The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank - 27 28
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 0 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk - 2.82% 3.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 10.91% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate - £135 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £175 £190
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £12.65 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -4.64%
Windows XP
East of England

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

Operating Systems Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
36 55 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 14.94% 25.82% 20.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 32
Average daily rate £200 £250 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +113.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) IIS
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) Software Licensing
2 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) iSCSI
1 3 (60.00%) NAS
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) VoIP
1 3 (60.00%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
1 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall Support
2 2 (40.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (60.00%) Software Licensing
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft