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 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 67 59 55
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 26 21 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.89% 1.75% 3.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.35% 9.81% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 7
Average daily rate
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£185 £240 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.91% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £114 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £275 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £173 £180 £225
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 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 £10.00 £10.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £12.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+1.88% -8.62%
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
278 214 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.25% 17.79% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 112 130
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £426 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 41
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.76%

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 30 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 30 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
Bolton - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (62.79%) Active Directory
3 25 (58.14%) Windows 7
4 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
5 12 (27.91%) Citrix
6 11 (25.58%) MS Office
6 11 (25.58%) MS Exchange
7 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (18.60%) SCCM
7 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
8 7 (16.28%) ITIL
8 7 (16.28%) Windows 2000
8 7 (16.28%) HP
9 5 (11.63%) Windows Vista
9 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (11.63%) VMware
9 5 (11.63%) DHCP
9 5 (11.63%) VPN
9 5 (11.63%) DNS
10 4 (9.30%) SAN
10 4 (9.30%) Novell
10 4 (9.30%) Lotus
10 4 (9.30%) IBM Notes
10 4 (9.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (9.30%) Wireless
10 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (9.30%) XenApp
10 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (25.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.30%) IBM Notes
3 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (9.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) WorkSite
Applications
1 11 (25.58%) MS Office
2 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) DHCP
1 5 (11.63%) VPN
1 5 (11.63%) DNS
2 4 (9.30%) SAN
2 4 (9.30%) Wireless
3 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.65%) LAN
4 2 (4.65%) Intranet
4 2 (4.65%) WAN
4 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.33%) VLAN
5 1 (2.33%) Internet
5 1 (2.33%) Firewall
5 1 (2.33%) SMS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.33%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.33%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (2.33%) MSI
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Legal
2 1 (2.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Desktop Support
2 14 (32.56%) Support Engineer
3 10 (23.26%) Analyst
4 9 (20.93%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (18.60%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (18.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (13.95%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (13.95%) Service Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Support Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (6.98%) IT Support
8 3 (6.98%) Remote Desktop Support
9 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.65%) Applications Packager
9 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (4.65%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Handset
3 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.33%) CCTV
3 1 (2.33%) iPad
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (58.14%) Windows 7
3 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (16.28%) Windows 2000
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Vista
6 4 (9.30%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.98%) NetWare
8 2 (4.65%) Windows NT
8 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) ITIL
2 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
2 2 (4.65%) ITSM
3 1 (2.33%) Migration
3 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.33%) Document Management
3 1 (2.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (2.33%) Time Management
3 1 (2.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (2.33%) Service Management
3 1 (2.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) VBScript
2 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) MCITP
4 2 (4.65%) MCP
4 2 (4.65%) MCSE
4 2 (4.65%) MCSA
5 1 (2.33%) CCNA
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (62.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.30%) XenApp
3 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
3 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) SCOM
3 2 (4.65%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.33%) WSUS
4 1 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.33%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 19 (44.19%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.91%) Citrix
3 7 (16.28%) HP
4 5 (11.63%) VMware
5 4 (9.30%) Novell
5 4 (9.30%) Lotus
6 2 (4.65%) Apple
6 2 (4.65%) Symantec
6 2 (4.65%) Wyse
6 2 (4.65%) EMC
6 2 (4.65%) Juniper
6 2 (4.65%) Meru Networks
7 1 (2.33%) AppSense
7 1 (2.33%) Altiris
7 1 (2.33%) Orchard
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco
7 1 (2.33%) Dell
7 1 (2.33%) Kofax
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