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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows Vista
Rank 417 347 328
Rank change year-on-year
-70 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 179 241 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.47% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.45% 2.12% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 94 73
Average daily rate
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£214 £218 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -17.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £390 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £225
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 58 87
Average hourly rate £14.04 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £22.80 £20.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12342 11394 12107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.58% 22.33% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6992 6242 5951
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1027 1256
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.84%
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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%

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 25 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 25 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 25 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 -61 162 £220 -11.11% 45
London -24 52 £281 +30.46% 17
South East -23 42 £175 -39.65% 11
North West +6 29 £205 +2.50% 2
Lancashire 0 23 - - 1
Hampshire -10 18 £175 -40.67% 4
Preston +5 16 - - 1
East of England -24 14 £183 +1.38% 5
West Midlands -9 13 £340 +13.33% 5
Scotland -24 13 £213 +41.66% 3
Milton Keynes -7 9 £250 -24.81% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 9 £250 -24.81% 1
Edinburgh - 9 £700 - 1
City of London +1 8 £265 +9.38% 5
Reading +11 7 £338 -4.92%
Berkshire -3 7 £338 +16.37% 3
Essex +3 6 £165 - 1
Cambridgeshire -9 6 - - 2
East Midlands -21 6 £120 -60.00% 2
Hook +5 5 - -
Yorkshire +8 4 £85 - 1
Peterborough +4 4 - -
Birmingham -2 4 - - 4
Nottinghamshire +8 3 - - 1
Basingstoke - 3 - - 2
West Sussex - 3 £140 - 1
Nottingham +7 2 - - 1
Warwickshire -7 2 - - 1
Manchester -8 2 £205 +2.50%
Southampton -8 2 £173 +38.00% 2

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 330 (100.00%) Windows
2 213 (64.55%) Windows XP
3 209 (63.33%) Microsoft
4 192 (58.18%) Windows 7
5 162 (49.09%) MS Office
6 156 (47.27%) Active Directory
7 105 (31.82%) Citrix
8 88 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 87 (26.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 78 (23.64%) Blackberry
11 75 (22.73%) Security Cleared
12 64 (19.39%) MS Exchange
13 63 (19.09%) MS Excel
14 60 (18.18%) SC Cleared
14 60 (18.18%) SCCM
15 51 (15.45%) ITIL
16 46 (13.94%) Windows 2000
17 45 (13.64%) Software Deployment
18 44 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
19 41 (12.42%) VMware
19 41 (12.42%) Microsoft Certification
19 41 (12.42%) Windows 8
19 41 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
20 40 (12.12%) TCP/IP
21 37 (11.21%) SLA
21 37 (11.21%) AppSense
22 35 (10.61%) Lumension
23 34 (10.30%) LAN
24 30 (9.09%) CA
25 25 (7.58%) MSI

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (19.39%) MS Exchange
2 20 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 19 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 19 (5.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 18 (5.45%) SharePoint
5 14 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (3.03%) IBM Notes
7 8 (2.42%) IIS
8 3 (0.91%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (0.61%) Documentum
9 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.30%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.30%) Lync
10 1 (0.30%) Site Server
10 1 (0.30%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.30%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.30%) CMS
10 1 (0.30%) Captiva
Applications
1 162 (49.09%) MS Office
2 63 (19.09%) MS Excel
3 21 (6.36%) MS Project
4 19 (5.76%) MS Visio
5 11 (3.33%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.12%) TCP/IP
2 34 (10.30%) LAN
3 25 (7.58%) DNS
4 24 (7.27%) WAN
5 23 (6.97%) DHCP
5 23 (6.97%) VPN
6 18 (5.45%) Internet
7 14 (4.24%) Broadband
8 12 (3.64%) Firewall
9 10 (3.03%) Wireless
10 8 (2.42%) SMS
11 7 (2.12%) VoIP
12 6 (1.82%) FTP
12 6 (1.82%) Network Security
13 4 (1.21%) Structured Cabling
13 4 (1.21%) X.400
13 4 (1.21%) X.500
14 3 (0.91%) 3G
14 3 (0.91%) S/MIME
14 3 (0.91%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.15%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 10 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.82%) MS Access
4 6 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (7.58%) MSI
2 18 (5.45%) InstallShield
3 10 (3.03%) AdminStudio
4 7 (2.12%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (1.21%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.61%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 21 (6.36%) Finance
2 14 (4.24%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.24%) Retail
3 6 (1.82%) Banking
4 4 (1.21%) Military
5 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.61%) Legal
6 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.30%) Advertising
6 1 (0.30%) Publishing
6 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.30%) Automotive
6 1 (0.30%) Law
6 1 (0.30%) Local Government
6 1 (0.30%) Marketing
6 1 (0.30%) French Language
6 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 95 (28.79%) Support Engineer
2 82 (24.85%) Analyst
3 76 (23.03%) Desktop Support
4 55 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 52 (15.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 48 (14.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 41 (12.42%) Support Analyst
8 27 (8.18%) Service Analyst
8 27 (8.18%) Service Desk Analyst
9 26 (7.88%) Help Desk Support
9 26 (7.88%) 1st Line Support
10 25 (7.58%) IT Support
11 19 (5.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 16 (4.85%) Applications Packager
13 14 (4.24%) Help Desk Engineer
14 12 (3.64%) Desktop Analyst
15 11 (3.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 10 (3.03%) Support Technician
16 10 (3.03%) Architect
16 10 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.27%) Application Packaging
2 13 (3.94%) .NET
3 4 (1.21%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.91%) HTML
4 3 (0.91%) JSP
5 2 (0.61%) XML
5 2 (0.61%) XSLT
5 2 (0.61%) CSS
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.30%) HTML5
6 1 (0.30%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 78 (23.64%) Blackberry
2 7 (2.12%) NHS
2 7 (2.12%) iPad
3 6 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (1.52%) Smartcard
5 4 (1.21%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.21%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.21%) Smartphone
5 4 (1.21%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.21%) iPhone
6 3 (0.91%) Mathematics
6 3 (0.91%) Handset
6 3 (0.91%) PDA
7 2 (0.61%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.61%) Derivative
7 2 (0.61%) Replication
7 2 (0.61%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.61%) Clustering
7 2 (0.61%) PKI
7 2 (0.61%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 330 (100.00%) Windows
2 213 (64.55%) Windows XP
3 192 (58.18%) Windows 7
4 88 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 87 (26.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (13.94%) Windows 2000
7 41 (12.42%) Windows 8
8 18 (5.45%) Android
8 18 (5.45%) Apple iOS
9 17 (5.15%) UNIX
10 14 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (2.42%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (2.12%) Windows NT
12 7 (2.12%) Solaris
12 7 (2.12%) Linux
13 5 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (1.21%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.91%) NetWare
16 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (15.45%) ITIL
2 45 (13.64%) Software Deployment
3 13 (3.94%) E-Commerce
3 13 (3.94%) Project Management
3 13 (3.94%) TQM
3 13 (3.94%) Migration
4 10 (3.03%) Service Delivery
5 8 (2.42%) Software Distribution
6 7 (2.12%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (2.12%) Security Management
7 6 (1.82%) ITSM
8 5 (1.52%) Configuration Management
9 4 (1.21%) Service Management
9 4 (1.21%) Change Management
9 4 (1.21%) Use Case
9 4 (1.21%) Test Scripting
10 3 (0.91%) Time Management
10 3 (0.91%) V-Model
10 3 (0.91%) Waterfall
10 3 (0.91%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (6.67%) SQL
2 12 (3.64%) C
3 9 (2.73%) C#
4 8 (2.42%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.42%) VBScript
4 8 (2.42%) VB
4 8 (2.42%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.82%) PL/SQL
6 2 (0.61%) Java
6 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.30%) VBA
7 1 (0.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 75 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 60 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 41 (12.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (5.45%) MCITP
5 17 (5.15%) MCP
5 17 (5.15%) MCSE
6 14 (4.24%) MCDST
6 14 (4.24%) DV Cleared
7 11 (3.33%) MCSA
8 9 (2.73%) MCTS
8 9 (2.73%) Degree
9 6 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (1.82%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.21%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.91%) MOS
11 3 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.91%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.91%) ISEB
11 3 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (11.21%) SLA
2 3 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 156 (47.27%) Active Directory
2 44 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 41 (12.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.73%) XenApp
5 5 (1.52%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.91%) XenServer
7 3 (0.91%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.61%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.61%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.61%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.61%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.61%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 60 (18.18%) SCCM
2 14 (4.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (2.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (2.73%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (2.12%) DameWare
5 4 (1.21%) ZENworks
5 4 (1.21%) WSUS
6 3 (0.91%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.61%) SCOM
7 2 (0.61%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.61%) Netcool
7 2 (0.61%) OpenView
8 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.30%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.30%) SCSM
Vendors
1 209 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 105 (31.82%) Citrix
3 41 (12.42%) VMware
4 37 (11.21%) AppSense
5 35 (10.61%) Lumension
6 30 (9.09%) CA
7 22 (6.67%) Cisco
8 20 (6.06%) HP
9 19 (5.76%) Remedy
10 13 (3.94%) Apple
11 12 (3.64%) Dell
11 12 (3.64%) Lotus
12 11 (3.33%) McAfee
13 9 (2.73%) Sophos
13 9 (2.73%) Adobe
14 6 (1.82%) Oracle
14 6 (1.82%) Novell
15 4 (1.21%) CQG
15 4 (1.21%) Avaya
15 4 (1.21%) Reuters
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