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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 44 44 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 -22
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 7 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.65% 2.27% 6.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.79% 8.97% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +93.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £140 £186
% change year-on-year
+33.57% -24.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.65 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £75.20 £17.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.85 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.14% -4.34%
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
121 145 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 28.47% 25.35% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 57 34
Average daily rate £300 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £170 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £484 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £44.80 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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
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 January 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
Colchester -5 2 - -
Harlow - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) MS Office
2 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
3 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
3 14 (60.87%) Windows 7
4 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
5 8 (34.78%) ITIL
5 8 (34.78%) Windows 8
6 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
7 6 (26.09%) Firewall
8 5 (21.74%) Citrix
8 5 (21.74%) Broadband
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
9 4 (17.39%) Migration
9 4 (17.39%) Wireless
9 4 (17.39%) HP
9 4 (17.39%) Linux
9 4 (17.39%) MS Project
10 3 (13.04%) Avaya
10 3 (13.04%) Internet
10 3 (13.04%) Symantec
10 3 (13.04%) McAfee
10 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
10 3 (13.04%) Client/Server
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle
10 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
10 3 (13.04%) DB2
10 3 (13.04%) DHCP
10 3 (13.04%) ISEB

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (43.48%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.35%) CICS
4 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (69.57%) MS Office
2 4 (17.39%) MS Project
3 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
4 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
5 1 (4.35%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) TCP/IP
2 6 (26.09%) Firewall
3 5 (21.74%) Broadband
4 4 (17.39%) Wireless
5 3 (13.04%) Internet
5 3 (13.04%) DHCP
5 3 (13.04%) DNS
6 2 (8.70%) Structured Cabling
6 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.35%) VPN
7 1 (4.35%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) Ingres
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) IDMS
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Support Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Desktop Support
4 4 (17.39%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Service Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Field Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Migration Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Rollout Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Client/Server
1 3 (13.04%) iPhone
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows 7
3 8 (34.78%) Windows 8
4 4 (17.39%) Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.70%) Apple iOS
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.70%) AIX
5 2 (8.70%) Solaris
5 2 (8.70%) Mac OS X
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.35%) OpenVMS
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
3 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
3 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
3 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) UML
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) MVC
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Data Management
5 1 (4.35%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C#
1 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (8.70%) MCITP
2 2 (8.70%) MCSE
2 2 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) XenApp
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (8.70%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (13.04%) Backup Exec
1 3 (13.04%) WSUS
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Citrix
3 4 (17.39%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) Avaya
4 3 (13.04%) Symantec
4 3 (13.04%) McAfee
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco
4 3 (13.04%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) Kerio
5 2 (8.70%) VMware
5 2 (8.70%) EMC
5 2 (8.70%) Apple
6 1 (4.35%) Adobe