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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 49 43 62
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 84 80 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.27% 3.79% 2.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.76% 20.73% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 17
Average daily rate
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£153 £203 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.69% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £93 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 36 15
Average hourly rate £10.00 £12.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -12.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £17.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% -6.89%
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
533 386 444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.73% 18.29% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 200 226
Average daily rate £303 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £159 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 60 42
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.77 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.16 £23.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -2 26 £150 +9.09% 5
Staffordshire +1 13 £155 -
Warwickshire -14 9 - - 2
West Bromwich -5 7 £125 -
Coventry -11 4 £500 +488.23% 1
Dudley +1 2 £120 -26.15%
Worcestershire -7 2 £200 -15.78%
Walsall - 2 - -
Solihull +8 1 £200 +25.00%
Halesowen - - - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 188 (100.00%) Windows
2 127 (67.55%) Windows 7
3 95 (50.53%) Active Directory
4 61 (32.45%) Microsoft
5 53 (28.19%) MS Office
6 33 (17.55%) ITIL
7 32 (17.02%) MS Exchange
8 31 (16.49%) Citrix
9 30 (15.96%) TCP/IP
10 28 (14.89%) MS Excel
11 27 (14.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (14.36%) Migration
12 26 (13.83%) SCCM
12 26 (13.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (11.70%) HP
14 21 (11.17%) Windows 8
15 20 (10.64%) VMware
16 19 (10.11%) Blackberry
16 19 (10.11%) LAN
17 16 (8.51%) DHCP
18 15 (7.98%) WAN
18 15 (7.98%) Security Cleared
19 14 (7.45%) DNS
20 13 (6.91%) SLA
20 13 (6.91%) Lotus
20 13 (6.91%) SC Cleared
20 13 (6.91%) Windows Vista
21 12 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
22 11 (5.85%) Windows 2000
22 11 (5.85%) IBM Notes

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 32 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.85%) IBM Notes
3 9 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.06%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.06%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 53 (28.19%) MS Office
2 28 (14.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.72%) Office 365
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.96%) TCP/IP
2 19 (10.11%) LAN
3 16 (8.51%) DHCP
4 15 (7.98%) WAN
5 14 (7.45%) DNS
6 9 (4.79%) VPN
6 9 (4.79%) SAN
7 6 (3.19%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (2.66%) 3G
9 4 (2.13%) VoIP
10 3 (1.60%) Firewall
11 2 (1.06%) Wireless
11 2 (1.06%) DMZ
11 2 (1.06%) Internet
11 2 (1.06%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (0.53%) ADSL
12 1 (0.53%) ATM
12 1 (0.53%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.60%) MS Access
3 2 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (2.13%) MSI
2 3 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.60%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (1.06%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.06%) MSBuild
3 2 (1.06%) Subversion
4 1 (0.53%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (2.66%) Banking
2 4 (2.13%) Legal
3 3 (1.60%) Back Office
3 3 (1.60%) Finance
4 2 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (1.06%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Retail
5 1 (0.53%) Billing
5 1 (0.53%) Electronics
5 1 (0.53%) Law
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (22.34%) Support Engineer
2 39 (20.74%) Analyst
3 33 (17.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 30 (15.96%) Desktop Support
5 25 (13.30%) Support Analyst
6 22 (11.70%) 1st Line Support
7 12 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (5.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 11 (5.85%) Desktop Analyst
9 9 (4.79%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (4.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 8 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (4.26%) Service Analyst
10 8 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 7 (3.72%) Administrator
11 7 (3.72%) Help Desk Support
12 6 (3.19%) Help Desk Analyst
12 6 (3.19%) IT Support
12 6 (3.19%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.85%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.13%) DCOM
3 2 (1.06%) JSP
3 2 (1.06%) WSH
4 1 (0.53%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.53%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.11%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.19%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.66%) iPad
3 5 (2.66%) Firmware
4 4 (2.13%) NHS
4 4 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.06%) Clustering
5 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.06%) PDA
6 1 (0.53%) FMCG
6 1 (0.53%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 188 (100.00%) Windows
2 127 (67.55%) Windows 7
3 27 (14.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (13.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (11.17%) Windows 8
6 13 (6.91%) Windows Vista
7 11 (5.85%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.06%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.55%) ITIL
2 27 (14.36%) Migration
3 6 (3.19%) Software Distribution
3 6 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (2.66%) Project Management
4 5 (2.66%) Service Management
5 4 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (1.60%) Incident Management
6 3 (1.60%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (1.60%) Change Control
6 3 (1.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (1.06%) Service Delivery
7 2 (1.06%) Regression Testing
7 2 (1.06%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.06%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (1.06%) Business Transformation
7 2 (1.06%) Test Planning
7 2 (1.06%) Test Scripting
7 2 (1.06%) Data Migration
7 2 (1.06%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.26%) C
2 4 (2.13%) VB
2 4 (2.13%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.60%) Java
4 2 (1.06%) C#
5 1 (0.53%) SQL
5 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.91%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.60%) MCSE
4 3 (1.60%) MCP
5 2 (1.06%) CNE
5 2 (1.06%) Novell Certification
5 2 (1.06%) MCITP
6 1 (0.53%) Degree
6 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.53%) CCNA
6 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.91%) SLA
2 2 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 95 (50.53%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.19%) XenApp
4 4 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.06%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (13.83%) SCCM
2 5 (2.66%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.13%) WMI
4 2 (1.06%) DameWare
4 2 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.06%) WSUS
5 1 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.53%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 61 (32.45%) Microsoft
2 31 (16.49%) Citrix
3 22 (11.70%) HP
4 20 (10.64%) VMware
5 13 (6.91%) Lotus
6 8 (4.26%) Cisco
7 6 (3.19%) Dell
7 6 (3.19%) Symantec
8 4 (2.13%) Apple
8 4 (2.13%) EMC
9 3 (1.60%) Google
9 3 (1.60%) Juniper
9 3 (1.60%) NetApp
10 2 (1.06%) Perforce
10 2 (1.06%) McAfee
10 2 (1.06%) Compaq
10 2 (1.06%) Meru Networks
10 2 (1.06%) Panasonic
10 2 (1.06%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.06%) LANDesk
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