The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 32 26 20
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 5 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.52% 4.38% 3.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.81% 13.86% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate £185 £150 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £175 £140
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £15.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -14.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+0.95% -0.94%
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 Merseyside region.

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
64 101 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.51% 31.56% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 12
Average daily rate £425 £200 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £15.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -14.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Merseyside region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Merseyside region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
Liverpool -11 5 £185 +23.33% 2
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 7 (53.85%) Windows 8
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Vista
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (23.08%) Juniper
6 3 (23.08%) Internet
6 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) CCIE
6 3 (23.08%) CCNP
6 3 (23.08%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) WAN
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
6 3 (23.08%) Network Design
7 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
7 2 (15.38%) Local Government
7 2 (15.38%) MCDST
7 2 (15.38%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 2 (15.38%) Handset
7 2 (15.38%) Retail
7 2 (15.38%) JIRA

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (23.08%) Internet
1 3 (23.08%) LAN
1 3 (23.08%) WAN
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) VPN
2 2 (15.38%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
General
1 2 (15.38%) Local Government
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 4 (30.77%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (30.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Network Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) EPoS Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) EPoS Field Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Field Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Executive
4 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Technical Support
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Executive
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) EPoS
2 2 (15.38%) Handset
2 2 (15.38%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows 8
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Vista
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Network Design
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
3 1 (7.69%) Document Management
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCIE
1 3 (23.08%) CCNP
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) MCDST
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Citrix
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Juniper
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Wincor Nixdorf