The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 117 49 54
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 164 319 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.63% 3.28% 3.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.60% 13.34% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 142 90
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£230 £190 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -25.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £95 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £354 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £187 £235
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -20.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 73 82
Average hourly rate £13.38 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.26 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £20.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.81%
Windows XP
England

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

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2483 2392 1831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.68% 24.57% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1246 1167 849
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £135 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 242 252
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.24 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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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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
Hampshire -41 49 £288 +27.77% 6
Berkshire -15 32 £204 -23.01% 8
Surrey -17 26 £170 -5.55% 11
Oxfordshire -14 23 £243 +155.26% 4
Buckinghamshire -27 20 £185 -5.12% 5
West Sussex -23 11 £235 -25.98% 2
East Sussex -12 6 £288 +161.36% 1
Kent -11 2 - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 310 (100.00%) Windows
2 203 (65.48%) Windows 7
3 144 (46.45%) Active Directory
4 135 (43.55%) Microsoft
5 120 (38.71%) MS Office
6 85 (27.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 82 (26.45%) Security Cleared
8 80 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 60 (19.35%) ITIL
10 59 (19.03%) Citrix
11 55 (17.74%) SCCM
12 52 (16.77%) SC Cleared
13 50 (16.13%) MS Excel
14 46 (14.84%) Migration
14 46 (14.84%) VMware
15 45 (14.52%) MS Exchange
16 42 (13.55%) Windows 8
17 38 (12.26%) DV Cleared
18 33 (10.65%) VB
19 32 (10.32%) Windows Server 2012
20 31 (10.00%) Blackberry
21 30 (9.68%) DNS
21 30 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
22 26 (8.39%) WAN
23 25 (8.06%) SQL
23 25 (8.06%) Configuration Management
24 23 (7.42%) TCP/IP
24 23 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
25 22 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
25 22 (7.10%) PowerShell

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 45 (14.52%) MS Exchange
2 21 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (6.13%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (3.23%) IIS
7 7 (2.26%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.94%) Lync
9 4 (1.29%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.97%) Documentum
10 3 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.65%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.32%) CMS
12 1 (0.32%) Site Server
Applications
1 120 (38.71%) MS Office
2 50 (16.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.32%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.23%) Office 365
2 7 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.97%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.68%) DNS
2 26 (8.39%) WAN
3 23 (7.42%) TCP/IP
4 21 (6.77%) DHCP
5 19 (6.13%) LAN
6 14 (4.52%) VPN
6 14 (4.52%) Internet
7 9 (2.90%) Wireless
7 9 (2.90%) ATM
8 7 (2.26%) SAN
9 6 (1.94%) SSL
10 5 (1.61%) VoIP
10 5 (1.61%) Firewall
11 4 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.29%) Wireshark
11 4 (1.29%) HTTPS
12 3 (0.97%) SNA
12 3 (0.97%) FTP
12 3 (0.97%) HTTP
12 3 (0.97%) APPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.61%) MS Access
3 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.97%) DB2
3 3 (0.97%) MySQL
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (3.55%) StarTeam
2 4 (1.29%) Wise Package Studio
2 4 (1.29%) MSI
3 3 (0.97%) WinRunner
3 3 (0.97%) TestDirector
3 3 (0.97%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 19 (6.13%) Finance
2 4 (1.29%) Manufacturing
2 4 (1.29%) Retail
3 3 (0.97%) Advertising
3 3 (0.97%) Military
4 2 (0.65%) French Language
4 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.32%) Back Office
5 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (22.26%) Support Engineer
2 66 (21.29%) Analyst
3 36 (11.61%) Desktop Support
4 35 (11.29%) Support Analyst
5 31 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 26 (8.39%) 2nd Line Support
6 26 (8.39%) IT Support
7 24 (7.74%) Service Desk Analyst
7 24 (7.74%) Service Analyst
8 22 (7.10%) 1st Line Support
9 16 (5.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 14 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (4.19%) IT Support Analyst
12 12 (3.87%) Help Desk Support
12 12 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (3.87%) Rollout Engineer
13 11 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 11 (3.55%) IT Support Engineer
14 10 (3.23%) Field Engineer
15 9 (2.90%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.58%) Application Packaging
2 6 (1.94%) HTML
2 6 (1.94%) .NET
3 5 (1.61%) JSP
4 4 (1.29%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.97%) APPC
6 2 (0.65%) WSH
6 2 (0.65%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.65%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.65%) ODBC
7 1 (0.32%) Flash
7 1 (0.32%) XML
7 1 (0.32%) CSS
7 1 (0.32%) Django
7 1 (0.32%) jQuery
7 1 (0.32%) HTML5
7 1 (0.32%) CSS3
7 1 (0.32%) Kendo UI
7 1 (0.32%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 23 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.58%) NHS
4 7 (2.26%) iPhone
4 7 (2.26%) Open Source
5 6 (1.94%) PDA
6 5 (1.61%) Clustering
6 5 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.29%) iPad
7 4 (1.29%) Mobile Computing
8 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.97%) iSeries
8 3 (0.97%) AS400
8 3 (0.97%) Replication
9 2 (0.65%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.65%) VLE
9 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.65%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.65%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 310 (100.00%) Windows
2 203 (65.48%) Windows 7
3 85 (27.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 80 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (13.55%) Windows 8
6 32 (10.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (5.81%) Linux
8 13 (4.19%) Windows 2000
8 13 (4.19%) UNIX
9 7 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.94%) Android
11 5 (1.61%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.97%) i5/OS
13 3 (0.97%) AIX
13 3 (0.97%) OS/400
13 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (19.35%) ITIL
2 46 (14.84%) Migration
3 25 (8.06%) Configuration Management
4 14 (4.52%) Software Testing
5 13 (4.19%) Project Management
6 12 (3.87%) Service Management
7 11 (3.55%) Change Management
8 10 (3.23%) Network Management
9 9 (2.90%) Incident Management
9 9 (2.90%) Problem Management
9 9 (2.90%) Build Automation
9 9 (2.90%) Mentoring
10 7 (2.26%) Release Management
11 6 (1.94%) Data Migration
11 6 (1.94%) Test Scripting
11 6 (1.94%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (1.94%) Validation
12 5 (1.61%) Coaching
12 5 (1.61%) Software Distribution
13 4 (1.29%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.65%) VB
2 25 (8.06%) SQL
3 22 (7.10%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.90%) VBScript
5 7 (2.26%) Shell Script
5 7 (2.26%) Java
6 6 (1.94%) VBA
7 5 (1.61%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.29%) C
9 3 (0.97%) C#
9 3 (0.97%) COBOL
9 3 (0.97%) RPG
10 2 (0.65%) Ruby
10 2 (0.65%) C++
10 2 (0.65%) Perl
11 1 (0.32%) PHP
11 1 (0.32%) Delphi
11 1 (0.32%) Python
11 1 (0.32%) VB6
11 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 82 (26.45%) Security Cleared
2 52 (16.77%) SC Cleared
3 38 (12.26%) DV Cleared
4 30 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (6.77%) MCSE
6 10 (3.23%) MCP
7 8 (2.58%) MCSA
8 7 (2.26%) RHCE
8 7 (2.26%) RHCA
8 7 (2.26%) RHCSA
9 5 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.61%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.61%) CCNA
10 3 (0.97%) IBM Certification
10 3 (0.97%) MCITP
10 3 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.65%) MCTS
11 2 (0.65%) Degree
12 1 (0.32%) MCDST
12 1 (0.32%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.19%) SLA
System Software
1 144 (46.45%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.16%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (3.23%) VMware ESX
6 7 (2.26%) XenDesktop
6 7 (2.26%) XenApp
7 5 (1.61%) Terminal Services
7 5 (1.61%) vSphere
8 3 (0.97%) PowerHA
8 3 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.97%) XenServer
9 2 (0.65%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.32%) UAG
10 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 55 (17.74%) SCCM
2 16 (5.16%) SCOM
3 13 (4.19%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 13 (4.19%) Tivoli
3 13 (4.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 12 (3.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.29%) Nessus
8 4 (1.29%) Nmap
8 4 (1.29%) ARCserve
9 3 (0.97%) Tivoli NetView
10 2 (0.65%) Netcool
10 2 (0.65%) WMI
10 2 (0.65%) Unicenter
11 1 (0.32%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.32%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.32%) ZENworks
11 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 135 (43.55%) Microsoft
2 59 (19.03%) Citrix
3 46 (14.84%) VMware
4 19 (6.13%) HP
5 14 (4.52%) Apple
6 13 (4.19%) Oracle
6 13 (4.19%) Cisco
7 12 (3.87%) McAfee
8 8 (2.58%) Symantec
8 8 (2.58%) Dell
9 7 (2.26%) IBM
9 7 (2.26%) Remedy
9 7 (2.26%) Borland
9 7 (2.26%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.94%) EMC
11 4 (1.29%) NetApp
11 4 (1.29%) Lotus
11 4 (1.29%) AppSense
12 3 (0.97%) Sophos
12 3 (0.97%) Veritas
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