The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Birmingham 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 25 42 35
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 39 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.47% 2.81% 3.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.32% 14.17% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 12
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£320 £218 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.12% +45.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £213
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.60 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.82 £16.50 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
154 120 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.60% 19.80% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 62 51
Average daily rate £320 £305 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +40.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £167 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 14
Average hourly rate £12.25 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows XP
West Midlands

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (84.62%) Windows 7
3 26 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
5 13 (25.00%) DNS
5 13 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
6 12 (23.08%) DHCP
7 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
7 10 (19.23%) MS Office
8 9 (17.31%) Citrix
8 9 (17.31%) SAN
9 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (9.62%) Windows 2000
10 5 (9.62%) ITIL
10 5 (9.62%) VPN
10 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (9.62%) Windows Vista
11 4 (7.69%) Application Packaging
11 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (7.69%) VMware
11 4 (7.69%) LAN
11 4 (7.69%) HP
11 4 (7.69%) Blackberry
12 3 (5.77%) Symantec
12 3 (5.77%) C
12 3 (5.77%) Legal
12 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (5.77%) XenApp
12 3 (5.77%) Banking

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.85%) WorkSite
3 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (19.23%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.00%) DNS
2 12 (23.08%) DHCP
3 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
4 9 (17.31%) SAN
5 5 (9.62%) VPN
6 4 (7.69%) LAN
7 2 (3.85%) WAN
7 2 (3.85%) Firewall
7 2 (3.85%) Wireless
8 1 (1.92%) Broadband
8 1 (1.92%) VoIP
8 1 (1.92%) 3G
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MSI
General
1 3 (5.77%) Legal
1 3 (5.77%) Banking
2 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.85%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Analyst
2 11 (21.15%) Support Engineer
3 10 (19.23%) 1st Line Support
4 9 (17.31%) Support Analyst
5 8 (15.38%) Desktop Support
6 6 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (11.54%) Administrator
7 5 (9.62%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (9.62%) IT Support
8 4 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (7.69%) Rollout Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Customer Support Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Service Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (7.69%) Project Manager
8 4 (7.69%) Customer Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Field Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Hardware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.85%) DCOM
3 1 (1.92%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.85%) NHS
2 2 (3.85%) Firmware
2 2 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) PDA
3 1 (1.92%) FMCG
3 1 (1.92%) iPad
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (84.62%) Windows 7
3 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Vista
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.62%) Windows 2000
5 3 (5.77%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.85%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.62%) ITIL
2 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (3.85%) Business Transformation
3 2 (3.85%) Software Distribution
3 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
3 2 (3.85%) ERP
3 2 (3.85%) Project Management
3 2 (3.85%) Fund Management
3 2 (3.85%) Wealth Management
4 1 (1.92%) Data Entry
4 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (1.92%) High Availability
4 1 (1.92%) Service Management
4 1 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (1.92%) Supplier Management
4 1 (1.92%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) MCITP
1 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) XenApp
4 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
1 2 (3.85%) WMI
1 2 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.92%) DameWare
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.31%) Citrix
3 4 (7.69%) HP
3 4 (7.69%) VMware
4 3 (5.77%) Symantec
5 2 (3.85%) Meru Networks
5 2 (3.85%) Compaq
5 2 (3.85%) EMC
5 2 (3.85%) Lotus
5 2 (3.85%) Apple
5 2 (3.85%) Juniper
5 2 (3.85%) NetApp
6 1 (1.92%) Siemens
6 1 (1.92%) Sun
6 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.92%) IBM
6 1 (1.92%) Capita
6 1 (1.92%) LANDesk
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