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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank - 21 14
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 0 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - 3.65% 7.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 15.38% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 6
Average daily rate - £300 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +200.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £175 £140
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+0.95% -0.94%
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
34 52 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 18.09% 23.74% 35.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 36
Average daily rate £243 £258 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.82% -1.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £138 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £447 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 11
Average hourly rate £42.00 £32.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) MS Office
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Patch Management
4 4 (50.00%) XenApp
4 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 4 (50.00%) vSphere
4 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (50.00%) QA
4 4 (50.00%) Symantec
4 4 (50.00%) Data Security
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) Perl
4 4 (50.00%) VBScript
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) Linux
5 3 (37.50%) .NET
5 3 (37.50%) Web Services
5 3 (37.50%) WCF
5 3 (37.50%) C#
5 3 (37.50%) Web Development
6 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) Acrobat
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MSI
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Applications Packager
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) MSI Packager
1 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Field Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) WCF
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Data Security
1 4 (50.00%) Patch Management
1 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Web Development
3 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (50.00%) Perl
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (50.00%) VBScript
2 3 (37.50%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) vSphere
2 4 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Citrix
1 4 (50.00%) Symantec
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Bomgar