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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 42 15 42
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +27
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 44 129 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.06% 8.61% 3.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.19% 36.44% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 79 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £80 £95
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+275.00% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £150 £175
% change year-on-year
+24.83% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 19
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £12.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +9.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.35 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.17 £18.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.69 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -5.62%
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
310 354 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 21.59% 23.62% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 170 107
Average daily rate £325 £110 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+195.45% -63.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £70 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £351 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 68 70
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.67 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.45% -14.28%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Northamptonshire -5 20 £110 - 2
Nottinghamshire -9 12 £175 -50.00%
Leicestershire 0 6 £188 -31.81% 1
Derbyshire -12 5 £388 +252.27%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (57.52%) Windows 7
3 63 (55.75%) MS Office
4 57 (50.44%) Active Directory
5 43 (38.05%) Microsoft
6 34 (30.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (29.20%) MS Excel
8 24 (21.24%) Security Cleared
9 22 (19.47%) SC Cleared
10 18 (15.93%) Windows Vista
11 17 (15.04%) VMware
12 15 (13.27%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (12.39%) UNIX
13 14 (12.39%) TCP/IP
13 14 (12.39%) Red Hat
14 13 (11.50%) ITIL
14 13 (11.50%) VMware ESX
15 12 (10.62%) SCCM
15 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (9.73%) Requirements Analysis
16 11 (9.73%) Blackberry
16 11 (9.73%) Configuration Management
17 10 (8.85%) Manufacturing
17 10 (8.85%) Degree
18 9 (7.96%) MSI
18 9 (7.96%) HP
18 9 (7.96%) Dell
18 9 (7.96%) VB
18 9 (7.96%) Oracle
18 9 (7.96%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 8 (7.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (6.19%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.31%) Lync
4 3 (2.65%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.77%) IIS
5 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.88%) Quickr
6 1 (0.88%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.88%) Apache
6 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 63 (55.75%) MS Office
2 33 (29.20%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.39%) TCP/IP
2 9 (7.96%) WAN
3 8 (7.08%) LAN
4 7 (6.19%) Broadband
5 6 (5.31%) Internet
6 5 (4.42%) Firewall
6 5 (4.42%) ADSL
7 2 (1.77%) DNS
7 2 (1.77%) DHCP
7 2 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.88%) FTP
8 1 (0.88%) HTTP
8 1 (0.88%) SMTP
8 1 (0.88%) VPN
8 1 (0.88%) SNA
8 1 (0.88%) APPN
8 1 (0.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.88%) MS Access
2 1 (0.88%) DB2
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 9 (7.96%) MSI
2 2 (1.77%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 10 (8.85%) Manufacturing
2 6 (5.31%) Retail
3 4 (3.54%) Banking
3 4 (3.54%) Finance
4 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (38.05%) Analyst
2 24 (21.24%) Service Analyst
2 24 (21.24%) Service Desk Analyst
3 20 (17.70%) Support Engineer
4 15 (13.27%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (12.39%) Desktop Support
6 12 (10.62%) Support Analyst
7 11 (9.73%) Technical Leader
8 10 (8.85%) 1st Line Support
9 9 (7.96%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (7.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 8 (7.08%) Desktop Analyst
11 7 (6.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 6 (5.31%) Deployment Engineer
12 6 (5.31%) Deskside Support
12 6 (5.31%) Deskside Analyst
12 6 (5.31%) Deskside Support Analyst
12 6 (5.31%) 1st Line Support Engineer
13 5 (4.42%) IT Support
13 5 (4.42%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.54%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.77%) WSH
2 2 (1.77%) .NET
3 1 (0.88%) WinForms
3 1 (0.88%) HTML
3 1 (0.88%) APPC
3 1 (0.88%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.73%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.77%) iPad
3 2 (1.77%) iPhone
4 1 (0.88%) FMCG
4 1 (0.88%) iSeries
4 1 (0.88%) PDA
4 1 (0.88%) AS400
4 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (57.52%) Windows 7
3 34 (30.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (15.93%) Windows Vista
5 15 (13.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (12.39%) UNIX
7 7 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (6.19%) Linux
8 6 (5.31%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.54%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.65%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.65%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.65%) Solaris
11 1 (0.88%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.50%) ITIL
2 11 (9.73%) Requirements Analysis
2 11 (9.73%) Configuration Management
3 8 (7.08%) Migration
3 8 (7.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (6.19%) OOP
4 7 (6.19%) OO
5 6 (5.31%) Project Management
5 6 (5.31%) Validation
5 6 (5.31%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.42%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.54%) Line Management
8 2 (1.77%) Service Management
8 2 (1.77%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.77%) ITIL V3
8 2 (1.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (0.88%) Data Migration
9 1 (0.88%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (0.88%) Software Deployment
9 1 (0.88%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.96%) VB
2 6 (5.31%) SQL
3 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.88%) C
4 1 (0.88%) COBOL
4 1 (0.88%) RPG
Qualifications
1 24 (21.24%) Security Cleared
2 22 (19.47%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.85%) Degree
4 6 (5.31%) Dell Certification
5 1 (0.88%) CCENT
5 1 (0.88%) MCSE
5 1 (0.88%) MCP
5 1 (0.88%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.31%) QA
2 5 (4.42%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (50.44%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.50%) VMware ESX
3 4 (3.54%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.88%) XenApp
5 1 (0.88%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 12 (10.62%) SCCM
2 2 (1.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.77%) SCOM
3 1 (0.88%) WSUS
3 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.88%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 43 (38.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.04%) VMware
3 14 (12.39%) Red Hat
4 9 (7.96%) HP
4 9 (7.96%) Dell
4 9 (7.96%) Oracle
5 5 (4.42%) EMC
6 3 (2.65%) Citrix
6 3 (2.65%) Remedy
7 2 (1.77%) Apple
7 2 (1.77%) IBM
7 2 (1.77%) Dell KACE
8 1 (0.88%) Altiris
8 1 (0.88%) Lotus
8 1 (0.88%) Avaya
8 1 (0.88%) NetIQ
8 1 (0.88%) Symantec
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