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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 108 89 60
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -29
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 36 60 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.21% 1.86% 3.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.66% 8.82% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 31 30
Average daily rate £125 £187 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.15% +24.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £375 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £188 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 21
Average hourly rate £15.50 £20.06 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.73% +44.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £32.10 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
636 680 527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.35% 21.09% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 373 252
Average daily rate £344 £359 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.31% +26.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 87 74
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £39.10 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire -1 19 £351 -3.31%
Bristol -3 9 £120 -4.00% 6
Somerset 0 3 - -
Gloucestershire +1 2 - - 2
Devon -2 2 - - 1
Cornwall +5 1 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (62.11%) Windows 7
3 46 (48.42%) Microsoft
4 45 (47.37%) Active Directory
5 34 (35.79%) MS Office
6 28 (29.47%) MS Excel
7 27 (28.42%) Windows 8
8 26 (27.37%) ITIL
9 22 (23.16%) Windows Server
10 21 (22.11%) Security Cleared
11 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (18.95%) SC Cleared
13 16 (16.84%) Internet
13 16 (16.84%) Windows 2000
13 16 (16.84%) SLA
14 14 (14.74%) Citrix
14 14 (14.74%) Migration
15 12 (12.63%) Service Delivery
15 12 (12.63%) SCCM
16 11 (11.58%) PowerShell
16 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (11.58%) Symantec
16 11 (11.58%) Apple
16 11 (11.58%) Cisco
16 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
17 10 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
17 10 (10.53%) CCNA
17 10 (10.53%) PRINCE2
17 10 (10.53%) VMware
18 9 (9.47%) Dell

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (6.32%) Skype for Business
2 5 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (5.26%) IBM Domino
2 5 (5.26%) IBM Notes
2 5 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 34 (35.79%) MS Office
2 28 (29.47%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.32%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.05%) MS Project
4 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.84%) Internet
2 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.26%) LAN
4 4 (4.21%) DNS
4 4 (4.21%) WAN
5 3 (3.16%) VPN
6 2 (2.11%) DHCP
6 2 (2.11%) Firewall
6 2 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.05%) IPv4
7 1 (1.05%) NAS
7 1 (1.05%) SAN
7 1 (1.05%) VoIP
7 1 (1.05%) WebEx
7 1 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) MS Access
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) MSI
2 1 (1.05%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.05%) MorphX
2 1 (1.05%) NetBeans
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.05%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.05%) Subversion
2 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (5.26%) Billing
2 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.16%) Back Office
3 3 (3.16%) Finance
4 2 (2.11%) Military
5 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.05%) Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (33.68%) Support Engineer
2 14 (14.74%) Analyst
2 14 (14.74%) Desktop Support
3 11 (11.58%) Desktop Engineer
4 10 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 9 (9.47%) IT Support
6 8 (8.42%) IT Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) NOC Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Field Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) Service Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.32%) Desktop Support Specialist
8 6 (6.32%) Field Support Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) IT Support Specialist
8 6 (6.32%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) Support Specialist
8 6 (6.32%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) .NET
2 3 (3.16%) WCF
2 3 (3.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Driving Licence
2 8 (8.42%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (6.32%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.32%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.21%) Device Driver
5 3 (3.16%) NHS
6 2 (2.11%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.11%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.05%) iPad
7 1 (1.05%) iPhone
7 1 (1.05%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (62.11%) Windows 7
3 27 (28.42%) Windows 8
4 22 (23.16%) Windows Server
5 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (16.84%) Windows 2000
7 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (9.47%) Windows NT
9 8 (8.42%) Windows Vista
10 6 (6.32%) Android
10 6 (6.32%) Linux
10 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (5.26%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.05%) Debian
12 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.05%) Unix
12 1 (1.05%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.37%) ITIL
2 14 (14.74%) Migration
3 12 (12.63%) Service Delivery
4 10 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 9 (9.47%) Incident Management
6 8 (8.42%) Six Sigma
7 7 (7.37%) CMMI
8 6 (6.32%) Service Management
9 5 (5.26%) Patch Management
10 4 (4.21%) Change Control
10 4 (4.21%) Data Security
10 4 (4.21%) Software Deployment
10 4 (4.21%) Unit Testing
11 3 (3.16%) Asset Management
11 3 (3.16%) Change Management
11 3 (3.16%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (3.16%) IT Asset Management
11 3 (3.16%) Programme Management
11 3 (3.16%) Software Distribution
11 3 (3.16%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.58%) PowerShell
2 9 (9.47%) Java
3 4 (4.21%) Bash Shell
3 4 (4.21%) C#
3 4 (4.21%) Perl
3 4 (4.21%) VBScript
4 3 (3.16%) SQL
5 2 (2.11%) C
6 1 (1.05%) Ada
6 1 (1.05%) C++
6 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.05%) X++
Qualifications
1 21 (22.11%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.95%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.53%) CCNA
3 10 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (7.37%) HNC
5 7 (7.37%) HND
6 2 (2.11%) MCSA
7 1 (1.05%) CCENT
7 1 (1.05%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.84%) SLA
2 4 (4.21%) QA
System Software
1 45 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.37%) vSphere
4 6 (6.32%) VMware ESX
4 6 (6.32%) XenApp
5 4 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.11%) BitLocker
6 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) SCCM
2 5 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (4.21%) WSUS
4 2 (2.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.05%) Netcool
5 1 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (48.42%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.74%) Citrix
3 11 (11.58%) Apple
3 11 (11.58%) Cisco
3 11 (11.58%) Symantec
4 10 (10.53%) VMware
5 9 (9.47%) Adobe
5 9 (9.47%) Dell
6 5 (5.26%) Lotus
7 4 (4.21%) HP
8 2 (2.11%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.11%) AppSense
8 2 (2.11%) Becrypt
8 2 (2.11%) CA
8 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.11%) Novell
8 2 (2.11%) Polycom
8 2 (2.11%) Wyse
9 1 (1.05%) Bomgar
9 1 (1.05%) Mitel