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 27 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 46 52 45
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 15 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.33% 2.00% 2.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.29% 9.43% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
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£160 £173 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £133 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £300 £236
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £250
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.23 £11.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £16.00 £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.64% -
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
181 159 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 28.15% 21.17% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 56 73
Average daily rate £375 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 17
Average hourly rate £14.85 £13.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.07% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.90 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.95 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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
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 27 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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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
Stevenage +3 3 - -
Rickmansworth -3 2 - -
St Albans - 2 - -
Watford +3 1 - - 1
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (64.52%) MS Office
3 17 (54.84%) HP
4 15 (48.39%) Windows 7
5 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
6 12 (38.71%) ITIL
6 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (32.26%) Android
7 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
8 8 (25.81%) Citrix
8 8 (25.81%) Apple
8 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
8 8 (25.81%) Cisco
9 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
9 7 (22.58%) VPN
9 7 (22.58%) Internet
9 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (22.58%) OpenView
9 7 (22.58%) OVSD
9 7 (22.58%) CCNA
10 6 (19.35%) VMware
10 6 (19.35%) Dell
10 6 (19.35%) Project Management
10 6 (19.35%) DNS
10 6 (19.35%) DHCP
10 6 (19.35%) XenApp
10 6 (19.35%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (19.35%) Windows 8
10 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 20 (64.52%) MS Office
2 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
1 7 (22.58%) VPN
1 7 (22.58%) Internet
2 6 (19.35%) DNS
2 6 (19.35%) DHCP
3 3 (9.68%) LAN
3 3 (9.68%) VoIP
3 3 (9.68%) WAN
4 2 (6.45%) Firewall
4 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (6.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (12.90%) French Language
1 4 (12.90%) German Language
2 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (29.03%) Support Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Service Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Desktop Support
5 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Support Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (6.45%) Network Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Network Support
8 1 (3.23%) Rollout Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) IT Support
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Support Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
8 1 (3.23%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) VLE
2 2 (6.45%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Windows 7
3 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (32.26%) Android
5 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (19.35%) Windows 2000 Server
6 6 (19.35%) Windows 8
6 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
7 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
7 2 (6.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Project Management
3 4 (12.90%) Coaching
4 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 2 (6.45%) Information Security
5 2 (6.45%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.45%) Information Management
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (6.45%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.45%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) CCNA
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 6 (19.35%) XenApp
3 2 (6.45%) XenServer
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) OpenView
1 7 (22.58%) OVSD
2 4 (12.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) HP
2 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.81%) Cisco
3 8 (25.81%) Citrix
3 8 (25.81%) Apple
4 6 (19.35%) Dell
4 6 (19.35%) VMware
5 3 (9.68%) Altiris
5 3 (9.68%) Symantec
5 3 (9.68%) Avaya
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle