The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 37 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.17% 3.97% 3.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.16% 9.52% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate £263 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £28.42 £29.67 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.21% +111.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
95 63 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.11% 41.72% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 5
Average daily rate £350 £450 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +41.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £241 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £450 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 7 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +107.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
Cheshire

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Chester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

Windows XP
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Symantec
2 4 (80.00%) Local Government
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (40.00%) AppSense
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) McAfee
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
5 1 (20.00%) AdminStudio
5 1 (20.00%) BC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (80.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Installations Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) BC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Symantec
2 2 (40.00%) AppSense
2 2 (40.00%) McAfee
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix