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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 73 57 70
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 234 272 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.45% 3.17% 2.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.74% 12.93% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 107 64
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £400 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £175 £203
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -13.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 64 83
Average hourly rate £14.25 £14.84 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% +4.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £12.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.40 £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
2403 2103 1894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.19% 24.48% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1048 848
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 232 247
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -15 61 £250 +41.84% 7
Berkshire +4 58 £150 -48.05% 14
Surrey -9 33 £179 -9.49% 9
Buckinghamshire -23 28 £270 +80.00% 12
Oxfordshire -12 16 £175 - 4
East Sussex -10 13 £275 +83.33% 1
Kent -1 10 £388 +7.63% 3
West Sussex -4 10 £150 -7.69% 4
Middlesex +3 2 - - 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 480 (100.00%) Windows
2 275 (57.29%) Windows 7
3 254 (52.92%) Active Directory
4 198 (41.25%) Microsoft
5 171 (35.63%) MS Office
6 162 (33.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 137 (28.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 109 (22.71%) Security Cleared
9 107 (22.29%) MS Excel
10 97 (20.21%) ITIL
11 94 (19.58%) MS Exchange
12 73 (15.21%) Citrix
13 64 (13.33%) SC Cleared
14 63 (13.13%) VMware
15 59 (12.29%) TCP/IP
16 57 (11.88%) HP
17 51 (10.63%) SCCM
18 47 (9.79%) DNS
19 45 (9.38%) Migration
19 45 (9.38%) DV Cleared
20 42 (8.75%) Windows 8
21 40 (8.33%) Windows 2000
22 39 (8.13%) Blackberry
23 35 (7.29%) Oracle
23 35 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
23 35 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
24 33 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2003
24 33 (6.88%) Cisco
24 33 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
24 33 (6.88%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 94 (19.58%) MS Exchange
2 35 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 20 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (3.33%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.29%) IIS
7 9 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.46%) Lync
8 7 (1.46%) WorkSite
8 7 (1.46%) Live Communications Server
9 5 (1.04%) IBM Notes
9 5 (1.04%) Lotus Domino
10 4 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.42%) Apache
12 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.42%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 171 (35.63%) MS Office
2 107 (22.29%) MS Excel
3 14 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.63%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.42%) MS Project
5 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.42%) Maximo
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) assyst
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.71%) Office 365
2 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 59 (12.29%) TCP/IP
2 47 (9.79%) DNS
3 28 (5.83%) Internet
4 27 (5.63%) LAN
5 26 (5.42%) DHCP
6 22 (4.58%) VPN
7 21 (4.38%) HTTPS
8 19 (3.96%) Firewall
9 16 (3.33%) WAN
9 16 (3.33%) Wireless
10 12 (2.50%) SSL
11 11 (2.29%) Wireshark
11 11 (2.29%) SAN
12 10 (2.08%) HTTP
13 7 (1.46%) ATM
14 6 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (1.25%) VoIP
15 5 (1.04%) Network Security
15 5 (1.04%) IP Telephony
15 5 (1.04%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (0.63%) MS Access
4 2 (0.42%) IDOL
4 2 (0.42%) Informix
4 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (3.13%) MSI
2 11 (2.29%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (2.29%) LoadRunner
3 9 (1.88%) Wise Package Studio
4 8 (1.67%) StarTeam
5 6 (1.25%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.42%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.42%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.21%) Moq
7 1 (0.21%) NUnit
7 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.21%) AdminStudio
General
1 30 (6.25%) Finance
2 8 (1.67%) Law
3 5 (1.04%) Banking
3 5 (1.04%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.04%) Back Office
4 3 (0.63%) Retail
4 3 (0.63%) Military
5 2 (0.42%) Electronics
5 2 (0.42%) Publishing
5 2 (0.42%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.21%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.21%) Marketing
6 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 129 (26.88%) Analyst
2 79 (16.46%) Support Engineer
3 71 (14.79%) Desktop Support
4 59 (12.29%) Support Analyst
5 55 (11.46%) 2nd Line Support
6 53 (11.04%) Service Analyst
7 51 (10.63%) Service Desk Analyst
8 48 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
9 34 (7.08%) Help Desk Support
10 33 (6.88%) Rollout Engineer
11 27 (5.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 27 (5.63%) Help Desk Analyst
11 27 (5.63%) IT Support
12 26 (5.42%) 1st Line Support
13 20 (4.17%) Support Technician
14 17 (3.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 17 (3.54%) Desktop Analyst
15 16 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 15 (3.13%) Help Desk Support Analyst
17 14 (2.92%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.67%) .NET
2 24 (5.00%) HTML
3 23 (4.79%) ASP.NET
4 22 (4.58%) JSP
5 19 (3.96%) Application Packaging
6 12 (2.50%) Software Packaging
7 6 (1.25%) WSH
8 5 (1.04%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.83%) CSS
10 3 (0.63%) jQuery
10 3 (0.63%) Silverlight
10 3 (0.63%) WAP
11 2 (0.42%) X-Windows
11 2 (0.42%) SAML
12 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 1 (0.21%) JPA
12 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.21%) HTML5
12 1 (0.21%) StructureMap
12 1 (0.21%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.13%) Blackberry
2 33 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.13%) Clustering
4 9 (1.88%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (1.25%) User Experience
5 6 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.04%) iPhone
6 5 (1.04%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.04%) Thin Client
7 4 (0.83%) NHS
7 4 (0.83%) iPad
8 3 (0.63%) Open Source
8 3 (0.63%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.63%) Replication
9 2 (0.42%) Streaming Video
9 2 (0.42%) MPEG
9 2 (0.42%) DTV
9 2 (0.42%) PKI
9 2 (0.42%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 480 (100.00%) Windows
2 275 (57.29%) Windows 7
3 162 (33.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 137 (28.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (8.75%) Windows 8
6 40 (8.33%) Windows 2000
7 31 (6.46%) UNIX
8 23 (4.79%) Windows Vista
9 22 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (4.17%) Linux
11 6 (1.25%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.83%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.83%) Android
13 4 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.63%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.63%) AIX
15 2 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.42%) openSUSE
16 1 (0.21%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (20.21%) ITIL
2 45 (9.38%) Migration
3 30 (6.25%) Software Testing
4 21 (4.38%) Incident Management
5 18 (3.75%) Time Management
5 18 (3.75%) Service Delivery
6 17 (3.54%) Test Scripting
7 15 (3.13%) Configuration Management
8 13 (2.71%) Test Strategy
8 13 (2.71%) Validation
9 12 (2.50%) Service Management
9 12 (2.50%) Knowledge Management
10 11 (2.29%) Performance Testing
10 11 (2.29%) Workflow
11 9 (1.88%) Software Distribution
11 9 (1.88%) Asset Management
11 9 (1.88%) ITSM
12 8 (1.67%) High Availability
13 7 (1.46%) Test Automation
13 7 (1.46%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (5.42%) VB
2 25 (5.21%) JavaScript
3 18 (3.75%) SQL
4 11 (2.29%) VBScript
5 10 (2.08%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.46%) Java
7 5 (1.04%) C#
8 3 (0.63%) Perl
9 2 (0.42%) PHP
9 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.42%) VBA
10 1 (0.21%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.21%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.21%) Python
10 1 (0.21%) C
10 1 (0.21%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.21%) C++
Qualifications
1 109 (22.71%) Security Cleared
2 64 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 45 (9.38%) DV Cleared
4 33 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (4.38%) ISTQB
5 21 (4.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (4.17%) MCSE
7 18 (3.75%) MCP
8 9 (1.88%) Degree
9 7 (1.46%) MCITP
9 7 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.25%) MCSA
10 6 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.25%) MCDST
11 4 (0.83%) CCNP
11 4 (0.83%) CCNA
12 3 (0.63%) MCTS
12 3 (0.63%) CCA
12 3 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.42%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.46%) SLA
2 5 (1.04%) QA
3 2 (0.42%) COBIT
4 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 254 (52.92%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.79%) XenApp
4 17 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (2.71%) VMware ESX
6 12 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (2.08%) Hyper-V
7 10 (2.08%) vSphere
8 9 (1.88%) Nmap
9 7 (1.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (1.25%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.04%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.63%) DFS Replication
12 3 (0.63%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 2 (0.42%) Shibboleth
14 1 (0.21%) XenServer
14 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 51 (10.63%) SCCM
2 25 (5.21%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (3.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 14 (2.92%) Backup Exec
5 11 (2.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (1.88%) Nessus
6 9 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (1.67%) Tivoli
8 6 (1.25%) ARCserve
8 6 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.25%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 5 (1.04%) HP SIM
9 5 (1.04%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (1.04%) Unicenter
9 5 (1.04%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.83%) WSUS
10 4 (0.83%) SCOM
11 3 (0.63%) Sysprep
11 3 (0.63%) Netcool
Vendors
1 198 (41.25%) Microsoft
2 73 (15.21%) Citrix
3 63 (13.13%) VMware
4 57 (11.88%) HP
5 35 (7.29%) Oracle
6 33 (6.88%) Cisco
7 19 (3.96%) McAfee
8 18 (3.75%) Symantec
8 18 (3.75%) Remedy
9 16 (3.33%) Dell
10 12 (2.50%) Apple
10 12 (2.50%) CA
11 10 (2.08%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.67%) Lotus
12 8 (1.67%) Borland
13 7 (1.46%) IBM
14 6 (1.25%) Red Hat
15 5 (1.04%) Unica
15 5 (1.04%) Juniper
15 5 (1.04%) SAP
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