Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 755 727 696
Rank change year-on-year -28 -31 -105
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 115 117 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.56% 0.57% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 63 78
UK median daily rate £333 £325 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.31% +52.94% +21.43%
10th Percentile £115 £136 £108
90th Percentile £600 £530 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £275 £180
% change year-on-year +70.91% +52.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 36
UK median hourly rate £14.65 £15.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% -10.93% +19.94%
10th Percentile £10.65 £11.51 £11.00
90th Percentile £18.60 £36.30 £40.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +13.79%

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 20,623 20,433 23,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 21.10% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,145 12,821 13,762
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £168 £193 £184
90th Percentile £613 £575 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £370 £363
% change year-on-year +4.05% +2.07% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,259 1,277 1,813
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.85 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +3.13%

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 20 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Vista over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Vista in the UK

Windows Vista
Top 14 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 20 January 2018. 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 -7 113 £340 +4.62% 29
UK excluding London -1 94 £470 +70.91% 27
South East -18 47 £470 -0.79% 8
London -18 21 £193 -41.89% 3
South West +16 17 £150 +7.14% 2
North of England +39 14 £600 +321.05% 6
Yorkshire +17 11 - - 3
East of England -26 9 £206 -14.06% 2
Midlands -3 5 - - 8
West Midlands +14 3 - - 5
North West +6 3 £600 +445.45% 3
East Midlands +1 2 - - 3
Scotland -17 1 - - 1
Northern Ireland -22 1 £90 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 115 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (66.09%) Active Directory
3 64 (55.65%) Microsoft
4 58 (50.43%) Security Cleared
5 52 (45.22%) Windows Server
6 49 (42.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (36.52%) Windows 7
7 42 (36.52%) HP
8 40 (34.78%) DV Cleared
9 38 (33.04%) VMware Infrastructure
9 38 (33.04%) Microsoft Office
9 38 (33.04%) ITIL
9 38 (33.04%) VMware
10 37 (32.17%) PowerShell
11 36 (31.30%) Windows XP
12 33 (28.70%) Windows Server 2012
13 30 (26.09%) Firewall
14 29 (25.22%) Windows Server 2003
15 27 (23.48%) MSI
15 27 (23.48%) Lumension
16 26 (22.61%) Oracle
16 26 (22.61%) SQL
17 25 (21.74%) McAfee
18 24 (20.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 22 (19.13%) MS Exchange
19 22 (19.13%) TCP/IP
20 21 (18.26%) LAN
20 21 (18.26%) WAN
20 21 (18.26%) SQL Server
20 21 (18.26%) SCCM

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 22 (19.13%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.70%) IIS
3 6 (5.22%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.35%) Apache
5 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.74%) GroupWise
Applications
1 38 (33.04%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.61%) Acrobat
3 3 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.61%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.30%) Office 365
2 7 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.48%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.74%) G Suite
5 1 (0.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (26.09%) Firewall
2 22 (19.13%) TCP/IP
3 21 (18.26%) LAN
3 21 (18.26%) WAN
4 15 (13.04%) DHCP
4 15 (13.04%) DNS
5 11 (9.57%) IP Telephony
5 11 (9.57%) VPN
6 6 (5.22%) SAN
7 5 (4.35%) Wireshark
8 4 (3.48%) Network Security
9 3 (2.61%) 802.11
9 3 (2.61%) ADSL
9 3 (2.61%) Internet
9 3 (2.61%) Skype
9 3 (2.61%) SMTP
9 3 (2.61%) VoIP
10 2 (1.74%) SSL
10 2 (1.74%) WebEx
10 2 (1.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (2.61%) Big Data
4 3 (2.61%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.61%) SQLPlus
5 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (23.48%) MSI
2 5 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 5 (4.35%) WinDbg
3 3 (2.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (2.61%) Toad
4 2 (1.74%) AccuRev
4 2 (1.74%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (6.09%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (0.87%) Automotive
3 1 (0.87%) Banking
3 1 (0.87%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.87%) Legal
3 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (25.22%) Support Engineer
2 20 (17.39%) Desktop Support
3 18 (15.65%) Desktop Engineer
4 17 (14.78%) 2nd Line Support
4 17 (14.78%) Architect
5 15 (13.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 11 (9.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 10 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (8.70%) Technical Architect
8 9 (7.83%) Analyst
9 8 (6.96%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (6.09%) Service Desk Support
11 6 (5.22%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 6 (5.22%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
11 6 (5.22%) Support Analyst
12 5 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
12 5 (4.35%) Build Engineer
12 5 (4.35%) Messaging Engineer
12 5 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.35%) .NET
1 5 (4.35%) .NET Framework
1 5 (4.35%) REST
1 5 (4.35%) XML
2 3 (2.61%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.57%) Blackberry
2 9 (7.83%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.96%) Clustering
4 6 (5.22%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.22%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (3.48%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.48%) PKI
6 3 (2.61%) NHS
6 3 (2.61%) PDA
7 1 (0.87%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.87%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.87%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 115 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (45.22%) Windows Server
3 49 (42.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (36.52%) Windows 7
5 36 (31.30%) Windows XP
6 33 (28.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (25.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (18.26%) Windows 10
9 20 (17.39%) Windows 8
10 13 (11.30%) Unix
11 11 (9.57%) Windows 2000
12 10 (8.70%) Android
12 10 (8.70%) Apple iOS
13 8 (6.96%) Linux
14 7 (6.09%) Solaris
15 3 (2.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (33.04%) ITIL
2 13 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (10.43%) Service Delivery
4 10 (8.70%) Information Security
4 10 (8.70%) Performance Management
5 8 (6.96%) Data Protection
5 8 (6.96%) Problem Management
6 7 (6.09%) Feasibility Study
6 7 (6.09%) ITSM
6 7 (6.09%) Service Management
7 6 (5.22%) DevOps
7 6 (5.22%) ITIL V3
7 6 (5.22%) Open Source
7 6 (5.22%) Software Deployment
7 6 (5.22%) Test Scripting
8 5 (4.35%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.35%) Test Automation
8 5 (4.35%) TOGAF
8 5 (4.35%) Validation
8 5 (4.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 37 (32.17%) PowerShell
2 26 (22.61%) SQL
3 5 (4.35%) C#
3 5 (4.35%) Python
4 3 (2.61%) VBScript
5 2 (1.74%) C++
5 2 (1.74%) Java
5 2 (1.74%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.74%) VB
6 1 (0.87%) C
Qualifications
1 58 (50.43%) Security Cleared
2 40 (34.78%) DV Cleared
3 20 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (16.52%) SC Cleared
5 11 (9.57%) MCP
6 8 (6.96%) CCNA
6 8 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (6.09%) HNC
7 7 (6.09%) MCSE
8 6 (5.22%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (4.35%) CCSP
10 4 (3.48%) MCITP
10 4 (3.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (2.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.74%) ISEB
12 2 (1.74%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.87%) CCNP
13 1 (0.87%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) SLA
2 3 (2.61%) QA
System Software
1 76 (66.09%) Active Directory
2 38 (33.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.17%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (7.83%) vSphere
5 7 (6.09%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 24 (20.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 21 (18.26%) SCCM
3 10 (8.70%) SCOM
4 8 (6.96%) AirWatch
5 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (5.22%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (3.48%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.48%) Netcool
7 2 (1.74%) DameWare
7 2 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.74%) WSUS
8 1 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 64 (55.65%) Microsoft
2 42 (36.52%) HP
3 38 (33.04%) VMware
4 27 (23.48%) Lumension
5 26 (22.61%) Oracle
6 25 (21.74%) McAfee
7 16 (13.91%) Cisco
8 8 (6.96%) Citrix
8 8 (6.96%) Remedy
9 7 (6.09%) Apple
10 6 (5.22%) CommVault
10 6 (5.22%) Dell
11 5 (4.35%) Borland
12 4 (3.48%) BMC
12 4 (3.48%) Gemalto
12 4 (3.48%) IBM
13 3 (2.61%) Blue Prism
13 3 (2.61%) Compaq
13 3 (2.61%) RedGate
13 3 (2.61%) Sun