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 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 44 26 32
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.26% 4.87% 5.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.46% 13.01% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 7
Average daily rate
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£150 £285 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £147 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £188 £250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 0
Average hourly rate £12.27 £13.63 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.74
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.89%
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
130 146 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 26.75% 37.44% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 70 67
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 £150 £150 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £42.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -65.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.11 £12.50 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £29.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 April 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester +1 6 £135 -61.42%
Windows XP
South West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Windows 7
3 14 (60.87%) MS Excel
4 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
5 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
5 9 (39.13%) Citrix
6 8 (34.78%) Migration
6 8 (34.78%) Asset Management
6 8 (34.78%) IT Asset Management
7 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
8 6 (26.09%) Programme Management
8 6 (26.09%) Windows 8
9 5 (21.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (21.74%) SCCM
9 5 (21.74%) MS Office
9 5 (21.74%) WAN
10 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
10 4 (17.39%) PDA
10 4 (17.39%) Lync
11 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (13.04%) Application Packaging
11 3 (13.04%) Fat Client
11 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
11 3 (13.04%) McAfee
11 3 (13.04%) Thin Client
11 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
11 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
11 3 (13.04%) LAN
12 2 (8.70%) SQL

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 4 (17.39%) Lync
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (60.87%) MS Excel
2 5 (21.74%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) WAN
2 3 (13.04%) LAN
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.35%) WinRunner
3 1 (4.35%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
1 2 (8.70%) Local Government
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Analyst
1 4 (17.39%) Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (13.04%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Help Desk Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (13.04%) Service Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (13.04%) Deployment Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
3 1 (4.35%) IT Support
3 1 (4.35%) Technology Consultant
3 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
3 1 (4.35%) Tester
3 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Consultant
3 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) PDA
2 3 (13.04%) Fat Client
2 3 (13.04%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Windows 7
3 6 (26.09%) Windows 8
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Migration
1 8 (34.78%) Asset Management
1 8 (34.78%) IT Asset Management
2 6 (26.09%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Security Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) MCSA
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) MCTS
4 1 (4.35%) MCITP
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (8.70%) AirWatch
4 1 (4.35%) Netcool
4 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) Citrix
3 3 (13.04%) McAfee
4 2 (8.70%) Symantec
4 2 (8.70%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) Veritas
5 1 (4.35%) Avaya
5 1 (4.35%) VMware