The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 61 33 38
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 9 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.13% 2.95% 2.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.64% 10.58% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£188 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -43.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £150 £159
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Average hourly rate £9.50 £28.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.07% +154.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
Windows XP
England

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

Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
247 104 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 30.95% 27.88% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 44 28
Average daily rate £320 £240 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £165 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £379 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 24
Average hourly rate £28.50 £15.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.87% +24.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.72 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £28.17 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 19 December 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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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
Tyne and Wear -29 6 £188 -6.01% 2
Durham -13 2 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 19 (67.86%) Windows 7
3 9 (32.14%) DNS
4 8 (28.57%) SCCM
4 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
6 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (21.43%) Linux
6 6 (21.43%) SQL
6 6 (21.43%) MS Office
6 6 (21.43%) UNIX
6 6 (21.43%) JBoss
6 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (17.86%) OpenLDAP
7 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (17.86%) LDAP
7 5 (17.86%) PL/SQL
7 5 (17.86%) Oracle
7 5 (17.86%) WebLogic
7 5 (17.86%) DHCP
8 3 (10.71%) Korn
8 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
8 3 (10.71%) SSH
8 3 (10.71%) Firewall
8 3 (10.71%) NFS
8 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
8 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 6 (21.43%) JBoss
2 5 (17.86%) WebLogic
3 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) MicroStation
3 1 (3.57%) AutoCAD
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) DNS
2 5 (17.86%) OpenLDAP
2 5 (17.86%) LDAP
2 5 (17.86%) DHCP
3 3 (10.71%) SSH
3 3 (10.71%) Firewall
3 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.14%) LAN
4 2 (7.14%) WAN
5 1 (3.57%) SAN
5 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) DTS
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Support Engineer
1 8 (28.57%) Desktop Support
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Support Specialist
2 6 (21.43%) Support Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (17.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Desktop Support Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Support
5 2 (7.14%) Support Technician
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 1 (3.57%) IT Technician
6 1 (3.57%) Environment Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Windows 7
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (21.43%) Linux
3 6 (21.43%) UNIX
3 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
2 1 (3.57%) Change Management
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL
2 1 (3.57%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) PL/SQL
3 3 (10.71%) Korn
3 3 (10.71%) C
3 3 (10.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) NFS
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) CA
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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