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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 7 12 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.41% 1.31% 2.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.22% 6.86% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £120 £345 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.21% +23.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £200 £175
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 11
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £13.40 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £14.71 £14.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%

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
97 175 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.60% 19.10% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 90 70
Median daily rate £350 £340 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £258 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 28
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.18 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% +1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Windows XP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -3 3 £100 -66.66%
Warrington - 2 £120 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
4 6 (54.55%) Windows 8
5 5 (45.45%) Citrix
6 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
7 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
7 3 (27.27%) Change Management
7 3 (27.27%) VPN
7 3 (27.27%) Lotus
7 3 (27.27%) IBM Notes
7 3 (27.27%) MS Office
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL
7 3 (27.27%) iPhone
7 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
8 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (18.18%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (9.09%) ITSM
9 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
9 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (9.09%) Network Security
9 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
9 1 (9.09%) Web Development
9 1 (9.09%) French Language
9 1 (9.09%) German Language
9 1 (9.09%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (9.09%) Russian Language
9 1 (9.09%) Spanish Language

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (27.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) Network Security
General
1 1 (9.09%) French Language
1 1 (9.09%) German Language
1 1 (9.09%) Portuguese Language
1 1 (9.09%) Russian Language
1 1 (9.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) 1st Line Support
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Service Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory Support
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Support
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
1 3 (27.27%) iPhone
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 8
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
2 3 (27.27%) Change Management
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) ITSM
4 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) Lotus
4 1 (9.09%) Apple
4 1 (9.09%) BMC
4 1 (9.09%) Remedy