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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 67 39 39
Rank change year-on-year
-28 0
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 4 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.59% 0.61% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.94% 2.47% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £108 £320 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.40% +60.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £320 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £320 £205
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £188 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
136 81 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 20.21% 24.62% 43.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 57 80
Average daily rate £365 £320 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% +30.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £253 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 12
Average hourly rate £20.68 £13.83 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.49% -45.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £10.20 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.18 £16.16 £28.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
4 4 (50.00%) Service Management
4 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (37.50%) MS Office
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (25.00%) Intranet
6 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (25.00%) Dell
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (25.00%) ITSM
6 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) Information Security
6 2 (25.00%) Email Migration
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
7 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
7 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (12.50%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Intranet
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
1 1 (12.50%) TestDirector
1 1 (12.50%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Technical Support
2 2 (25.00%) Coordinator
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Support
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Support
2 2 (25.00%) UAT Coordinator
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) IT Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) Email Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Information Security
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCITP
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) MCTS
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (12.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Dell
2 2 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Intel Security
3 1 (12.50%) Veritas
3 1 (12.50%) VMware