The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Manchester region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 47 44 65
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +21
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 39 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.76% 3.01% 1.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.78% 14.95% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 6
Average daily rate £120 £233 £114
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.38% +104.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £83 £183 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £240 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 12
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.25 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.13 £19.60 £17.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
283 194 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.00% 20.10% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 78 123
Average daily rate £300 £270 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 40
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% -7.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.71 £27.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
North West

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Wigan - 2 - - 1
Bolton -5 1 - -
Cheadle - - - -
Salford - - - - 3
Altrincham - - - - 1
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 69 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (72.46%) Active Directory
3 44 (63.77%) Microsoft
4 42 (60.87%) MS Office
5 33 (47.83%) Windows 7
6 23 (33.33%) Citrix
7 22 (31.88%) Blackberry
8 21 (30.43%) VPN
8 21 (30.43%) MS Excel
9 20 (28.99%) HP
10 18 (26.09%) MS Exchange
10 18 (26.09%) Windows 2000
11 16 (23.19%) NetWare
11 16 (23.19%) ServiceCenter
12 15 (21.74%) IBM Notes
12 15 (21.74%) VBScript
12 15 (21.74%) Lotus
13 14 (20.29%) ITIL
14 13 (18.84%) Novell
15 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (17.39%) PowerShell
15 12 (17.39%) XenDesktop
16 9 (13.04%) SLA
16 9 (13.04%) Windows Vista
17 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
17 7 (10.14%) Finance
17 7 (10.14%) VMware
17 7 (10.14%) MCP
17 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
18 6 (8.70%) MCSE

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 15 (21.74%) IBM Notes
3 5 (7.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 42 (60.87%) MS Office
2 21 (30.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.43%) VPN
2 5 (7.25%) Wireless
3 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.35%) DNS
4 3 (4.35%) VoIP
4 3 (4.35%) WAN
4 3 (4.35%) DHCP
5 2 (2.90%) SAN
5 2 (2.90%) Intranet
6 1 (1.45%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.45%) LAN
6 1 (1.45%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (1.45%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.45%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (10.14%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Law
2 1 (1.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 22 (31.88%) Support Engineer
2 19 (27.54%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (24.64%) Analyst
4 12 (17.39%) 1st Line Support
5 11 (15.94%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (15.94%) Desktop Support
5 11 (15.94%) Service Analyst
6 9 (13.04%) Support Analyst
6 9 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (10.14%) IT Support
8 6 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Remote Desktop Support
10 3 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
10 3 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
10 3 (4.35%) Applications Packager
11 2 (2.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 1 (1.45%) Desktop Technician
12 1 (1.45%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) .NET
2 2 (2.90%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (31.88%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.25%) NHS
3 4 (5.80%) Smartphone
3 4 (5.80%) iPad
4 1 (1.45%) Social Media
4 1 (1.45%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 69 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (47.83%) Windows 7
3 18 (26.09%) Windows 2000
4 16 (23.19%) NetWare
5 9 (13.04%) Windows Vista
6 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (8.70%) Windows 8
8 5 (7.25%) Windows NT
9 4 (5.80%) Apple iOS
10 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.90%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.45%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) ITIL
2 6 (8.70%) Migration
3 4 (5.80%) ITSM
3 4 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (4.35%) Time Management
5 2 (2.90%) Service Management
5 2 (2.90%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.45%) ITIL V2
6 1 (1.45%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.45%) Supplier Management
6 1 (1.45%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.45%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.45%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.45%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) VBScript
2 12 (17.39%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.35%) VB
4 2 (2.90%) AppleScript
4 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.45%) C#
5 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.14%) MCP
3 6 (8.70%) MCSE
4 5 (7.25%) MCTS
4 5 (7.25%) MCSA
5 1 (1.45%) Degree
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (72.46%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.39%) XenDesktop
3 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.35%) XenApp
5 2 (2.90%) MetaFrame
5 2 (2.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.90%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.90%) vSphere
6 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (23.19%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (4.35%) SCCM
3 2 (2.90%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.45%) ZENworks
4 1 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 44 (63.77%) Microsoft
2 23 (33.33%) Citrix
3 20 (28.99%) HP
4 15 (21.74%) Lotus
5 13 (18.84%) Novell
6 7 (10.14%) VMware
7 5 (7.25%) Dell
8 2 (2.90%) Apple
8 2 (2.90%) IBM
8 2 (2.90%) Symantec
8 2 (2.90%) AppSense
9 1 (1.45%) Altiris
9 1 (1.45%) Cisco
9 1 (1.45%) Wyse
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