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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 44 32 61
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +29
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 86 92 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.38% 4.46% 2.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.13% 21.80% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 17
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£130 £135 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £90 £85
10% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £249 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £175 £195
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 45 17
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 £14.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -14.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.96 £9.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.94 £15.85 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
502 422 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.74% 20.47% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 208 204
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 75 42
Average hourly rate £15.64 £13.87 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -28.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £27.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -6 25 £130 +15.04% 3
Staffordshire -4 14 £155 - 1
Warwickshire -15 14 £100 -25.92% 4
Coventry -16 5 £500 +17.64% 3
West Bromwich -4 4 - -
Worcestershire -5 3 - - 1
Walsall - 2 - -
Solihull +2 1 - - 1
Dudley - 1 £120 -
Herefordshire - - - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 181 (100.00%) Windows
2 119 (65.75%) Windows 7
3 91 (50.28%) Active Directory
4 67 (37.02%) Microsoft
5 66 (36.46%) MS Office
6 34 (18.78%) Citrix
7 33 (18.23%) TCP/IP
8 32 (17.68%) MS Exchange
9 30 (16.57%) ITIL
10 27 (14.92%) MS Excel
11 26 (14.36%) SCCM
12 25 (13.81%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (12.71%) Windows 8
14 22 (12.15%) Blackberry
15 20 (11.05%) Migration
16 18 (9.94%) VMware
16 18 (9.94%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (8.84%) HP
17 16 (8.84%) LAN
18 15 (8.29%) Windows Vista
19 14 (7.73%) Windows 2000
20 13 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
20 13 (7.18%) Lotus
21 12 (6.63%) DHCP
22 11 (6.08%) DNS
22 11 (6.08%) SLA
22 11 (6.08%) IBM Notes
22 11 (6.08%) Symantec
22 11 (6.08%) Security Cleared
22 11 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (17.68%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.08%) IBM Notes
3 9 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.66%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.10%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.55%) Lync
8 1 (0.55%) WorkSite
Applications
1 66 (36.46%) MS Office
2 27 (14.92%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.76%) Office 365
2 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (18.23%) TCP/IP
2 16 (8.84%) LAN
3 12 (6.63%) DHCP
4 11 (6.08%) DNS
5 8 (4.42%) WAN
6 7 (3.87%) SAN
6 7 (3.87%) VPN
7 6 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (2.76%) VoIP
9 4 (2.21%) 3G
10 3 (1.66%) Firewall
11 2 (1.10%) Wireless
11 2 (1.10%) DMZ
11 2 (1.10%) Internet
12 1 (0.55%) ATM
12 1 (0.55%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.66%) MS Access
4 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.10%) MSBuild
2 2 (1.10%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.10%) MSI
2 2 (1.10%) Subversion
General
1 10 (5.52%) Banking
2 8 (4.42%) Back Office
3 3 (1.66%) Legal
4 2 (1.10%) Finance
4 2 (1.10%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.10%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Law
5 1 (0.55%) Electronics
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.55%) Publishing
5 1 (0.55%) Retail
5 1 (0.55%) Billing
Job Titles
1 41 (22.65%) Support Engineer
2 40 (22.10%) Analyst
3 36 (19.89%) 2nd Line Support
4 32 (17.68%) Desktop Support
5 30 (16.57%) Support Analyst
6 24 (13.26%) 1st Line Support
7 15 (8.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 15 (8.29%) Desktop Analyst
8 13 (7.18%) Desktop Engineer
9 12 (6.63%) Administrator
10 11 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (5.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 7 (3.87%) IT Support
13 6 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 6 (3.31%) Service Desk Analyst
13 6 (3.31%) Service Analyst
14 5 (2.76%) 3rd Line Support
14 5 (2.76%) Help Desk Analyst
14 5 (2.76%) Systems Administrator
14 5 (2.76%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.42%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.21%) DCOM
3 1 (0.55%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.15%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.76%) NHS
4 4 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.10%) iPad
5 2 (1.10%) Clustering
6 1 (0.55%) PDA
6 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.55%) FMCG
6 1 (0.55%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 181 (100.00%) Windows
2 119 (65.75%) Windows 7
3 25 (13.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (12.71%) Windows 8
5 18 (9.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (8.29%) Windows Vista
7 14 (7.73%) Windows 2000
8 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.10%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.57%) ITIL
2 20 (11.05%) Migration
3 6 (3.31%) Data Entry
3 6 (3.31%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (2.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (2.76%) Data Management
5 4 (2.21%) Software Distribution
6 3 (1.66%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (1.66%) Incident Management
6 3 (1.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (1.66%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (1.10%) Regression Testing
7 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.10%) ERP
7 2 (1.10%) Project Management
7 2 (1.10%) Service Management
7 2 (1.10%) Fund Management
7 2 (1.10%) Wealth Management
7 2 (1.10%) Test Scripting
7 2 (1.10%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.42%) Java
2 5 (2.76%) C
3 3 (1.66%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.10%) VBA
4 2 (1.10%) C#
4 2 (1.10%) SQL
5 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (6.08%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.10%) MCITP
4 2 (1.10%) MCP
4 2 (1.10%) MCSE
5 1 (0.55%) CCNA
5 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.55%) CNE
5 1 (0.55%) Novell Certification
5 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.55%) Degree
5 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.08%) SLA
2 2 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 91 (50.28%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.76%) Firmware
3 5 (2.76%) XenApp
4 3 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.10%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (14.36%) SCCM
2 6 (3.31%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.21%) WMI
3 4 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.10%) WSUS
4 2 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.10%) DameWare
5 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 67 (37.02%) Microsoft
2 34 (18.78%) Citrix
3 18 (9.94%) VMware
4 16 (8.84%) HP
5 13 (7.18%) Lotus
6 11 (6.08%) Symantec
7 7 (3.87%) Cisco
8 5 (2.76%) Dell
9 3 (1.66%) EMC
9 3 (1.66%) Juniper
9 3 (1.66%) NetApp
10 2 (1.10%) Apple
10 2 (1.10%) Compaq
10 2 (1.10%) Google
10 2 (1.10%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.10%) Perforce
10 2 (1.10%) Meru Networks
11 1 (0.55%) Panasonic
11 1 (0.55%) Veeam
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle
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