The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 45 41 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 77 76 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.24% 4.15% 2.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.68% 20.71% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 8
Average daily rate £238 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.92% -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £125 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £526 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 26
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £14.94 £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
491 367 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.65% 20.03% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 153 159
Average daily rate £303 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 57 65
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.00 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
England

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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -12 16 £125 -61.53% 4
Shropshire +4 14 £306 +15.56%
Coventry -5 9 £200 -46.66% 1
Warwickshire -15 9 - -
Staffordshire +3 6 - -
Worcestershire +8 5 £333 +26.66% 3
Solihull - 2 - -
Herefordshire -2 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 18 April 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.

1 146 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (68.49%) Windows 7
3 79 (54.11%) Active Directory
4 49 (33.56%) Microsoft
5 40 (27.40%) MS Office
6 30 (20.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (16.44%) ITIL
7 24 (16.44%) MS Excel
8 21 (14.38%) Citrix
8 21 (14.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (13.70%) MS Exchange
9 20 (13.70%) Migration
10 17 (11.64%) TCP/IP
11 15 (10.27%) SCCM
12 14 (9.59%) HP
13 12 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (8.22%) WAN
13 12 (8.22%) Lotus
13 12 (8.22%) IBM Notes
13 12 (8.22%) Blackberry
13 12 (8.22%) Windows Vista
13 12 (8.22%) Windows 8
14 11 (7.53%) VMware
14 11 (7.53%) Service Management
15 9 (6.16%) Project Management
15 9 (6.16%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (6.16%) VB
15 9 (6.16%) LAN
16 8 (5.48%) DHCP
16 8 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 20 (13.70%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.22%) IBM Notes
3 8 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.05%) Lync
4 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.05%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.68%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 40 (27.40%) MS Office
2 24 (16.44%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.64%) TCP/IP
2 12 (8.22%) WAN
3 9 (6.16%) LAN
4 8 (5.48%) DHCP
5 7 (4.79%) Firewall
6 6 (4.11%) VPN
6 6 (4.11%) DNS
7 4 (2.74%) ADSL
8 3 (2.05%) SAN
8 3 (2.05%) Broadband
8 3 (2.05%) 3G
9 2 (1.37%) DSL
9 2 (1.37%) 4G
10 1 (0.68%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.68%) Intranet
10 1 (0.68%) HTTP
10 1 (0.68%) VoIP
10 1 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (5.48%) Wise Package Studio
2 7 (4.79%) MSI
3 2 (1.37%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.68%) PowerBuilder
General
1 2 (1.37%) Front Office
1 2 (1.37%) Legal
1 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.68%) French Language
2 1 (0.68%) German Language
2 1 (0.68%) Polish Language
2 1 (0.68%) Banking
2 1 (0.68%) Local Government
2 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.68%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (19.18%) Support Engineer
2 27 (18.49%) 2nd Line Support
3 24 (16.44%) Analyst
4 23 (15.75%) Desktop Support
5 12 (8.22%) 1st Line Support
5 12 (8.22%) IT Support
5 12 (8.22%) Rollout Engineer
6 11 (7.53%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (7.53%) Service Analyst
7 10 (6.85%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (6.85%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.48%) Applications Packager
8 8 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.11%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.42%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.42%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 4 (2.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (2.74%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.48%) Application Packaging
2 6 (4.11%) WSH
3 2 (1.37%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.68%) ActiveX
4 1 (0.68%) JSP
4 1 (0.68%) Web Services
4 1 (0.68%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.22%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.42%) iPad
2 5 (3.42%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.37%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.37%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.37%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.68%) PDA
4 1 (0.68%) iPhone
4 1 (0.68%) FMCG
4 1 (0.68%) NHS
4 1 (0.68%) Clustering
4 1 (0.68%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 146 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (68.49%) Windows 7
3 30 (20.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (14.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (8.22%) Windows Vista
5 12 (8.22%) Windows 8
6 6 (4.11%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.68%) UNIX
8 1 (0.68%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.44%) ITIL
2 20 (13.70%) Migration
3 11 (7.53%) Service Management
4 9 (6.16%) Project Management
5 8 (5.48%) Problem Management
6 6 (4.11%) Service Delivery
6 6 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.42%) Software Distribution
7 5 (3.42%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (2.74%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.74%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.05%) Logistics
9 3 (2.05%) Change Control
9 3 (2.05%) Business Continuity
10 2 (1.37%) ERP
10 2 (1.37%) ITIL V3
10 2 (1.37%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (1.37%) Time Management
10 2 (1.37%) Data Migration
10 2 (1.37%) CAFM
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.16%) VB
2 5 (3.42%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.74%) C
4 1 (0.68%) VB6
4 1 (0.68%) SQL
4 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.42%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.37%) MCSE
4 2 (1.37%) MCSA
4 2 (1.37%) MCP
4 2 (1.37%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.68%) Degree
5 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.68%) OCP
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.68%) CNE
5 1 (0.68%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.79%) SLA
System Software
1 79 (54.11%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (4.79%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.37%) XenApp
6 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.68%) IAG
6 1 (0.68%) UAG
6 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (10.27%) SCCM
2 6 (4.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (3.42%) MAILsweeper
4 4 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.37%) DameWare
6 2 (1.37%) Sysprep
6 2 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.68%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.68%) MOM
Vendors
1 49 (33.56%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.38%) Citrix
3 14 (9.59%) HP
4 12 (8.22%) Lotus
5 11 (7.53%) VMware
6 6 (4.11%) Symantec
7 4 (2.74%) Dell
8 2 (1.37%) McAfee
8 2 (1.37%) Apple
8 2 (1.37%) IBM
8 2 (1.37%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.37%) Google
9 1 (0.68%) Capita
9 1 (0.68%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.68%) Riverbed
9 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.68%) Panasonic
9 1 (0.68%) Siemens
9 1 (0.68%) EMC
9 1 (0.68%) Cisco
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