The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 85 43 56
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 56 100 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.97% 4.12% 2.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.33% 14.51% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 17
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£163 £160 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £106 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £307 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £150 £159
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 35 34
Average hourly rate £13.75 £12.25 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -7.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.70 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.26 £16.30 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
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 of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
764 689 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.91% 28.41% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 314 268
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 133 130
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £41.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Cambridgeshire -4 17 £163 -25.28% 3
Hertfordshire -23 17 £175 +11.11% 3
Essex -20 11 £325 +85.71% 2
Bedfordshire -19 5 £154 -41.98%
Suffolk +1 4 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 124 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (54.84%) Active Directory
3 67 (54.03%) Windows 7
4 57 (45.97%) MS Office
5 50 (40.32%) Microsoft
6 36 (29.03%) ITIL
7 28 (22.58%) MS Exchange
8 27 (21.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (20.16%) HP
10 24 (19.35%) VPN
11 22 (17.74%) MS Excel
12 18 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 17 (13.71%) Windows 8
14 16 (12.90%) Blackberry
15 15 (12.10%) Symantec
15 15 (12.10%) Cisco
16 14 (11.29%) DNS
16 14 (11.29%) DHCP
16 14 (11.29%) Citrix
17 13 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2010
18 12 (9.68%) Internet
18 12 (9.68%) SLA
19 11 (8.87%) SCCM
19 11 (8.87%) Finance
19 11 (8.87%) Migration
20 10 (8.06%) TCP/IP
21 9 (7.26%) VoIP
21 9 (7.26%) SQL
21 9 (7.26%) Firewall
22 8 (6.45%) VMware

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 28 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle 10gAS
4 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.42%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.61%) IIS
5 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.61%) Lync
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.81%) CICS
6 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 57 (45.97%) MS Office
2 22 (17.74%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.23%) MS Project
4 3 (2.42%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.81%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.35%) VPN
2 14 (11.29%) DNS
2 14 (11.29%) DHCP
3 12 (9.68%) Internet
4 10 (8.06%) TCP/IP
5 9 (7.26%) VoIP
5 9 (7.26%) Firewall
6 7 (5.65%) Wireless
7 5 (4.03%) LAN
7 5 (4.03%) Broadband
8 4 (3.23%) WAN
9 2 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.61%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.61%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.81%) xDSL
10 1 (0.81%) VLAN
10 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.81%) Frame Relay
10 1 (0.81%) SMTP
10 1 (0.81%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.42%) DB2
3 3 (2.42%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.81%) IDMS
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.81%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Oracle Forms
1 3 (2.42%) PVCS
1 3 (2.42%) Toad
1 3 (2.42%) JDeveloper
1 3 (2.42%) TestDirector
2 1 (0.81%) MSI
General
1 11 (8.87%) Finance
2 8 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.84%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.61%) Banking
4 2 (1.61%) Local Government
5 1 (0.81%) French Language
5 1 (0.81%) German Language
5 1 (0.81%) Law
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (37.10%) Analyst
2 27 (21.77%) Support Engineer
3 22 (17.74%) Service Analyst
3 22 (17.74%) Desktop Support
4 21 (16.94%) Support Analyst
4 21 (16.94%) Service Desk Analyst
5 18 (14.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 16 (12.90%) 1st Line Support
7 14 (11.29%) IT Support
8 12 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (8.06%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (7.26%) Desktop Analyst
10 9 (7.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 7 (5.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 5 (4.03%) IT Support Analyst
12 5 (4.03%) Rollout Engineer
13 4 (3.23%) Administrator
13 4 (3.23%) Technical Support
13 4 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 4 (3.23%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.23%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.42%) Oracle ADF
3 2 (1.61%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.90%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.03%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (4.03%) iPhone
3 3 (2.42%) iPad
3 3 (2.42%) Clustering
3 3 (2.42%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.42%) NHS
4 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.81%) SecurID
5 1 (0.81%) PKI
5 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.81%) Replication
5 1 (0.81%) Handset
5 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 124 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (54.03%) Windows 7
3 27 (21.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (13.71%) Windows 8
6 8 (6.45%) Windows Vista
7 6 (4.84%) Linux
8 4 (3.23%) Mac OS X
8 4 (3.23%) UNIX
8 4 (3.23%) Windows 2000
8 4 (3.23%) Android
8 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.61%) AIX
9 2 (1.61%) Solaris
9 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.81%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.03%) ITIL
2 11 (8.87%) Migration
3 5 (4.03%) Service Management
4 4 (3.23%) Service Delivery
4 4 (3.23%) PRINCE2
4 4 (3.23%) UML
4 4 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (2.42%) Mentoring
5 3 (2.42%) Coaching
5 3 (2.42%) Test Strategy
5 3 (2.42%) Incident Management
5 3 (2.42%) Software Testing
5 3 (2.42%) Performance Testing
5 3 (2.42%) Integration Testing
5 3 (2.42%) Time Management
5 3 (2.42%) Performance Management
5 3 (2.42%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (2.42%) RAD
5 3 (2.42%) CRM
5 3 (2.42%) SSADM
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.26%) SQL
2 3 (2.42%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.61%) VB.NET
3 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.81%) VB6
4 1 (0.81%) VBScript
4 1 (0.81%) VB
4 1 (0.81%) C#
4 1 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.03%) MCP
5 4 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.23%) MCSE
6 3 (2.42%) MCITP
6 3 (2.42%) ISEB
7 2 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.61%) MCSA
7 2 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.81%) MCDST
8 1 (0.81%) Degree
8 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.81%) MOS
8 1 (0.81%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.68%) SLA
2 2 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 68 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.42%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.42%) XenApp
4 2 (1.61%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.61%) MetaFrame
4 2 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.61%) vSphere
5 1 (0.81%) VMFS
5 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.81%) NFS
5 1 (0.81%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 11 (8.87%) SCCM
2 7 (5.65%) OVSD
2 7 (5.65%) OpenView
3 5 (4.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.23%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.23%) WSUS
5 3 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.61%) SCOM
6 2 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 50 (40.32%) Microsoft
2 25 (20.16%) HP
3 15 (12.10%) Symantec
3 15 (12.10%) Cisco
4 14 (11.29%) Citrix
5 8 (6.45%) VMware
6 7 (5.65%) Apple
7 6 (4.84%) Oracle
7 6 (4.84%) Altiris
8 5 (4.03%) McAfee
8 5 (4.03%) Sophos
9 4 (3.23%) Lotus
9 4 (3.23%) Avaya
9 4 (3.23%) IBM
10 3 (2.42%) Orchard
10 3 (2.42%) SonicWALL
10 3 (2.42%) Serena
10 3 (2.42%) Business Objects
10 3 (2.42%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.61%) Remedy
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