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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 61 49 63
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 90 90 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.73% 3.81% 2.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.60% 16.85% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 37 18
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£225 £140 £181
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.71% -22.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £100 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £275 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £150 £159
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 24
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £20.10 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
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
776 534 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.57% 22.61% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 248 313
Average daily rate £374 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.90% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £125 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 94 87
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £31.90 £42.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 -7 23 £375 +150.00% 4
Bristol -11 20 £125 +4.16% 4
Gloucestershire -14 18 £400 +45.45% 1
Dorset -3 14 £255 +104.00%
Somerset -6 9 £174 -25.37%
Devon -12 3 £250 -20.63% 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 165 (100.00%) Windows
2 109 (66.06%) Windows 7
3 71 (43.03%) Microsoft
4 62 (37.58%) MS Office
5 55 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 34 (20.61%) Security Cleared
7 32 (19.39%) MS Excel
8 30 (18.18%) MS Exchange
9 27 (16.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 26 (15.76%) Citrix
11 23 (13.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (13.94%) Application Packaging
11 23 (13.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (13.94%) SCCM
12 22 (13.33%) Migration
12 22 (13.33%) MSI
13 20 (12.12%) DNS
13 20 (12.12%) VMware
14 19 (11.52%) DHCP
15 18 (10.91%) SC Cleared
16 17 (10.30%) Windows Vista
16 17 (10.30%) Cisco
16 17 (10.30%) LAN
16 17 (10.30%) SQL
17 16 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2003
18 14 (8.48%) Finance
18 14 (8.48%) ITIL
19 13 (7.88%) WAN
19 13 (7.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
20 12 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (3.64%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.82%) SAS
6 3 (1.82%) IIS
7 2 (1.21%) Lync
7 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 62 (37.58%) MS Office
2 32 (19.39%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.21%) Office 365
2 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.12%) DNS
2 19 (11.52%) DHCP
3 17 (10.30%) LAN
4 13 (7.88%) WAN
5 10 (6.06%) Firewall
6 7 (4.24%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.64%) VoIP
7 6 (3.64%) SAN
7 6 (3.64%) Wireless
8 4 (2.42%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.82%) SMTP
9 3 (1.82%) SMS
10 2 (1.21%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (1.21%) LDAP
10 2 (1.21%) VPN
10 2 (1.21%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.21%) FTP
10 2 (1.21%) Internet
11 1 (0.61%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.61%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.42%) MS Access
2 2 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (13.33%) MSI
2 3 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.21%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (1.21%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.61%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.61%) TestDirector
General
1 14 (8.48%) Finance
2 6 (3.64%) Banking
3 5 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.21%) Publishing
4 2 (1.21%) Back Office
5 1 (0.61%) Law
5 1 (0.61%) Legal
5 1 (0.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (14.55%) Analyst
1 24 (14.55%) Support Engineer
2 17 (10.30%) Desktop Support
2 17 (10.30%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 13 (7.88%) 1st Line Support
4 13 (7.88%) Applications Packager
5 12 (7.27%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
6 11 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
7 10 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (4.85%) Consultant
9 7 (4.24%) Service Analyst
9 7 (4.24%) Deployment Engineer
9 7 (4.24%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (3.64%) Help Desk Analyst
11 5 (3.03%) Developer
11 5 (3.03%) Desktop Analyst
11 5 (3.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.94%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.42%) JSP
3 2 (1.21%) Web Services
3 2 (1.21%) WSH
4 1 (0.61%) ODBC
4 1 (0.61%) .NET
4 1 (0.61%) HTML
4 1 (0.61%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.85%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.24%) Thin Client
2 7 (4.24%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.03%) PDA
4 2 (1.21%) Open Source
4 2 (1.21%) IVR
4 2 (1.21%) Streaming Video
4 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.21%) NHS
4 2 (1.21%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.61%) Economics
5 1 (0.61%) CMDB
5 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.61%) Clustering
5 1 (0.61%) iPad
5 1 (0.61%) iPhone
5 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 165 (100.00%) Windows
2 109 (66.06%) Windows 7
3 23 (13.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (13.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (10.30%) Windows Vista
5 6 (3.64%) Windows 8
6 5 (3.03%) Windows 2000
6 5 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (2.42%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.42%) Windows NT
7 4 (2.42%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.82%) Linux
8 3 (1.82%) Android
9 2 (1.21%) Mac OS X Server
9 2 (1.21%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.61%) AIX
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.33%) Migration
2 14 (8.48%) ITIL
3 7 (4.24%) System Testing
4 6 (3.64%) Incident Management
5 5 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (2.42%) Asset Management
6 4 (2.42%) PRINCE2
6 4 (2.42%) Service Delivery
6 4 (2.42%) Project Management
7 3 (1.82%) Data Migration
8 2 (1.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (1.21%) Change Management
8 2 (1.21%) Software Licensing
9 1 (0.61%) Mentoring
9 1 (0.61%) CAD
9 1 (0.61%) Configuration Management
9 1 (0.61%) Six Sigma
9 1 (0.61%) Data Security
9 1 (0.61%) Contact Management
9 1 (0.61%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.30%) SQL
2 7 (4.24%) VB
3 4 (2.42%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.42%) VBScript
3 4 (2.42%) VBA
4 3 (1.82%) C
4 3 (1.82%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.61%) C#
5 1 (0.61%) C++
5 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (20.61%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.91%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (7.27%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.64%) MCSE
5 5 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.82%) MCTS
6 3 (1.82%) MCITP
7 2 (1.21%) MCP
7 2 (1.21%) CCNA
8 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.61%) Dell Certification
8 1 (0.61%) ISEB
8 1 (0.61%) CCNP
8 1 (0.61%) MCSA
8 1 (0.61%) HNC
8 1 (0.61%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.06%) SLA
2 5 (3.03%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.82%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 27 (16.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.03%) vSphere
5 5 (3.03%) XenApp
6 4 (2.42%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.42%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.21%) Kerio MailServer
7 2 (1.21%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.61%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.61%) UAG
Systems Management
1 23 (13.94%) SCCM
2 13 (7.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (4.24%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (4.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.82%) WSUS
4 3 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.21%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.21%) Nagios
5 2 (1.21%) Netcool
6 1 (0.61%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 71 (43.03%) Microsoft
2 26 (15.76%) Citrix
3 20 (12.12%) VMware
4 17 (10.30%) Cisco
5 11 (6.67%) Symantec
6 10 (6.06%) HP
7 7 (4.24%) McAfee
8 6 (3.64%) Computacenter
8 6 (3.64%) Remedy
9 5 (3.03%) Apple
10 4 (2.42%) SonicWALL
10 4 (2.42%) Dell
10 4 (2.42%) NetApp
10 4 (2.42%) Sophos
10 4 (2.42%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.82%) EMC
11 3 (1.82%) Teradata
12 2 (1.21%) Infor
12 2 (1.21%) ProCurve
12 2 (1.21%) Kerio
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