The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 69 59 41
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 21 22 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.45% 1.75% 3.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.69% 8.70% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 5
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£165 £120 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 13
Average hourly rate £11.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £10.00 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £16.63 £20.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
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 Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
273 253 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 18.80% 20.14% 19.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 126 67
Average daily rate £325 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.09% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 36 22
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 June 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
Stockport -2 1 - -
Cheadle - 1 - -
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
3 31 (60.78%) Windows 7
4 27 (52.94%) Microsoft
5 20 (39.22%) MS Office
6 18 (35.29%) ITIL
7 15 (29.41%) MS Excel
8 14 (27.45%) Migration
9 11 (21.57%) MS Exchange
10 10 (19.61%) Citrix
10 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (15.69%) Incident Management
12 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (11.76%) SCCM
13 5 (9.80%) Apple iOS
13 5 (9.80%) Office 365
13 5 (9.80%) Application Packaging
13 5 (9.80%) Validation
13 5 (9.80%) Blackberry
13 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
14 4 (7.84%) Apple
14 4 (7.84%) MCSA
14 4 (7.84%) SQL
14 4 (7.84%) Oracle
14 4 (7.84%) VMware
14 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (5.88%) Problem Management
15 3 (5.88%) Windows 8

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (21.57%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.88%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (39.22%) MS Office
2 15 (29.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.88%) WAN
3 2 (3.92%) LAN
3 2 (3.92%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.96%) Extranet
4 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MSI
1 1 (1.96%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.96%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Law
2 1 (1.96%) Legal
2 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (47.06%) Analyst
2 13 (25.49%) 1st Line Support
3 10 (19.61%) Service Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (17.65%) Support Analyst
4 9 (17.65%) Support Engineer
5 8 (15.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (7.84%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.92%) Field Service Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Field Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Field Support Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Rollout Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) PC Support
9 2 (3.92%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.88%) Handset
3 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.92%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.96%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) PDA
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Life Science
4 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.96%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (60.78%) Windows 7
3 10 (19.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (9.80%) Apple iOS
5 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.96%) Linux
7 1 (1.96%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) ITIL
2 14 (27.45%) Migration
3 8 (15.69%) Incident Management
4 6 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.80%) Validation
6 3 (5.88%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.88%) Service Management
6 3 (5.88%) PRINCE
6 3 (5.88%) Project Management
7 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.92%) Change Management
7 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (1.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.96%) Time Management
8 1 (1.96%) Email Migration
8 1 (1.96%) People Management
8 1 (1.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.96%) Server Building
8 1 (1.96%) Document Management
8 1 (1.96%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) VBA
3 1 (1.96%) VBScript
3 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.84%) MCSA
3 3 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (3.92%) MCP
4 2 (3.92%) MCITP
4 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) MCDST
5 1 (1.96%) Degree
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (62.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) SCCM
2 2 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.92%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 27 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (19.61%) Citrix
3 4 (7.84%) Apple
3 4 (7.84%) Oracle
3 4 (7.84%) VMware
4 3 (5.88%) Symantec
4 3 (5.88%) Lotus
4 3 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (1.96%) AppSense
5 1 (1.96%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.96%) Google
5 1 (1.96%) Wyse
5 1 (1.96%) McAfee
5 1 (1.96%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.96%) Dell
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