The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 51 51 62
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 317 283 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.27% 3.38% 2.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.21% 15.46% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 91 78
Average daily rate £190 £262 £254
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.48% +3.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £140 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £400 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 84 54
Average hourly rate £14.63 £14.50 £13.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% +9.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.00 £17.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2400 1830 2228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.78% 21.87% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1184 848 933
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 252 302
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +21 102 £225 -21.46% 7
Buckinghamshire +3 53 £195 -13.33% 3
Berkshire -25 52 £265 +15.21% 15
Surrey -10 46 £166 -33.50% 7
Oxfordshire -10 21 £95 +6.14% 4
West Sussex +4 19 £318 +95.38% 6
East Sussex +2 14 £110 -
Kent -5 8 £135 -50.90% 2
Middlesex -7 1 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 615 (100.00%) Windows
2 357 (58.05%) Windows 7
3 301 (48.94%) Active Directory
4 236 (38.37%) Microsoft
5 191 (31.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 190 (30.89%) MS Office
7 188 (30.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 154 (25.04%) Security Cleared
9 137 (22.28%) SC Cleared
10 121 (19.67%) ITIL
11 98 (15.93%) MS Excel
12 95 (15.45%) HP
13 86 (13.98%) TCP/IP
14 84 (13.66%) MS Exchange
15 83 (13.50%) Oracle
16 77 (12.52%) Windows 2000
17 75 (12.20%) Citrix
18 73 (11.87%) SQL
19 67 (10.89%) UNIX
20 64 (10.41%) Migration
21 63 (10.24%) DNS
22 61 (9.92%) .NET
22 61 (9.92%) HP Quality Center
23 53 (8.62%) HTML
23 53 (8.62%) Linux
23 53 (8.62%) SCCM
24 52 (8.46%) JavaScript
24 52 (8.46%) Blackberry
25 51 (8.29%) VMware
26 49 (7.97%) JSP

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (13.66%) MS Exchange
2 49 (7.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (5.20%) SharePoint
4 30 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 23 (3.74%) IBM Notes
5 23 (3.74%) SharePoint Server
6 17 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 14 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
8 13 (2.11%) IIS
9 11 (1.79%) Lotus Domino
10 8 (1.30%) Tomcat
11 7 (1.14%) Apache
12 4 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.49%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.49%) Live Communications Server
13 3 (0.49%) Lync
14 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.33%) WebLogic
15 1 (0.16%) GroupWise
15 1 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 190 (30.89%) MS Office
2 98 (15.93%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 37 (6.02%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.49%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.33%) Line 500
6 1 (0.16%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.98%) Office 365
2 4 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (13.98%) TCP/IP
2 63 (10.24%) DNS
3 37 (6.02%) VPN
4 34 (5.53%) DHCP
5 31 (5.04%) HTTPS
5 31 (5.04%) LAN
5 31 (5.04%) Internet
6 29 (4.72%) WAN
7 25 (4.07%) SSL
8 23 (3.74%) Firewall
9 19 (3.09%) Wireshark
10 17 (2.76%) SAN
11 15 (2.44%) HTTP
12 13 (2.11%) Broadband
13 10 (1.63%) VLAN
14 8 (1.30%) Ethernet
14 8 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (0.98%) ADSL
16 5 (0.81%) 3G
17 4 (0.65%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.76%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
4 13 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
6 6 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.98%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 6 (0.98%) Oracle9i Database
7 5 (0.81%) MySQL
8 4 (0.65%) MS Access
9 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.16%) Informix
11 1 (0.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 35 (5.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 21 (3.41%) MSI
3 16 (2.60%) TestDirector
4 13 (2.11%) WinRunner
4 13 (2.11%) LoadRunner
5 11 (1.79%) Wise Package Studio
6 6 (0.98%) Subversion
7 3 (0.49%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.33%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.33%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.33%) JIRA
8 2 (0.33%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.16%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.16%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.16%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.16%) Ant
9 1 (0.16%) JUnit
9 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
General
1 25 (4.07%) Finance
2 18 (2.93%) Telecoms
3 11 (1.79%) Retail
4 10 (1.63%) French Language
5 9 (1.46%) German Language
6 7 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.98%) Local Government
8 4 (0.65%) Banking
8 4 (0.65%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.65%) Legal
9 3 (0.49%) Back Office
9 3 (0.49%) Marketing
10 2 (0.33%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.16%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) Military
11 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 181 (29.43%) Analyst
2 90 (14.63%) Support Engineer
3 83 (13.50%) Desktop Support
4 60 (9.76%) Support Analyst
5 57 (9.27%) 2nd Line Support
6 51 (8.29%) Desktop Engineer
7 50 (8.13%) 1st Line Support
8 49 (7.97%) Service Analyst
8 49 (7.97%) Service Desk Analyst
9 41 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 40 (6.50%) Test Analyst
11 38 (6.18%) Help Desk Analyst
12 36 (5.85%) Help Desk Support
13 30 (4.88%) Rollout Engineer
14 28 (4.55%) Tester
15 25 (4.07%) Desktop Analyst
16 24 (3.90%) IT Support
17 22 (3.58%) Desktop Support Analyst
18 19 (3.09%) Applications Packager
19 17 (2.76%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (9.92%) .NET
2 53 (8.62%) HTML
3 49 (7.97%) JSP
4 43 (6.99%) ASP.NET
5 14 (2.28%) Application Packaging
6 9 (1.46%) WSH
6 9 (1.46%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.14%) Hibernate
7 7 (1.14%) Web Services
7 7 (1.14%) Software Packaging
7 7 (1.14%) Ajax
7 7 (1.14%) Spring
8 6 (0.98%) Java EE
8 6 (0.98%) Struts
8 6 (0.98%) Servlets
9 5 (0.81%) CSS
9 5 (0.81%) J2EE
9 5 (0.81%) JSF
10 4 (0.65%) jQuery
10 4 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.46%) Blackberry
2 18 (2.93%) Clustering
3 13 (2.11%) Replication
4 10 (1.63%) iPhone
5 9 (1.46%) EPoS
5 9 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (0.98%) Fat Client
6 6 (0.98%) Thin Client
7 5 (0.81%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.65%) PDA
8 4 (0.65%) EFT
8 4 (0.65%) NHS
9 3 (0.49%) Open Source
9 3 (0.49%) Statistics
9 3 (0.49%) iPad
10 2 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.33%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.33%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.33%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 615 (100.00%) Windows
2 357 (58.05%) Windows 7
3 191 (31.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 188 (30.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 77 (12.52%) Windows 2000
6 67 (10.89%) UNIX
7 53 (8.62%) Linux
8 38 (6.18%) Windows Vista
9 34 (5.53%) Windows 8
10 30 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (2.76%) AIX
12 15 (2.44%) Windows NT
13 6 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (0.98%) Mac OS X
14 5 (0.81%) Solaris
15 4 (0.65%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.65%) SUSE
16 3 (0.49%) Android
17 2 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (19.67%) ITIL
2 64 (10.41%) Migration
3 45 (7.32%) Test Scripting
4 40 (6.50%) Software Testing
5 29 (4.72%) Test Strategy
6 24 (3.90%) Knowledge Management
6 24 (3.90%) Validation
7 19 (3.09%) Workflow
8 18 (2.93%) Data Security
9 17 (2.76%) Configuration Management
10 16 (2.60%) Test Automation
11 13 (2.11%) Service Management
11 13 (2.11%) Performance Testing
12 12 (1.95%) Asset Management
12 12 (1.95%) OO
12 12 (1.95%) Service Delivery
13 11 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (1.79%) Incident Management
14 10 (1.63%) Data Protection
15 9 (1.46%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 73 (11.87%) SQL
2 52 (8.46%) JavaScript
3 30 (4.88%) VB
4 24 (3.90%) PowerShell
5 19 (3.09%) Java
6 12 (1.95%) VBScript
7 10 (1.63%) C
8 8 (1.30%) C#
9 6 (0.98%) Perl
10 4 (0.65%) PHP
10 4 (0.65%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.65%) C++
10 4 (0.65%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.65%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.33%) Korn
11 2 (0.33%) Python
12 1 (0.16%) AWK
12 1 (0.16%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.16%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 154 (25.04%) Security Cleared
2 137 (22.28%) SC Cleared
3 41 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 38 (6.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (4.39%) DV Cleared
6 21 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
7 18 (2.93%) ISEB
8 17 (2.76%) MCSE
9 15 (2.44%) MCP
10 11 (1.79%) Degree
11 6 (0.98%) MCITP
11 6 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.98%) MCSA
12 5 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.49%) CCNA
14 2 (0.33%) MCTS
14 2 (0.33%) MCDST
14 2 (0.33%) CCA
14 2 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
15 1 (0.16%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.23%) SLA
2 6 (0.98%) QA
3 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.16%) BS15000
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 301 (48.94%) Active Directory
2 35 (5.69%) Hyper-V
3 26 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 17 (2.76%) Nmap
6 15 (2.44%) XenApp
7 7 (1.14%) Terminal Services
8 6 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.98%) DFS Replication
8 6 (0.98%) vSphere
9 4 (0.65%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.49%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.33%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.33%) XenServer
11 2 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.33%) Samba
12 1 (0.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 61 (9.92%) HP Quality Center
2 53 (8.62%) SCCM
3 28 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 19 (3.09%) McAfee ePO
5 17 (2.76%) Nessus
6 15 (2.44%) SCOM
7 14 (2.28%) Tivoli
8 12 (1.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 11 (1.79%) Backup Exec
9 11 (1.79%) SCVMM
10 10 (1.63%) SCDPM
10 10 (1.63%) Netcool
11 9 (1.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.98%) CiscoWorks
13 5 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (0.65%) WSUS
15 3 (0.49%) Unicenter
16 2 (0.33%) Puppet
16 2 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 1 (0.16%) DameWare
Vendors
1 236 (38.37%) Microsoft
2 95 (15.45%) HP
3 83 (13.50%) Oracle
4 75 (12.20%) Citrix
5 51 (8.29%) VMware
6 33 (5.37%) Cisco
7 30 (4.88%) Remedy
8 26 (4.23%) McAfee
9 23 (3.74%) Lotus
10 22 (3.58%) Dell
11 14 (2.28%) IBM
12 13 (2.11%) Symantec
13 12 (1.95%) Veritas
14 9 (1.46%) Becrypt
15 8 (1.30%) BMC
15 8 (1.30%) CA
15 8 (1.30%) Apple
16 5 (0.81%) Red Hat
16 5 (0.81%) Juniper
16 5 (0.81%) NetApp
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