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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 17 19 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 5 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.70% 5.81% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 19.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £358 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £210 £213
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 0
Average hourly rate £14.35 £16.84 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
45 47 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 33.33% 30.32% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 8
Average daily rate £238 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.92% -31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% -20.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (75.00%) Local Government
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) Symantec
5 3 (37.50%) McAfee
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Service Management
6 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (25.00%) Wireless
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) Handset
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (25.00%) MS Office
6 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (25.00%) VPN
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (25.00%) MCDST
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (25.00%) iPad
7 1 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (12.50%) SCCM
7 1 (12.50%) BC Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) XenApp
7 1 (12.50%) ITIL
7 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
1 2 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 6 (75.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) Handset
1 2 (25.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) MCDST
2 1 (12.50%) BC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Symantec
2 3 (37.50%) McAfee
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) AppSense
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