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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 30 37 47
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 7 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.14% 1.84% 1.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.53% 4.65% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate
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£163 £275 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.90% +103.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -71.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
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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
93 129 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 28.44% 39.57% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 64 46
Average daily rate £175 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.14% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £430 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.63 £11.50 £26.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.50 £48.00 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 27 November 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
3 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
4 6 (54.55%) ITIL
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
5 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 4 (36.36%) Citrix
5 4 (36.36%) Blackberry
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (27.27%) Apple
6 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
6 3 (27.27%) Nokia
6 3 (27.27%) Symantec
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (27.27%) VoIP
6 3 (27.27%) MS Office
6 3 (27.27%) VPN
6 3 (27.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (27.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
7 2 (18.18%) MOS
7 2 (18.18%) A+ Certification
7 2 (18.18%) MCSE
7 2 (18.18%) MCSA
7 2 (18.18%) MCP
7 2 (18.18%) UNIX

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
2 1 (9.09%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) VoIP
1 3 (27.27%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Service Analyst
2 5 (45.45%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (36.36%) Support Engineer
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix Support
5 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (18.18%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
5 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (9.09%) Network Support
6 1 (9.09%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Blackberry
2 3 (27.27%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) MOS
2 2 (18.18%) A+ Certification
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
2 2 (18.18%) MCSA
2 2 (18.18%) MCP
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (27.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Apple
3 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
3 3 (27.27%) Nokia
3 3 (27.27%) Symantec
4 2 (18.18%) Remedy
5 1 (9.09%) Lotus
5 1 (9.09%) VMware