The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Southampton 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 30 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 12 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.14% 3.73% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.65% 14.49% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 0
Average daily rate £95 £180 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
103 69 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 26.96% 25.75% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 45 14
Average daily rate £292 £225 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.55% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £155 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £30.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
Hampshire

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Southampton region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Southampton region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Southampton

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (95.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (30.00%) Data Security
4 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (20.00%) MS Office
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.00%) Local Government
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (15.00%) CRM
6 2 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (10.00%) SQL
6 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (5.00%) BMC
7 1 (5.00%) Apple
7 1 (5.00%) DHCP
7 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
7 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.00%) VPN

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
General
1 3 (15.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Rollout Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support
6 1 (5.00%) Trainer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Trainer
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (95.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Data Security
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) CRM
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) HP
1 2 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (5.00%) BMC
2 1 (5.00%) Apple
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
Southampton, Hampshire
Orderwork
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: 3 days ago