The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 38 40 56
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 54 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 4.44% 3.17% 2.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.15% 16.17% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 4
Average daily rate £190 £225 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +63.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £129 £97
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £350 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £186 £235 £240
% change year-on-year
-20.92% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 13
Average hourly rate £15.35 £14.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.64% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £12.95 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £121.00 £14.10 £14.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £13.80
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -0.36%
Operating Systems Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
282 167 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 23.19% 19.62% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 65 120
Average daily rate £275 £263 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 51
Average hourly rate £15.35 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.86% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £130.00 £27.50 £17.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
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Last Year
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Milton Keynes -6 35 £260 +11.82% 1
High Wycombe +3 8 £115 -14.81% 1
Aylesbury - 3 - - 1
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (68.18%) Windows 7
3 51 (46.36%) Active Directory
4 49 (44.55%) Microsoft
5 37 (33.64%) ITIL
6 36 (32.73%) MS Office
7 35 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (23.64%) Citrix
9 23 (20.91%) MS Exchange
10 22 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (16.36%) Remedy
11 18 (16.36%) Migration
12 17 (15.45%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (14.55%) Blackberry
14 14 (12.73%) VMware
14 14 (12.73%) MS Excel
15 12 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (10.91%) VB
16 11 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (10.00%) Security Cleared
17 10 (9.09%) TCP/IP
17 10 (9.09%) Windows Vista
18 9 (8.18%) SCCM
18 9 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2003
18 9 (8.18%) Hyper-V
19 8 (7.27%) Wise Package Studio
19 8 (7.27%) Microsoft App-V
19 8 (7.27%) Finance
19 8 (7.27%) SC Cleared
19 8 (7.27%) Application Packaging

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 23 (20.91%) MS Exchange
2 17 (15.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.82%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.91%) IIS
7 1 (0.91%) Lync
7 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 36 (32.73%) MS Office
2 14 (12.73%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (5.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 8 (7.27%) VPN
3 5 (4.55%) Firewall
4 4 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (3.64%) 3G
4 4 (3.64%) Broadband
4 4 (3.64%) LAN
4 4 (3.64%) WAN
5 3 (2.73%) DHCP
5 3 (2.73%) DNS
6 2 (1.82%) Internet
6 2 (1.82%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.82%) SMS
6 2 (1.82%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.91%) ADSL
7 1 (0.91%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.91%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (7.27%) MSI
1 8 (7.27%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.91%) NUnit
2 1 (0.91%) Moq
General
1 8 (7.27%) Finance
1 8 (7.27%) French Language
1 8 (7.27%) German Language
2 4 (3.64%) Spanish Language
2 4 (3.64%) Retail
3 3 (2.73%) Marketing
4 2 (1.82%) Legal
4 2 (1.82%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (48.18%) Analyst
2 26 (23.64%) Service Analyst
2 26 (23.64%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (14.55%) Help Desk Analyst
4 15 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (13.64%) Support Analyst
5 13 (11.82%) Applications Packager
6 9 (8.18%) Help Desk Support
7 6 (5.45%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (4.55%) Service Manager
8 5 (4.55%) Service Desk Manager
8 5 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) Exchange Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Service Desk Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Help Desk Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Team Leader
9 4 (3.64%) Migration Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Support Engineer
10 3 (2.73%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.27%) WSH
1 8 (7.27%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.91%) StructureMap
2 1 (0.91%) NHibernate
2 1 (0.91%) .NET
2 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.55%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.45%) iPhone
3 4 (3.64%) PDA
4 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.91%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (0.91%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 110 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (68.18%) Windows 7
3 35 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 5 (4.55%) Windows 2000
6 5 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.91%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.64%) ITIL
2 18 (16.36%) Migration
3 7 (6.36%) Email Migration
4 3 (2.73%) Asset Management
5 2 (1.82%) Incident Management
5 2 (1.82%) Service Delivery
5 2 (1.82%) ITIL V3
6 1 (0.91%) Scrum
6 1 (0.91%) MVC
6 1 (0.91%) Service Management
6 1 (0.91%) Time Management
6 1 (0.91%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.91%) VB
2 6 (5.45%) SQL
3 5 (4.55%) VBScript
3 5 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.91%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 11 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (7.27%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.36%) MCP
5 5 (4.55%) MCSE
6 3 (2.73%) MCITP
7 2 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.91%) Degree
8 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.91%) MCSA
8 1 (0.91%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (46.36%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.18%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.82%) XenApp
5 2 (1.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (8.18%) SCCM
2 7 (6.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (4.55%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.91%) Plesk
4 1 (0.91%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.91%) DameWare
4 1 (0.91%) OpenView
4 1 (0.91%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 49 (44.55%) Microsoft
2 26 (23.64%) Citrix
3 18 (16.36%) Remedy
4 14 (12.73%) VMware
5 6 (5.45%) BMC
5 6 (5.45%) HP
6 4 (3.64%) Dell
6 4 (3.64%) Cisco
7 3 (2.73%) Oracle
8 2 (1.82%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.82%) Lotus
8 2 (1.82%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.91%) Symantec
9 1 (0.91%) AppSense
9 1 (0.91%) Iron Mountain
9 1 (0.91%) SAP
9 1 (0.91%) CA
9 1 (0.91%) Veritas
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