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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 40 48 48
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 93 64 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.82% 3.24% 2.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.75% 17.58% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 22
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £132 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £318 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £215 £213
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 22 22
Average hourly rate £12.13 £15.35 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.02% +13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.05 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £22.70 £16.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
496 364 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.39% 18.45% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 165 221
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £432 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 59 58
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £26.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +17 39 £320 +47.12% 9
Warwickshire -11 10 £200 -33.33%
Shropshire +5 8 £188 -25.00%
Staffordshire +2 6 - - 3
Wolverhampton +6 5 £275 +37.50%
Coventry -18 5 £300 +224.32% 1
West Bromwich - 5 £125 -
Worcestershire -4 3 £218 -
Solihull -1 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 28 July 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.

1 172 (100.00%) Windows
2 116 (67.44%) Windows 7
3 91 (52.91%) Active Directory
4 54 (31.40%) Microsoft
5 48 (27.91%) MS Office
6 31 (18.02%) ITIL
6 31 (18.02%) TCP/IP
7 30 (17.44%) MS Exchange
8 28 (16.28%) MS Excel
9 25 (14.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (14.53%) SCCM
10 24 (13.95%) Migration
11 23 (13.37%) Citrix
12 22 (12.79%) HP
13 21 (12.21%) LAN
14 20 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (10.47%) WAN
16 17 (9.88%) VMware
16 17 (9.88%) DHCP
17 16 (9.30%) DNS
17 16 (9.30%) Blackberry
17 16 (9.30%) Security Cleared
17 16 (9.30%) Windows 8
18 15 (8.72%) Windows Vista
19 14 (8.14%) SC Cleared
20 12 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
21 11 (6.40%) VPN
21 11 (6.40%) Lotus
21 11 (6.40%) Application Packaging
22 10 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 30 (17.44%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (5.23%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.74%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.16%) Lync
6 2 (1.16%) WorkSite
6 2 (1.16%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 48 (27.91%) MS Office
2 28 (16.28%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.02%) TCP/IP
2 21 (12.21%) LAN
3 18 (10.47%) WAN
4 17 (9.88%) DHCP
5 16 (9.30%) DNS
6 11 (6.40%) VPN
7 9 (5.23%) SAN
8 5 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.33%) 3G
9 4 (2.33%) Firewall
10 3 (1.74%) VoIP
11 2 (1.16%) ADSL
11 2 (1.16%) Wireless
11 2 (1.16%) Structured Cabling
11 2 (1.16%) DMZ
12 1 (0.58%) Internet
12 1 (0.58%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.58%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.49%) MSI
2 5 (2.91%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (1.16%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (1.74%) Legal
1 3 (1.74%) Banking
2 2 (1.16%) Investment Banking
2 2 (1.16%) Corporate Banking
2 2 (1.16%) Finance
3 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (23.84%) Support Engineer
2 32 (18.60%) 2nd Line Support
3 30 (17.44%) Analyst
4 22 (12.79%) Desktop Support
5 21 (12.21%) 1st Line Support
6 18 (10.47%) Support Analyst
7 13 (7.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (5.23%) IT Support
9 7 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (4.07%) Administrator
9 7 (4.07%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 7 (4.07%) Implementation Manager
9 7 (4.07%) Desktop Analyst
10 6 (3.49%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (3.49%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (3.49%) Service Analyst
11 5 (2.91%) Applications Packager
11 5 (2.91%) Project Manager
11 5 (2.91%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.91%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.40%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.33%) DCOM
3 3 (1.74%) WSH
4 2 (1.16%) JSP
4 2 (1.16%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.58%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.30%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.49%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.49%) iPad
3 5 (2.91%) NHS
4 4 (2.33%) Firmware
5 2 (1.16%) Clustering
5 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.58%) PDA
6 1 (0.58%) FMCG
6 1 (0.58%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.58%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 172 (100.00%) Windows
2 116 (67.44%) Windows 7
3 25 (14.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (9.30%) Windows 8
6 15 (8.72%) Windows Vista
7 8 (4.65%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.16%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.02%) ITIL
2 24 (13.95%) Migration
3 9 (5.23%) Project Management
4 7 (4.07%) Software Distribution
4 7 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (3.49%) Service Management
6 5 (2.91%) Service Delivery
6 5 (2.91%) Change Control
7 4 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.33%) Problem Management
8 3 (1.74%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (1.74%) PRINCE2
8 3 (1.74%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (1.74%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.16%) CAFM
9 2 (1.16%) Fund Management
9 2 (1.16%) Wealth Management
9 2 (1.16%) Logistics
9 2 (1.16%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.65%) C
2 5 (2.91%) VB
3 3 (1.74%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.14%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.74%) MCP
4 3 (1.74%) MCSE
5 2 (1.16%) MCITP
5 2 (1.16%) CNE
5 2 (1.16%) Novell Certification
6 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.81%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (52.91%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.91%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.91%) XenApp
3 5 (2.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.58%) vSphere
4 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (14.53%) SCCM
2 4 (2.33%) WMI
3 3 (1.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (1.74%) MAILsweeper
3 3 (1.74%) DameWare
3 3 (1.74%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.16%) WSUS
4 2 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 54 (31.40%) Microsoft
2 23 (13.37%) Citrix
3 22 (12.79%) HP
4 17 (9.88%) VMware
5 11 (6.40%) Lotus
6 6 (3.49%) Cisco
7 5 (2.91%) Dell
8 4 (2.33%) EMC
8 4 (2.33%) Apple
8 4 (2.33%) Symantec
9 3 (1.74%) Juniper
9 3 (1.74%) NetApp
9 3 (1.74%) Google
10 2 (1.16%) Panasonic
10 2 (1.16%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.16%) Meru Networks
10 2 (1.16%) McAfee
10 2 (1.16%) Compaq
11 1 (0.58%) Sun
11 1 (0.58%) IBM
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