The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Guildford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Guildford region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 27 30 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 2.73% 0.48% 2.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.32% 3.03% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate £190 - £104
UK excluding London average daily rate £186 £240 £240
% change year-on-year
-22.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.21 £34.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.10% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +1.85%
Operating Systems Category
Guildford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
53 33 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Guildford 24.09% 15.94% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 13
Average daily rate £288 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £129 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 7
Average hourly rate £14.21 £34.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.10% -0.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.90 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £36.70 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
Surrey

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Guildford

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Guildford region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Guildford

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Guildford

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 7 (53.85%) MS Office
4 4 (30.77%) IBM Notes
4 4 (30.77%) Lotus
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (23.08%) MCSE
5 3 (23.08%) VPN
6 2 (15.38%) Citrix
6 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 1 (7.69%) Toshiba
7 1 (7.69%) Service Management
7 1 (7.69%) Finance
7 1 (7.69%) WSUS
7 1 (7.69%) Software Packaging
7 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (7.69%) SCCM
7 1 (7.69%) Time Management
7 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (7.69%) XenApp
7 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
7 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
7 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Guildford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Guildford 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 (30.77%) IBM Notes
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (30.77%) Deployment Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 2 (15.38%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) VBScript
1 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) MCSE
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.69%) WSUS
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Lotus
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Novell
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec
4 1 (7.69%) Toshiba
4 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow