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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 155 68 54
Rank change year-on-year
-87 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 115 244 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.20% 2.65% 3.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.00% 11.07% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 96 104
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£338 £222 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.27% -11.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £119 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £379 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £215
% change year-on-year
- -6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 52 76
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
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
2301 2204 2085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.10% 23.95% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1242 1070 1043
Average daily rate £360 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 204 269
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Berkshire -10 36 £338 +12.50% 7
Hampshire -32 32 £328 +42.39% 2
Oxfordshire -33 11 £400 +110.52% 4
Surrey -26 9 £413 +73.68% 6
East Sussex -12 7 £325 +19.04% 2
West Sussex -20 6 - - 4
Buckinghamshire -25 6 £400 +33.33% 4
Kent -5 4 £88 -25.53% 3
Isle of Wight - 2 £104 -
Middlesex +1 1 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 277 (100.00%) Windows
2 182 (65.70%) Windows 7
3 130 (46.93%) Active Directory
4 126 (45.49%) Microsoft
5 113 (40.79%) MS Office
6 76 (27.44%) Security Cleared
7 57 (20.58%) ITIL
8 54 (19.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 50 (18.05%) MS Exchange
10 49 (17.69%) MS Excel
10 49 (17.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 49 (17.69%) SC Cleared
11 44 (15.88%) Windows 8
12 43 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
12 43 (15.52%) SCCM
13 41 (14.80%) Migration
14 34 (12.27%) Citrix
14 34 (12.27%) DNS
15 33 (11.91%) VMware
16 30 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2010
17 26 (9.39%) DHCP
17 26 (9.39%) WAN
17 26 (9.39%) Microsoft Certification
18 24 (8.66%) TCP/IP
18 24 (8.66%) SQL
19 23 (8.30%) DV Cleared
20 22 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
20 22 (7.94%) LAN
21 21 (7.58%) VB
22 20 (7.22%) Microsoft App-V

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 50 (18.05%) MS Exchange
2 30 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (4.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (2.53%) IIS
7 5 (1.81%) Live Communications Server
8 4 (1.44%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.44%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.08%) Lync
9 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.72%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 113 (40.79%) MS Office
2 49 (17.69%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.36%) assyst
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (12.27%) DNS
2 26 (9.39%) WAN
2 26 (9.39%) DHCP
3 24 (8.66%) TCP/IP
4 22 (7.94%) LAN
5 16 (5.78%) SAN
5 16 (5.78%) Firewall
6 9 (3.25%) Internet
6 9 (3.25%) VPN
7 7 (2.53%) ATM
7 7 (2.53%) Wireless
8 4 (1.44%) SSL
8 4 (1.44%) VoIP
8 4 (1.44%) Intranet
9 2 (0.72%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.72%) MPLS
9 2 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.36%) VLAN
10 1 (0.36%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.36%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 4 (1.44%) Lumira
3 4 (1.44%) MS Access
3 4 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (1.44%) Xcelsius
3 4 (1.44%) SAP Data Services
4 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.36%) MySQL
5 1 (0.36%) Big Data
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.36%) DB2
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 19 (6.86%) MSI
2 5 (1.81%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (1.44%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.72%) WinRunner
4 2 (0.72%) TestDirector
4 2 (0.72%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.36%) ClearCase
General
1 8 (2.89%) Finance
2 5 (1.81%) Retail
3 4 (1.44%) Back Office
4 3 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.08%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.08%) French Language
5 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.36%) Local Government
5 1 (0.36%) Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (22.38%) Support Engineer
2 55 (19.86%) Analyst
3 42 (15.16%) Desktop Engineer
4 35 (12.64%) Desktop Support
5 34 (12.27%) Support Analyst
6 29 (10.47%) 1st Line Support
6 29 (10.47%) 2nd Line Support
7 27 (9.75%) Service Analyst
7 27 (9.75%) Service Desk Analyst
8 23 (8.30%) IT Support
9 20 (7.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 14 (5.05%) Help Desk Support
10 14 (5.05%) Applications Packager
11 13 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 12 (4.33%) IT Support Analyst
13 10 (3.61%) 1st Line Support Engineer
14 9 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 9 (3.25%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 9 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 8 (2.89%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.50%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.17%) .NET
3 5 (1.81%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.81%) XML
4 4 (1.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (1.08%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.08%) ODBC
5 3 (1.08%) SAP XI
6 2 (0.72%) WSH
6 2 (0.72%) HTML
7 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.36%) OLE
7 1 (0.36%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.36%) Flash
7 1 (0.36%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (15.52%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.86%) Blackberry
3 11 (3.97%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.61%) NHS
5 9 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.25%) Clustering
6 7 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.17%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.17%) EPoS
8 5 (1.81%) Replication
9 4 (1.44%) PDA
10 3 (1.08%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.08%) iPhone
10 3 (1.08%) EqualLogic
10 3 (1.08%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.08%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.08%) BYOD
11 2 (0.72%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.72%) EMC VNXe
11 2 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 277 (100.00%) Windows
2 182 (65.70%) Windows 7
3 54 (19.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (17.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (15.88%) Windows 8
6 22 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (6.50%) Windows 2000
8 9 (3.25%) Windows 2000 Server
9 7 (2.53%) UNIX
9 7 (2.53%) Linux
10 5 (1.81%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.81%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.44%) Android
12 3 (1.08%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.72%) AIX
14 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (20.58%) ITIL
2 41 (14.80%) Migration
3 17 (6.14%) Service Management
4 12 (4.33%) Change Management
4 12 (4.33%) Incident Management
4 12 (4.33%) Application Discovery
5 10 (3.61%) Software Distribution
6 9 (3.25%) Software Testing
7 7 (2.53%) Validation
7 7 (2.53%) Configuration Management
7 7 (2.53%) Project Management
7 7 (2.53%) Mentoring
7 7 (2.53%) Build Automation
8 6 (2.17%) Problem Management
8 6 (2.17%) Release Management
9 5 (1.81%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (1.81%) Time Management
9 5 (1.81%) High Availability
9 5 (1.81%) Office Automation
10 4 (1.44%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.66%) SQL
2 21 (7.58%) VB
3 12 (4.33%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.17%) VBScript
5 5 (1.81%) C#
5 5 (1.81%) C++
6 4 (1.44%) VBA
7 2 (0.72%) Java
7 2 (0.72%) Perl
8 1 (0.36%) C
8 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.36%) VB6
8 1 (0.36%) Ruby
8 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (27.44%) Security Cleared
2 49 (17.69%) SC Cleared
3 26 (9.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (8.30%) DV Cleared
5 10 (3.61%) MCSE
6 9 (3.25%) MCSA
7 8 (2.89%) MCTS
8 7 (2.53%) MCITP
9 4 (1.44%) MCP
10 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.36%) MOS
11 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.36%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.36%) CCNA
11 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.05%) SLA
2 5 (1.81%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.36%) GxP
System Software
1 130 (46.93%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.22%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (4.33%) vSphere
5 10 (3.61%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.53%) VMware ESX
6 7 (2.53%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.17%) XenApp
8 4 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.08%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.72%) XenServer
11 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.36%) UAG
Systems Management
1 43 (15.52%) SCCM
2 8 (2.89%) SCOM
2 8 (2.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (2.53%) Tivoli
3 7 (2.53%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 5 (1.81%) WSUS
4 5 (1.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.44%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.44%) ARCserve
5 4 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.08%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (1.08%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.72%) WMI
7 2 (0.72%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.72%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.72%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.36%) Nessus
8 1 (0.36%) Nmap
Vendors
1 126 (45.49%) Microsoft
2 34 (12.27%) Citrix
3 33 (11.91%) VMware
4 17 (6.14%) HP
5 14 (5.05%) Cisco
6 11 (3.97%) McAfee
7 10 (3.61%) Remedy
8 9 (3.25%) Symantec
9 7 (2.53%) SAP
9 7 (2.53%) Dell
10 6 (2.17%) Apple
11 5 (1.81%) Oracle
11 5 (1.81%) Lotus
12 4 (1.44%) Borland
12 4 (1.44%) CA
12 4 (1.44%) EMC
12 4 (1.44%) Sophos
12 4 (1.44%) Lumension
12 4 (1.44%) Becrypt
13 3 (1.08%) F5
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