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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 110 67 55
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 37 84 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.19% 2.77% 3.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.73% 10.47% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 19
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£200 £164 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -9.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £122 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £425 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £215
% change year-on-year
- -6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 36 33
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.40 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £17.50 £17.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -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 of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
783 802 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.13% 26.43% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 413 230
Average daily rate £335 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.55% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 128 115
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.00 £37.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 -28 12 £200 +23.07% 6
Essex -15 7 £388 +93.75% 3
Norfolk 0 6 £170 +16.23% 1
Suffolk +10 5 £500 +138.09% 2
Cambridgeshire -21 5 - - 3
Bedfordshire +10 2 £265 - 2
Windows XP
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (74.03%) Active Directory
3 43 (55.84%) Microsoft
4 34 (44.16%) MS Office
5 33 (42.86%) Windows 7
6 30 (38.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (35.06%) Citrix
7 27 (35.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (31.17%) DHCP
8 24 (31.17%) DNS
9 23 (29.87%) ITIL
10 22 (28.57%) Windows 8
10 22 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (27.27%) Android
12 20 (25.97%) MS Exchange
13 19 (24.68%) Cisco
13 19 (24.68%) VMware
14 17 (22.08%) HP
15 16 (20.78%) MS Excel
16 15 (19.48%) TCP/IP
16 15 (19.48%) XenApp
17 14 (18.18%) Apple
18 13 (16.88%) Cisco Certification
18 13 (16.88%) SLA
18 13 (16.88%) Project Management
19 12 (15.58%) Dell
19 12 (15.58%) CCNA
19 12 (15.58%) Windows 2000 Server
20 11 (14.29%) SharePoint
20 11 (14.29%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 20 (25.97%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (7.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.60%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 34 (44.16%) MS Office
2 16 (20.78%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.30%) SAP Business One
2 1 (1.30%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 24 (31.17%) DHCP
1 24 (31.17%) DNS
2 15 (19.48%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.09%) VPN
3 7 (9.09%) SAN
3 7 (9.09%) Firewall
4 6 (7.79%) WAN
5 5 (6.49%) IPv4
5 5 (6.49%) LAN
5 5 (6.49%) VLAN
6 4 (5.19%) VoIP
6 4 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.90%) Internet
7 3 (3.90%) WebEx
8 2 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.60%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.60%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.60%) PBX
9 1 (1.30%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MSI
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (5.19%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.60%) French Language
3 2 (2.60%) German Language
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (32.47%) 2nd Line Support
2 22 (28.57%) Desktop Support
3 21 (27.27%) Analyst
4 17 (22.08%) Support Engineer
5 11 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (14.29%) Support Analyst
6 9 (11.69%) Help Desk Support
6 9 (11.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (11.69%) Service Analyst
7 8 (10.39%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (6.49%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) Senior Support Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Support Technician
11 3 (3.90%) Technical Support
11 3 (3.90%) Systems Support
11 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (3.90%) IT Support
12 2 (2.60%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 2 (2.60%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) Middleware
1 1 (1.30%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.49%) Replication
3 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.90%) iPhone
4 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.60%) EPoS
5 2 (2.60%) CMDB
5 2 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.60%) VLE
5 2 (2.60%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.30%) PDA
6 1 (1.30%) Life Science
6 1 (1.30%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 30 (38.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (35.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 22 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (27.27%) Android
7 12 (15.58%) Windows 2000 Server
8 9 (11.69%) Linux
9 4 (5.19%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.90%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.60%) UNIX
11 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.60%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) ITIL
2 13 (16.88%) Project Management
3 10 (12.99%) Migration
4 5 (6.49%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.19%) Coaching
6 3 (3.90%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.90%) Change Control
7 2 (2.60%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.60%) Strategic Planning
7 2 (2.60%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.60%) Information Security
7 2 (2.60%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.60%) Information Management
7 2 (2.60%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (1.30%) Business Analysis
8 1 (1.30%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.30%) Service Management
8 1 (1.30%) Process Management
8 1 (1.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.30%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.90%) SQL
2 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (15.58%) CCNA
3 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (7.79%) MCSE
5 4 (5.19%) MCSA
5 4 (5.19%) Degree
5 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.60%) MOS
7 2 (2.60%) MCITP
7 2 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.30%) CCNP
8 1 (1.30%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 57 (74.03%) Active Directory
2 15 (19.48%) XenApp
3 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.90%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (2.60%) Terminal Server
6 2 (2.60%) XenServer
7 1 (1.30%) vSphere
7 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.30%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 10 (12.99%) SCCM
2 2 (2.60%) SCOM
2 2 (2.60%) OVSD
2 2 (2.60%) OpenView
2 2 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.60%) DameWare
3 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.30%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 43 (55.84%) Microsoft
2 27 (35.06%) Citrix
3 19 (24.68%) Cisco
3 19 (24.68%) VMware
4 17 (22.08%) HP
5 14 (18.18%) Apple
6 12 (15.58%) Dell
7 5 (6.49%) Symantec
7 5 (6.49%) LANDesk
7 5 (6.49%) Veeam
8 4 (5.19%) Oracle
9 3 (3.90%) Avaya
9 3 (3.90%) Altiris
10 2 (2.60%) Lotus
10 2 (2.60%) BMC
10 2 (2.60%) IBM
11 1 (1.30%) SAP
11 1 (1.30%) EMC
11 1 (1.30%) Sun
11 1 (1.30%) CommVault
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