The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset 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 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 24 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 5 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.43% 3.52% 7.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.43% 14.04% 27.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 9
Average daily rate
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- £180 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £215
% change year-on-year
- -6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £14.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
Windows XP
South West

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

Operating Systems Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
53 57 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 25.73% 25.11% 25.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 35
Average daily rate £300 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £127 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 9
Average hourly rate £41.23 £11.25 £14.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+266.48% -19.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.68 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £13.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
Bournemouth +2 5 - - 1
Windows XP
South West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) MS Office
4 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
5 6 (50.00%) .NET
5 6 (50.00%) C#
5 6 (50.00%) Web Services
6 5 (41.67%) Linux
6 5 (41.67%) Perl
6 5 (41.67%) VBScript
6 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (41.67%) Symantec
6 5 (41.67%) Data Security
6 5 (41.67%) vSphere
6 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
6 5 (41.67%) Patch Management
6 5 (41.67%) VMware
6 5 (41.67%) VMware ESX
6 5 (41.67%) Banking
6 5 (41.67%) Web Development
6 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
6 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (41.67%) QA
6 5 (41.67%) WCF
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (25.00%) Migration
7 3 (25.00%) Citrix

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (8.33%) MSI
1 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Packager
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
1 6 (50.00%) Web Services
2 5 (41.67%) WCF
3 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Data Security
1 5 (41.67%) Web Development
1 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
1 5 (41.67%) Patch Management
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) Perl
2 5 (41.67%) VBScript
2 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (41.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (8.33%) C++
3 1 (8.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware ESX
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) vSphere
3 3 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Symantec
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Remedy