineer
8 25 (8.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 25 (8.74%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 21 (7.34%) Help Desk Analyst
10 20 (6.99%) Help Desk Support
11 17 (5.94%) Applications Support
12 16 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support
12 16 (5.59%) IT Support
13 15 (5.24%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 15 (5.24%) Desktop Analyst
14 14 (4.90%) Help Desk Support Analyst
14 14 (4.90%) Build Engineer
15 13 (4.55%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.94%) .NET
2 13 (4.55%) Web Services
3 11 (3.85%) Application Packaging
4 7 (2.45%) WCF
5 3 (1.05%) jQuery
5 3 (1.05%) HTML
5 3 (1.05%) XML
5 3 (1.05%) EJB
5 3 (1.05%) JavaBeans
6 2 (0.70%) WSDL
6 2 (0.70%) Java EE
6 2 (0.70%) JSON
6 2 (0.70%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.70%) HTML5
7 1 (0.35%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.35%) CSS
7 1 (0.35%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.64%) Blackberry
2 35 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.59%) Thin Client
3 16 (5.59%) Fat Client
4 10 (3.50%) Smartphone
4 10 (3.50%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.50%) Smartcard
5 9 (3.15%) IVR
6 7 (2.45%) iPad
7 5 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.75%) EPoS
8 4 (1.40%) Handset
8 4 (1.40%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.40%) Life Science
9 3 (1.05%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.70%) Mobile Computing
11 1 (0.35%) iPhone
11 1 (0.35%) Xbox
11 1 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.35%) NGOSS
Operating Systems
1 286 (100.00%) Windows
2 157 (54.90%) Windows XP
3 151 (52.80%) Windows 7
4 98 (34.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 65 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (12.59%) Windows 2000
7 35 (12.24%) Windows 8
8 18 (6.29%) UNIX
8 18 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (4.20%) Linux
9 12 (4.20%) Android
10 11 (3.85%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.45%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.75%) Mac OS X Server
13 4 (1.40%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.05%) Windows NT
15 2 (0.70%) NetWare
15 2 (0.70%) AIX
15 2 (0.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.18%) ITIL
2 28 (9.79%) Service Delivery
3 23 (8.04%) Service Management
4 20 (6.99%) Migration
5 17 (5.94%) CRM
6 13 (4.55%) Software Deployment
7 12 (4.20%) Configuration Management
8 10 (3.50%) E-Commerce
8 10 (3.50%) OOP
8 10 (3.50%) OO
8 10 (3.50%) Time Management
8 10 (3.50%) Data Migration
9 9 (3.15%) System Testing
10 8 (2.80%) Problem Management
11 7 (2.45%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (2.10%) Validation
12 6 (2.10%) Waterfall
12 6 (2.10%) Line Management
13 5 (1.75%) Incident Management
13 5 (1.75%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 58 (20.28%) SQL
2 27 (9.44%) PowerShell
3 19 (6.64%) JavaScript
4 17 (5.94%) C#
5 9 (3.15%) VB
6 4 (1.40%) C
6 4 (1.40%) VBScript
7 3 (1.05%) Java
7 3 (1.05%) VBA
8 2 (0.70%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.70%) C++
9 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (24.83%) Security Cleared
2 44 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (11.89%) SC Cleared
4 28 (9.79%) DV Cleared
5 27 (9.44%) MCP
6 23 (8.04%) MCSE
7 19 (6.64%) A+ Certification
8 15 (5.24%) MCDST
8 15 (5.24%) MCITP
9 9 (3.15%) Dell Certification
10 7 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.75%) MOS
12 4 (1.40%) Degree
13 3 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.70%) ISSAP
15 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
15 1 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 1 (0.35%) HNC
15 1 (0.35%) MCSA
15 1 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (11.54%) SLA
2 17 (5.94%) QA
System Software
1 129 (45.10%) Active Directory
2 63 (22.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (7.34%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (4.55%) XenDesktop
5 9 (3.15%) XenApp
5 9 (3.15%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.05%) XenServer
6 3 (1.05%) vSphere
6 3 (1.05%) Xen
6 3 (1.05%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.70%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.70%) IAG
7 2 (0.70%) UAG
8 1 (0.35%) Postfix
8 1 (0.35%) KVM
8 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.35%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.35%) Firmware
8 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 45 (15.73%) SCCM
2 31 (10.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (5.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 13 (4.55%) Backup Exec
5 10 (3.50%) OVSD
6 9 (3.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 9 (3.15%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.40%) ZENworks
7 4 (1.40%) WSUS
8 3 (1.05%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (1.05%) Casper Suite
8 3 (1.05%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.70%) SCOM
9 2 (0.70%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.35%) Dollar Universe
10 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.35%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.35%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.35%) OpenView
Vendors
1 165 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 66 (23.08%) Citrix
3 63 (22.03%) VMware
4 39 (13.64%) HP
5 36 (12.59%) Oracle
6 24 (8.39%) Lumension
7 20 (6.99%) McAfee
8 19 (6.64%) Dell
9 16 (5.59%) Symantec
10 14 (4.90%) Cisco
11 12 (4.20%) Remedy
11 12 (4.20%) Reuters
11 12 (4.20%) Bloomberg
12 10 (3.50%) CQG
12 10 (3.50%) Apple
13 7 (2.45%) CA
13 7 (2.45%) Lotus
13 7 (2.45%) Adobe
14 5 (1.75%) IBM
14 5 (1.75%) Sophos
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £25k - 30k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £130 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £9 to £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ITF Solutions
Rate: £100 - £105 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £17 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago