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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 112 47 59
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 149 302 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.61% 3.59% 2.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.55% 14.83% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 102 75
Average daily rate
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£204 £175 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £101 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £360 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £150 £175
% change year-on-year
+24.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 79 74
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.25 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £11.72 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £19.00 £21.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.69 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -5.62%
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
2276 2036 1639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.65% 24.22% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 923 774
Average daily rate £328 £329 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.24% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £140 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 250 256
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £11.25 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -43 41 £300 +42.85% 14
Buckinghamshire -30 34 £240 +20.00% 4
Berkshire -41 24 £170 -32.00% 8
Surrey -16 13 £190 -6.17% 6
Oxfordshire -28 10 £170 +94.28% 2
West Sussex -15 9 £130 -7.14% 4
Kent -17 9 £135 +3.84% 3
East Sussex -19 3 £375 +240.90% 1
Middlesex -1 1 - -
Sussex - - - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 378 (100.00%) Windows
2 236 (62.43%) Windows 7
3 191 (50.53%) Active Directory
4 168 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 129 (34.13%) MS Office
6 117 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 112 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 94 (24.87%) Security Cleared
9 74 (19.58%) MS Exchange
10 72 (19.05%) MS Excel
11 65 (17.20%) ITIL
11 65 (17.20%) Citrix
11 65 (17.20%) VMware
12 59 (15.61%) SC Cleared
13 56 (14.81%) SCCM
14 47 (12.43%) Migration
15 41 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
16 39 (10.32%) DV Cleared
16 39 (10.32%) Windows 8
17 37 (9.79%) Blackberry
18 34 (8.99%) TCP/IP
19 33 (8.73%) DNS
20 32 (8.47%) VB
20 32 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
21 30 (7.94%) SLA
21 30 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
22 29 (7.67%) HP
22 29 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2010
23 28 (7.41%) Internet
24 27 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 74 (19.58%) MS Exchange
2 29 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 19 (5.03%) SharePoint
5 16 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (3.17%) IIS
7 10 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (2.12%) Live Communications Server
9 7 (1.85%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.32%) Lync
11 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.79%) Documentum
13 2 (0.53%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.26%) Site Server
14 1 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 129 (34.13%) MS Office
2 72 (19.05%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.53%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 7 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.53%) Maximo
3 2 (0.53%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.65%) Office 365
2 7 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.79%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.99%) TCP/IP
2 33 (8.73%) DNS
3 28 (7.41%) Internet
4 25 (6.61%) DHCP
5 23 (6.08%) LAN
6 21 (5.56%) WAN
7 20 (5.29%) VPN
8 11 (2.91%) Wireless
9 10 (2.65%) Firewall
9 10 (2.65%) ATM
10 8 (2.12%) Wireshark
11 7 (1.85%) HTTPS
12 6 (1.59%) SSL
12 6 (1.59%) VoIP
13 5 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (1.06%) VLAN
14 4 (1.06%) IP Telephony
14 4 (1.06%) HTTP
15 3 (0.79%) SNMP
15 3 (0.79%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.79%) DB2
2 3 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.79%) MySQL
3 2 (0.53%) IDOL
3 2 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.26%) MS Access
4 1 (0.26%) Informix
Development Applications
1 10 (2.65%) StarTeam
2 6 (1.59%) MSI
3 4 (1.06%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.26%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.26%) NUnit
5 1 (0.26%) Moq
General
1 26 (6.88%) Finance
2 6 (1.59%) Back Office
3 5 (1.32%) Retail
4 4 (1.06%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.06%) Advertising
4 4 (1.06%) Military
4 4 (1.06%) Banking
5 2 (0.53%) Publishing
6 1 (0.26%) Electronics
6 1 (0.26%) Law
6 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 94 (24.87%) Analyst
2 73 (19.31%) Support Engineer
3 52 (13.76%) Desktop Support
4 42 (11.11%) Support Analyst
5 41 (10.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 37 (9.79%) Service Analyst
7 36 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
8 34 (8.99%) Desktop Engineer
9 28 (7.41%) IT Support
10 26 (6.88%) Rollout Engineer
11 22 (5.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 19 (5.03%) 1st Line Support
13 17 (4.50%) 3rd Line Support
13 17 (4.50%) Help Desk Support
14 14 (3.70%) Help Desk Analyst
14 14 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 13 (3.44%) Support Technician
16 11 (2.91%) IT Support Analyst
16 11 (2.91%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 11 (2.91%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.17%) .NET
2 11 (2.91%) Application Packaging
3 8 (2.12%) HTML
3 8 (2.12%) JSP
4 7 (1.85%) ASP.NET
4 7 (1.85%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.79%) APPC
6 2 (0.53%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.53%) CSS
6 2 (0.53%) WSH
6 2 (0.53%) jQuery
6 2 (0.53%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.26%) HTML5
7 1 (0.26%) StructureMap
7 1 (0.26%) CSS3
7 1 (0.26%) Kendo UI
7 1 (0.26%) Django
7 1 (0.26%) XML
7 1 (0.26%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.26%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.79%) Blackberry
2 21 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.97%) Clustering
4 7 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (1.85%) Open Source
5 5 (1.32%) iPad
5 5 (1.32%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.32%) Thin Client
6 4 (1.06%) NHS
6 4 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.06%) iPhone
6 4 (1.06%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (0.79%) iSeries
7 3 (0.79%) Replication
7 3 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.79%) AS400
7 3 (0.79%) Cryptography
7 3 (0.79%) PKI
7 3 (0.79%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 378 (100.00%) Windows
2 236 (62.43%) Windows 7
3 117 (30.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 112 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (10.32%) Windows 8
6 32 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (5.82%) Linux
8 20 (5.29%) Windows 2000
8 20 (5.29%) UNIX
9 8 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.32%) Android
10 5 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (1.32%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.79%) i5/OS
11 3 (0.79%) AIX
11 3 (0.79%) OS/400
12 2 (0.53%) openSUSE
12 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.20%) ITIL
2 47 (12.43%) Migration
3 19 (5.03%) Software Testing
3 19 (5.03%) Incident Management
3 19 (5.03%) Configuration Management
4 14 (3.70%) Time Management
5 10 (2.65%) Network Management
5 10 (2.65%) Project Management
5 10 (2.65%) Service Delivery
5 10 (2.65%) Validation
6 9 (2.38%) High Availability
6 9 (2.38%) Build Automation
7 8 (2.12%) Mentoring
8 7 (1.85%) Data Migration
8 7 (1.85%) Workflow
8 7 (1.85%) Service Management
8 7 (1.85%) Problem Management
9 6 (1.59%) Asset Management
9 6 (1.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (1.59%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 32 (8.47%) VB
2 25 (6.61%) SQL
3 23 (6.08%) PowerShell
4 15 (3.97%) VBScript
5 9 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.12%) Java
7 7 (1.85%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.79%) RPG
8 3 (0.79%) C
8 3 (0.79%) C#
8 3 (0.79%) COBOL
9 2 (0.53%) VBA
9 2 (0.53%) Python
10 1 (0.26%) Ruby
10 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.26%) Delphi
10 1 (0.26%) C++
10 1 (0.26%) Perl
10 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 94 (24.87%) Security Cleared
2 59 (15.61%) SC Cleared
3 39 (10.32%) DV Cleared
4 30 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (5.29%) MCSE
6 14 (3.70%) MCP
7 8 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.85%) RHCSA
8 7 (1.85%) ISTQB
8 7 (1.85%) Degree
8 7 (1.85%) CCNA
8 7 (1.85%) RHCE
8 7 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.85%) RHCA
9 4 (1.06%) MCSA
9 4 (1.06%) CCNP
10 3 (0.79%) IBM Certification
11 2 (0.53%) ISEB
11 2 (0.53%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.94%) SLA
2 4 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 191 (50.53%) Active Directory
2 41 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.50%) XenApp
3 17 (4.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (4.23%) VMware ESX
5 14 (3.70%) Hyper-V
6 7 (1.85%) Terminal Services
6 7 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.59%) vSphere
7 6 (1.59%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.59%) Nmap
8 4 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.79%) XenServer
9 3 (0.79%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.79%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 56 (14.81%) SCCM
2 15 (3.97%) Tivoli
3 14 (3.70%) SCOM
4 13 (3.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 13 (3.44%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 12 (3.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.59%) Backup Exec
8 6 (1.59%) Nessus
8 6 (1.59%) ARCserve
9 4 (1.06%) Unicenter
9 4 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.79%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.79%) Tivoli NetView
10 3 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.53%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.53%) ZENworks
11 2 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 168 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 65 (17.20%) Citrix
2 65 (17.20%) VMware
3 29 (7.67%) HP
4 21 (5.56%) Oracle
5 20 (5.29%) Cisco
5 20 (5.29%) McAfee
6 15 (3.97%) Remedy
7 12 (3.17%) Symantec
7 12 (3.17%) Apple
8 10 (2.65%) IBM
9 9 (2.38%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.12%) Dell
11 6 (1.59%) Borland
12 5 (1.32%) AppSense
12 5 (1.32%) SAP
12 5 (1.32%) CA
13 4 (1.06%) EMC
13 4 (1.06%) Lotus
14 3 (0.79%) NetIQ
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