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 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 43 34 60
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +26
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 89 82 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.48% 3.89% 2.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.82% 21.19% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 17
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £90 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £173 £180 £225
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 36 16
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.00 £14.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -12.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £16.25 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -8.62%
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
529 387 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.66% 18.34% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 207 228
Average daily rate £313 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 61 44
Average hourly rate £16.16 £13.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.70% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.96 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £22.65 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -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 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 30 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 -3 27 £135 +3.84% 6
Staffordshire +3 14 £155 -
West Bromwich -3 9 £125 -
Warwickshire -15 7 - - 1
Coventry -13 5 £500 +96.07%
Solihull +6 2 £200 +25.00%
Dudley +1 2 £120 -26.15%
Worcestershire -5 2 £200 -15.78% 2
Walsall - 2 - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 187 (100.00%) Windows
2 125 (66.84%) Windows 7
3 94 (50.27%) Active Directory
4 63 (33.69%) Microsoft
5 55 (29.41%) MS Office
6 33 (17.65%) ITIL
6 33 (17.65%) Citrix
7 32 (17.11%) MS Exchange
8 29 (15.51%) TCP/IP
8 29 (15.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (14.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (13.37%) MS Excel
10 25 (13.37%) SCCM
11 24 (12.83%) Windows 8
11 24 (12.83%) Migration
12 22 (11.76%) Blackberry
13 21 (11.23%) HP
14 20 (10.70%) VMware
15 18 (9.63%) LAN
16 16 (8.56%) DHCP
17 14 (7.49%) DNS
17 14 (7.49%) WAN
17 14 (7.49%) Security Cleared
18 13 (6.95%) SLA
18 13 (6.95%) Lotus
19 12 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
19 12 (6.42%) Windows 2000
19 12 (6.42%) SC Cleared
19 12 (6.42%) Windows Vista
20 11 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 (17.11%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.88%) IBM Notes
3 9 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.60%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.07%) WorkSite
7 2 (1.07%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 55 (29.41%) MS Office
2 25 (13.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.74%) Office 365
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.07%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (15.51%) TCP/IP
2 18 (9.63%) LAN
3 16 (8.56%) DHCP
4 14 (7.49%) WAN
4 14 (7.49%) DNS
5 9 (4.81%) SAN
5 9 (4.81%) VPN
6 6 (3.21%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (2.67%) 3G
7 5 (2.67%) VoIP
8 3 (1.60%) Firewall
9 2 (1.07%) Wireless
9 2 (1.07%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (1.07%) DMZ
9 2 (1.07%) Internet
10 1 (0.53%) ADSL
10 1 (0.53%) ATM
10 1 (0.53%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.60%) MS Access
2 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.60%) MSI
1 3 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.07%) Subversion
2 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.07%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.53%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 7 (3.74%) Banking
2 5 (2.67%) Back Office
3 4 (2.14%) Legal
4 2 (1.07%) Finance
4 2 (1.07%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.07%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Law
5 1 (0.53%) Electronics
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.53%) Retail
5 1 (0.53%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (22.46%) Support Engineer
2 39 (20.86%) Analyst
3 34 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
4 29 (15.51%) Desktop Support
5 27 (14.44%) Support Analyst
6 26 (13.90%) 1st Line Support
7 13 (6.95%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 13 (6.95%) Desktop Analyst
8 12 (6.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (4.81%) Desktop Engineer
10 8 (4.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 8 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (3.74%) Service Analyst
11 7 (3.74%) Administrator
11 7 (3.74%) Service Desk Analyst
12 6 (3.21%) Help Desk Support
12 6 (3.21%) Help Desk Analyst
12 6 (3.21%) IT Support
12 6 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 5 (2.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.81%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.14%) DCOM
3 2 (1.07%) JSP
4 1 (0.53%) WSH
4 1 (0.53%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.21%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.14%) iPad
4 4 (2.14%) NHS
5 3 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.07%) Clustering
6 2 (1.07%) PDA
7 1 (0.53%) FMCG
7 1 (0.53%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 187 (100.00%) Windows
2 125 (66.84%) Windows 7
3 29 (15.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (14.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (12.83%) Windows 8
6 12 (6.42%) Windows Vista
6 12 (6.42%) Windows 2000
7 4 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.07%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.65%) ITIL
2 24 (12.83%) Migration
3 6 (3.21%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (2.67%) Software Distribution
4 5 (2.67%) Service Management
5 4 (2.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (2.14%) Project Management
6 3 (1.60%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (1.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (1.60%) Incident Management
6 3 (1.60%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (1.07%) Regression Testing
7 2 (1.07%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.07%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (1.07%) Business Transformation
7 2 (1.07%) Change Control
7 2 (1.07%) Test Planning
7 2 (1.07%) Fund Management
7 2 (1.07%) Wealth Management
7 2 (1.07%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.74%) C
2 5 (2.67%) Java
3 4 (2.14%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.07%) VB
4 2 (1.07%) C#
5 1 (0.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (7.49%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.42%) SC Cleared
2 12 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.07%) MCITP
4 1 (0.53%) Degree
4 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.53%) CNE
4 1 (0.53%) Novell Certification
4 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.53%) MCP
4 1 (0.53%) MCSE
4 1 (0.53%) CCNA
4 1 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.95%) SLA
2 2 (1.07%) QA
System Software
1 94 (50.27%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.21%) XenApp
4 5 (2.67%) Firmware
5 3 (1.60%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.07%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (13.37%) SCCM
2 5 (2.67%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.14%) WMI
3 4 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.07%) WSUS
5 1 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.53%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (0.53%) DameWare
Vendors
1 63 (33.69%) Microsoft
2 33 (17.65%) Citrix
3 21 (11.23%) HP
4 20 (10.70%) VMware
5 13 (6.95%) Lotus
6 8 (4.28%) Symantec
6 8 (4.28%) Cisco
7 5 (2.67%) Dell
8 4 (2.14%) EMC
8 4 (2.14%) Apple
9 3 (1.60%) NetApp
9 3 (1.60%) Juniper
9 3 (1.60%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.07%) Panasonic
10 2 (1.07%) Google
10 2 (1.07%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.07%) Meru Networks
10 2 (1.07%) Perforce
10 2 (1.07%) Compaq
10 2 (1.07%) McAfee
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