The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Solihull region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 11 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 3.28% 3.48% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.00% 40.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £160 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £180 £225
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £7.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -8.62%
Windows XP
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Solihull region.

Operating Systems Category
Solihull
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Solihull 8.20% 8.70% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate £200 £185 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% -7.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £8.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +58.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Solihull

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Solihull

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Solihull

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Solihull

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Lotus
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (33.33%) Google
3 1 (33.33%) CAFM
3 1 (33.33%) LANDesk
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Solihull by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Solihull 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 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) ADSL
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) CAFM
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Dell
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper
1 1 (33.33%) Lotus
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Google
1 1 (33.33%) LANDesk
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft