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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 64 53 45
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 72 102 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.33% 3.20% 4.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.89% 14.89% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 26
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£180 £170 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £100 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £335 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £250
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 27
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.41 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.40 £14.60 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.64% -
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
661 685 554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.37% 21.49% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 356 285
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £140 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 80 77
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £10.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 28 April 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 28 April 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 28 April 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
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +12 20 £375 +120.58% 4
Gloucestershire -17 14 £150 -31.81% 3
Bristol +5 13 £275 +25.00% 3
Devon +1 9 - - 2
Dorset -1 7 £173 +97.14% 1
Cornwall -5 5 £100 -28.57%
Somerset 0 2 £275 +39.24% 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 137 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (74.45%) Windows 7
3 71 (51.82%) Microsoft
4 61 (44.53%) Active Directory
5 56 (40.88%) MS Office
6 33 (24.09%) MS Excel
7 28 (20.44%) Migration
8 26 (18.98%) VMware
9 25 (18.25%) Windows 8
10 23 (16.79%) MS Exchange
10 23 (16.79%) SQL
10 23 (16.79%) SCCM
11 22 (16.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (15.33%) Security Cleared
13 20 (14.60%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (13.87%) Citrix
15 16 (11.68%) Cisco
15 16 (11.68%) Microsoft App-V
16 14 (10.22%) SC Cleared
16 14 (10.22%) Application Packaging
16 14 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (8.76%) SLA
17 12 (8.76%) ITIL
17 12 (8.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 12 (8.76%) McAfee
18 10 (7.30%) MSI
18 10 (7.30%) Lync
19 9 (6.57%) Finance
19 9 (6.57%) Symantec
19 9 (6.57%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 23 (16.79%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.30%) Lync
3 7 (5.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.11%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.19%) IIS
5 3 (2.19%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 56 (40.88%) MS Office
2 33 (24.09%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.19%) Office 365
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.57%) WAN
1 9 (6.57%) DNS
2 8 (5.84%) VoIP
3 7 (5.11%) LAN
4 5 (3.65%) Firewall
5 4 (2.92%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.92%) VPN
5 4 (2.92%) DHCP
6 3 (2.19%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.19%) SMTP
7 1 (0.73%) PBX
7 1 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (7.30%) MSI
2 3 (2.19%) Subversion
2 3 (2.19%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.19%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.46%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.73%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.73%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (6.57%) Finance
2 5 (3.65%) Banking
3 3 (2.19%) Legal
4 2 (1.46%) Local Government
4 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.73%) Military
5 1 (0.73%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (17.52%) Desktop Support
2 23 (16.79%) Analyst
3 22 (16.06%) Support Engineer
4 21 (15.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (11.68%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (7.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 10 (7.30%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (7.30%) Service Analyst
6 10 (7.30%) Support Analyst
6 10 (7.30%) Applications Packager
6 10 (7.30%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (6.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (5.11%) Help Desk Support
8 7 (5.11%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (4.38%) Administrator
9 6 (4.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 6 (4.38%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) Deployment Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) Operations Engineer
11 4 (2.92%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.22%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.92%) JSP
3 3 (2.19%) .NET
4 1 (0.73%) REST
4 1 (0.73%) SOAP
4 1 (0.73%) Web Services
4 1 (0.73%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.38%) Thin Client
1 6 (4.38%) Fat Client
2 5 (3.65%) PDA
3 4 (2.92%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.19%) CMDB
5 2 (1.46%) NHS
5 2 (1.46%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.46%) Open Source
6 1 (0.73%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.73%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.73%) Clustering
6 1 (0.73%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 137 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (74.45%) Windows 7
3 25 (18.25%) Windows 8
4 22 (16.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (14.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.84%) Windows Vista
8 6 (4.38%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.19%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.46%) Android
10 2 (1.46%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.73%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.73%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.73%) Windows XP Embedded
11 1 (0.73%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.73%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.44%) Migration
2 12 (8.76%) ITIL
3 8 (5.84%) Asset Management
3 8 (5.84%) IT Asset Management
4 6 (4.38%) Release Management
4 6 (4.38%) Programme Management
5 3 (2.19%) Software Engineering
5 3 (2.19%) Configuration Management
5 3 (2.19%) Data Migration
5 3 (2.19%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (1.46%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (1.46%) E-Commerce
6 2 (1.46%) UML
6 2 (1.46%) Change Management
7 1 (0.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (0.73%) Business Analysis
7 1 (0.73%) Supplier Management
7 1 (0.73%) Software Testing
7 1 (0.73%) WFM
7 1 (0.73%) OO
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.79%) SQL
2 8 (5.84%) T-SQL
2 8 (5.84%) VBScript
2 8 (5.84%) VB
3 3 (2.19%) C
3 3 (2.19%) C#
3 3 (2.19%) C++
4 2 (1.46%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (15.33%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.22%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.11%) MCSE
5 6 (4.38%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.46%) MCTS
8 1 (0.73%) MCITP
8 1 (0.73%) MCP
8 1 (0.73%) HND
8 1 (0.73%) APMP
8 1 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.73%) MCSA
8 1 (0.73%) CCNP
8 1 (0.73%) CCNA
8 1 (0.73%) ISEB
8 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.73%) Dell Certification
8 1 (0.73%) ECDL
8 1 (0.73%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.76%) SLA
2 5 (3.65%) JSP 440
3 3 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 61 (44.53%) Active Directory
2 16 (11.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (5.11%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (4.38%) VMware ESX
4 6 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.92%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.19%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.19%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.19%) XenApp
7 2 (1.46%) Xen
8 1 (0.73%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (16.79%) SCCM
2 12 (8.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (2.92%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.46%) SCOM
6 1 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.73%) Netcool
6 1 (0.73%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.73%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 71 (51.82%) Microsoft
2 26 (18.98%) VMware
3 19 (13.87%) Citrix
4 16 (11.68%) Cisco
5 12 (8.76%) McAfee
6 9 (6.57%) Symantec
7 8 (5.84%) Remedy
8 6 (4.38%) Avaya
8 6 (4.38%) Novell
9 4 (2.92%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.92%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.19%) Wyse
10 3 (2.19%) AppSense
10 3 (2.19%) Lotus
10 3 (2.19%) HP
10 3 (2.19%) CA
11 2 (1.46%) NetApp
11 2 (1.46%) Adobe
11 2 (1.46%) Apple
11 2 (1.46%) Dell
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