The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 44 38 35
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% 0.63% 0.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.59% 2.67% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £150 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £194 £140
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +38.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £11.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.94 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+0.46% -0.46%
Windows XP
Cambridgeshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
63 75 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.94% 23.81% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 39 48
Average daily rate £300 £188 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 13
Average hourly rate £38.13 £46.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.11% +130.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £22.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £46.15 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Windows XP
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) MOS
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Remedy
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (25.00%) VLAN
1 1 (25.00%) VoIP
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MOS
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) VMware