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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 49 52 53
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 34 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.43% 2.58% 2.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.04% 12.34% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 8
Average daily rate
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£188 £135 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -46.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £135 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £298 £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £140 £175
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 4
Average hourly rate £13.75 £11.75 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.02% +2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £9.00 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.61 £25.50 £15.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.97 £13.69 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -5.62%
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
308 235 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.00% 20.93% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 124 108
Average daily rate £350 £263 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 25 35
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £10.93 £9.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £31.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +12 5 £188 -
Salford - 3 - -
Oldham - 1 - - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - - 1
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (61.76%) Active Directory
3 41 (60.29%) Windows 7
4 36 (52.94%) Microsoft
5 27 (39.71%) MS Office
6 16 (23.53%) ITIL
7 15 (22.06%) MS Excel
8 13 (19.12%) Citrix
9 12 (17.65%) MS Exchange
10 10 (14.71%) IBM Notes
10 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (14.71%) Lotus
10 10 (14.71%) Migration
11 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (11.76%) Windows 2000
13 7 (10.29%) SLA
13 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (8.82%) Windows 8
14 6 (8.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 6 (8.82%) Windows Vista
14 6 (8.82%) SCCM
15 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
16 4 (5.88%) Blackberry
16 4 (5.88%) NHS
16 4 (5.88%) HP
16 4 (5.88%) MCSE
16 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
16 4 (5.88%) VPN
16 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
16 4 (5.88%) VBScript

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 12 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.71%) IBM Notes
3 6 (8.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.47%) WorkSite
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 27 (39.71%) MS Office
2 15 (22.06%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.94%) MS Project
4 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 4 (5.88%) VPN
2 3 (4.41%) DNS
3 2 (2.94%) SAN
3 2 (2.94%) SSL
3 2 (2.94%) Network Security
3 2 (2.94%) Firewall
4 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.47%) Wireless
4 1 (1.47%) VLAN
4 1 (1.47%) LAN
4 1 (1.47%) WAN
4 1 (1.47%) DHCP
4 1 (1.47%) Intranet
4 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Back Office
2 1 (1.47%) Legal
2 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Analyst
2 13 (19.12%) Service Analyst
2 13 (19.12%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (14.71%) 1st Line Support
3 10 (14.71%) Support Engineer
4 9 (13.24%) Desktop Support
5 8 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (10.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (7.35%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.88%) IT Support
8 4 (5.88%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) IT Support Technician
9 3 (4.41%) Support Technician
9 3 (4.41%) Remote Desktop Support
10 2 (2.94%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 2 (2.94%) Data Centre Analyst
10 2 (2.94%) Help Desk Analyst
10 2 (2.94%) Technical Support
10 2 (2.94%) Firewall Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.88%) NHS
3 2 (2.94%) Handset
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) CCTV
4 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (60.29%) Windows 7
3 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (11.76%) Windows 2000
5 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.82%) Windows 8
6 6 (8.82%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.41%) NetWare
7 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.41%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.94%) Windows NT
8 2 (2.94%) Linux
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.47%) Android
9 1 (1.47%) CentOS
9 1 (1.47%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) ITIL
2 10 (14.71%) Migration
3 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 3 (4.41%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.41%) Project Management
4 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (2.94%) PRINCE
5 2 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (2.94%) Time Management
5 2 (2.94%) Change Management
5 2 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.94%) ITSM
6 1 (1.47%) Service Management
6 1 (1.47%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.47%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.47%) Document Management
6 1 (1.47%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.47%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.47%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) VBScript
2 3 (4.41%) SQL
3 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.88%) MCSE
3 2 (2.94%) CCNA
3 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.94%) MCSA
3 2 (2.94%) MCP
4 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) MCITP
4 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.47%) HIPAA
System Software
1 42 (61.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.94%) XenApp
3 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.94%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.47%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 36 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.12%) Citrix
3 10 (14.71%) Lotus
4 4 (5.88%) HP
4 4 (5.88%) Oracle
4 4 (5.88%) VMware
5 3 (4.41%) Cisco
5 3 (4.41%) Novell
6 2 (2.94%) Imperva
6 2 (2.94%) Remedy
6 2 (2.94%) Dell
7 1 (1.47%) Wyse
7 1 (1.47%) Kofax
7 1 (1.47%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.47%) Orchard
7 1 (1.47%) SAP
7 1 (1.47%) Apple
7 1 (1.47%) Symantec
7 1 (1.47%) Acronis