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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 107 58 53
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 38 97 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.27% 3.29% 3.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.83% 12.13% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 30
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +14.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £129 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £433 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 42 23
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £94.40 £17.50 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +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 of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
786 800 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.31% 27.10% 26.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 377 244
Average daily rate £325 £270 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 128 107
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.58 £31.35 £37.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 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
Hertfordshire -30 11 £143 -12.30% 3
Essex -25 8 £388 -3.12% 2
Norfolk -1 7 £148 +0.85% 1
Cambridgeshire -24 5 - - 6
Suffolk +7 4 £168 -20.23%
Bedfordshire +5 3 £175 -61.11% 2
Windows XP
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 40 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 39 (48.75%) Windows 7
5 36 (45.00%) MS Office
6 27 (33.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (33.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (30.00%) Citrix
7 24 (30.00%) ITIL
8 21 (26.25%) DNS
9 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (23.75%) Android
10 19 (23.75%) Windows 8
10 19 (23.75%) DHCP
11 18 (22.50%) MS Exchange
11 18 (22.50%) HP
12 16 (20.00%) Cisco
12 16 (20.00%) MS Excel
12 16 (20.00%) VMware
13 14 (17.50%) XenApp
14 13 (16.25%) Blackberry
14 13 (16.25%) TCP/IP
14 13 (16.25%) Apple
15 12 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (15.00%) CCNA
15 12 (15.00%) SLA
15 12 (15.00%) Windows 2000 Server
16 11 (13.75%) Project Management
16 11 (13.75%) Dell
17 10 (12.50%) SharePoint

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 18 (22.50%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 8 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (7.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.50%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 36 (45.00%) MS Office
2 16 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.25%) SAP Business One
2 1 (1.25%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Office 365
2 1 (1.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.25%) DNS
2 19 (23.75%) DHCP
3 13 (16.25%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.75%) VPN
5 6 (7.50%) SAN
5 6 (7.50%) Firewall
6 5 (6.25%) Internet
6 5 (6.25%) IPv4
6 5 (6.25%) LAN
6 5 (6.25%) VoIP
6 5 (6.25%) WAN
6 5 (6.25%) VLAN
7 3 (3.75%) WebEx
7 3 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.50%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.50%) PBX
8 2 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.25%) NAS
9 1 (1.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MSI
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (3.75%) Finance
1 3 (3.75%) French Language
1 3 (3.75%) German Language
2 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (32.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 25 (31.25%) Desktop Support
2 25 (31.25%) Analyst
3 16 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 14 (17.50%) Support Analyst
5 12 (15.00%) Service Analyst
5 12 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (13.75%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
8 7 (8.75%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (7.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 6 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) IT Support
10 4 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
10 4 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 4 (5.00%) Support Technician
11 3 (3.75%) Systems Support
11 3 (3.75%) Technical Support
11 3 (3.75%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.25%) Replication
3 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.75%) iPhone
4 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.50%) CMDB
5 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.50%) EPoS
5 2 (2.50%) NHS
5 2 (2.50%) VLE
5 2 (2.50%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.25%) PDA
6 1 (1.25%) Life Science
6 1 (1.25%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (48.75%) Windows 7
3 27 (33.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (33.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (23.75%) Android
5 19 (23.75%) Windows 8
6 12 (15.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 9 (11.25%) Linux
8 4 (5.00%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.75%) Mac OS X
9 3 (3.75%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.50%) UNIX
10 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.50%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) ITIL
2 11 (13.75%) Project Management
3 9 (11.25%) Migration
4 6 (7.50%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.75%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.75%) Coaching
6 2 (2.50%) Data Protection
6 2 (2.50%) Change Control
6 2 (2.50%) Strategic Planning
6 2 (2.50%) Information Security
6 2 (2.50%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.50%) Information Management
6 2 (2.50%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (1.25%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.25%) Integration Testing
7 1 (1.25%) Time Management
7 1 (1.25%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.25%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.75%) SQL
2 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (15.00%) CCNA
1 12 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.00%) MCSE
4 3 (3.75%) MCSA
4 3 (3.75%) Degree
4 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.50%) CCNP
5 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.50%) MOS
6 1 (1.25%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 56 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.50%) XenApp
3 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.50%) XenServer
6 2 (2.50%) Terminal Server
6 2 (2.50%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.25%) MetaFrame
7 1 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (5.00%) OpenView
2 4 (5.00%) OVSD
3 2 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.50%) DameWare
4 1 (1.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.25%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 40 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (30.00%) Citrix
3 18 (22.50%) HP
4 16 (20.00%) Cisco
4 16 (20.00%) VMware
5 13 (16.25%) Apple
6 11 (13.75%) Dell
7 7 (8.75%) Symantec
8 6 (7.50%) Altiris
9 5 (6.25%) LANDesk
9 5 (6.25%) Veeam
10 4 (5.00%) Avaya
10 4 (5.00%) Oracle
11 2 (2.50%) BMC
11 2 (2.50%) Lotus
12 1 (1.25%) RightFax
12 1 (1.25%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.25%) Becrypt
12 1 (1.25%) ProCurve
12 1 (1.25%) Mitel
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