The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 35 35 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 99 81 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.34% 3.75% 2.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.72% 19.71% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 17
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£130 £155 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £90 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £358 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £199 £150 £165
% change year-on-year
+32.66% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 28 26
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.85 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.11 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Windows XP
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 West Midlands region.

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
502 411 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.02% 19.02% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 201 160
Average daily rate £325 £300 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -12.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £426 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 65 65
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.08 £10.28 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.50 £29.00
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 the West Midlands

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +7 32 £130 +8.33% 2
Warwickshire +7 28 £100 -29.82% 1
Shropshire +10 18 £250 - 2
Staffordshire +3 5 - -
Coventry -11 5 £260 -10.34% 2
West Bromwich +1 2 - -
Wolverhampton -6 1 - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 186 (100.00%) Windows
2 115 (61.83%) Windows 7
3 93 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 83 (44.62%) MS Office
5 68 (36.56%) Microsoft
6 40 (21.51%) ITIL
7 36 (19.35%) Citrix
8 28 (15.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (14.52%) Blackberry
9 27 (14.52%) TCP/IP
10 25 (13.44%) MS Excel
10 25 (13.44%) MS Exchange
11 23 (12.37%) Migration
11 23 (12.37%) Windows 8
12 22 (11.83%) SCCM
13 20 (10.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (10.22%) SLA
15 14 (7.53%) VMware
16 13 (6.99%) Windows 2000
17 12 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
17 12 (6.45%) IBM Notes
17 12 (6.45%) Lotus
18 11 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
19 10 (5.38%) Security Cleared
19 10 (5.38%) Symantec
19 10 (5.38%) LAN
19 10 (5.38%) SQL Server
19 10 (5.38%) Legal
20 9 (4.84%) WAN

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 25 (13.44%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.45%) IBM Notes
2 12 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (2.69%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.61%) Lync
6 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 83 (44.62%) MS Office
2 25 (13.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.08%) Office 365
2 2 (1.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (14.52%) TCP/IP
2 10 (5.38%) LAN
3 9 (4.84%) WAN
4 6 (3.23%) DNS
5 4 (2.15%) DHCP
6 3 (1.61%) VoIP
6 3 (1.61%) Firewall
7 2 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.08%) VPN
7 2 (1.08%) SAN
7 2 (1.08%) Internet
7 2 (1.08%) 3G
8 1 (0.54%) ATM
8 1 (0.54%) Wireless
8 1 (0.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.61%) MS Access
4 2 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.08%) MSBuild
2 2 (1.08%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.08%) Subversion
General
1 10 (5.38%) Legal
2 8 (4.30%) Back Office
2 8 (4.30%) Law
3 7 (3.76%) Banking
4 4 (2.15%) Local Government
5 2 (1.08%) Finance
6 1 (0.54%) Electronics
6 1 (0.54%) Billing
6 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (30.65%) Analyst
2 43 (23.12%) 2nd Line Support
3 35 (18.82%) Desktop Support
4 32 (17.20%) Support Engineer
5 29 (15.59%) Support Analyst
6 24 (12.90%) Service Analyst
6 24 (12.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 19 (10.22%) Help Desk Analyst
7 19 (10.22%) 1st Line Support
8 16 (8.60%) Desktop Engineer
9 13 (6.99%) Desktop Analyst
9 13 (6.99%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 10 (5.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 7 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (3.23%) Administrator
12 6 (3.23%) IT Support
13 5 (2.69%) Support Technician
13 5 (2.69%) 3rd Line Support
13 5 (2.69%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.61%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.08%) OLE
3 1 (0.54%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.52%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.15%) NHS
3 4 (2.15%) PDA
3 4 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.54%) FMCG
4 1 (0.54%) iPhone
4 1 (0.54%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.54%) iPad
4 1 (0.54%) Statistics
4 1 (0.54%) Wiki
4 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.54%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 186 (100.00%) Windows
2 115 (61.83%) Windows 7
3 28 (15.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (12.37%) Windows 8
5 20 (10.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (6.99%) Windows 2000
7 8 (4.30%) Windows Vista
8 6 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.15%) UNIX
9 4 (2.15%) Linux
10 3 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.51%) ITIL
2 23 (12.37%) Migration
3 7 (3.76%) Incident Management
4 6 (3.23%) ITSM
4 6 (3.23%) Service Management
4 6 (3.23%) Data Migration
4 6 (3.23%) Data Entry
5 5 (2.69%) Data Management
6 3 (1.61%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (1.61%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (1.61%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (1.08%) ERP
7 2 (1.08%) Change Control
8 1 (0.54%) TOGAF
8 1 (0.54%) Data Analysis
8 1 (0.54%) Logistics
8 1 (0.54%) Supplier Management
8 1 (0.54%) Change Management
8 1 (0.54%) Asset Management
8 1 (0.54%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.30%) Java
2 4 (2.15%) SQL
3 3 (1.61%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.08%) VBA
4 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.08%) C#
5 1 (0.54%) C
5 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (5.38%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.30%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.30%) MCP
3 8 (4.30%) MCSE
4 4 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.61%) Degree
6 2 (1.08%) MCITP
6 2 (1.08%) CNE
6 2 (1.08%) Novell Certification
7 1 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.54%) MCTS
7 1 (0.54%) CCNA
7 1 (0.54%) CCA
7 1 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.54%) CCEA
7 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.22%) SLA
2 2 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 93 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.69%) XenApp
4 3 (1.61%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.08%) vSphere
5 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.08%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.54%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (11.83%) SCCM
2 5 (2.69%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.54%) DameWare
4 1 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 68 (36.56%) Microsoft
2 36 (19.35%) Citrix
3 14 (7.53%) VMware
4 12 (6.45%) Lotus
5 10 (5.38%) Symantec
6 8 (4.30%) Cisco
7 6 (3.23%) HP
8 5 (2.69%) NetApp
9 4 (2.15%) LANDesk
10 3 (1.61%) Google
11 2 (1.08%) Perforce
11 2 (1.08%) Remedy
11 2 (1.08%) McAfee
11 2 (1.08%) Dell
11 2 (1.08%) Juniper
11 2 (1.08%) Oracle
12 1 (0.54%) Sybase
12 1 (0.54%) EMC
12 1 (0.54%) Sophos
12 1 (0.54%) Nokia
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