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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 45 32 39
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 14 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.90% 4.43% 3.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.86% 20.86% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 10
Average daily rate
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£193 £165 £189
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -12.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £98 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £327 £257
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 11
Average hourly rate £11.88 £12.00 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% -14.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £17.02 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £13.98
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.39%
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
101 163 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.70% 21.22% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 67 91
Average daily rate £300 £320 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +28.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £25.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 4 September 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (46.43%) MS Office
5 12 (42.86%) Citrix
6 8 (28.57%) Blackberry
7 7 (25.00%) Legal
7 7 (25.00%) WorkSite
8 6 (21.43%) Finance
8 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (21.43%) Windows 8
8 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (17.86%) Law
10 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (14.29%) VMware
10 4 (14.29%) SLA
11 3 (10.71%) Cisco
11 3 (10.71%) ITIL
11 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
11 3 (10.71%) Wireless
12 2 (7.14%) Office 365
12 2 (7.14%) CMDB
12 2 (7.14%) Vectorworks
12 2 (7.14%) XenServer
12 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
12 2 (7.14%) Service Management
12 2 (7.14%) Terminal Server
12 2 (7.14%) Autodesk

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (25.00%) WorkSite
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) Vectorworks
2 2 (7.14%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Wireless
2 2 (7.14%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) VoIP
2 2 (7.14%) WAN
2 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.57%) VPN
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) Intranet
3 1 (3.57%) 3G
3 1 (3.57%) DHCP
3 1 (3.57%) NAS
3 1 (3.57%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (25.00%) Legal
2 6 (21.43%) Finance
3 5 (17.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) Service Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) IT Support
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Installations Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) CMDB
4 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) PDA
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 6 (21.43%) Windows 8
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.14%) Linux
5 2 (7.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
1 3 (10.71%) ITIL
2 2 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) MCP
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Terminal Server
2 2 (7.14%) XenServer
2 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (42.86%) Citrix
3 4 (14.29%) VMware
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco
5 2 (7.14%) Progress
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Dell
5 2 (7.14%) Autodesk
6 1 (3.57%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.57%) McAfee