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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 25 32 36
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 32 20 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.41% 3.42% 2.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.88% 16.39% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 0
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£123 £151 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £140 £198
% change year-on-year
+33.92% -29.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £9.75 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -15.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.70 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.85 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.14% -4.34%
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
134 122 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.64% 20.89% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 72 37
Average daily rate £360 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.21% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £33.25 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (70.69%) Windows 7
3 32 (55.17%) Active Directory
4 31 (53.45%) MS Office
5 20 (34.48%) Blackberry
6 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
7 13 (22.41%) Legal
7 13 (22.41%) Citrix
7 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
9 9 (15.52%) Migration
10 8 (13.79%) Back Office
10 8 (13.79%) Lotus
10 8 (13.79%) Symantec
10 8 (13.79%) ITIL
10 8 (13.79%) Java
10 8 (13.79%) IBM Notes
11 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
11 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (12.07%) Law
11 7 (12.07%) Banking
11 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (10.34%) Windows 8
12 6 (10.34%) SCCM
12 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
13 5 (8.62%) VMware
13 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (6.90%) Data Migration

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (13.79%) IBM Notes
2 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.90%) WorkSite
4 1 (1.72%) Lync
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 31 (53.45%) MS Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.17%) VoIP
3 1 (1.72%) WAN
3 1 (1.72%) DHCP
3 1 (1.72%) DNS
3 1 (1.72%) ATM
3 1 (1.72%) LAN
3 1 (1.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
1 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (22.41%) Legal
2 8 (13.79%) Back Office
3 7 (12.07%) Law
3 7 (12.07%) Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Finance
5 1 (1.72%) Electronics
5 1 (1.72%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (46.55%) Analyst
2 16 (27.59%) Service Analyst
2 16 (27.59%) Service Desk Analyst
3 14 (24.14%) Desktop Support
4 12 (20.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (18.97%) Support Analyst
6 10 (17.24%) Desktop Analyst
6 10 (17.24%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 7 (12.07%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Rollout Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Senior Technician
9 2 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Support Technician
10 1 (1.72%) Team Leader
10 1 (1.72%) Senior Support Analyst
10 1 (1.72%) Desktop Support Technician
10 1 (1.72%) Applications Support Engineer
10 1 (1.72%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) OLE
1 1 (1.72%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (34.48%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.90%) CMDB
3 3 (5.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) NHS
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) FMCG
4 1 (1.72%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (70.69%) Windows 7
3 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (10.34%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.17%) UNIX
6 3 (5.17%) Linux
6 3 (5.17%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Vista
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.52%) Migration
2 8 (13.79%) ITIL
3 4 (6.90%) Data Migration
4 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.72%) Workflow
5 1 (1.72%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.72%) Project Planning
5 1 (1.72%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.72%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.79%) Java
2 3 (5.17%) SQL
3 1 (1.72%) VB
3 1 (1.72%) PHP
3 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.72%) CCNA
2 1 (1.72%) MCP
2 1 (1.72%) MCSE
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) SCCM
2 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.41%) Citrix
3 8 (13.79%) Lotus
3 8 (13.79%) Symantec
4 5 (8.62%) VMware
5 4 (6.90%) NetApp
5 4 (6.90%) Progress
5 4 (6.90%) Cisco
6 1 (1.72%) HP
6 1 (1.72%) Dell
6 1 (1.72%) Nokia
6 1 (1.72%) LANDesk