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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 59 57 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 75 91 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.51% 3.04% 4.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.72% 14.54% 18.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 39 32
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£165 £170 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -21.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £112 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 28
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.75 £11.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.84 £15.38 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +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
640 626 517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 21.45% 20.89% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 342 268
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £145 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 91 83
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Wiltshire +4 22 £238 +39.70% 6
Bristol +4 15 £225 +2.27% 3
Devon +6 11 £140 -37.77% 2
Gloucestershire -8 11 £150 +30.43% 1
Cornwall -5 6 £105 -67.69%
Somerset +8 4 £275 +41.02% 4
Dorset -5 4 £165 +59.03%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (73.55%) Windows 7
3 64 (52.89%) Microsoft
4 63 (52.07%) Active Directory
5 55 (45.45%) MS Office
6 28 (23.14%) MS Excel
7 25 (20.66%) VMware
7 25 (20.66%) Windows 8
8 23 (19.01%) Migration
9 22 (18.18%) SCCM
9 22 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (17.36%) SQL
10 21 (17.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (14.05%) MS Exchange
13 15 (12.40%) ITIL
14 13 (10.74%) Citrix
15 12 (9.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 12 (9.92%) McAfee
16 10 (8.26%) Security Cleared
16 10 (8.26%) Lync
16 10 (8.26%) Microsoft App-V
17 9 (7.44%) SLA
17 9 (7.44%) Cisco
17 9 (7.44%) IT Asset Management
17 9 (7.44%) Asset Management
18 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared
18 8 (6.61%) T-SQL
18 8 (6.61%) VBScript
18 8 (6.61%) VB

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (14.05%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.26%) Lync
3 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.31%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.48%) IIS
5 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 55 (45.45%) MS Office
2 28 (23.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.79%) DNS
2 6 (4.96%) WAN
3 4 (3.31%) VPN
3 4 (3.31%) LAN
4 3 (2.48%) VoIP
4 3 (2.48%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.65%) DHCP
6 1 (0.83%) Firewall
6 1 (0.83%) SMTP
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (5.79%) MSI
2 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.48%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (2.48%) Subversion
3 2 (1.65%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.83%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.83%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (3.31%) Finance
2 3 (2.48%) Legal
3 2 (1.65%) Local Government
4 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (17.36%) Support Engineer
1 21 (17.36%) Desktop Support
2 19 (15.70%) Analyst
2 19 (15.70%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (14.88%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (9.09%) Service Analyst
4 11 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
5 10 (8.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) Applications Packager
7 7 (5.79%) Administrator
8 6 (4.96%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Customer Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Support Technician
9 5 (4.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) Desktop Analyst
10 4 (3.31%) IT Support
10 4 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (3.31%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.79%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.48%) .NET
3 1 (0.83%) JSP
3 1 (0.83%) SOAP
3 1 (0.83%) Web Services
3 1 (0.83%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.31%) PDA
2 3 (2.48%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.48%) Thin Client
2 3 (2.48%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.48%) CMDB
3 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.65%) NHS
3 2 (1.65%) Smartcard
4 1 (0.83%) Clustering
4 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (73.55%) Windows 7
3 25 (20.66%) Windows 8
4 22 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (17.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (14.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.48%) Windows Vista
7 3 (2.48%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.65%) Android
8 2 (1.65%) Windows NT
8 2 (1.65%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.83%) AIX
9 1 (0.83%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.83%) Windows XP Embedded
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.01%) Migration
2 15 (12.40%) ITIL
3 9 (7.44%) IT Asset Management
3 9 (7.44%) Asset Management
4 7 (5.79%) Programme Management
5 6 (4.96%) Release Management
6 3 (2.48%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.48%) Change Management
6 3 (2.48%) Software Engineering
6 3 (2.48%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (1.65%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (1.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (1.65%) E-Commerce
7 2 (1.65%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.65%) UML
8 1 (0.83%) Six Sigma
8 1 (0.83%) Project Management
8 1 (0.83%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (0.83%) Information Security
8 1 (0.83%) OO
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.36%) SQL
2 8 (6.61%) T-SQL
2 8 (6.61%) VBScript
2 8 (6.61%) VB
3 3 (2.48%) C
3 3 (2.48%) C#
3 3 (2.48%) C++
4 2 (1.65%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (8.26%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.31%) MCSE
5 2 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.65%) MCTS
5 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.83%) ECDL
6 1 (0.83%) MCSA
6 1 (0.83%) MCP
6 1 (0.83%) HNC
6 1 (0.83%) HND
6 1 (0.83%) CCNA
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.83%) ISEB
6 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) APMP
6 1 (0.83%) MCDST
6 1 (0.83%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.44%) SLA
2 3 (2.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.83%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 63 (52.07%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (5.79%) VMware Workstation
4 6 (4.96%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.13%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (2.48%) BitLocker
7 3 (2.48%) XenApp
8 2 (1.65%) Xen
8 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (18.18%) SCCM
2 12 (9.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (3.31%) AirWatch
3 4 (3.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.65%) SCOM
5 2 (1.65%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.65%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.83%) Netcool
6 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 64 (52.89%) Microsoft
2 25 (20.66%) VMware
3 13 (10.74%) Citrix
4 12 (9.92%) McAfee
5 9 (7.44%) Cisco
6 8 (6.61%) Symantec
7 7 (5.79%) Remedy
8 6 (4.96%) Novell
9 5 (4.13%) Avaya
10 4 (3.31%) Lotus
10 4 (3.31%) HP
11 3 (2.48%) AppSense
11 3 (2.48%) Wyse
11 3 (2.48%) Apple
11 3 (2.48%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.48%) CA
12 2 (1.65%) Capita
12 2 (1.65%) LANDesk
12 2 (1.65%) NetApp
12 2 (1.65%) Compaq
Barnstaple, Devon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £15 - £18 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Warminster, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £125 - £135 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Weston-Super-Mare, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £150 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £140.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 25 days ago