Period
to 24 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Windows Vista skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Vista over the 6 months to 24 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows Vista
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 788 741 753
Rank change year-on-year -47 +12 -190
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 88 138 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.43% 0.59% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 67 73
UK median daily rate £450 £350 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +105.88% -9.93%
10th Percentile £150 £183 £108
90th Percentile £588 £550 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £338 £180
% change year-on-year +36.30% +87.50% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 38
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -4.76% +12.18%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £10.35
90th Percentile £18.00 £25.00 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -4.76%

Windows Vista is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20253 23578 24766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.80% 22.10% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12729 14854 14567
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £183 £206 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1263 1941
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.28 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%

Windows Vista
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows Vista as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Vista in the UK

Windows Vista
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Vista.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Vista in the UK

Windows Vista
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Vista over the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Vista in the UK

Windows Vista
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Vista.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Vista in the UK

Windows Vista
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Vista within the UK over the 6 months to 24 September 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -16 88 £450 +28.57% 9
UK excluding London +13 67 £460 +36.30% 8
South East +17 47 £470 -10.48% 2
London -14 20 £438 +25.00% 1
East of England -25 7 £330 +37.50% 3
North of England +77 6 - - 3
Yorkshire +45 6 - - 1
South West +7 5 £150 +7.14%
Midlands +18 2 £500 +25.00%
East Midlands -3 2 £500 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Vista also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Windows Vista.

1 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (70.45%) Active Directory
3 47 (53.41%) Security Cleared
4 42 (47.73%) Microsoft
5 31 (35.23%) SCCM
6 30 (34.09%) DV Cleared
7 29 (32.95%) VMware Infrastructure
7 29 (32.95%) VMware
8 28 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
9 27 (30.68%) HP
10 26 (29.55%) ITIL
11 25 (28.41%) SC Cleared
12 23 (26.14%) Windows 7
12 23 (26.14%) Firewall
13 22 (25.00%) SQL Server
13 22 (25.00%) Windows Server
14 21 (23.86%) Windows XP
14 21 (23.86%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (21.59%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (19.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 17 (19.32%) SCOM
16 17 (19.32%) Office 365
17 16 (18.18%) MSI
18 15 (17.05%) Hyper-V
18 15 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
19 14 (15.91%) SAN
19 14 (15.91%) MS Exchange
19 14 (15.91%) Oracle
20 13 (14.77%) PRINCE2

Windows Vista
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.82%) Apache
2 6 (6.82%) IIS
3 4 (4.55%) GroupWise
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.27%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.14%) Confluence
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.27%) Acrobat
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (19.32%) Office 365
2 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.14%) Firewall
2 14 (15.91%) SAN
3 12 (13.64%) TCP/IP
4 11 (12.50%) NAS
5 10 (11.36%) LAN
6 9 (10.23%) WAN
7 6 (6.82%) VPN
8 5 (5.68%) ADSL
8 5 (5.68%) DHCP
9 4 (4.55%) DNS
10 3 (3.41%) Internet
10 3 (3.41%) IP Telephony
10 3 (3.41%) Wireless
11 2 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (2.27%) WebEx
12 1 (1.14%) Network Security
12 1 (1.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (13.64%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (10.23%) Hadoop
5 8 (9.09%) Big Data
6 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.27%) SQLPlus
8 1 (1.14%) DB2
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (18.18%) MSI
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.27%) Toad
3 1 (1.14%) JIRA
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Banking
2 2 (2.27%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (2.27%) Front Office
2 2 (2.27%) Legal
3 1 (1.14%) Billing
3 1 (1.14%) Local Government
3 1 (1.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (22.73%) Analyst
2 18 (20.45%) Architect
2 18 (20.45%) Desktop Support
3 17 (19.32%) Technical Architect
4 12 (13.64%) Desktop Engineer
5 10 (11.36%) Service Analyst
5 10 (11.36%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (11.36%) Support Engineer
6 9 (10.23%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (9.09%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Technical Support
9 5 (5.68%) Service Desk Support
9 5 (5.68%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) Technical Support
9 5 (5.68%) Test Manager
10 4 (4.55%) SCCM Engineer
10 4 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Clustering
2 9 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.23%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.55%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.41%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.27%) PDA
7 1 (1.14%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.14%) Handset
7 1 (1.14%) iPad
7 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (26.14%) Windows 7
3 22 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 21 (23.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (23.86%) Windows XP
5 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (13.64%) Solaris
6 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (11.36%) Apple iOS
7 10 (11.36%) Windows 8
8 7 (7.95%) Android
8 7 (7.95%) Linux
8 7 (7.95%) Windows 2000
9 6 (6.82%) Windows 10
10 5 (5.68%) Unix
11 3 (3.41%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.55%) ITIL
2 15 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (14.77%) PRINCE2
4 12 (13.64%) DevOps
5 10 (11.36%) Information Security
6 9 (10.23%) ITIL V3
6 9 (10.23%) TOGAF
7 8 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
8 7 (7.95%) Data Protection
9 6 (6.82%) Open Source
9 6 (6.82%) Service Delivery
9 6 (6.82%) Software Deployment
9 6 (6.82%) Test Scripting
10 5 (5.68%) Defect Management
10 5 (5.68%) Release Management
10 5 (5.68%) Service Management
11 4 (4.55%) Application Packaging
11 4 (4.55%) Feasibility Study
11 4 (4.55%) Incident Management
11 4 (4.55%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 11 (12.50%) SQL
3 3 (3.41%) VBScript
4 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (53.41%) Security Cleared
2 30 (34.09%) DV Cleared
3 25 (28.41%) SC Cleared
4 19 (21.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (13.64%) MCSE
6 10 (11.36%) MCITP
7 9 (10.23%) CCNA
7 9 (10.23%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (9.09%) CCSP
9 7 (7.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (6.82%) MCP
11 5 (5.68%) ISEB
12 4 (4.55%) HNC
13 2 (2.27%) ISTQB
14 1 (1.14%) CBAP
14 1 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
14 1 (1.14%) Degree
14 1 (1.14%) GSAE
14 1 (1.14%) IIBA
14 1 (1.14%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) SLA
2 3 (3.41%) QA
System Software
1 62 (70.45%) Active Directory
2 29 (32.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (17.05%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.27%) vSphere
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (35.23%) SCCM
2 17 (19.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 17 (19.32%) SCOM
3 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (10.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (6.82%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (3.41%) AirWatch
6 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (2.27%) DameWare
7 2 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (1.14%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.14%) OpenView
8 1 (1.14%) OVSD
Vendors
1 42 (47.73%) Microsoft
2 29 (32.95%) VMware
3 27 (30.68%) HP
4 14 (15.91%) Oracle
5 12 (13.64%) Citrix
5 12 (13.64%) Sun
6 11 (12.50%) Lumension
6 11 (12.50%) McAfee
6 11 (12.50%) StorageTek
7 10 (11.36%) Apple
8 8 (9.09%) Cisco
9 5 (5.68%) Compaq
10 4 (4.55%) Dell
10 4 (4.55%) Nortel
10 4 (4.55%) Novell
11 3 (3.41%) CommVault
11 3 (3.41%) Remedy
12 2 (2.27%) Bomgar
12 2 (2.27%) Infovista
12 2 (2.27%) RedGate