The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 31 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 Kent 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 38 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 7 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.51% 4.38% 4.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 13.95% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 7
Average daily rate
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£140 £170 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -48.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £116 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £256 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £210 £225
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
56 86 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 20.07% 31.39% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 53 33
Average daily rate £350 £400 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £130 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £11.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +41.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Kent region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 31 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
(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
Maidstone +4 2 £114 -58.63% 2
Tonbridge - 1 £110 -
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Windows 7
3 12 (85.71%) MS Office
4 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
5 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
6 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
7 5 (35.71%) SCCM
8 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
9 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
9 3 (21.43%) LAN
9 3 (21.43%) WAN
9 3 (21.43%) ITIL
9 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (14.29%) VMware
10 2 (14.29%) Service Management
10 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
10 2 (14.29%) Wireless
10 2 (14.29%) Finance
10 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (14.29%) Office 365
10 2 (14.29%) NVQ Level 3
10 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
10 2 (14.29%) MCP
10 2 (14.29%) DHCP
10 2 (14.29%) VPN
10 2 (14.29%) DNS
10 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (14.29%) Internet

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (85.71%) MS Office
2 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.14%) Acrobat
3 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (21.43%) LAN
2 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) VPN
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) Internet
3 2 (14.29%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Support Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Support Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) IT Support
4 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
6 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCP
1 2 (14.29%) A+ Certification
1 2 (14.29%) NVQ Level 3
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix