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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 51 47 46
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 17 30 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.95% 2.99% 3.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.17% 11.19% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 22
Average daily rate
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£288 £385 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.32% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £184 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £450 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.17 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.78% -19.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.00 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £118.50 £24.50 £21.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -3.50%
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
208 268 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.80% 26.69% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 124 119
Average daily rate £325 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.55 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +23.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £26.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (65.22%) Active Directory
3 22 (47.83%) Security Cleared
4 19 (41.30%) Windows 7
5 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
7 13 (28.26%) MS Exchange
7 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
9 11 (23.91%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (21.74%) ISEB
10 10 (21.74%) DV Cleared
11 9 (19.57%) MS Office
12 8 (17.39%) Citrix
12 8 (17.39%) TestDirector
12 8 (17.39%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
13 7 (15.22%) QuickTest Pro
13 7 (15.22%) WinRunner
14 6 (13.04%) HP
14 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
14 6 (13.04%) Windows 8
15 5 (10.87%) AIX
15 5 (10.87%) VPN
15 5 (10.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 5 (10.87%) VMware
15 5 (10.87%) SCCM
15 5 (10.87%) Windows Vista
16 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
16 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (28.26%) MS Exchange
2 8 (17.39%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (8.70%) IIS
3 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.17%) WorkSite
5 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) MS Office
2 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) VPN
2 4 (8.70%) DNS
2 4 (8.70%) Internet
2 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.52%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (6.52%) DMZ
3 3 (6.52%) LAN
4 2 (4.35%) DHCP
4 2 (4.35%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) TestDirector
2 7 (15.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (15.22%) WinRunner
3 3 (6.52%) MSI
3 3 (6.52%) InstallShield
4 2 (4.35%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Tester
2 7 (15.22%) Infrastructure Tester
3 4 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) IT Support Technician
3 4 (8.70%) Applications Tester
3 4 (8.70%) Test Analyst
3 4 (8.70%) Support Technician
3 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) IT Support
4 3 (6.52%) Rollout Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Web Designer
5 2 (4.35%) Administrator
5 2 (4.35%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Technical Tester
5 2 (4.35%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) .NET
1 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
1 3 (6.52%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Clustering
2 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.17%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (41.30%) Windows 7
3 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.04%) Windows 8
6 5 (10.87%) Windows Vista
6 5 (10.87%) AIX
7 4 (8.70%) Windows 2000
8 2 (4.35%) Windows NT
8 2 (4.35%) Solaris
8 2 (4.35%) CentOS
8 2 (4.35%) UNIX
9 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) Test Scripting
2 4 (8.70%) Automation Testing
3 3 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (6.52%) Analytics
3 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
3 3 (6.52%) Regression Testing
3 3 (6.52%) Web Analytics
4 2 (4.35%) Validation
4 2 (4.35%) Migration
4 2 (4.35%) ITIL
4 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.35%) Network Architecture
4 2 (4.35%) Test Strategy
4 2 (4.35%) Software Distribution
4 2 (4.35%) Stress Testing
5 1 (2.17%) Investment Management
5 1 (2.17%) Change Management
5 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.17%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) VBScript
2 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (47.83%) Security Cleared
2 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 10 (21.74%) DV Cleared
3 10 (21.74%) ISEB
4 4 (8.70%) MCP
5 3 (6.52%) MCSE
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.35%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.17%) MCDST
7 1 (2.17%) MCITP
7 1 (2.17%) MCSA
7 1 (2.17%) CCA
7 1 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 30 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.17%) XenApp
3 1 (2.17%) vSphere
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (10.87%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (6.52%) Netcool
3 3 (6.52%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.39%) Citrix
3 6 (13.04%) HP
4 5 (10.87%) VMware
5 3 (6.52%) Unica
5 3 (6.52%) McAfee
5 3 (6.52%) Veritas
6 2 (4.35%) Borland
6 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.35%) Apple
6 2 (4.35%) EMC
6 2 (4.35%) Sophos
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco
6 2 (4.35%) Remedy
6 2 (4.35%) Altiris
7 1 (2.17%) Intel
7 1 (2.17%) Dell
7 1 (2.17%) Symantec
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