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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 104 34 48
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 18 99 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 4.48% 3.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.30% 19.92% 16.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 23 24
Average daily rate £175 £170 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -39.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £123 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £308 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £188 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 49 18
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £16.00 £16.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
545 497 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.36% 22.50% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 220 200
Average daily rate £355 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 104 62
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £26.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -17 14 £175 +42.85% 2
Staffordshire -11 1 £120 - 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (79.03%) Windows 7
3 44 (70.97%) Active Directory
4 35 (56.45%) Citrix
5 27 (43.55%) Microsoft
6 26 (41.94%) MS Office
7 21 (33.87%) Blackberry
8 18 (29.03%) Finance
9 16 (25.81%) Law
9 16 (25.81%) Remote Desktop
10 15 (24.19%) SCCM
11 14 (22.58%) Legal
11 14 (22.58%) iManage
12 12 (19.35%) ITIL
12 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
13 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
15 9 (14.52%) Dell
15 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
15 9 (14.52%) Root Cause Analysis
16 8 (12.90%) Migration
16 8 (12.90%) Wireless
16 8 (12.90%) Sophos
17 7 (11.29%) MS Exchange
17 7 (11.29%) VMware
17 7 (11.29%) Incident Management
18 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (9.68%) Windows Server
19 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (11.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.84%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.61%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 26 (41.94%) MS Office
2 9 (14.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Office 365
2 1 (1.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.81%) Remote Desktop
2 8 (12.90%) Wireless
3 3 (4.84%) DNS
3 3 (4.84%) Internet
3 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.84%) WAN
4 2 (3.23%) DHCP
4 2 (3.23%) LAN
4 2 (3.23%) SAN
5 1 (1.61%) Firewall
5 1 (1.61%) MPLS
5 1 (1.61%) NAS
5 1 (1.61%) Network Security
5 1 (1.61%) VoIP
5 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (29.03%) Finance
2 16 (25.81%) Law
3 14 (22.58%) Legal
4 4 (6.45%) German Language
5 3 (4.84%) Banking
5 3 (4.84%) Billing
6 2 (3.23%) Advertising
6 2 (3.23%) Front Office
6 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.61%) Local Government
7 1 (1.61%) Retail
7 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (38.71%) Analyst
2 19 (30.65%) Service Analyst
2 19 (30.65%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (25.81%) Support Engineer
4 12 (19.35%) Legal Analyst
5 10 (16.13%) Desktop Support
6 9 (14.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (14.52%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (12.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (9.68%) IT Support
9 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (8.06%) Support Analyst
9 5 (8.06%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (4.84%) Deskside Support
11 3 (4.84%) IT Engineer
11 3 (4.84%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 21 (33.87%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.84%) NHS
3 3 (4.84%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (79.03%) Windows 7
3 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.68%) Windows Server
4 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.45%) Windows 10
6 4 (6.45%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.23%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) ITIL
2 9 (14.52%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (12.90%) Migration
4 7 (11.29%) Incident Management
5 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.84%) Security Patching
7 2 (3.23%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.23%) Business Continuity Management
7 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.23%) Service Management
7 2 (3.23%) Time Management
8 1 (1.61%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.61%) ITSM
8 1 (1.61%) Load Balancing
8 1 (1.61%) Project Governance
8 1 (1.61%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.61%) Server Building
8 1 (1.61%) Server Patching
8 1 (1.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.61%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) Java
2 2 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (17.74%) Security Cleared
3 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) MCP
5 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.61%) Degree
5 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (70.97%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.84%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.23%) Terminal Server
4 2 (3.23%) XenApp
5 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (24.19%) SCCM
2 2 (3.23%) Windows Intune
2 2 (3.23%) WSUS
3 1 (1.61%) DameWare
3 1 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 35 (56.45%) Citrix
2 27 (43.55%) Microsoft
3 14 (22.58%) iManage
4 9 (14.52%) Dell
5 8 (12.90%) Sophos
6 7 (11.29%) VMware
7 3 (4.84%) Lotus
8 2 (3.23%) Adobe
8 2 (3.23%) Oracle
8 2 (3.23%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.61%) Altiris
9 1 (1.61%) Apple
9 1 (1.61%) Aruba
9 1 (1.61%) Juniper
9 1 (1.61%) SAP
9 1 (1.61%) Symantec
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