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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 26 40 17
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 16 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.46% 0.85% 6.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.02% 3.80% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 2
Average daily rate £130 - £99
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 - £96
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 - £102
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £194 £140
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +38.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +8.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.94 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+0.46% -0.46%
Windows XP
Oxfordshire

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
94 79 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 32.08% 22.25% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 31 16
Average daily rate £280 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £185 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £130.30 £18.20 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram 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 5 February 2016, 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
3 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
4 11 (64.71%) Adobe
4 11 (64.71%) IBM Notes
4 11 (64.71%) PeopleSoft
4 11 (64.71%) ITIL
4 11 (64.71%) Internet
4 11 (64.71%) Lotus
4 11 (64.71%) Acrobat
4 11 (64.71%) DameWare
5 10 (58.82%) Incident Management
5 10 (58.82%) Release Management
5 10 (58.82%) Change Control
6 9 (52.94%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
7 8 (47.06%) VPN
7 8 (47.06%) Software Distribution
8 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
9 3 (17.65%) Office 365
10 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
10 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
10 2 (11.76%) Project Management
10 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
10 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (11.76%) MS Office
10 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
10 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (5.88%) MCP
11 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (64.71%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Acrobat
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) Internet
2 8 (47.06%) TCP/IP
2 8 (47.06%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) Skype
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Service Analyst
2 8 (47.06%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (41.18%) Technical Analyst
3 7 (41.18%) Technical Services Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL Service Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Server Support
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.88%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) ITIL
2 10 (58.82%) Change Control
2 10 (58.82%) Incident Management
2 10 (58.82%) Release Management
3 8 (47.06%) Software Distribution
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCP
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (64.71%) DameWare
2 1 (5.88%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) Adobe
2 11 (64.71%) Lotus
2 11 (64.71%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (5.88%) Dell
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Remedy
3 1 (5.88%) Sophos