The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 23 July 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 Staffordshire 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 18 20 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 6 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 4.84% 6.19% 0.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.22% 35.00% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £216
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 £19.10 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.03% +14.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
27 20 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 21.77% 17.70% 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 38
Average daily rate £320 £330 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +12.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £330 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £330 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 1
Average hourly rate £13.44 £16.94 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.70% +1.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows XP
West Midlands

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 - -
Windows XP
West Midlands

Windows XP
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) MS Office
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco
6 3 (23.08%) 3G
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (23.08%) SCCM
7 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (15.38%) JSP
8 1 (7.69%) Migration

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) 3G
1 3 (23.08%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Support Engineer
2 9 (69.23%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (53.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (30.77%) IT Support
5 2 (15.38%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco