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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 61 57 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 27 23 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.98% 1.94% 3.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.34% 10.90% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 8
Average daily rate
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£195 £143 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -51.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £125 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £240 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £12.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.49 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.09% -6.89%
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
289 211 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 21.20% 17.78% 24.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 111 129
Average daily rate £323 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 41
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 3 - -
Wigan - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (65.96%) Active Directory
3 25 (53.19%) Windows 7
4 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
5 14 (29.79%) MS Office
6 12 (25.53%) Citrix
7 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (23.40%) MS Exchange
8 10 (21.28%) ITIL
9 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
10 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (17.02%) SCCM
10 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (14.89%) HP
11 7 (14.89%) VPN
12 6 (12.77%) SLA
12 6 (12.77%) MCSE
12 6 (12.77%) MCP
12 6 (12.77%) Windows 2000
12 6 (12.77%) Wireless
12 6 (12.77%) Windows Vista
13 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (10.64%) VMware
13 5 (10.64%) MCSA
13 5 (10.64%) DHCP
14 4 (8.51%) DNS
14 4 (8.51%) SAN
14 4 (8.51%) Novell
14 4 (8.51%) Blackberry
14 4 (8.51%) MCTS

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.38%) IBM Notes
4 3 (6.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.13%) WorkSite
Applications
1 14 (29.79%) MS Office
2 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) VPN
2 6 (12.77%) Wireless
3 5 (10.64%) DHCP
4 4 (8.51%) DNS
4 4 (8.51%) SAN
5 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.26%) Intranet
7 1 (2.13%) Internet
7 1 (2.13%) Firewall
7 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.13%) LAN
7 1 (2.13%) SMS
7 1 (2.13%) VoIP
7 1 (2.13%) WAN
7 1 (2.13%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.13%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.13%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (2.13%) MSI
General
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Legal
2 1 (2.13%) Multimedia
2 1 (2.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Desktop Support
2 15 (31.91%) Support Engineer
3 14 (29.79%) Analyst
4 13 (27.66%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (19.15%) Support Analyst
6 8 (17.02%) 1st Line Support
6 8 (17.02%) Service Analyst
6 8 (17.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 8 (17.02%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (17.02%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) IT Support
8 3 (6.38%) Remote Desktop Support
9 2 (4.26%) Systems Support Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Customer Support Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Administrator
9 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Blackberry
1 4 (8.51%) Smartphone
1 4 (8.51%) iPad
2 2 (4.26%) Handset
2 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (53.19%) Windows 7
3 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.77%) Windows 2000
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Vista
5 4 (8.51%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.38%) NetWare
7 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) ITIL
2 2 (4.26%) ITSM
2 2 (4.26%) Time Management
3 1 (2.13%) ITIL V2
3 1 (2.13%) Software Deployment
3 1 (2.13%) Line Management
3 1 (2.13%) Data Security
3 1 (2.13%) Migration
3 1 (2.13%) Document Management
3 1 (2.13%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) VBScript
2 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (12.77%) MCP
2 6 (12.77%) MCSE
3 5 (10.64%) MCSA
4 4 (8.51%) MCTS
4 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.38%) MCITP
6 1 (2.13%) CCNA
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (65.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.51%) XenApp
3 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) SCCM
2 3 (6.38%) SCOM
3 2 (4.26%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (4.26%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.13%) WSUS
4 1 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.13%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 12 (25.53%) Citrix
3 7 (14.89%) HP
4 5 (10.64%) VMware
5 4 (8.51%) Novell
6 3 (6.38%) Lotus
7 2 (4.26%) Apple
7 2 (4.26%) Symantec
7 2 (4.26%) Wyse
7 2 (4.26%) Dell
7 2 (4.26%) EMC
7 2 (4.26%) Juniper
7 2 (4.26%) Meru Networks
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco
8 1 (2.13%) AppSense
8 1 (2.13%) Altiris
8 1 (2.13%) Orchard
8 1 (2.13%) Kofax
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