The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 29 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 Suffolk 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 35 22 34
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 7 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.64% 2.55% 2.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.59% 14.29% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£210 - £113
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £210 £213
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £9.38 £10.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% -33.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
73 28 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 27.55% 17.83% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 10 31
Average daily rate £213 £225 £304
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -25.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £119 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £386 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 8
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £10.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £33.25 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 29 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
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Ipswich -11 5 £210 -
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Migration
5 4 (25.00%) SCCM
5 4 (25.00%) MS Office
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) SLA
6 2 (12.50%) Citrix
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (12.50%) Firewall
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.25%) MCITP
7 1 (6.25%) Kaspersky
7 1 (6.25%) iPhone
7 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
7 1 (6.25%) Apple
7 1 (6.25%) NHS
7 1 (6.25%) HP
7 1 (6.25%) MCP
7 1 (6.25%) MCSE
7 1 (6.25%) MS Excel

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Service Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Junior IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Build Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Junior
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
1 1 (6.25%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCP
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) Apple
3 1 (6.25%) Kaspersky
3 1 (6.25%) HP
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