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 3 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 48 48 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 16 21 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.03% 2.46% 4.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.29% 8.82% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 15
Average daily rate
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£105 £325 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-67.69% -2.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £233
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -13.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.67 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.65% +20.53%
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 £17.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -3.50%
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
193 238 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.52% 27.90% 25.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 92 104
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 37 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £31.56 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.71% +100.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 3 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 -4 3 - - 5
Wilmslow - 1 - -
Knutsford - - - -
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (64.86%) Windows 7
3 23 (62.16%) Active Directory
4 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
5 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (29.73%) MS Office
6 10 (27.03%) ITIL
6 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
6 10 (27.03%) Citrix
6 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (24.32%) VMware
8 8 (21.62%) VPN
9 6 (16.22%) Sophos
9 6 (16.22%) Symantec
9 6 (16.22%) Linux
9 6 (16.22%) Local Government
9 6 (16.22%) SonicWALL
9 6 (16.22%) Draytek
9 6 (16.22%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (13.51%) McAfee
10 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (10.81%) Finance
11 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
11 4 (10.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (8.11%) Blackberry
12 3 (8.11%) HP
12 3 (8.11%) Windows 2000
12 3 (8.11%) SLA
12 3 (8.11%) Cisco
12 3 (8.11%) Migration

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 (10.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) MS Office
2 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
2 8 (21.62%) VPN
3 2 (5.41%) Wireless
4 1 (2.70%) LAN
4 1 (2.70%) VoIP
General
1 6 (16.22%) Local Government
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Service Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (24.32%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (18.92%) Support Analyst
4 7 (18.92%) Desktop Support
4 7 (18.92%) Help Desk Support
5 6 (16.22%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (13.51%) Help Desk Analyst
6 5 (13.51%) Support Engineer
7 3 (8.11%) Support Technician
7 3 (8.11%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) 1st Line Support Technician
8 2 (5.41%) Service Desk Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.41%) iPad
2 2 (5.41%) PDA
2 2 (5.41%) Handset
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (64.86%) Windows 7
3 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (16.22%) Linux
6 3 (8.11%) Windows 2000
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) ITIL
2 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
3 3 (8.11%) Migration
3 3 (8.11%) Service Management
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.70%) Data Security
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.41%) MCDST
2 2 (5.41%) MCSA
3 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.70%) MCP
3 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (62.16%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.70%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.03%) Citrix
3 9 (24.32%) VMware
4 6 (16.22%) Sophos
4 6 (16.22%) Symantec
4 6 (16.22%) SonicWALL
4 6 (16.22%) Draytek
5 5 (13.51%) McAfee
6 3 (8.11%) HP
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco
6 3 (8.11%) Toshiba
7 2 (5.41%) AppSense
7 2 (5.41%) Dell
8 1 (2.70%) CA
8 1 (2.70%) LANDesk
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