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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 65 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 13 17 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.28% 1.97% 2.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.10% 8.21% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 15
Average daily rate
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£338 £288 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -25.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £142 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £180 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £14.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £10.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £143.50 £118.50 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.48 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -2.00%
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
255 207 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.12% 24.01% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 93 124
Average daily rate £420 £325 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -17.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 25
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £20.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 August 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
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 31 August 2015.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (86.49%) Windows 7
3 22 (59.46%) Security Cleared
4 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
5 15 (40.54%) MS Office
6 14 (37.84%) MS Excel
6 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
6 14 (37.84%) Migration
7 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
8 12 (32.43%) Application Packaging
8 12 (32.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (32.43%) MSI
9 10 (27.03%) Application Discovery
10 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (24.32%) DV Cleared
11 8 (21.62%) Windows 8
12 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
12 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
12 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (16.22%) SCCM
13 6 (16.22%) SQL
13 6 (16.22%) VB
13 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (13.51%) Windows 2000
14 5 (13.51%) Client/Server
14 5 (13.51%) Validation
14 5 (13.51%) Firewall
14 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
1 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.41%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (40.54%) MS Office
2 14 (37.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
2 5 (13.51%) Firewall
3 3 (8.11%) DNS
3 3 (8.11%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) LAN
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
4 1 (2.70%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) Wireless
4 1 (2.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) MS Access
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) MSI
2 2 (5.41%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Applications Packager
2 8 (21.62%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.11%) Help Desk Technician
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.41%) Support Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (2.70%) Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Support
6 1 (2.70%) Operations Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.41%) WSH
3 1 (2.70%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.51%) Client/Server
2 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) HP Storage
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (86.49%) Windows 7
3 8 (21.62%) Windows 8
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (13.51%) Windows 2000
6 5 (13.51%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Migration
2 10 (27.03%) Application Discovery
3 5 (13.51%) Validation
4 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.70%) WFM
4 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.70%) Software Distribution
4 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.70%) Software Delivery
4 1 (2.70%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
1 6 (16.22%) VB
2 4 (10.81%) VBA
3 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (59.46%) Security Cleared
2 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
3 9 (24.32%) DV Cleared
4 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (13.51%) MCTS
6 1 (2.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
2 12 (32.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.70%) XenApp
4 1 (2.70%) vSphere
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.70%) WSUS
3 1 (2.70%) SCOM
3 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) HP
2 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.70%) Remedy
3 1 (2.70%) VMware
3 1 (2.70%) LANDesk
3 1 (2.70%) ProCurve
3 1 (2.70%) Citrix
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