The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 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 Hertfordshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 56 50 41
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 14 13 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.78% 2.00% 3.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.70% 8.23% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 13
Average daily rate £175 £180 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -32.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £124 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £236 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £186 £235 £240
% change year-on-year
-20.92% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £15.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £10.65 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £25.20 £21.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £13.80
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -0.36%
Operating Systems Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
161 158 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.48% 24.35% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 78 98
Average daily rate £300 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 37
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Stevenage -6 3 £125 -50.00%
Rickmansworth - 2 - - 1
Watford -16 1 - - 5
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 27 (51.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (48.08%) MS Office
6 24 (46.15%) Security Cleared
7 19 (36.54%) SC Cleared
8 18 (34.62%) Telecoms
8 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
9 13 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 11 (21.15%) VBScript
10 11 (21.15%) VB
11 10 (19.23%) HTML
11 10 (19.23%) VMware
11 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
12 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
13 7 (13.46%) HP
14 6 (11.54%) VPN
14 6 (11.54%) ITIL
14 6 (11.54%) Symantec
14 6 (11.54%) Blackberry
15 5 (9.62%) Citrix
15 5 (9.62%) Avaya
15 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
16 4 (7.69%) SCCM
16 4 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (7.69%) OVSD
16 4 (7.69%) Altiris
16 4 (7.69%) NetApp
16 4 (7.69%) OpenView

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 25 (48.08%) MS Office
2 13 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) VPN
2 4 (7.69%) VoIP
2 4 (7.69%) Internet
3 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (1.92%) MPLS
4 1 (1.92%) X.400
4 1 (1.92%) X.500
4 1 (1.92%) LAN
4 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) MySQL
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MSI
2 1 (1.92%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.92%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.92%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.92%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.92%) Subversion
2 1 (1.92%) Redmine
General
1 18 (34.62%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.92%) German Language
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Consultant
3 7 (13.46%) IT Support
4 6 (11.54%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (11.54%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Desktop Support
6 4 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Applications Packager
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Designer
7 3 (5.77%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) HTML
2 3 (5.77%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
3 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.92%) .NET
3 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.77%) iPhone
3 2 (3.85%) iPad
4 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.92%) CMDB
4 1 (1.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 52 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 27 (51.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.92%) AIX
6 1 (1.92%) Linux
6 1 (1.92%) Android
6 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.54%) ITIL
2 2 (3.85%) Integration Testing
2 2 (3.85%) ITSM
3 1 (1.92%) Software Engineering
3 1 (1.92%) Information Management
3 1 (1.92%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (1.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) VBScript
1 11 (21.15%) VB
2 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.92%) SQL
3 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 19 (36.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) CCNA
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.92%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.85%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.92%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) SCCM
1 4 (7.69%) OVSD
1 4 (7.69%) OpenView
2 2 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (3.85%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.85%) HP NNM
2 2 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.85%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) VMware
2 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
3 7 (13.46%) HP
4 6 (11.54%) Symantec
5 5 (9.62%) Citrix
5 5 (9.62%) Avaya
6 4 (7.69%) Altiris
6 4 (7.69%) NetApp
7 3 (5.77%) Remedy
8 2 (3.85%) McAfee
9 1 (1.92%) Toshiba
9 1 (1.92%) Cisco
9 1 (1.92%) IBM
9 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.92%) LANDesk
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