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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 89 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 68 81 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.19% 3.43% 3.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.85% 13.46% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 22
Average daily rate
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£148 £147 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% -54.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £102 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £330 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 54
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £16.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% -6.89%
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
768 602 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.74% 25.47% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 235 360
Average daily rate £350 £280 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £141 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 115 142
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.53 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the East of England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 September 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
Hertfordshire -4 34 £148 +0.68% 10
Essex -20 14 £188 +29.31% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 12 £144 -20.13% 3
Norfolk -18 4 £130 +23.80% 1
Suffolk -3 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire -26 2 - -
East Anglia - - - -
Windows XP
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 166 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (54.22%) Active Directory
3 87 (52.41%) Windows 7
4 67 (40.36%) MS Office
5 59 (35.54%) Microsoft
6 42 (25.30%) ITIL
6 42 (25.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 39 (23.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (21.69%) MS Excel
9 32 (19.28%) MS Exchange
10 30 (18.07%) VPN
10 30 (18.07%) HP
11 23 (13.86%) Symantec
12 21 (12.65%) Citrix
13 20 (12.05%) Blackberry
13 20 (12.05%) Exchange Server 2010
14 19 (11.45%) Migration
15 18 (10.84%) VMware
15 18 (10.84%) Internet
15 18 (10.84%) OpenView
16 17 (10.24%) SLA
17 16 (9.64%) DNS
17 16 (9.64%) Manufacturing
18 15 (9.04%) OVSD
18 15 (9.04%) Firewall
18 15 (9.04%) VB
19 14 (8.43%) VoIP
19 14 (8.43%) Windows 8
20 13 (7.83%) DHCP
20 13 (7.83%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 32 (19.28%) MS Exchange
2 20 (12.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.20%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.60%) CICS
7 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.60%) IIS
7 1 (0.60%) Confluence
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 67 (40.36%) MS Office
2 36 (21.69%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.07%) VPN
2 18 (10.84%) Internet
3 16 (9.64%) DNS
4 15 (9.04%) Firewall
5 14 (8.43%) VoIP
6 13 (7.83%) DHCP
7 12 (7.23%) TCP/IP
8 5 (3.01%) Broadband
9 3 (1.81%) Wireless
10 2 (1.20%) SMS
10 2 (1.20%) SAN
11 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.60%) LDAP
11 1 (0.60%) LAN
11 1 (0.60%) VLAN
11 1 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.60%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.22%) Ingres
3 6 (3.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.41%) DTS
5 3 (1.81%) DB2
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.60%) IDMS
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.81%) MSI
2 2 (1.20%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.60%) JIRA
3 1 (0.60%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.60%) InstallShield
General
1 16 (9.64%) Manufacturing
2 7 (4.22%) Finance
3 3 (1.81%) Publishing
4 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.60%) Law
5 1 (0.60%) Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Local Government
5 1 (0.60%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 75 (45.18%) Analyst
2 41 (24.70%) Service Analyst
3 39 (23.49%) Service Desk Analyst
4 32 (19.28%) Support Analyst
5 26 (15.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (13.86%) Support Engineer
7 22 (13.25%) 1st Line Support
8 20 (12.05%) Desktop Support
8 20 (12.05%) IT Support
9 16 (9.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (6.63%) Developer
11 10 (6.02%) Help Desk Support
12 9 (5.42%) Help Desk Analyst
13 7 (4.22%) Technical Support
13 7 (4.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 7 (4.22%) IT Support Analyst
13 7 (4.22%) Desktop Analyst
14 6 (3.61%) VB Developer
14 6 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 6 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.22%) HTML
2 6 (3.61%) CSS
2 6 (3.61%) XML
3 3 (1.81%) .NET
4 2 (1.20%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.60%) XHTML
5 1 (0.60%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.05%) Blackberry
2 11 (6.63%) iPhone
3 7 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.61%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.81%) iPad
5 3 (1.81%) NHS
5 3 (1.81%) Clustering
6 2 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.60%) FMCG
7 1 (0.60%) PKI
7 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.60%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 166 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (52.41%) Windows 7
3 42 (25.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (23.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (8.43%) Windows 8
6 10 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (6.02%) Windows Vista
7 9 (5.42%) Mac OS X
8 7 (4.22%) Linux
9 4 (2.41%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.20%) UNIX
10 2 (1.20%) AIX
10 2 (1.20%) Solaris
10 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.60%) Android
11 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.60%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.30%) ITIL
2 19 (11.45%) Migration
3 5 (3.01%) Systems Analysis
3 5 (3.01%) Incident Management
4 4 (2.41%) CRM
4 4 (2.41%) Service Delivery
4 4 (2.41%) Regression Testing
5 3 (1.81%) Time Management
5 3 (1.81%) Performance Management
5 3 (1.81%) Data Entry
5 3 (1.81%) Service Management
6 2 (1.20%) Asset Management
6 2 (1.20%) Data Protection
6 2 (1.20%) ITSM
7 1 (0.60%) MVC
7 1 (0.60%) Validation
7 1 (0.60%) E-Commerce
7 1 (0.60%) Configuration Management
7 1 (0.60%) Project Management
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.04%) VB
2 8 (4.82%) VBScript
2 8 (4.82%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.22%) VB6
4 6 (3.61%) VBA
4 6 (3.61%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.41%) SQL
6 3 (1.81%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.60%) C#
7 1 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (4.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.61%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.01%) A+ Certification
4 4 (2.41%) MCSE
5 3 (1.81%) MCSA
5 3 (1.81%) MCP
6 2 (1.20%) MOS
6 2 (1.20%) MCITP
7 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.60%) Degree
7 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.60%) ISEB
7 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.24%) SLA
System Software
1 90 (54.22%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (2.41%) XenApp
4 2 (1.20%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.60%) Xen
5 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.60%) XenServer
5 1 (0.60%) vSphere
5 1 (0.60%) VMFS
5 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (10.84%) OpenView
2 15 (9.04%) OVSD
3 12 (7.23%) SCCM
4 11 (6.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (3.61%) Backup Exec
6 5 (3.01%) WSUS
6 5 (3.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (1.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.60%) Nagios
9 1 (0.60%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.60%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.60%) Opsview
9 1 (0.60%) SCOM
9 1 (0.60%) Cacti
Vendors
1 59 (35.54%) Microsoft
2 30 (18.07%) HP
3 23 (13.86%) Symantec
4 21 (12.65%) Citrix
5 18 (10.84%) VMware
6 13 (7.83%) Cisco
7 12 (7.23%) Remedy
8 11 (6.63%) Altiris
9 6 (3.61%) Apple
9 6 (3.61%) McAfee
9 6 (3.61%) Avaya
10 4 (2.41%) Oracle
10 4 (2.41%) LANDesk
11 3 (1.81%) Orchard
11 3 (1.81%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.81%) Business Objects
11 3 (1.81%) IBM
11 3 (1.81%) Nokia
12 2 (1.20%) Lotus
12 2 (1.20%) EMC
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