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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 57 35 28
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 5 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.06% 0.41% 3.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.10% 1.49% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 7
Average daily rate £380 - £140
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 - £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £175 £190
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -4.64%
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
82 67 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 17.45% 27.57% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 23 39
Average daily rate £328 £466 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.64% +19.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £155 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) MS Project
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Google
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) Google Apps
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Google Apps
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (60.00%) Deployment Manager
2 3 (60.00%) Deployment Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Professional Services Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) Google
1 1 (20.00%) iManage
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft