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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 40 18 24
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 3 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.84% 5.20% 4.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.37% 25.71% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £140 £198
% change year-on-year
+33.92% -29.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -0.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £14.09 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £18.50 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.85 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.14% -4.34%
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
89 35 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 25.00% 20.23% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 15 28
Average daily rate £400 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £516 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 15
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.87 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 4 (33.33%) DHCP
4 4 (33.33%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (16.67%) Android
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
6 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (16.67%) SLA
6 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
6 2 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) VMware
7 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
7 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
7 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL
7 1 (8.33%) Intranet
7 1 (8.33%) Internet
7 1 (8.33%) HP

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (8.33%) Intranet
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (41.67%) Support Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) IT Support
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
5 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior IT Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) ICT Technician
5 1 (8.33%) Senior IT Support
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Android
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Apple
3 1 (8.33%) Infor