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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 60 53 60
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 244 268 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.65% 3.16% 2.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.13% 13.00% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 103 74
Average daily rate
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£223 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.68% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £131 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £395 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £210 £225
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 72 79
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.94 £10.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £22.20
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
2192 2061 1989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.81% 24.31% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1077 1036 830
Average daily rate £325 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 256 275
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 30 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 30 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 30 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -5 67 £230 +6.97% 9
Berkshire -19 53 £275 -8.33% 22
Buckinghamshire -13 32 £263 -4.54% 7
Surrey -10 30 £250 -25.92% 9
Oxfordshire +11 19 £320 +117.68% 3
East Sussex +11 19 £273 +82.00% 3
West Sussex +3 16 £123 -16.94% 3
Kent -9 5 £118 -30.88% 3
Middlesex -9 1 £220 -26.66% 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 562 (100.00%) Windows
2 320 (56.94%) Windows 7
3 285 (50.71%) Active Directory
4 216 (38.43%) Microsoft
5 190 (33.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 184 (32.74%) MS Office
7 167 (29.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 133 (23.67%) Security Cleared
9 123 (21.89%) MS Excel
10 113 (20.11%) ITIL
11 91 (16.19%) SC Cleared
12 88 (15.66%) TCP/IP
13 84 (14.95%) HP
13 84 (14.95%) MS Exchange
14 68 (12.10%) Citrix
15 66 (11.74%) Oracle
16 65 (11.57%) Windows 2000
16 65 (11.57%) DNS
17 59 (10.50%) SCCM
18 55 (9.79%) Migration
19 54 (9.61%) UNIX
20 51 (9.07%) DV Cleared
21 50 (8.90%) HP Quality Center
22 49 (8.72%) .NET
23 48 (8.54%) VMware
24 46 (8.19%) SQL
25 43 (7.65%) Blackberry
25 43 (7.65%) Windows 8
25 43 (7.65%) Windows Vista
26 42 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 84 (14.95%) MS Exchange
2 42 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 19 (3.38%) IBM Notes
4 19 (3.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 18 (3.20%) SharePoint
6 14 (2.49%) Lotus Domino
7 12 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.60%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (1.42%) IIS
10 7 (1.25%) WorkSite
11 5 (0.89%) Lync
11 5 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.71%) Apache
12 4 (0.71%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.71%) GlassFish
13 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.18%) GroupWise
Applications
1 184 (32.74%) MS Office
2 123 (21.89%) MS Excel
3 14 (2.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.36%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 35 (6.23%) 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%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.96%) Office 365
2 2 (0.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 88 (15.66%) TCP/IP
2 65 (11.57%) DNS
3 37 (6.58%) HTTPS
4 31 (5.52%) Internet
5 27 (4.80%) LAN
6 24 (4.27%) SSL
6 24 (4.27%) VPN
7 23 (4.09%) DHCP
8 21 (3.74%) WAN
9 18 (3.20%) Firewall
9 18 (3.20%) SAN
10 17 (3.02%) HTTP
11 16 (2.85%) Wireshark
12 10 (1.78%) Wireless
13 9 (1.60%) Broadband
14 5 (0.89%) LDAP
15 4 (0.71%) Ethernet
15 4 (0.71%) WLAN
15 4 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.71%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database
4 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.53%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.53%) MS Access
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.36%) Informix
6 2 (0.36%) MySQL
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 28 (4.98%) QuickTest Pro
2 26 (4.63%) MSI
3 18 (3.20%) LoadRunner
4 12 (2.14%) Wise Package Studio
5 11 (1.96%) StarTeam
6 9 (1.60%) TestDirector
7 8 (1.42%) WinRunner
8 6 (1.07%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.36%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.36%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.18%) Subversion
11 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
General
1 28 (4.98%) Finance
2 10 (1.78%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.25%) Retail
3 7 (1.25%) Law
4 4 (0.71%) Manufacturing
4 4 (0.71%) French Language
4 4 (0.71%) German Language
5 3 (0.53%) Banking
5 3 (0.53%) Back Office
6 2 (0.36%) Legal
6 2 (0.36%) Military
6 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.36%) Marketing
7 1 (0.18%) Games
7 1 (0.18%) Electronics
7 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 162 (28.83%) Analyst
2 76 (13.52%) Support Engineer
3 69 (12.28%) Desktop Support
4 65 (11.57%) Support Analyst
5 52 (9.25%) 1st Line Support
6 51 (9.07%) 2nd Line Support
7 50 (8.90%) Service Analyst
8 49 (8.72%) Service Desk Analyst
9 45 (8.01%) Help Desk Support
10 42 (7.47%) Desktop Engineer
11 38 (6.76%) Help Desk Analyst
12 30 (5.34%) Rollout Engineer
13 28 (4.98%) Test Analyst
14 25 (4.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 24 (4.27%) Tester
16 23 (4.09%) IT Support
17 22 (3.91%) Desktop Analyst
17 22 (3.91%) Desktop Support Analyst
18 19 (3.38%) Help Desk Support Analyst
19 15 (2.67%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.72%) .NET
2 42 (7.47%) HTML
3 40 (7.12%) ASP.NET
3 40 (7.12%) JSP
4 23 (4.09%) Application Packaging
5 11 (1.96%) WSH
6 10 (1.78%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.71%) SAML
8 3 (0.53%) JPA
8 3 (0.53%) JSF
8 3 (0.53%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.53%) Silverlight
8 3 (0.53%) CSS
8 3 (0.53%) WAP
9 2 (0.36%) jQuery
10 1 (0.18%) HTML5
10 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.18%) Ajax
10 1 (0.18%) Spring
10 1 (0.18%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.65%) Blackberry
2 10 (1.78%) Clustering
3 8 (1.42%) Management Information System
3 8 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (1.25%) EPoS
5 6 (1.07%) Replication
6 5 (0.89%) Open Source
6 5 (0.89%) Fat Client
6 5 (0.89%) Thin Client
6 5 (0.89%) NHS
7 4 (0.71%) iPhone
8 3 (0.53%) iPad
8 3 (0.53%) PDA
8 3 (0.53%) DTV
9 2 (0.36%) EFT
9 2 (0.36%) MPEG
9 2 (0.36%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.36%) Statistics
9 2 (0.36%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.18%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 562 (100.00%) Windows
2 320 (56.94%) Windows 7
3 190 (33.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 167 (29.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 65 (11.57%) Windows 2000
6 54 (9.61%) UNIX
7 43 (7.65%) Windows 8
7 43 (7.65%) Windows Vista
8 42 (7.47%) Linux
9 26 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.78%) AIX
11 7 (1.25%) Windows NT
12 6 (1.07%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.07%) Solaris
12 6 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.71%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.53%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (20.11%) ITIL
2 55 (9.79%) Migration
3 35 (6.23%) Software Testing
4 32 (5.69%) Test Scripting
5 24 (4.27%) Configuration Management
6 21 (3.74%) Validation
6 21 (3.74%) Test Strategy
7 19 (3.38%) Workflow
7 19 (3.38%) Knowledge Management
8 18 (3.20%) Performance Testing
9 16 (2.85%) Service Management
10 14 (2.49%) Service Delivery
11 12 (2.14%) Test Automation
11 12 (2.14%) Software Distribution
12 11 (1.96%) Data Protection
12 11 (1.96%) Incident Management
12 11 (1.96%) PRINCE2
13 9 (1.60%) Asset Management
13 9 (1.60%) Data Security
14 8 (1.42%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 46 (8.19%) SQL
2 42 (7.47%) JavaScript
3 29 (5.16%) VB
4 26 (4.63%) PowerShell
5 15 (2.67%) VBScript
5 15 (2.67%) Java
6 9 (1.60%) C
7 7 (1.25%) C#
8 6 (1.07%) Perl
9 4 (0.71%) PHP
10 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.53%) C++
11 2 (0.36%) VBA
11 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.18%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.18%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.18%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 133 (23.67%) Security Cleared
2 91 (16.19%) SC Cleared
3 51 (9.07%) DV Cleared
4 38 (6.76%) ISTQB
5 37 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (6.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (3.74%) MCSE
8 20 (3.56%) MCP
9 11 (1.96%) Degree
9 11 (1.96%) MCITP
9 11 (1.96%) ISEB
10 8 (1.42%) MCDST
11 6 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.89%) MCSA
12 5 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.71%) MCTS
14 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 2 (0.36%) CCNA
14 2 (0.36%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.56%) SLA
2 4 (0.71%) QA
3 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.36%) COBIT
3 2 (0.36%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 285 (50.71%) Active Directory
2 34 (6.05%) Hyper-V
3 27 (4.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (3.38%) XenApp
5 18 (3.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 16 (2.85%) Nmap
7 10 (1.78%) vSphere
8 8 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.25%) DFS Replication
9 7 (1.25%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.89%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.71%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.71%) Shibboleth
12 3 (0.53%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.36%) XenServer
13 2 (0.36%) Sendmail
14 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 59 (10.50%) SCCM
2 50 (8.90%) HP Quality Center
3 29 (5.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 18 (3.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 16 (2.85%) Backup Exec
5 16 (2.85%) Nessus
6 15 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
7 14 (2.49%) SCOM
8 12 (2.14%) SCVMM
9 10 (1.78%) SCDPM
10 9 (1.60%) Tivoli
11 7 (1.25%) Netcool
12 6 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (1.07%) WSUS
13 5 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (0.53%) Sysprep
14 3 (0.53%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.53%) CiscoWorks
14 3 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 2 (0.36%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 216 (38.43%) Microsoft
2 84 (14.95%) HP
3 68 (12.10%) Citrix
4 66 (11.74%) Oracle
5 48 (8.54%) VMware
6 34 (6.05%) Cisco
7 24 (4.27%) Dell
8 21 (3.74%) Lotus
9 19 (3.38%) McAfee
10 17 (3.02%) Remedy
11 16 (2.85%) Symantec
12 12 (2.14%) IBM
12 12 (2.14%) Apple
13 11 (1.96%) ServiceNow
13 11 (1.96%) Borland
14 8 (1.42%) Juniper
14 8 (1.42%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.42%) CA
15 6 (1.07%) Veritas
16 5 (0.89%) Blue Coat
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