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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 58 37 36
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 12 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.48% 4.43% 4.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.09% 17.41% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 2
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£200 £143 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% -12.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £180 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £10.50 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.35 £18.80 £14.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.48 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -2.00%
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
197 201 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 24.29% 25.44% 26.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 98 51
Average daily rate £390 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £115 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £29.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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
St Albans +1 2 - - 1
Stevenage -10 2 - - 1
Royston -3 1 - -
Hertford - 1 - -
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 14 (63.64%) MS Office
4 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
4 13 (59.09%) Android
5 11 (50.00%) DNS
5 11 (50.00%) Citrix
5 11 (50.00%) ITIL
5 11 (50.00%) DHCP
6 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (40.91%) Apple
7 9 (40.91%) TCP/IP
7 9 (40.91%) HP
7 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (40.91%) CCNA
8 8 (36.36%) Dell
8 8 (36.36%) VMware
8 8 (36.36%) Project Management
8 8 (36.36%) XenApp
9 7 (31.82%) Windows 2000 Server
9 7 (31.82%) Cisco
10 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
10 5 (22.73%) Windows 8
10 5 (22.73%) SLA
11 4 (18.18%) VPN
11 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
11 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (13.64%) SharePoint

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (63.64%) MS Office
2 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) DHCP
1 11 (50.00%) DNS
2 9 (40.91%) TCP/IP
3 4 (18.18%) VPN
3 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) PBX
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) French Language
2 1 (4.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (31.82%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (27.27%) Desktop Support
3 6 (27.27%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (18.18%) Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Support Technician
5 3 (13.64%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
6 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Technician
7 1 (4.55%) IT Support
7 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Administrator
7 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) IT Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) iPhone
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) AS400
2 1 (4.55%) VLE
2 1 (4.55%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (59.09%) Android
3 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (31.82%) Windows 2000 Server
5 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
5 5 (22.73%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) Project Management
3 3 (13.64%) Coaching
4 1 (4.55%) ERP
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Information Security
4 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.55%) Information Management
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Time Management
4 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.55%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) CCNA
1 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) MCSE
2 1 (4.55%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (36.36%) XenApp
3 1 (4.55%) XenServer
3 1 (4.55%) MetaFrame
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) OpenView
1 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.55%) OVSD
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) Citrix
3 9 (40.91%) Apple
3 9 (40.91%) HP
4 8 (36.36%) Dell
4 8 (36.36%) VMware
5 7 (31.82%) Cisco
6 2 (9.09%) Lotus
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle
7 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards
7 1 (4.55%) Symantec
7 1 (4.55%) Avaya