The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cheshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 55 29 37
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 20 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.38% 4.47% 2.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.80% 17.93% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 8
Average daily rate £120 £200 £287
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -30.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £135 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £450 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £186 £240 £240
% change year-on-year
-22.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £8.25 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £37.50 £16.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +1.85%
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
204 184 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.29% 24.93% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 68 93
Average daily rate £288 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £153 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 20 7
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.90% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £8.25 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +8 4 £120 - 2
Warrington -5 3 - -
Chester -19 3 £263 -41.66%
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 16 (43.24%) Windows 7
3 14 (37.84%) MS Office
4 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
5 11 (29.73%) ITIL
6 10 (27.03%) SCCM
7 9 (24.32%) Migration
8 7 (18.92%) Finance
8 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (18.92%) VBScript
8 7 (18.92%) VB
9 5 (13.51%) Windows 2000
10 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
10 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
10 4 (10.81%) VPN
10 4 (10.81%) SMS
10 4 (10.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (10.81%) HP
10 4 (10.81%) Symantec
10 4 (10.81%) Local Government
10 4 (10.81%) Software Deployment
11 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
11 3 (8.11%) XenApp
11 3 (8.11%) Banking
11 3 (8.11%) Toshiba
11 3 (8.11%) AppSense
11 3 (8.11%) McAfee
11 3 (8.11%) Dell
11 3 (8.11%) Citrix

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (37.84%) MS Office
2 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) SMS
1 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
1 4 (10.81%) VPN
2 2 (5.41%) VoIP
3 1 (2.70%) Broadband
3 1 (2.70%) LAN
3 1 (2.70%) 3G
3 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Local Government
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Service Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Deployment Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (10.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Software Deployment Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Help Desk Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) PDA
2 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.70%) EPoS
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (43.24%) Windows 7
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (13.51%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) ITIL
2 9 (24.32%) Migration
3 4 (10.81%) Software Deployment
4 2 (5.41%) Software Distribution
4 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.41%) Time Management
4 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.41%) Service Management
5 1 (2.70%) Data Security
5 1 (2.70%) ERP
5 1 (2.70%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) VBScript
1 7 (18.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) XenApp
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) SCCM
2 4 (10.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) HP
2 4 (10.81%) Symantec
3 3 (8.11%) McAfee
3 3 (8.11%) Toshiba
3 3 (8.11%) Dell
3 3 (8.11%) Citrix
3 3 (8.11%) AppSense
4 2 (5.41%) VMware