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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 56 34 37
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 6 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.94% 3.66% 4.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.53% 11.76% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £200 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.75% -32.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £149 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £425 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £205
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Average hourly rate £14.38 £14.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% +9.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.28 £17.50 £18.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
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
170 153 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 26.52% 31.10% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 73 39
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 37
Average hourly rate £28.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.69% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.83 £32.75 £35.00
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 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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 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
Chelmsford -13 2 £190 -
Colchester 0 1 - -
Harlow - 1 £388 -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (41.67%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) MS Office
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) MSI
5 4 (33.33%) SCCM
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (16.67%) ITIL
7 2 (16.67%) DHCP
7 2 (16.67%) DNS
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (16.67%) Terminal Server
7 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 2 (16.67%) Migration
7 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
7 2 (16.67%) IBM
7 2 (16.67%) XenApp
8 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
8 1 (8.33%) Google Apps

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MSI
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Applications Packager
5 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Life Science
2 1 (8.33%) CMDB
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Project Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITSM
2 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
2 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
2 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Application Discovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) MOS
2 1 (8.33%) MCITP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (16.67%) Terminal Server
3 2 (16.67%) XenApp
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (8.33%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Altiris
4 1 (8.33%) Becrypt