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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 49 20 29
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.19% 2.52% 3.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.55% 15.79% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate
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£188 £138 £224
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -38.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £128 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £148 £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £180 £225
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.25 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -7.01%
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
168 19 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 33.40% 15.97% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 12 27
Average daily rate £329 £253 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.32% -0.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £140 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 8
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
3 13 (41.94%) Linux
3 13 (41.94%) UNIX
3 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
4 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
5 11 (35.48%) MS Office
5 11 (35.48%) SQL
6 9 (29.03%) JBoss
6 9 (29.03%) DNS
6 9 (29.03%) Red Hat
6 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
6 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
6 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (25.81%) OpenLDAP
7 8 (25.81%) Firewall
7 8 (25.81%) LDAP
7 8 (25.81%) Oracle
7 8 (25.81%) WebLogic
7 8 (25.81%) Perl
7 8 (25.81%) PL/SQL
8 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (19.35%) DTS
9 6 (19.35%) DHCP
9 6 (19.35%) NFS
9 6 (19.35%) Korn
9 6 (19.35%) SSH
9 6 (19.35%) Windows 8
10 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
10 5 (16.13%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 8 (25.81%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) DNS
2 8 (25.81%) OpenLDAP
2 8 (25.81%) Firewall
2 8 (25.81%) LDAP
3 6 (19.35%) DHCP
3 6 (19.35%) SSH
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) DTS
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Support Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) UNIX Support
3 5 (16.13%) Support Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Linux Support
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Field Service Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Field Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Support Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Service Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) UNIX Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Linux Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Linux
2 13 (41.94%) UNIX
3 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
4 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (19.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
1 5 (16.13%) Change Management
1 5 (16.13%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) Perl
2 8 (25.81%) PL/SQL
3 6 (19.35%) Korn
4 3 (9.68%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) SC Cleared
1 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (19.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) JBoss
2 9 (29.03%) Red Hat
3 8 (25.81%) Oracle
4 5 (16.13%) CA
4 5 (16.13%) HP
5 3 (9.68%) Toshiba
5 3 (9.68%) Dell
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco