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 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.

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 432 380 315
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -65
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 156 166 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.35% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.27% 1.65% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 52 105
Average daily rate £130 £213 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.82% -22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £121 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £132 £285 £280
% change year-on-year
-53.68% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 94
Average hourly rate £14.04 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.17% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.16 £19.60 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £12.53
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +15.72%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12312 10060 12139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.87% 21.08% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6850 5374 6201
Average daily rate £350 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1083 989 1179
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -84 151 £131 -36.09% 37
London -19 45 £123 -19.67% 6
South East -14 37 £123 -62.30% 7
North West +2 29 £154 -36.70% 4
Lancashire -8 18 £191 -
Preston +2 17 £191 -
East Midlands -2 12 £110 - 3
West Midlands -23 11 £180 -34.54% 3
Surrey -5 10 £123 -37.97% 2
City of London -14 9 £205 +18.49% 2
Buckinghamshire -18 9 £226 -30.38%
Hampshire +5 8 £115 -74.30% 2
Berkshire -11 7 £270 -37.93% 1
East of England -24 7 £135 +22.72% 8
Yorkshire -30 6 £90 -77.57% 2
Derbyshire - 6 £110 -
Manchester -11 4 £200 - 4
Scotland -14 4 £130 -68.29% 1
Essex -24 4 - - 2
Reading -3 3 £270 -37.93% 1
Milton Keynes -22 3 £226 -30.38%
Aylesbury - 3 - -
Bracknell - 3 - -
Bedfordshire - 3 £135 - 1
West Yorkshire -25 2 £90 - 1
Merseyside - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Glasgow +10 1 - -
Hook +3 1 - -

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 301 (100.00%) Windows
2 215 (71.43%) Windows XP
3 202 (67.11%) Microsoft
4 193 (64.12%) Windows 7
5 167 (55.48%) Active Directory
6 165 (54.82%) MS Office
7 108 (35.88%) Citrix
8 87 (28.90%) Blackberry
9 79 (26.25%) MS Exchange
10 71 (23.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 63 (20.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 60 (19.93%) Windows Server 2003
13 58 (19.27%) Security Cleared
14 57 (18.94%) SCCM
14 57 (18.94%) Windows 2000
15 53 (17.61%) ITIL
16 47 (15.61%) MS Excel
17 46 (15.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 42 (13.95%) SC Cleared
19 41 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
19 41 (13.62%) VMware
19 41 (13.62%) TCP/IP
20 40 (13.29%) Windows 8
21 39 (12.96%) HP
21 39 (12.96%) SharePoint
21 39 (12.96%) Microsoft App-V
22 38 (12.62%) VPN
23 37 (12.29%) PowerShell
24 35 (11.63%) XenDesktop
25 33 (10.96%) XenApp

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 79 (26.25%) MS Exchange
2 46 (15.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 39 (12.96%) SharePoint
4 30 (9.97%) IBM Notes
5 16 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (4.65%) IIS
7 11 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.66%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.66%) Lync
10 3 (1.00%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (1.00%) GroupWise
11 2 (0.66%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.33%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.33%) Captiva
12 1 (0.33%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 165 (54.82%) MS Office
2 47 (15.61%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.99%) MS Project
4 8 (2.66%) Acrobat
5 7 (2.33%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.66%) Office 365
2 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (13.62%) TCP/IP
2 38 (12.62%) VPN
3 28 (9.30%) LAN
4 26 (8.64%) Internet
5 23 (7.64%) DNS
6 20 (6.64%) WAN
7 18 (5.98%) Broadband
8 16 (5.32%) DHCP
9 11 (3.65%) SAN
10 9 (2.99%) Firewall
11 8 (2.66%) 3G
11 8 (2.66%) Wireless
12 7 (2.33%) iSCSI
13 5 (1.66%) ATM
13 5 (1.66%) VoIP
14 4 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (1.33%) FTP
14 4 (1.33%) Structured Cabling
15 2 (0.66%) SNMP
15 2 (0.66%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.33%) RDBMS
2 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (1.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.66%) MySQL
5 1 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (4.32%) MSI
2 7 (2.33%) InstallShield
3 5 (1.66%) Wise Package Studio
3 5 (1.66%) AdminStudio
4 4 (1.33%) TestDirector
5 3 (1.00%) RequisitePro
5 3 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (1.00%) WinRunner
6 2 (0.66%) Bugzilla
6 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.66%) JIRA
7 1 (0.33%) Maven
7 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.33%) FogBugz
7 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.33%) Mockito
7 1 (0.33%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.33%) Hudson
General
1 32 (10.63%) Finance
2 13 (4.32%) Retail
3 6 (1.99%) Financial Institution
3 6 (1.99%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.99%) Banking
4 4 (1.33%) Retail Banking
4 4 (1.33%) Marketing
5 3 (1.00%) French Language
5 3 (1.00%) Automotive
5 3 (1.00%) Legal
5 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.66%) Publishing
6 2 (0.66%) German Language
6 2 (0.66%) Local Government
6 2 (0.66%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.33%) Billing
7 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 77 (25.58%) Analyst
2 76 (25.25%) Support Engineer
3 53 (17.61%) Desktop Support
4 38 (12.62%) Support Analyst
4 38 (12.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 26 (8.64%) Desktop Engineer
6 24 (7.97%) Service Desk Analyst
6 24 (7.97%) Service Analyst
6 24 (7.97%) 1st Line Support
7 22 (7.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 21 (6.98%) Help Desk Support
9 19 (6.31%) Consultant
10 17 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 17 (5.65%) IT Support
11 12 (3.99%) IT Support Engineer
11 12 (3.99%) Help Desk Engineer
11 12 (3.99%) Desktop Analyst
12 11 (3.65%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 10 (3.32%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 9 (2.99%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.99%) .NET
2 11 (3.65%) Application Packaging
3 5 (1.66%) XML
4 4 (1.33%) HTML
4 4 (1.33%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.00%) CSS
6 1 (0.33%) Ajax
6 1 (0.33%) Spring
6 1 (0.33%) JSF
6 1 (0.33%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.33%) JSTL
6 1 (0.33%) JPA
6 1 (0.33%) Struts2
6 1 (0.33%) jQuery
6 1 (0.33%) Spring Web Flow
6 1 (0.33%) HTML5
6 1 (0.33%) CSS3
6 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.33%) EJB
6 1 (0.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 87 (28.90%) Blackberry
2 11 (3.65%) Clustering
3 7 (2.33%) Fat Client
3 7 (2.33%) Thin Client
3 7 (2.33%) Smartcard
4 6 (1.99%) PDA
5 5 (1.66%) Hedge funds
5 5 (1.66%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.66%) NHS
6 4 (1.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.33%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.00%) Handset
8 2 (0.66%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.66%) PMI
8 2 (0.66%) iPad
8 2 (0.66%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.33%) Informatics
9 1 (0.33%) AS400
9 1 (0.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 301 (100.00%) Windows
2 215 (71.43%) Windows XP
3 193 (64.12%) Windows 7
4 71 (23.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 60 (19.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 57 (18.94%) Windows 2000
7 40 (13.29%) Windows 8
8 30 (9.97%) Apple iOS
9 22 (7.31%) NetWare
10 14 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (3.99%) Linux
12 10 (3.32%) UNIX
13 9 (2.99%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (2.33%) Android
15 4 (1.33%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.33%) AIX
15 4 (1.33%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (1.00%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (17.61%) ITIL
2 25 (8.31%) ITSM
2 25 (8.31%) Migration
3 15 (4.98%) Project Management
4 13 (4.32%) Software Deployment
5 11 (3.65%) Service Delivery
5 11 (3.65%) Change Management
6 8 (2.66%) Service Management
6 8 (2.66%) Data Management
7 7 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (2.33%) TQM
8 6 (1.99%) Configuration Management
8 6 (1.99%) E-Commerce
8 6 (1.99%) Software Distribution
9 5 (1.66%) Incident Management
9 5 (1.66%) Test Scripting
9 5 (1.66%) V-Model
9 5 (1.66%) Time Management
9 5 (1.66%) Scrum
10 4 (1.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.29%) PowerShell
2 29 (9.63%) VBScript
3 26 (8.64%) SQL
4 12 (3.99%) C
5 8 (2.66%) VB.NET
5 8 (2.66%) C#
6 7 (2.33%) VB
7 3 (1.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.66%) AppleScript
8 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.66%) Perl
8 2 (0.66%) Java
9 1 (0.33%) VB6
9 1 (0.33%) C++
9 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.33%) VBA
9 1 (0.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 63 (20.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (19.27%) Security Cleared
3 42 (13.95%) SC Cleared
4 30 (9.97%) MCP
5 29 (9.63%) MCSE
6 18 (5.98%) DV Cleared
7 14 (4.65%) Degree
7 14 (4.65%) MCDST
8 12 (3.99%) MCITP
9 8 (2.66%) MCSA
10 7 (2.33%) MCTS
10 7 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.66%) A+ Certification
12 4 (1.33%) ISEB
13 3 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.66%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.33%) ISTQB
15 1 (0.33%) HNC
15 1 (0.33%) CISSP
15 1 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.97%) SLA
2 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 167 (55.48%) Active Directory
2 41 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (12.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 35 (11.63%) XenDesktop
5 33 (10.96%) XenApp
6 12 (3.99%) IAG
6 12 (3.99%) UAG
7 10 (3.32%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.66%) vSphere
8 5 (1.66%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (1.33%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.33%) MetaFrame
10 3 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.00%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.66%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.66%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.66%) XenServer
12 1 (0.33%) Snort
12 1 (0.33%) Nmap
12 1 (0.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 57 (18.94%) SCCM
2 22 (7.31%) ServiceCenter
3 21 (6.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 15 (4.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 14 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (2.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 8 (2.66%) Backup Exec
6 8 (2.66%) SCOrch
6 8 (2.66%) SCOM
6 8 (2.66%) SCVMM
7 7 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 6 (1.99%) WSUS
9 4 (1.33%) Netcool
9 4 (1.33%) ZENworks
9 4 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.33%) WMI
10 2 (0.66%) DameWare
10 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 1 (0.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 202 (67.11%) Microsoft
2 108 (35.88%) Citrix
3 41 (13.62%) VMware
4 39 (12.96%) HP
5 30 (9.97%) Novell
5 30 (9.97%) Lotus
6 27 (8.97%) Symantec
7 17 (5.65%) Cisco
7 17 (5.65%) AppSense
8 15 (4.98%) Remedy
9 14 (4.65%) CA
10 12 (3.99%) Lumension
11 10 (3.32%) Apple
11 10 (3.32%) Oracle
12 9 (2.99%) Compaq
12 9 (2.99%) McAfee
13 8 (2.66%) NetApp
14 7 (2.33%) Dell
14 7 (2.33%) Adobe
15 6 (1.99%) CheckPoint
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £9 to £12 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £17 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Annapurna
Rate: £27000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Barnsley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.00 - £13.70 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago