The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 24 31 35
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 19 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 4.37% 2.13% 1.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.21% 16.67% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 3
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£165 £96 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -77.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £20.06 £12.75 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.33% -33.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.89%
Windows XP
Wiltshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
94 42 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 21.61% 12.80% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 28 35
Average daily rate £300 £363 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £113 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £525 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 5
Average hourly rate £20.06 £12.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £17.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (62.86%) Windows 7
3 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
4 16 (45.71%) MS Office
5 15 (42.86%) ITIL
5 15 (42.86%) Apple iOS
6 14 (40.00%) Windows 8
6 14 (40.00%) Mac OS X
7 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
8 7 (20.00%) VMware
9 6 (17.14%) LAN
10 5 (14.29%) McAfee
10 5 (14.29%) VB
10 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
11 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
11 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
11 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
11 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
12 3 (8.57%) Finance
12 3 (8.57%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (8.57%) Computacenter
12 3 (8.57%) SLA
12 3 (8.57%) Cisco
12 3 (8.57%) SQL
12 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
12 3 (8.57%) VBScript
12 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (8.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (45.71%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) LAN
2 2 (5.71%) DHCP
2 2 (5.71%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MSI
1 2 (5.71%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Analyst
2 13 (37.14%) Desktop Support
3 12 (34.29%) Support Analyst
4 9 (25.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 9 (25.71%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (8.57%) Network Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Applications Packager
7 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (5.71%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Desktop Support
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support Team Leader
8 1 (2.86%) Desktop Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) WSH
1 2 (5.71%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.71%) IVR
2 1 (2.86%) CMDB
2 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (62.86%) Windows 7
3 15 (42.86%) Apple iOS
4 14 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 14 (40.00%) Mac OS X
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.86%) Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) VB
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
2 3 (8.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 13 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.57%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.86%) vSphere
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (5.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) McAfee
4 3 (8.57%) Computacenter
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco
5 2 (5.71%) Sophos
5 2 (5.71%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix