The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 52 49 71
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +22
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 95 72 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.36% 3.43% 2.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.87% 16.74% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 34 21
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£195 £194 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -32.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £240 £200
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 17
Average hourly rate £13.88 £13.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% -15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £19.00 £22.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.62 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-2.71% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
639 430 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.62% 20.47% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 224 307
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 68 78
Average hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -26.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.96 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £23.83 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
Windows XP
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +16 29 £225 +87.50% 4
Gloucestershire -13 15 £120 -7.69%
Bristol -18 13 £320 +128.57% 5
Somerset -18 11 £198 -17.70% 3
Dorset -2 8 £180 +2.85%
Devon 0 2 - - 2
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 196 (100.00%) Windows
2 133 (67.86%) Windows 7
3 101 (51.53%) MS Office
4 89 (45.41%) Microsoft
5 88 (44.90%) Active Directory
6 44 (22.45%) ITIL
7 33 (16.84%) Migration
8 29 (14.80%) MS Excel
8 29 (14.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (14.29%) MS Exchange
10 24 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 21 (10.71%) VMware
11 21 (10.71%) Security Cleared
11 21 (10.71%) Windows 8
12 18 (9.18%) SCCM
13 17 (8.67%) Apple iOS
13 17 (8.67%) Citrix
14 15 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2010
14 15 (7.65%) Mac OS X
14 15 (7.65%) HP
15 14 (7.14%) Blackberry
16 13 (6.63%) Change Management
16 13 (6.63%) SQL Server
16 13 (6.63%) SC Cleared
17 12 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (6.12%) SQL
18 10 (5.10%) ITIL Certification
18 10 (5.10%) Internet
19 9 (4.59%) Service Management
19 9 (4.59%) Microsoft App-V

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 28 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (3.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (2.55%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.51%) IIS
6 1 (0.51%) Apache
Applications
1 101 (51.53%) MS Office
2 29 (14.80%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.04%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.10%) Internet
2 8 (4.08%) DNS
3 7 (3.57%) DHCP
3 7 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.06%) SAN
5 4 (2.04%) VPN
5 4 (2.04%) IP Telephony
5 4 (2.04%) Nortel Meridian
6 3 (1.53%) WAN
6 3 (1.53%) LAN
7 2 (1.02%) Firewall
7 2 (1.02%) Wireless
8 1 (0.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.02%) Sybase ASE
4 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.51%) MySQL
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.51%) MS Access
5 1 (0.51%) DTS
5 1 (0.51%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 6 (3.06%) MSI
2 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.02%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (1.02%) PVCS
General
1 8 (4.08%) Telecoms
2 7 (3.57%) Finance
3 5 (2.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.02%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Front Office
5 1 (0.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 49 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 48 (24.49%) Analyst
3 28 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 26 (13.27%) 2nd Line Support
5 24 (12.24%) Support Engineer
6 16 (8.16%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 16 (8.16%) Desktop Engineer
6 16 (8.16%) Desktop Analyst
6 16 (8.16%) Deployment Engineer
7 13 (6.63%) Service Analyst
8 12 (6.12%) Rollout Engineer
9 10 (5.10%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
11 7 (3.57%) Help Desk Analyst
11 7 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
11 7 (3.57%) Senior Technician
12 6 (3.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (3.06%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.08%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.02%) .NET
2 2 (1.02%) WSH
3 1 (0.51%) LAMP
3 1 (0.51%) CSS
3 1 (0.51%) XML
3 1 (0.51%) Itk
3 1 (0.51%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.57%) NHS
3 6 (3.06%) CMDB
3 6 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.55%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.55%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.04%) Economics
5 4 (2.04%) iPhone
6 3 (1.53%) iPad
7 2 (1.02%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.02%) PDA
8 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.51%) EPoS
8 1 (0.51%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 196 (100.00%) Windows
2 133 (67.86%) Windows 7
3 29 (14.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (10.71%) Windows 8
6 17 (8.67%) Apple iOS
7 15 (7.65%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.04%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.02%) Solaris
9 2 (1.02%) Linux
9 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.45%) ITIL
2 33 (16.84%) Migration
3 13 (6.63%) Change Management
4 9 (4.59%) Service Management
5 8 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (3.57%) Data Security
7 6 (3.06%) PRINCE2
8 5 (2.55%) Project Management
8 5 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.55%) Data Analysis
9 4 (2.04%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.04%) Software Testing
9 4 (2.04%) Incident Management
10 3 (1.53%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (1.53%) CRM
10 3 (1.53%) Service Delivery
10 3 (1.53%) Business Continuity
11 2 (1.02%) Asset Management
11 2 (1.02%) Problem Management
11 2 (1.02%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.12%) SQL
2 7 (3.57%) VB
3 5 (2.55%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.53%) VBScript
5 2 (1.02%) VB6
5 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.51%) VBA
6 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.63%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.10%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.53%) MCP
5 3 (1.53%) MCSE
6 2 (1.02%) MCITP
6 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) MCSA
7 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.51%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.51%) MOS
7 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.57%) SLA
2 4 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
System Software
1 88 (44.90%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (2.55%) vSphere
4 5 (2.55%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.53%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.02%) XenApp
6 2 (1.02%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.02%) MetaFrame
6 2 (1.02%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.51%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (9.18%) SCCM
2 8 (4.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (3.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (3.06%) WSUS
4 5 (2.55%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (2.04%) Netcool
6 2 (1.02%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 89 (45.41%) Microsoft
2 21 (10.71%) VMware
3 17 (8.67%) Citrix
4 15 (7.65%) HP
5 8 (4.08%) McAfee
6 7 (3.57%) Dell
6 7 (3.57%) Cisco
7 6 (3.06%) EMC
8 4 (2.04%) Nortel
8 4 (2.04%) Compaq
8 4 (2.04%) Apple
8 4 (2.04%) Avaya
8 4 (2.04%) Altiris
9 3 (1.53%) Computacenter
9 3 (1.53%) Symantec
10 2 (1.02%) Meru Networks
10 2 (1.02%) Sophos
10 2 (1.02%) Capita
10 2 (1.02%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.02%) Juniper
Exeter, Devon
n-tier selection limited
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago