The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 38 28 23
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 4 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.34% 2.75% 2.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.13% 13.46% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£120 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £175 £213
% change year-on-year
- -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.75 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.03% +3.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
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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 Slough region.

Operating Systems Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
78 52 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 26.17% 20.39% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 13
Average daily rate £325 £308 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -10.28%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Slough region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Slough

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Slough region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

Windows XP
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Remedy
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (20.00%) Support Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Specialist
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy