The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Cambridge 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 41 26 42
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 2 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.55% 5.18% 2.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.17% 14.93% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 4
Average daily rate - £225 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +125.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £10.75 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £35.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
92 134 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.21% 34.72% 34.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 77
Average daily rate £375 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £150 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 39
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £40.00 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
Cambridgeshire

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (16.67%) 3G
5 1 (16.67%) Smartcard
5 1 (16.67%) Remedy
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (16.67%) NHS
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) MS Office
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) SMS
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) DNS

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (16.67%) 3G
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) SMS
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 2 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
1 1 (16.67%) Smartcard
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix