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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 76 57 50
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 30 33 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.63% 2.36% 2.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.85% 11.15% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 16
Average daily rate £250 £188 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +38.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £194 £140
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +38.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +19.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £16.50 £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.94 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+0.46% -0.46%
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
382 296 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.79% 21.17% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 146 116
Average daily rate £325 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £188 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £29.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (62.30%) Microsoft
3 36 (59.02%) Windows 7
4 31 (50.82%) MS Office
5 22 (36.07%) Active Directory
6 21 (34.43%) MS Excel
7 15 (24.59%) Dell
8 12 (19.67%) Finance
8 12 (19.67%) MS PowerPoint
9 11 (18.03%) Citrix
9 11 (18.03%) Application Discovery
10 10 (16.39%) MS Exchange
10 10 (16.39%) VMware
11 9 (14.75%) Programme Management
11 9 (14.75%) Java
11 9 (14.75%) Blackberry
11 9 (14.75%) Windows Vista
12 8 (13.11%) SCCM
12 8 (13.11%) Migration
12 8 (13.11%) Banking
13 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (11.48%) Java EE
13 7 (11.48%) Objective-C
13 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
13 7 (11.48%) C++
13 7 (11.48%) HTML
13 7 (11.48%) Web Services
13 7 (11.48%) XML
13 7 (11.48%) AIX
13 7 (11.48%) Linux

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (16.39%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.56%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.28%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (50.82%) MS Office
2 21 (34.43%) MS Excel
3 12 (19.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.28%) MS Project
5 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Mimecast
1 2 (3.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) VPN
1 5 (8.20%) Wireless
2 4 (6.56%) DHCP
2 4 (6.56%) DNS
2 4 (6.56%) Intranet
2 4 (6.56%) IP Telephony
2 4 (6.56%) NAS
3 3 (4.92%) Cisco IPT
3 3 (4.92%) Firewall
3 3 (4.92%) LAN
3 3 (4.92%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (4.92%) WAN
4 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) MS Access
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Git (software)
1 6 (9.84%) MSI
1 6 (9.84%) Subversion
2 2 (3.28%) JIRA
General
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.92%) Retail
5 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.64%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.64%) Law
6 1 (1.64%) Legal
6 1 (1.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (50.82%) Analyst
2 10 (16.39%) Service Analyst
3 9 (14.75%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (11.48%) Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Java Developer
5 6 (9.84%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (6.56%) 1st Line Technical Support
6 4 (6.56%) Project Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Technical Support
7 3 (4.92%) 1st Line Support Executive
7 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.92%) Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.92%) Technical Support Executive
8 2 (3.28%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.28%) Field Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) IT Administrator
8 2 (3.28%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) HTML
1 7 (11.48%) Java EE
1 7 (11.48%) jQuery
1 7 (11.48%) JSON
1 7 (11.48%) Web Services
1 7 (11.48%) XML
2 6 (9.84%) AngularJS
2 6 (9.84%) HTML5
2 6 (9.84%) WSDL
3 1 (1.64%) Middleware
3 1 (1.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.92%) Life Science
3 2 (3.28%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.28%) EPoS
3 2 (3.28%) Replication
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (59.02%) Windows 7
3 9 (14.75%) Windows Vista
4 7 (11.48%) AIX
4 7 (11.48%) Linux
4 7 (11.48%) Mac OS
5 5 (8.20%) Apple iOS
5 5 (8.20%) Windows 8
5 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.56%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.92%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.28%) Android
8 2 (3.28%) NetWare
8 2 (3.28%) Unix
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.03%) Application Discovery
2 9 (14.75%) Programme Management
3 8 (13.11%) Migration
4 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.48%) Data Protection
4 7 (11.48%) OO
5 6 (9.84%) BDD
5 6 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (9.84%) ITIL
5 6 (9.84%) OOP
5 6 (9.84%) SDLC
5 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
5 6 (9.84%) TDD
5 6 (9.84%) Waterfall
6 5 (8.20%) Application Packaging
7 4 (6.56%) ITSM
8 3 (4.92%) Application Rationalisation
8 3 (4.92%) Document Management
8 3 (4.92%) Project Management
9 2 (3.28%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) Java
2 7 (11.48%) C++
2 7 (11.48%) JavaScript
2 7 (11.48%) Objective-C
2 7 (11.48%) PowerShell
3 6 (9.84%) C
4 4 (6.56%) VBScript
5 1 (1.64%) SQL
5 1 (1.64%) VB
5 1 (1.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) Degree
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.64%) CCNA
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.64%) MCITP
3 1 (1.64%) MCP
3 1 (1.64%) MCSA
3 1 (1.64%) MCSE
3 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (36.07%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.56%) XenDesktop
4 3 (4.92%) XenApp
5 1 (1.64%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.64%) vSphere
5 1 (1.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (3.28%) WSUS
3 1 (1.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (62.30%) Microsoft
2 15 (24.59%) Dell
3 11 (18.03%) Citrix
4 10 (16.39%) VMware
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco
6 4 (6.56%) HP
6 4 (6.56%) Lotus
7 3 (4.92%) Sophos
8 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.28%) Novell
8 2 (3.28%) Wincor Nixdorf
9 1 (1.64%) Altiris
9 1 (1.64%) Becrypt
9 1 (1.64%) Hitachi
9 1 (1.64%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.64%) NetApp
9 1 (1.64%) Oracle
9 1 (1.64%) Rackspace