The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 49 32 38
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 6 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.13% 4.19% 2.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.00% 15.48% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 2
Average daily rate
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£463 £425 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +123.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £12.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £19.00 £11.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.81%
Windows XP
East of 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 Essex region.

Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
120 168 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 22.60% 27.10% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 67 38
Average daily rate £395 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £165 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £473 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 33
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £23.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% -30.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £40.50 £32.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Harlow - 2 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
4 6 (46.15%) MS Office
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
7 2 (15.38%) Apple
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (15.38%) Wireless
7 2 (15.38%) Finance
7 2 (15.38%) Migration
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (15.38%) Kerio
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (15.38%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
8 1 (7.69%) Google Apps
8 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
8 1 (7.69%) NAS
8 1 (7.69%) XenApp

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.69%) Acrobat
3 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (15.38%) Wireless
2 2 (15.38%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) VoIP
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MSI
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Analyst
1 5 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Service Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Desktop Support
3 3 (23.08%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Packager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Life Science
1 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 8
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.69%) UNIX
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
2 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MOS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Apple
3 2 (15.38%) Kerio
4 1 (7.69%) Altiris
4 1 (7.69%) Adobe
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle