The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the East of England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 61 57 46
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 87 71 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 2.93% 2.97% 3.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.14% 11.56% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 20
Average daily rate
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£165 £180 £204
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -11.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £100 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £354 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £216
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 60
Average hourly rate £11.75 £13.50 £15.91
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.96% -15.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £35.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
781 614 823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.31% 25.69% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 235 358
Average daily rate £275 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £151 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 113 140
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £38.20 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows XP
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +16 28 £163 -9.72% 4
Cambridgeshire +3 24 £150 -57.14% 4
Essex -1 20 £200 -32.20%
Norfolk -9 7 £146 +46.25%
Suffolk -17 7 £210 -
Bedfordshire -25 2 - - 2
East Anglia - - - -
Windows XP
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 159 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (59.12%) Windows 7
3 76 (47.80%) Active Directory
4 63 (39.62%) Microsoft
5 47 (29.56%) MS Office
6 43 (27.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (25.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (23.90%) MS Excel
9 36 (22.64%) ITIL
10 26 (16.35%) HP
11 22 (13.84%) Migration
11 22 (13.84%) MS Exchange
12 21 (13.21%) Citrix
13 20 (12.58%) VB
14 19 (11.95%) VPN
14 19 (11.95%) SCCM
15 18 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2010
16 17 (10.69%) Blackberry
17 16 (10.06%) Symantec
18 15 (9.43%) SLA
19 14 (8.81%) SQL Server
19 14 (8.81%) VMware
20 13 (8.18%) HTML
20 13 (8.18%) Cisco
20 13 (8.18%) OpenView
20 13 (8.18%) Internet
21 12 (7.55%) VB6
21 12 (7.55%) SQL Server 2005
21 12 (7.55%) Ingres
21 12 (7.55%) JavaScript

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 22 (13.84%) MS Exchange
2 18 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 47 (29.56%) MS Office
2 38 (23.90%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.95%) VPN
2 13 (8.18%) Internet
3 11 (6.92%) VoIP
4 10 (6.29%) DNS
4 10 (6.29%) Firewall
5 7 (4.40%) DHCP
5 7 (4.40%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.26%) SMS
6 2 (1.26%) SAN
7 1 (0.63%) 3G
7 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.63%) Wireless
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.55%) Ingres
2 12 (7.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.14%) DTS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.14%) MSI
2 2 (1.26%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.63%) JIRA
3 1 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.63%) InstallShield
General
1 11 (6.92%) Manufacturing
2 8 (5.03%) Finance
3 4 (2.52%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.89%) Publishing
5 2 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 65 (40.88%) Analyst
2 40 (25.16%) Service Analyst
3 39 (24.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (14.47%) Support Engineer
5 20 (12.58%) Support Analyst
5 20 (12.58%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (10.69%) Developer
6 17 (10.69%) 1st Line Support
7 15 (9.43%) Desktop Support
8 13 (8.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 12 (7.55%) IT Support
9 12 (7.55%) VB Developer
10 10 (6.29%) Help Desk Support
11 9 (5.66%) Help Desk Analyst
12 7 (4.40%) Technical Support
13 6 (3.77%) Desktop Engineer
13 6 (3.77%) IT Support Engineer
13 6 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
14 5 (3.14%) Service Desk Engineer
14 5 (3.14%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.18%) HTML
2 12 (7.55%) CSS
2 12 (7.55%) XML
3 5 (3.14%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.26%) XHTML
4 2 (1.26%) Ajax
5 1 (0.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.69%) Blackberry
2 11 (6.92%) iPhone
3 4 (2.52%) iPad
3 4 (2.52%) NHS
4 2 (1.26%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.63%) FMCG
5 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.63%) PDA
5 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.63%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 159 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (59.12%) Windows 7
3 43 (27.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (25.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (6.92%) Mac OS X
6 10 (6.29%) Windows 8
6 10 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.03%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.52%) Linux
9 3 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.26%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.26%) Android
10 2 (1.26%) UNIX
11 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.64%) ITIL
2 22 (13.84%) Migration
3 10 (6.29%) Systems Analysis
4 7 (4.40%) Incident Management
5 4 (2.52%) CRM
5 4 (2.52%) Service Delivery
6 3 (1.89%) Data Entry
7 2 (1.26%) Integration Testing
7 2 (1.26%) Data Protection
7 2 (1.26%) Service Management
8 1 (0.63%) ITSM
8 1 (0.63%) Validation
8 1 (0.63%) Problem Management
8 1 (0.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (0.63%) Test Automation
8 1 (0.63%) Investment Management
8 1 (0.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (0.63%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (0.63%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.58%) VB
2 12 (7.55%) JavaScript
2 12 (7.55%) VBA
2 12 (7.55%) VB6
3 8 (5.03%) VBScript
4 7 (4.40%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.52%) SQL
6 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (5.03%) A+ Certification
2 6 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.52%) MCP
3 4 (2.52%) MCSE
3 4 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.89%) MCSA
4 3 (1.89%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.26%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (1.26%) MOS
5 2 (1.26%) MCITP
5 2 (1.26%) CCNA
5 2 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.63%) CCEA
6 1 (0.63%) ISEB
6 1 (0.63%) CCA
6 1 (0.63%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.43%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 76 (47.80%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.14%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.52%) XenApp
4 3 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.26%) XenServer
5 2 (1.26%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.26%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (11.95%) SCCM
2 13 (8.18%) OpenView
3 10 (6.29%) OVSD
4 7 (4.40%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (3.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (2.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.89%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.26%) ZENworks
8 2 (1.26%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.26%) XenMobile
8 2 (1.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.63%) Opsview
9 1 (0.63%) WSUS
9 1 (0.63%) SCOM
9 1 (0.63%) Cacti
9 1 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.63%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 63 (39.62%) Microsoft
2 26 (16.35%) HP
3 21 (13.21%) Citrix
4 16 (10.06%) Symantec
5 14 (8.81%) VMware
6 13 (8.18%) Cisco
7 11 (6.92%) Remedy
8 8 (5.03%) Altiris
9 7 (4.40%) LANDesk
10 5 (3.14%) McAfee
11 4 (2.52%) Apple
12 3 (1.89%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.89%) Avaya
12 3 (1.89%) AppSense
13 2 (1.26%) Wyse
13 2 (1.26%) Nokia
14 1 (0.63%) Lotus
14 1 (0.63%) CA
14 1 (0.63%) IBM
14 1 (0.63%) Dell
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