The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 56 23 42
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 40 63 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.08% 6.02% 3.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.82% 26.03% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 2
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£253 £238 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.31% +125.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £104 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £337 £109
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £150 £165
% change year-on-year
+32.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Windows XP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
312 242 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 24.02% 23.11% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 99 29
Average daily rate £290 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £120 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 29 December 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
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 29 December 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -25 32 £225 -6.25% 2
High Wycombe -4 1 - -
Marlow - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 27 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
5 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (31.75%) ITIL
6 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (23.81%) VB
7 15 (23.81%) Finance
8 14 (22.22%) MS Office
9 13 (20.63%) Tivoli
9 13 (20.63%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
10 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
11 10 (15.87%) Migration
11 10 (15.87%) ATM
11 10 (15.87%) Software Testing
11 10 (15.87%) PowerShell
12 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
12 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (14.29%) Build Automation
12 9 (14.29%) Citrix
12 9 (14.29%) VMware
13 7 (11.11%) SCCM
14 6 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (9.52%) IIS
15 5 (7.94%) MS Exchange
15 5 (7.94%) DHCP
15 5 (7.94%) DNS
15 5 (7.94%) HP

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 6 (9.52%) IIS
2 5 (7.94%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (22.22%) MS Office
2 11 (17.46%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) ATM
2 5 (7.94%) DHCP
2 5 (7.94%) DNS
3 4 (6.35%) LAN
4 3 (4.76%) VPN
4 3 (4.76%) WAN
5 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.59%) Wireless
6 1 (1.59%) Internet
6 1 (1.59%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MSI
2 1 (1.59%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.59%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Military
2 1 (1.59%) Banking
2 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (34.92%) Analyst
2 11 (17.46%) Service Analyst
2 11 (17.46%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (12.70%) Technical Specialist
3 8 (12.70%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.94%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (6.35%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Architect
7 3 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.17%) Field Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) IT Support
8 2 (3.17%) Field Support Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) JSP
1 1 (1.59%) WSH
1 1 (1.59%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Client/Server
1 4 (6.35%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.17%) VLE
2 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.35%) Windows 8
6 4 (6.35%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) ITIL
2 10 (15.87%) Migration
2 10 (15.87%) Software Testing
3 9 (14.29%) Build Automation
4 5 (7.94%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (6.35%) Problem Management
5 4 (6.35%) QMS
5 4 (6.35%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.76%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) Change Management
7 2 (3.17%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.17%) Test Strategy
8 1 (1.59%) Software Distribution
8 1 (1.59%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (1.59%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.59%) Compatibility Testing
8 1 (1.59%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) VB
2 10 (15.87%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.17%) VBScript
4 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.35%) MCSE
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.17%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.35%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (20.63%) Tivoli
1 13 (20.63%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 7 (11.11%) SCCM
3 3 (4.76%) SCOM
4 2 (3.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.29%) Citrix
2 9 (14.29%) VMware
3 5 (7.94%) AppSense
3 5 (7.94%) HP
4 4 (6.35%) Dell
4 4 (6.35%) IBM
4 4 (6.35%) McAfee
5 3 (4.76%) Remedy
6 1 (1.59%) Epicor