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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 173 69 61
Rank change year-on-year
-104 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 103 243 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.03% 2.61% 2.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.31% 10.64% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 107 92
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£288 £217 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.20% -3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £120 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 57 72
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.20 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -1.81%
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
2391 2283 2139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.85% 24.55% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1287 1148 1074
Average daily rate £355 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 234 243
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.42% -7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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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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 -32 26 £280 +11.44% 3
Berkshire -30 25 £200 +5.26% 6
Surrey -27 14 £344 +111.53% 8
Oxfordshire -19 11 £400 +26.98% 1
West Sussex -21 9 £225 +83.67% 1
East Sussex -13 6 £325 +18.18% 1
Buckinghamshire -35 6 £363 +61.11% 6
Kent -5 3 £85 -64.58% 5
Isle of Wight - 2 £104 -
Sussex +1 1 £325 -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 251 (100.00%) Windows
2 150 (59.76%) Windows 7
3 124 (49.40%) Active Directory
4 114 (45.42%) Microsoft
5 107 (42.63%) MS Office
6 70 (27.89%) Security Cleared
7 57 (22.71%) ITIL
8 53 (21.12%) MS Excel
8 53 (21.12%) Windows 8
9 49 (19.52%) MS Exchange
10 43 (17.13%) SC Cleared
11 42 (16.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 39 (15.54%) Analytical Skills
14 38 (15.14%) SCCM
15 35 (13.94%) Migration
16 31 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2010
17 29 (11.55%) VMware
18 28 (11.16%) Citrix
18 28 (11.16%) DNS
19 26 (10.36%) TCP/IP
19 26 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
20 25 (9.96%) LAN
21 24 (9.56%) WAN
22 22 (8.76%) Microsoft App-V
22 22 (8.76%) DHCP
23 21 (8.37%) MSI
24 20 (7.97%) SQL
25 19 (7.57%) VB
26 18 (7.17%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 49 (19.52%) MS Exchange
2 31 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (3.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (2.79%) IIS
6 4 (1.59%) IBM Notes
6 4 (1.59%) Live Communications Server
6 4 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.20%) Lync
8 2 (0.80%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 107 (42.63%) MS Office
2 53 (21.12%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) assyst
2 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.16%) DNS
2 26 (10.36%) TCP/IP
3 25 (9.96%) LAN
4 24 (9.56%) WAN
5 22 (8.76%) DHCP
6 14 (5.58%) Firewall
7 12 (4.78%) SAN
8 10 (3.98%) VPN
9 8 (3.19%) Internet
10 7 (2.79%) ATM
11 6 (2.39%) Wireless
12 5 (1.99%) Ethernet
12 5 (1.99%) Intranet
13 4 (1.59%) VoIP
13 4 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.20%) VLAN
14 3 (1.20%) SSL
15 2 (0.80%) MPLS
15 2 (0.80%) LDAP
15 2 (0.80%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (1.99%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 5 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (1.99%) Xcelsius
3 5 (1.99%) SAP Data Services
3 5 (1.99%) Lumira
4 4 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.59%) MS Access
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.40%) MySQL
6 1 (0.40%) DB2
6 1 (0.40%) Big Data
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (8.37%) MSI
2 4 (1.59%) StarTeam
2 4 (1.59%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.40%) ClearCase
General
1 11 (4.38%) Finance
2 8 (3.19%) Retail
3 5 (1.99%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.99%) Back Office
3 5 (1.99%) French Language
4 4 (1.59%) Multimedia
4 4 (1.59%) Banking
5 3 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 58 (23.11%) Support Engineer
2 44 (17.53%) Analyst
3 40 (15.94%) Desktop Engineer
4 35 (13.94%) Desktop Support
5 32 (12.75%) 1st Line Support
6 28 (11.16%) Support Analyst
6 28 (11.16%) 2nd Line Support
7 23 (9.16%) Service Analyst
7 23 (9.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 23 (9.16%) Service Desk Analyst
8 18 (7.17%) IT Support
9 16 (6.37%) Help Desk Support
10 15 (5.98%) Applications Packager
11 14 (5.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
13 9 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (3.59%) IT Support Analyst
13 9 (3.59%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 8 (3.19%) 1st Line Support Engineer
14 8 (3.19%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.37%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.39%) XML
2 6 (2.39%) .NET
3 5 (1.99%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (1.59%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.59%) SAP XI
5 3 (1.20%) ODBC
6 2 (0.80%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.80%) WSH
7 1 (0.40%) Flash
7 1 (0.40%) EDI
7 1 (0.40%) WAP
7 1 (0.40%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 39 (15.54%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.98%) Blackberry
3 12 (4.78%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.38%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.19%) Clustering
6 7 (2.79%) NHS
6 7 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.39%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.39%) EPoS
8 5 (1.99%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.99%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.99%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.59%) Replication
10 3 (1.20%) BYOD
10 3 (1.20%) EqualLogic
10 3 (1.20%) Handset
11 2 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.80%) PDA
11 2 (0.80%) Statistics
11 2 (0.80%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 251 (100.00%) Windows
2 150 (59.76%) Windows 7
3 53 (21.12%) Windows 8
4 42 (16.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (6.77%) Windows 2000
6 17 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.98%) Linux
8 8 (3.19%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (1.99%) UNIX
9 5 (1.99%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.59%) Android
10 4 (1.59%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.59%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (22.71%) ITIL
2 35 (13.94%) Migration
3 18 (7.17%) Service Management
4 13 (5.18%) Application Discovery
5 12 (4.78%) Change Management
5 12 (4.78%) Incident Management
6 10 (3.98%) Software Distribution
7 7 (2.79%) Release Management
8 6 (2.39%) Validation
8 6 (2.39%) Software Testing
8 6 (2.39%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (2.39%) Build Automation
8 6 (2.39%) Mentoring
8 6 (2.39%) Office Automation
9 5 (1.99%) Configuration Management
9 5 (1.99%) Project Management
9 5 (1.99%) MVC
9 5 (1.99%) Time Management
9 5 (1.99%) Data Protection
10 4 (1.59%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.97%) SQL
2 19 (7.57%) VB
3 13 (5.18%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.79%) VBScript
5 6 (2.39%) C#
5 6 (2.39%) C++
6 4 (1.59%) VBA
7 2 (0.80%) Java
7 2 (0.80%) Perl
8 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.40%) VB6
8 1 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 70 (27.89%) Security Cleared
2 43 (17.13%) SC Cleared
3 26 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (7.17%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.79%) MCSE
5 7 (2.79%) MCSA
6 6 (2.39%) MCTS
6 6 (2.39%) MCITP
7 3 (1.20%) MCP
8 2 (0.80%) CCNA
8 2 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.40%) MOS
9 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.40%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.40%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.77%) SLA
2 5 (1.99%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.59%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.40%) GxP
4 1 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 124 (49.40%) Active Directory
2 22 (8.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (4.78%) vSphere
5 9 (3.59%) Hyper-V
6 7 (2.79%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.39%) XenApp
8 5 (1.99%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.20%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.80%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.80%) XenServer
12 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.40%) UAG
Systems Management
1 38 (15.14%) SCCM
2 8 (3.19%) SCOM
3 7 (2.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (2.39%) Tivoli
4 6 (2.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (2.39%) WSUS
4 6 (2.39%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 4 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.59%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.20%) ARCserve
6 3 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.80%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.80%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.80%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.80%) WMI
7 2 (0.80%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 114 (45.42%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.55%) VMware
3 28 (11.16%) Citrix
4 13 (5.18%) HP
4 13 (5.18%) Cisco
5 11 (4.38%) Remedy
6 10 (3.98%) McAfee
7 9 (3.59%) Symantec
7 9 (3.59%) Oracle
7 9 (3.59%) SAP
8 8 (3.19%) Dell
9 5 (1.99%) Lotus
9 5 (1.99%) Apple
10 4 (1.59%) Borland
10 4 (1.59%) Becrypt
10 4 (1.59%) Sophos
11 3 (1.20%) Lumension
11 3 (1.20%) F5
11 3 (1.20%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.20%) Juniper
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