The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 26 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 2.63% 3.39% 5.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.41% 9.09% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£678 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £199 £150 £165
% change year-on-year
+32.66% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £23.00 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
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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 Cheltenham region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
54 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 35.53% 37.29% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 11
Average daily rate £450 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £115 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £390 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.75 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -48.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.80 £30.35 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) AIX
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) MCSA
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) WinRunner
4 1 (20.00%) TestDirector
4 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (20.00%) Veritas

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) WinRunner
1 1 (20.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) Technology Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) MCSA
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) MCTS
2 1 (20.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Netcool
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee