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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 55 49 47
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 16 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.04% 1.88% 3.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.00% 6.11% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 6
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£163 £218 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.28% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £172 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £264 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £194 £150 £163
% change year-on-year
+29.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 13
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.79
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -8.70%
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
200 180 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 25.51% 30.72% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 91 82
Average daily rate £190 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £175 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 28 52
Average hourly rate £36.75 £14.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.44% -58.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £37.50
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 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 22 December 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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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
Cambridge +3 7 £163 -40.90% 2
Peterborough -4 7 £184 +15.00% 1
Chatteris - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (82.76%) Windows 7
3 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
4 13 (44.83%) ITIL
5 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
6 10 (34.48%) MS Exchange
7 7 (24.14%) MS Office
8 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (17.24%) SLA
9 5 (17.24%) Citrix
9 5 (17.24%) Finance
9 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (13.79%) Cisco
10 4 (13.79%) Symantec
10 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
11 3 (10.34%) LAN
11 3 (10.34%) WAN
11 3 (10.34%) VPN
11 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
11 3 (10.34%) Windows Vista
11 3 (10.34%) SCCM
12 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
12 2 (6.90%) VoIP
12 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (6.90%) Nokia
12 2 (6.90%) Mac OS X
12 2 (6.90%) Apple
12 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
12 2 (6.90%) Remedy
12 2 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 10 (34.48%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.45%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) LAN
1 3 (10.34%) WAN
1 3 (10.34%) VPN
2 2 (6.90%) VoIP
3 1 (3.45%) DHCP
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) Wireless
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Support Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Service Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Desktop Support
4 4 (13.79%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix Support
4 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) IT Support
5 3 (10.34%) Desktop Technician
5 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Technician
6 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Deskside Support
7 1 (3.45%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (82.76%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Vista
5 2 (6.90%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.45%) UNIX
6 1 (3.45%) Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.90%) Service Management
4 1 (3.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) MOS
2 1 (3.45%) MCP
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Citrix
3 4 (13.79%) Symantec
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) Nokia
4 2 (6.90%) Apple
4 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.90%) Remedy
4 2 (6.90%) Sophos
5 1 (3.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) Juniper
5 1 (3.45%) HP