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 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 38 19 43
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +24
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 12 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.56% 4.48% 0.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.00% 14.71% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Average daily rate
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£130 £130 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -39.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £118 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £228 £251
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 £13.38 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.98 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.39% -3.62%
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
120 68 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 25.59% 30.49% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 21 57
Average daily rate £345 £150 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+130.00% -53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 5
Average hourly rate £24.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.94% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.08 £13.25 £9.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.75 £35.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -8.57%

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 21 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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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
Cheltenham -3 3 £125 - 1
Gloucester -13 2 £135 -
Windows XP
South West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (48.00%) MS Office
4 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (24.00%) HP
5 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (20.00%) NHS
6 4 (16.00%) Citrix
7 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (12.00%) Thin Client
7 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (12.00%) Application Packaging
7 3 (12.00%) Fat Client
7 3 (12.00%) SCCM
7 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (8.00%) Legal
8 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (4.00%) ITIL
9 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
9 1 (4.00%) DNS
9 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (4.00%) VMware
9 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
9 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (48.00%) MS Office
2 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.00%) DNS
General
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Rollout Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) NHS
2 3 (12.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (12.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.00%) ITIL
1 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (24.00%) HP
2 4 (16.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) VMware