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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 34 45 54
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 95 68 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.39% 3.26% 2.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.35% 17.66% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 10
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% -26.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £114 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £430 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £140 £186
% change year-on-year
+33.57% -24.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 18 28
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.75 £14.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -7.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.85 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.99 £18.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.85 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.14% -4.34%
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
491 385 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.70% 18.47% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 194 138
Average daily rate £350 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £154 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 55 64
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £22.69 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 +8 32 £123 -19.00% 3
Warwickshire +16 25 £180 -19.55% 3
Shropshire +1 15 £250 -37.50% 2
Coventry +1 10 £310 +6.89% 1
Staffordshire +4 6 - -
Wolverhampton -1 3 £110 -
Herefordshire - 1 £130 - 1
Walsall - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 180 (100.00%) Windows
2 106 (58.89%) Windows 7
3 98 (54.44%) Active Directory
4 88 (48.89%) MS Office
5 67 (37.22%) Microsoft
6 34 (18.89%) ITIL
7 32 (17.78%) Citrix
8 29 (16.11%) Blackberry
9 27 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (13.33%) TCP/IP
11 23 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (12.78%) SCCM
12 22 (12.22%) Migration
12 22 (12.22%) MS Excel
13 21 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (11.67%) Windows 8
14 18 (10.00%) MS Exchange
15 17 (9.44%) Windows 2000
16 16 (8.89%) SLA
17 13 (7.22%) LAN
17 13 (7.22%) Legal
17 13 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
18 12 (6.67%) WAN
18 12 (6.67%) SQL Server
19 11 (6.11%) IBM Notes
19 11 (6.11%) Lotus
19 11 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
20 10 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
20 10 (5.56%) MCSE
20 10 (5.56%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 18 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (6.11%) IBM Notes
4 8 (4.44%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.22%) WorkSite
5 4 (2.22%) Lync
6 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 88 (48.89%) MS Office
2 22 (12.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.11%) GitHub
3 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 13 (7.22%) LAN
3 12 (6.67%) WAN
4 5 (2.78%) DNS
5 4 (2.22%) VoIP
6 3 (1.67%) DHCP
7 2 (1.11%) Internet
8 1 (0.56%) Firewall
8 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.56%) 3G
8 1 (0.56%) VPN
8 1 (0.56%) ATM
8 1 (0.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.22%) MySQL
4 3 (1.67%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.11%) MSBuild
2 2 (1.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.11%) Subversion
General
1 13 (7.22%) Legal
2 8 (4.44%) Back Office
3 7 (3.89%) Law
3 7 (3.89%) Banking
4 5 (2.78%) Local Government
5 2 (1.11%) Finance
5 2 (1.11%) Automotive
6 1 (0.56%) Publishing
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 58 (32.22%) Analyst
2 43 (23.89%) 2nd Line Support
3 33 (18.33%) Desktop Support
4 31 (17.22%) Service Analyst
4 31 (17.22%) Service Desk Analyst
5 26 (14.44%) Support Analyst
6 23 (12.78%) Support Engineer
7 20 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
8 18 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
9 13 (7.22%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 13 (7.22%) Desktop Analyst
10 12 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
11 7 (3.89%) Help Desk Support
12 6 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 6 (3.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 6 (3.33%) Support Technician
12 6 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
13 5 (2.78%) Administrator
13 5 (2.78%) Desktop Support Technician
13 5 (2.78%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.56%) OLE
1 1 (0.56%) Software Packaging
1 1 (0.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.11%) Blackberry
2 11 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.89%) PDA
4 4 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.22%) CMDB
5 3 (1.67%) Statistics
6 2 (1.11%) Wiki
6 2 (1.11%) NHS
7 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.56%) iPhone
7 1 (0.56%) FMCG
7 1 (0.56%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 180 (100.00%) Windows
2 106 (58.89%) Windows 7
3 27 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (11.67%) Windows 8
5 17 (9.44%) Windows 2000
6 9 (5.00%) Windows Vista
7 8 (4.44%) Linux
8 7 (3.89%) UNIX
9 6 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.89%) ITIL
2 22 (12.22%) Migration
3 7 (3.89%) ITSM
4 6 (3.33%) Service Management
5 5 (2.78%) Data Management
5 5 (2.78%) Data Entry
5 5 (2.78%) Incident Management
6 4 (2.22%) Data Migration
7 3 (1.67%) Change Management
7 3 (1.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (1.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (1.67%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (1.11%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.11%) ERP
9 1 (0.56%) Workflow
9 1 (0.56%) TOGAF
9 1 (0.56%) Data Analysis
9 1 (0.56%) Logistics
9 1 (0.56%) Supplier Management
9 1 (0.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.44%) Java
2 6 (3.33%) SQL
3 4 (2.22%) Shell Script
3 4 (2.22%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.11%) C#
5 2 (1.11%) VBA
6 1 (0.56%) C
6 1 (0.56%) PHP
6 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (5.56%) MCSE
3 9 (5.00%) MCP
4 8 (4.44%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.89%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (3.33%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.22%) Degree
8 2 (1.11%) MCITP
8 2 (1.11%) CNE
8 2 (1.11%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.56%) CCNA
9 1 (0.56%) CCA
9 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.56%) CCEA
9 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.89%) SLA
2 2 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 98 (54.44%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.67%) vSphere
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (12.78%) SCCM
2 2 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.11%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.56%) DameWare
3 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 67 (37.22%) Microsoft
2 32 (17.78%) Citrix
3 11 (6.11%) Lotus
4 10 (5.56%) VMware
5 9 (5.00%) Symantec
6 6 (3.33%) LANDesk
6 6 (3.33%) Cisco
7 4 (2.22%) HP
7 4 (2.22%) NetApp
7 4 (2.22%) Oracle
7 4 (2.22%) Progress
8 3 (1.67%) Sybase
8 3 (1.67%) Google
9 2 (1.11%) Remedy
9 2 (1.11%) McAfee
9 2 (1.11%) Perforce
10 1 (0.56%) Computacenter
10 1 (0.56%) Dell
10 1 (0.56%) Adobe
10 1 (0.56%) Nokia
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