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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 82 53 61
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 64 74 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.04% 2.99% 2.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.73% 14.34% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 30 19
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£175 £150 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £121 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £150 £175
% change year-on-year
+24.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 21
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.85 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £16.99 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.69 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -5.62%
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
658 516 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.02% 20.82% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 252 331
Average daily rate £350 £275 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -25.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 73 85
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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
Dorset -2 15 £175 +40.00% 4
Wiltshire -15 14 £350 +133.33% 4
Bristol -9 12 £125 - 3
Gloucestershire -23 11 £325 +19.81%
Devon -4 5 £250 -
Somerset -4 4 £174 -25.37% 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (68.24%) Windows 7
3 65 (43.92%) Microsoft
4 58 (39.19%) MS Office
5 53 (35.81%) Active Directory
6 31 (20.95%) Security Cleared
7 27 (18.24%) MS Exchange
7 27 (18.24%) MS Excel
8 25 (16.89%) Migration
9 23 (15.54%) Citrix
9 23 (15.54%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (14.86%) MSI
11 18 (12.16%) SC Cleared
11 18 (12.16%) Application Packaging
11 18 (12.16%) SCCM
12 17 (11.49%) ITIL
13 16 (10.81%) LAN
13 16 (10.81%) Windows Vista
13 16 (10.81%) VMware
14 15 (10.14%) DHCP
14 15 (10.14%) DNS
14 15 (10.14%) Cisco
14 15 (10.14%) SQL
15 14 (9.46%) Finance
15 14 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2003
16 12 (8.11%) WAN
17 11 (7.43%) SLA
17 11 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 27 (18.24%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.73%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.03%) SAS
7 2 (1.35%) IIS
7 2 (1.35%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.35%) Lync
7 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 58 (39.19%) MS Office
2 27 (18.24%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.68%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.81%) LAN
2 15 (10.14%) DHCP
2 15 (10.14%) DNS
3 12 (8.11%) WAN
4 8 (5.41%) Firewall
5 6 (4.05%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.05%) VoIP
6 4 (2.70%) SAN
6 4 (2.70%) Wireless
6 4 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (2.03%) SMTP
7 3 (2.03%) SMS
8 2 (1.35%) LDAP
8 2 (1.35%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.35%) FTP
8 2 (1.35%) Internet
8 2 (1.35%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.68%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.68%) VPN
9 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.70%) MS Access
2 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (14.86%) MSI
2 3 (2.03%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.35%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.35%) Subversion
4 1 (0.68%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.68%) TestDirector
General
1 14 (9.46%) Finance
2 6 (4.05%) Banking
3 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.35%) Back Office
4 2 (1.35%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) Military
5 1 (0.68%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (15.54%) Analyst
2 21 (14.19%) Support Engineer
3 17 (11.49%) 2nd Line Support
4 15 (10.14%) Desktop Support
5 13 (8.78%) Applications Packager
6 11 (7.43%) 1st Line Support
6 11 (7.43%) Support Analyst
6 11 (7.43%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (6.76%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (6.76%) Service Analyst
8 9 (6.08%) Help Desk Support
9 8 (5.41%) Rollout Engineer
9 8 (5.41%) Deployment Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) Consultant
11 6 (4.05%) Help Desk Analyst
12 5 (3.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 5 (3.38%) Developer
12 5 (3.38%) Operations Engineer
12 5 (3.38%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.16%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.70%) JSP
3 3 (2.03%) .NET
4 2 (1.35%) Web Services
5 1 (0.68%) ODBC
5 1 (0.68%) Flash
5 1 (0.68%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.41%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.38%) Thin Client
2 5 (3.38%) PDA
2 5 (3.38%) Fat Client
3 2 (1.35%) Open Source
3 2 (1.35%) NHS
3 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.35%) IVR
3 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.35%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.68%) Clustering
4 1 (0.68%) Economics
4 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.68%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.68%) iPad
4 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.68%) iPhone
4 1 (0.68%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 101 (68.24%) Windows 7
3 22 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (10.81%) Windows Vista
5 10 (6.76%) Windows 8
6 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.38%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (2.70%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.70%) Windows NT
8 4 (2.70%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.03%) Android
10 2 (1.35%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (1.35%) Linux
10 2 (1.35%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.68%) AIX
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.68%) Windows XP Embedded
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.89%) Migration
2 17 (11.49%) ITIL
3 7 (4.73%) System Testing
4 6 (4.05%) Incident Management
5 4 (2.70%) PRINCE2
5 4 (2.70%) Asset Management
5 4 (2.70%) Project Management
5 4 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.03%) Software Engineering
6 3 (2.03%) Data Migration
7 2 (1.35%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (1.35%) Software Licensing
7 2 (1.35%) Change Management
7 2 (1.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (0.68%) CMMI
8 1 (0.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (0.68%) Data Security
8 1 (0.68%) Contact Management
8 1 (0.68%) UML
8 1 (0.68%) OO
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.14%) SQL
2 5 (3.38%) C
3 4 (2.70%) VBA
4 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.03%) C#
4 3 (2.03%) C++
5 1 (0.68%) Java
5 1 (0.68%) VB
5 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (20.95%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.16%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.08%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.73%) MCSE
6 5 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.70%) MCTS
8 2 (1.35%) CCNA
8 2 (1.35%) MCP
8 2 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.68%) HNC
9 1 (0.68%) MCSA
9 1 (0.68%) CCNP
9 1 (0.68%) Dell Certification
9 1 (0.68%) ECDL
9 1 (0.68%) MCDST
9 1 (0.68%) ISEB
9 1 (0.68%) MCITP
9 1 (0.68%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.43%) SLA
2 5 (3.38%) JSP 440
3 3 (2.03%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (35.81%) Active Directory
2 23 (15.54%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.73%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.38%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.70%) vSphere
7 3 (2.03%) XenApp
8 2 (1.35%) Kerio MailServer
9 1 (0.68%) UAG
9 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.68%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (12.16%) SCCM
2 9 (6.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (4.73%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (4.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.35%) WSUS
5 2 (1.35%) Netcool
5 2 (1.35%) Nagios
6 1 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.68%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 65 (43.92%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.54%) Citrix
3 16 (10.81%) VMware
4 15 (10.14%) Cisco
5 9 (6.08%) Symantec
6 8 (5.41%) HP
7 6 (4.05%) Remedy
8 5 (3.38%) Dell
9 4 (2.70%) Avaya
9 4 (2.70%) NetApp
9 4 (2.70%) McAfee
9 4 (2.70%) SonicWALL
9 4 (2.70%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.03%) Sophos
10 3 (2.03%) Teradata
10 3 (2.03%) Computacenter
10 3 (2.03%) Apple
11 2 (1.35%) Lotus
11 2 (1.35%) SAP
11 2 (1.35%) Mitel
Dorset
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £110 - £140 per day + neg for right candidate
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £16 - £17 per day
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Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
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