The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 22 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 Lancashire 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 14 18 46
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +28
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 39 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.69% 6.90% 0.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.11% 19.35% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £90 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £229 £213
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +7.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 1
Average hourly rate £15.01 £19.04 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% -49.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
108 93 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.05% 35.63% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 27 42
Average daily rate £270 £319 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.29% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £239 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £361 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.04 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.46% -26.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £14.30 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
Blackpool - 16 £224 -
Preston 0 12 - - 2
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 91 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 46 (50.55%) Citrix
4 43 (47.25%) MS Office
4 43 (47.25%) Active Directory
5 41 (45.05%) Security Cleared
6 40 (43.96%) Microsoft
7 38 (41.76%) SC Cleared
8 35 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (37.36%) SCCM
10 32 (35.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 30 (32.97%) Windows Vista
12 29 (31.87%) Software Deployment
13 28 (30.77%) SLA
14 27 (29.67%) Blackberry
15 26 (28.57%) AppSense
16 25 (27.47%) Windows Server 2008
17 22 (24.18%) DNS
18 21 (23.08%) CA
18 21 (23.08%) Lumension
19 20 (21.98%) DHCP
20 17 (18.68%) Thin Client
20 17 (18.68%) Fat Client
21 16 (17.58%) 3G
21 16 (17.58%) Wi-Fi
22 13 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
22 13 (14.29%) TQM
23 12 (13.19%) MS Exchange
24 10 (10.99%) MS Project
24 10 (10.99%) HP

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 12 (13.19%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.30%) IIS
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.10%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 43 (47.25%) MS Office
2 10 (10.99%) MS Project
3 7 (7.69%) MS Visio
4 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.18%) DNS
2 20 (21.98%) DHCP
3 16 (17.58%) 3G
3 16 (17.58%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (9.89%) SMS
5 7 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 7 (7.69%) LAN
6 6 (6.59%) VPN
7 4 (4.40%) WAN
8 3 (3.30%) Firewall
8 3 (3.30%) SAN
8 3 (3.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (10.99%) MSI
2 8 (8.79%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (2.20%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (40.66%) Support Engineer
2 34 (37.36%) Desktop Support
3 30 (32.97%) Desktop Engineer
4 27 (29.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 10 (10.99%) 3rd Line Support
6 8 (8.79%) Applications Packager
7 6 (6.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Deployment Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.30%) Support Specialist
9 3 (3.30%) Applications Support
10 2 (2.20%) Migration Engineer
10 2 (2.20%) Tester
10 2 (2.20%) Technical Support
10 2 (2.20%) 1st Line Support
10 2 (2.20%) Security Engineer
10 2 (2.20%) Technical Specialist
10 2 (2.20%) Technical Support Specialist
10 2 (2.20%) Network Support
10 2 (2.20%) Data Migration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.79%) Application Packaging
2 6 (6.59%) WSH
3 2 (2.20%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (29.67%) Blackberry
2 17 (18.68%) Thin Client
2 17 (18.68%) Fat Client
3 7 (7.69%) Smartcard
4 3 (3.30%) Clustering
4 3 (3.30%) iPhone
4 3 (3.30%) iPad
4 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.10%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 91 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 35 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (32.97%) Windows Vista
5 25 (27.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (7.69%) Windows 2000
7 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.87%) Software Deployment
2 13 (14.29%) TQM
3 6 (6.59%) ITIL
4 5 (5.49%) Migration
5 4 (4.40%) Software Distribution
6 3 (3.30%) Change Control
6 3 (3.30%) ITSM
6 3 (3.30%) Project Management
6 3 (3.30%) Service Management
6 3 (3.30%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.30%) Change Management
7 2 (2.20%) Data Migration
8 1 (1.10%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.10%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.89%) SQL
1 9 (9.89%) VB
2 4 (4.40%) C
3 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (45.05%) Security Cleared
2 38 (41.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.20%) MCSE
5 1 (1.10%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (47.25%) Active Directory
2 32 (35.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (10.99%) XenApp
4 7 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.40%) XenServer
6 3 (3.30%) vSphere
6 3 (3.30%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (3.30%) ISA Server
6 3 (3.30%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (37.36%) SCCM
2 13 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (6.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (4.40%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.20%) PureDisk
6 1 (1.10%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 46 (50.55%) Citrix
2 40 (43.96%) Microsoft
3 26 (28.57%) AppSense
4 21 (23.08%) Lumension
4 21 (23.08%) CA
5 10 (10.99%) HP
6 9 (9.89%) VMware
7 3 (3.30%) IronPort
7 3 (3.30%) Lotus
7 3 (3.30%) Apple
7 3 (3.30%) Open Text
7 3 (3.30%) Oracle
7 3 (3.30%) Siebel
7 3 (3.30%) Informatica
8 2 (2.20%) Cisco
9 1 (1.10%) NetApp
9 1 (1.10%) Infor
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