The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 84 69 60
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 68 76 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.04% 2.31% 2.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.48% 10.63% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 20
Average daily rate
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£140 £180 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £183
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 23
Average hourly rate £18.27 £15.88 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.05% +22.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £10.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.06 £17.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.49 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -1.90%
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
717 715 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.56% 21.76% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 407 200
Average daily rate £350 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 84 85
Average hourly rate £19.03 £16.62 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.53% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.89 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the South West region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the South West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the South West region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the South West region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 3 September 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
Bristol +1 20 £128 -42.69%
Wiltshire -2 20 £380 +123.52% 3
Gloucestershire -2 15 £150 -
Devon +10 5 - -
Dorset -6 5 - - 2
Somerset +9 4 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 118 (79.73%) Windows 7
3 83 (56.08%) Active Directory
4 80 (54.05%) Microsoft
5 73 (49.32%) MS Office
6 43 (29.05%) MS Excel
7 35 (23.65%) Windows 8
8 31 (20.95%) VMware
9 28 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 27 (18.24%) Migration
11 26 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (16.89%) SCCM
13 19 (12.84%) Lync
14 18 (12.16%) IT Asset Management
14 18 (12.16%) Asset Management
14 18 (12.16%) ITIL
14 18 (12.16%) SQL
15 17 (11.49%) VBScript
15 17 (11.49%) Programme Management
16 16 (10.81%) Security Cleared
17 15 (10.14%) McAfee
18 14 (9.46%) SLA
18 14 (9.46%) Citrix
18 14 (9.46%) SC Cleared
18 14 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
19 13 (8.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 13 (8.78%) MS Exchange
20 12 (8.11%) Symantec
21 11 (7.43%) VMware Workstation
21 11 (7.43%) VB

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 19 (12.84%) Lync
2 13 (8.78%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.35%) IIS
3 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 73 (49.32%) MS Office
2 43 (29.05%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.08%) DNS
2 6 (4.05%) LAN
2 6 (4.05%) WAN
3 5 (3.38%) VoIP
3 5 (3.38%) VPN
4 3 (2.03%) Internet
5 2 (1.35%) Intranet
5 2 (1.35%) Broadband
5 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.68%) DHCP
6 1 (0.68%) Firewall
6 1 (0.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.35%) MSI
2 1 (0.68%) NetBeans
2 1 (0.68%) Subversion
2 1 (0.68%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (3.38%) Finance
1 5 (3.38%) Banking
2 2 (1.35%) Local Government
2 2 (1.35%) Legal
3 1 (0.68%) Games
3 1 (0.68%) Military
3 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (23.65%) Support Engineer
2 30 (20.27%) Desktop Support
3 28 (18.92%) Desktop Engineer
4 25 (16.89%) Analyst
5 19 (12.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 15 (10.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (9.46%) Service Analyst
7 14 (9.46%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (5.41%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.73%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Field Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 6 (4.05%) Desktop Analyst
10 6 (4.05%) IT Support
11 5 (3.38%) Service Desk Team Leader
11 5 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 5 (3.38%) Field Support Engineer
11 5 (3.38%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.38%) .NET
1 5 (3.38%) Web Services
1 5 (3.38%) WCF
2 2 (1.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (2.03%) NHS
1 3 (2.03%) Thin Client
1 3 (2.03%) Blackberry
1 3 (2.03%) CMDB
1 3 (2.03%) Fat Client
1 3 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.35%) Device Driver
2 2 (1.35%) PDA
3 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 118 (79.73%) Windows 7
3 35 (23.65%) Windows 8
4 28 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.05%) Linux
8 3 (2.03%) Windows 2000
8 3 (2.03%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.35%) Android
9 2 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.68%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.68%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.24%) Migration
2 18 (12.16%) Asset Management
2 18 (12.16%) ITIL
2 18 (12.16%) IT Asset Management
3 17 (11.49%) Programme Management
4 6 (4.05%) Release Management
5 5 (3.38%) Web Development
5 5 (3.38%) Unit Testing
5 5 (3.38%) Patch Management
5 5 (3.38%) Data Security
5 5 (3.38%) Configuration Management
6 4 (2.70%) Change Management
6 4 (2.70%) Application Discovery
7 3 (2.03%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.35%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (1.35%) ITSM
8 2 (1.35%) E-Commerce
8 2 (1.35%) Incident Management
9 1 (0.68%) Software Engineering
9 1 (0.68%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.16%) SQL
2 17 (11.49%) VBScript
3 11 (7.43%) VB
3 11 (7.43%) T-SQL
4 8 (5.41%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.38%) Bash Shell
5 5 (3.38%) C#
5 5 (3.38%) Perl
6 1 (0.68%) C
6 1 (0.68%) C++
6 1 (0.68%) Java
6 1 (0.68%) Ada
Qualifications
1 16 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.46%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.38%) MCSE
4 5 (3.38%) MCSA
5 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.03%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.03%) MCITP
6 2 (1.35%) CCNA
6 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.68%) HNC
7 1 (0.68%) HND
7 1 (0.68%) CCENT
7 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.46%) SLA
2 6 (4.05%) QA
3 3 (2.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (56.08%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.43%) VMware Workstation
3 10 (6.76%) VMware ESX
3 10 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.05%) XenApp
5 5 (3.38%) XenDesktop
5 5 (3.38%) vSphere
6 3 (2.03%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.35%) Xen
8 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (16.89%) SCCM
2 13 (8.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.70%) SCOM
3 4 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.35%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.35%) WSUS
5 1 (0.68%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 80 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 31 (20.95%) VMware
3 15 (10.14%) McAfee
4 14 (9.46%) Citrix
5 12 (8.11%) Symantec
6 10 (6.76%) Cisco
7 9 (6.08%) Novell
8 6 (4.05%) Remedy
9 3 (2.03%) Apple
9 3 (2.03%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.03%) Dell
9 3 (2.03%) HP
9 3 (2.03%) AppSense
9 3 (2.03%) CA
9 3 (2.03%) Wyse
10 2 (1.35%) Capita
10 2 (1.35%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.35%) Compaq
11 1 (0.68%) Adobe
11 1 (0.68%) Avaya