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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 97 50 62
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 45 95 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.45% 3.36% 2.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.50% 15.37% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 17
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£163 £150 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £105 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £350 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £178 £148 £225
% change year-on-year
+20.33% -34.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 22
Average hourly rate £16.75 £13.69 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.39% +9.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £15.70 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £13.73
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +1.96%
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
600 618 563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 19.33% 21.86% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 297 297
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £140 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 82 71
Average hourly rate £16.72 £14.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.42% -18.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.15 £30.00 £42.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -7 12 £125 -67.74% 3
Wiltshire -10 11 £85 -43.33% 1
Dorset -4 8 £300 +166.66% 1
Gloucestershire -29 8 £150 -43.92%
Devon -5 5 - - 2
Cornwall -6 1 £420 +200.00% 3
Somerset - - - - 2
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 135 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 66 (48.89%) Microsoft
4 54 (40.00%) MS Office
5 47 (34.81%) Active Directory
6 27 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 26 (19.26%) Security Cleared
7 26 (19.26%) Migration
8 25 (18.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 25 (18.52%) Citrix
8 25 (18.52%) MS Exchange
9 23 (17.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (16.30%) MSI
11 20 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (14.07%) VMware
13 18 (13.33%) SCCM
14 17 (12.59%) SQL
14 17 (12.59%) Application Packaging
14 17 (12.59%) SC Cleared
15 16 (11.85%) Windows Vista
15 16 (11.85%) ITIL
16 13 (9.63%) Windows 8
17 12 (8.89%) DHCP
17 12 (8.89%) Cisco
17 12 (8.89%) DNS
18 11 (8.15%) SLA
18 11 (8.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 10 (7.41%) Finance
19 10 (7.41%) WAN
19 10 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 25 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.19%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.22%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.48%) IIS
7 2 (1.48%) Lync
8 1 (0.74%) SAS
Applications
1 54 (40.00%) MS Office
2 27 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.48%) Office 365
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.89%) DHCP
1 12 (8.89%) DNS
2 10 (7.41%) WAN
3 9 (6.67%) LAN
4 7 (5.19%) Firewall
5 6 (4.44%) VoIP
6 4 (2.96%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.96%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (2.22%) Wireless
7 3 (2.22%) SMTP
7 3 (2.22%) SMS
7 3 (2.22%) SAN
8 2 (1.48%) FTP
8 2 (1.48%) LDAP
8 2 (1.48%) Internet
8 2 (1.48%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.74%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.74%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.74%) MS Access
1 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (16.30%) MSI
2 3 (2.22%) Subversion
2 3 (2.22%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.48%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.74%) WinRunner
4 1 (0.74%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (7.41%) Finance
2 5 (3.70%) Banking
3 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.48%) Legal
3 2 (1.48%) Publishing
4 1 (0.74%) Military
4 1 (0.74%) Law
4 1 (0.74%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (16.30%) Support Engineer
2 21 (15.56%) Analyst
3 18 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (10.37%) Desktop Support
5 13 (9.63%) Applications Packager
6 10 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
7 9 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (6.67%) Service Analyst
7 9 (6.67%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.93%) Deployment Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 7 (5.19%) Consultant
9 7 (5.19%) Administrator
10 6 (4.44%) Help Desk Analyst
11 5 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
11 5 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
12 4 (2.96%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.59%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.96%) JSP
2 4 (2.96%) .NET
3 3 (2.22%) Web Services
4 1 (0.74%) REST
4 1 (0.74%) Flash
4 1 (0.74%) SOAP
4 1 (0.74%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.93%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.96%) Thin Client
2 4 (2.96%) Fat Client
2 4 (2.96%) PDA
3 3 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.48%) NHS
4 2 (1.48%) Smartcard
4 2 (1.48%) Streaming Video
4 2 (1.48%) Open Source
5 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.74%) Economics
5 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.74%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 135 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 23 (17.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (11.85%) Windows Vista
6 13 (9.63%) Windows 8
7 10 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.96%) Windows NT
10 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.22%) Android
10 3 (2.22%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.48%) Linux
11 2 (1.48%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.48%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.74%) Windows XP Embedded
12 1 (0.74%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.26%) Migration
2 16 (11.85%) ITIL
3 7 (5.19%) Asset Management
3 7 (5.19%) System Testing
4 4 (2.96%) PRINCE2
4 4 (2.96%) Project Management
4 4 (2.96%) Software Engineering
4 4 (2.96%) IT Asset Management
5 3 (2.22%) Embedded Software Development
5 3 (2.22%) Data Migration
5 3 (2.22%) Service Delivery
6 2 (1.48%) UML
6 2 (1.48%) Change Management
6 2 (1.48%) Programme Management
6 2 (1.48%) Software Licensing
7 1 (0.74%) Mentoring
7 1 (0.74%) Test Automation
7 1 (0.74%) Incident Management
7 1 (0.74%) Business Analysis
7 1 (0.74%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.59%) SQL
2 5 (3.70%) C
3 4 (2.96%) C#
4 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.22%) C++
4 3 (2.22%) VB
5 2 (1.48%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.48%) VBScript
5 2 (1.48%) Java
5 2 (1.48%) VBA
6 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (19.26%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.59%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.44%) MCSE
4 6 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.96%) MCTS
7 2 (1.48%) CCNA
7 2 (1.48%) MCP
7 2 (1.48%) VCP4
8 1 (0.74%) APMP
8 1 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.74%) MCITP
8 1 (0.74%) MCDST
8 1 (0.74%) ECDL
8 1 (0.74%) HNC
8 1 (0.74%) MCSA
8 1 (0.74%) CCNP
8 1 (0.74%) Dell Certification
8 1 (0.74%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.15%) SLA
2 5 (3.70%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.48%) QA
4 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (34.81%) Active Directory
2 25 (18.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.70%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.96%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.96%) vSphere
6 3 (2.22%) XenApp
7 2 (1.48%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.48%) Kerio MailServer
8 1 (0.74%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (13.33%) SCCM
2 11 (8.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (5.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (4.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.48%) Netcool
6 2 (1.48%) Nagios
6 2 (1.48%) WSUS
7 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.74%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 66 (48.89%) Microsoft
2 25 (18.52%) Citrix
3 19 (14.07%) VMware
4 12 (8.89%) Cisco
5 9 (6.67%) Symantec
6 7 (5.19%) Remedy
7 6 (4.44%) HP
8 5 (3.70%) Avaya
9 4 (2.96%) Dell
9 4 (2.96%) McAfee
9 4 (2.96%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.22%) SonicWALL
10 3 (2.22%) NetApp
10 3 (2.22%) Lotus
11 2 (1.48%) Adobe
11 2 (1.48%) SAP
11 2 (1.48%) NEC
11 2 (1.48%) Apple
11 2 (1.48%) Mitel
11 2 (1.48%) Computacenter
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