The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Basingstoke region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 15 45 29
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 21 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 9.63% 3.73% 2.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.08% 18.00% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 2
Average daily rate £185 £220 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% +144.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.10% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
91 50 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 41.74% 20.75% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 21 19
Average daily rate £235 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.37% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £258 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £438 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 7
Average hourly rate £28.00 £15.25 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.60% -50.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £13.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £39.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
Hampshire

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Basingstoke region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Basingstoke region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 17 (62.96%) ITIL
4 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
4 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
5 13 (48.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (44.44%) SQL
6 12 (44.44%) MS Exchange
7 11 (40.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (40.74%) Hyper-V
7 11 (40.74%) SCCM
8 10 (37.04%) MS Office
8 10 (37.04%) IBM Notes
8 10 (37.04%) Lotus
8 10 (37.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (33.33%) Blackberry
9 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 9 (33.33%) Internet
9 9 (33.33%) Lotus Domino
9 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
9 9 (33.33%) SCOM
9 9 (33.33%) SCVMM
9 9 (33.33%) Data Protection
9 9 (33.33%) PowerShell
9 9 (33.33%) SCDPM
10 8 (29.63%) SLA
11 5 (18.52%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (18.52%) McAfee

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 11 (40.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (37.04%) IBM Notes
4 9 (33.33%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (7.41%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Office
2 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) Internet
2 4 (14.81%) LAN
2 4 (14.81%) WAN
3 3 (11.11%) SAN
3 3 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (3.70%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (37.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) WinRunner
1 2 (7.41%) TestDirector
1 2 (7.41%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 7 (25.93%) Support Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) IT Support
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) IT Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.70%) DBA
6 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Support Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (11.11%) Replication
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (48.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
7 2 (7.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) ITIL
2 9 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) SQL
2 9 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISEB
1 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (40.74%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.70%) DFS Replication
4 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) SCCM
2 9 (33.33%) SCOM
2 9 (33.33%) SCVMM
2 9 (33.33%) SCDPM
3 5 (18.52%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (7.41%) Netcool
4 2 (7.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Lotus
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) McAfee
4 4 (14.81%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) Lumension
5 3 (11.11%) Veeam
5 3 (11.11%) LANDesk
5 3 (11.11%) VMware
6 2 (7.41%) Veritas
6 2 (7.41%) Citrix
7 1 (3.70%) Polycom
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco