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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 47 27 43
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 9 39 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.20% 5.47% 2.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 25.32% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 5
Average daily rate
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£150 £320 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.12% +47.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £125 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £400 £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £225
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 5
Average hourly rate £10.13 £12.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.23 £10.20 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £15.82 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
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
99 154 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.25% 21.60% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 69 62
Average daily rate £328 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £441 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -25.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £20.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 July 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 29 July 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
4 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 13 (43.33%) MS Office
6 10 (33.33%) Citrix
7 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (20.00%) Windows 8
9 5 (16.67%) SLA
9 5 (16.67%) ITIL
9 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (13.33%) Service Management
10 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
10 4 (13.33%) VMware
11 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
11 3 (10.00%) Wireless
11 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
11 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
11 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
11 3 (10.00%) Progress
11 3 (10.00%) DHCP
11 3 (10.00%) DNS
11 3 (10.00%) Cisco
11 3 (10.00%) Thin Client
11 3 (10.00%) XenApp
11 3 (10.00%) Legal
11 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (10.00%) CMDB

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.00%) WorkSite
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 13 (43.33%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.67%) Vectorworks
3 2 (6.67%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) DHCP
1 3 (10.00%) DNS
1 3 (10.00%) Wireless
2 2 (6.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) LAN
2 2 (6.67%) VoIP
2 2 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (3.33%) ATM
3 1 (3.33%) Broadband
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) Intranet
3 1 (3.33%) 3G
3 1 (3.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
General
1 3 (10.00%) Legal
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Desktop Support
5 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Support
7 1 (3.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Implementation Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Services Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Service Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) CMDB
2 3 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) PDA
4 1 (3.33%) EPoS
4 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
6 2 (6.67%) Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Service Management
3 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) MCP
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.00%) XenApp
3 2 (6.67%) XenServer
3 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 2 (6.67%) Terminal Server
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (13.33%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) Progress
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) Dell
5 2 (6.67%) Autodesk
6 1 (3.33%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.33%) Siemens
6 1 (3.33%) McAfee