The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Slough region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 33 26 26
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.39% 3.40% 2.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.82% 16.67% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £185 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £210 £213
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
55 48 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 21.57% 20.43% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 15
Average daily rate £295 £225 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £168 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £19.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% +26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Windows XP
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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 18 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (50.00%) SCOM
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Games
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) VMware