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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 35 44 43
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 28 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.22% 2.63% 3.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.97% 9.41% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -40.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £160 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £230 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £210 £225
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £12.53 £27.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
165 170 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 24.85% 27.96% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 70 88
Average daily rate £288 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 18 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £26.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £38.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 30 July 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
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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Stevenage +5 7 £490 +172.22%
Rickmansworth -9 7 - -
Watford -2 4 - - 1
St Albans - 2 - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 2
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (61.36%) MS Office
3 20 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (40.91%) MS Excel
5 17 (38.64%) Windows 7
6 14 (31.82%) VPN
7 12 (27.27%) Internet
7 12 (27.27%) Symantec
7 12 (27.27%) HP
8 10 (22.73%) OpenView
8 10 (22.73%) Manufacturing
8 10 (22.73%) OVSD
9 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (15.91%) Blackberry
10 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
10 7 (15.91%) ITIL
11 6 (13.64%) Remedy
11 6 (13.64%) Altiris
11 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (11.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (11.36%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (11.36%) Firewall
12 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
12 5 (11.36%) VoIP
12 5 (11.36%) Citrix
13 4 (9.09%) CRM
13 4 (9.09%) iPhone
13 4 (9.09%) iPad
14 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (6.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.27%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 27 (61.36%) MS Office
2 18 (40.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) VPN
2 12 (27.27%) Internet
3 5 (11.36%) Firewall
3 5 (11.36%) VoIP
4 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.55%) DNS
5 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MSI
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 10 (22.73%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.82%) Publishing
3 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Analyst
2 15 (34.09%) Service Analyst
3 14 (31.82%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (20.45%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (20.45%) Support Engineer
5 8 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (15.91%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (13.64%) Support Analyst
8 5 (11.36%) IT Support
8 5 (11.36%) Technical Support
9 4 (9.09%) Support Specialist
10 2 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
10 2 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
10 2 (4.55%) IT Support Analyst
10 2 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
10 2 (4.55%) Applications Packager
11 1 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 1 (2.27%) IT Technician
11 1 (2.27%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 1 (2.27%) 1st Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.09%) iPhone
2 4 (9.09%) iPad
3 1 (2.27%) FMCG
3 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (40.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (38.64%) Windows 7
4 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.55%) Android
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) ITIL
2 4 (9.09%) CRM
3 3 (6.82%) Data Entry
4 2 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (2.27%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.27%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (2.27%) Migration
5 1 (2.27%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.27%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (2.27%) CCNA
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.27%) XenServer
3 1 (2.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) OpenView
1 10 (22.73%) OVSD
2 5 (11.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 5 (11.36%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.55%) ZENworks
3 2 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.55%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.55%) SCCM
4 1 (2.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Symantec
1 12 (27.27%) HP
2 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.64%) Remedy
3 6 (13.64%) Altiris
4 5 (11.36%) Citrix
5 3 (6.82%) VMware
5 3 (6.82%) Avaya
6 1 (2.27%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.27%) Toshiba
6 1 (2.27%) Wyse
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
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