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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 63 51 57
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 253 278 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.76% 3.30% 2.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.42% 13.33% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 114 77
Average daily rate
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£225 £250 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £140 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £418 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £213
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 75 75
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.94 £10.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.74 £24.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2215 2085 2022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.12% 24.73% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 1046 840
Average daily rate £325 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 209 265 290
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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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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 -10 75 £293 +10.37% 6
Berkshire -17 52 £300 - 18
Surrey -15 35 £238 -25.78% 8
Buckinghamshire -18 31 £300 +33.33% 8
Oxfordshire +6 20 £190 +29.25% 3
West Sussex +5 16 £120 -31.42% 5
East Sussex +10 15 £273 +82.00% 1
Kent -10 5 £118 -9.61% 3
Middlesex -8 2 £220 -26.66%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 559 (100.00%) Windows
2 316 (56.53%) Windows 7
3 282 (50.45%) Active Directory
4 218 (39.00%) Microsoft
5 191 (34.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 181 (32.38%) MS Office
7 172 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 136 (24.33%) Security Cleared
9 120 (21.47%) MS Excel
10 105 (18.78%) ITIL
11 95 (16.99%) SC Cleared
12 86 (15.38%) TCP/IP
12 86 (15.38%) HP
13 85 (15.21%) MS Exchange
14 70 (12.52%) Citrix
15 68 (12.16%) DNS
16 67 (11.99%) Windows 2000
17 65 (11.63%) Oracle
18 59 (10.55%) SCCM
19 55 (9.84%) UNIX
20 53 (9.48%) Migration
21 52 (9.30%) VMware
22 51 (9.12%) HP Quality Center
23 49 (8.77%) .NET
23 49 (8.77%) DV Cleared
24 48 (8.59%) SQL
25 44 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2010
25 44 (7.87%) Windows 8
25 44 (7.87%) Windows Vista
26 43 (7.69%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 85 (15.21%) MS Exchange
2 44 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 20 (3.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 19 (3.40%) IBM Notes
5 19 (3.40%) SharePoint
6 13 (2.33%) Lotus Domino
7 12 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (1.43%) IIS
10 7 (1.25%) WorkSite
11 6 (1.07%) Lync
12 5 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.72%) Apache
13 4 (0.72%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.72%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.18%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 181 (32.38%) MS Office
2 120 (21.47%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.36%) MS Project
5 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 35 (6.26%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) assyst
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.79%) Office 365
2 2 (0.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 86 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 68 (12.16%) DNS
3 37 (6.62%) HTTPS
4 28 (5.01%) LAN
4 28 (5.01%) Internet
5 24 (4.29%) SSL
5 24 (4.29%) VPN
5 24 (4.29%) DHCP
6 23 (4.11%) WAN
7 19 (3.40%) SAN
8 18 (3.22%) Firewall
9 17 (3.04%) HTTP
10 16 (2.86%) Wireshark
11 10 (1.79%) Broadband
12 9 (1.61%) Wireless
13 5 (0.89%) LDAP
13 5 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.72%) IPsec
14 4 (0.72%) WLAN
14 4 (0.72%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.72%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.54%) MS Access
7 2 (0.36%) Informix
7 2 (0.36%) MySQL
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 29 (5.19%) QuickTest Pro
2 26 (4.65%) MSI
3 18 (3.22%) LoadRunner
4 12 (2.15%) Wise Package Studio
5 11 (1.97%) StarTeam
6 10 (1.79%) TestDirector
7 9 (1.61%) WinRunner
8 6 (1.07%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.36%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.36%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.18%) Subversion
11 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
General
1 27 (4.83%) Finance
2 11 (1.97%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.25%) Retail
3 7 (1.25%) Law
4 5 (0.89%) French Language
5 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.72%) German Language
6 3 (0.54%) Banking
6 3 (0.54%) Back Office
7 2 (0.36%) Legal
7 2 (0.36%) Military
7 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.18%) Games
8 1 (0.18%) Electronics
8 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 155 (27.73%) Analyst
2 79 (14.13%) Support Engineer
3 71 (12.70%) Desktop Support
4 61 (10.91%) Support Analyst
5 50 (8.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 49 (8.77%) 1st Line Support
7 45 (8.05%) Service Analyst
8 44 (7.87%) Service Desk Analyst
8 44 (7.87%) Desktop Engineer
9 43 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
10 35 (6.26%) Help Desk Analyst
11 30 (5.37%) Rollout Engineer
12 29 (5.19%) Test Analyst
13 27 (4.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 24 (4.29%) Tester
15 22 (3.94%) Desktop Analyst
15 22 (3.94%) IT Support
15 22 (3.94%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 18 (3.22%) Help Desk Support Analyst
17 16 (2.86%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.77%) .NET
2 42 (7.51%) HTML
3 40 (7.16%) ASP.NET
3 40 (7.16%) JSP
4 23 (4.11%) Application Packaging
5 11 (1.97%) WSH
6 8 (1.43%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.72%) SAML
8 3 (0.54%) Silverlight
8 3 (0.54%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.54%) JSF
8 3 (0.54%) JPA
8 3 (0.54%) CSS
8 3 (0.54%) WAP
9 2 (0.36%) jQuery
10 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.18%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 1 (0.18%) Ajax
10 1 (0.18%) Java EE
10 1 (0.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 12 (2.15%) Clustering
3 9 (1.61%) Replication
4 8 (1.43%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (1.25%) EPoS
6 6 (1.07%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.07%) Fat Client
7 5 (0.89%) Open Source
7 5 (0.89%) NHS
8 4 (0.72%) iPhone
9 3 (0.54%) PDA
9 3 (0.54%) iPad
9 3 (0.54%) DTV
10 2 (0.36%) Streaming Video
10 2 (0.36%) MPEG
10 2 (0.36%) EFT
10 2 (0.36%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.36%) Statistics
11 1 (0.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 559 (100.00%) Windows
2 316 (56.53%) Windows 7
3 191 (34.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 172 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (11.99%) Windows 2000
6 55 (9.84%) UNIX
7 44 (7.87%) Windows 8
7 44 (7.87%) Windows Vista
8 42 (7.51%) Linux
9 27 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.97%) AIX
11 8 (1.43%) Windows NT
12 6 (1.07%) Solaris
12 6 (1.07%) Mac OS X
13 5 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.72%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.54%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (18.78%) ITIL
2 53 (9.48%) Migration
3 36 (6.44%) Software Testing
4 33 (5.90%) Test Scripting
5 24 (4.29%) Configuration Management
6 21 (3.76%) Validation
6 21 (3.76%) Test Strategy
7 19 (3.40%) Workflow
7 19 (3.40%) Knowledge Management
8 18 (3.22%) Performance Testing
9 15 (2.68%) Service Management
10 14 (2.50%) Service Delivery
11 13 (2.33%) Test Automation
12 12 (2.15%) Incident Management
13 11 (1.97%) Data Protection
13 11 (1.97%) PRINCE2
13 11 (1.97%) Data Security
13 11 (1.97%) Software Distribution
14 9 (1.61%) Asset Management
14 9 (1.61%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 48 (8.59%) SQL
2 42 (7.51%) JavaScript
3 29 (5.19%) VB
4 25 (4.47%) PowerShell
5 14 (2.50%) VBScript
6 13 (2.33%) Java
7 9 (1.61%) C
8 7 (1.25%) C#
9 6 (1.07%) Perl
10 4 (0.72%) PHP
11 3 (0.54%) C++
11 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.36%) VBA
12 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.18%) ActionScript 3.0
13 1 (0.18%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.18%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 136 (24.33%) Security Cleared
2 95 (16.99%) SC Cleared
3 49 (8.77%) DV Cleared
4 38 (6.80%) ISTQB
5 35 (6.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (6.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (3.76%) MCSE
7 18 (3.22%) MCP
8 12 (2.15%) ISEB
9 11 (1.97%) MCITP
9 11 (1.97%) Degree
10 8 (1.43%) MCDST
11 6 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.89%) MCSA
13 4 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.72%) MCTS
14 3 (0.54%) CCNA
14 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.36%) CCA
15 2 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.40%) SLA
2 4 (0.72%) QA
3 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.36%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.36%) COBIT
4 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 282 (50.45%) Active Directory
2 34 (6.08%) Hyper-V
3 27 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (3.40%) XenApp
5 18 (3.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 16 (2.86%) Nmap
7 10 (1.79%) vSphere
8 9 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.43%) DFS Replication
10 7 (1.25%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.89%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.72%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.72%) Shibboleth
12 4 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.54%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.36%) XenServer
14 2 (0.36%) Sendmail
15 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 59 (10.55%) SCCM
2 51 (9.12%) HP Quality Center
3 30 (5.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 18 (3.22%) McAfee ePO
4 18 (3.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 16 (2.86%) Backup Exec
5 16 (2.86%) Nessus
6 14 (2.50%) SCOM
7 12 (2.15%) SCVMM
8 10 (1.79%) SCDPM
8 10 (1.79%) Tivoli
9 8 (1.43%) Netcool
10 6 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (1.07%) WSUS
11 5 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.72%) CiscoWorks
13 3 (0.54%) Sysprep
13 3 (0.54%) NetBackup
14 2 (0.36%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 218 (39.00%) Microsoft
2 86 (15.38%) HP
3 70 (12.52%) Citrix
4 65 (11.63%) Oracle
5 52 (9.30%) VMware
6 36 (6.44%) Cisco
7 23 (4.11%) Dell
8 22 (3.94%) McAfee
9 20 (3.58%) Lotus
10 17 (3.04%) Symantec
11 15 (2.68%) Remedy
12 12 (2.15%) IBM
12 12 (2.15%) Apple
13 11 (1.97%) Borland
14 10 (1.79%) ServiceNow
15 8 (1.43%) Juniper
15 8 (1.43%) CA
15 8 (1.43%) Veritas
16 7 (1.25%) Red Hat
17 5 (0.89%) Blue Coat
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