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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 60 44 52
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 29 39 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.88% 3.26% 2.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 16.39% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 5
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£225 £135 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -46.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £146 £225
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 8
Average hourly rate £10.01 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.96% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £9.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £19.80 £17.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £13.74
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +1.89%
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
319 238 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.66% 19.88% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 116 87
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £134 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 27
Average hourly rate £13.87 £14.62 £13.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.14% +5.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +5 3 £190 - 1
Bolton - 3 - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Salford - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (65.28%) Windows 7
3 42 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 39 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 32 (44.44%) MS Office
6 23 (31.94%) MS Excel
7 21 (29.17%) ITIL
8 17 (23.61%) MS Exchange
9 15 (20.83%) Citrix
10 14 (19.44%) Migration
11 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
13 8 (11.11%) SLA
14 7 (9.72%) IBM Notes
14 7 (9.72%) Oracle
14 7 (9.72%) Blackberry
14 7 (9.72%) Lotus
15 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (8.33%) Incident Management
15 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (8.33%) Apple iOS
15 6 (8.33%) Windows 8
16 5 (6.94%) Application Packaging
16 5 (6.94%) SCCM
16 5 (6.94%) Validation
16 5 (6.94%) Apple
16 5 (6.94%) SQL
17 4 (5.56%) MCSE
17 4 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 17 (23.61%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.72%) IBM Notes
3 4 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.39%) WorkSite
Applications
1 32 (44.44%) MS Office
2 23 (31.94%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.78%) MS Project
4 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.17%) DNS
3 2 (2.78%) SSL
3 2 (2.78%) SAN
3 2 (2.78%) Firewall
3 2 (2.78%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.78%) Network Security
4 1 (1.39%) VLAN
4 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.39%) Wireless
4 1 (1.39%) Intranet
4 1 (1.39%) Extranet
4 1 (1.39%) VPN
4 1 (1.39%) LAN
4 1 (1.39%) WAN
4 1 (1.39%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (2.78%) Finance
1 2 (2.78%) Legal
1 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.39%) Law
2 1 (1.39%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 31 (43.06%) Analyst
2 16 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 14 (19.44%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (18.06%) 1st Line Support
5 9 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 8 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (6.94%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) IT Support
8 4 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.17%) Support Technician
9 3 (4.17%) Technical Support
9 3 (4.17%) IT Support Technician
9 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
10 2 (2.78%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 2 (2.78%) Firewall Support
10 2 (2.78%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 2 (2.78%) Data Centre Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.78%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.56%) NHS
3 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.78%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (2.78%) Handset
5 1 (1.39%) CCTV
5 1 (1.39%) Life Science
5 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (65.28%) Windows 7
3 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (8.33%) Apple iOS
4 6 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.56%) Windows Vista
6 3 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (4.17%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.78%) Windows NT
7 2 (2.78%) Linux
7 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.39%) CentOS
8 1 (1.39%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.17%) ITIL
2 14 (19.44%) Migration
3 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 5 (6.94%) Validation
5 3 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.17%) Project Management
5 3 (4.17%) Service Management
6 2 (2.78%) PRINCE
6 2 (2.78%) Document Management
6 2 (2.78%) Change Management
6 2 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.39%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.39%) Time Management
7 1 (1.39%) Network Management
7 1 (1.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.39%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.94%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) VBA
3 2 (2.78%) VBScript
3 2 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.56%) MCSE
3 3 (4.17%) MCP
4 2 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.78%) MCSA
4 2 (2.78%) CCNA
4 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.39%) MCDST
5 1 (1.39%) MCITP
5 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.39%) HIPAA
System Software
1 42 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) SCCM
2 2 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.39%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.83%) Citrix
3 7 (9.72%) Lotus
3 7 (9.72%) Oracle
4 5 (6.94%) Apple
5 4 (5.56%) Symantec
5 4 (5.56%) VMware
6 3 (4.17%) Cisco
6 3 (4.17%) HP
7 2 (2.78%) Remedy
7 2 (2.78%) Imperva
8 1 (1.39%) Acronis
8 1 (1.39%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.39%) Google
8 1 (1.39%) Dell
8 1 (1.39%) Business Objects
8 1 (1.39%) SAP
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