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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 64 40 67
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +27
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 84 85 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.49% 3.96% 2.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.20% 18.85% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 28 25
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£243 £168 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.77% -35.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £88 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £313 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £175 £195
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 33 23
Average hourly rate £16.59 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.57% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £11.20 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £18.00 £24.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
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
750 451 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.25% 20.99% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 203 292
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £130 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 107 101
Average hourly rate £16.62 £15.00 £16.36
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -8.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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
Bristol -15 25 £125 +4.16% 8
Wiltshire -3 24 £304 +116.96% 6
Gloucestershire -19 14 £425 +39.91% 2
Somerset -8 8 £193 -16.07% 6
Dorset -10 8 £255 +96.15% 1
Devon -18 2 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 174 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (60.34%) Windows 7
3 79 (45.40%) MS Office
4 69 (39.66%) Microsoft
5 60 (34.48%) Active Directory
6 36 (20.69%) ITIL
7 25 (14.37%) MS Excel
8 24 (13.79%) MS Exchange
9 23 (13.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (13.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (12.64%) Security Cleared
11 20 (11.49%) VMware
11 20 (11.49%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (10.92%) Citrix
13 18 (10.34%) MSI
13 18 (10.34%) SCCM
14 17 (9.77%) Windows 8
14 17 (9.77%) DNS
15 16 (9.20%) DHCP
15 16 (9.20%) Apple iOS
16 15 (8.62%) Application Packaging
16 15 (8.62%) Mac OS X
17 14 (8.05%) HP
17 14 (8.05%) Migration
18 13 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2003
19 12 (6.90%) Windows Vista
20 11 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
20 11 (6.32%) Symantec
20 11 (6.32%) Cisco
20 11 (6.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 24 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.72%) SAS
6 2 (1.15%) IIS
6 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.57%) Lync
7 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 79 (45.40%) MS Office
2 25 (14.37%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.15%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.77%) DNS
2 16 (9.20%) DHCP
3 11 (6.32%) LAN
4 7 (4.02%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.45%) SAN
6 5 (2.87%) Firewall
6 5 (2.87%) Wireless
6 5 (2.87%) WAN
7 3 (1.72%) SMS
7 3 (1.72%) Internet
8 2 (1.15%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (1.15%) LDAP
8 2 (1.15%) VPN
8 2 (1.15%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.15%) FTP
9 1 (0.57%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.30%) MS Access
3 2 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (10.34%) MSI
2 2 (1.15%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (5.17%) Finance
2 3 (1.72%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.15%) Back Office
3 2 (1.15%) Legal
3 2 (1.15%) Publishing
4 1 (0.57%) Banking
4 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.57%) Front Office
4 1 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (22.41%) Analyst
2 28 (16.09%) Desktop Support
3 26 (14.94%) Support Analyst
4 24 (13.79%) Support Engineer
5 22 (12.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (11.49%) Rollout Engineer
7 13 (7.47%) Desktop Analyst
7 13 (7.47%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 13 (7.47%) Service Analyst
8 10 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.75%) Desktop Engineer
9 9 (5.17%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (5.17%) Deployment Engineer
9 9 (5.17%) Applications Packager
10 7 (4.02%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (4.02%) Consultant
11 6 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.45%) Help Desk Support
11 6 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (2.87%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.62%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.15%) WSH
2 2 (1.15%) Web Services
3 1 (0.57%) ODBC
3 1 (0.57%) HTML
3 1 (0.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 5 (2.87%) Economics
2 5 (2.87%) NHS
3 4 (2.30%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.30%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.15%) Streaming Video
4 2 (1.15%) IVR
5 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.57%) PDA
5 1 (0.57%) CMDB
5 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.57%) iPhone
5 1 (0.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 174 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (60.34%) Windows 7
3 23 (13.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (13.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (9.77%) Windows 8
5 16 (9.20%) Apple iOS
6 15 (8.62%) Mac OS X
7 12 (6.90%) Windows Vista
8 5 (2.87%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.72%) Linux
11 2 (1.15%) Mac OS X Server
11 2 (1.15%) Android
11 2 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (20.69%) ITIL
2 14 (8.05%) Migration
3 7 (4.02%) Incident Management
3 7 (4.02%) PRINCE2
3 7 (4.02%) Project Management
3 7 (4.02%) System Testing
4 6 (3.45%) Data Security
5 5 (2.87%) Change Management
6 4 (2.30%) Service Delivery
6 4 (2.30%) Asset Management
6 4 (2.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (1.15%) Mentoring
7 2 (1.15%) Software Licensing
7 2 (1.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (1.15%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.15%) Service Management
8 1 (0.57%) CMMI
8 1 (0.57%) Six Sigma
8 1 (0.57%) CAD
8 1 (0.57%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.75%) SQL
2 7 (4.02%) VB
3 4 (2.30%) VBA
3 4 (2.30%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.30%) VBScript
4 3 (1.72%) C
4 3 (1.72%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.57%) C#
5 1 (0.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (12.64%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.75%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.30%) MCP
6 3 (1.72%) MCSE
7 2 (1.15%) MCTS
7 2 (1.15%) MCITP
8 1 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.57%) CCNA
8 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.57%) HNC
8 1 (0.57%) MOS
8 1 (0.57%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.17%) SLA
2 3 (1.72%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.49%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.75%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.17%) vSphere
6 5 (2.87%) XenApp
7 4 (2.30%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.30%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (1.72%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.15%) Kerio MailServer
10 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.57%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.57%) UAG
10 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (10.34%) SCCM
2 11 (6.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (4.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (4.02%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (4.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (2.87%) Netcool
5 3 (1.72%) WSUS
6 2 (1.15%) Nagios
6 2 (1.15%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.57%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 69 (39.66%) Microsoft
2 20 (11.49%) VMware
3 19 (10.92%) Citrix
4 14 (8.05%) HP
5 11 (6.32%) Cisco
5 11 (6.32%) Symantec
6 7 (4.02%) McAfee
6 7 (4.02%) EMC
7 6 (3.45%) Apple
8 5 (2.87%) Remedy
9 4 (2.30%) Computacenter
10 3 (1.72%) Teradata
10 3 (1.72%) SonicWALL
10 3 (1.72%) Sophos
10 3 (1.72%) Dell
11 2 (1.15%) SAP
11 2 (1.15%) Juniper
11 2 (1.15%) NEC
11 2 (1.15%) NetApp
11 2 (1.15%) ProCurve
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