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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 21 - 29
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.83% - 1.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.64% - 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £110
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £175 £159
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.91 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.01% -10.34%
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
22 12 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 13.41% 8.57% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 12
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 20 November 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) MS Office
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
6 1 (14.29%) SCCM
6 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Perforce
6 1 (14.29%) UNIX
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (14.29%) MSBuild
6 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (14.29%) GitHub
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Team Leader
1 2 (28.57%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Build and Release Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Release Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
2 1 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy
3 1 (14.29%) Perforce