The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 33 18 30
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 13 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 3.35% 2.89% 2.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.93% 16.13% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate
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£225 £150 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £130 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-5.25% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £11.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +1.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.00 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £12.00 £12.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.38
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -2.60%
Windows XP
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Operating Systems Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
109 31 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 28.09% 17.92% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 17 38
Average daily rate £275 £275 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £10.81 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.73% -18.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £12.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
3 12 (42.86%) MS Office
4 11 (39.29%) UNIX
4 11 (39.29%) Linux
4 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
5 9 (32.14%) Firewall
5 9 (32.14%) Perl
5 9 (32.14%) SQL
6 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (25.00%) Korn
7 7 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
7 7 (25.00%) SSH
7 7 (25.00%) Oracle
7 7 (25.00%) WebLogic
7 7 (25.00%) PL/SQL
7 7 (25.00%) JBoss
7 7 (25.00%) LDAP
7 7 (25.00%) DNS
7 7 (25.00%) NFS
7 7 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 6 (21.43%) HP
8 6 (21.43%) Windows 8
9 4 (14.29%) Incident Management
9 4 (14.29%) Change Management
9 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (14.29%) CA

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 7 (25.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (42.86%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Firewall
2 7 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
2 7 (25.00%) SSH
2 7 (25.00%) LDAP
2 7 (25.00%) DNS
3 4 (14.29%) DHCP
4 2 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) DTS
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Analyst
1 7 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) UNIX Support
3 4 (14.29%) Linux Support
3 4 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Desktop Support
4 3 (10.71%) Support Specialist
4 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Field Service Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Field Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) UNIX Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) UNIX Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Developer
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Support Consultant
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) UNIX
2 11 (39.29%) Linux
2 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
3 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (21.43%) Windows 8
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Incident Management
1 4 (14.29%) Change Management
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) Perl
1 9 (32.14%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) Korn
2 7 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.00%) Oracle
2 7 (25.00%) JBoss
2 7 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (21.43%) HP
4 4 (14.29%) CA
5 3 (10.71%) Dell
5 3 (10.71%) Toshiba
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix