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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 32 25 36
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 16 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.54% 4.02% 2.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.05% 20.31% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 5
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£375 £150 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £134 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £163 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £199 £150 £165
% change year-on-year
+32.66% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.10 £11.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.50% -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
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
84 64 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 18.58% 19.81% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 45 57
Average daily rate £375 £270 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 7
Average hourly rate £22.69 £11.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+106.27% -48.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £11.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 29 (82.86%) Windows 7
3 22 (62.86%) Active Directory
4 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
5 11 (31.43%) DHCP
5 11 (31.43%) DNS
5 11 (31.43%) MS Office
6 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 10 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (25.71%) MSI
7 9 (25.71%) Finance
7 9 (25.71%) LAN
7 9 (25.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (20.00%) Windows Vista
8 7 (20.00%) SCCM
8 7 (20.00%) System Testing
8 7 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (20.00%) SQL
8 7 (20.00%) Symantec
9 6 (17.14%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (17.14%) VB
9 6 (17.14%) Cisco
9 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (17.14%) VMware
10 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
10 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (14.29%) Computacenter
10 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 5 (14.29%) MS Excel

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) MS Office
2 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) DHCP
1 11 (31.43%) DNS
2 9 (25.71%) LAN
3 3 (8.57%) WAN
3 3 (8.57%) SMTP
3 3 (8.57%) Firewall
3 3 (8.57%) Wireless
3 3 (8.57%) Cisco IOS
Development Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MSI
2 2 (5.71%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Consultant
1 6 (17.14%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Applications Packager
5 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Desktop Support
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Desktop Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) IT Technician
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.86%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) WSH
1 2 (5.71%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
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 29 (82.86%) Windows 7
3 7 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.57%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (8.57%) Windows NT
6 2 (5.71%) Mac OS X
6 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.86%) Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) System Testing
2 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 3 (8.57%) Data Migration
3 3 (8.57%) ITIL
3 3 (8.57%) Migration
4 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (2.86%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.86%) Data Security
5 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) VB
3 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
3 3 (8.57%) VBScript
4 1 (2.86%) C
4 1 (2.86%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) MCSE
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
1 1 (2.86%) QA
1 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (62.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.43%) XenDesktop
4 3 (8.57%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (20.00%) SCCM
2 7 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 6 (17.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (5.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) Symantec
3 6 (17.14%) VMware
3 6 (17.14%) Cisco
4 5 (14.29%) Computacenter
4 5 (14.29%) McAfee
5 3 (8.57%) Remedy
5 3 (8.57%) HP
6 2 (5.71%) Citrix
6 2 (5.71%) Sophos