Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 793 766 724
Rank change year-on-year -27 -42 -133
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 94 125 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.44% 0.55% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 68 66
UK median daily rate £350 £288 £167
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +72.41% -4.71%
10th Percentile £123 £135 £107
90th Percentile £583 £541 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £250 £180
% change year-on-year +60.00% +38.89% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 36
UK median hourly rate £14.65 £13.70 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.93% -18.65% +19.94%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.18 £11.00
90th Percentile £18.90 £37.45 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £13.70 £15.00
% change year-on-year +27.74% -8.67% +9.09%

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 21572 22626 24324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.92% 21.49% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13717 14257 14328
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £362
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.21% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1302 1307 1945
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year +6.45% -4.08% +4.26%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Vista in the UK

Windows Vista
Top 12 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 23 November 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 -12 92 £388 +19.23% 11
UK excluding London +10 74 £400 +60.00% 9
South East +12 46 £462 -7.60%
London -21 19 £208 -37.36% 2
North of England +60 9 - - 2
Yorkshire +24 9 - - 1
East of England -36 8 £198 -14.13% 3
South West -4 7 £150 +7.14%
Midlands +13 2 £500 +26.98% 4
East Midlands -9 2 £500 +25.00%
Scotland -1 1 - -
Northern Ireland -40 1 £90 -10.00%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (70.21%) Active Directory
3 47 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 47 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 34 (36.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (36.17%) VMware
5 33 (35.11%) HP
6 32 (34.04%) Microsoft Office
6 32 (34.04%) DV Cleared
7 30 (31.91%) Windows Server
8 29 (30.85%) ITIL
9 28 (29.79%) Windows XP
9 28 (29.79%) Windows 7
10 27 (28.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (27.66%) SCCM
12 25 (26.60%) Firewall
13 23 (24.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (22.34%) SQL
14 21 (22.34%) SQL Server
14 21 (22.34%) Lumension
14 21 (22.34%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (21.28%) PowerShell
16 19 (20.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 19 (20.21%) Oracle
16 19 (20.21%) LAN
16 19 (20.21%) WAN
17 18 (19.15%) SC Cleared
18 17 (18.09%) McAfee
18 17 (18.09%) MSI
18 17 (18.09%) TCP/IP

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 13 (13.83%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.45%) IIS
3 4 (4.26%) Apache
3 4 (4.26%) GroupWise
3 4 (4.26%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.06%) Confluence
Applications
1 32 (34.04%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.19%) Acrobat
3 3 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.19%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.19%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.83%) Office 365
2 7 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.60%) Firewall
2 19 (20.21%) LAN
2 19 (20.21%) WAN
3 17 (18.09%) TCP/IP
4 11 (11.70%) SAN
5 9 (9.57%) DHCP
5 9 (9.57%) DNS
6 8 (8.51%) IP Telephony
7 7 (7.45%) NAS
8 6 (6.38%) VPN
9 5 (5.32%) ADSL
10 4 (4.26%) Internet
10 4 (4.26%) Network Security
11 3 (3.19%) Skype
12 2 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (2.13%) WebEx
12 2 (2.13%) Wireless
13 1 (1.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.34%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (8.51%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (7.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (5.32%) Big Data
5 5 (5.32%) Hadoop
6 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.19%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 17 (18.09%) MSI
2 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (3.19%) Toad
3 2 (2.13%) AccuRev
3 2 (2.13%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.06%) JIRA
General
1 6 (6.38%) Finance
2 1 (1.06%) Automotive
2 1 (1.06%) Banking
2 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.06%) Legal
2 1 (1.06%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (21.28%) Support Engineer
2 18 (19.15%) Desktop Support
3 17 (18.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (17.02%) Analyst
4 16 (17.02%) Desktop Engineer
5 13 (13.83%) Architect
6 12 (12.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 12 (12.77%) Technical Architect
7 10 (10.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 10 (10.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (8.51%) Service Analyst
8 8 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (7.45%) Service Desk Support
10 6 (6.38%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 6 (6.38%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (6.38%) 2nd Line Technical Support
10 6 (6.38%) Technical Support
11 5 (5.32%) Support Analyst
11 5 (5.32%) Systems Engineer
12 4 (4.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.51%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.45%) Clustering
4 6 (6.38%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (4.26%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.19%) PDA
7 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.06%) NHS
7 1 (1.06%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (31.91%) Windows Server
3 28 (29.79%) Windows 7
3 28 (29.79%) Windows XP
4 27 (28.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (22.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (11.70%) Windows 2000
8 10 (10.64%) Unix
9 9 (9.57%) Apple iOS
9 9 (9.57%) Linux
9 9 (9.57%) Windows 8
10 8 (8.51%) Solaris
10 8 (8.51%) Windows 10
11 7 (7.45%) Android
12 2 (2.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.85%) ITIL
2 12 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (12.77%) Information Security
3 9 (9.57%) Data Protection
4 8 (8.51%) DevOps
4 8 (8.51%) ITIL V3
4 8 (8.51%) Service Delivery
4 8 (8.51%) Software Deployment
5 7 (7.45%) Feasibility Study
5 7 (7.45%) Performance Management
5 7 (7.45%) PRINCE2
5 7 (7.45%) Problem Management
6 6 (6.38%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.38%) Open Source
6 6 (6.38%) Service Management
6 6 (6.38%) Test Scripting
6 6 (6.38%) TOGAF
7 5 (5.32%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.26%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.34%) SQL
2 20 (21.28%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.19%) VBScript
4 2 (2.13%) C++
4 2 (2.13%) Java
4 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.06%) C
Qualifications
1 47 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (34.04%) DV Cleared
3 23 (24.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (19.15%) SC Cleared
5 11 (11.70%) MCP
6 10 (10.64%) MCSE
7 7 (7.45%) CCNA
7 7 (7.45%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (7.45%) HNC
7 7 (7.45%) MCITP
8 5 (5.32%) CCSP
8 5 (5.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.13%) ISEB
9 2 (2.13%) ISTQB
9 2 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.06%) CBAP
10 1 (1.06%) CCNP
10 1 (1.06%) GSAE
10 1 (1.06%) IIBA
10 1 (1.06%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.19%) QA
1 3 (3.19%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (70.21%) Active Directory
2 34 (36.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.70%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.32%) vSphere
6 1 (1.06%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (27.66%) SCCM
2 19 (20.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (12.77%) SCOM
4 7 (7.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (7.45%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (6.38%) AirWatch
5 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (4.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.13%) DameWare
7 2 (2.13%) WSUS
8 1 (1.06%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.06%) OpenView
8 1 (1.06%) OVSD
Vendors
1 47 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 34 (36.17%) VMware
3 33 (35.11%) HP
4 21 (22.34%) Lumension
5 19 (20.21%) Oracle
6 17 (18.09%) McAfee
7 15 (15.96%) Cisco
8 10 (10.64%) Citrix
9 9 (9.57%) Apple
10 8 (8.51%) Sun
11 7 (7.45%) StorageTek
12 6 (6.38%) CommVault
12 6 (6.38%) Dell
13 5 (5.32%) Compaq
13 5 (5.32%) Remedy
14 4 (4.26%) Nortel
14 4 (4.26%) Novell
15 3 (3.19%) Borland
15 3 (3.19%) RedGate
16 2 (2.13%) Bomgar