The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows Vista
England / West Midlands
Rank 115 123 113
Rank change year-on-year +8 -10  
Contract jobs citing Windows Vista 3 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.84% 1.14% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £225 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £275 £220
% change year-on-year +24.54% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £15.38 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +16.12% +3.33%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 357 613 504
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.50% 22.75% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 281 229
Median daily rate £400 £375 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +17.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £192 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 47 82
Median hourly rate £14.93 £15.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.27% +6.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows Vista
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Windows Vista
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Vista in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Vista in the West Midlands

Windows Vista
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Warwickshire -3 2 - -
Birmingham -1 1 £225 -
Windows Vista
England

Windows Vista
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Vista.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Visualisation
3 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) Retail
4 3 (33.33%) Marketing
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (22.22%) Automotive
5 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco
6 1 (11.11%) RAD
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (11.11%) PMP
6 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) Intranet
6 1 (11.11%) Internet
6 1 (11.11%) 3G
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX

Windows Vista
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) 3G
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (33.33%) Marketing
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Automotive
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Coordinator
2 2 (22.22%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Data Modelling
1 4 (44.44%) Visualisation
2 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) RAD
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
1 1 (11.11%) PMP
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco
1 1 (11.11%) Dell
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) Kaspersky
1 1 (11.11%) VMware