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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 65 53 42
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 16 24 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.28% 2.13% 3.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.67% 9.80% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 12
Average daily rate
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£320 £220 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £213
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 17
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.40 £10.80
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
282 245 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.52% 21.74% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 118 99
Average daily rate £320 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.69%
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 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.30 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £36.80
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (61.82%) Active Directory
3 33 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 29 (52.73%) Windows 7
5 21 (38.18%) MS Office
6 13 (23.64%) ITIL
6 13 (23.64%) Citrix
7 11 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (16.36%) MS Exchange
10 7 (12.73%) MCP
10 7 (12.73%) SLA
10 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (12.73%) Windows 8
11 6 (10.91%) Wireless
11 6 (10.91%) SCCM
11 6 (10.91%) Blackberry
12 5 (9.09%) NHS
12 5 (9.09%) MCSE
12 5 (9.09%) DHCP
12 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
12 5 (9.09%) HP
12 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (9.09%) Windows Vista
13 4 (7.27%) MCTS
13 4 (7.27%) Smartphone
13 4 (7.27%) VMware
13 4 (7.27%) Backup Exec
13 4 (7.27%) iPad

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 9 (16.36%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.45%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (38.18%) MS Office
2 11 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Wireless
2 5 (9.09%) DHCP
2 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.27%) VPN
3 4 (7.27%) DNS
3 4 (7.27%) SAN
4 2 (3.64%) Intranet
5 1 (1.82%) Firewall
5 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.82%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.82%) LAN
5 1 (1.82%) SMS
5 1 (1.82%) VoIP
5 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.82%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.82%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.82%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.82%) MSI
General
1 2 (3.64%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Law
2 1 (1.82%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Analyst
2 15 (27.27%) 2nd Line Support
3 12 (21.82%) 1st Line Support
3 12 (21.82%) Support Engineer
4 11 (20.00%) Desktop Support
4 11 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 10 (18.18%) Service Analyst
5 10 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (12.73%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (10.91%) IT Support
7 6 (10.91%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 6 (10.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (5.45%) Help Desk Support
10 2 (3.64%) Systems Support Analyst
10 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 2 (3.64%) Customer Support Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 2 (3.64%) Administrator
10 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
1 1 (1.82%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.09%) NHS
3 4 (7.27%) Smartphone
3 4 (7.27%) iPad
4 1 (1.82%) Social Media
4 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (52.73%) Windows 7
3 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (12.73%) Windows 8
5 5 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.82%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) ITIL
2 3 (5.45%) Migration
2 3 (5.45%) Time Management
3 2 (3.64%) Service Management
4 1 (1.82%) Data Security
4 1 (1.82%) Data Protection
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL V2
4 1 (1.82%) Software Deployment
4 1 (1.82%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.82%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.82%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.82%) C#
1 1 (1.82%) SQL
1 1 (1.82%) VBScript
1 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.73%) MCP
3 5 (9.09%) MCSE
4 4 (7.27%) MCSA
4 4 (7.27%) MCTS
4 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.45%) MCITP
6 1 (1.82%) Degree
6 1 (1.82%) CCNA
6 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (61.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.45%) XenApp
3 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) SCCM
2 4 (7.27%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.45%) SCOM
4 1 (1.82%) WSUS
4 1 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.82%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 33 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.64%) Citrix
3 5 (9.09%) HP
4 4 (7.27%) Symantec
4 4 (7.27%) VMware
5 3 (5.45%) Dell
5 3 (5.45%) Lotus
6 2 (3.64%) Apple
6 2 (3.64%) Juniper
6 2 (3.64%) EMC
6 2 (3.64%) Meru Networks
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco
7 1 (1.82%) AppSense
7 1 (1.82%) Altiris
7 1 (1.82%) Wyse
7 1 (1.82%) Novell
Manchester, Lancashire
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