The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 Essex 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 35 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 17 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.52% 4.09% 4.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 15.83% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
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£200 £295 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.20% +47.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £210 £225
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.98% -22.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £14.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.20 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
153 120 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 31.68% 25.86% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 38 86
Average daily rate £369 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.91% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £146 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 22
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.48 £34.60 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows XP
East of England

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 31 July 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 31 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 3 - - 1
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 30 (78.95%) Windows 7
3 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
4 16 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 16 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (34.21%) VB
5 13 (34.21%) MS Office
5 13 (34.21%) MS Excel
6 12 (31.58%) Ingres
6 12 (31.58%) CSS
6 12 (31.58%) XML
6 12 (31.58%) HTML
6 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
6 12 (31.58%) VBA
6 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
6 12 (31.58%) VB6
6 12 (31.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (26.32%) Systems Analysis
7 10 (26.32%) ITIL
7 10 (26.32%) Citrix
8 8 (21.05%) SLA
9 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (13.16%) DTS
10 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
10 4 (10.53%) HP
10 4 (10.53%) SCCM
11 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (34.21%) MS Office
1 13 (34.21%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Firewall
2 2 (5.26%) DNS
2 2 (5.26%) DHCP
3 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
1 12 (31.58%) Ingres
1 12 (31.58%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (13.16%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MSI
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Law
2 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Analyst
2 12 (31.58%) Developer
3 11 (28.95%) VB Developer
4 9 (23.68%) Help Desk Support
5 8 (21.05%) Support Analyst
5 8 (21.05%) Help Desk Analyst
6 7 (18.42%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (15.79%) Service Analyst
7 6 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (13.16%) Desktop Support
9 4 (10.53%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 4 (10.53%) VB6 Developer
10 3 (7.89%) IT Support
10 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
11 2 (5.26%) Technical Support
11 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
11 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
11 2 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
11 2 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 1 (2.63%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) CSS
1 12 (31.58%) XML
1 12 (31.58%) HTML
2 2 (5.26%) XHTML
2 2 (5.26%) Ajax
2 2 (5.26%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 2 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (78.95%) Windows 7
3 16 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ITIL
1 10 (26.32%) Systems Analysis
2 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
2 3 (7.89%) Migration
3 2 (5.26%) Service Management
3 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) VB
2 12 (31.58%) JavaScript
2 12 (31.58%) VBA
2 12 (31.58%) VB6
3 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.63%) VBScript
4 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) MCP
2 1 (2.63%) MCSE
2 1 (2.63%) MCSA
2 1 (2.63%) CCNA
2 1 (2.63%) CCA
2 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.63%) CCEA
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) MCITP
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 16 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (2.63%) XenServer
3 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) OpenView
3 1 (2.63%) Nagios
3 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.63%) Cacti
3 1 (2.63%) AppDNA
3 1 (2.63%) Opsview
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
2 10 (26.32%) Citrix
3 4 (10.53%) HP
4 3 (7.89%) Remedy
5 1 (2.63%) Wyse
5 1 (2.63%) VMware
5 1 (2.63%) AppSense
5 1 (2.63%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.63%) SonicWALL
5 1 (2.63%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (2.63%) Nimsoft
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco
5 1 (2.63%) CA
5 1 (2.63%) Apple
5 1 (2.63%) Symantec
Colchester, Essex
Bristow Holland
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Posted: 2 days ago