The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 27 27 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 6 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.37% 1.96% 5.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.91% 8.51% 26.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£133 - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% -6.89%
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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 Oxford region.

Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
55 47 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.74% 23.04% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 27
Average daily rate £313 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £23.75 £16.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +42.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £12.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £27.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 8 (38.10%) MS Office
4 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (23.81%) DHCP
6 5 (23.81%) DNS
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
8 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
8 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (14.29%) Infor
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (14.29%) HP
8 3 (14.29%) VMware
8 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
8 3 (14.29%) Backup Exec
9 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
9 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
9 2 (9.52%) Android
9 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
9 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
9 2 (9.52%) Mac OS
10 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (4.76%) Cisco
10 1 (4.76%) ITIL
10 1 (4.76%) Linux

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
2 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) DHCP
1 5 (23.81%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Desktop Support
2 7 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (28.57%) Support Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) IT Support
6 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Server Support
8 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) Android
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
5 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
5 2 (9.52%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.76%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 3 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Infor
2 3 (14.29%) HP
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Apple