The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Dorset 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 22 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 4.76% 4.81% 5.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.92% 19.57% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Average daily rate £88 £146 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.17% -35.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £186 £240 £240
% change year-on-year
-22.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £32.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.38% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +1.85%
Operating Systems Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
79 46 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 34.20% 24.60% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 20 36
Average daily rate £425 £213 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -40.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £118 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £414 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £141.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
South West

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth -1 7 £120 +5.49%
Wimborne - - - -
Windows XP
South West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (48.00%) MS Office
5 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
6 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (20.00%) DNS
6 5 (20.00%) Information Security
7 4 (16.00%) NHS
8 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (12.00%) DHCP
8 3 (12.00%) Migration
9 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
9 2 (8.00%) ITIL
9 2 (8.00%) Data Security
9 2 (8.00%) Electronics
10 1 (4.00%) Validation
10 1 (4.00%) Service Management
10 1 (4.00%) CGI
10 1 (4.00%) BCP
10 1 (4.00%) MCP
10 1 (4.00%) UNIX
10 1 (4.00%) C
10 1 (4.00%) Perl
10 1 (4.00%) SQL
10 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
10 1 (4.00%) Sybase

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (48.00%) MS Office
2 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (12.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Sybase IQ
1 1 (4.00%) Sybase ASE
General
1 2 (8.00%) Electronics
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 4 (16.00%) Help Desk Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Rollout Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) IT Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (12.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Deployment Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support Technician
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (4.00%) Sybase DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) DBA
6 1 (4.00%) Support Technician
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Information Security
2 3 (12.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Data Security
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.00%) BCP
4 1 (4.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.00%) Release Management
4 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
1 1 (4.00%) Perl
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
1 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (4.00%) AWK
1 1 (4.00%) Bourne shell
1 1 (4.00%) sed
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) MCP
1 1 (4.00%) MOS
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Sybase