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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 41 40 43
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 23 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 3.22% 1.93% 2.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.07% 11.70% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -57.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £114 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £141 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.75 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.86% -19.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.30 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £12.90 £18.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -3.50%
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
176 94 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 24.62% 16.52% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 45 61
Average daily rate £300 £325 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £147 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £525 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 31
Average hourly rate £20.06 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.36% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £36.00 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swindon +4 18 £170 +46.23%
Malmesbury - 1 - -
Marlborough - - - -
Salisbury - - - -
Trowbridge - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Windows XP
South West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (70.83%) Windows 7
3 24 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 21 (43.75%) MS Office
5 17 (35.42%) ITIL
5 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
6 15 (31.25%) Apple iOS
6 15 (31.25%) Windows 8
7 14 (29.17%) Mac OS X
8 8 (16.67%) VMware
8 8 (16.67%) McAfee
9 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange
10 6 (12.50%) VB
10 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
11 5 (10.42%) LAN
11 5 (10.42%) Data Security
12 4 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (8.33%) SQL
12 4 (8.33%) T-SQL
12 4 (8.33%) VBScript
12 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (8.33%) Cisco
12 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
12 4 (8.33%) SCCM
12 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
12 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
13 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (6.25%) Computacenter

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.08%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (43.75%) MS Office
2 6 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) LAN
2 3 (6.25%) DHCP
2 3 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (2.08%) Firewall
3 1 (2.08%) Wireless
3 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.08%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MSI
1 2 (4.17%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
1 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Desktop Support
2 15 (31.25%) Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Support Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Rollout Engineer
4 9 (18.75%) Desktop Analyst
5 7 (14.58%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (10.42%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Service Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Network Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Desktop Support
9 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Applications Packager
10 1 (2.08%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) WSH
1 2 (4.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.17%) IVR
2 1 (2.08%) PDA
2 1 (2.08%) CMDB
2 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.08%) iPhone
2 1 (2.08%) iPad
2 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (70.83%) Windows 7
3 15 (31.25%) Apple iOS
3 15 (31.25%) Windows 8
4 14 (29.17%) Mac OS X
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.08%) Linux
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) ITIL
2 5 (10.42%) Data Security
3 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.17%) Migration
4 2 (4.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (2.08%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.08%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.08%) Time Management
5 1 (2.08%) CAD
5 1 (2.08%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) VB
2 4 (8.33%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 4 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) MCSE
3 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 17 (35.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.08%) vSphere
4 1 (2.08%) UAG
4 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.08%) MetaFrame
4 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) McAfee
2 8 (16.67%) VMware
3 4 (8.33%) Cisco
4 3 (6.25%) Computacenter
4 3 (6.25%) HP
5 2 (4.17%) Sophos
5 2 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (2.08%) Avaya
6 1 (2.08%) Apple
6 1 (2.08%) Symantec
6 1 (2.08%) Dell
6 1 (2.08%) SonicWALL