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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 57 59 39
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 18 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.00% 1.63% 1.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.23% 9.03% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 3
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£130 £320 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.37% +128.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £210
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.20 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £15.80 £16.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
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
176 144 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 19.56% 18.02% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 101 48
Average daily rate £375 £371 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% +19.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £18.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (90.32%) Windows 7
3 25 (80.65%) Active Directory
4 24 (77.42%) MS Office
5 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
6 12 (38.71%) VMware
7 10 (32.26%) Citrix
7 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (25.81%) SCCM
9 6 (19.35%) Windows 8
9 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (19.35%) SLA
9 6 (19.35%) Cisco
9 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
10 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
11 4 (12.90%) VMware ESX
11 4 (12.90%) ITIL
11 4 (12.90%) VPN
11 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (9.68%) BitLocker
12 3 (9.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (9.68%) XenApp
12 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
12 3 (9.68%) Lync
12 3 (9.68%) Fat Client
12 3 (9.68%) DNS
12 3 (9.68%) LAN
12 3 (9.68%) Symantec

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) Lync
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 24 (77.42%) MS Office
2 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) VPN
2 3 (9.68%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) LAN
2 3 (9.68%) WAN
3 2 (6.45%) Broadband
3 2 (6.45%) VoIP
3 2 (6.45%) Intranet
4 1 (3.23%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MSI
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Service Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Support Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Applications Packager
6 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
6 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.23%) Administrator
7 1 (3.23%) Field Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Fat Client
2 3 (9.68%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (90.32%) Windows 7
3 10 (32.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (19.35%) Windows 8
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) ITIL
2 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
2 2 (6.45%) Migration
3 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.23%) Service Management
3 1 (3.23%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) MCSE
1 1 (3.23%) MCSA
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.23%) MCITP
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) SLA
2 3 (9.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (80.65%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) VMware ESX
2 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) XenApp
3 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
3 3 (9.68%) BitLocker
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.45%) Xen
5 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (6.45%) ARCserve
3 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) VMware
3 10 (32.26%) Citrix
4 6 (19.35%) Cisco
5 3 (9.68%) Wyse
5 3 (9.68%) AppSense
5 3 (9.68%) CA
5 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
5 3 (9.68%) Symantec
6 2 (6.45%) Avaya
6 2 (6.45%) Adobe
7 1 (3.23%) Autodesk
7 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
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