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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 137 58 49
Rank change year-on-year
-79 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 124 276 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.34% 3.04% 3.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.31% 12.22% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 109 115
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £115 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 60 77
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.68 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.83 £19.15 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +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
2335 2259 2045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.30% 24.86% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1236 1087 1037
Average daily rate £363 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 216 268
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -41 35 £366 +22.08% 8
Berkshire -24 28 £338 +12.50% 9
Oxfordshire -35 15 £130 -14.75% 4
Buckinghamshire -25 12 £325 +62.50% 2
Surrey -19 10 £300 +34.83% 4
East Sussex -14 9 £338 +125.00%
West Sussex -21 5 £350 +133.33%
Kent -2 4 £88 -32.03% 5
Isle of Wight - 2 £104 -
Middlesex +3 1 - - 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 295 (100.00%) Windows
2 191 (64.75%) Windows 7
3 143 (48.47%) Active Directory
4 132 (44.75%) Microsoft
5 124 (42.03%) MS Office
6 74 (25.08%) Security Cleared
7 62 (21.02%) ITIL
8 61 (20.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 60 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 52 (17.63%) SCCM
10 52 (17.63%) MS Excel
11 51 (17.29%) MS Exchange
12 46 (15.59%) SC Cleared
13 44 (14.92%) Citrix
14 42 (14.24%) Windows 8
15 40 (13.56%) Migration
15 40 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
16 36 (12.20%) DNS
17 35 (11.86%) VMware
18 30 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
18 30 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
19 28 (9.49%) DHCP
20 27 (9.15%) SQL
21 25 (8.47%) DV Cleared
22 24 (8.14%) WAN
23 23 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
24 22 (7.46%) TCP/IP
25 21 (7.12%) Blackberry
26 20 (6.78%) VB
27 17 (5.76%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 51 (17.29%) MS Exchange
2 30 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (3.05%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.37%) IIS
8 4 (1.36%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.02%) Documentum
9 3 (1.02%) Lync
9 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.68%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.68%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.34%) CMS
11 1 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 124 (42.03%) MS Office
2 52 (17.63%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.34%) assyst
1 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.20%) DNS
2 28 (9.49%) DHCP
3 24 (8.14%) WAN
4 22 (7.46%) TCP/IP
5 17 (5.76%) LAN
6 15 (5.08%) SAN
7 13 (4.41%) Firewall
8 12 (4.07%) VPN
9 11 (3.73%) Internet
9 11 (3.73%) Wireless
10 7 (2.37%) ATM
11 5 (1.69%) VoIP
12 4 (1.36%) Intranet
12 4 (1.36%) SSL
13 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.68%) MPLS
14 1 (0.34%) Extranet
14 1 (0.34%) Wireshark
14 1 (0.34%) iSCSI
14 1 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.69%) MS Access
2 5 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.02%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 3 (1.02%) Xcelsius
3 3 (1.02%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.34%) MySQL
5 1 (0.34%) DB2
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.34%) Big Data
5 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (4.75%) MSI
2 5 (1.69%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (1.36%) StarTeam
4 3 (1.02%) WinRunner
4 3 (1.02%) TestDirector
4 3 (1.02%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
General
1 9 (3.05%) Finance
2 4 (1.36%) Retail
3 3 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.02%) Back Office
4 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.68%) Advertising
4 2 (0.68%) French Language
5 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.34%) Banking
5 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 71 (24.07%) Support Engineer
2 66 (22.37%) Analyst
3 43 (14.58%) Desktop Engineer
4 41 (13.90%) Support Analyst
5 36 (12.20%) Desktop Support
6 33 (11.19%) 2nd Line Support
7 30 (10.17%) 1st Line Support
8 28 (9.49%) Service Analyst
8 28 (9.49%) Service Desk Analyst
9 26 (8.81%) IT Support
10 20 (6.78%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 15 (5.08%) IT Support Analyst
12 14 (4.75%) Help Desk Support
13 13 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 12 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
15 11 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 10 (3.39%) 1st Line Support Analyst
16 10 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 10 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 10 (3.39%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.41%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.03%) .NET
3 4 (1.36%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.36%) XML
4 3 (1.02%) ODBC
4 3 (1.02%) Software Packaging
4 3 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.68%) HTML
5 2 (0.68%) WSH
5 2 (0.68%) SAP XI
6 1 (0.34%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.34%) OLE
6 1 (0.34%) Flash
6 1 (0.34%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (13.56%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.12%) Blackberry
3 13 (4.41%) NHS
4 9 (3.05%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.71%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.03%) Clustering
6 6 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.69%) EPoS
7 5 (1.69%) PDA
8 4 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.02%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.02%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.02%) iPhone
9 3 (1.02%) EqualLogic
9 3 (1.02%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.02%) BYOD
10 2 (0.68%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.68%) EMC VNXe
10 2 (0.68%) iPad
10 2 (0.68%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 295 (100.00%) Windows
2 191 (64.75%) Windows 7
3 61 (20.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 60 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (14.24%) Windows 8
6 23 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (5.08%) Windows 2000
8 7 (2.37%) UNIX
9 5 (1.69%) Linux
9 5 (1.69%) Windows Vista
9 5 (1.69%) Android
9 5 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (1.36%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.02%) AIX
12 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.34%) Solaris
13 1 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (21.02%) ITIL
2 40 (13.56%) Migration
3 17 (5.76%) Service Management
4 13 (4.41%) Configuration Management
5 12 (4.07%) Incident Management
6 11 (3.73%) Change Management
7 10 (3.39%) Software Distribution
8 8 (2.71%) Software Testing
9 7 (2.37%) Problem Management
9 7 (2.37%) Project Management
9 7 (2.37%) Build Automation
9 7 (2.37%) Mentoring
10 6 (2.03%) Network Management
10 6 (2.03%) Validation
11 5 (1.69%) Release Management
11 5 (1.69%) Test Scripting
11 5 (1.69%) Time Management
12 4 (1.36%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (1.36%) Office Automation
13 3 (1.02%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.15%) SQL
2 20 (6.78%) VB
3 9 (3.05%) PowerShell
4 5 (1.69%) VBA
4 5 (1.69%) C#
4 5 (1.69%) C++
5 4 (1.36%) Java
6 3 (1.02%) VBScript
7 2 (0.68%) Perl
8 1 (0.34%) C
8 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.34%) VB6
8 1 (0.34%) Ruby
8 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 74 (25.08%) Security Cleared
2 46 (15.59%) SC Cleared
3 30 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (8.47%) DV Cleared
5 16 (5.42%) MCSE
6 10 (3.39%) MCSA
7 9 (3.05%) MCP
8 7 (2.37%) MCITP
9 6 (2.03%) MCTS
10 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.34%) MOS
11 1 (0.34%) MCDST
11 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.34%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.34%) CCNA
11 1 (0.34%) ISEB
11 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.34%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.07%) SLA
2 3 (1.02%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.34%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.34%) GxP
System Software
1 143 (48.47%) Active Directory
2 15 (5.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 13 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (4.07%) vSphere
5 9 (3.05%) Hyper-V
6 8 (2.71%) XenApp
7 7 (2.37%) VMware ESX
7 7 (2.37%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.02%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.02%) XenServer
10 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.34%) UAG
Systems Management
1 52 (17.63%) SCCM
2 13 (4.41%) SCOM
3 9 (3.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (2.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (2.37%) Tivoli
5 7 (2.37%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 5 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.36%) ARCserve
7 4 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.36%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.36%) WSUS
8 3 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (1.02%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.68%) Netcool
9 2 (0.68%) WMI
9 2 (0.68%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.34%) Nessus
10 1 (0.34%) Nmap
10 1 (0.34%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 132 (44.75%) Microsoft
2 44 (14.92%) Citrix
3 35 (11.86%) VMware
4 16 (5.42%) HP
5 15 (5.08%) Cisco
6 11 (3.73%) Symantec
6 11 (3.73%) McAfee
7 10 (3.39%) Apple
8 9 (3.05%) Remedy
9 8 (2.71%) SAP
10 7 (2.37%) Dell
10 7 (2.37%) EMC
11 5 (1.69%) Lotus
12 4 (1.36%) Borland
12 4 (1.36%) Sophos
12 4 (1.36%) Oracle
12 4 (1.36%) CA
12 4 (1.36%) Lumension
12 4 (1.36%) Becrypt
13 3 (1.02%) CommVault
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