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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 46 62 53
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 12 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.95% 0.55% 1.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.45% 2.00% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate £134 £160 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.40% -20.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £160 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £160 £257
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £175 £190
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £9.75 £15.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -4.64%
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
186 200 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 30.19% 27.55% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 90 68
Average daily rate £388 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 30
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +14 9 £150 -
Cambridge -5 2 - - 1
St Neots - 1 £118 -
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (84.62%) Active Directory
3 19 (73.08%) Windows 7
4 14 (53.85%) MS Office
5 13 (50.00%) ITIL
6 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
7 10 (38.46%) MS Excel
8 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
8 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
9 8 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (30.77%) MCSE
9 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
10 6 (23.08%) Windows 8
11 5 (19.23%) Application Packaging
11 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
11 5 (19.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (19.23%) DNS
11 5 (19.23%) Office 365
12 4 (15.38%) Cisco
12 4 (15.38%) Citrix
13 3 (11.54%) Symantec
13 3 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (11.54%) Altiris
13 3 (11.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 2 (7.69%) LAN
14 2 (7.69%) WAN
15 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
15 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
15 1 (3.85%) SLA

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 5 (19.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (53.85%) MS Office
2 10 (38.46%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) LAN
2 2 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Marketing
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) 1st Line Support
2 9 (34.62%) Desktop Support
3 6 (23.08%) Service Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Desktop Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support
6 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Support
7 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) Handset
2 1 (3.85%) Health Informatics
2 1 (3.85%) Informatics
2 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Windows 7
3 6 (23.08%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
1 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 8 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (30.77%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (84.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (11.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) Citrix
3 3 (11.54%) Altiris
3 3 (11.54%) Symantec
4 1 (3.85%) Apple
4 1 (3.85%) Avaya
4 1 (3.85%) Lotus
4 1 (3.85%) VMware