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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 64 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 9 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.07% 1.38% 1.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.16% 8.11% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 3
Average daily rate £120 £125 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £188 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
146 148 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 17.28% 17.01% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 113 58
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 16
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £16.50 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016, 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
3 17 (62.96%) Windows 7
4 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 13 (48.15%) Internet
6 9 (33.33%) Citrix
6 9 (33.33%) ITIL
6 9 (33.33%) Windows 8
7 8 (29.63%) SLA
7 8 (29.63%) Dell
8 7 (25.93%) Incident Management
8 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
8 7 (25.93%) MS Office
8 7 (25.93%) Symantec
9 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
10 5 (18.52%) Adobe
10 5 (18.52%) Java
10 5 (18.52%) Windows 2000
10 5 (18.52%) IBM Notes
10 5 (18.52%) IBM Domino
10 5 (18.52%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (18.52%) Blackberry
10 5 (18.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (18.52%) Lotus
10 5 (18.52%) Apple
10 5 (18.52%) Acrobat
10 5 (18.52%) Windows Vista
10 5 (18.52%) Billing
10 5 (18.52%) Service Management

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (18.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (18.52%) IBM Domino
1 5 (18.52%) IBM Notes
2 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Office
2 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 5 (18.52%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) Internet
2 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.41%) DNS
3 2 (7.41%) LAN
3 2 (7.41%) VPN
3 2 (7.41%) WAN
General
1 5 (18.52%) Billing
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) 1st Line Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (14.81%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Deskside Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Deskside Support
3 4 (14.81%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Service Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Blackberry
1 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.81%) Driving Licence
3 2 (7.41%) Fat Client
3 2 (7.41%) Thin Client
3 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Windows 7
3 9 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
4 5 (18.52%) Windows 2000
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Vista
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Incident Management
3 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
3 5 (18.52%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Change Control
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Software Distribution
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (70.37%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) BitLocker
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) XenApp
2 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 9 (33.33%) Citrix
3 8 (29.63%) Dell
4 7 (25.93%) Symantec
5 5 (18.52%) Adobe
5 5 (18.52%) Apple
5 5 (18.52%) Lotus
6 2 (7.41%) AppSense
6 2 (7.41%) Becrypt
6 2 (7.41%) CA
6 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco
6 2 (7.41%) Polycom
6 2 (7.41%) VMware
6 2 (7.41%) Wyse
7 1 (3.70%) HP