The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 45 56 29
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 19 17 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.41% 1.86% 4.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.56% 6.75% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 14
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£105 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-67.69% +1.96%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 11
Average hourly rate £14.17 £16.84 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.84% +24.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £22.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% -6.89%
Windows XP
North 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 Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
180 252 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.84% 27.63% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 106 106
Average daily rate £325 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 37 24
Average hourly rate £16.75 £31.56 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.91% +125.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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
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
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 19 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Runcorn - 4 £105 - 1
Warrington -5 3 - - 2
Knutsford +10 1 - - 2
Wilmslow - 1 - - 1
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 22 (62.86%) Windows 7
4 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
5 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (31.43%) TCP/IP
6 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (25.71%) VMware
7 9 (25.71%) Citrix
7 9 (25.71%) MS Office
8 8 (22.86%) ITIL
9 6 (17.14%) SonicWALL
9 6 (17.14%) Draytek
9 6 (17.14%) Sophos
9 6 (17.14%) Symantec
9 6 (17.14%) Linux
9 6 (17.14%) Local Government
9 6 (17.14%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (14.29%) VPN
10 5 (14.29%) McAfee
10 5 (14.29%) Finance
11 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
11 4 (11.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
12 3 (8.57%) SLA
12 3 (8.57%) Cisco
13 2 (5.71%) MCDST
13 2 (5.71%) ITIL V3
13 2 (5.71%) iPad

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (11.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (14.29%) VPN
3 2 (5.71%) Wireless
General
1 6 (17.14%) Local Government
2 5 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (22.86%) Desktop Support
5 7 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 7 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
7 5 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (14.29%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (8.57%) Support Technician
8 3 (8.57%) Help Desk Support Analyst
8 3 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support Analyst
9 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support Technician
9 2 (5.71%) Service Desk Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (5.71%) Help Desk Engineer
9 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.71%) iPad
2 2 (5.71%) Handset
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (62.86%) Windows 7
3 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (17.14%) Linux
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.71%) ITIL V3
3 2 (5.71%) Service Management
4 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) VB
1 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) MCDST
2 2 (5.71%) MCSA
3 1 (2.86%) MCP
3 1 (2.86%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.86%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.86%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.71%) VMware
2 9 (25.71%) Citrix
3 6 (17.14%) SonicWALL
3 6 (17.14%) Draytek
3 6 (17.14%) Sophos
3 6 (17.14%) Symantec
4 5 (14.29%) McAfee
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco
6 1 (2.86%) CA
6 1 (2.86%) AppSense
6 1 (2.86%) LANDesk
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