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 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 15 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 7 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.26% 2.35% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.58% 6.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 0
Average hourly rate £14.35 £16.84 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% -6.89%
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
48 72 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 36.09% 33.80% 25.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 12
Average daily rate £375 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £347 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 1
Average hourly rate £26.50 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.01% -20.11%
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 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 25 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows 7
3 6 (66.67%) Local Government
3 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) McAfee
5 4 (44.44%) Symantec
6 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
7 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (22.22%) MS Office
7 2 (22.22%) Citrix
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
7 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 2 (22.22%) VPN
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 2 (22.22%) MCDST
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
7 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
7 2 (22.22%) Wireless
7 2 (22.22%) Handset
7 2 (22.22%) Service Management
7 2 (22.22%) iPad
8 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 1 (11.11%) LANDesk
8 1 (11.11%) NHS

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
1 2 (22.22%) Wireless
General
1 6 (66.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (22.22%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (22.22%) Handset
2 2 (22.22%) iPad
3 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) MCDST
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) McAfee
2 4 (44.44%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) LANDesk