The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 20 26 34
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 2.20% 1.84% 0.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.77% 14.81% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£140 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-5.25% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.38
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -2.60%
Windows XP
England

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

Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
13 27 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.14% 12.44% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 2
Average daily rate £300 £375 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +150.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) SCCM
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (12.50%) NHS
6 1 (12.50%) VBScript
6 1 (12.50%) VB
6 1 (12.50%) IIS
6 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
6 1 (12.50%) Remedy
6 1 (12.50%) MCSE
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) Client/Server

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) VLAN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
2 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) VMware