The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 56 56 30
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 12 11 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.57% 1.45% 4.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.74% 5.76% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Average daily rate
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£144 £180 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.13% -43.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £172 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £208 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £188 £225
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 21
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £9.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £16.10 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-0.18% -5.26%
Windows XP
East of England

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

Operating Systems Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
209 191 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 27.39% 25.20% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 72 97
Average daily rate £300 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 32 75
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.15 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.19% -8.82%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Peterborough +12 8 £150 -16.66% 3
Cambridge -10 2 £126 -
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (73.53%) Active Directory
3 23 (67.65%) Windows 7
4 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (32.35%) ITIL
7 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
8 8 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (20.59%) VBScript
9 7 (20.59%) VB
9 7 (20.59%) Cisco
9 7 (20.59%) VMware
10 6 (17.65%) Mac OS X
10 6 (17.65%) VoIP
11 5 (14.71%) HP
11 5 (14.71%) Migration
11 5 (14.71%) Windows Vista
11 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
12 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (11.76%) Blackberry
12 4 (11.76%) Citrix
13 3 (8.82%) DHCP
13 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
13 3 (8.82%) VPN
13 3 (8.82%) DNS
13 3 (8.82%) SLA
13 3 (8.82%) Apple

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 9 (26.47%) MS Exchange
2 8 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Office
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) VoIP
2 3 (8.82%) DHCP
2 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.82%) VPN
2 3 (8.82%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) SMS
3 1 (2.94%) SAN
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) Wireless
3 1 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MSI
1 2 (5.88%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.94%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.94%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Service Analyst
2 9 (26.47%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Developer
4 4 (11.76%) IT Support
4 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 4 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Technician
6 2 (5.88%) Desktop Technician
6 2 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.88%) Support Technician
7 1 (2.94%) VB Developer
7 1 (2.94%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) NHS
4 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (67.65%) Windows 7
3 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (17.65%) Mac OS X
6 5 (14.71%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.88%) Linux
7 2 (5.88%) UNIX
8 1 (2.94%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Migration
3 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.94%) Validation
4 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.94%) Software Distribution
4 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) VBScript
1 7 (20.59%) VB
2 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) MOS
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.88%) A+ Certification
1 2 (5.88%) MCP
1 2 (5.88%) MCSE
1 2 (5.88%) MCSA
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (73.53%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (8.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 3 (8.82%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Cisco
2 7 (20.59%) VMware
3 5 (14.71%) HP
4 4 (11.76%) Citrix
5 3 (8.82%) Apple
5 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.82%) Nokia
5 3 (8.82%) Symantec
5 3 (8.82%) Remedy
6 2 (5.88%) AppSense
7 1 (2.94%) Lotus