The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 27 39 20
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.31% 1.22% 2.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.31% 3.03% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
- £263 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £28.42 £29.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.74% -4.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £17.16 £17.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £39.68 £41.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.74
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.89%
Windows XP
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
65 99 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 26.86% 40.41% 38.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 11
Average daily rate £400 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £223 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £730 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £34.53 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.45% +19.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £15.50 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
3 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 7 (53.85%) MS Office
5 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
6 5 (38.46%) German Language
6 5 (38.46%) Dutch Language
7 4 (30.77%) French Language
7 4 (30.77%) Russian Language
7 4 (30.77%) Local Government
8 3 (23.08%) Handset
9 2 (15.38%) AppSense
9 2 (15.38%) Portuguese Language
9 2 (15.38%) Turkish Language
9 2 (15.38%) SCCM
9 2 (15.38%) MCDST
9 2 (15.38%) Service Management
9 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
9 2 (15.38%) Wireless
9 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
9 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
9 2 (15.38%) VPN
9 2 (15.38%) Citrix
9 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (15.38%) Symantec
9 2 (15.38%) McAfee
9 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
9 2 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Office
2 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
1 2 (15.38%) VPN
1 2 (15.38%) Wireless
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
General
1 5 (38.46%) Dutch Language
1 5 (38.46%) German Language
2 4 (30.77%) French Language
2 4 (30.77%) Local Government
2 4 (30.77%) Russian Language
3 2 (15.38%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (15.38%) Turkish Language
4 1 (7.69%) Spanish Language
4 1 (7.69%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Service Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Services Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Handset
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) iPad
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Information Management
2 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (15.38%) MCDST
2 1 (7.69%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) Symantec
2 2 (15.38%) McAfee
2 2 (15.38%) AppSense
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Avaya
3 1 (7.69%) HP