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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 68 54 48
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 9 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.92% 1.72% 2.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.45% 7.46% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 9
Average daily rate £200 £204 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £143 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £218 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £191 £140
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +36.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £55.65 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.24% +192.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
261 201 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.82% 23.02% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 107 88
Average daily rate £388 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £139 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 14
Average hourly rate £55.55 £21.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.37% +38.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £55.65 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (79.31%) Active Directory
3 21 (72.41%) Windows 7
4 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
5 9 (31.03%) MS Office
5 9 (31.03%) DV Cleared
5 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
6 8 (27.59%) Windows 8
6 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
6 8 (27.59%) DNS
7 7 (24.14%) HP
8 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
8 6 (20.69%) Windows Vista
9 5 (17.24%) Finance
9 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
10 4 (13.79%) SLA
10 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (13.79%) Migration
10 4 (13.79%) Banking
10 4 (13.79%) SCCM
10 4 (13.79%) Wireless
10 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (13.79%) Office 365
10 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
11 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (10.34%) Software Distribution
11 3 (10.34%) Mac OS X
11 3 (10.34%) InstallShield

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (31.03%) MS Office
2 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) DNS
1 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
2 4 (13.79%) Wireless
3 3 (10.34%) Ethernet
4 2 (6.90%) DHCP
4 2 (6.90%) Firewall
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.45%) LAN
5 1 (3.45%) VLAN
5 1 (3.45%) VoIP
5 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) DB2
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.45%) JUnit
2 1 (3.45%) Maven
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Desktop Support
2 8 (27.59%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Support Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Break Fix Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Hardware Engineer
5 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (17.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 4 (13.79%) Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) Architect
7 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support Specialist
7 3 (10.34%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (10.34%) Support Specialist
8 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
8 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (6.90%) Senior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) Java EE
1 1 (3.45%) Spring
1 1 (3.45%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.45%) HP Storage
2 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Windows 7
3 8 (27.59%) Windows 8
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Vista
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (10.34%) Mac OS X
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.45%) AIX
7 1 (3.45%) Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) Migration
2 3 (10.34%) Software Distribution
3 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.45%) OO
4 1 (3.45%) Ticket Management
4 1 (3.45%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) C
2 1 (3.45%) C++
2 1 (3.45%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) DV Cleared
1 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (79.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.45%) vSphere
3 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) Google
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Apple
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) ProCurve
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) Sophos
4 1 (3.45%) Symantec