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 22 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 52 43 30
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 16 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.97% 2.81% 2.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.59% 13.74% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Average daily rate
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£125 £125 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £115 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £138
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Average hourly rate £11.25 £15.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £11.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.50 £13.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.81%
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
138 131 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.97% 20.44% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 66 37
Average daily rate £335 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 10
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £18.46
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -18.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £18.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (76.92%) Windows 7
3 32 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 26 (50.00%) MS Office
4 26 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (23.08%) Legal
5 12 (23.08%) Blackberry
5 12 (23.08%) Citrix
6 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (17.31%) ITIL
8 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (13.46%) Progress
9 7 (13.46%) CMDB
9 7 (13.46%) WorkSite
10 6 (11.54%) VMware
10 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (9.62%) Migration
11 5 (9.62%) Linux
11 5 (9.62%) SQL
11 5 (9.62%) Cisco
11 5 (9.62%) Windows 8
12 4 (7.69%) SCCM
12 4 (7.69%) Data Migration
12 4 (7.69%) Law
12 4 (7.69%) SLA
12 4 (7.69%) MS Exchange
12 4 (7.69%) NetApp
12 4 (7.69%) Service Management
13 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
13 3 (5.77%) Finance

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 7 (13.46%) WorkSite
2 4 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.92%) Lync
Applications
1 26 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.92%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) NetScaler
1 2 (3.85%) DNS
1 2 (3.85%) DHCP
1 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) Wireless
2 1 (1.92%) 3G
2 1 (1.92%) VPN
2 1 (1.92%) ATM
2 1 (1.92%) Broadband
2 1 (1.92%) LAN
2 1 (1.92%) VoIP
2 1 (1.92%) WAN
2 1 (1.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (23.08%) Legal
2 4 (7.69%) Law
3 3 (5.77%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 26 (50.00%) Analyst
2 19 (36.54%) Service Analyst
2 19 (36.54%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Help Desk Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) Desktop Support
5 6 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) IT Support
8 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Help Desk Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) IT Support Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) Desktop Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Applications Support Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Rollout Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Delivery Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Desktop Analyst
9 1 (1.92%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) OLE
1 1 (1.92%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.08%) Blackberry
2 7 (13.46%) CMDB
3 3 (5.77%) Thin Client
3 3 (5.77%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) EPoS
5 1 (1.92%) NHS
5 1 (1.92%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (76.92%) Windows 7
3 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (9.62%) Linux
5 5 (9.62%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.77%) UNIX
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) ITIL
2 5 (9.62%) Migration
3 4 (7.69%) Data Migration
3 4 (7.69%) Service Management
4 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.92%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) MCP
3 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) XenApp
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.85%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.92%) XenServer
5 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (23.08%) Citrix
3 7 (13.46%) Progress
4 6 (11.54%) VMware
5 5 (9.62%) Cisco
6 4 (7.69%) NetApp
7 2 (3.85%) HP
7 2 (3.85%) Dell
8 1 (1.92%) McAfee
8 1 (1.92%) Autodesk
8 1 (1.92%) Siemens
8 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.92%) LANDesk