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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 48 20 36
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 8 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.70% 6.32% 4.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.30% 17.32% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Average daily rate
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£135 £285 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.63% -10.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £147 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £350 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £169 £170 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Average hourly rate £12.27 £13.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +1.81%
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
127 127 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 26.96% 36.49% 39.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 49 79
Average daily rate £400 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £192 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -65.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £12.50 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.80 £28.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
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
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 March 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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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -8 5 £135 -61.42% 1
Windows XP
South West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) Windows 7
3 14 (53.85%) MS Excel
4 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (46.15%) Citrix
6 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
7 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
8 9 (34.62%) MS Office
9 7 (26.92%) SCCM
9 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (26.92%) Asset Management
10 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
10 6 (23.08%) WAN
10 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (19.23%) Migration
11 5 (19.23%) VMware
11 5 (19.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (19.23%) IT Asset Management
12 4 (15.38%) PDA
12 4 (15.38%) Fat Client
12 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (15.38%) Thin Client
12 4 (15.38%) LAN
13 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
13 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
13 3 (11.54%) Programme Management
13 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
13 3 (11.54%) Application Packaging
13 3 (11.54%) XenApp

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (11.54%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (53.85%) MS Excel
2 9 (34.62%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) WAN
2 4 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (7.69%) SMS
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) DNS
4 1 (3.85%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
2 2 (7.69%) MSI
3 1 (3.85%) WinRunner
3 1 (3.85%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.69%) Publishing
2 1 (3.85%) Local Government
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
1 6 (23.08%) Administrator
2 5 (19.23%) Desktop Support
2 5 (19.23%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Thin Client
1 4 (15.38%) PDA
1 4 (15.38%) Fat Client
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) Windows 7
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.85%) AIX
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Asset Management
2 5 (19.23%) Migration
2 5 (19.23%) IT Asset Management
3 3 (11.54%) Programme Management
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Security Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
4 1 (3.85%) MCSA
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.85%) MCTS
4 1 (3.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.54%) XenApp
5 2 (7.69%) vSphere
6 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (7.69%) WSUS
4 1 (3.85%) Netcool
4 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (46.15%) Citrix
3 5 (19.23%) VMware
4 2 (7.69%) Remedy
4 2 (7.69%) McAfee
4 2 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (3.85%) Veritas
5 1 (3.85%) Symantec
5 1 (3.85%) Avaya