The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 59 27 36
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 13 38 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.56% 4.94% 3.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.74% 18.36% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 3
Average daily rate
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£339 £260 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.28% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £120 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £394 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £145 £225
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -35.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.94 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.91 £15.35 £20.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.06 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% -
Windows XP
Buckinghamshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
193 207 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 23.11% 26.92% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 78 27
Average daily rate £330 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £120 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.14 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (87.18%) Windows 7
3 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 17 (43.59%) Active Directory
5 13 (33.33%) ITIL
6 12 (30.77%) VB
6 12 (30.77%) Tivoli
6 12 (30.77%) Finance
6 12 (30.77%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (23.08%) MS Office
10 8 (20.51%) ATM
10 8 (20.51%) Software Testing
10 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
10 8 (20.51%) Build Automation
11 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
11 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
11 7 (17.95%) Migration
11 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
12 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (12.82%) IIS
14 4 (10.26%) Client/Server
14 4 (10.26%) McAfee
14 4 (10.26%) HP
14 4 (10.26%) MCSE
14 4 (10.26%) IBM
14 4 (10.26%) Citrix
14 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (10.26%) VMware

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 5 (12.82%) IIS
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Office
2 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) ATM
2 2 (5.13%) DHCP
2 2 (5.13%) DNS
3 1 (2.56%) Internet
3 1 (2.56%) LAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MSI
1 1 (2.56%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) Service Analyst
2 8 (20.51%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Technical Specialist
4 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Desktop Support
5 4 (10.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Field Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (5.13%) Field Support Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Desktop Technician
8 1 (2.56%) Service Desk Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Rollout Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Help Desk Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) WSH
1 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (87.18%) Windows 7
3 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (7.69%) Windows 2000
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) Software Testing
2 8 (20.51%) Build Automation
3 7 (17.95%) Migration
4 4 (10.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (10.26%) Data Migration
4 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Change Management
5 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.69%) QMS
5 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.13%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.56%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) VB
2 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) MCSE
3 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.13%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (43.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) VMware ESX
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) Tivoli
1 12 (30.77%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 2 (5.13%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) HP
2 4 (10.26%) Citrix
2 4 (10.26%) McAfee
2 4 (10.26%) VMware
2 4 (10.26%) IBM
3 3 (7.69%) AppSense
3 3 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (2.56%) Remedy