The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 47 30 28
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 2 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.60% 2.99% 4.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.85% 11.86% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £235
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.75 - £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -3.50%
Windows XP
South West

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

Operating Systems Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
52 59 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 15.48% 25.21% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 12
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £157 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £322 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Average hourly rate £14.25 £18.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £13.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.75 £29.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath - - - -
Highbridge - - - -
Windows XP
South West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows 7
3 9 (60.00%) MS Office
4 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
5 7 (46.67%) Internet
5 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
6 6 (40.00%) SCCM
7 5 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
7 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
9 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (20.00%) MSI
9 3 (20.00%) Nortel
9 3 (20.00%) Citrix
9 3 (20.00%) Migration
9 3 (20.00%) VMware
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (20.00%) Service Management
9 3 (20.00%) Nortel Meridian
9 3 (20.00%) assyst
9 3 (20.00%) Altiris
9 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
11 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
11 1 (6.67%) Sophos

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) MS Office
2 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Internet
2 3 (20.00%) Nortel Meridian
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) DTS
1 1 (6.67%) Ingres
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MSI
General
1 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Desktop Support
2 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (20.00%) Support Technician
2 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support Technician
2 3 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Desktop Technician
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) VB Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Installation Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Service Management
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (6.67%) ITSM
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.67%) VB
1 1 (6.67%) VBA
1 1 (6.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (6.67%) MCP
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Nortel
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) Altiris
3 1 (6.67%) LANDesk
3 1 (6.67%) Sophos