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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 40 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 15 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.07% 4.14% 4.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.27% 16.52% 16.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate
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£183 £295 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.13% -23.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £171 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £419 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £189 £200 £236
% change year-on-year
-5.50% -15.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 11
Average hourly rate £12.25 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.20 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £18.40 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.98 £14.38
% change year-on-year
-3.39% -2.78%
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
146 115 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 29.92% 25.05% 28.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 38 81
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 20
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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
Colchester -1 3 - -
Brentwood - 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 - - 1
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (80.49%) Windows 7
3 27 (65.85%) Microsoft
4 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
5 17 (41.46%) MS Office
6 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (31.71%) VB
7 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
8 12 (29.27%) VBA
8 12 (29.27%) HTML
8 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
8 12 (29.27%) CSS
8 12 (29.27%) XML
8 12 (29.27%) MS Excel
8 12 (29.27%) Ingres
8 12 (29.27%) VB6
8 12 (29.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (26.83%) Citrix
9 11 (26.83%) ITIL
10 10 (24.39%) Systems Analysis
11 7 (17.07%) Regression Testing
11 7 (17.07%) SLA
11 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
12 6 (14.63%) Firewall
13 5 (12.20%) DTS
13 5 (12.20%) HP
14 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
14 4 (9.76%) Migration
14 4 (9.76%) Windows 8
15 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (41.46%) MS Office
2 12 (29.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) Firewall
2 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.32%) DNS
3 3 (7.32%) Broadband
3 3 (7.32%) DHCP
4 2 (4.88%) VPN
5 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (29.27%) Ingres
2 12 (29.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (12.20%) DTS
4 1 (2.44%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MSI
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Law
2 1 (2.44%) Publishing
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (46.34%) Analyst
2 12 (29.27%) Developer
3 11 (26.83%) VB Developer
3 11 (26.83%) Support Analyst
4 9 (21.95%) Help Desk Support
5 8 (19.51%) Help Desk Analyst
5 8 (19.51%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (14.63%) Service Analyst
6 6 (14.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (12.20%) Desktop Support
8 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (9.76%) VB6 Developer
8 4 (9.76%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (7.32%) IT Support
9 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
10 2 (4.88%) Technical Support
10 2 (4.88%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (4.88%) Technical Support Analyst
10 2 (4.88%) Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (29.27%) HTML
1 12 (29.27%) CSS
1 12 (29.27%) XML
2 2 (4.88%) XHTML
2 2 (4.88%) Ajax
3 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) iPhone
1 3 (7.32%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.88%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (80.49%) Windows 7
3 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.76%) Windows 8
5 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.44%) AIX
7 1 (2.44%) Solaris
7 1 (2.44%) Linux
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) ITIL
2 10 (24.39%) Systems Analysis
3 7 (17.07%) Regression Testing
4 4 (9.76%) Migration
5 2 (4.88%) Service Management
5 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.88%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.44%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) VB
2 12 (29.27%) VBA
2 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
2 12 (29.27%) VB6
3 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) XenApp
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.44%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Backup Exec
1 3 (7.32%) SCCM
1 3 (7.32%) OpenView
2 2 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.88%) WSUS
3 1 (2.44%) Opsview
3 1 (2.44%) Cacti
3 1 (2.44%) AppDNA
3 1 (2.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (65.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.83%) Citrix
3 5 (12.20%) HP
4 3 (7.32%) Symantec
4 3 (7.32%) Remedy
5 2 (4.88%) McAfee
5 2 (4.88%) Avaya
6 1 (2.44%) Nimsoft
6 1 (2.44%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.44%) VMware
6 1 (2.44%) CA
6 1 (2.44%) Apple
6 1 (2.44%) Cisco
6 1 (2.44%) IBM
6 1 (2.44%) EMC
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle