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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 68 57 45
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 78 88 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.51% 3.05% 3.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.52% 13.88% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 49 37
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£150 £195 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £118 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £321 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 20
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.75 £13.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £9.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.67 £16.05 £21.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +1.81%
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
677 634 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.75% 21.98% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 350 217
Average daily rate £350 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £153 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 89 66
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.95 £39.15 £24.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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
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 28 £305 +50.61% 2
Gloucestershire +1 15 £150 +25.00%
Bristol +2 14 £130 -59.37% 2
Devon +1 10 £140 - 1
Somerset -1 5 - -
Dorset -2 3 - - 1
Cornwall -6 3 £325 +173.07%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 141 (100.00%) Windows
2 109 (77.30%) Windows 7
3 75 (53.19%) Active Directory
4 70 (49.65%) Microsoft
5 66 (46.81%) MS Office
6 34 (24.11%) MS Excel
6 34 (24.11%) VMware
7 32 (22.70%) Windows 8
8 30 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (21.28%) Migration
9 28 (19.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (17.02%) SCCM
11 21 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (14.18%) Citrix
12 20 (14.18%) SQL
13 19 (13.48%) ITIL
14 17 (12.06%) MS Exchange
15 16 (11.35%) IT Asset Management
15 16 (11.35%) Asset Management
16 14 (9.93%) Lync
17 13 (9.22%) VBScript
17 13 (9.22%) Programme Management
17 13 (9.22%) McAfee
18 12 (8.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 11 (7.80%) Symantec
19 11 (7.80%) SLA
20 10 (7.09%) Security Cleared
20 10 (7.09%) Cisco
20 10 (7.09%) VB
20 10 (7.09%) T-SQL

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 17 (12.06%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.93%) Lync
3 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.84%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.42%) IIS
Applications
1 66 (46.81%) MS Office
2 34 (24.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.71%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.96%) DNS
2 5 (3.55%) VPN
2 5 (3.55%) LAN
2 5 (3.55%) WAN
3 4 (2.84%) VoIP
4 3 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.42%) Intranet
6 1 (0.71%) Internet
6 1 (0.71%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (4.26%) MSI
2 3 (2.13%) Subversion
2 3 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (2.13%) Finance
1 3 (2.13%) Legal
1 3 (2.13%) Banking
2 2 (1.42%) Local Government
3 1 (0.71%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.71%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (21.28%) Support Engineer
2 28 (19.86%) Desktop Support
3 25 (17.73%) Desktop Engineer
4 21 (14.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (13.48%) Analyst
6 17 (12.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 11 (7.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (7.09%) Service Analyst
8 10 (7.09%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) Administrator
10 6 (4.26%) Applications Packager
10 6 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (4.26%) IT Support
11 5 (3.55%) Desktop Analyst
11 5 (3.55%) Customer Engineer
11 5 (3.55%) Support Technician
11 5 (3.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 4 (2.84%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.26%) .NET
1 6 (4.26%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.84%) Web Services
3 3 (2.13%) WCF
4 1 (0.71%) REST
4 1 (0.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.13%) CMDB
2 3 (2.13%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.13%) NHS
2 3 (2.13%) Thin Client
2 3 (2.13%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.42%) PDA
3 2 (1.42%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 141 (100.00%) Windows
2 109 (77.30%) Windows 7
3 32 (22.70%) Windows 8
4 30 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (19.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.13%) Linux
8 2 (1.42%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.42%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.42%) Android
8 2 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.71%) Windows XP Embedded
9 1 (0.71%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.71%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.28%) Migration
2 19 (13.48%) ITIL
3 16 (11.35%) Asset Management
3 16 (11.35%) IT Asset Management
4 13 (9.22%) Programme Management
5 6 (4.26%) Release Management
6 5 (3.55%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.13%) Software Engineering
7 3 (2.13%) Web Development
7 3 (2.13%) Data Security
7 3 (2.13%) Unit Testing
7 3 (2.13%) Embedded Software Development
7 3 (2.13%) Patch Management
8 2 (1.42%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (1.42%) Change Management
8 2 (1.42%) E-Commerce
8 2 (1.42%) UML
9 1 (0.71%) OO
9 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2
9 1 (0.71%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.18%) SQL
2 13 (9.22%) VBScript
3 10 (7.09%) VB
3 10 (7.09%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.26%) C#
5 3 (2.13%) C++
5 3 (2.13%) C
5 3 (2.13%) Perl
5 3 (2.13%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.13%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.42%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (7.09%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.26%) MCSE
3 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.13%) MCSA
4 3 (2.13%) MCITP
5 2 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.71%) MCP
6 1 (0.71%) HNC
6 1 (0.71%) HND
6 1 (0.71%) CCNA
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.71%) ECDL
6 1 (0.71%) MCDST
6 1 (0.71%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.80%) SLA
2 4 (2.84%) QA
3 3 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (53.19%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.38%) VMware Workstation
2 9 (6.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (5.67%) VMware ESX
3 8 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.26%) XenApp
4 6 (4.26%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.13%) vSphere
5 3 (2.13%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.42%) Xen
7 1 (0.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (17.02%) SCCM
2 12 (8.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.84%) SCOM
3 4 (2.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.42%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.42%) ARCserve
4 2 (1.42%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 70 (49.65%) Microsoft
2 34 (24.11%) VMware
3 20 (14.18%) Citrix
4 13 (9.22%) McAfee
5 11 (7.80%) Symantec
6 10 (7.09%) Cisco
7 8 (5.67%) Novell
8 7 (4.96%) Remedy
9 5 (3.55%) Avaya
9 5 (3.55%) HP
10 4 (2.84%) Lotus
11 3 (2.13%) Apple
11 3 (2.13%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.13%) Compaq
11 3 (2.13%) Dell
11 3 (2.13%) CA
11 3 (2.13%) Wyse
11 3 (2.13%) AppSense
12 2 (1.42%) Capita
12 2 (1.42%) LANDesk
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