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 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 53 45 41
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 77 77 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.83% 3.24% 4.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.89% 15.68% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 28 20
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£130 £238 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.26% -26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £164 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £403 £526
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £188 £250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 25
Average hourly rate £12.38 £13.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £16.70 £14.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.74
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.89%
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
517 491 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.01% 20.67% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 235 153
Average daily rate £325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 74 57
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 April 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
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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 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 -1 21 £125 - 3
Warwickshire -1 14 - - 4
Coventry +4 11 £318 +58.75% 1
Shropshire -13 9 £103 -66.53% 1
Staffordshire -12 5 - - 4
Wolverhampton +11 2 £110 - 1
West Bromwich -6 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 170 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (58.82%) Windows 7
3 95 (55.88%) Active Directory
4 82 (48.24%) MS Office
5 57 (33.53%) Microsoft
6 33 (19.41%) ITIL
7 29 (17.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (16.47%) Citrix
9 25 (14.71%) MS Excel
10 24 (14.12%) LAN
10 24 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (14.12%) SCCM
11 22 (12.94%) WAN
12 21 (12.35%) SLA
13 20 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (11.18%) Blackberry
14 19 (11.18%) Migration
14 19 (11.18%) MS Exchange
15 17 (10.00%) TCP/IP
15 17 (10.00%) VMware
15 17 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (9.41%) Windows 8
17 15 (8.82%) Legal
18 14 (8.24%) DNS
18 14 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
19 13 (7.65%) Windows 2000
20 12 (7.06%) MCSE
20 12 (7.06%) Security Cleared
20 12 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
21 11 (6.47%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 19 (11.18%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.71%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.53%) IBM Notes
4 6 (3.53%) WorkSite
5 5 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.94%) Lync
6 3 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.18%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.59%) Apache
8 1 (0.59%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 82 (48.24%) MS Office
2 25 (14.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.94%) Office 365
2 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (14.12%) LAN
2 22 (12.94%) WAN
3 17 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 14 (8.24%) DNS
5 10 (5.88%) DHCP
6 7 (4.12%) Internet
7 3 (1.76%) Wireless
7 3 (1.76%) VoIP
8 2 (1.18%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.59%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.59%) VLAN
9 1 (0.59%) 3G
9 1 (0.59%) Firewall
9 1 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.59%) ATM
9 1 (0.59%) Broadband
9 1 (0.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.35%) MySQL
3 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.59%) MSI
General
1 15 (8.82%) Legal
2 7 (4.12%) Law
3 6 (3.53%) Local Government
4 4 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.35%) Finance
5 2 (1.18%) Automotive
6 1 (0.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 55 (32.35%) Analyst
2 35 (20.59%) Service Analyst
2 35 (20.59%) Service Desk Analyst
3 30 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
4 24 (14.12%) Desktop Support
4 24 (14.12%) Help Desk Analyst
5 20 (11.76%) Support Engineer
6 14 (8.24%) Support Analyst
7 12 (7.06%) 1st Line Support
8 10 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
8 10 (5.88%) IT Support
9 7 (4.12%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (4.12%) Support Technician
9 7 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.53%) Implementation Manager
10 6 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (2.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (2.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 4 (2.35%) Desktop Analyst
11 4 (2.35%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.18%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.59%) OLE
2 1 (0.59%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.18%) Blackberry
2 12 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.12%) PDA
4 6 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.53%) CMDB
5 4 (2.35%) Statistics
6 2 (1.18%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.18%) Wiki
6 2 (1.18%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.59%) iPhone
7 1 (0.59%) User Experience
7 1 (0.59%) Pocket PC
7 1 (0.59%) EPoS
7 1 (0.59%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 170 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (58.82%) Windows 7
3 29 (17.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (14.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (9.41%) Windows 8
6 13 (7.65%) Windows 2000
7 10 (5.88%) Linux
7 10 (5.88%) Windows Vista
8 8 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (4.12%) UNIX
9 7 (4.12%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.76%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.59%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.41%) ITIL
2 19 (11.18%) Migration
3 11 (6.47%) Service Management
4 9 (5.29%) ITSM
5 7 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (3.53%) Change Control
7 4 (2.35%) Asset Management
7 4 (2.35%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.35%) Data Migration
8 3 (1.76%) Software Distribution
8 3 (1.76%) Service Delivery
8 3 (1.76%) Change Management
9 2 (1.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.18%) CAD
9 2 (1.18%) Problem Management
10 1 (0.59%) Data Management
10 1 (0.59%) Logistics
10 1 (0.59%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (0.59%) Configuration Management
10 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.12%) SQL
2 4 (2.35%) Shell Script
2 4 (2.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.06%) MCSE
3 10 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.29%) MCP
5 6 (3.53%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.35%) MCITP
7 3 (1.76%) Degree
8 2 (1.18%) CNE
8 2 (1.18%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.59%) MOS
9 1 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.59%) MCTS
9 1 (0.59%) CCA
9 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.59%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (12.35%) SLA
2 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 95 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.53%) vSphere
4 5 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.35%) XenApp
6 3 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.18%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (14.12%) SCCM
2 3 (1.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (33.53%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.47%) Citrix
3 17 (10.00%) VMware
4 8 (4.71%) Lotus
5 6 (3.53%) Progress
5 6 (3.53%) LANDesk
6 5 (2.94%) Cisco
6 5 (2.94%) HP
7 4 (2.35%) Adobe
7 4 (2.35%) Oracle
7 4 (2.35%) Symantec
7 4 (2.35%) NetApp
7 4 (2.35%) Veeam
8 3 (1.76%) McAfee
8 3 (1.76%) Sybase
8 3 (1.76%) Dell
9 2 (1.18%) Google
10 1 (0.59%) Computacenter
10 1 (0.59%) Panasonic
10 1 (0.59%) EMC
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