The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 40 28 37
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 6 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.68% 2.99% 2.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.59% 13.89% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 1
Average daily rate
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£238 £125 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £175 £195
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Operating Systems Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
91 72 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 25.42% 21.56% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 47 23
Average daily rate £325 £268 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.49% -25.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £102 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £340 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 17
Average hourly rate £27.00 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.82% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £17.80 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (50.00%) MS Office
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 4 (33.33%) VMware
7 3 (25.00%) Migration
7 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (25.00%) Citrix
7 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
8 2 (16.67%) SCCM
8 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
8 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
8 2 (16.67%) VBA
8 2 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
9 1 (8.33%) Streaming Video
9 1 (8.33%) Firewall

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (8.33%) DVB
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Informix
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Support Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Migration Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Support Technician
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Technician
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Technician
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Broadcast Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) MPEG
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) VBA
2 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) McAfee
4 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle