The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 26 39 35
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 35 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.41% 2.59% 2.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.36% 11.94% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 1
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £150 £159
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £9.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £9.15 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.55 £14.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Windows XP
West Midlands

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

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
138 134 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.33% 21.72% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 83 39
Average daily rate £350 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £113 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £34.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (72.13%) Windows 7
3 27 (44.26%) MS Office
4 26 (42.62%) Active Directory
5 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
6 16 (26.23%) Blackberry
7 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
8 11 (18.03%) Citrix
9 10 (16.39%) MS Exchange
9 10 (16.39%) Symantec
10 9 (14.75%) ITIL
10 9 (14.75%) Legal
10 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (13.11%) Migration
11 8 (13.11%) Java
11 8 (13.11%) IBM Notes
11 8 (13.11%) Lotus
11 8 (13.11%) Back Office
12 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (11.48%) VMware
12 7 (11.48%) Law
12 7 (11.48%) Banking
12 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (9.84%) Windows 8
14 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (8.20%) SCCM
14 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
15 4 (6.56%) MS Excel

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 10 (16.39%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (13.11%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 27 (44.26%) MS Office
2 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) MS Project
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.03%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.56%) DNS
2 4 (6.56%) DHCP
3 3 (4.92%) SAN
3 3 (4.92%) VoIP
4 2 (3.28%) Wireless
5 1 (1.64%) VLAN
5 1 (1.64%) WAN
5 1 (1.64%) ATM
5 1 (1.64%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (14.75%) Legal
2 8 (13.11%) Back Office
3 7 (11.48%) Law
3 7 (11.48%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Finance
5 1 (1.64%) Billing
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (44.26%) Analyst
2 17 (27.87%) Desktop Support
3 15 (24.59%) Support Analyst
4 12 (19.67%) Service Desk Analyst
4 12 (19.67%) Service Analyst
4 12 (19.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (18.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 11 (18.03%) Desktop Analyst
6 7 (11.48%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Applications Support
9 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Systems Support
9 2 (3.28%) Support Technician
9 2 (3.28%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) OLE
2 1 (1.64%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.23%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.28%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) FMCG
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) PDA
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (72.13%) Windows 7
3 13 (21.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (9.84%) Windows 8
6 3 (4.92%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.28%) UNIX
7 2 (3.28%) Linux
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.75%) ITIL
2 8 (13.11%) Migration
3 4 (6.56%) Data Migration
4 3 (4.92%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.64%) Project Planning
5 1 (1.64%) Data Entry
5 1 (1.64%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.64%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.64%) Logistics
5 1 (1.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.11%) Java
2 2 (3.28%) SQL
3 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.28%) MCITP
2 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
3 1 (1.64%) CCNA
3 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.64%) MCP
3 1 (1.64%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (42.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.28%) XenApp
4 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.03%) Citrix
3 10 (16.39%) Symantec
4 8 (13.11%) Lotus
5 7 (11.48%) VMware
6 4 (6.56%) Cisco
6 4 (6.56%) NetApp
7 3 (4.92%) HP
8 2 (3.28%) EMC
8 2 (3.28%) Juniper
8 2 (3.28%) Apple
8 2 (3.28%) Meru Networks
9 1 (1.64%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.64%) Nokia
9 1 (1.64%) Dell
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