The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 44 48 45
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 22 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.45% 2.74% 3.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.65% 11.79% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 10
Average daily rate
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£338 £286 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.90% +104.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £384 £230
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.92 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.53% -19.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.81%
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 Reading region.

Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
228 229 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.42% 23.23% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 105 86
Average daily rate £375 £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 14
Average hourly rate £18.55 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.67% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £18.40 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (65.00%) Security Cleared
3 23 (57.50%) Windows 7
4 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
5 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
6 16 (40.00%) DV Cleared
7 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
8 14 (35.00%) SCCM
9 13 (32.50%) MS Office
10 10 (25.00%) Migration
10 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (22.50%) SCOM
11 9 (22.50%) Application Packaging
11 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (20.00%) SharePoint
12 8 (20.00%) ITIL
12 8 (20.00%) MCP
12 8 (20.00%) MCSE
13 7 (17.50%) MSI
13 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
13 7 (17.50%) Network Management
13 7 (17.50%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (15.00%) Windows 8
14 6 (15.00%) SQL
14 6 (15.00%) VB
15 4 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 4 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 4 (10.00%) VBA

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) Documentum
2 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (32.50%) MS Office
2 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) LAN
2 2 (5.00%) VPN
2 2 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (2.50%) VoIP
3 1 (2.50%) WAN
3 1 (2.50%) ADSL
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MSI
2 2 (5.00%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (2.50%) WinRunner
3 1 (2.50%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Applications Packager
2 7 (17.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (15.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.50%) Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Help Desk Technician
6 2 (5.00%) Deskside Support
6 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) IT Support
7 1 (2.50%) Operations Manager
7 1 (2.50%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.50%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Support Technician
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.50%) Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.00%) WSH
3 1 (2.50%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.00%) iPhone
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) PKI
3 1 (2.50%) PDA
3 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (57.50%) Windows 7
3 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (15.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.50%) AIX
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Migration
2 8 (20.00%) ITIL
3 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
3 7 (17.50%) Network Management
4 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.50%) Validation
5 1 (2.50%) Project Management
5 1 (2.50%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.50%) Software Delivery
5 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.50%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (2.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
1 6 (15.00%) VB
2 4 (10.00%) VBA
3 1 (2.50%) VBScript
3 1 (2.50%) C
3 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (65.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (20.00%) MCP
5 8 (20.00%) MCSE
6 1 (2.50%) ISEB
6 1 (2.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (35.00%) SCCM
2 9 (22.50%) SCOM
3 4 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.50%) Netcool
4 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) EMC
3 2 (5.00%) Citrix
3 2 (5.00%) Remedy
3 2 (5.00%) McAfee
3 2 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) Dell
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco
4 1 (2.50%) Symantec
4 1 (2.50%) Veritas
4 1 (2.50%) Apple
4 1 (2.50%) Google
4 1 (2.50%) LANDesk
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