The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 22 42
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +20
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.15% 5.92% 3.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.38% 16.19% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
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£325 £268 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.49% +67.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £250 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £274 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £140 £186
% change year-on-year
+33.57% -24.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -27.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.85 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.14% -4.34%
Windows XP
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Operating Systems Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
149 105 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 29.16% 36.59% 40.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 34 72
Average daily rate £375 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £400 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 19
Average hourly rate £39.00 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.00% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.00 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £74.00 £28.50 £42.00
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 Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Gloucestershire region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Gloucestershire region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -8 4 - - 1
Cheltenham -19 3 £394 -
Windows XP
South West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) MS Excel
3 12 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (45.83%) Citrix
4 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
5 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 10 (41.67%) MS Office
5 10 (41.67%) Windows 7
6 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (37.50%) SCCM
7 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (25.00%) VMware
8 6 (25.00%) WAN
8 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 5 (20.83%) Fat Client
9 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (20.83%) Thin Client
10 4 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (16.67%) LAN
10 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
10 4 (16.67%) Application Packaging
10 4 (16.67%) PDA
11 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
11 3 (12.50%) Windows Vista
11 3 (12.50%) XenApp
11 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (12.50%) vSphere
11 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (12.50%) SMS
11 3 (12.50%) SharePoint

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 10 (41.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) WAN
2 4 (16.67%) LAN
3 3 (12.50%) SMS
4 1 (4.17%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (8.33%) MSI
2 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.17%) WinRunner
3 1 (4.17%) TestDirector
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Publishing
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Desktop Support
3 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technology Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.17%) ODBC
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Fat Client
1 5 (20.83%) Thin Client
2 4 (16.67%) PDA
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Vista
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Security Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.17%) Test Automation
3 1 (4.17%) Change Management
3 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) MCTS
4 1 (4.17%) MCITP
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (12.50%) XenApp
4 3 (12.50%) vSphere
5 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (8.33%) WSUS
4 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (4.17%) Netcool
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Citrix
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Remedy
4 2 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (4.17%) Veritas
5 1 (4.17%) Avaya
5 1 (4.17%) McAfee