The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 20 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 9 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 4.64% 1.68% 1.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.93% 10.71% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£200 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £20.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.98% +38.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -3.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Operating Systems Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 22.16% 15.64% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 6
Average daily rate £200 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £201 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
Average hourly rate £11.75 £21.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.34% +36.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.80 £21.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Liverpool region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Liverpool region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 7 (36.84%) Citrix
4 7 (36.84%) MS Office
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Vista
6 4 (21.05%) SCCM
6 4 (21.05%) Acronis
6 4 (21.05%) PDA
6 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
6 4 (21.05%) Windows 2000
7 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
7 3 (15.79%) DNS
7 3 (15.79%) Apple
8 2 (10.53%) Finance
8 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
8 2 (10.53%) iPad
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (5.26%) V-Model
9 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
9 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
9 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
9 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
9 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
9 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (5.26%) Google Apps
9 1 (5.26%) Scrum

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Desktop Support
3 5 (26.32%) Support Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) IT Support
5 3 (15.79%) Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (5.26%) Customer Support Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Rollout Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Customer Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) PDA
2 2 (10.53%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Vista
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 2000
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.26%) Scrum
1 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
1 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
1 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
1 1 (5.26%) V-Model
1 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
1 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) Citrix
3 4 (21.05%) Acronis
4 3 (15.79%) Apple