The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 50 54 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 20 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.18% 1.53% 2.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.43% 9.03% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 2
Average daily rate
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£128 £223 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.69% +58.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £180 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 10
Average hourly rate £18.75 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.40 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £15.60 £16.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.48 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -2.00%
Windows XP
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Operating Systems Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
175 144 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.04% 16.92% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 112 43
Average daily rate £370 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.50 £27.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Bristol region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Bristol region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (91.43%) Windows 7
3 27 (77.14%) MS Office
3 27 (77.14%) Active Directory
4 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
5 11 (31.43%) VMware
6 10 (28.57%) Citrix
6 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (25.71%) SLA
8 7 (20.00%) SCCM
8 7 (20.00%) Windows 8
9 6 (17.14%) Cisco
9 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
9 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (11.43%) VMware ESX
11 4 (11.43%) ITIL
11 4 (11.43%) VPN
12 3 (8.57%) DNS
12 3 (8.57%) LAN
12 3 (8.57%) Internet
12 3 (8.57%) Symantec
12 3 (8.57%) WAN
12 3 (8.57%) CA
12 3 (8.57%) Thin Client
12 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
12 3 (8.57%) AppSense

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Lync
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 27 (77.14%) MS Office
2 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) VPN
2 3 (8.57%) DNS
2 3 (8.57%) Internet
2 3 (8.57%) LAN
2 3 (8.57%) WAN
3 2 (5.71%) Broadband
3 2 (5.71%) VoIP
3 2 (5.71%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Team Leader
4 5 (14.29%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support
5 3 (8.57%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) ICT Support Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Service Desk Supervisor
7 1 (2.86%) IT Support
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Fat Client
2 3 (8.57%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (91.43%) Windows 7
3 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.43%) ITIL
2 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.86%) Service Management
3 1 (2.86%) ITSM
3 1 (2.86%) Migration
3 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) MCSE
1 1 (2.86%) MCSA
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.86%) MCITP
1 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (25.71%) SLA
2 3 (8.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (77.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) VMware ESX
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.57%) XenApp
3 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
3 3 (8.57%) BitLocker
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.71%) Xen
5 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (5.71%) ARCserve
3 2 (5.71%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (31.43%) VMware
3 10 (28.57%) Citrix
4 6 (17.14%) Cisco
5 3 (8.57%) Wyse
5 3 (8.57%) AppSense
5 3 (8.57%) CA
5 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.57%) Symantec
6 2 (5.71%) Avaya
6 2 (5.71%) Adobe
7 1 (2.86%) Autodesk
7 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow