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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 20 12 42
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +30
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 34 23 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.98% 8.65% 0.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.37% 28.05% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 1
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UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -48.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £15.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £15.00 £35.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.49 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.09% -6.89%
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
134 82 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.46% 30.83% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 17 48
Average daily rate £300 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £224 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 12
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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
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 18 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 September 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
Preston +5 13 - - 3
Blackburn - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 81 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (62.96%) Citrix
3 50 (61.73%) Windows 7
4 42 (51.85%) Active Directory
5 40 (49.38%) Security Cleared
6 38 (46.91%) SC Cleared
7 37 (45.68%) MS Office
8 35 (43.21%) Windows Vista
9 34 (41.98%) SCCM
9 34 (41.98%) Microsoft
10 32 (39.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 31 (38.27%) Software Deployment
12 30 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 30 (37.04%) Blackberry
13 28 (34.57%) AppSense
14 25 (30.86%) Lumension
14 25 (30.86%) CA
15 23 (28.40%) SLA
15 23 (28.40%) Windows Server 2008
16 20 (24.69%) DNS
16 20 (24.69%) DHCP
17 14 (17.28%) Wi-Fi
18 13 (16.05%) 3G
19 12 (14.81%) Thin Client
19 12 (14.81%) XenApp
19 12 (14.81%) Fat Client
20 11 (13.58%) Exchange Server 2003
20 11 (13.58%) VMware
20 11 (13.58%) SQL
20 11 (13.58%) MS Exchange

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 11 (13.58%) MS Exchange
1 11 (13.58%) Exchange Server 2003
2 10 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.23%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 37 (45.68%) MS Office
2 9 (11.11%) MS Project
3 7 (8.64%) MS Visio
4 5 (6.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (24.69%) DHCP
1 20 (24.69%) DNS
2 14 (17.28%) Wi-Fi
3 13 (16.05%) 3G
4 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.64%) SMS
5 4 (4.94%) LAN
6 3 (3.70%) VPN
6 3 (3.70%) Wireless
7 1 (1.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (9.88%) MSI
2 6 (7.41%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (1.23%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 36 (44.44%) Desktop Support
2 34 (41.98%) Support Engineer
3 28 (34.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 28 (34.57%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (7.41%) Applications Packager
6 5 (6.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.94%) Tester
8 3 (3.70%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Support Specialist
9 2 (2.47%) Technical Support
9 2 (2.47%) Support Technician
9 2 (2.47%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (2.47%) Desktop Support Technician
9 2 (2.47%) Technical Support Specialist
9 2 (2.47%) Network Support
9 2 (2.47%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.41%) Application Packaging
2 5 (6.17%) WSH
3 1 (1.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (37.04%) Blackberry
2 12 (14.81%) Fat Client
2 12 (14.81%) Thin Client
3 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.94%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 81 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (61.73%) Windows 7
3 35 (43.21%) Windows Vista
4 30 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (28.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (8.64%) Windows 2000
7 3 (3.70%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.27%) Software Deployment
2 8 (9.88%) TQM
3 6 (7.41%) Project Management
4 3 (3.70%) Service Management
4 3 (3.70%) ITSM
4 3 (3.70%) Software Distribution
5 2 (2.47%) Migration
5 2 (2.47%) ITIL
6 1 (1.23%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.23%) Compatibility Testing
6 1 (1.23%) Validation
6 1 (1.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.58%) SQL
2 7 (8.64%) VB
3 5 (6.17%) C
4 1 (1.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 40 (49.38%) Security Cleared
2 38 (46.91%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.47%) MCSE
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (28.40%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 32 (39.51%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (14.81%) XenApp
4 9 (11.11%) XenServer
5 6 (7.41%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.94%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (41.98%) SCCM
2 9 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (9.88%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (6.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.23%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 51 (62.96%) Citrix
2 34 (41.98%) Microsoft
3 28 (34.57%) AppSense
4 25 (30.86%) CA
4 25 (30.86%) Lumension
5 11 (13.58%) VMware
6 9 (11.11%) HP
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco
8 1 (1.23%) Infor
8 1 (1.23%) NetApp
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