The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Swindon 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 39 35 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 10 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.25% 1.11% 1.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 7.14% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £170 £140 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
80 42 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 18.02% 15.56% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 31 29
Average daily rate £325 £375 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £230 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £550 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Average hourly rate £26.75 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.85% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.50 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
Wiltshire

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
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 18 April 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 9 (40.91%) Application Packaging
3 9 (40.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 9 (40.91%) MS Office
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 8 (36.36%) Windows 8
5 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
5 5 (22.73%) ITIL
5 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
6 4 (18.18%) Mac OS X
7 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
8 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
8 2 (9.09%) SCCM
8 2 (9.09%) Migration
9 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
9 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (4.55%) Time Management
9 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
9 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
9 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (4.55%) Service Management
9 1 (4.55%) Finance
9 1 (4.55%) MCDST
9 1 (4.55%) MCITP
9 1 (4.55%) PDA
9 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
9 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
9 1 (4.55%) DHCP

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Office
2 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DHCP
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Desktop Support
2 6 (27.27%) Applications Support
3 5 (22.73%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Project Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Device Driver
1 1 (4.55%) PDA
1 1 (4.55%) EPoS
1 1 (4.55%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 8 (36.36%) Windows 8
4 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
5 4 (18.18%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Time Management
4 1 (4.55%) Service Management
4 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) MCDST
1 1 (4.55%) MCITP
1 1 (4.55%) MCSE
1 1 (4.55%) MCSA
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) Apple
2 1 (4.55%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Compaq