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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 25 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.49% 2.44% 3.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.75% 13.64% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
Average hourly rate £11.00 £16.50 £13.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +25.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -3.50%
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
53 44 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.63% 17.89% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 7
Average daily rate £200 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £201 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.65 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £21.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 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
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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 +5 9 £200 -
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
4 8 (34.78%) MS Office
4 8 (34.78%) Citrix
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
5 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
5 5 (21.74%) PDA
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Vista
6 4 (17.39%) Acronis
6 4 (17.39%) SCCM
6 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (17.39%) Windows 2000
7 3 (13.04%) DNS
7 3 (13.04%) Apple
8 2 (8.70%) Finance
8 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
8 2 (8.70%) Altiris
8 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
8 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
8 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
8 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
8 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (8.70%) iPad
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
8 2 (8.70%) Project Management
8 2 (8.70%) Service Management
8 2 (8.70%) Change Management

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
2 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Desktop Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Desktop Support
3 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) IT Support
5 3 (13.04%) Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Rollout Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.35%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Customer Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Customer Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) PDA
2 2 (8.70%) iPad
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Vista
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 2000
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
1 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
1 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
1 2 (8.70%) Project Management
1 2 (8.70%) Service Management
1 2 (8.70%) Change Management
1 2 (8.70%) ITSM
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL
2 1 (4.35%) Waterfall
2 1 (4.35%) V-Model
2 1 (4.35%) Information Assurance
2 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
2 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (4.35%) Security Testing
2 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
2 1 (4.35%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.70%) MCSE
1 2 (8.70%) HNC
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Citrix
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Acronis
3 3 (13.04%) Apple
4 2 (8.70%) Altiris
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec