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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 58 57 52
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 13 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.44% 2.90% 3.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.37% 8.63% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 8
Average daily rate
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£188 £133 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -37.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £120 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £400 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £150 £159
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -19.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
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
204 371 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.54% 33.64% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 176 75
Average daily rate £300 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 20
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £11.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 15 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
4 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
5 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (20.00%) DV Cleared
7 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 5 (16.67%) SCCM
7 5 (16.67%) Internet
7 5 (16.67%) ITIL
7 5 (16.67%) MCP
8 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
8 4 (13.33%) IIS
8 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
8 4 (13.33%) DHCP
8 4 (13.33%) DNS
8 4 (13.33%) SCOM
9 3 (10.00%) Network Management
9 3 (10.00%) Analytics
9 3 (10.00%) Unica
9 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
9 3 (10.00%) Web Analytics
9 3 (10.00%) SLA
9 3 (10.00%) LAN
9 3 (10.00%) MS Office
9 3 (10.00%) MCSE
9 3 (10.00%) MS Excel

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (13.33%) IIS
1 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Internet
2 4 (13.33%) DHCP
2 4 (13.33%) DNS
3 3 (10.00%) LAN
4 2 (6.67%) VoIP
4 2 (6.67%) WAN
4 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (3.33%) Junos
5 1 (3.33%) VLAN
5 1 (3.33%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) IT Support
3 5 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Deployment Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Support Technician
5 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.67%) Web Designer
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Designer
6 2 (6.67%) Desktop Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.33%) iPhone
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.33%) Android
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Network Management
2 3 (10.00%) Analytics
2 3 (10.00%) Web Analytics
2 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Management
3 1 (3.33%) Change Control
3 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.33%) Migration
3 1 (3.33%) IT Governance
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) MCP
4 3 (10.00%) MCSE
4 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.33%) CCA
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
2 4 (13.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.00%) Unica
2 3 (10.00%) HP
2 3 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (6.67%) Remedy
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) McAfee
4 1 (3.33%) Apple
4 1 (3.33%) Dell