The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 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 Bedfordshire 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 47 23 33
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 2 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.40% 3.57% 3.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.41% 11.43% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate
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- £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £213
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -41.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
83 70 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 16.77% 31.25% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 36 33
Average daily rate £353 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.50 £12.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -8.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows XP
East of England

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 24 July 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
Bedford - 1 - - 2
Dunstable - - - -
Luton - - - -
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) McAfee
3 5 (45.45%) Blackberry
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) Migration
3 5 (45.45%) Incident Management
3 5 (45.45%) iPhone
3 5 (45.45%) LANDesk
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 8
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) A+ Certification
5 2 (18.18%) SCCM
5 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
6 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
6 1 (9.09%) DHCP
6 1 (9.09%) VPN
6 1 (9.09%) DNS
6 1 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) IBM
6 1 (9.09%) SAN
6 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
6 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (27.27%) Service Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Project Coordinator
3 2 (18.18%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) Coordinator
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Blackberry
1 5 (45.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 8
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Migration
1 5 (45.45%) Incident Management
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) A+ Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (9.09%) DameWare
2 1 (9.09%) XenMobile
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) McAfee
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) LANDesk
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Altiris