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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 110 56 49
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 152 279 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.63% 3.12% 3.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.53% 12.48% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 123 98
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.22% -14.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £114 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £369 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 61 81
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £28.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +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
2326 2235 1889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.93% 24.96% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1206 1104 909
Average daily rate £363 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £145 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 223 247
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.89 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.83% -9.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 -37 39 £300 +5.40% 6
Berkshire -23 35 £331 +22.68% 11
Oxfordshire -22 21 £153 +32.60% 1
Surrey -17 19 £170 +3.03% 4
Buckinghamshire -25 17 £250 +25.00% 4
East Sussex -12 10 £288 +161.36% 2
West Sussex -24 8 £235 -29.85%
Kent -2 3 £173 +23.21% 2
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 316 (100.00%) Windows
2 214 (67.72%) Windows 7
3 149 (47.15%) Active Directory
4 139 (43.99%) Microsoft
5 127 (40.19%) MS Office
6 83 (26.27%) Security Cleared
7 74 (23.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 73 (23.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 65 (20.57%) ITIL
10 58 (18.35%) SCCM
11 56 (17.72%) MS Excel
12 55 (17.41%) Citrix
13 52 (16.46%) SC Cleared
14 48 (15.19%) VMware
15 46 (14.56%) MS Exchange
16 43 (13.61%) Windows 8
17 42 (13.29%) Migration
18 36 (11.39%) DNS
19 33 (10.44%) VB
20 32 (10.13%) Windows Server 2012
20 32 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
21 31 (9.81%) DV Cleared
22 29 (9.18%) SQL
23 28 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
24 27 (8.54%) DHCP
25 25 (7.91%) Blackberry
25 25 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2010
26 24 (7.59%) WAN
27 21 (6.65%) PowerShell
28 20 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 46 (14.56%) MS Exchange
2 25 (7.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (4.43%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.80%) IIS
5 11 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (3.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.58%) Lync
6 5 (1.58%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.27%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.95%) Documentum
9 2 (0.63%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.32%) Site Server
10 1 (0.32%) CMS
Applications
1 127 (40.19%) MS Office
2 56 (17.72%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.32%) assyst
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.48%) Office 365
2 5 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.95%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 36 (11.39%) DNS
2 27 (8.54%) DHCP
3 24 (7.59%) WAN
4 18 (5.70%) TCP/IP
4 18 (5.70%) LAN
5 13 (4.11%) Internet
6 12 (3.80%) SAN
6 12 (3.80%) VPN
7 10 (3.16%) ATM
8 9 (2.85%) Firewall
9 8 (2.53%) Wireless
10 5 (1.58%) VoIP
11 4 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.95%) SSL
13 2 (0.63%) ADSL
13 2 (0.63%) FTP
13 2 (0.63%) HTTP
13 2 (0.63%) SNA
13 2 (0.63%) APPN
13 2 (0.63%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.58%) MS Access
3 3 (0.95%) MySQL
4 2 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.63%) DB2
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (3.16%) MSI
2 8 (2.53%) StarTeam
3 5 (1.58%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (0.95%) WinRunner
4 3 (0.95%) TestDirector
4 3 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 18 (5.70%) Finance
2 4 (1.27%) Retail
3 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
3 3 (0.95%) Advertising
4 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.63%) Back Office
4 2 (0.63%) Military
4 2 (0.63%) Banking
4 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (0.63%) French Language
5 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 71 (22.47%) Analyst
2 66 (20.89%) Support Engineer
3 39 (12.34%) Support Analyst
4 36 (11.39%) Desktop Support
5 35 (11.08%) Desktop Engineer
6 29 (9.18%) 2nd Line Support
7 28 (8.86%) Service Analyst
7 28 (8.86%) Service Desk Analyst
8 27 (8.54%) 1st Line Support
9 24 (7.59%) IT Support
10 17 (5.38%) Help Desk Support
11 16 (5.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 14 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 14 (4.43%) IT Support Analyst
13 13 (4.11%) Rollout Engineer
13 13 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (3.80%) Help Desk Analyst
14 12 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 10 (3.16%) Technical Specialist
15 10 (3.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.80%) Application Packaging
2 3 (0.95%) Software Packaging
2 3 (0.95%) .NET
3 2 (0.63%) WSH
3 2 (0.63%) HTML
3 2 (0.63%) ODBC
3 2 (0.63%) APPC
4 1 (0.32%) OLE
4 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.32%) JSP
4 1 (0.32%) XML
4 1 (0.32%) Flash
4 1 (0.32%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (7.91%) Blackberry
3 12 (3.80%) NHS
4 7 (2.22%) PDA
5 6 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.90%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.58%) Open Source
6 5 (1.58%) Clustering
7 4 (1.27%) Mobile Computing
7 4 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.27%) iPhone
8 3 (0.95%) EqualLogic
8 3 (0.95%) Replication
9 2 (0.63%) AS400
9 2 (0.63%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.63%) EPoS
9 2 (0.63%) BYOD
9 2 (0.63%) iPad
9 2 (0.63%) iSeries
9 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 316 (100.00%) Windows
2 214 (67.72%) Windows 7
3 74 (23.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (23.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (13.61%) Windows 8
6 32 (10.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (4.11%) Windows 2000
8 11 (3.48%) Linux
9 8 (2.53%) UNIX
10 6 (1.90%) Android
11 5 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.27%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.95%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.95%) AIX
14 2 (0.63%) OS/400
14 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.63%) i5/OS
15 1 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (20.57%) ITIL
2 42 (13.29%) Migration
3 20 (6.33%) Configuration Management
4 15 (4.75%) Service Management
5 13 (4.11%) Project Management
6 12 (3.80%) Change Management
7 11 (3.48%) Incident Management
7 11 (3.48%) Software Testing
8 10 (3.16%) Build Automation
8 10 (3.16%) Mentoring
9 9 (2.85%) Problem Management
9 9 (2.85%) Software Distribution
10 7 (2.22%) Release Management
10 7 (2.22%) Network Management
11 5 (1.58%) Test Scripting
11 5 (1.58%) Coaching
11 5 (1.58%) Validation
11 5 (1.58%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (1.27%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (1.27%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 33 (10.44%) VB
2 29 (9.18%) SQL
3 21 (6.65%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.85%) VBScript
5 6 (1.90%) VBA
5 6 (1.90%) Java
6 5 (1.58%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.95%) C
8 2 (0.63%) C#
8 2 (0.63%) C++
8 2 (0.63%) COBOL
8 2 (0.63%) Perl
8 2 (0.63%) RPG
9 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.32%) Ruby
9 1 (0.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 83 (26.27%) Security Cleared
2 52 (16.46%) SC Cleared
3 31 (9.81%) DV Cleared
4 28 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (6.33%) MCSE
6 9 (2.85%) MCP
7 8 (2.53%) MCSA
8 6 (1.90%) MCITP
9 5 (1.58%) RHCSA
9 5 (1.58%) RHCE
9 5 (1.58%) RHCA
10 4 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.27%) CCNA
11 3 (0.95%) MCTS
12 2 (0.63%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.63%) IBM Certification
12 2 (0.63%) Degree
12 2 (0.63%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.43%) SLA
2 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 149 (47.15%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (4.43%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.80%) VMware ESX
5 12 (3.80%) vSphere
6 9 (2.85%) XenApp
7 8 (2.53%) XenDesktop
8 5 (1.58%) DFS Replication
9 4 (1.27%) XenServer
9 4 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.63%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.63%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.32%) UAG
Systems Management
1 58 (18.35%) SCCM
2 15 (4.75%) SCOM
3 14 (4.43%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 14 (4.43%) Tivoli
4 12 (3.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 12 (3.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.58%) ARCserve
8 4 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.95%) Unicenter
10 2 (0.63%) WMI
10 2 (0.63%) Netcool
10 2 (0.63%) Tivoli NetView
10 2 (0.63%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.32%) ZENworks
11 1 (0.32%) Nessus
11 1 (0.32%) Nmap
11 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 139 (43.99%) Microsoft
2 55 (17.41%) Citrix
3 48 (15.19%) VMware
4 20 (6.33%) HP
5 15 (4.75%) McAfee
6 12 (3.80%) Apple
6 12 (3.80%) Cisco
7 10 (3.16%) Symantec
7 10 (3.16%) Dell
8 9 (2.85%) Oracle
9 6 (1.90%) IBM
9 6 (1.90%) EMC
9 6 (1.90%) Borland
10 5 (1.58%) Remedy
10 5 (1.58%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.27%) AppSense
11 4 (1.27%) SAP
11 4 (1.27%) NetApp
11 4 (1.27%) Lotus
11 4 (1.27%) Sophos
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