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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 64 55 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 17 25 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.36% 2.19% 3.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.92% 10.46% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 12
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£320 £240 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +16.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £208 £225
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 15
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £15.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
287 239 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.00% 20.96% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 115 104
Average daily rate £320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 37
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -26.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £9.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.88 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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
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 1 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - -
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (62.26%) Microsoft
3 32 (60.38%) Active Directory
4 28 (52.83%) Windows 7
5 21 (39.62%) MS Office
6 13 (24.53%) ITIL
6 13 (24.53%) Citrix
7 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
8 10 (18.87%) MS Exchange
9 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (13.21%) Windows 8
11 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (13.21%) MCP
12 6 (11.32%) SLA
12 6 (11.32%) Blackberry
12 6 (11.32%) Wireless
12 6 (11.32%) SCCM
13 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (9.43%) DHCP
13 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
13 5 (9.43%) HP
13 5 (9.43%) MCSE
14 4 (7.55%) MCSA
14 4 (7.55%) VPN
14 4 (7.55%) DNS
14 4 (7.55%) Symantec
14 4 (7.55%) NHS
14 4 (7.55%) SAN
14 4 (7.55%) iPad

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 10 (18.87%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.77%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (39.62%) MS Office
2 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) Wireless
2 5 (9.43%) DHCP
2 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.55%) VPN
3 4 (7.55%) DNS
3 4 (7.55%) SAN
4 2 (3.77%) Intranet
5 1 (1.89%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.89%) Firewall
5 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.89%) LAN
5 1 (1.89%) SMS
5 1 (1.89%) VoIP
5 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.89%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.89%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.89%) MSI
General
1 2 (3.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.89%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Analyst
2 15 (28.30%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (24.53%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (20.75%) Support Engineer
4 11 (20.75%) Support Analyst
5 10 (18.87%) Desktop Support
6 9 (16.98%) Service Analyst
6 9 (16.98%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (11.32%) IT Support
7 6 (11.32%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (11.32%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (9.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (5.66%) Help Desk Support
11 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 2 (3.77%) Administrator
11 2 (3.77%) Applications Packager
11 2 (3.77%) Systems Analyst
11 2 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
11 2 (3.77%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) Application Packaging
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.55%) NHS
2 4 (7.55%) iPad
2 4 (7.55%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.89%) Handset
3 1 (1.89%) Social Media
3 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (52.83%) Windows 7
3 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (13.21%) Windows 8
4 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.55%) Windows Vista
6 2 (3.77%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.89%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) ITIL
2 3 (5.66%) Migration
2 3 (5.66%) Time Management
3 2 (3.77%) Service Management
4 1 (1.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.89%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.89%) ITIL V2
4 1 (1.89%) Software Deployment
4 1 (1.89%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) C#
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
1 1 (1.89%) VBScript
1 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (13.21%) MCP
3 5 (9.43%) MCSE
4 4 (7.55%) MCSA
4 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.55%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.55%) MCTS
5 3 (5.66%) MCITP
6 1 (1.89%) Degree
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.89%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (60.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.66%) XenApp
3 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) SCCM
2 4 (7.55%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.66%) SCOM
4 1 (1.89%) WSUS
4 1 (1.89%) ZENworks
4 1 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 33 (62.26%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.53%) Citrix
3 5 (9.43%) HP
4 4 (7.55%) Symantec
4 4 (7.55%) VMware
5 3 (5.66%) Dell
6 2 (3.77%) EMC
6 2 (3.77%) Juniper
6 2 (3.77%) Lotus
6 2 (3.77%) Meru Networks
6 2 (3.77%) Apple
7 1 (1.89%) Altiris
7 1 (1.89%) AppSense
7 1 (1.89%) Wyse
7 1 (1.89%) Novell
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago