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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 28 36 31
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 31 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.84% 3.13% 4.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.20% 15.04% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 2
Average daily rate
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£200 £160 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -50.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £146 £225
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.75 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.15 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £24.90 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £13.74
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +1.89%
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
123 113 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.22% 20.77% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 57 43
Average daily rate £300 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £131 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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 6 March 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 6 March 2015.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 34 (60.71%) Active Directory
4 32 (57.14%) MS Office
5 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
6 17 (30.36%) Blackberry
7 14 (25.00%) Legal
8 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (21.43%) Citrix
10 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 8 (14.29%) ITIL
10 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 7 (12.50%) Law
12 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (10.71%) VMware
12 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (8.93%) Symantec
13 5 (8.93%) Migration
13 5 (8.93%) Back Office
13 5 (8.93%) Progress
13 5 (8.93%) IBM Notes
13 5 (8.93%) Java
13 5 (8.93%) SQL
13 5 (8.93%) Lotus
13 5 (8.93%) Banking
13 5 (8.93%) CMDB
13 5 (8.93%) WorkSite
14 4 (7.14%) SCCM
14 4 (7.14%) Data Migration

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.93%) IBM Notes
3 5 (8.93%) WorkSite
4 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.79%) Lync
Applications
1 32 (57.14%) MS Office
2 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.36%) DNS
2 3 (5.36%) DHCP
3 2 (3.57%) NetScaler
3 2 (3.57%) ATM
3 2 (3.57%) VoIP
4 1 (1.79%) WAN
4 1 (1.79%) LAN
4 1 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 14 (25.00%) Legal
2 7 (12.50%) Law
3 5 (8.93%) Back Office
3 5 (8.93%) Banking
4 3 (5.36%) Finance
5 2 (3.57%) Electronics
6 1 (1.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (42.86%) Analyst
2 16 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 16 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (23.21%) Desktop Support
4 10 (17.86%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
6 7 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 7 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 7 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Senior Technician
9 2 (3.57%) Help Desk Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 1 (1.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 1 (1.79%) Applications Support
10 1 (1.79%) 3rd Line Support
10 1 (1.79%) Support Technician
10 1 (1.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 1 (1.79%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) OLE
1 1 (1.79%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) Blackberry
2 5 (8.93%) CMDB
3 2 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.79%) EPoS
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 13 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.36%) UNIX
6 3 (5.36%) Linux
6 3 (5.36%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.29%) ITIL
2 5 (8.93%) Migration
3 4 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 3 (5.36%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.57%) Service Management
6 1 (1.79%) Workflow
6 1 (1.79%) Logistics
6 1 (1.79%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) Java
1 5 (8.93%) SQL
2 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.79%) Degree
2 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.79%) MCP
2 1 (1.79%) MCSE
2 1 (1.79%) CCNA
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.57%) XenApp
3 2 (3.57%) Terminal Server
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.43%) Citrix
3 6 (10.71%) VMware
4 5 (8.93%) Progress
4 5 (8.93%) Lotus
4 5 (8.93%) Symantec
5 4 (7.14%) Cisco
5 4 (7.14%) NetApp
6 1 (1.79%) Siemens
6 1 (1.79%) Business Objects
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