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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 101 48 62
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 187 306 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.90% 3.59% 2.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.53% 14.87% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 113 59
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £103 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £367 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £199 £150 £165
% change year-on-year
+32.66% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 69 69
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -13.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £11.48 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £19.00 £20.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
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
2485 2058 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.26% 24.12% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1276 992 781
Average daily rate £325 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 226 241
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 -19 62 £283 +62.58% 17
Buckinghamshire -29 39 £253 +6.31% 5
Berkshire -32 34 £160 -28.88% 7
Surrey -20 17 £213 +6.25% 2
Oxfordshire -24 11 £175 +70.73% 1
West Sussex -20 7 £130 -7.14%
Kent -8 5 £135 -61.42% 2
East Sussex -18 3 £275 +150.00%
Middlesex -3 2 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 400 (100.00%) Windows
2 252 (63.00%) Windows 7
3 204 (51.00%) Active Directory
4 185 (46.25%) Microsoft
5 142 (35.50%) MS Office
6 133 (33.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 121 (30.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 94 (23.50%) Security Cleared
9 87 (21.75%) MS Excel
10 77 (19.25%) ITIL
11 73 (18.25%) MS Exchange
12 70 (17.50%) Citrix
13 69 (17.25%) VMware
14 61 (15.25%) SC Cleared
15 52 (13.00%) SCCM
16 48 (12.00%) Migration
17 44 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
18 40 (10.00%) TCP/IP
18 40 (10.00%) Windows 8
19 39 (9.75%) HP
20 35 (8.75%) Blackberry
21 34 (8.50%) DV Cleared
22 33 (8.25%) VB
23 32 (8.00%) SLA
24 31 (7.75%) Windows Server 2012
25 30 (7.50%) DNS
25 30 (7.50%) Finance
26 29 (7.25%) Internet
27 28 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
28 27 (6.75%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 73 (18.25%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (4.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.75%) IIS
7 8 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.75%) OpenStack
8 7 (1.75%) Live Communications Server
9 5 (1.25%) Lotus Domino
9 5 (1.25%) WorkSite
9 5 (1.25%) Lync
10 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.75%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.25%) Site Server
Applications
1 142 (35.50%) MS Office
2 87 (21.75%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.75%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.50%) MS Project
5 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.50%) Maximo
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.25%) assyst
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.00%) Office 365
2 7 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.75%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 40 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 30 (7.50%) DNS
3 29 (7.25%) Internet
4 27 (6.75%) LAN
5 25 (6.25%) DHCP
6 20 (5.00%) WAN
7 19 (4.75%) VPN
8 10 (2.50%) ATM
9 9 (2.25%) Firewall
9 9 (2.25%) Wireless
10 8 (2.00%) HTTPS
10 8 (2.00%) Wireshark
11 6 (1.50%) SSL
12 5 (1.25%) VoIP
12 5 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.00%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.00%) SAN
13 4 (1.00%) Ethernet
13 4 (1.00%) HTTP
13 4 (1.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.75%) DB2
2 3 (0.75%) MySQL
2 3 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.50%) IDOL
3 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.50%) Informix
Development Applications
1 10 (2.50%) StarTeam
2 6 (1.50%) MSI
3 4 (1.00%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.50%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.25%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.25%) NUnit
5 1 (0.25%) Moq
General
1 30 (7.50%) Finance
2 6 (1.50%) Law
2 6 (1.50%) Back Office
3 5 (1.25%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.25%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.25%) Retail
4 4 (1.00%) Military
4 4 (1.00%) Banking
5 2 (0.50%) Publishing
5 2 (0.50%) Electronics
6 1 (0.25%) Advertising
6 1 (0.25%) Marketing
6 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 102 (25.50%) Analyst
2 75 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 64 (16.00%) Desktop Support
4 44 (11.00%) Service Analyst
5 43 (10.75%) Support Analyst
5 43 (10.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 42 (10.50%) Service Desk Analyst
7 41 (10.25%) Desktop Engineer
8 29 (7.25%) Rollout Engineer
9 28 (7.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 26 (6.50%) IT Support
11 22 (5.50%) Help Desk Support
12 19 (4.75%) 1st Line Support
13 18 (4.50%) Help Desk Analyst
14 16 (4.00%) Support Technician
15 15 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support
16 14 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 13 (3.25%) Desktop Analyst
17 13 (3.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
18 9 (2.25%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.25%) .NET
2 11 (2.75%) Application Packaging
3 10 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 10 (2.50%) HTML
3 10 (2.50%) JSP
4 9 (2.25%) Software Packaging
5 5 (1.25%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.75%) APPC
6 3 (0.75%) CSS
7 2 (0.50%) WSH
7 2 (0.50%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.50%) jQuery
7 2 (0.50%) HTML5
8 1 (0.25%) StructureMap
8 1 (0.25%) CSS3
8 1 (0.25%) Kendo UI
8 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (0.25%) JPA
8 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.75%) Blackberry
2 26 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.50%) Clustering
4 7 (1.75%) Open Source
5 6 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.25%) iPad
6 5 (1.25%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.25%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.00%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.00%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.00%) iPhone
8 3 (0.75%) iSeries
8 3 (0.75%) AS400
8 3 (0.75%) Replication
8 3 (0.75%) Cryptography
9 2 (0.50%) PKI
9 2 (0.50%) VLE
9 2 (0.50%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 400 (100.00%) Windows
2 252 (63.00%) Windows 7
3 133 (33.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 121 (30.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 31 (7.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (6.75%) Windows 2000
8 24 (6.00%) Linux
9 21 (5.25%) UNIX
10 10 (2.50%) Windows Vista
11 8 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.25%) Android
13 4 (1.00%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.75%) i5/OS
14 3 (0.75%) OS/400
14 3 (0.75%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.50%) AIX
15 2 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.50%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (19.25%) ITIL
2 48 (12.00%) Migration
3 21 (5.25%) Software Testing
4 18 (4.50%) Incident Management
5 16 (4.00%) Time Management
6 15 (3.75%) Configuration Management
6 15 (3.75%) Service Delivery
7 9 (2.25%) Project Management
7 9 (2.25%) Service Management
7 9 (2.25%) Validation
7 9 (2.25%) Asset Management
7 9 (2.25%) Build Automation
7 9 (2.25%) Mentoring
8 8 (2.00%) High Availability
9 7 (1.75%) Test Scripting
9 7 (1.75%) Data Migration
9 7 (1.75%) Workflow
9 7 (1.75%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (1.50%) ITSM
10 6 (1.50%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (8.25%) VB
2 25 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 21 (5.25%) SQL
4 16 (4.00%) VBScript
5 11 (2.75%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.75%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.50%) Java
8 4 (1.00%) C
8 4 (1.00%) C#
9 3 (0.75%) COBOL
9 3 (0.75%) RPG
10 2 (0.50%) Python
11 1 (0.25%) Ruby
11 1 (0.25%) Perl
11 1 (0.25%) PHP
11 1 (0.25%) Delphi
11 1 (0.25%) C++
11 1 (0.25%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.25%) VBA
11 1 (0.25%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 94 (23.50%) Security Cleared
2 61 (15.25%) SC Cleared
3 34 (8.50%) DV Cleared
4 28 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (4.25%) MCSE
6 13 (3.25%) MCP
7 9 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.25%) ISTQB
7 9 (2.25%) Degree
7 9 (2.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (1.75%) RHCSA
8 7 (1.75%) RHCA
8 7 (1.75%) RHCE
8 7 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.75%) CCNA
9 4 (1.00%) CCNP
10 3 (0.75%) IBM Certification
10 3 (0.75%) CCA
10 3 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.00%) SLA
2 5 (1.25%) QA
3 2 (0.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 204 (51.00%) Active Directory
2 44 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 17 (4.25%) VMware ESX
4 15 (3.75%) XenApp
5 14 (3.50%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.00%) vSphere
8 7 (1.75%) Terminal Services
9 6 (1.50%) Nmap
9 6 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.00%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.75%) DFS Replication
11 3 (0.75%) PowerHA
12 2 (0.50%) XenServer
12 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (13.00%) SCCM
2 15 (3.75%) Tivoli
3 13 (3.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (3.25%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 9 (2.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (2.25%) SCOM
4 9 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (2.00%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.50%) Nessus
6 6 (1.50%) ARCserve
6 6 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.00%) Unicenter
8 3 (0.75%) Tivoli NetView
8 3 (0.75%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.75%) HP SIM
8 3 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 185 (46.25%) Microsoft
2 70 (17.50%) Citrix
3 69 (17.25%) VMware
4 39 (9.75%) HP
5 22 (5.50%) Oracle
6 21 (5.25%) Cisco
7 19 (4.75%) McAfee
8 15 (3.75%) Dell
8 15 (3.75%) Remedy
9 12 (3.00%) IBM
9 12 (3.00%) Symantec
10 11 (2.75%) Apple
11 9 (2.25%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.50%) AppSense
12 6 (1.50%) CA
12 6 (1.50%) Lotus
12 6 (1.50%) Borland
12 6 (1.50%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.25%) SAP
13 5 (1.25%) Unica
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18.00 - £21.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago