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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 75 57 62
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 71 56 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.28% 2.51% 2.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.52% 13.33% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 25
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£225 £140 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £250 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £189 £200 £236
% change year-on-year
-5.50% -15.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 20
Average hourly rate £15.88 £13.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.11% -17.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £12.00 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £17.35 £24.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.98 £14.38
% change year-on-year
-3.39% -2.78%
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
675 420 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.70% 18.82% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 204 308
Average daily rate £338 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 79 98
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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
Wiltshire +3 25 £246 +105.20% 3
Bristol -23 12 £218 +55.35%
Gloucestershire -26 11 £130 - 2
Dorset +1 10 £180 +7.46%
Devon -7 4 - -
Somerset -14 2 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 168 (100.00%) Windows
2 108 (64.29%) Windows 7
3 86 (51.19%) MS Office
4 72 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 71 (42.26%) Microsoft
6 36 (21.43%) ITIL
7 28 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 27 (16.07%) MS Exchange
9 22 (13.10%) Migration
10 21 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 20 (11.90%) Windows 8
12 19 (11.31%) VMware
13 16 (9.52%) Citrix
13 16 (9.52%) Apple iOS
13 16 (9.52%) SCCM
14 15 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (8.33%) Mac OS X
15 14 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (7.74%) HP
16 13 (7.74%) Blackberry
17 11 (6.55%) McAfee
17 11 (6.55%) Microsoft App-V
17 11 (6.55%) DNS
18 10 (5.95%) ITIL Certification
18 10 (5.95%) Internet
18 10 (5.95%) Application Packaging
18 10 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
19 9 (5.36%) TCP/IP
20 8 (4.76%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 27 (16.07%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.19%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.60%) IIS
6 1 (0.60%) Apache
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.60%) Lync
Applications
1 86 (51.19%) MS Office
2 28 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.38%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.55%) DNS
2 10 (5.95%) Internet
3 9 (5.36%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.76%) DHCP
5 4 (2.38%) Nortel Meridian
6 3 (1.79%) Firewall
6 3 (1.79%) Wireless
6 3 (1.79%) IP Telephony
6 3 (1.79%) VPN
7 2 (1.19%) SAN
7 2 (1.19%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.60%) LAN
8 1 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.60%) MS Access
2 1 (0.60%) DTS
2 1 (0.60%) Ingres
2 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.60%) Sybase ASE
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (4.17%) MSI
2 2 (1.19%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.60%) PVCS
3 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.98%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.79%) Finance
4 2 (1.19%) Legal
5 1 (0.60%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 39 (23.21%) Desktop Support
1 39 (23.21%) Analyst
2 26 (15.48%) Support Analyst
3 22 (13.10%) Support Engineer
3 22 (13.10%) 2nd Line Support
4 16 (9.52%) Rollout Engineer
5 14 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 14 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 13 (7.74%) Service Analyst
6 13 (7.74%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
8 9 (5.36%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
11 5 (2.98%) Customer Analyst
11 5 (2.98%) Customer Support Analyst
12 4 (2.38%) Senior Technician
12 4 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.95%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.19%) WSH
3 1 (0.60%) LAMP
3 1 (0.60%) Itk
3 1 (0.60%) HTML
3 1 (0.60%) .NET
3 1 (0.60%) CSS
3 1 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.74%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.17%) NHS
3 6 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.98%) iPhone
5 4 (2.38%) iPad
5 4 (2.38%) Economics
6 3 (1.79%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.79%) CMDB
6 3 (1.79%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.19%) PDA
8 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.60%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.60%) EPoS
8 1 (0.60%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 168 (100.00%) Windows
2 108 (64.29%) Windows 7
3 20 (11.90%) Windows 8
4 16 (9.52%) Apple iOS
5 15 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (8.33%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.38%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.79%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.19%) Linux
9 2 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.60%) Solaris
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.43%) ITIL
2 22 (13.10%) Migration
3 7 (4.17%) Change Management
4 6 (3.57%) Data Security
4 6 (3.57%) Service Management
5 5 (2.98%) Project Management
5 5 (2.98%) PRINCE2
6 4 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (1.79%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (1.79%) Problem Management
7 3 (1.79%) CRM
8 2 (1.19%) Configuration Management
8 2 (1.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.19%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (1.19%) Data Protection
8 2 (1.19%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 1 (0.60%) Data Analysis
9 1 (0.60%) Software Engineering
9 1 (0.60%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.76%) VB
2 5 (2.98%) SQL
2 5 (2.98%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.38%) VBScript
4 2 (1.19%) VB6
5 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.60%) VBA
5 1 (0.60%) C++
5 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.60%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.95%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.38%) MCP
6 2 (1.19%) MCSE
6 2 (1.19%) MCITP
6 2 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.60%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.60%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.98%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 72 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.98%) vSphere
6 4 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (1.79%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.19%) XenApp
9 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.60%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.60%) UAG
9 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (9.52%) SCCM
2 6 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.98%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.38%) Netcool
5 2 (1.19%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.60%) WSUS
6 1 (0.60%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 71 (42.26%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.31%) VMware
3 16 (9.52%) Citrix
4 13 (7.74%) HP
5 11 (6.55%) McAfee
6 8 (4.76%) Cisco
7 6 (3.57%) Dell
7 6 (3.57%) EMC
8 5 (2.98%) Apple
9 4 (2.38%) Avaya
9 4 (2.38%) Nortel
9 4 (2.38%) Sophos
9 4 (2.38%) Symantec
9 4 (2.38%) Altiris
10 3 (1.79%) Computacenter
11 2 (1.19%) Capita
11 2 (1.19%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.19%) Meru Networks
11 2 (1.19%) Juniper
11 2 (1.19%) Novell
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