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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 43 44 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.91% 2.68% 4.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.15% 10.49% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 10
Average daily rate £285 £220 £158
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.54% +39.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £184 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £220 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £188 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 8
Average hourly rate £26.25 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.63% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £10.05 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £13.80 £14.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
135 162 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.44% 25.51% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 67 79
Average daily rate £375 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £200 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 17
Average hourly rate £15.50 £24.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.73% +84.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.35 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Rickmansworth +1 7 £185 -
Watford -2 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 11 (50.00%) MS Office
4 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
6 7 (31.82%) DNS
7 6 (27.27%) DHCP
7 6 (27.27%) VPN
7 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
8 5 (22.73%) Office 365
8 5 (22.73%) HP
8 5 (22.73%) ITIL
9 4 (18.18%) OpenView
9 4 (18.18%) Citrix
9 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (18.18%) Internet
9 4 (18.18%) Degree
9 4 (18.18%) XenApp
10 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
10 3 (13.64%) German Language
10 3 (13.64%) SCCM
10 3 (13.64%) Skype for Business
10 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (13.64%) Driving Licence
10 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
10 3 (13.64%) Sophos
10 3 (13.64%) Publishing

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.64%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) AutoCAD
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) DNS
2 6 (27.27%) DHCP
2 6 (27.27%) VPN
3 4 (18.18%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) Skype
4 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) German Language
1 3 (13.64%) Publishing
2 2 (9.09%) Advertising
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) 1st Line Support
3 3 (13.64%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix Support
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Support Technician
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.55%) Deputy IT Manager
5 1 (4.55%) First Line Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Driving Licence
2 2 (9.09%) iPhone
2 2 (9.09%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.09%) Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) CCNA
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.09%) MCP
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) CCNP
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) XenApp
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) OpenView
2 3 (13.64%) OVSD
2 3 (13.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) HP
3 4 (18.18%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) Sophos
5 2 (9.09%) Apple
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco
5 2 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (4.55%) Adobe
6 1 (4.55%) Dell
6 1 (4.55%) Remedy