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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 64 55 56
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 243 258 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.66% 2.92% 3.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.90% 12.10% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 94 86
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £141 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £430 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £235
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 95
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.38 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £25.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -3.50%
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
2230 2133 2038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.38% 24.11% 20.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 1070 912
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 243 271
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 -7 64 £251 +25.62% 8
Berkshire -11 55 £190 -46.47% 11
Buckinghamshire -5 32 £225 +11.11% 9
Surrey -8 32 £150 -57.14% 6
East Sussex +9 19 £275 -
West Sussex +6 16 £123 -30.00% 1
Oxfordshire +2 13 £315 +113.92%
Kent -9 9 £240 +93.54% 3
Middlesex -8 1 £220 - 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 524 (100.00%) Windows
2 289 (55.15%) Windows 7
3 266 (50.76%) Active Directory
4 205 (39.12%) Microsoft
5 179 (34.16%) MS Office
6 171 (32.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 143 (27.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 115 (21.95%) Security Cleared
9 108 (20.61%) MS Excel
10 104 (19.85%) ITIL
11 91 (17.37%) MS Exchange
12 76 (14.50%) TCP/IP
13 72 (13.74%) HP
14 71 (13.55%) Citrix
15 68 (12.98%) SC Cleared
16 63 (12.02%) VMware
17 58 (11.07%) DNS
18 57 (10.88%) Windows 2000
18 57 (10.88%) SCCM
19 50 (9.54%) Oracle
20 47 (8.97%) DV Cleared
20 47 (8.97%) HP Quality Center
21 46 (8.78%) .NET
22 44 (8.40%) Windows 8
23 43 (8.21%) UNIX
24 42 (8.02%) Migration
25 41 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
26 39 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2010
27 38 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
28 37 (7.06%) Windows Vista

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 91 (17.37%) MS Exchange
2 39 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (3.44%) SharePoint
5 17 (3.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (2.48%) IBM Notes
8 9 (1.72%) Lotus Domino
8 9 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (1.53%) IIS
10 7 (1.34%) WorkSite
10 7 (1.34%) Lync
11 5 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.76%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.76%) Apache
12 4 (0.76%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
14 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 179 (34.16%) MS Office
2 108 (20.61%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.57%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.38%) MS Project
5 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 31 (5.92%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.19%) Maximo
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.48%) Office 365
2 2 (0.38%) SaaS
3 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 76 (14.50%) TCP/IP
2 58 (11.07%) DNS
3 33 (6.30%) HTTPS
4 32 (6.11%) Internet
5 24 (4.58%) LAN
6 23 (4.39%) DHCP
6 23 (4.39%) VPN
7 20 (3.82%) SSL
8 18 (3.44%) SAN
8 18 (3.44%) Firewall
9 17 (3.24%) HTTP
10 15 (2.86%) WAN
11 14 (2.67%) Wireshark
12 10 (1.91%) Wireless
13 8 (1.53%) Broadband
14 6 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (0.95%) LDAP
16 4 (0.76%) VoIP
16 4 (0.76%) WLAN
16 4 (0.76%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.34%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.76%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.57%) MS Access
6 2 (0.38%) Informix
6 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (4.96%) QuickTest Pro
2 24 (4.58%) MSI
3 18 (3.44%) LoadRunner
4 11 (2.10%) StarTeam
5 10 (1.91%) Wise Package Studio
6 9 (1.72%) TestDirector
7 8 (1.53%) WinRunner
8 6 (1.15%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.38%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.38%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.19%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 25 (4.77%) Finance
2 8 (1.53%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.34%) Law
4 5 (0.95%) Retail
5 4 (0.76%) French Language
5 4 (0.76%) German Language
5 4 (0.76%) Back Office
5 4 (0.76%) Banking
6 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.38%) Military
7 2 (0.38%) Electronics
7 2 (0.38%) Legal
7 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 153 (29.20%) Analyst
2 70 (13.36%) Support Engineer
3 67 (12.79%) Desktop Support
4 56 (10.69%) Support Analyst
4 56 (10.69%) Service Analyst
5 55 (10.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 45 (8.59%) 2nd Line Support
7 44 (8.40%) Desktop Engineer
8 39 (7.44%) Help Desk Support
8 39 (7.44%) 1st Line Support
9 37 (7.06%) Help Desk Analyst
10 31 (5.92%) Rollout Engineer
11 25 (4.77%) Test Analyst
12 24 (4.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 22 (4.20%) Tester
14 20 (3.82%) IT Support
15 19 (3.63%) Desktop Analyst
15 19 (3.63%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 17 (3.24%) Help Desk Support Analyst
17 15 (2.86%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (8.78%) .NET
2 37 (7.06%) HTML
3 36 (6.87%) ASP.NET
4 35 (6.68%) JSP
5 21 (4.01%) Application Packaging
6 12 (2.29%) Software Packaging
7 9 (1.72%) WSH
8 4 (0.76%) SAML
9 3 (0.57%) Silverlight
9 3 (0.57%) CSS
9 3 (0.57%) WAP
9 3 (0.57%) JPA
9 3 (0.57%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.38%) jQuery
10 2 (0.38%) JSF
11 1 (0.19%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 1 (0.19%) WinForms
11 1 (0.19%) ODBC
11 1 (0.19%) Flash
11 1 (0.19%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.06%) Blackberry
2 10 (1.91%) Clustering
2 10 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (1.53%) Thin Client
3 8 (1.53%) Fat Client
3 8 (1.53%) Management Information System
4 5 (0.95%) Open Source
5 4 (0.76%) iPhone
5 4 (0.76%) EPoS
5 4 (0.76%) NHS
6 3 (0.57%) DTV
6 3 (0.57%) PDA
6 3 (0.57%) iPad
7 2 (0.38%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.38%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.38%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.38%) Replication
7 2 (0.38%) MPEG
7 2 (0.38%) EFT
8 1 (0.19%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 524 (100.00%) Windows
2 289 (55.15%) Windows 7
3 171 (32.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 143 (27.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (10.88%) Windows 2000
6 44 (8.40%) Windows 8
7 43 (8.21%) UNIX
8 37 (7.06%) Windows Vista
9 35 (6.68%) Linux
10 27 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.53%) AIX
12 6 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.15%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.76%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.76%) Solaris
14 3 (0.57%) Windows NT
14 3 (0.57%) Android
14 3 (0.57%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.38%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (19.85%) ITIL
2 42 (8.02%) Migration
3 37 (7.06%) Software Testing
4 29 (5.53%) Test Scripting
5 21 (4.01%) Configuration Management
6 19 (3.63%) Test Strategy
7 18 (3.44%) Performance Testing
7 18 (3.44%) Validation
8 17 (3.24%) Knowledge Management
9 16 (3.05%) Incident Management
10 15 (2.86%) Workflow
11 14 (2.67%) Test Automation
12 13 (2.48%) Service Management
13 12 (2.29%) Service Delivery
13 12 (2.29%) Software Distribution
14 10 (1.91%) Time Management
15 9 (1.72%) Load Testing
15 9 (1.72%) PRINCE2
16 8 (1.53%) Data Security
16 8 (1.53%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.06%) JavaScript
2 29 (5.53%) SQL
3 25 (4.77%) VB
4 15 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 15 (2.86%) Java
5 14 (2.67%) VBScript
6 7 (1.34%) C
6 7 (1.34%) C#
7 5 (0.95%) Perl
8 4 (0.76%) PHP
9 2 (0.38%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.38%) VBA
10 1 (0.19%) Python
10 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.19%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.19%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.19%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 115 (21.95%) Security Cleared
2 68 (12.98%) SC Cleared
3 47 (8.97%) DV Cleared
4 41 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (6.68%) ISTQB
6 32 (6.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (4.39%) MCSE
8 21 (4.01%) MCP
9 12 (2.29%) ISEB
10 10 (1.91%) Degree
10 10 (1.91%) MCITP
11 8 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.53%) MCDST
12 7 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.95%) MCTS
13 5 (0.95%) MCSA
14 4 (0.76%) CCNA
15 3 (0.57%) CCNP
15 3 (0.57%) CCA
15 3 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.44%) SLA
2 4 (0.76%) QA
3 2 (0.38%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.38%) COBIT
4 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 266 (50.76%) Active Directory
2 38 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.58%) XenApp
4 22 (4.20%) Hyper-V
5 16 (3.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (2.29%) Nmap
8 10 (1.91%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.91%) vSphere
9 9 (1.72%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.34%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.76%) Shibboleth
11 4 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.57%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.57%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 57 (10.88%) SCCM
2 47 (8.97%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (4.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 19 (3.63%) Backup Exec
5 18 (3.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 12 (2.29%) Nessus
7 11 (2.10%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (1.72%) SCOM
8 9 (1.72%) Tivoli
9 8 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (1.34%) Netcool
11 6 (1.15%) WSUS
11 6 (1.15%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.95%) SCDPM
12 5 (0.95%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 3 (0.57%) ARCserve
14 3 (0.57%) Sysprep
15 2 (0.38%) HP SIM
15 2 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 205 (39.12%) Microsoft
2 72 (13.74%) HP
3 71 (13.55%) Citrix
4 63 (12.02%) VMware
5 50 (9.54%) Oracle
6 32 (6.11%) Cisco
7 20 (3.82%) Dell
8 16 (3.05%) Symantec
9 15 (2.86%) Remedy
9 15 (2.86%) McAfee
9 15 (2.86%) Lotus
10 12 (2.29%) ServiceNow
11 11 (2.10%) Borland
11 11 (2.10%) Apple
11 11 (2.10%) IBM
12 9 (1.72%) CA
12 9 (1.72%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.34%) Juniper
14 6 (1.15%) Veritas
14 6 (1.15%) Kaseya
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