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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 19 20 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 10 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 4.22% 5.14% 2.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.29% 19.30% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
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£180 £168 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -60.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £189 £200 £236
% change year-on-year
-5.50% -15.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £12.25 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.98 £14.38
% change year-on-year
-3.39% -2.78%
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
70 57 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 29.54% 26.64% 23.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 42
Average daily rate £400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £119 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £447 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 14
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £9.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.69 £20.40 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 August 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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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
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Windows XP
South West

Windows XP
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 7 (43.75%) MS Office
5 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
6 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) DNS
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 2 (12.50%) Migration
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (6.25%) Service Management
8 1 (6.25%) Data Security
8 1 (6.25%) MOS
8 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
8 1 (6.25%) NHS
8 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (6.25%) Internet
8 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
8 1 (6.25%) DHCP
8 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
8 1 (6.25%) ITIL
8 1 (6.25%) MCP
8 1 (6.25%) C++

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
1 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (18.75%) Auditor
3 2 (12.50%) Rollout Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCP
1 1 (6.25%) MOS
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft