The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 49 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 2 9 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.41% 3.26% 4.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.82% 11.84% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate
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- £330 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -59.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.89%
Windows XP
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
71 76 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 14.64% 27.54% 29.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 43 57
Average daily rate £425 £313 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.30 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -22 1 - -
Bedford - 1 - -
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
3 3 (37.50%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (37.50%) iPhone
3 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (37.50%) LANDesk
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) McAfee
3 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Altiris
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Coordinator
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Project Coordinator
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
1 3 (37.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) McAfee
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) LANDesk
3 1 (12.50%) Altiris
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec