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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 63 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 34 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.21% 3.87% 4.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.61% 16.43% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.84% +11.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £142 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £260 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £188 £250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
Average hourly rate £16.14 £15.35 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.14% +9.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.74
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.89%
Windows XP
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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
196 207 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.51% 23.55% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 80 37
Average daily rate £368 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £145 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.35 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% +9.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.61 £29.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 April 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
3 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
4 12 (36.36%) ITIL
4 12 (36.36%) Finance
5 11 (33.33%) Tivoli
5 11 (33.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 10 (30.30%) VB
7 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (21.21%) Build Automation
8 7 (21.21%) MS Office
8 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
8 7 (21.21%) ATM
8 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
8 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
9 5 (15.15%) Migration
9 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
9 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
9 5 (15.15%) IIS
9 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (12.12%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
10 4 (12.12%) MCSE
10 4 (12.12%) Client/Server
10 4 (12.12%) IBM
10 4 (12.12%) McAfee
10 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
10 4 (12.12%) Citrix

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (15.15%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Office
1 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) ATM
2 2 (6.06%) DHCP
2 2 (6.06%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 7 (21.21%) Technical Specialist
3 6 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Service Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support
6 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Support
8 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Support Specialist
8 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (3.03%) Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (3.03%) Service Desk Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) AWS Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Implementation Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Client/Server
1 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) iPhone
2 1 (3.03%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Software Testing
2 7 (21.21%) Build Automation
3 5 (15.15%) Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
4 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Change Management
4 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.09%) QMS
6 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.03%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) VB
2 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) MCSE
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) VMware ESX
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) Tivoli
1 11 (33.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Citrix
2 4 (12.12%) McAfee
2 4 (12.12%) VMware
2 4 (12.12%) IBM
3 3 (9.09%) AppSense
3 3 (9.09%) HP
3 3 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (3.03%) Apple