The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 42 29 51
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +22
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 33 22 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.85% 4.45% 2.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.10% 16.67% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 3
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 14
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £14.53 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.89%
Windows XP
East of England

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

Operating Systems Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
205 132 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.92% 26.72% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 47 78
Average daily rate £340 £290 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -31.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £137 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 18 29
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £40.00 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 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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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
Watford 0 9 £95 - 2
Rickmansworth -18 5 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City -3 4 £138 -
Stevenage -5 4 - - 2
St Albans - 2 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Hitchin - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (63.49%) MS Office
3 30 (47.62%) Active Directory
4 26 (41.27%) MS Excel
5 25 (39.68%) VPN
6 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (31.75%) Windows 7
7 18 (28.57%) HP
8 17 (26.98%) Internet
9 16 (25.40%) Symantec
10 15 (23.81%) OVSD
10 15 (23.81%) Manufacturing
10 15 (23.81%) OpenView
11 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
12 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (17.46%) ITIL
13 10 (15.87%) Blackberry
13 10 (15.87%) Altiris
14 9 (14.29%) VoIP
15 7 (11.11%) MS Exchange
15 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (9.52%) Remedy
17 5 (7.94%) VMware
17 5 (7.94%) Firewall
17 5 (7.94%) Norton AntiVirus
17 5 (7.94%) DNS
17 5 (7.94%) Citrix
17 5 (7.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
18 4 (6.35%) CRM

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 7 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.59%) IIS
5 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 40 (63.49%) MS Office
2 26 (41.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (39.68%) VPN
2 17 (26.98%) Internet
3 9 (14.29%) VoIP
4 5 (7.94%) Firewall
4 5 (7.94%) DNS
5 3 (4.76%) DHCP
6 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.59%) LDAP
7 1 (1.59%) LAN
7 1 (1.59%) SAN
7 1 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MSI
1 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 15 (23.81%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.76%) Publishing
3 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (49.21%) Analyst
2 18 (28.57%) Service Analyst
3 16 (25.40%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (22.22%) Support Analyst
5 13 (20.63%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (19.05%) Support Engineer
6 12 (19.05%) IT Support
7 11 (17.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
9 7 (11.11%) Desktop Support
10 6 (9.52%) Desktop Analyst
10 6 (9.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 6 (9.52%) IT Support Analyst
11 5 (7.94%) Technical Support
12 4 (6.35%) Support Specialist
13 3 (4.76%) Administrator
13 3 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
14 2 (3.17%) IT Support Engineer
14 2 (3.17%) Help Desk Support
14 2 (3.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) .NET
1 1 (1.59%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) iPhone
3 3 (4.76%) iPad
4 2 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.59%) FMCG
5 1 (1.59%) Replication
5 1 (1.59%) Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 20 (31.75%) Windows 7
3 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (1.59%) Android
6 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.59%) Linux
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) ITIL
2 4 (6.35%) CRM
3 3 (4.76%) Time Management
3 3 (4.76%) Performance Management
3 3 (4.76%) Data Entry
4 1 (1.59%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (1.59%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (1.59%) Test Automation
4 1 (1.59%) E-Commerce
4 1 (1.59%) Configuration Management
4 1 (1.59%) ITSM
4 1 (1.59%) Migration
4 1 (1.59%) Asset Management
4 1 (1.59%) Load Balancing
4 1 (1.59%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.59%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.17%) SQL
2 1 (1.59%) VBScript
2 1 (1.59%) VB
2 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
2 1 (1.59%) VB6
2 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) ISEB
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.59%) XenServer
3 1 (1.59%) vSphere
3 1 (1.59%) VMFS
3 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.59%) Xen
3 1 (1.59%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (23.81%) OpenView
1 15 (23.81%) OVSD
2 5 (7.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (7.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.17%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.59%) ZENworks
4 1 (1.59%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (28.57%) HP
2 16 (25.40%) Symantec
3 12 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 10 (15.87%) Altiris
5 6 (9.52%) Remedy
6 5 (7.94%) VMware
6 5 (7.94%) Citrix
7 3 (4.76%) Avaya
7 3 (4.76%) Business Objects
7 3 (4.76%) Orchard
8 1 (1.59%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.59%) Wyse
8 1 (1.59%) Cisco
8 1 (1.59%) IBM
8 1 (1.59%) Oracle
8 1 (1.59%) NetApp
8 1 (1.59%) Lotus