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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 28 8 19
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 5 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.09% 10.62% 5.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.52% 41.38% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £9.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -58.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.49 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -1.90%
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
27 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 16.67% 25.66% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 10
Average daily rate £350 £245 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -25.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £9.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -58.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 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
Stoke-on-Trent -1 2 - -
Burton-upon-Trent -4 2 - -
Windows XP
West Midlands

Windows XP
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (50.00%) MS Office
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (40.00%) Internet
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Vista
6 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (40.00%) Software Distribution
6 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (40.00%) Wireless
7 3 (30.00%) Migration
8 2 (20.00%) VMware
8 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (20.00%) SCCM
8 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 1 (10.00%) Cisco
9 1 (10.00%) Dell
9 1 (10.00%) Citrix
9 1 (10.00%) ITIL
9 1 (10.00%) 3G
9 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
9 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Internet
1 4 (40.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) 3G
2 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Desktop Technician
1 2 (20.00%) Server Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Vista
3 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Software Distribution
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix