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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 28 39 41
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 37 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.84% 3.33% 2.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.64% 15.17% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 8
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£221 £218 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% +45.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 3
Average hourly rate £12.13 £13.99 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.31% -6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.53 £16.65 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -3.50%
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
171 145 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.35% 21.97% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 91 55
Average daily rate £320 £293 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.40% +9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.98 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.06% -37.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (85.96%) Windows 7
3 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
4 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
5 13 (22.81%) MS Office
5 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
6 12 (21.05%) MS Exchange
6 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
7 11 (19.30%) DNS
8 10 (17.54%) DHCP
9 9 (15.79%) Citrix
9 9 (15.79%) SAN
10 7 (12.28%) Blackberry
10 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (10.53%) SCCM
11 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (10.53%) ITIL
12 5 (8.77%) Windows 2000
12 5 (8.77%) HP
12 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (8.77%) Windows Vista
12 5 (8.77%) VMware
13 4 (7.02%) Migration
13 4 (7.02%) Application Packaging
13 4 (7.02%) Banking
13 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (7.02%) IBM Notes
13 4 (7.02%) Symantec
13 4 (7.02%) Lotus
14 3 (5.26%) XenApp

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.02%) IBM Notes
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.51%) WorkSite
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 13 (22.81%) MS Office
1 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
2 11 (19.30%) DNS
3 10 (17.54%) DHCP
4 9 (15.79%) SAN
5 3 (5.26%) LAN
6 2 (3.51%) VPN
6 2 (3.51%) Wireless
7 1 (1.75%) 3G
7 1 (1.75%) VoIP
7 1 (1.75%) WAN
7 1 (1.75%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MSI
General
1 4 (7.02%) Banking
2 3 (5.26%) Legal
3 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Back Office
4 1 (1.75%) Finance
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Desktop Support
2 12 (21.05%) Support Analyst
3 11 (19.30%) Support Engineer
4 10 (17.54%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (12.28%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (12.28%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (12.28%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Administrator
7 5 (8.77%) Service Analyst
7 5 (8.77%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (7.02%) Customer Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
8 4 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (7.02%) Windows Administrator
8 4 (7.02%) Customer Support Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) IT Support
9 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Rollout Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) Application Packaging
2 2 (3.51%) DCOM
3 1 (1.75%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.51%) Clustering
2 2 (3.51%) PDA
2 2 (3.51%) NHS
2 2 (3.51%) Firmware
3 1 (1.75%) FMCG
3 1 (1.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (85.96%) Windows 7
3 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Vista
5 5 (8.77%) Windows 2000
6 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.51%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.53%) ITIL
2 4 (7.02%) Migration
3 3 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2
4 2 (3.51%) Project Management
4 2 (3.51%) Fund Management
4 2 (3.51%) Wealth Management
4 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (3.51%) Business Transformation
4 2 (3.51%) Software Distribution
4 2 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.75%) Data Entry
5 1 (1.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (1.75%) Service Management
5 1 (1.75%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.75%) Supplier Management
5 1 (1.75%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) C
1 2 (3.51%) Java
2 1 (1.75%) VB
2 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.51%) MCITP
3 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.26%) XenApp
4 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.51%) WMI
3 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.75%) DameWare
Vendors
1 20 (35.09%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.79%) Citrix
3 5 (8.77%) HP
3 5 (8.77%) VMware
4 4 (7.02%) Lotus
4 4 (7.02%) Symantec
5 2 (3.51%) EMC
5 2 (3.51%) Apple
5 2 (3.51%) LANDesk
5 2 (3.51%) Meru Networks
5 2 (3.51%) Compaq
5 2 (3.51%) Juniper
5 2 (3.51%) NetApp
6 1 (1.75%) Nokia
6 1 (1.75%) Dell
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
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