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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 27 18 25
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 12 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.43% 4.17% 1.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.26% 20.00% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£150 - £82
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £146 £225
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.18 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% +26.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £13.74
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +1.89%
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
117 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 33.43% 20.83% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 12 27
Average daily rate £325 £388 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +59.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £280 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £450 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.18 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.36% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.73 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.50 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 6 March 2015. 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 +2 11 £150 - 2
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) Windows 7
3 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
4 13 (56.52%) MS Office
4 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
5 10 (43.48%) Citrix
6 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
6 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (17.39%) Migration
8 3 (13.04%) Internet
9 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
9 2 (8.70%) SQL
9 2 (8.70%) SMS
9 2 (8.70%) VMS
9 2 (8.70%) OpenVMS
9 2 (8.70%) Workflow
9 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
9 2 (8.70%) SCCM
9 2 (8.70%) SCOM
9 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
10 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
10 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
10 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (4.35%) Time Management
10 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
10 1 (4.35%) VMware

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (56.52%) MS Office
2 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) SMS
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Support Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Service Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support
5 3 (13.04%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
6 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) IT Support
6 2 (8.70%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) SCCM Specialist
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.35%) CLARiiON
1 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (78.26%) Windows 7
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
4 2 (8.70%) VMS
4 2 (8.70%) OpenVMS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Migration
2 2 (8.70%) Workflow
2 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
1 2 (8.70%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) MOM
2 1 (4.35%) Netcool
2 1 (4.35%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) Remedy
3 1 (4.35%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Computacenter
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) EMC
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
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