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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 543 488 385
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -103
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 82 130 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.23% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.65% 1.04% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 50 95
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£153 £181 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.86% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £110 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £173 £200
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 43 49
Average hourly rate £17.17 £14.04 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.27% -16.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £142.50 £22.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.64%

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
12546 12494 11891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.42% 22.47% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7395 7107 6626
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 980 1066 1014
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.88 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -60 75 £167 -11.06% 40
London +1 22 £169 -42.91% 11
South East -23 20 £180 +2.85% 6
South West -4 7 £125 - 4
Nottinghamshire -5 7 - -
East Midlands -8 7 - -
West Midlands -6 6 £420 +12.00% 1
Yorkshire -24 6 £290 - 3
West Yorkshire - 6 £290 - 1
Bristol - 6 £125 - 1
Leeds - 6 £290 - 1
Worcester +7 5 £436 +117.87% 1
Worcestershire +2 5 £436 +117.87% 1
Hampshire -16 5 £260 +48.57%
North West -54 5 £375 +141.93% 6
City of London +3 4 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £180 - 1
Hook +4 3 £260 -
Milton Keynes -6 3 £125 -
Buckinghamshire -9 3 £125 -
West Sussex -14 3 - -
Banbury - 3 £180 -
Gatwick +3 2 - -
Basingstoke -5 2 £260 +85.71%
Berkshire -5 2 - -
Scotland -7 2 £101 -25.00% 2
Cheshire -9 2 £375 - 2
Merseyside -10 2 - - 2
Nottingham -10 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 146 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (58.90%) Active Directory
3 75 (51.37%) Windows XP
4 70 (47.95%) Microsoft
5 67 (45.89%) Windows 7
6 65 (44.52%) MS Office
7 57 (39.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (28.08%) MS Excel
9 34 (23.29%) MS Exchange
10 30 (20.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 28 (19.18%) VMware
11 28 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 26 (17.81%) Windows 8
12 26 (17.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 24 (16.44%) Blackberry
14 23 (15.75%) Citrix
15 22 (15.07%) HP
15 22 (15.07%) ITIL
16 21 (14.38%) DNS
17 20 (13.70%) TCP/IP
17 20 (13.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 19 (13.01%) Finance
19 18 (12.33%) Management Information System
19 18 (12.33%) Security Cleared
20 16 (10.96%) Lync
20 16 (10.96%) LAN
21 15 (10.27%) Linux
21 15 (10.27%) SQL
21 15 (10.27%) MCDST
22 14 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 34 (23.29%) MS Exchange
2 20 (13.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 16 (10.96%) Lync
4 14 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (5.48%) SharePoint
7 7 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.05%) IIS
9 2 (1.37%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.68%) WorkSite
Applications
1 65 (44.52%) MS Office
2 41 (28.08%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.74%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.05%) MS Project
5 2 (1.37%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.38%) DNS
2 20 (13.70%) TCP/IP
3 16 (10.96%) LAN
4 14 (9.59%) VPN
4 14 (9.59%) Wireless
5 13 (8.90%) WAN
5 13 (8.90%) Firewall
6 12 (8.22%) DHCP
6 12 (8.22%) Internet
7 8 (5.48%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (4.79%) VoIP
9 6 (4.11%) Unified Communications
10 5 (3.42%) Structured Cabling
10 5 (3.42%) Skype
10 5 (3.42%) WebEx
11 4 (2.74%) LDAP
11 4 (2.74%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.37%) SAN
12 2 (1.37%) ADSL
12 2 (1.37%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.05%) DB2
2 3 (2.05%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (2.05%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.37%) MySQL
3 2 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.68%) MS Access
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.79%) Subversion
2 4 (2.74%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.74%) MSI
3 1 (0.68%) Yeoman
General
1 19 (13.01%) Finance
2 7 (4.79%) Banking
3 5 (3.42%) German Language
4 4 (2.74%) Polish Language
4 4 (2.74%) French Language
5 3 (2.05%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.05%) Local Government
5 3 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.37%) Retail
6 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.37%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (30.82%) Analyst
2 30 (20.55%) Support Analyst
3 23 (15.75%) Support Engineer
4 22 (15.07%) Desktop Support
5 21 (14.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (9.59%) Architect
7 13 (8.90%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (8.22%) Service Analyst
9 11 (7.53%) IT Support
10 10 (6.85%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (6.16%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 9 (6.16%) Desktop Analyst
12 8 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 8 (5.48%) Help Desk Analyst
13 7 (4.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (4.79%) Desktop Engineer
14 6 (4.11%) Developer
14 6 (4.11%) Technical Support
14 6 (4.11%) Consultant
15 5 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.42%) .NET
2 4 (2.74%) Web Services
2 4 (2.74%) XML
2 4 (2.74%) Java EE
2 4 (2.74%) JSON
2 4 (2.74%) jQuery
3 3 (2.05%) HTML5
3 3 (2.05%) HTML
3 3 (2.05%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.05%) WSDL
4 2 (1.37%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.68%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.68%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.68%) ODBC
5 1 (0.68%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.44%) Blackberry
2 18 (12.33%) Management Information System
3 13 (8.90%) Video Conferencing
3 13 (8.90%) Data Centre
4 11 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.79%) iPad
6 3 (2.05%) HP Storage
6 3 (2.05%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.05%) AS400
6 3 (2.05%) Handset
6 3 (2.05%) VSAM
6 3 (2.05%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.05%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.05%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.37%) Life Science
7 2 (1.37%) CMDB
7 2 (1.37%) iPhone
8 1 (0.68%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.68%) NHS
8 1 (0.68%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 146 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (51.37%) Windows XP
3 67 (45.89%) Windows 7
4 57 (39.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (20.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (17.81%) Windows 8
7 15 (10.27%) Linux
8 13 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (6.85%) Apple iOS
9 10 (6.85%) UNIX
10 9 (6.16%) Windows 2000
11 7 (4.79%) AIX
12 5 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (3.42%) Android
13 4 (2.74%) Mac OS
14 3 (2.05%) BlackBerry OS
14 3 (2.05%) OS/390
15 2 (1.37%) Windows NT
15 2 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.07%) ITIL
2 9 (6.16%) Office Automation
3 8 (5.48%) Migration
4 7 (4.79%) Service Management
4 7 (4.79%) Incident Management
5 6 (4.11%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (4.11%) Software Distribution
6 5 (3.42%) Capacity Management
6 5 (3.42%) Network Design
7 4 (2.74%) TDD
7 4 (2.74%) Software Deployment
7 4 (2.74%) People Management
8 3 (2.05%) Application Discovery
8 3 (2.05%) SDLC
8 3 (2.05%) Waterfall
8 3 (2.05%) BDD
8 3 (2.05%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (2.05%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.05%) Software Engineering
8 3 (2.05%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.27%) SQL
2 9 (6.16%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.48%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.79%) Java
5 4 (2.74%) C
6 3 (2.05%) C++
6 3 (2.05%) COBOL
6 3 (2.05%) Objective-C
7 2 (1.37%) VB
7 2 (1.37%) VBA
7 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.68%) LotusScript
8 1 (0.68%) C#
8 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (17.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (12.33%) Security Cleared
3 15 (10.27%) MCDST
4 13 (8.90%) MCP
5 11 (7.53%) MCSE
6 9 (6.16%) MCSA
7 7 (4.79%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.79%) MCITP
8 6 (4.11%) SC Cleared
8 6 (4.11%) CCNA
8 6 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (3.42%) MCTS
10 3 (2.05%) Degree
11 2 (1.37%) MOS
11 2 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.68%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.68%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.90%) SLA
2 2 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 86 (58.90%) Active Directory
2 28 (19.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.79%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (3.42%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.74%) XenApp
7 3 (2.05%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.05%) vSphere
7 3 (2.05%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.37%) Xen
8 2 (1.37%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.68%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (9.59%) SCCM
2 6 (4.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (2.05%) CA Endevor
3 3 (2.05%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.37%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.68%) OpenView
5 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.68%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.68%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.68%) DameWare
5 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.68%) OVSD
5 1 (0.68%) WSUS
5 1 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.68%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 70 (47.95%) Microsoft
2 28 (19.18%) VMware
3 23 (15.75%) Citrix
4 22 (15.07%) HP
5 13 (8.90%) Oracle
6 9 (6.16%) Cisco
7 7 (4.79%) NetApp
7 7 (4.79%) McAfee
8 6 (4.11%) Polycom
8 6 (4.11%) Lumension
9 5 (3.42%) Aerohive Networks
9 5 (3.42%) QNAP
9 5 (3.42%) SonicWALL
9 5 (3.42%) Tandberg
9 5 (3.42%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.74%) Google
10 4 (2.74%) Remedy
10 4 (2.74%) Spiceworks
11 3 (2.05%) Infovista
11 3 (2.05%) Sophos
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