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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 70 56 59
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 74 64 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.21% 2.84% 2.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.48% 14.85% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 29
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £85 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £304 £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 30
Average hourly rate £16.67 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.23% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £12.00 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £16.75 £21.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -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
706 431 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.04% 19.11% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 208 287
Average daily rate £350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £172
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 83 91 107
Average hourly rate £16.67 £15.25 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -3.17%
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 £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -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 23 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 23 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 23 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 -1 24 £165 +46.66% 1
Bristol -13 15 £125 - 3
Dorset -1 11 £255 +45.71% 1
Gloucestershire -17 10 £306 -7.89% 1
Somerset -12 5 £135 -41.14% 2
Devon -16 3 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 104 (64.20%) Windows 7
3 77 (47.53%) MS Office
4 64 (39.51%) Active Directory
5 57 (35.19%) Microsoft
6 34 (20.99%) ITIL
7 24 (14.81%) MS Excel
8 23 (14.20%) Security Cleared
9 22 (13.58%) MS Exchange
9 22 (13.58%) VMware
10 18 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (11.11%) Citrix
11 17 (10.49%) Migration
11 17 (10.49%) Windows 8
12 16 (9.88%) SCCM
12 16 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (9.26%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (9.26%) Apple iOS
14 14 (8.64%) Mac OS X
15 13 (8.02%) Application Packaging
16 12 (7.41%) HP
17 11 (6.79%) MSI
17 11 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
18 10 (6.17%) Hyper-V
18 10 (6.17%) Cisco
18 10 (6.17%) Internet
19 9 (5.56%) DNS
19 9 (5.56%) LAN
19 9 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
19 9 (5.56%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 (13.58%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.23%) SAS
5 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.62%) IIS
6 1 (0.62%) Apache
6 1 (0.62%) Lync
Applications
1 77 (47.53%) MS Office
2 24 (14.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.47%) assyst
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.17%) Internet
2 9 (5.56%) LAN
2 9 (5.56%) DNS
3 7 (4.32%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.32%) DHCP
4 4 (2.47%) SAN
4 4 (2.47%) Nortel Meridian
5 3 (1.85%) WAN
5 3 (1.85%) Firewall
5 3 (1.85%) Wireless
5 3 (1.85%) VPN
6 2 (1.23%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.62%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.47%) MS Access
3 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.62%) DTS
3 1 (0.62%) Ingres
3 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.62%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (6.79%) MSI
2 2 (1.23%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 8 (4.94%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.32%) Finance
3 2 (1.23%) Back Office
3 2 (1.23%) Legal
3 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.62%) Banking
4 1 (0.62%) Front Office
4 1 (0.62%) Law
Job Titles
1 40 (24.69%) Analyst
2 37 (22.84%) Desktop Support
3 27 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 21 (12.96%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (11.73%) Rollout Engineer
6 18 (11.11%) Support Engineer
7 15 (9.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 15 (9.26%) Desktop Analyst
8 14 (8.64%) Service Analyst
9 13 (8.02%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (6.17%) Deployment Engineer
11 9 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
11 9 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (4.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 7 (4.32%) Applications Packager
13 6 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
14 5 (3.09%) 1st Line Support
14 5 (3.09%) Customer Support Analyst
14 5 (3.09%) Customer Analyst
15 4 (2.47%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.02%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.23%) WSH
3 1 (0.62%) LAMP
3 1 (0.62%) HTML
3 1 (0.62%) CSS
3 1 (0.62%) XML
3 1 (0.62%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.94%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.32%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (3.70%) NHS
4 4 (2.47%) Economics
5 3 (1.85%) CMDB
5 3 (1.85%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.85%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.23%) IVR
6 2 (1.23%) PDA
7 1 (0.62%) iPhone
7 1 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 104 (64.20%) Windows 7
3 18 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (10.49%) Windows 8
5 16 (9.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (9.26%) Apple iOS
7 14 (8.64%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.47%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.47%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.99%) ITIL
2 17 (10.49%) Migration
3 7 (4.32%) Incident Management
4 6 (3.70%) Service Management
5 5 (3.09%) Change Management
5 5 (3.09%) Data Security
6 4 (2.47%) PRINCE2
6 4 (2.47%) Project Management
6 4 (2.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (1.85%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.23%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (1.23%) Configuration Management
8 2 (1.23%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (1.23%) Mentoring
9 1 (0.62%) Time Management
9 1 (0.62%) Data Protection
9 1 (0.62%) Data Validation
9 1 (0.62%) CAD
9 1 (0.62%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.94%) VB
2 6 (3.70%) SQL
3 4 (2.47%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.47%) VBScript
4 3 (1.85%) VBA
5 2 (1.23%) VB6
6 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.62%) C
6 1 (0.62%) C++
6 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (14.20%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.32%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (4.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.47%) MCP
6 2 (1.23%) MCSE
6 2 (1.23%) MCITP
6 2 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.62%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.62%) MOS
7 1 (0.62%) MCTS
7 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.09%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 64 (39.51%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (6.17%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.70%) vSphere
6 4 (2.47%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (1.85%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.23%) XenApp
9 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.62%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.62%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.62%) UAG
9 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (9.88%) SCCM
2 6 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (2.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.47%) Netcool
4 2 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.62%) WSUS
5 1 (0.62%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 57 (35.19%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.58%) VMware
3 18 (11.11%) Citrix
4 12 (7.41%) HP
5 10 (6.17%) Cisco
6 8 (4.94%) McAfee
7 6 (3.70%) EMC
8 4 (2.47%) Nortel
8 4 (2.47%) Sophos
8 4 (2.47%) Symantec
8 4 (2.47%) Apple
8 4 (2.47%) Altiris
8 4 (2.47%) Computacenter
9 2 (1.23%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.23%) Teradata
9 2 (1.23%) NetApp
9 2 (1.23%) Meru Networks
9 2 (1.23%) Juniper
9 2 (1.23%) Dell
10 1 (0.62%) Compaq
Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 to £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £110 - £130 per day
Posted: 27 days ago