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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 43 41 47
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 20 29 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.38% 3.14% 2.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.17% 12.13% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 11
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£338 £300 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +114.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -3.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +1.81%
Windows XP
Berkshire

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
218 239 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.98% 25.87% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 96 95
Average daily rate £413 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £258 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 20
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £20.20 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (68.29%) Security Cleared
2 28 (68.29%) Windows 7
3 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
4 17 (41.46%) Active Directory
5 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
5 16 (39.02%) DV Cleared
6 13 (31.71%) SCCM
6 13 (31.71%) MS Office
6 13 (31.71%) Migration
7 12 (29.27%) MS Excel
8 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (26.83%) Application Packaging
9 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (24.39%) MSI
9 10 (24.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (19.51%) SQL
10 8 (19.51%) Windows 8
11 7 (17.07%) SCOM
11 7 (17.07%) MCSE
12 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
12 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
12 6 (14.63%) ITIL
12 6 (14.63%) MCP
12 6 (14.63%) VB
12 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
12 6 (14.63%) Network Management
13 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (9.76%) DNS

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 6 (14.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.32%) Documentum
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (31.71%) MS Office
2 12 (29.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.76%) DNS
3 3 (7.32%) Firewall
4 2 (4.88%) DHCP
5 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server
1 4 (9.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MSI
2 2 (4.88%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (2.44%) WinRunner
3 1 (2.44%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Support Engineer
2 10 (24.39%) Applications Packager
3 8 (19.51%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (14.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Help Desk Technician
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) IT Support
7 1 (2.44%) Designer
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (2.44%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.44%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.88%) WSH
3 1 (2.44%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Client/Server
1 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.44%) Clustering
2 1 (2.44%) PKI
2 1 (2.44%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (68.29%) Windows 7
3 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (19.51%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000
7 2 (4.88%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Migration
2 6 (14.63%) ITIL
2 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
2 6 (14.63%) Network Management
3 3 (7.32%) Validation
4 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.44%) Software Distribution
4 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.44%) Software Delivery
4 1 (2.44%) Server Building
4 1 (2.44%) Office Automation
4 1 (2.44%) Project Management
4 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.44%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.44%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (2.44%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) VB
3 4 (9.76%) VBA
4 1 (2.44%) VBScript
4 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (68.29%) Security Cleared
2 16 (39.02%) SC Cleared
2 16 (39.02%) DV Cleared
3 10 (24.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (17.07%) MCSE
5 6 (14.63%) MCP
6 3 (7.32%) MCTS
7 1 (2.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (41.46%) Active Directory
2 10 (24.39%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (31.71%) SCCM
2 7 (17.07%) SCOM
3 4 (9.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (9.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.44%) Netcool
4 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.32%) EMC
3 2 (4.88%) Remedy
4 1 (2.44%) McAfee
4 1 (2.44%) Google
4 1 (2.44%) LANDesk
4 1 (2.44%) Citrix
4 1 (2.44%) Veritas
4 1 (2.44%) HP
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