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 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 51 38 46
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 13 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.55% 4.09% 2.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.14% 16.67% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £200 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-5.25% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 10
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.55 £19.71
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.38
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -2.60%
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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
182 186 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.72% 24.54% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 66 89
Average daily rate £325 £240 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £135 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 26
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.27 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £18.20 £22.50
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 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 22 August 2014, 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 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (76.19%) Windows 7
3 17 (40.48%) Active Directory
4 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 10 (23.81%) ITIL
5 10 (23.81%) VB
6 8 (19.05%) MSI
6 8 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (19.05%) MS Office
7 7 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (16.67%) Finance
7 7 (16.67%) Application Packaging
7 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
8 6 (14.29%) Wise Package Studio
8 6 (14.29%) WSH
9 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
9 5 (11.90%) Remedy
9 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
9 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (11.90%) Windows 8
10 4 (9.52%) SCCM
10 4 (9.52%) French Language
10 4 (9.52%) German Language
10 4 (9.52%) VMware
10 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
11 3 (7.14%) ATM
11 3 (7.14%) VBScript
11 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (11.90%) MS Exchange
1 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Office
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) ATM
2 1 (2.38%) Broadband
2 1 (2.38%) VPN
2 1 (2.38%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) 3G
2 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MSI
2 6 (14.29%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (2.38%) InstallShield
3 1 (2.38%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) French Language
2 4 (9.52%) German Language
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (54.76%) Analyst
2 9 (21.43%) Help Desk Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Service Analyst
3 8 (19.05%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Applications Packager
5 5 (11.90%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (11.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (9.52%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) IT Support
7 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Deployment Engineer
8 1 (2.38%) Citrix Specialist
8 1 (2.38%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 6 (14.29%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.14%) PDA
3 1 (2.38%) EPoS
3 1 (2.38%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.38%) iPhone
3 1 (2.38%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (76.19%) Windows 7
3 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.90%) Windows 8
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) ITIL
2 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
2 3 (7.14%) Migration
2 3 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (4.76%) Build Automation
3 2 (4.76%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.38%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (2.38%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) VB
2 3 (7.14%) VBScript
2 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.38%) C
3 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 17 (40.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.38%) XenApp
5 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (9.52%) SCCM
3 2 (4.76%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.38%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Remedy
3 4 (9.52%) VMware
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix
5 2 (4.76%) HP
5 2 (4.76%) Dell
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco
6 1 (2.38%) CA
6 1 (2.38%) Apple
6 1 (2.38%) AppSense
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