The table below looks at the statistics 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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 16 12 35
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +23
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 9 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.38% 6.67% 3.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.00% 30.00% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
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£155 - £95
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 - £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £160 - £105
UK excluding London average daily rate £189 £165 £150
% change year-on-year
+14.54% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Average hourly rate £11.75 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.98 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -10.34%
Windows XP
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30 30 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 24.59% 22.22% 33.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 43
Average daily rate £160 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.76% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £360 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £17.50 £20.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 25 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 4 £160 - 1
Tamworth - 1 £150 -
Lichfield - - - -
Windows XP
West Midlands

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 13 (68.42%) Windows 7
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 6 (31.58%) Citrix
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (31.58%) MS Office
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (31.58%) Windows 8
5 4 (21.05%) SCCM
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco
6 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (15.79%) 3G
6 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
6 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
6 3 (15.79%) VMware
7 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
7 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
7 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
7 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.26%) Sophos
8 1 (5.26%) NHS
8 1 (5.26%) Firmware
8 1 (5.26%) DameWare
8 1 (5.26%) Law
8 1 (5.26%) Legal
8 1 (5.26%) Migration
8 1 (5.26%) VPN

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (15.79%) 3G
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
General
1 1 (5.26%) Law
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Support Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support
4 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) IT Support
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Migration Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Junior
6 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Junior Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (31.58%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.26%) Migration
1 1 (5.26%) ERP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Firmware
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.26%) DameWare
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Sophos
5 1 (5.26%) HP