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 1 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 34 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 15 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.05% 4.11% 2.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.24% 17.65% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+179.41% +46.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £165 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £418 £119
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 4
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.06 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% +57.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -1.81%
Windows XP
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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
87 102 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 17.72% 23.29% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 64 27
Average daily rate £380 £310 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £165 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 7
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.06 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% +57.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £37.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015, 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 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (76.47%) Active Directory
3 24 (70.59%) Windows 7
4 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
5 13 (38.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 13 (38.24%) MS Excel
5 13 (38.24%) SQL
6 12 (35.29%) McAfee
6 12 (35.29%) VMware
6 12 (35.29%) SCCM
7 11 (32.35%) VMware Workstation
7 11 (32.35%) T-SQL
7 11 (32.35%) VBScript
7 11 (32.35%) VB
8 8 (23.53%) MS Office
9 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 6 (17.65%) Release Management
10 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
10 5 (14.71%) Migration
10 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (11.76%) MCSE
11 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (11.76%) SCOM
12 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
13 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
13 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
13 2 (5.88%) Android
13 2 (5.88%) LANDesk
13 2 (5.88%) MCITP

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 2 (5.88%) IIS
1 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (38.24%) MS Excel
2 8 (23.53%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Desktop Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Support Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Desktop Support
3 6 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (14.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Customer Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Designer
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Designer
7 2 (5.88%) Systems Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Systems Support
7 2 (5.88%) Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Technical Designer
8 1 (2.94%) Rollout Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Administrator
8 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (70.59%) Windows 7
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) Android
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Release Management
2 5 (14.71%) Migration
3 2 (5.88%) ITIL
3 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
3 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.94%) Information Security
4 1 (2.94%) WFM
4 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.94%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.94%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) SQL
2 11 (32.35%) T-SQL
2 11 (32.35%) VBScript
2 11 (32.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) MCSE
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.82%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) MCITP
5 2 (5.88%) MCSA
6 1 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.94%) HND
System Software
1 26 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 11 (32.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 12 (35.29%) SCCM
3 4 (11.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
2 12 (35.29%) McAfee
2 12 (35.29%) VMware
3 2 (5.88%) LANDesk
3 2 (5.88%) Apple
4 1 (2.94%) Remedy
4 1 (2.94%) HP
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) Lotus