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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 37 39 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1 1 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.31% 0.31% 5.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.23% 1.25% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate
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£160 - £213
UK excluding London average daily rate £164 £170 £225
% change year-on-year
-3.67% -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.62
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +2.82%
Windows XP
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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
81 80 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 24.92% 24.77% 36.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 37 39
Average daily rate £325 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £307
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 33
Average hourly rate £17.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.42% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £46.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 21 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
5 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) Lync
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Service Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
3 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix Support
4 1 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
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