The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Stevenage 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 Stevenage 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 3 10 10
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 6 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 17.14% 10.87% 8.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 17.24% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£490 £180 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+172.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £216
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Stevenage
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Stevenage 34.29% 63.04% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 3
Average daily rate £383 £250 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.00% -19.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.50% +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows XP
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Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Stevenage

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

Windows XP
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Stevenage

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (62.50%) MS Office
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) CRM
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) Symantec
4 3 (37.50%) Remedy
4 3 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) SLA
6 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) Citrix
6 1 (12.50%) Altiris
6 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
6 1 (12.50%) FMCG
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Stevenage by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Stevenage 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 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Technical Support
1 4 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) Support Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
1 1 (12.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (37.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Symantec
1 3 (37.50%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) Altiris
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix