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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 10 20 33
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 51 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.14% 3.35% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.35% 10.94% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 2 0
Average daily rate £225 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
133 64 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.67% 30.62% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 29 34
Average daily rate £250 £265 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -29.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £424 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 17 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.57 £30.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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
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 April 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
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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Preston +4 24 £225 +28.57%
Blackpool -6 13 £223 -
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (54.93%) Windows 7
3 38 (53.52%) Security Cleared
4 34 (47.89%) Active Directory
5 30 (42.25%) SC Cleared
6 29 (40.85%) Microsoft
7 28 (39.44%) MS Office
8 26 (36.62%) Citrix
9 22 (30.99%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (29.58%) SCCM
11 20 (28.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (26.76%) SLA
13 16 (22.54%) Blackberry
13 16 (22.54%) AppSense
14 15 (21.13%) Windows Vista
15 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (18.31%) Software Deployment
15 13 (18.31%) DNS
16 12 (16.90%) CA
16 12 (16.90%) Lumension
17 11 (15.49%) DHCP
18 10 (14.08%) Thin Client
18 10 (14.08%) Remedy
18 10 (14.08%) Fat Client
19 9 (12.68%) MSI
20 8 (11.27%) 3G
20 8 (11.27%) Wi-Fi
20 8 (11.27%) MS Exchange
20 8 (11.27%) VB
20 8 (11.27%) Application Packaging

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (11.27%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.23%) IIS
3 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 28 (39.44%) MS Office
2 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.82%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.31%) DNS
2 11 (15.49%) DHCP
3 8 (11.27%) 3G
3 8 (11.27%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (9.86%) LAN
5 5 (7.04%) SMS
5 5 (7.04%) WAN
6 4 (5.63%) Firewall
7 3 (4.23%) SAN
7 3 (4.23%) VPN
8 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) MSI
2 8 (11.27%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (2.82%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (28.17%) Desktop Support
1 20 (28.17%) Support Engineer
2 14 (19.72%) Desktop Engineer
3 13 (18.31%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (15.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) Applications Packager
6 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.63%) Migration Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Data Migration Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (4.23%) Applications Support
8 2 (2.82%) Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Support Technician
8 2 (2.82%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Team Leader
8 2 (2.82%) Desktop Support Technician
8 2 (2.82%) Support Team Leader
8 2 (2.82%) Desktop Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) Application Packaging
2 6 (8.45%) WSH
3 2 (2.82%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Blackberry
2 10 (14.08%) Thin Client
2 10 (14.08%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.63%) Smartcard
4 3 (4.23%) iPhone
4 3 (4.23%) iPad
4 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.23%) Clustering
5 1 (1.41%) Social Media
5 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (54.93%) Windows 7
3 20 (28.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (21.13%) Windows Vista
5 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.31%) Software Deployment
2 7 (9.86%) TQM
3 6 (8.45%) ITIL
4 5 (7.04%) Migration
5 4 (5.63%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.23%) Change Control
6 3 (4.23%) Software Distribution
6 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.23%) Change Management
6 3 (4.23%) Project Management
7 2 (2.82%) Service Management
7 2 (2.82%) ITSM
8 1 (1.41%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.41%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.27%) VB
2 5 (7.04%) SQL
3 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (53.52%) Security Cleared
2 30 (42.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.41%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) MCP
4 1 (1.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (26.76%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (47.89%) Active Directory
2 22 (30.99%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (9.86%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.45%) vSphere
5 4 (5.63%) XenApp
6 3 (4.23%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (4.23%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (29.58%) SCCM
2 6 (8.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (7.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (5.63%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 29 (40.85%) Microsoft
2 26 (36.62%) Citrix
3 16 (22.54%) AppSense
4 12 (16.90%) CA
4 12 (16.90%) Lumension
5 10 (14.08%) Remedy
6 5 (7.04%) VMware
6 5 (7.04%) HP
7 3 (4.23%) IronPort
7 3 (4.23%) Open Text
7 3 (4.23%) Informatica
7 3 (4.23%) Lotus
7 3 (4.23%) Apple
7 3 (4.23%) Oracle
7 3 (4.23%) Siebel
8 1 (1.41%) NetApp