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 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 38 28 42
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 69 86 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 4.18% 5.50% 3.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.30% 24.09% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 43 22
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.18% -10.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £68 £70 £60
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £175 £195
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 13
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.45 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.20 £19.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
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
377 357 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 22.82% 22.81% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 170 143
Average daily rate £325 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £80 £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 51 79
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -38.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £34.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 October 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
Northamptonshire +18 23 £113 - 2
Derbyshire -10 22 £348 +230.95%
Nottinghamshire +4 14 £315 +93.84%
Leicestershire +4 5 - - 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

1 141 (100.00%) Windows
2 85 (60.28%) Windows 7
3 73 (51.77%) Active Directory
4 68 (48.23%) MS Office
5 57 (40.43%) Microsoft
6 42 (29.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (22.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (21.28%) MS Excel
9 24 (17.02%) Security Cleared
10 22 (15.60%) Windows Vista
10 22 (15.60%) SC Cleared
11 21 (14.89%) Blackberry
12 20 (14.18%) MS Exchange
12 20 (14.18%) ITIL
13 17 (12.06%) VMware
13 17 (12.06%) VB
14 16 (11.35%) MSI
15 15 (10.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 15 (10.64%) SCCM
16 14 (9.93%) Hyper-V
17 12 (8.51%) WAN
17 12 (8.51%) TCP/IP
18 11 (7.80%) LAN
18 11 (7.80%) HP
19 10 (7.09%) Dell
19 10 (7.09%) VMware ESX
19 10 (7.09%) Remedy
19 10 (7.09%) Application Packaging
20 9 (6.38%) Wise Package Studio
20 9 (6.38%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 20 (14.18%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (5.67%) Lync
4 7 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.55%) IIS
6 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.13%) Quickr
7 3 (2.13%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.13%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (1.42%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.71%) LiveLink
Applications
1 68 (48.23%) MS Office
2 30 (21.28%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.51%) WAN
1 12 (8.51%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.80%) LAN
3 9 (6.38%) Firewall
4 5 (3.55%) Broadband
5 4 (2.84%) VoIP
6 3 (2.13%) ADSL
6 3 (2.13%) Internet
7 2 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.42%) Wireless
7 2 (1.42%) SAN
7 2 (1.42%) DHCP
8 1 (0.71%) VPN
8 1 (0.71%) DNS
8 1 (0.71%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.71%) MS Access
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (11.35%) MSI
2 9 (6.38%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (2.13%) NUnit
3 3 (2.13%) Moq
General
1 6 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.55%) Finance
3 4 (2.84%) Banking
3 4 (2.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (31.21%) Analyst
2 27 (19.15%) Support Engineer
3 25 (17.73%) 2nd Line Support
4 22 (15.60%) Service Analyst
4 22 (15.60%) Service Desk Analyst
5 18 (12.77%) Desktop Support
6 17 (12.06%) Support Analyst
7 12 (8.51%) Desktop Engineer
8 10 (7.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 10 (7.09%) Applications Packager
8 10 (7.09%) Desktop Analyst
9 9 (6.38%) IT Support
10 8 (5.67%) Technical Leader
11 7 (4.96%) IT Support Engineer
11 7 (4.96%) Developer
11 7 (4.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 6 (4.26%) Help Desk Analyst
12 6 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
12 6 (4.26%) Deployment Engineer
12 6 (4.26%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.09%) Application Packaging
2 9 (6.38%) WSH
3 4 (2.84%) .NET
4 3 (2.13%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (2.13%) StructureMap
4 3 (2.13%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.71%) HTML
5 1 (0.71%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.89%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.13%) NHS
3 3 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.13%) FMCG
3 3 (2.13%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (1.42%) iPad
4 2 (1.42%) iPhone
4 2 (1.42%) PDA
5 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 141 (100.00%) Windows
2 85 (60.28%) Windows 7
3 42 (29.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (22.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (15.60%) Windows Vista
6 9 (6.38%) UNIX
7 7 (4.96%) Windows 2000
7 7 (4.96%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (3.55%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.42%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.42%) Solaris
10 2 (1.42%) Linux
10 2 (1.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.18%) ITIL
2 8 (5.67%) Migration
2 8 (5.67%) Incident Management
3 7 (4.96%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (4.96%) Configuration Management
4 6 (4.26%) OOP
4 6 (4.26%) OO
4 6 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (3.55%) Line Management
5 5 (3.55%) Validation
5 5 (3.55%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.13%) Scrum
6 3 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.13%) MVC
7 2 (1.42%) Service Management
7 2 (1.42%) Service Delivery
8 1 (0.71%) ITSM
8 1 (0.71%) Project Management
8 1 (0.71%) Software Engineering
8 1 (0.71%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.06%) VB
2 7 (4.96%) SQL
3 3 (2.13%) C#
3 3 (2.13%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.42%) VBScript
4 2 (1.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 22 (15.60%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.26%) Degree
3 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.26%) Dell Certification
4 3 (2.13%) MCP
5 2 (1.42%) MCSE
5 2 (1.42%) MCSA
5 2 (1.42%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.42%) MCDST
5 2 (1.42%) MCTS
5 2 (1.42%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.96%) SLA
2 5 (3.55%) QA
System Software
1 73 (51.77%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.93%) Hyper-V
3 10 (7.09%) VMware ESX
4 9 (6.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.71%) XenApp
6 1 (0.71%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (10.64%) SCCM
2 9 (6.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.42%) SCOM
4 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.71%) WSUS
4 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (40.43%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.06%) VMware
3 11 (7.80%) HP
4 10 (7.09%) Dell
4 10 (7.09%) Remedy
5 9 (6.38%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.67%) Oracle
7 6 (4.26%) Cisco
7 6 (4.26%) Citrix
8 4 (2.84%) Novell
8 4 (2.84%) Lotus
9 3 (2.13%) EMC
10 2 (1.42%) Apple
10 2 (1.42%) Symantec
10 2 (1.42%) MobileIron
11 1 (0.71%) Dell KACE
11 1 (0.71%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.71%) Avaya
11 1 (0.71%) IBM
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