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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank - 8 24
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 0 41 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 12.62% 2.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 37.27% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 3
Average daily rate
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- £225 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £169 £170 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +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
98 110 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.62% 33.85% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 40 37
Average daily rate £400 £250 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £166 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £325 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -2.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 31 March 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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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
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Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (62.50%) Citrix
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (50.00%) DNS
5 4 (50.00%) DHCP
5 4 (50.00%) AppSense
5 4 (50.00%) XenApp
5 4 (50.00%) SCCM
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Vista
6 3 (37.50%) Software Deployment
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (37.50%) SMS
7 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
7 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (25.00%) MCSE
7 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
7 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (25.00%) 3G
7 2 (25.00%) Validation
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
7 2 (25.00%) Life Science
7 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
7 2 (25.00%) iSCSI

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) SMS
3 2 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) 3G
3 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (25.00%) NAS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Tester
1 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (25.00%) Life Science
1 2 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Vista
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Software Deployment
2 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (12.50%) TQM
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) AppSense
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Lumension
3 1 (12.50%) CA
3 1 (12.50%) VMware