Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 841 792 773
Rank change year-on-year -49 -19 -33
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 44 89 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.043% 0.090% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.21% 0.43% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 43 71
UK median daily rate £150 £450 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -66.67% +32.35% +100.89%
10th Percentile £125 £123 £163
90th Percentile £379 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £456 £325
% change year-on-year -64.91% +40.31% +80.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 20
UK median hourly rate £15.30 £17.50 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.57% +21.95% -11.94%
10th Percentile £14.61 £12.00 £11.13
90th Percentile £17.58 £18.75 £27.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.30 £18.00 £14.35
% change year-on-year -15.00% +25.44% -4.33%

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 21,362 20,718 23,396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.87% 20.85% 22.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,210 13,092 14,712
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £203
90th Percentile £606 £594 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,491 1,236 1,300
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.03% +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.81% +5.03% -

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 October 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
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 20 October 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
UK excluding London -52 37 £160 -64.91% 16
England -61 36 £160 -64.44% 19
North of England -16 14 £95 - 4
South East -39 14 £200 -57.08% 8
Yorkshire -16 11 - - 2
East of England +4 5 £135 -53.45% 1
London -28 3 £136 -68.41% 4
North West - 3 £95 - 2
Northern Ireland +37 2 £145 +60.56%
Scotland - 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Vista also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Windows Vista.

1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (68.18%) Windows 7
3 25 (56.82%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (52.27%) Windows XP
5 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 20 (45.45%) Active Directory
7 16 (36.36%) Internet
8 13 (29.55%) Unix
9 12 (27.27%) MCP
10 11 (25.00%) HNC
10 11 (25.00%) Windows 2000
10 11 (25.00%) MCSE
10 11 (25.00%) MCSA
10 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (18.18%) DHCP
12 8 (18.18%) DNS
13 7 (15.91%) Windows 8
13 7 (15.91%) DV Cleared
13 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
13 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (15.91%) SCCM
13 7 (15.91%) VMware
14 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
14 6 (13.64%) Lumension
14 6 (13.64%) MSI
14 6 (13.64%) Firewall
14 6 (13.64%) OpenView Configuration Management

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 2 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.55%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.27%) GroupWise
Applications
1 25 (56.82%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) ION MarketView
2 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.27%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (36.36%) Internet
2 8 (18.18%) DHCP
2 8 (18.18%) DNS
3 6 (13.64%) Firewall
4 5 (11.36%) SAN
5 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.55%) VPN
6 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.27%) 802.11
7 1 (2.27%) ADSL
7 1 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.27%) Skype
7 1 (2.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) Oracle Database
1 5 (11.36%) Oracle Database 12c
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MSI
2 5 (11.36%) Toad
General
1 4 (9.09%) Advertising
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Analyst
1 19 (43.18%) Service Analyst
1 19 (43.18%) Service Desk Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) Desktop Support
3 7 (15.91%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) IT Support
6 3 (6.82%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) IT Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) DBA
7 2 (4.55%) DV Cleared DBA
7 2 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
7 2 (4.55%) Service Desk Support
7 2 (4.55%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Blackberry
1 3 (6.82%) Clustering
1 3 (6.82%) HP Storage
2 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (68.18%) Windows 7
3 23 (52.27%) Windows XP
4 13 (29.55%) Unix
5 11 (25.00%) Windows 2000
6 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (15.91%) Windows 8
7 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
8 3 (6.82%) Windows 10
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
9 2 (4.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.36%) CRM
1 5 (11.36%) Performance Optimisation
1 5 (11.36%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (9.09%) Information Security
2 4 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (4.55%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
3 2 (4.55%) Integration Testing
3 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
3 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.55%) Service Management
3 2 (4.55%) Software Deployment
3 2 (4.55%) Statistics
3 2 (4.55%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.27%) B2B
4 1 (2.27%) Break/Fix
4 1 (2.27%) Disk Encryption
4 1 (2.27%) ITSM
4 1 (2.27%) Project Management
4 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.55%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) MCP
2 11 (25.00%) HNC
2 11 (25.00%) MCSA
2 11 (25.00%) MCSE
2 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (15.91%) DV Cleared
4 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.82%) vSphere
4 2 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.27%) XenApp
5 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) SCCM
2 6 (13.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.91%) VMware
3 6 (13.64%) HP
3 6 (13.64%) Lumension
3 6 (13.64%) McAfee
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle
4 5 (11.36%) Remedy
5 4 (9.09%) ServiceNow
6 3 (6.82%) Citrix
7 2 (4.55%) Apple
7 2 (4.55%) Bloomberg
7 2 (4.55%) Reuters
8 1 (2.27%) BMC
8 1 (2.27%) Cisco
8 1 (2.27%) Compaq
8 1 (2.27%) Dell
8 1 (2.27%) Fujitsu
8 1 (2.27%) Novell
8 1 (2.27%) Sun