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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 29 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 7 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.06% 5.20% 6.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 15.65% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 9
Average daily rate £135 £269 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.81% +14.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £249 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £282 £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £186 £235 £240
% change year-on-year
-20.92% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £13.80
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -0.36%
Operating Systems Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
56 115 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 24.45% 33.24% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 53 49
Average daily rate £388 £325 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +32.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £263 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 22
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £13.74 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £14.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dartford - 4 £135 - 1
Folkestone 0 2 £130 -
Maidstone +6 1 £250 -9.09% 1
West Malling - 1 £250 -
Chatham - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) MS Office
3 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 11 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 11 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 8 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (36.36%) ITIL
7 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
8 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
9 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
10 3 (13.64%) Sophos
11 2 (9.09%) Sage
11 2 (9.09%) VPN
11 2 (9.09%) CRM
11 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
11 2 (9.09%) Line 500
11 2 (9.09%) Investment Management
12 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
12 1 (4.55%) SCCM
12 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
12 1 (4.55%) Finance
12 1 (4.55%) Migration
12 1 (4.55%) VMware
12 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (4.55%) NHS
12 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 11 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (77.27%) MS Office
2 6 (27.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (9.09%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) VPN
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Service Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (22.73%) Desktop Support
5 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 4 (18.18%) Support Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
7 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
8 1 (4.55%) Deskside Support
8 1 (4.55%) Project Analyst
8 1 (4.55%) Rollout Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) CRM
2 2 (9.09%) Investment Management
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Sophos
3 2 (9.09%) Sage
4 1 (4.55%) VMware