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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 532 585 562
Rank change year-on-year +53 -23  
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 64 64 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.66% 0.51% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 43
Median daily rate £375 £375 £229
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +63.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £138 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £426 £295
% change year-on-year -16.56% +44.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 17
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £13.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.64 £29.00 £16.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.85% +16.66%  

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

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9669 12515 12312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.52% 22.40% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6146 7815 6992
Median daily rate £410 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.80% +7.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 685 996
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +1.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -8.82% +7.25%  

Windows Vista
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Windows Vista as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 29 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Vista over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Vista in the UK

Windows Vista
Top 26 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +41 64 £375 +3.44% 10
South East +36 34 £470 -1.05% 5
Milton Keynes +18 28 £468 -10.95% 2
Buckinghamshire +15 28 £468 -10.95% 2
East of England -2 14 £330 +1.53% 1
Essex +3 13 £330 +1.53%
London +9 9 £463 +23.33%
Hampshire +12 5 £470 -1.05% 2
Hook +8 3 £470 -1.05%
East Midlands -5 3 - - 1
Northampton - 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £120 -
Colchester - 2 £375 -
Gloucester - 2 £120 -
South West - 2 £120 - 1
North West +36 1 - - 1
Cheshire +26 1 - - 1
West Midlands +22 1 £225 -18.18% 1
City of London -11 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £225 -
Surrey - 1 £175 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 111 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (48.65%) Active Directory
3 49 (44.14%) Security Cleared
4 36 (32.43%) SC Cleared
5 33 (29.73%) Microsoft
5 33 (29.73%) Oracle
6 27 (24.32%) ITIL
6 27 (24.32%) SCCM
7 26 (23.42%) Microsoft Office
8 25 (22.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (20.72%) MSI
10 21 (18.92%) SQL
11 20 (18.02%) DV Cleared
11 20 (18.02%) Windows 7
12 18 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (16.22%) Windows XP
13 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (14.41%) HP
14 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (13.51%) Windows Server
15 15 (13.51%) Citrix
16 14 (12.61%) Management Information System
16 14 (12.61%) Application Packaging
16 14 (12.61%) Windows 8
17 13 (11.71%) Hadoop
17 13 (11.71%) Finance
17 13 (11.71%) Mainframe
18 12 (10.81%) Migration
18 12 (10.81%) MS Exchange
18 12 (10.81%) CRM

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 12 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.90%) CMS
4 1 (0.90%) Confluence
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 26 (23.42%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (3.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (9.01%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (9.01%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.90%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Office 365
2 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.01%) Internet
1 10 (9.01%) TCP/IP
1 10 (9.01%) Wireless
2 9 (8.11%) Firewall
3 6 (5.41%) IPsec
4 5 (4.50%) SMTP
4 5 (4.50%) VPN
5 4 (3.60%) DHCP
6 3 (2.70%) DNS
6 3 (2.70%) FTP
6 3 (2.70%) SSH
7 2 (1.80%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.90%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.90%) NAS
8 1 (0.90%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.90%) Network Security
8 1 (0.90%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.71%) Hadoop
2 12 (10.81%) DB2
3 10 (9.01%) SQL Server
4 9 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (4.50%) Big Data
6 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 23 (20.72%) MSI
2 2 (1.80%) JIRA
3 1 (0.90%) MSTest
3 1 (0.90%) PVCS
General
1 13 (11.71%) Finance
2 4 (3.60%) Automotive
2 4 (3.60%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.70%) Legal
3 3 (2.70%) Marketing
3 3 (2.70%) Publishing
4 2 (1.80%) Advertising
4 2 (1.80%) Banking
4 2 (1.80%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (1.80%) Front Office
4 2 (1.80%) Local Government
4 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.90%) Electronics
5 1 (0.90%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (31.53%) Analyst
2 16 (14.41%) Service Analyst
2 16 (14.41%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (10.81%) Business Analyst
4 11 (9.91%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (9.01%) Architect
5 10 (9.01%) Test Manager
6 8 (7.21%) Data Business Analyst
6 8 (7.21%) Data Insight Analyst
6 8 (7.21%) Insight Analyst
6 8 (7.21%) Insight Data Analyst
6 8 (7.21%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (6.31%) Consultant
7 7 (6.31%) Windows Specialist
8 6 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.41%) Applications Architect
8 6 (5.41%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.50%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.50%) Senior Business Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.61%) Management Information System
2 13 (11.71%) Mainframe
3 11 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (7.21%) Client/Server
4 8 (7.21%) Data Structures
5 5 (4.50%) CESG
6 3 (2.70%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.80%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.80%) Clustering
7 2 (1.80%) Handset
7 2 (1.80%) iPad
8 1 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.90%) NHS
8 1 (0.90%) PKI
8 1 (0.90%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 111 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (22.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (18.02%) Windows 7
4 18 (16.22%) Windows XP
5 17 (15.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (13.51%) Windows Server
8 14 (12.61%) Windows 8
9 9 (8.11%) Windows 10
10 5 (4.50%) Unix
11 4 (3.60%) Apple iOS
11 4 (3.60%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.80%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.90%) Solaris
13 1 (0.90%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) ITIL
2 18 (16.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (12.61%) Application Packaging
4 12 (10.81%) Analytics
4 12 (10.81%) Business Analysis
4 12 (10.81%) CRM
4 12 (10.81%) Customer Analytics
4 12 (10.81%) Data Analysis
4 12 (10.81%) Data Analytics
4 12 (10.81%) Migration
5 11 (9.91%) Release Management
6 10 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (9.01%) PRINCE2
6 10 (9.01%) Service Management
6 10 (9.01%) Use Case
7 9 (8.11%) Campaign Management
7 9 (8.11%) Patch Management
8 8 (7.21%) Mathematics
9 7 (6.31%) Data Migration
10 6 (5.41%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.92%) SQL
2 8 (7.21%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.31%) VBScript
4 4 (3.60%) VB
5 2 (1.80%) C++
5 2 (1.80%) Java
5 2 (1.80%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 49 (44.14%) Security Cleared
2 36 (32.43%) SC Cleared
3 20 (18.02%) DV Cleared
4 9 (8.11%) ISEB
5 8 (7.21%) Degree
6 5 (4.50%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (4.50%) CISSP
7 4 (3.60%) DBS Check
8 3 (2.70%) ISTQB
8 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.80%) MCDST
9 2 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.90%) CCA
10 1 (0.90%) CEH
10 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.90%) MCITP
10 1 (0.90%) MCSE
10 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.90%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) SLA
2 3 (2.70%) QA
2 3 (2.70%) RMADS
System Software
1 54 (48.65%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (4.50%) XenApp
5 4 (3.60%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.60%) vSphere
6 3 (2.70%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.90%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.90%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (24.32%) SCCM
2 9 (8.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (8.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (7.21%) BladeLogic
4 6 (5.41%) WSUS
5 5 (4.50%) AppDNA
6 4 (3.60%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.90%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.90%) SCOM
7 1 (0.90%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 33 (29.73%) Microsoft
1 33 (29.73%) Oracle
2 16 (14.41%) HP
3 15 (13.51%) Citrix
4 10 (9.01%) VMware
5 9 (8.11%) Remedy
6 6 (5.41%) Apple
6 6 (5.41%) Intel Security
7 5 (4.50%) Cisco
7 5 (4.50%) Lumension
8 4 (3.60%) BMC
9 3 (2.70%) IBM
9 3 (2.70%) SAP
9 3 (2.70%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.70%) Symantec
10 2 (1.80%) Compaq
10 2 (1.80%) Infovista
10 2 (1.80%) Sun
11 1 (0.90%) Clearswift
11 1 (0.90%) Forcepoint
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