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 29 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 57 36 53
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 14 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.61% 2.61% 2.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.33% 17.58% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 7
Average daily rate
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£223 £140 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.92% -37.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £140 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -41.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.85 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £16.14 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -3.50%
Windows XP
South West

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
150 91 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 17.26% 14.87% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 43 70
Average daily rate £375 £320 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +21.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £397 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -48.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £27.94 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 August 2014, 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 13 (54.17%) MS Office
3 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (25.00%) Cisco
4 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (25.00%) EMC
4 6 (25.00%) ITIL
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
6 4 (16.67%) vSphere
6 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (16.67%) Economics
6 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (16.67%) Netcool
6 4 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (16.67%) Project Management
6 4 (16.67%) Change Management
7 3 (12.50%) VMware
7 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
7 3 (12.50%) Apple
7 3 (12.50%) Citrix
7 3 (12.50%) DNS
7 3 (12.50%) DHCP
7 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (54.17%) MS Office
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) DNS
1 3 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (8.33%) SAN
2 2 (8.33%) Wireless
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
3 1 (4.17%) LAN
3 1 (4.17%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) MS Access
General
1 1 (4.17%) Law
1 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Support Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Project Delivery Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Data Centre Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Data Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Economics
2 3 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) PDA
3 1 (4.17%) iPad
3 1 (4.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 4 (16.67%) Project Management
2 4 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) CRM
4 1 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
1 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) MCITP
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) vSphere
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Netcool
1 4 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) Cisco
2 6 (25.00%) EMC
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Apple
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (8.33%) Meru Networks
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Juniper
4 2 (8.33%) Symantec
5 1 (4.17%) Teradata
5 1 (4.17%) Sophos
5 1 (4.17%) CA
5 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) Avaya
5 1 (4.17%) LANDesk
5 1 (4.17%) Capita
5 1 (4.17%) Becrypt
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