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 31 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 62 71 53
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -18
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 34 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.10% 1.38% 2.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.03% 6.07% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 3 12
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£160 £320 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £228 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £320 £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £210
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £16.15 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -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
339 280 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.96% 22.75% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 150 118
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 20
Average hourly rate £13.87 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.85 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £25.00 £24.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Oldham - 1 £140 -
Wigan - 1 - -
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (67.69%) Windows 7
3 43 (66.15%) Active Directory
4 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
5 25 (38.46%) MS Office
5 25 (38.46%) ITIL
6 20 (30.77%) Migration
7 18 (27.69%) Citrix
8 15 (23.08%) MS Exchange
9 14 (21.54%) MS Excel
10 13 (20.00%) VMware
11 12 (18.46%) Incident Management
11 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (16.92%) Windows 8
13 10 (15.38%) Application Discovery
14 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (12.31%) MCSA
15 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
16 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (10.77%) SCCM
16 7 (10.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 6 (9.23%) Apple iOS
17 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
17 6 (9.23%) Problem Management
17 6 (9.23%) Microsoft App-V
17 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
17 6 (9.23%) Blackberry
17 6 (9.23%) MSI

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.69%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (38.46%) MS Office
2 14 (21.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (1.54%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 4 (6.15%) WAN
3 3 (4.62%) LAN
4 2 (3.08%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.54%) VoIP
5 1 (1.54%) DHCP
5 1 (1.54%) VPN
5 1 (1.54%) DNS
5 1 (1.54%) Extranet
5 1 (1.54%) Firewall
5 1 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MSI
2 1 (1.54%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.54%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (3.08%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Law
2 1 (1.54%) Legal
2 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (36.92%) Analyst
2 18 (27.69%) Support Engineer
3 15 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
3 15 (23.08%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (16.92%) Service Analyst
5 9 (13.85%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (12.31%) Support Analyst
7 6 (9.23%) Project Manager
7 6 (9.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (7.69%) Business Analyst
8 5 (7.69%) Field Service Engineer
8 5 (7.69%) Field Engineer
8 5 (7.69%) Field Support Engineer
8 5 (7.69%) PC Support
9 4 (6.15%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 3 (4.62%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 3 (4.62%) Help Desk Support
10 3 (4.62%) Help Desk Analyst
11 2 (3.08%) Technical Support
11 2 (3.08%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.08%) Handset
2 2 (3.08%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.08%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.54%) PDA
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.54%) Life Science
3 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.54%) PMI
3 1 (1.54%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (67.69%) Windows 7
3 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (16.92%) Windows 8
5 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.23%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.62%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.08%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.54%) Android
9 1 (1.54%) Linux
9 1 (1.54%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (38.46%) ITIL
2 20 (30.77%) Migration
3 12 (18.46%) Incident Management
4 10 (15.38%) Application Discovery
5 8 (12.31%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (10.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 6 (9.23%) Problem Management
7 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 6 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.69%) Project Management
8 5 (7.69%) Change Management
8 5 (7.69%) Validation
9 4 (6.15%) Logistics
10 3 (4.62%) PRINCE
11 2 (3.08%) Service Management
11 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2
12 1 (1.54%) Disaster Recovery
12 1 (1.54%) Strategic Planning
12 1 (1.54%) Document Management
12 1 (1.54%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.15%) SQL
2 3 (4.62%) VBA
3 1 (1.54%) VBScript
3 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (12.31%) MCSA
3 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (4.62%) MCITP
7 2 (3.08%) MCP
8 1 (1.54%) Degree
8 1 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.54%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.54%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (66.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.08%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.54%) XenApp
5 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) SCCM
2 2 (3.08%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
2 18 (27.69%) Citrix
3 13 (20.00%) VMware
4 5 (7.69%) Lotus
5 4 (6.15%) Apple
5 4 (6.15%) Oracle
6 3 (4.62%) HP
6 3 (4.62%) Symantec
7 1 (1.54%) McAfee
7 1 (1.54%) Wyse
7 1 (1.54%) Dell
7 1 (1.54%) SAP
7 1 (1.54%) AppSense
7 1 (1.54%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.54%) Google
7 1 (1.54%) WatchGuard
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