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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 88 38 48
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 28 96 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.16% 3.92% 3.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.39% 19.09% 17.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 23
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £125 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £374 £316
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £210
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 31 21
Average hourly rate £14.70 £12.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £17.80 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
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
379 503 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.77% 20.54% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 211 166
Average daily rate £325 £301 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.15% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 79 59
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £23.50 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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 -25 7 £150 -55.22% 1
Staffordshire -9 6 - - 4
Coventry +2 4 £228 -24.16% 2
West Bromwich +2 2 - - 1
Warwickshire -6 2 - -
Shropshire -11 2 - -
Dudley +3 1 £120 -
Worcestershire +1 1 £115 -47.12% 1
Herefordshire - 1 £380 -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (51.89%) Windows 7
3 52 (49.06%) Active Directory
4 44 (41.51%) MS Office
5 43 (40.57%) Microsoft
6 26 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (21.70%) Citrix
8 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (18.87%) Windows 8
10 18 (16.98%) SCCM
10 18 (16.98%) MS Excel
10 18 (16.98%) ITIL
11 17 (16.04%) LAN
12 16 (15.09%) VMware
13 15 (14.15%) WAN
14 14 (13.21%) MS Exchange
15 12 (11.32%) Migration
15 12 (11.32%) SLA
15 12 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (10.38%) Office 365
16 11 (10.38%) DNS
16 11 (10.38%) HP
17 10 (9.43%) TCP/IP
18 9 (8.49%) Windows Vista
18 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
18 9 (8.49%) DHCP
18 9 (8.49%) Blackberry
19 8 (7.55%) Service Management
19 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
19 8 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.77%) Lync
5 4 (3.77%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.77%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.83%) WorkSite
7 2 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.89%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.94%) Apache
8 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 44 (41.51%) MS Office
2 18 (16.98%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.89%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.89%) Vectorworks
4 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.38%) Office 365
2 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.94%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.04%) LAN
2 15 (14.15%) WAN
3 11 (10.38%) DNS
4 10 (9.43%) TCP/IP
5 9 (8.49%) DHCP
6 7 (6.60%) Internet
6 7 (6.60%) Wireless
7 5 (4.72%) VoIP
8 2 (1.89%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.89%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (1.89%) 3G
8 2 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.94%) Firewall
9 1 (0.94%) SAN
9 1 (0.94%) Intranet
9 1 (0.94%) NAS
9 1 (0.94%) ATM
9 1 (0.94%) Broadband
9 1 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) MSI
General
1 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
1 3 (2.83%) Finance
1 3 (2.83%) Legal
2 2 (1.89%) Local Government
3 1 (0.94%) Electronics
3 1 (0.94%) Advertising
3 1 (0.94%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 32 (30.19%) Analyst
2 16 (15.09%) Service Analyst
2 16 (15.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (12.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (10.38%) Desktop Support
4 11 (10.38%) Support Engineer
5 10 (9.43%) Support Analyst
5 10 (9.43%) IT Support
6 9 (8.49%) Help Desk Analyst
7 7 (6.60%) Administrator
8 6 (5.66%) Help Desk Support
8 6 (5.66%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.66%) Implementation Manager
9 5 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (4.72%) Desktop Analyst
10 4 (3.77%) Support Technician
10 4 (3.77%) IT Support Analyst
11 3 (2.83%) IT Support Technician
11 3 (2.83%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Blackberry
1 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.60%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.83%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.83%) CMDB
3 3 (2.83%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.83%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.89%) PDA
4 2 (1.89%) Statistics
5 1 (0.94%) User Experience
5 1 (0.94%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (51.89%) Windows 7
3 26 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (18.87%) Windows 8
6 9 (8.49%) Windows Vista
7 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.72%) Linux
9 4 (3.77%) Windows 2000
9 4 (3.77%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.89%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.98%) ITIL
2 12 (11.32%) Migration
3 8 (7.55%) Service Management
4 6 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (5.66%) Change Control
5 5 (4.72%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (3.77%) Software Distribution
7 3 (2.83%) Asset Management
7 3 (2.83%) ITSM
7 3 (2.83%) Application Discovery
7 3 (2.83%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.89%) CAD
8 2 (1.89%) Configuration Management
8 2 (1.89%) Change Management
9 1 (0.94%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (0.94%) Project Management
9 1 (0.94%) Incident Management
9 1 (0.94%) Data Protection
9 1 (0.94%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.55%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.77%) MCSE
3 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.83%) MCP
5 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.89%) MCITP
6 1 (0.94%) Degree
6 1 (0.94%) MOS
6 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.32%) SLA
2 3 (2.83%) QA
System Software
1 52 (49.06%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.72%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.77%) vSphere
4 4 (3.77%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.83%) XenApp
6 2 (1.89%) XenServer
6 2 (1.89%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.89%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.89%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (16.98%) SCCM
2 4 (3.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 43 (40.57%) Microsoft
2 23 (21.70%) Citrix
3 16 (15.09%) VMware
4 11 (10.38%) HP
5 7 (6.60%) Cisco
6 6 (5.66%) Lotus
6 6 (5.66%) Dell
7 4 (3.77%) Adobe
7 4 (3.77%) Symantec
7 4 (3.77%) Veeam
8 3 (2.83%) Progress
9 2 (1.89%) SAP
9 2 (1.89%) EMC
9 2 (1.89%) Autodesk
9 2 (1.89%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.89%) Panasonic
10 1 (0.94%) McAfee
10 1 (0.94%) webMethods
10 1 (0.94%) Avaya
10 1 (0.94%) Siemens