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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 39 46 54
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 94 69 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.64% 3.32% 2.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.77% 18.30% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 19
Average daily rate
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£180 £226 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.44% +50.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £130 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £306 £282
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 20
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.98 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.28% -1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.58 £20.00 £17.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -3.50%
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
529 377 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.47% 18.12% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 198 232
Average daily rate £315 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 50 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.98 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.00 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +11 37 £221 +1.72% 3
Staffordshire +6 12 £160 - 5
Warwickshire -17 8 - - 1
West Bromwich - 7 £125 -
Shropshire +3 6 £188 -
Coventry -13 5 £338 +264.86% 2
Dudley 0 3 £120 -26.15%
Worcestershire -4 2 £200 -15.78%
Solihull +4 1 £200 +25.00%
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
2 125 (67.20%) Windows 7
3 99 (53.23%) Active Directory
4 63 (33.87%) Microsoft
5 53 (28.49%) MS Office
6 36 (19.35%) ITIL
7 33 (17.74%) MS Exchange
8 31 (16.67%) Citrix
9 30 (16.13%) TCP/IP
9 30 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 28 (15.05%) MS Excel
11 27 (14.52%) SCCM
11 27 (14.52%) Migration
12 26 (13.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (12.37%) HP
14 20 (10.75%) VMware
14 20 (10.75%) Windows 8
15 19 (10.22%) Blackberry
15 19 (10.22%) LAN
16 16 (8.60%) WAN
16 16 (8.60%) DHCP
17 15 (8.06%) DNS
17 15 (8.06%) Security Cleared
17 15 (8.06%) Windows Vista
18 13 (6.99%) Application Packaging
18 13 (6.99%) SC Cleared
18 13 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
18 13 (6.99%) Lotus
19 12 (6.45%) SLA
20 11 (5.91%) IBM Notes

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 33 (17.74%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.91%) IBM Notes
2 11 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.08%) WorkSite
5 2 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.08%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 53 (28.49%) MS Office
2 28 (15.05%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.84%) Office 365
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (16.13%) TCP/IP
2 19 (10.22%) LAN
3 16 (8.60%) WAN
3 16 (8.60%) DHCP
4 15 (8.06%) DNS
5 9 (4.84%) VPN
5 9 (4.84%) SAN
6 6 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (2.69%) 3G
8 3 (1.61%) VoIP
9 2 (1.08%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (1.08%) Wireless
9 2 (1.08%) Firewall
9 2 (1.08%) DMZ
9 2 (1.08%) ADSL
10 1 (0.54%) Broadband
10 1 (0.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.61%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.54%) MS Access
2 1 (0.54%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (3.23%) MSI
2 5 (2.69%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.08%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.54%) Subversion
4 1 (0.54%) MSBuild
General
1 4 (2.15%) Banking
1 4 (2.15%) Legal
2 2 (1.08%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (1.08%) Investment Banking
2 2 (1.08%) Back Office
2 2 (1.08%) Finance
3 1 (0.54%) Law
3 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (22.58%) Support Engineer
2 37 (19.89%) Analyst
3 31 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 29 (15.59%) Desktop Support
5 23 (12.37%) Support Analyst
6 22 (11.83%) 1st Line Support
7 11 (5.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (4.84%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (4.84%) Desktop Analyst
8 9 (4.84%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 8 (4.30%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (4.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (3.76%) Help Desk Support
10 7 (3.76%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (3.76%) Administrator
10 7 (3.76%) Service Analyst
10 7 (3.76%) IT Support
11 6 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 6 (3.23%) Implementation Manager
11 6 (3.23%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.99%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.15%) DCOM
3 3 (1.61%) WSH
4 2 (1.08%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.08%) JSP
5 1 (0.54%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.22%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.23%) iPad
3 5 (2.69%) Firmware
3 5 (2.69%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.15%) NHS
5 2 (1.08%) PDA
5 2 (1.08%) Clustering
5 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.54%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.54%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 186 (100.00%) Windows
2 125 (67.20%) Windows 7
3 30 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (13.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (10.75%) Windows 8
6 15 (8.06%) Windows Vista
7 9 (4.84%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.08%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (19.35%) ITIL
2 27 (14.52%) Migration
3 9 (4.84%) Project Management
4 7 (3.76%) Software Distribution
4 7 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (3.23%) Service Management
6 5 (2.69%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.15%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (2.15%) Problem Management
8 3 (1.61%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (1.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (1.61%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (1.61%) Incident Management
8 3 (1.61%) Change Control
9 2 (1.08%) Time Management
9 2 (1.08%) CAFM
9 2 (1.08%) Data Migration
9 2 (1.08%) Business Transformation
9 2 (1.08%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (1.08%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.76%) C
2 6 (3.23%) VB
3 5 (2.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.08%) C#
4 2 (1.08%) Java
5 1 (0.54%) SQL
5 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.99%) SC Cleared
2 13 (6.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.61%) MCP
3 3 (1.61%) MCSE
4 2 (1.08%) MCITP
4 2 (1.08%) CNE
4 2 (1.08%) Novell Certification
5 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 99 (53.23%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.23%) XenApp
4 5 (2.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (2.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.08%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (14.52%) SCCM
2 5 (2.69%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.15%) WMI
4 3 (1.61%) DameWare
4 3 (1.61%) MAILsweeper
4 3 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.08%) WSUS
5 2 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 63 (33.87%) Microsoft
2 31 (16.67%) Citrix
3 23 (12.37%) HP
4 20 (10.75%) VMware
5 13 (6.99%) Lotus
6 8 (4.30%) Cisco
7 6 (3.23%) Dell
8 5 (2.69%) Symantec
9 4 (2.15%) Apple
9 4 (2.15%) EMC
10 3 (1.61%) NetApp
10 3 (1.61%) Juniper
10 3 (1.61%) Google
11 2 (1.08%) Panasonic
11 2 (1.08%) Riverbed
11 2 (1.08%) Meru Networks
11 2 (1.08%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.08%) McAfee
11 2 (1.08%) Compaq
12 1 (0.54%) Oracle
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