The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 45 22 36
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 59 113 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.36% 7.23% 4.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.53% 33.63% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 3
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£170 £110 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £173 £190 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 46 23
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £11.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +19.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £10.20 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £72.50 £14.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.81%
Windows XP
England

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

Operating Systems Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
406 336 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 23.09% 21.51% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 126 98
Average daily rate £325 £225 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -22.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £70 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 79 64
Average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £13.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £9.68 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £72.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 4 May 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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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
Leicestershire 0 21 £81 -50.15% 2
Derbyshire -17 13 £435 +521.42% 2
Northamptonshire -18 12 £175 -51.72% 3
Nottinghamshire -19 12 £281 +155.68% 3
Lincolnshire -1 2 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

1 103 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (69.90%) Active Directory
3 60 (58.25%) MS Office
4 50 (48.54%) Windows 7
5 43 (41.75%) MS Excel
6 34 (33.01%) Microsoft
7 24 (23.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (19.42%) Security Cleared
9 19 (18.45%) SC Cleared
10 14 (13.59%) VMware
10 14 (13.59%) Remedy
11 13 (12.62%) MS PowerPoint
12 12 (11.65%) Incident Management
12 12 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (10.68%) SCCM
13 11 (10.68%) Red Hat
13 11 (10.68%) MS Exchange
13 11 (10.68%) UNIX
14 10 (9.71%) SLA
14 10 (9.71%) Configuration Management
14 10 (9.71%) VMware ESX
14 10 (9.71%) Manufacturing
14 10 (9.71%) Requirements Analysis
14 10 (9.71%) Windows Vista
14 10 (9.71%) Windows 8
15 9 (8.74%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (8.74%) Citrix
16 8 (7.77%) DNS
16 8 (7.77%) Blackberry

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 11 (10.68%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.88%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.91%) Moodle
4 3 (2.91%) Lync
5 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.97%) Apache
5 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 60 (58.25%) MS Office
2 43 (41.75%) MS Excel
3 13 (12.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.97%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.91%) Office 365
2 2 (1.94%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.77%) DNS
1 8 (7.77%) LAN
1 8 (7.77%) WAN
2 6 (5.83%) TCP/IP
3 5 (4.85%) DMZ
4 4 (3.88%) Firewall
4 4 (3.88%) Internet
4 4 (3.88%) SSL
5 3 (2.91%) ADSL
5 3 (2.91%) Broadband
5 3 (2.91%) DHCP
6 1 (0.97%) FTP
6 1 (0.97%) HTTP
6 1 (0.97%) SNA
6 1 (0.97%) SMTP
6 1 (0.97%) VoIP
6 1 (0.97%) APPN
6 1 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.97%) VLAN
6 1 (0.97%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.97%) DB2
3 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.97%) MSI
General
1 10 (9.71%) Manufacturing
2 8 (7.77%) Financial Institution
2 8 (7.77%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Banking
3 3 (2.91%) Retail
4 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 47 (45.63%) Analyst
2 40 (38.83%) Service Analyst
2 40 (38.83%) Service Desk Analyst
3 21 (20.39%) 1st Line Support
4 19 (18.45%) IT Support
5 10 (9.71%) Support Engineer
5 10 (9.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (6.80%) Deployment Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) Technical Leader
8 5 (4.85%) Desktop Support
8 5 (4.85%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) Service Desk Engineer
9 4 (3.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 3 (2.91%) Support Analyst
10 3 (2.91%) Architect
10 3 (2.91%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (2.91%) Help Desk Engineer
11 2 (1.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (1.94%) Rollout Engineer
11 2 (1.94%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.91%) CSS
2 1 (0.97%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.97%) .NET
2 1 (0.97%) APPC
2 1 (0.97%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.77%) Blackberry
2 8 (7.77%) Hedge funds
3 3 (2.91%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (0.97%) iSeries
4 1 (0.97%) EPoS
4 1 (0.97%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 103 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (48.54%) Windows 7
3 24 (23.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (10.68%) UNIX
6 10 (9.71%) Windows Vista
6 10 (9.71%) Windows 8
7 9 (8.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.85%) Linux
9 3 (2.91%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.97%) i5/OS
10 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.97%) Solaris
10 1 (0.97%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.65%) Incident Management
2 10 (9.71%) Configuration Management
2 10 (9.71%) Requirements Analysis
3 8 (7.77%) Coaching
4 7 (6.80%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (5.83%) Migration
5 6 (5.83%) Project Management
6 4 (3.88%) ITIL
6 4 (3.88%) Software Deployment
6 4 (3.88%) Mentoring
7 2 (1.94%) Problem Management
8 1 (0.97%) Line Management
8 1 (0.97%) Change Control
8 1 (0.97%) ITIL V3
8 1 (0.97%) Network Management
8 1 (0.97%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (0.97%) OOP
8 1 (0.97%) OO
8 1 (0.97%) Service Management
8 1 (0.97%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.83%) SQL
2 3 (2.91%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.97%) VB
4 1 (0.97%) C
4 1 (0.97%) COBOL
4 1 (0.97%) RPG
Qualifications
1 20 (19.42%) Security Cleared
2 19 (18.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.85%) Degree
4 1 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.97%) CCENT
4 1 (0.97%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (0.97%) MCP
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.97%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.71%) SLA
2 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 72 (69.90%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.71%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.97%) PowerHA
4 1 (0.97%) XenApp
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (10.68%) SCCM
2 5 (4.85%) WSUS
3 3 (2.91%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.97%) Tivoli NetView
4 1 (0.97%) DameWare
4 1 (0.97%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 34 (33.01%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.59%) VMware
2 14 (13.59%) Remedy
3 11 (10.68%) Red Hat
4 9 (8.74%) Citrix
5 6 (5.83%) LANDesk
6 5 (4.85%) Sophos
7 4 (3.88%) Lotus
8 3 (2.91%) EMC
8 3 (2.91%) Cisco
8 3 (2.91%) Adobe
8 3 (2.91%) HP
8 3 (2.91%) Symantec
9 2 (1.94%) Google
9 2 (1.94%) McAfee
9 2 (1.94%) Sun
9 2 (1.94%) SAP
9 2 (1.94%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.97%) Dell KACE
10 1 (0.97%) Oracle
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