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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 81 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 62 97 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.91% 3.16% 3.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.67% 14.83% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 20
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£158 £140 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -48.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £96 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £350 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £170 £225
% change year-on-year
- -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 25
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.69 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.56% +36.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.70 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £15.60 £15.32
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
641 654 592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.72% 21.31% 24.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 328 301
Average daily rate £338 £336 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% -2.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 82 80
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.35 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £29.65 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-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 1 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 1 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 1 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -1 14 £175 -54.83% 3
Wiltshire -4 13 - - 2
Dorset +1 11 £180 +105.71% 1
Devon -2 9 - -
Gloucestershire -25 9 £150 -47.36% 2
Cornwall -7 3 £100 -28.57% 2
Somerset -3 2 £275 +155.81%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (67.57%) Windows 7
3 74 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 64 (43.24%) MS Office
5 60 (40.54%) Active Directory
6 32 (21.62%) MS Excel
7 30 (20.27%) MS Exchange
8 28 (18.92%) Migration
9 26 (17.57%) Security Cleared
10 24 (16.22%) Citrix
10 24 (16.22%) VMware
11 23 (15.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (14.86%) SCCM
13 21 (14.19%) Windows 8
13 21 (14.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 20 (13.51%) MSI
15 19 (12.84%) Windows Server 2003
16 18 (12.16%) SQL
16 18 (12.16%) SC Cleared
17 15 (10.14%) Application Packaging
17 15 (10.14%) SLA
17 15 (10.14%) Cisco
18 14 (9.46%) ITIL
18 14 (9.46%) Windows Vista
19 12 (8.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
20 11 (7.43%) Remedy
20 11 (7.43%) DHCP
21 10 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
21 10 (6.76%) WAN
21 10 (6.76%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 30 (20.27%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.05%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.70%) Lync
6 3 (2.03%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.35%) IIS
8 1 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 64 (43.24%) MS Office
2 32 (21.62%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.43%) DHCP
2 10 (6.76%) WAN
2 10 (6.76%) DNS
3 8 (5.41%) VoIP
3 8 (5.41%) LAN
4 6 (4.05%) Firewall
5 4 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.03%) SMTP
6 3 (2.03%) Wireless
7 2 (1.35%) SMS
8 1 (0.68%) LDAP
8 1 (0.68%) VPN
8 1 (0.68%) FTP
8 1 (0.68%) PBX
8 1 (0.68%) SAN
8 1 (0.68%) Internet
8 1 (0.68%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.68%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.68%) MS Access
1 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (13.51%) MSI
2 3 (2.03%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.03%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (2.03%) Subversion
3 2 (1.35%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.68%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.68%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (6.08%) Finance
2 5 (3.38%) Banking
3 2 (1.35%) Legal
3 2 (1.35%) Publishing
3 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.68%) Law
4 1 (0.68%) Military
4 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (18.24%) Support Engineer
2 25 (16.89%) Analyst
3 24 (16.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 21 (14.19%) Desktop Support
5 12 (8.11%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (8.11%) Support Analyst
5 12 (8.11%) Applications Packager
6 11 (7.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (6.76%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (6.76%) Service Analyst
8 9 (6.08%) 1st Line Support
8 9 (6.08%) Help Desk Support
9 7 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Administrator
9 7 (4.73%) Deployment Engineer
9 7 (4.73%) Desktop Analyst
9 7 (4.73%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 6 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 6 (4.05%) Consultant
10 6 (4.05%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.14%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.70%) JSP
2 4 (2.70%) .NET
3 2 (1.35%) Web Services
4 1 (0.68%) Flash
4 1 (0.68%) SOAP
4 1 (0.68%) HTML
4 1 (0.68%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.41%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.70%) Fat Client
2 4 (2.70%) PDA
2 4 (2.70%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.03%) CMDB
3 3 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.35%) Open Source
4 2 (1.35%) NHS
4 2 (1.35%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.68%) Streaming Video
5 1 (0.68%) Clustering
5 1 (0.68%) Economics
5 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (67.57%) Windows 7
3 23 (15.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (14.19%) Windows 8
5 19 (12.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (9.46%) Windows Vista
7 10 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.38%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.70%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.35%) Android
10 2 (1.35%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.68%) AIX
11 1 (0.68%) Linux
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.68%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.68%) Windows XP Embedded
11 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.92%) Migration
2 14 (9.46%) ITIL
3 8 (5.41%) Asset Management
4 6 (4.05%) System Testing
4 6 (4.05%) IT Asset Management
5 4 (2.70%) Software Engineering
5 4 (2.70%) Programme Management
5 4 (2.70%) PRINCE2
6 3 (2.03%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.03%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.03%) Project Management
6 3 (2.03%) Embedded Software Development
6 3 (2.03%) Data Migration
7 2 (1.35%) Release Management
7 2 (1.35%) Change Management
7 2 (1.35%) UML
8 1 (0.68%) OO
8 1 (0.68%) CRM
8 1 (0.68%) OOD
8 1 (0.68%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.16%) SQL
2 5 (3.38%) VB
2 5 (3.38%) C
3 4 (2.70%) C#
3 4 (2.70%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.70%) VBScript
4 3 (2.03%) C++
5 2 (1.35%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.35%) Java
5 2 (1.35%) VBA
6 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (17.57%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.16%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.05%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.05%) MCSE
5 5 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.03%) MCTS
7 2 (1.35%) CCNA
7 2 (1.35%) MCP
8 1 (0.68%) HNC
8 1 (0.68%) MCSA
8 1 (0.68%) CCNP
8 1 (0.68%) ISEB
8 1 (0.68%) Dell Certification
8 1 (0.68%) ECDL
8 1 (0.68%) MCITP
8 1 (0.68%) MCDST
8 1 (0.68%) APMP
8 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.14%) SLA
2 5 (3.38%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.68%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (40.54%) Active Directory
2 21 (14.19%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.38%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (2.03%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.03%) XenApp
6 3 (2.03%) vSphere
6 3 (2.03%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.68%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 22 (14.86%) SCCM
2 12 (8.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (4.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (3.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.35%) WSUS
6 2 (1.35%) Netcool
7 1 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.68%) Nagios
7 1 (0.68%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 74 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.22%) Citrix
2 24 (16.22%) VMware
3 15 (10.14%) Cisco
4 11 (7.43%) Remedy
5 9 (6.08%) Symantec
6 7 (4.73%) McAfee
7 6 (4.05%) Avaya
7 6 (4.05%) HP
8 4 (2.70%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.70%) Novell
9 3 (2.03%) Dell
9 3 (2.03%) Lotus
10 2 (1.35%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.35%) Computacenter
10 2 (1.35%) NetApp
10 2 (1.35%) Adobe
11 1 (0.68%) Oracle
11 1 (0.68%) SAP
11 1 (0.68%) Compaq
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