The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 35 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 3 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.23% 3.50% 4.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.35% 13.73% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 6
Average daily rate
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£173 £140 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.21% -49.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £130 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £250 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £173 £190 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.81%
Windows XP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
69 51 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 28.40% 25.50% 32.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 40 50
Average daily rate £466 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 May 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) MS Office
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (50.00%) Citrix
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (33.33%) Mobile Computing
6 3 (25.00%) PDA
6 3 (25.00%) XenApp
6 3 (25.00%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Advertising
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 2 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
7 2 (16.67%) NHS
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (16.67%) Symantec
8 1 (8.33%) Banking
8 1 (8.33%) MCITP
8 1 (8.33%) DFS Replication
8 1 (8.33%) vSphere
8 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
8 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (8.33%) ZENworks
8 1 (8.33%) Dell

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
1 3 (25.00%) Advertising
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support
5 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) IT Support
6 1 (8.33%) IT Technician
6 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Mobile Computing
2 3 (25.00%) PDA
3 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 2 (16.67%) NHS
4 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCITP
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) DFS Replication
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (8.33%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) CommVault
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