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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 67 59 54
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 243 255 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.61% 2.88% 3.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.68% 11.93% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 92 83
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.35% -17.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £143 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £430 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 72 92
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +7.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £25.00 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -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
2275 2137 2012
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.47% 24.12% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 1072 906
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 234 243 260
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 £11.57
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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -13 64 £251 +25.62% 7
Berkshire -9 54 £190 -47.22% 10
Surrey -4 33 £163 -53.57% 8
Buckinghamshire -3 31 £225 +11.11% 7
East Sussex +11 20 £275 - 1
West Sussex +6 16 £123 -30.00% 1
Oxfordshire -3 12 £315 +113.92% 3
Kent -5 10 £240 +93.54% 3
Middlesex -2 1 £220 -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 511 (100.00%) Windows
2 281 (54.99%) Windows 7
3 261 (51.08%) Active Directory
4 203 (39.73%) Microsoft
5 176 (34.44%) MS Office
6 167 (32.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 138 (27.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 113 (22.11%) Security Cleared
9 107 (20.94%) MS Excel
10 101 (19.77%) ITIL
11 90 (17.61%) MS Exchange
12 73 (14.29%) TCP/IP
13 69 (13.50%) Citrix
14 67 (13.11%) HP
15 66 (12.92%) SC Cleared
16 62 (12.13%) VMware
17 56 (10.96%) DNS
18 54 (10.57%) Windows 2000
19 53 (10.37%) SCCM
20 47 (9.20%) Oracle
21 46 (9.00%) DV Cleared
22 44 (8.61%) HP Quality Center
23 43 (8.41%) .NET
24 42 (8.22%) Migration
24 42 (8.22%) Windows 8
25 41 (8.02%) Microsoft Certification
26 40 (7.83%) UNIX
27 38 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2010
27 38 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
28 37 (7.24%) Windows Vista

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 90 (17.61%) MS Exchange
2 38 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 16 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (2.35%) IBM Notes
8 9 (1.76%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (1.57%) IIS
9 8 (1.57%) Lotus Domino
10 7 (1.37%) WorkSite
10 7 (1.37%) Lync
11 5 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.78%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.78%) Apache
12 4 (0.78%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
14 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 176 (34.44%) MS Office
2 107 (20.94%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.59%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.39%) MS Project
5 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (5.48%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.20%) Maximo
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.54%) Office 365
2 2 (0.39%) SaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 73 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 56 (10.96%) DNS
3 31 (6.07%) HTTPS
3 31 (6.07%) Internet
4 23 (4.50%) LAN
5 22 (4.31%) DHCP
5 22 (4.31%) VPN
6 18 (3.52%) SSL
6 18 (3.52%) Firewall
7 17 (3.33%) SAN
8 16 (3.13%) HTTP
9 14 (2.74%) WAN
10 13 (2.54%) Wireshark
11 10 (1.96%) Wireless
12 8 (1.57%) Broadband
13 6 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (0.98%) LDAP
15 4 (0.78%) VoIP
15 4 (0.78%) WLAN
15 4 (0.78%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.59%) MS Access
5 2 (0.39%) Informix
5 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (4.89%) QuickTest Pro
2 24 (4.70%) MSI
3 17 (3.33%) LoadRunner
4 11 (2.15%) StarTeam
5 10 (1.96%) Wise Package Studio
6 9 (1.76%) TestDirector
7 8 (1.57%) WinRunner
8 6 (1.17%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.39%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.39%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.20%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (5.09%) Finance
2 8 (1.57%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.37%) Law
4 5 (0.98%) Banking
4 5 (0.98%) Retail
5 4 (0.78%) Back Office
5 4 (0.78%) French Language
5 4 (0.78%) German Language
6 3 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.39%) Military
7 2 (0.39%) Marketing
7 2 (0.39%) Electronics
7 2 (0.39%) Legal
7 2 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 147 (28.77%) Analyst
2 70 (13.70%) Support Engineer
3 68 (13.31%) Desktop Support
4 55 (10.76%) Support Analyst
5 54 (10.57%) Service Analyst
6 53 (10.37%) Service Desk Analyst
7 45 (8.81%) Desktop Engineer
8 43 (8.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 39 (7.63%) 1st Line Support
10 38 (7.44%) Help Desk Support
11 36 (7.05%) Help Desk Analyst
12 31 (6.07%) Rollout Engineer
13 25 (4.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 22 (4.31%) Tester
14 22 (4.31%) Test Analyst
15 20 (3.91%) IT Support
16 19 (3.72%) Desktop Analyst
16 19 (3.72%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 16 (3.13%) Help Desk Support Analyst
18 15 (2.94%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.41%) .NET
2 34 (6.65%) HTML
3 33 (6.46%) ASP.NET
4 32 (6.26%) JSP
5 21 (4.11%) Application Packaging
6 11 (2.15%) Software Packaging
7 9 (1.76%) WSH
8 4 (0.78%) SAML
9 3 (0.59%) Silverlight
9 3 (0.59%) CSS
9 3 (0.59%) WAP
9 3 (0.59%) JPA
9 3 (0.59%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.39%) jQuery
10 2 (0.39%) JSF
11 1 (0.20%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 1 (0.20%) WinForms
11 1 (0.20%) ODBC
11 1 (0.20%) Flash
11 1 (0.20%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.65%) Blackberry
2 10 (1.96%) Clustering
2 10 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (1.57%) Thin Client
3 8 (1.57%) Fat Client
3 8 (1.57%) Management Information System
4 5 (0.98%) Open Source
5 4 (0.78%) iPhone
5 4 (0.78%) EPoS
5 4 (0.78%) NHS
6 3 (0.59%) DTV
6 3 (0.59%) PDA
6 3 (0.59%) iPad
7 2 (0.39%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.39%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.39%) Streaming Video
7 2 (0.39%) Replication
7 2 (0.39%) MPEG
7 2 (0.39%) EFT
8 1 (0.20%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 511 (100.00%) Windows
2 281 (54.99%) Windows 7
3 167 (32.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 138 (27.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 54 (10.57%) Windows 2000
6 42 (8.22%) Windows 8
7 40 (7.83%) UNIX
8 37 (7.24%) Windows Vista
9 34 (6.65%) Linux
10 25 (4.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (1.57%) AIX
12 6 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (0.98%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.78%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (0.78%) Solaris
15 3 (0.59%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.59%) Android
15 3 (0.59%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.39%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (19.77%) ITIL
2 42 (8.22%) Migration
3 34 (6.65%) Software Testing
4 26 (5.09%) Test Scripting
5 21 (4.11%) Configuration Management
6 17 (3.33%) Validation
6 17 (3.33%) Performance Testing
7 16 (3.13%) Test Strategy
8 15 (2.94%) Incident Management
9 14 (2.74%) Workflow
9 14 (2.74%) Knowledge Management
10 13 (2.54%) Test Automation
10 13 (2.54%) Service Management
10 13 (2.54%) Service Delivery
11 12 (2.35%) Software Distribution
12 10 (1.96%) Time Management
13 9 (1.76%) PRINCE2
14 8 (1.57%) Data Security
14 8 (1.57%) Asset Management
14 8 (1.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (6.65%) JavaScript
2 28 (5.48%) SQL
3 25 (4.89%) VB
4 15 (2.94%) Java
5 13 (2.54%) VBScript
5 13 (2.54%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.37%) C
6 7 (1.37%) C#
7 5 (0.98%) Perl
8 4 (0.78%) PHP
9 2 (0.39%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.39%) VBA
10 1 (0.20%) Python
10 1 (0.20%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.20%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.20%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 113 (22.11%) Security Cleared
2 66 (12.92%) SC Cleared
3 46 (9.00%) DV Cleared
4 41 (8.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (6.26%) ISTQB
6 29 (5.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (4.50%) MCSE
8 21 (4.11%) MCP
9 12 (2.35%) ISEB
10 11 (2.15%) Degree
11 10 (1.96%) MCITP
12 8 (1.57%) MCDST
13 7 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.98%) MCTS
15 5 (0.98%) MCSA
16 4 (0.78%) CCNA
17 3 (0.59%) CCNP
17 3 (0.59%) CCA
17 3 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.52%) SLA
2 4 (0.78%) QA
3 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.39%) COBIT
4 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 261 (51.08%) Active Directory
2 38 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.50%) XenApp
4 20 (3.91%) Hyper-V
5 16 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.15%) Nmap
8 10 (1.96%) Terminal Services
9 9 (1.76%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.76%) vSphere
10 6 (1.17%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.78%) Shibboleth
11 4 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.59%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.59%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (10.37%) SCCM
2 44 (8.61%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (4.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 19 (3.72%) Backup Exec
5 17 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 11 (2.15%) Nessus
6 11 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (1.76%) Tivoli
8 8 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.37%) Netcool
9 7 (1.37%) SCOM
10 5 (0.98%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.98%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.78%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.78%) WSUS
11 4 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.59%) ARCserve
12 3 (0.59%) Sysprep
13 2 (0.39%) HP SIM
13 2 (0.39%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 203 (39.73%) Microsoft
2 69 (13.50%) Citrix
3 67 (13.11%) HP
4 62 (12.13%) VMware
5 47 (9.20%) Oracle
6 33 (6.46%) Cisco
7 19 (3.72%) Dell
8 16 (3.13%) Symantec
9 15 (2.94%) McAfee
10 14 (2.74%) Remedy
10 14 (2.74%) Lotus
11 12 (2.35%) ServiceNow
12 11 (2.15%) Borland
12 11 (2.15%) Apple
12 11 (2.15%) IBM
13 9 (1.76%) CA
13 9 (1.76%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.37%) Juniper
15 6 (1.17%) Veritas
15 6 (1.17%) Kaseya
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