The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 17 23 27
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 4.39% 1.49% 1.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 20.00% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £550 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
24 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 11.71% 7.46% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 5
Average daily rate £450 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Network Design
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (22.22%) SCCM
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) MSI
4 1 (11.11%) NHS
4 1 (11.11%) VBScript
4 1 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (11.11%) MS Office
4 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Field Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Applications Packager
2 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) VBScript
1 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM