The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire 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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 39 29 44
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 23 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 3.20% 3.72% 2.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.65% 17.59% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 5
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£375 £150 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £135 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £160 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £199 £150 £165
% change year-on-year
+32.66% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Average hourly rate £18.10 £17.75 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% +15.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.22 £23.15 £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Windows XP
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
147 108 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 20.45% 21.14% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 57 86
Average daily rate £375 £284 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.15% -29.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £150 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 6 23
Average hourly rate £22.69 £24.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.38% +36.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £27.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Wiltshire region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Wiltshire region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Swindon -7 16 £375 +150.00%
Corsham - 1 - -
Salisbury - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 2
Windows XP
South West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (76.60%) Windows 7
3 25 (53.19%) Active Directory
4 24 (51.06%) Microsoft
5 16 (34.04%) MS Office
6 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
7 12 (25.53%) DHCP
7 12 (25.53%) DNS
7 12 (25.53%) Cisco
8 11 (23.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (23.40%) SCCM
9 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
10 9 (19.15%) Finance
10 9 (19.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (19.15%) MSI
10 9 (19.15%) LAN
10 9 (19.15%) SQL
11 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
11 8 (17.02%) Symantec
11 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (14.89%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (14.89%) VB
12 7 (14.89%) VMware
12 7 (14.89%) System Testing
12 7 (14.89%) Windows Vista
12 7 (14.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
13 6 (12.77%) McAfee

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 13 (27.66%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.13%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (34.04%) MS Office
2 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.53%) DHCP
1 12 (25.53%) DNS
2 9 (19.15%) LAN
3 4 (8.51%) VoIP
3 4 (8.51%) Firewall
3 4 (8.51%) Wireless
4 3 (6.38%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (6.38%) WAN
4 3 (6.38%) SMTP
5 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.13%) VPN
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MSI
2 2 (4.26%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Support Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Rollout Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) IT Technician
6 2 (4.26%) Applications Packager
6 2 (4.26%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.26%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Desktop Support
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Desktop Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) JSP
2 2 (4.26%) WSH
2 2 (4.26%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.26%) IVR
2 1 (2.13%) PDA
2 1 (2.13%) CMDB
2 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.13%) iPhone
2 1 (2.13%) Open Source
2 1 (2.13%) iPad
2 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (76.60%) Windows 7
3 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (14.89%) Windows Vista
5 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.51%) Windows NT
7 3 (6.38%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (6.38%) Windows 2000
8 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
8 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.26%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.13%) Linux
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) System Testing
2 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
2 5 (10.64%) ITIL
3 3 (6.38%) Migration
3 3 (6.38%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.13%) Data Security
5 1 (2.13%) Contact Management
5 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.13%) Six Sigma
5 1 (2.13%) CAD
5 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.13%) CMMI
5 1 (2.13%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) VB
3 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
3 4 (8.51%) VBScript
4 1 (2.13%) C
4 1 (2.13%) C#
4 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) MCSE
4 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.13%) HNC
5 1 (2.13%) CCNA
5 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) JSP 440
2 2 (4.26%) SLA
3 1 (2.13%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (53.19%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.15%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.51%) XenDesktop
3 4 (8.51%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.13%) MetaFrame
5 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.13%) vSphere
5 1 (2.13%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 11 (23.40%) SCCM
2 7 (14.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 7 (14.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 24 (51.06%) Microsoft
2 12 (25.53%) Cisco
3 8 (17.02%) Symantec
4 7 (14.89%) VMware
5 6 (12.77%) McAfee
6 5 (10.64%) Computacenter
7 4 (8.51%) HP
8 3 (6.38%) Citrix
8 3 (6.38%) Remedy
9 2 (4.26%) Sophos
10 1 (2.13%) Avaya
10 1 (2.13%) Apple
10 1 (2.13%) Dell
10 1 (2.13%) SonicWALL