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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 55 50 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 12 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.40% 1.67% 2.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.45% 12.26% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £121 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £385 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £150 £175
% change year-on-year
+24.83% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.69 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -5.62%
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
142 106 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.57% 13.59% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 56 62
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 17
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (67.57%) Windows 7
3 21 (56.76%) MS Office
4 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
5 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
6 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
7 7 (18.92%) SLA
8 6 (16.22%) ITIL
9 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
9 5 (13.51%) Citrix
9 5 (13.51%) Blackberry
9 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (10.81%) Migration
11 3 (8.11%) Teradata
11 3 (8.11%) MS Access
11 3 (8.11%) SAS
11 3 (8.11%) LAN
11 3 (8.11%) WAN
11 3 (8.11%) SQL
11 3 (8.11%) VBA
11 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
11 3 (8.11%) MCTS
11 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
12 2 (5.41%) Avaya
12 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (5.41%) Cisco
12 2 (5.41%) MCSE
12 2 (5.41%) MCP

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (8.11%) SAS
4 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 21 (56.76%) MS Office
2 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) LAN
1 3 (8.11%) WAN
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) MS Access
2 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) Law
1 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Support Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (13.51%) Rollout Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (13.51%) Service Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (10.81%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Service Desk Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Desktop Support
6 3 (8.11%) Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) PC Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Database Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Migration Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.70%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (67.57%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) ITIL
2 4 (10.81%) Migration
3 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.70%) Change Management
4 1 (2.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
1 3 (8.11%) VBA
2 2 (5.41%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
1 3 (8.11%) MCTS
2 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) MCSE
2 2 (5.41%) MCP
3 1 (2.70%) MCDST
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.70%) CCNP
3 1 (2.70%) CCNA
3 1 (2.70%) ECDL
3 1 (2.70%) Dell Certification
3 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Netcool
1 1 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Citrix
3 3 (8.11%) Teradata
4 2 (5.41%) Avaya
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco
4 2 (5.41%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) Dell
5 1 (2.70%) EMC
5 1 (2.70%) McAfee
5 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
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