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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 72 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 217 253 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.34% 2.90% 2.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.61% 11.91% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 92 87
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£198 £200 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £130 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £430 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 72 89
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +7.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £12.00 £10.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £25.00 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% -6.89%
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
2258 2124 2000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.33% 24.32% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 1067 904
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 241 254
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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
Hampshire -18 52 £250 +25.00% 11
Berkshire -7 51 £150 -58.90% 12
Surrey -7 35 £175 -30.00% 11
Buckinghamshire -14 26 £225 +28.57% 8
East Sussex -3 16 £193 +28.33% 1
West Sussex +4 13 £125 -25.92% 4
Oxfordshire -6 11 £180 +22.44% 3
Kent -1 10 £388 +212.50%
Middlesex +2 1 - - 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 496 (100.00%) Windows
2 272 (54.84%) Windows 7
3 256 (51.61%) Active Directory
4 199 (40.12%) Microsoft
5 173 (34.88%) MS Office
6 162 (32.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 130 (26.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 108 (21.77%) MS Excel
9 106 (21.37%) Security Cleared
10 95 (19.15%) ITIL
11 84 (16.94%) MS Exchange
12 68 (13.71%) TCP/IP
12 68 (13.71%) HP
12 68 (13.71%) Citrix
13 60 (12.10%) VMware
14 58 (11.69%) SC Cleared
15 55 (11.09%) DNS
16 52 (10.48%) Windows 2000
17 47 (9.48%) Oracle
17 47 (9.48%) SCCM
18 45 (9.07%) DV Cleared
19 43 (8.67%) .NET
20 40 (8.06%) UNIX
21 39 (7.86%) Microsoft Certification
21 39 (7.86%) Migration
21 39 (7.86%) HP Quality Center
21 39 (7.86%) Windows 8
22 35 (7.06%) JavaScript
23 34 (6.85%) HTML
23 34 (6.85%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 84 (16.94%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2010
2 28 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2003
3 16 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (2.62%) SharePoint
4 13 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (2.22%) IIS
6 7 (1.41%) Lync
6 7 (1.41%) WorkSite
7 6 (1.21%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.81%) GlassFish
8 4 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.81%) Apache
8 4 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.40%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 173 (34.88%) MS Office
2 108 (21.77%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.60%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (5.65%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.40%) Maximo
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.42%) Office 365
2 1 (0.20%) SaaS
2 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 68 (13.71%) TCP/IP
2 55 (11.09%) DNS
3 31 (6.25%) HTTPS
4 30 (6.05%) Internet
5 24 (4.84%) DHCP
5 24 (4.84%) LAN
6 22 (4.44%) VPN
7 18 (3.63%) SSL
7 18 (3.63%) Firewall
8 16 (3.23%) SAN
8 16 (3.23%) HTTP
9 14 (2.82%) WAN
10 13 (2.62%) Wireshark
11 11 (2.22%) Wireless
12 6 (1.21%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.21%) VoIP
13 5 (1.01%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.01%) LDAP
14 4 (0.81%) Network Security
14 4 (0.81%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.60%) Informix
4 3 (0.60%) MS Access
4 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 24 (4.84%) MSI
2 21 (4.23%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (3.43%) LoadRunner
4 11 (2.22%) Wise Package Studio
4 11 (2.22%) StarTeam
5 6 (1.21%) InstallShield
6 4 (0.81%) WinRunner
6 4 (0.81%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.40%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.40%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.20%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.20%) Moq
8 1 (0.20%) NUnit
General
1 25 (5.04%) Finance
2 7 (1.41%) Telecoms
2 7 (1.41%) Law
3 5 (1.01%) Back Office
3 5 (1.01%) Banking
4 4 (0.81%) Retail
4 4 (0.81%) French Language
4 4 (0.81%) German Language
5 2 (0.40%) Marketing
5 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
5 2 (0.40%) Military
5 2 (0.40%) Electronics
5 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.20%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 148 (29.84%) Analyst
2 67 (13.51%) Desktop Support
3 64 (12.90%) Support Engineer
4 57 (11.49%) Service Analyst
5 56 (11.29%) Support Analyst
6 55 (11.09%) Service Desk Analyst
7 45 (9.07%) Desktop Engineer
8 43 (8.67%) 2nd Line Support
9 37 (7.46%) Help Desk Support
10 34 (6.85%) Help Desk Analyst
11 33 (6.65%) Rollout Engineer
12 27 (5.44%) 1st Line Support
13 24 (4.84%) IT Support
13 24 (4.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 20 (4.03%) Test Analyst
15 19 (3.83%) Tester
16 18 (3.63%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 18 (3.63%) Desktop Analyst
17 15 (3.02%) Help Desk Support Analyst
18 13 (2.62%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.67%) .NET
2 34 (6.85%) HTML
3 33 (6.65%) ASP.NET
4 32 (6.45%) JSP
5 22 (4.44%) Application Packaging
6 14 (2.82%) Software Packaging
7 8 (1.61%) WSH
8 4 (0.81%) SAML
8 4 (0.81%) CSS
9 3 (0.60%) WAP
9 3 (0.60%) JPA
9 3 (0.60%) Silverlight
9 3 (0.60%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.60%) jQuery
10 2 (0.40%) JSF
11 1 (0.20%) ODBC
11 1 (0.20%) Flash
11 1 (0.20%) XHTML
11 1 (0.20%) X-Windows
11 1 (0.20%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.45%) Blackberry
3 12 (2.42%) Clustering
4 10 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (1.61%) User Experience
5 8 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.21%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.21%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.01%) Open Source
8 4 (0.81%) iPhone
8 4 (0.81%) NHS
9 3 (0.60%) MPEG
9 3 (0.60%) EPoS
9 3 (0.60%) DTV
9 3 (0.60%) Streaming Video
9 3 (0.60%) iPad
9 3 (0.60%) PDA
10 2 (0.40%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.40%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 496 (100.00%) Windows
2 272 (54.84%) Windows 7
3 162 (32.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 130 (26.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (10.48%) Windows 2000
6 40 (8.06%) UNIX
7 39 (7.86%) Windows 8
8 32 (6.45%) Linux
9 28 (5.65%) Windows Vista
10 21 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.41%) AIX
12 6 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.01%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.01%) Android
14 4 (0.81%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.81%) Solaris
15 3 (0.60%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (19.15%) ITIL
2 39 (7.86%) Migration
3 34 (6.85%) Software Testing
4 25 (5.04%) Test Scripting
5 21 (4.23%) Configuration Management
6 18 (3.63%) Incident Management
7 17 (3.43%) Performance Testing
8 15 (3.02%) Validation
9 14 (2.82%) Test Strategy
9 14 (2.82%) Knowledge Management
9 14 (2.82%) Workflow
9 14 (2.82%) Service Management
10 13 (2.62%) Service Delivery
11 12 (2.42%) Time Management
11 12 (2.42%) Software Distribution
11 12 (2.42%) Test Automation
12 9 (1.81%) Problem Management
13 8 (1.61%) Asset Management
13 8 (1.61%) Load Testing
13 8 (1.61%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 35 (7.06%) JavaScript
2 27 (5.44%) VB
3 24 (4.84%) SQL
4 14 (2.82%) VBScript
4 14 (2.82%) Java
5 11 (2.22%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.41%) C#
7 5 (1.01%) Perl
7 5 (1.01%) C
8 4 (0.81%) PHP
9 2 (0.40%) VBA
9 2 (0.40%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.20%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.20%) C++
10 1 (0.20%) Python
10 1 (0.20%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.20%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 106 (21.37%) Security Cleared
2 58 (11.69%) SC Cleared
3 45 (9.07%) DV Cleared
4 39 (7.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (6.05%) ISTQB
6 29 (5.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (4.23%) MCSE
8 19 (3.83%) MCP
9 11 (2.22%) Degree
10 10 (2.02%) MCITP
11 8 (1.61%) MCDST
12 7 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (1.01%) MCSA
14 5 (1.01%) ISEB
14 5 (1.01%) MCTS
15 4 (0.81%) CCNA
16 3 (0.60%) CCA
16 3 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
16 3 (0.60%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.44%) SLA
2 2 (0.40%) JSP 440
2 2 (0.40%) QA
2 2 (0.40%) COBIT
2 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 256 (51.61%) Active Directory
2 33 (6.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.04%) XenApp
4 16 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 15 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.42%) VMware ESX
7 11 (2.22%) vSphere
7 11 (2.22%) Hyper-V
7 11 (2.22%) Nmap
8 6 (1.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (1.21%) XenDesktop
8 6 (1.21%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.81%) Shibboleth
10 3 (0.60%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.40%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.20%) XenServer
12 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 47 (9.48%) SCCM
2 39 (7.86%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (4.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 17 (3.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 16 (3.23%) Backup Exec
6 11 (2.22%) Nessus
7 10 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (2.02%) Tivoli
8 6 (1.21%) Netcool
8 6 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.01%) ARCserve
9 5 (1.01%) Unicenter
9 5 (1.01%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.81%) WSUS
10 4 (0.81%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.60%) Sysprep
11 3 (0.60%) SCOM
12 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 199 (40.12%) Microsoft
2 68 (13.71%) HP
2 68 (13.71%) Citrix
3 60 (12.10%) VMware
4 47 (9.48%) Oracle
5 33 (6.65%) Cisco
6 18 (3.63%) Dell
7 15 (3.02%) Symantec
8 14 (2.82%) Remedy
9 12 (2.42%) ServiceNow
9 12 (2.42%) McAfee
9 12 (2.42%) Apple
9 12 (2.42%) CA
9 12 (2.42%) IBM
10 11 (2.22%) Borland
11 9 (1.81%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.61%) Lotus
13 7 (1.41%) Juniper
14 6 (1.21%) Kaseya
15 5 (1.01%) Veritas
Isle of Wight
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
East Grinstead
Computer Futures
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £140.00 - £150.00 per annum + Some expenses
Posted: 23 days ago