The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 Cambridgeshire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 48 45 25
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 22 19 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.70% 2.69% 5.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.13% 10.50% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Average daily rate
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£135 £350 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.42% +42.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £256 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £364 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £210 £225
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 32
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.75 £14.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -2.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.50 £40.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
241 181 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 29.57% 25.60% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 59 97
Average daily rate £330 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £208 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 43 84
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.84 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows XP
East of England

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 31 July 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 +10 13 £150 -30.23%
Cambridge -10 6 £120 - 5
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 23 (67.65%) Active Directory
3 20 (58.82%) Windows 7
4 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (38.24%) ITIL
6 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
8 9 (26.47%) Mac OS X
9 8 (23.53%) HP
10 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
10 7 (20.59%) VBScript
10 7 (20.59%) VB
10 7 (20.59%) VMware
10 7 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (17.65%) VoIP
11 6 (17.65%) Cisco
12 5 (14.71%) Migration
12 5 (14.71%) Windows Vista
12 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
13 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (11.76%) SCCM
13 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (11.76%) DNS
13 4 (11.76%) DHCP
14 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
14 3 (8.82%) Citrix
14 3 (8.82%) Blackberry
15 2 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 2 (5.88%) Windows 8

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
1 7 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 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 4 (11.76%) DHCP
2 4 (11.76%) DNS
3 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.88%) VPN
4 2 (5.88%) SMS
5 1 (2.94%) SAN
5 1 (2.94%) Internet
5 1 (2.94%) 3G
5 1 (2.94%) Firewall
5 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.94%) Wireless
5 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%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (2.94%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Service Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support
4 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) IT Support
6 2 (5.88%) Desktop Technician
6 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Technician
6 2 (5.88%) Support Technician
7 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Applications Packager
7 1 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.94%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Implementation Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) HTML
1 1 (2.94%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.88%) NHS
2 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.94%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (58.82%) Windows 7
3 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (26.47%) Mac OS X
6 5 (14.71%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.88%) UNIX
7 2 (5.88%) Linux
7 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.94%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Migration
3 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.94%) Software Distribution
4 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.94%) Validation
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%) MCP
1 2 (5.88%) MCSE
1 2 (5.88%) MCSA
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.88%) A+ Certification
1 2 (5.88%) MOS
1 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (67.65%) 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 4 (11.76%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 8 (23.53%) HP
3 7 (20.59%) VMware
4 6 (17.65%) Cisco
5 3 (8.82%) Citrix
6 2 (5.88%) Nokia
6 2 (5.88%) Apple
6 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.88%) Symantec
6 2 (5.88%) Remedy
6 2 (5.88%) AppSense
7 1 (2.94%) Lotus
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