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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 42 33 57
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +24
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 89 87 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.69% 4.27% 2.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.87% 20.09% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 20
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£130 £135 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £90 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £294 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £170 £159
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 37 22
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.03 £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.98 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -10.34%
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
498 433 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.62% 21.27% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 212 181
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 73 60
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £27.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -2 25 £130 +44.44% 2
Warwickshire 0 21 £100 -25.92% 4
Staffordshire -2 9 £155 - 1
Coventry -12 5 - -
West Bromwich -2 2 - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 178 (100.00%) Windows
2 120 (67.42%) Windows 7
3 87 (48.88%) Active Directory
4 69 (38.76%) MS Office
5 64 (35.96%) Microsoft
6 34 (19.10%) ITIL
7 32 (17.98%) Citrix
8 30 (16.85%) MS Exchange
9 28 (15.73%) TCP/IP
10 27 (15.17%) MS Excel
11 23 (12.92%) Blackberry
11 23 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (12.36%) Windows 8
13 21 (11.80%) SCCM
14 19 (10.67%) Migration
15 17 (9.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (7.87%) VMware
16 14 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (7.87%) Windows 2000
17 13 (7.30%) SLA
18 12 (6.74%) Lotus
18 12 (6.74%) Windows Vista
19 11 (6.18%) Symantec
19 11 (6.18%) IBM Notes
20 10 (5.62%) HP
20 10 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2010
21 9 (5.06%) DHCP
21 9 (5.06%) LAN
22 8 (4.49%) DNS
22 8 (4.49%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (16.85%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.18%) IBM Notes
3 10 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.25%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.69%) Lync
8 1 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 69 (38.76%) MS Office
2 27 (15.17%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.69%) Office 365
2 2 (1.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.73%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.06%) LAN
2 9 (5.06%) DHCP
3 8 (4.49%) DNS
4 7 (3.93%) WAN
5 5 (2.81%) SAN
6 4 (2.25%) VPN
6 4 (2.25%) VoIP
6 4 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.69%) 3G
7 3 (1.69%) Firewall
8 2 (1.12%) Internet
8 2 (1.12%) Wireless
9 1 (0.56%) VLAN
9 1 (0.56%) ATM
9 1 (0.56%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.69%) MS Access
4 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.12%) MSBuild
2 2 (1.12%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.12%) Subversion
3 1 (0.56%) MSI
General
1 8 (4.49%) Back Office
1 8 (4.49%) Banking
2 5 (2.81%) Legal
3 4 (2.25%) Law
4 2 (1.12%) Finance
5 1 (0.56%) Electronics
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.56%) Billing
5 1 (0.56%) Local Government
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (26.97%) Analyst
2 42 (23.60%) 2nd Line Support
3 37 (20.79%) Support Engineer
4 36 (20.22%) Desktop Support
5 33 (18.54%) Support Analyst
6 22 (12.36%) 1st Line Support
7 16 (8.99%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 16 (8.99%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (8.99%) Desktop Analyst
8 11 (6.18%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 11 (6.18%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (6.18%) Help Desk Analyst
8 11 (6.18%) Service Analyst
9 9 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 7 (3.93%) Administrator
12 6 (3.37%) Help Desk Support
12 6 (3.37%) IT Support
13 5 (2.81%) Support Technician
14 4 (2.25%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.69%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.56%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.92%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.81%) NHS
4 4 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.69%) PDA
6 2 (1.12%) iPad
7 1 (0.56%) FMCG
7 1 (0.56%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.56%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 178 (100.00%) Windows
2 120 (67.42%) Windows 7
3 23 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (12.36%) Windows 8
5 17 (9.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (7.87%) Windows 2000
7 12 (6.74%) Windows Vista
8 5 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.10%) ITIL
2 19 (10.67%) Migration
3 6 (3.37%) Data Entry
4 5 (2.81%) Data Management
5 4 (2.25%) Incident Management
6 3 (1.69%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (1.69%) Service Management
6 3 (1.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (1.69%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (1.12%) Change Control
7 2 (1.12%) Supplier Management
7 2 (1.12%) Data Migration
7 2 (1.12%) ITSM
7 2 (1.12%) ERP
7 2 (1.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (0.56%) Asset Management
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (0.56%) Project Planning
8 1 (0.56%) Test Scripting
8 1 (0.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.49%) Java
2 3 (1.69%) C
2 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.12%) VBA
3 2 (1.12%) C#
3 2 (1.12%) SQL
4 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (7.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (4.49%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.93%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.69%) MCP
4 3 (1.69%) MCSE
4 3 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.12%) MCITP
6 1 (0.56%) Degree
6 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.56%) CCNA
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.56%) CNE
6 1 (0.56%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.30%) SLA
2 2 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 87 (48.88%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.81%) XenApp
4 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.12%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.56%) vSphere
6 1 (0.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (11.80%) SCCM
2 6 (3.37%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.56%) DameWare
5 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.56%) WSUS
5 1 (0.56%) SCOM
5 1 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 64 (35.96%) Microsoft
2 32 (17.98%) Citrix
3 14 (7.87%) VMware
4 12 (6.74%) Lotus
5 11 (6.18%) Symantec
6 10 (5.62%) HP
7 5 (2.81%) Cisco
8 3 (1.69%) Dell
8 3 (1.69%) Juniper
9 2 (1.12%) EMC
9 2 (1.12%) Apple
9 2 (1.12%) Remedy
9 2 (1.12%) Google
9 2 (1.12%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.12%) Perforce
9 2 (1.12%) Meru Networks
10 1 (0.56%) Veeam
10 1 (0.56%) Computacenter
10 1 (0.56%) McAfee
10 1 (0.56%) Sophos
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