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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
North West / Lancashire
Rank 30 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 12 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.65% 1.55% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.75% 6.32% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 1
Median daily rate £335 - £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £238 £183
% change year-on-year
+21.05% +30.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-8.91% -

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
64 95 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.81% 24.48% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 55 58
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -38.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Windows XP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool - 12 £335 -
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (94.44%) AIX
2 17 (94.44%) Linux
2 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
3 16 (88.89%) Service Management
3 16 (88.89%) ITIL
4 14 (77.78%) Release Management
5 11 (61.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (61.11%) WebSphere
5 11 (61.11%) Windows 2000
5 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
5 11 (61.11%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (55.56%) IaaS
6 10 (55.56%) Unix
6 10 (55.56%) ITSM
6 10 (55.56%) Data Management
6 10 (55.56%) Open Source
6 10 (55.56%) SaaS
6 10 (55.56%) PaaS
7 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (50.00%) Change Management
7 9 (50.00%) PRINCE2
7 9 (50.00%) DevOps
8 8 (44.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 8 (44.44%) Tandem
8 8 (44.44%) Data Analysis
8 8 (44.44%) Problem Management
9 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (38.89%) IBM
9 7 (38.89%) Continuous Improvement

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (61.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (61.11%) MS Excel
1 11 (61.11%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (55.56%) IaaS
1 10 (55.56%) PaaS
1 10 (55.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Monitoring Engineer
1 6 (33.33%) Operational Support Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Operations Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Operations Support Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 6 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Operations Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Senior Operations Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) AIX Support
3 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Monitoring Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Operations Support Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Unix Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Unix Support
3 1 (5.56%) Unix Support Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (44.44%) Tandem
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (94.44%) AIX
2 17 (94.44%) Linux
3 11 (61.11%) Windows 2000
4 10 (55.56%) Unix
5 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (33.33%) HPUX
6 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (33.33%) Solaris
6 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) ITIL
1 16 (88.89%) Service Management
2 14 (77.78%) Release Management
3 10 (55.56%) Data Management
3 10 (55.56%) ITSM
3 10 (55.56%) Open Source
4 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (50.00%) Change Management
4 9 (50.00%) DevOps
4 9 (50.00%) PRINCE2
5 8 (44.44%) Data Analysis
5 8 (44.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 8 (44.44%) Problem Management
6 7 (38.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (22.22%) Security Monitoring
8 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
8 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 1 (5.56%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Bourne shell
1 6 (33.33%) Java
1 6 (33.33%) Korn
1 6 (33.33%) Perl
1 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
1 6 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) HP SiteScope
1 6 (33.33%) Netcool
1 6 (33.33%) SCOM
1 6 (33.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) IBM
3 6 (33.33%) CA
3 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 5 (27.78%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) VMware