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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 60 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 18 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.65% 1.95% 2.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.79% 7.62% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 7
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£275 £106 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+158.82% -67.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £105 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £116 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £180 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 10
Average hourly rate £14.17 £14.17 £15.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £8.50 £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £16.84 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.48 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -2.00%
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
231 210 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.13% 25.58% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 100 92
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £218 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 34
Average hourly rate £14.35 £16.16 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% -48.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £8.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.75 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 2015.

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
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 28 August 2015. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -6 7 £250 -
Runcorn +5 3 £465 +342.85%
Chester -10 3 - -
Crewe - 3 £160 - 1
Northwich 0 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 £375 - 1
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
3 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
3 19 (51.35%) Windows 7
4 11 (29.73%) MS Office
5 9 (24.32%) Java
5 9 (24.32%) XML
5 9 (24.32%) Linux
5 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (21.62%) OOP
6 8 (21.62%) OO
6 8 (21.62%) Degree
7 7 (18.92%) Windows Vista
7 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
7 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
7 7 (18.92%) Lotus
7 7 (18.92%) IBM Notes
7 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
7 7 (18.92%) WAN
7 7 (18.92%) VPN
7 7 (18.92%) ITIL
7 7 (18.92%) Oracle
7 7 (18.92%) MPLS
7 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (16.22%) EMC VNX
8 6 (16.22%) NetApp
8 6 (16.22%) EMC
8 6 (16.22%) Citrix
8 6 (16.22%) Wireless
8 6 (16.22%) Migration

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 7 (18.92%) IBM Notes
1 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
1 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (10.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.11%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) MS Office
2 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) WAN
1 7 (18.92%) VPN
1 7 (18.92%) MPLS
2 6 (16.22%) Wireless
3 5 (13.51%) SMTP
3 5 (13.51%) FTP
3 5 (13.51%) HTTP
3 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.11%) SSL
5 2 (5.41%) SAN
5 2 (5.41%) Broadband
6 1 (2.70%) LAN
6 1 (2.70%) VoIP
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.70%) WAAS
6 1 (2.70%) DMVPN
6 1 (2.70%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Subversion
1 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (16.22%) Local Government
2 5 (13.51%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Portuguese Language
3 4 (10.81%) Russian Language
3 4 (10.81%) Finance
4 3 (8.11%) Turkish Language
4 3 (8.11%) French Language
4 3 (8.11%) German Language
4 3 (8.11%) Italian Language
5 2 (5.41%) Spanish Language
6 1 (2.70%) Retail
6 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.70%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 7 (18.92%) Technical Architect
2 7 (18.92%) Architect
3 6 (16.22%) Service Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (13.51%) Desktop Support
4 5 (13.51%) Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Programmer
5 4 (10.81%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Lead Technical Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) Lead Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.41%) IT Support
7 2 (5.41%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) XML
2 5 (13.51%) JDBC
2 5 (13.51%) SAP XI
3 4 (10.81%) Java EE
3 4 (10.81%) JSON
3 4 (10.81%) jQuery
3 4 (10.81%) Web Services
4 3 (8.11%) WSDL
4 3 (8.11%) HTML5
4 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
4 3 (8.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) EMC VNX
2 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.81%) Handset
3 3 (8.11%) iPad
4 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.41%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Windows 7
3 9 (24.32%) Linux
3 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Vista
5 5 (13.51%) UNIX
5 5 (13.51%) Solaris
6 4 (10.81%) AIX
6 4 (10.81%) Mac OS
7 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
7 3 (8.11%) Android
7 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) OOP
1 8 (21.62%) OO
2 7 (18.92%) ITIL
3 6 (16.22%) Migration
4 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (13.51%) Unit Testing
4 5 (13.51%) Integration Testing
4 5 (13.51%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (10.81%) TDD
5 4 (10.81%) SOA
5 4 (10.81%) Service Management
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (8.11%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.11%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.11%) BDD
6 3 (8.11%) SDLC
7 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.41%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) Java
2 5 (13.51%) C
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
3 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
4 3 (8.11%) C++
4 3 (8.11%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Degree
2 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
2 7 (18.92%) Security Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (10.81%) MCDST
5 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Backup Exec
1 2 (5.41%) SCDPM
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle
2 7 (18.92%) Lotus
3 6 (16.22%) NetApp
3 6 (16.22%) EMC
3 6 (16.22%) Citrix
4 5 (13.51%) SAP
4 5 (13.51%) webMethods
5 4 (10.81%) Juniper
6 3 (8.11%) IBM
6 3 (8.11%) HP
6 3 (8.11%) Symantec
6 3 (8.11%) McAfee
6 3 (8.11%) Websense
7 2 (5.41%) Dell
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco
8 1 (2.70%) Avaya
8 1 (2.70%) AppSense
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