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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 66 39 41
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 20 53 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.57% 4.44% 3.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.46% 19.27% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 7
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£185 £195 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £124 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £265 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £187 £235
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -20.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.35 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.97% +9.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.05 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.28 £121.00 £14.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.81%
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
268 275 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.07% 23.01% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 107 65
Average daily rate £395 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.63% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 38
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.35 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.30% +5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £130.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 -26 11 £185 -28.84% 2
High Wycombe - - - - 2
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 22 (40.74%) Active Directory
4 19 (35.19%) ITIL
5 17 (31.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
7 15 (27.78%) Finance
7 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (24.07%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 13 (24.07%) Tivoli
8 13 (24.07%) VB
9 11 (20.37%) Citrix
10 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (16.67%) Build Automation
11 9 (16.67%) Software Testing
11 9 (16.67%) VMware
11 9 (16.67%) DNS
11 9 (16.67%) MS Office
11 9 (16.67%) ATM
12 8 (14.81%) DHCP
12 8 (14.81%) SCCM
12 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
13 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
13 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
13 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
14 6 (11.11%) Migration
14 6 (11.11%) Windows 2000
14 6 (11.11%) IIS
14 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
15 5 (9.26%) XenDesktop

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 7 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.11%) IIS
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.85%) CMS
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (16.67%) MS Office
2 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) ATM
1 9 (16.67%) DNS
2 8 (14.81%) DHCP
3 3 (5.56%) WAN
4 2 (3.70%) VPN
4 2 (3.70%) LAN
5 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.85%) Internet
General
1 15 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Military
2 1 (1.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Analyst
2 10 (18.52%) Support Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
4 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (12.96%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (12.96%) Service Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (9.26%) Desktop Support
7 4 (7.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Service Desk Engineer
9 2 (3.70%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (3.70%) Rollout Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Help Desk Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Desktop Support Specialist
10 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Manager
10 1 (1.85%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.41%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.41%) NHS
3 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) VLE
5 1 (1.85%) iPhone
5 1 (1.85%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 17 (31.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (11.11%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) ITIL
2 9 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 9 (16.67%) Build Automation
3 6 (11.11%) Migration
4 5 (9.26%) Change Management
4 5 (9.26%) Problem Management
4 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
5 4 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (7.41%) QMS
5 4 (7.41%) Data Migration
5 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.85%) Resource Management
7 1 (1.85%) Release Management
7 1 (1.85%) Information Management
7 1 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.85%) Change Control
7 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) VB
2 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.85%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) MCSE
3 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.85%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.26%) XenDesktop
3 4 (7.41%) VMware ESX
3 4 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (24.07%) Tivoli
1 13 (24.07%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 8 (14.81%) SCCM
3 3 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.37%) Citrix
3 9 (16.67%) VMware
4 4 (7.41%) AppSense
4 4 (7.41%) IBM
4 4 (7.41%) McAfee
4 4 (7.41%) HP
4 4 (7.41%) Dell
5 1 (1.85%) Apple