The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 24 - 25
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 2 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.47% - 3.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.71% - 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£210 - £113
UK excluding London average daily rate £189 £200 £236
% change year-on-year
-5.50% -15.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.98 £14.38
% change year-on-year
-3.39% -2.78%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Operating Systems Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
35 11 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 25.74% 13.25% 26.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 4 27
Average daily rate £213 £225 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.70 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Ipswich region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Ipswich region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

Windows XP
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) SLA
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) SCCM

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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.

Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Service Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) IT Support
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Junior IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix