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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 24 24 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 10 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.73% 3.23% 4.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.39% 10.61% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£170 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £175 £159
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £13.63
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 - £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 - £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.91 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.01% -10.34%
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
61 66 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.76% 30.41% 18.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 15
Average daily rate £245 £314 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.91% -10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £161 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +18.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 20 November 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
Liverpool +4 6 - - 2
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (90.48%) Windows 7
3 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 8 (38.10%) Citrix
6 7 (33.33%) MS Office
7 4 (19.05%) Windows 2000
7 4 (19.05%) PDA
7 4 (19.05%) Windows Vista
7 4 (19.05%) Migration
8 3 (14.29%) SCCM
8 3 (14.29%) Acronis
8 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
9 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (9.52%) Workflow
9 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
9 2 (9.52%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (9.52%) iPad
9 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
9 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
9 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
9 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (4.76%) Scrum
10 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (4.76%) Banking
10 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
10 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Security Testing
10 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Desktop Support
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Customer Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Customer Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) PDA
2 2 (9.52%) iPad
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (90.48%) Windows 7
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Vista
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 2000
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
2 2 (9.52%) Workflow
3 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.76%) V-Model
3 1 (4.76%) Information Assurance
3 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
3 1 (4.76%) Scrum
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) Software Testing
3 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Security Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Test Scripting
3 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
2 1 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) Citrix
3 3 (14.29%) Acronis
4 1 (4.76%) Symantec