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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 451 433 351
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -82
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 163 142 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.28% 0.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.24% 1.20% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 74 89
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£168 £325 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.46% +44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £113 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £204 £275
% change year-on-year
-14.11% -25.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 27 56
Average hourly rate £14.04 £14.04 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £17.92 £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.63 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +4.80%

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
13097 11882 11411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.42% 23.02% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7702 6634 5995
Average daily rate £358 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £177 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1167 1057 1087
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -12 155 £170 -47.69% 59
London -12 50 £150 -61.53% 13
South East -24 33 £168 -33.00% 18
North West +3 21 £155 -33.68% 7
East Midlands +10 19 £115 - 1
Buckinghamshire +4 16 £145 -23.68% 5
Lancashire -8 13 £155 - 3
Milton Keynes -5 11 £145 -23.68% 4
West Midlands -12 11 £375 +59.57% 6
Preston +4 10 - - 1
South West -29 10 £425 +325.00% 4
Northamptonshire - 9 £110 -
Hampshire -13 8 £170 - 7
East of England -23 7 £130 +15.55% 6
Wiltshire - 7 £413 -
Swindon - 7 £413 -
City of London +11 5 £480 +52.38% 2
Scotland -3 5 £135 -18.18% 1
Manchester -13 4 £143 - 3
Birmingham -7 3 £331 +52.29% 1
Yorkshire -12 3 - - 4
Basingstoke - 3 £140 -
Kent - 3 £188 -
Warwickshire - 3 £393 - 3
Nottinghamshire +9 2 - -
Cheshire +7 2 - -
South Yorkshire +5 2 - - 1
Surrey -3 2 - - 3
Berkshire -5 2 £425 - 1
Essex -14 2 £325 +182.60% 1

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 342 (100.00%) Windows
2 208 (60.82%) Windows 7
3 207 (60.53%) Windows XP
4 195 (57.02%) Microsoft
5 149 (43.57%) Active Directory
6 142 (41.52%) MS Office
7 108 (31.58%) Citrix
8 99 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 84 (24.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 83 (24.27%) Security Cleared
11 79 (23.10%) MS Excel
12 73 (21.35%) MS Exchange
13 70 (20.47%) ITIL
13 70 (20.47%) Blackberry
14 64 (18.71%) SCCM
15 60 (17.54%) SC Cleared
16 54 (15.79%) VMware
16 54 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
17 51 (14.91%) Windows 8
18 49 (14.33%) Microsoft Certification
19 47 (13.74%) Windows 2000
20 45 (13.16%) Software Deployment
21 44 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
22 43 (12.57%) TCP/IP
22 43 (12.57%) Microsoft App-V
23 42 (12.28%) SLA
24 41 (11.99%) MSI
25 33 (9.65%) HP
25 33 (9.65%) Exchange Server 2003
26 32 (9.36%) Lumension

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 73 (21.35%) MS Exchange
2 33 (9.65%) Exchange Server 2003
3 23 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 21 (6.14%) SharePoint
5 17 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (4.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (2.92%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.17%) Documentum
8 4 (1.17%) CICS
8 4 (1.17%) TPMS
9 3 (0.88%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 3 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (0.88%) IIS
9 3 (0.88%) Lync
10 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.58%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 142 (41.52%) MS Office
2 79 (23.10%) MS Excel
3 18 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 12 (3.51%) MS Project
5 4 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.58%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.29%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.88%) Office 365
1 3 (0.88%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (12.57%) TCP/IP
2 30 (8.77%) DHCP
3 26 (7.60%) DNS
4 25 (7.31%) LAN
5 24 (7.02%) VPN
5 24 (7.02%) WAN
6 17 (4.97%) Internet
6 17 (4.97%) Firewall
7 12 (3.51%) Wireless
8 11 (3.22%) VoIP
9 10 (2.92%) SMS
10 7 (2.05%) FTP
11 4 (1.17%) SAN
11 4 (1.17%) ATM
11 4 (1.17%) MPLS
11 4 (1.17%) X.400
11 4 (1.17%) X.500
11 4 (1.17%) Network Security
12 3 (0.88%) Broadband
12 3 (0.88%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
2 9 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.05%) MS Access
5 4 (1.17%) DB2
5 4 (1.17%) MySQL
5 4 (1.17%) Informix
6 3 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 41 (11.99%) MSI
2 13 (3.80%) InstallShield
3 4 (1.17%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (0.88%) RequisitePro
4 3 (0.88%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.88%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.58%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.29%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.29%) JIRA
General
1 21 (6.14%) Finance
2 17 (4.97%) Retail
3 12 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.46%) Advertising
4 5 (1.46%) Banking
4 5 (1.46%) Local Government
5 4 (1.17%) Publishing
5 4 (1.17%) Military
5 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.58%) Law
6 2 (0.58%) Legal
6 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.29%) Billing
7 1 (0.29%) Marketing
7 1 (0.29%) French Language
7 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 103 (30.12%) Analyst
2 87 (25.44%) Support Engineer
3 77 (22.51%) Desktop Support
4 64 (18.71%) Support Analyst
5 58 (16.96%) Desktop Engineer
6 56 (16.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 33 (9.65%) Service Desk Analyst
7 33 (9.65%) Service Analyst
8 31 (9.06%) 2nd Line Support
9 26 (7.60%) IT Support
10 24 (7.02%) 1st Line Support
11 19 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 19 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
12 16 (4.68%) Help Desk Support
12 16 (4.68%) Architect
12 16 (4.68%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 15 (4.39%) Consultant
14 14 (4.09%) Deskside Support
15 12 (3.51%) Support Technician
15 12 (3.51%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.43%) Application Packaging
2 8 (2.34%) .NET
3 4 (1.17%) EJB
3 4 (1.17%) JavaBeans
4 3 (0.88%) JSP
5 2 (0.58%) XML
5 2 (0.58%) XSLT
5 2 (0.58%) HTML
6 1 (0.29%) CSS
6 1 (0.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 70 (20.47%) Blackberry
2 44 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.22%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (2.63%) iPad
5 8 (2.34%) Fat Client
5 8 (2.34%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.75%) Handset
7 5 (1.46%) Smartcard
7 5 (1.46%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.17%) EPoS
8 4 (1.17%) NHS
8 4 (1.17%) iPhone
8 4 (1.17%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.58%) Kindle
9 2 (0.58%) PKI
9 2 (0.58%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.58%) PDA
9 2 (0.58%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.58%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 342 (100.00%) Windows
2 208 (60.82%) Windows 7
3 207 (60.53%) Windows XP
4 99 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 84 (24.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (14.91%) Windows 8
7 47 (13.74%) Windows 2000
8 31 (9.06%) UNIX
9 20 (5.85%) Android
10 18 (5.26%) Apple iOS
11 15 (4.39%) Linux
12 10 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (2.34%) Solaris
13 8 (2.34%) Windows NT
14 5 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.17%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.58%) NetWare
17 1 (0.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (20.47%) ITIL
2 45 (13.16%) Software Deployment
3 21 (6.14%) Service Delivery
4 14 (4.09%) Service Management
4 14 (4.09%) E-Commerce
5 11 (3.22%) System Testing
6 10 (2.92%) Migration
7 8 (2.34%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (2.34%) Security Management
8 7 (2.05%) Validation
8 7 (2.05%) TQM
8 7 (2.05%) Configuration Management
8 7 (2.05%) TOGAF
8 7 (2.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (1.75%) Problem Management
9 6 (1.75%) Scrum
9 6 (1.75%) Project Management
9 6 (1.75%) OOP
9 6 (1.75%) OO
9 6 (1.75%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 28 (8.19%) SQL
2 11 (3.22%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.34%) VB
4 7 (2.05%) C#
4 7 (2.05%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.75%) C
6 5 (1.46%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.46%) VBScript
7 3 (0.88%) VBA
8 2 (0.58%) Java
Qualifications
1 83 (24.27%) Security Cleared
2 60 (17.54%) SC Cleared
3 49 (14.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (7.60%) MCP
5 22 (6.43%) MCSE
6 17 (4.97%) MCITP
6 17 (4.97%) DV Cleared
7 16 (4.68%) A+ Certification
8 14 (4.09%) MCDST
9 9 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (2.05%) Dell Certification
10 7 (2.05%) MOS
11 6 (1.75%) MCSA
11 6 (1.75%) Degree
12 4 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.17%) MCTS
13 2 (0.58%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.58%) ISSAP
13 2 (0.58%) ISEB
13 2 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (12.28%) SLA
2 4 (1.17%) QA
3 3 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 149 (43.57%) Active Directory
2 54 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (12.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (3.51%) XenDesktop
5 9 (2.63%) XenApp
6 6 (1.75%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.46%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.17%) XenServer
9 3 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.58%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.58%) IAG
10 2 (0.58%) UAG
11 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.29%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.29%) Xen
11 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.29%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 64 (18.71%) SCCM
2 24 (7.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 12 (3.51%) Backup Exec
4 11 (3.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 10 (2.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (2.63%) OVSD
6 9 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
6 9 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (1.75%) WSUS
7 6 (1.75%) DameWare
8 5 (1.46%) ZENworks
9 4 (1.17%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.88%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 2 (0.58%) SCOM
11 2 (0.58%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.58%) ServiceCenter
11 2 (0.58%) OpenView
12 1 (0.29%) Netcool
Vendors
1 195 (57.02%) Microsoft
2 108 (31.58%) Citrix
3 54 (15.79%) VMware
4 33 (9.65%) HP
5 32 (9.36%) Lumension
6 25 (7.31%) AppSense
7 24 (7.02%) Dell
7 24 (7.02%) CA
8 22 (6.43%) Remedy
9 16 (4.68%) Symantec
9 16 (4.68%) Oracle
10 12 (3.51%) Lotus
10 12 (3.51%) Apple
10 12 (3.51%) McAfee
11 11 (3.22%) Sophos
11 11 (3.22%) Cisco
12 5 (1.46%) IBM
12 5 (1.46%) CQG
12 5 (1.46%) Reuters
12 5 (1.46%) Bloomberg
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