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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 47 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 14 23 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.84% 4.55% 5.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.46% 15.65% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 6
Average daily rate
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£188 £145 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -62.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £145 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £145 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £173 £180 £225
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 20 11
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -21.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -8.62%
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
148 147 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 30.02% 29.05% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 41 56
Average daily rate £425 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £523 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 51 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.38 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.27 £23.46 £32.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 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
Brentwood - 5 £175 - 1
Colchester -5 3 £525 - 1
Southend-on-Sea -12 3 - -
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (76.32%) Windows 7
3 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
4 22 (57.89%) Active Directory
5 21 (55.26%) MS Office
6 14 (36.84%) ITIL
7 12 (31.58%) MS Exchange
7 12 (31.58%) Citrix
8 9 (23.68%) Firewall
8 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
9 7 (18.42%) SLA
9 7 (18.42%) VB
9 7 (18.42%) Ingres
9 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
9 7 (18.42%) Windows 8
10 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
10 6 (15.79%) HTML
10 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
10 6 (15.79%) VBA
10 6 (15.79%) CSS
10 6 (15.79%) XML
10 6 (15.79%) VB6
10 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (13.16%) Finance
11 5 (13.16%) Systems Analysis
11 5 (13.16%) HP
11 5 (13.16%) DHCP
11 5 (13.16%) DNS
11 5 (13.16%) Broadband

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 12 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.63%) CICS
5 1 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (55.26%) MS Office
2 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) Firewall
2 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 5 (13.16%) Broadband
3 5 (13.16%) DHCP
3 5 (13.16%) DNS
4 2 (5.26%) Wireless
4 2 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 7 (18.42%) Ingres
3 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (10.53%) DTS
5 3 (7.89%) DB2
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.63%) IDMS
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Publishing
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Analyst
2 12 (31.58%) Support Analyst
3 9 (23.68%) Help Desk Support
4 8 (21.05%) Help Desk Analyst
4 8 (21.05%) 1st Line Support
5 7 (18.42%) Desktop Support
6 6 (15.79%) Developer
6 6 (15.79%) Service Analyst
6 6 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (13.16%) VB Developer
7 5 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
8 4 (10.53%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 4 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (7.89%) IT Support
10 2 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) VB6 Developer
10 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) CSS
1 6 (15.79%) XML
1 6 (15.79%) HTML
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) XHTML
3 1 (2.63%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Blackberry
1 4 (10.53%) iPhone
2 2 (5.26%) Clustering
2 2 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (76.32%) Windows 7
3 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (18.42%) Windows 8
5 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
6 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.26%) AIX
6 2 (5.26%) Solaris
6 2 (5.26%) Linux
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.63%) OpenVMS
7 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (10.53%) Regression Testing
3 4 (10.53%) Migration
4 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.26%) Service Management
5 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.63%) Data Architecture
6 1 (2.63%) Data Governance
6 1 (2.63%) Master Data Management
6 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.63%) Data Management
6 1 (2.63%) Zachman Framework
6 1 (2.63%) MVC
6 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.63%) UML
6 1 (2.63%) Project Management
6 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.63%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) VB
2 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 6 (15.79%) VBA
2 6 (15.79%) VB6
3 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) MCSE
1 2 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.26%) MCITP
1 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) XenApp
3 2 (5.26%) MetaFrame
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Backup Exec
1 4 (10.53%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) WSUS
2 3 (7.89%) OpenView
2 3 (7.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.63%) Nagios
3 1 (2.63%) SCOM
3 1 (2.63%) Cacti
3 1 (2.63%) Opsview
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
2 12 (31.58%) Citrix
3 5 (13.16%) HP
4 4 (10.53%) Symantec
5 3 (7.89%) Remedy
5 3 (7.89%) McAfee
5 3 (7.89%) IBM
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle
5 3 (7.89%) Avaya
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (5.26%) EMC
6 2 (5.26%) VMware
7 1 (2.63%) Nimsoft
7 1 (2.63%) CA
7 1 (2.63%) Apple
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