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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 75 50 63
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 75 65 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.25% 2.91% 2.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.59% 15.19% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 29
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£180 £175 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £88 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £300 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 26 26
Average hourly rate £16.67 £13.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.23% -14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £12.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £16.75 £20.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% -6.89%
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
708 428 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.27% 19.14% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 206 292
Average daily rate £330 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £147 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 92 100
Average hourly rate £16.72 £15.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.87% -1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 0 24 £165 +46.66% 3
Bristol -8 18 £125 - 3
Dorset -2 10 £218 +24.28% 1
Gloucestershire -18 10 £306 +135.57% 3
Somerset -17 4 - - 2
Devon -19 3 - - 2
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 161 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (63.98%) Windows 7
3 77 (47.83%) MS Office
4 64 (39.75%) Active Directory
5 58 (36.02%) Microsoft
6 34 (21.12%) ITIL
7 24 (14.91%) MS Excel
8 23 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 22 (13.66%) MS Exchange
9 22 (13.66%) VMware
10 18 (11.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (10.56%) Migration
11 17 (10.56%) Citrix
11 17 (10.56%) Windows 8
12 16 (9.94%) SCCM
12 16 (9.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (9.32%) Apple iOS
14 14 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
14 14 (8.70%) Mac OS X
15 12 (7.45%) Application Packaging
15 12 (7.45%) HP
16 11 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (6.21%) Hyper-V
17 10 (6.21%) Cisco
17 10 (6.21%) Internet
17 10 (6.21%) MSI
18 9 (5.59%) DNS
18 9 (5.59%) LAN
18 9 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2003
18 9 (5.59%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (13.66%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.24%) SAS
5 2 (1.24%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.62%) Apache
6 1 (0.62%) IIS
6 1 (0.62%) Lync
Applications
1 77 (47.83%) MS Office
2 24 (14.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.48%) assyst
2 2 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.21%) Internet
2 9 (5.59%) DNS
2 9 (5.59%) LAN
3 7 (4.35%) DHCP
3 7 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.48%) Nortel Meridian
4 4 (2.48%) SAN
5 3 (1.86%) VPN
5 3 (1.86%) WAN
5 3 (1.86%) Firewall
5 3 (1.86%) Wireless
6 2 (1.24%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.62%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.48%) MS Access
3 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.62%) DTS
3 1 (0.62%) Ingres
3 1 (0.62%) MySQL
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (6.21%) MSI
2 2 (1.24%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 8 (4.97%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.35%) Finance
3 2 (1.24%) Back Office
3 2 (1.24%) Legal
3 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.62%) Law
4 1 (0.62%) Front Office
4 1 (0.62%) Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (24.84%) Analyst
2 36 (22.36%) Desktop Support
3 27 (16.77%) Support Analyst
4 20 (12.42%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (11.80%) Rollout Engineer
6 18 (11.18%) Support Engineer
7 15 (9.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 15 (9.32%) Desktop Analyst
8 14 (8.70%) Service Analyst
9 13 (8.07%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (6.21%) Deployment Engineer
11 9 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (5.59%) Service Desk Analyst
12 7 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 6 (3.73%) Applications Packager
13 6 (3.73%) Systems Engineer
14 5 (3.11%) 1st Line Support
14 5 (3.11%) Customer Analyst
14 5 (3.11%) Customer Support Analyst
15 4 (2.48%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.45%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.24%) WSH
3 1 (0.62%) HTML
3 1 (0.62%) CSS
3 1 (0.62%) XML
3 1 (0.62%) ODBC
3 1 (0.62%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.97%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (3.73%) NHS
4 4 (2.48%) CMDB
4 4 (2.48%) Economics
5 3 (1.86%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.86%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.24%) PDA
6 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.24%) IVR
7 1 (0.62%) iPad
7 1 (0.62%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 161 (100.00%) Windows
2 103 (63.98%) Windows 7
3 18 (11.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (10.56%) Windows 8
5 16 (9.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (9.32%) Apple iOS
7 14 (8.70%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.48%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.48%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.24%) Linux
11 1 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.12%) ITIL
2 17 (10.56%) Migration
3 7 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 6 (3.73%) Service Management
4 6 (3.73%) Change Management
5 5 (3.11%) Data Security
6 4 (2.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (2.48%) Project Management
6 4 (2.48%) PRINCE2
7 3 (1.86%) Configuration Management
7 3 (1.86%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (1.24%) Mentoring
8 2 (1.24%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (0.62%) CAD
9 1 (0.62%) ITSM
9 1 (0.62%) Regression Testing
9 1 (0.62%) Service Delivery
9 1 (0.62%) Validation
9 1 (0.62%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.97%) VB
2 6 (3.73%) SQL
3 4 (2.48%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.48%) VBScript
4 3 (1.86%) VBA
5 2 (1.24%) VB6
6 1 (0.62%) C
6 1 (0.62%) C++
6 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.62%) Perl
6 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.59%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (3.73%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.48%) MCP
6 2 (1.24%) MCITP
6 2 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.24%) MCSE
7 1 (0.62%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.62%) MOS
7 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.73%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 64 (39.75%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.21%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.73%) vSphere
6 4 (2.48%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (1.86%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.24%) XenApp
9 1 (0.62%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.62%) UAG
9 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (9.94%) SCCM
2 6 (3.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (2.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.48%) Netcool
4 2 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.24%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.62%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.62%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (36.02%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.66%) VMware
3 17 (10.56%) Citrix
4 12 (7.45%) HP
5 10 (6.21%) Cisco
6 8 (4.97%) McAfee
7 6 (3.73%) EMC
8 4 (2.48%) Altiris
8 4 (2.48%) Computacenter
8 4 (2.48%) Sophos
8 4 (2.48%) Symantec
8 4 (2.48%) Apple
8 4 (2.48%) Nortel
9 2 (1.24%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.24%) Meru Networks
9 2 (1.24%) Teradata
9 2 (1.24%) NetApp
9 2 (1.24%) Dell
9 2 (1.24%) Juniper
10 1 (0.62%) Compaq
Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 to £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £110 - £130 per day
Posted: 25 days ago