The table below looks at the statistics 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 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 46 12 18
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 2 50 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.46% 9.67% 6.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.64% 36.76% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 22 3
Average daily rate
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£270 £224 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% +28.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
Average hourly rate - £19.06 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.81%
Windows XP
North West

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

Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
122 136 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 27.79% 26.31% 32.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 68 24
Average daily rate £400 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £194 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 19
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.09% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £32.72 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 May 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -7 2 £270 +27.05%
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) C
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) SMS
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (66.67%) AppSense
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Migration

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SMS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
1 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) AppSense
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft