The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South West region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 55 56 67
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 94 58 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.09% 2.71% 2.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.74% 13.88% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 31
Average daily rate
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£180 £140 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -51.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £270 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £208 £225
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 17 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £19.40 £22.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
684 418 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 22.49% 19.52% 20.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 206 308
Average daily rate £325 £318 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 67 85
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -19.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows XP
England

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 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +20 33 £225 +87.50% 4
Gloucestershire -13 15 £125 -3.84% 2
Bristol -18 14 £315 +125.00% 3
Dorset 0 10 £180 +2.85% 1
Devon -8 4 - - 1
Somerset -20 3 £150 -38.77% 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 192 (100.00%) Windows
2 129 (67.19%) Windows 7
3 99 (51.56%) MS Office
4 87 (45.31%) Active Directory
5 83 (43.23%) Microsoft
6 42 (21.88%) ITIL
7 30 (15.63%) MS Excel
8 27 (14.06%) MS Exchange
9 25 (13.02%) Migration
10 22 (11.46%) VMware
11 21 (10.94%) Windows 8
12 20 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (9.38%) Citrix
13 18 (9.38%) SCCM
13 18 (9.38%) Security Cleared
14 17 (8.85%) Apple iOS
15 15 (7.81%) Mac OS X
15 15 (7.81%) Blackberry
16 14 (7.29%) HP
16 14 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
17 12 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
18 11 (5.73%) Change Management
19 10 (5.21%) Internet
19 10 (5.21%) TCP/IP
19 10 (5.21%) ITIL Certification
19 10 (5.21%) Microsoft App-V
19 10 (5.21%) Application Packaging
20 9 (4.69%) SC Cleared
20 9 (4.69%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 27 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.56%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.52%) IIS
7 1 (0.52%) Apache
7 1 (0.52%) Lync
Applications
1 99 (51.56%) MS Office
2 30 (15.63%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.08%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.60%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.08%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.21%) Internet
1 10 (5.21%) TCP/IP
2 9 (4.69%) DNS
3 7 (3.65%) DHCP
4 6 (3.13%) SAN
5 5 (2.60%) VPN
6 4 (2.08%) Nortel Meridian
6 4 (2.08%) IP Telephony
7 3 (1.56%) WAN
7 3 (1.56%) LAN
7 3 (1.56%) Firewall
7 3 (1.56%) Wireless
8 2 (1.04%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.04%) Sybase ASE
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.52%) MySQL
4 1 (0.52%) DTS
4 1 (0.52%) MS Access
4 1 (0.52%) Ingres
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (3.65%) MSI
2 2 (1.04%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.04%) PVCS
General
1 7 (3.65%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.60%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.08%) Finance
4 2 (1.04%) Legal
5 1 (0.52%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 47 (24.48%) Desktop Support
1 47 (24.48%) Analyst
2 30 (15.63%) Support Analyst
3 25 (13.02%) Support Engineer
3 25 (13.02%) 2nd Line Support
4 17 (8.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 17 (8.85%) Desktop Analyst
5 16 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
5 16 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 14 (7.29%) Service Analyst
6 14 (7.29%) Deployment Engineer
7 10 (5.21%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.21%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (5.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (3.65%) Help Desk Analyst
9 6 (3.13%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 6 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.21%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.04%) WSH
2 2 (1.04%) .NET
3 1 (0.52%) CSS
3 1 (0.52%) XML
3 1 (0.52%) HTML
3 1 (0.52%) LAMP
3 1 (0.52%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.81%) Blackberry
2 7 (3.65%) NHS
3 6 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (3.13%) Fat Client
3 6 (3.13%) Thin Client
4 5 (2.60%) iPhone
5 4 (2.08%) Economics
5 4 (2.08%) CMDB
5 4 (2.08%) iPad
6 2 (1.04%) PDA
6 2 (1.04%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.52%) EPoS
7 1 (0.52%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 192 (100.00%) Windows
2 129 (67.19%) Windows 7
3 21 (10.94%) Windows 8
4 20 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (8.85%) Apple iOS
6 15 (7.81%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.08%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.56%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.04%) Solaris
9 2 (1.04%) Linux
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (21.88%) ITIL
2 25 (13.02%) Migration
3 11 (5.73%) Change Management
4 8 (4.17%) Service Management
5 7 (3.65%) Data Security
6 6 (3.13%) PRINCE2
7 5 (2.60%) Project Management
8 4 (2.08%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (2.08%) Service Delivery
9 3 (1.56%) CRM
9 3 (1.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (1.56%) Problem Management
9 3 (1.56%) Knowledge Management
10 2 (1.04%) Data Analysis
10 2 (1.04%) Capacity Management
10 2 (1.04%) Database Security
10 2 (1.04%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (1.04%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (1.04%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.17%) VB
2 7 (3.65%) SQL
3 6 (3.13%) T-SQL
4 4 (2.08%) VBScript
5 2 (1.04%) VB6
5 2 (1.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.52%) VBA
6 1 (0.52%) C++
6 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.21%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.08%) MCP
5 4 (2.08%) MCSE
6 3 (1.56%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.04%) MCITP
8 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.52%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.60%) SLA
2 4 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 87 (45.31%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (2.60%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.60%) vSphere
5 4 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (1.56%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.04%) XenApp
7 2 (1.04%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.52%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.52%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.52%) UAG
Systems Management
1 18 (9.38%) SCCM
2 6 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (2.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (2.08%) Netcool
5 2 (1.04%) WSUS
5 2 (1.04%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.52%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 83 (43.23%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.46%) VMware
3 18 (9.38%) Citrix
4 14 (7.29%) HP
5 9 (4.69%) McAfee
6 8 (4.17%) Dell
6 8 (4.17%) Cisco
7 6 (3.13%) EMC
8 5 (2.60%) Avaya
8 5 (2.60%) Apple
9 4 (2.08%) Altiris
9 4 (2.08%) Symantec
9 4 (2.08%) Nortel
10 3 (1.56%) Compaq
10 3 (1.56%) Computacenter
11 2 (1.04%) Meru Networks
11 2 (1.04%) Capita
11 2 (1.04%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.04%) Sophos
11 2 (1.04%) Sun
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