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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
England / North East
Rank 48 73 56
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 46 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.82% 0.45% 0.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.33% 2.25% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 3 1
Median daily rate £335 £125 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+168.00% -60.93%
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £230 £175
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +31.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +57.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -

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
345 178 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 36.13% 19.84% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 92 101
Median daily rate £335 £365 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.21% +21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £533 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 18 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.51 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.28% +3.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £15.00 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.90 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Windows XP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the North East region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the North East region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +19 43 £330 +164.00%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (74.63%) Microsoft
3 43 (64.18%) Unix
3 43 (64.18%) Linux
4 37 (55.22%) Windows 2000
4 37 (55.22%) AIX
4 37 (55.22%) WebSphere
5 34 (50.75%) Service Management
6 33 (49.25%) ITIL
7 30 (44.78%) MS Excel
7 30 (44.78%) Open Source
7 30 (44.78%) SaaS
7 30 (44.78%) PaaS
7 30 (44.78%) IaaS
8 29 (43.28%) Analytical Skills
9 28 (41.79%) MS PowerPoint
10 27 (40.30%) ITSM
10 27 (40.30%) SLA
11 26 (38.81%) Data Management
12 25 (37.31%) Active Directory
13 23 (34.33%) Change Management
14 22 (32.84%) DevOps
15 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (26.87%) PRINCE2
16 18 (26.87%) Windows 7
17 17 (25.37%) Problem Management
18 16 (23.88%) Release Management
18 16 (23.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 16 (23.88%) SQL
19 13 (19.40%) Data Analysis

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (55.22%) WebSphere
2 9 (13.43%) SharePoint
3 8 (11.94%) IIS
4 7 (10.45%) JBoss
4 7 (10.45%) WebLogic
5 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (7.46%) MS Exchange
6 4 (5.97%) SAS
7 3 (4.48%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (2.99%) Apache
8 2 (2.99%) Jetty
8 2 (2.99%) Mongrel
8 2 (2.99%) nginx
8 2 (2.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (44.78%) MS Excel
2 28 (41.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.99%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (44.78%) IaaS
1 30 (44.78%) PaaS
1 30 (44.78%) SaaS
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.99%) Google App Engine
2 2 (2.99%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.91%) DNS
2 7 (10.45%) Firewall
2 7 (10.45%) LDAP
2 7 (10.45%) OpenLDAP
2 7 (10.45%) SSH
3 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.48%) NAS
4 3 (4.48%) VPN
5 2 (2.99%) DHCP
5 2 (2.99%) FTP
5 2 (2.99%) HTTP
5 2 (2.99%) IPsec
5 2 (2.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (4.48%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.49%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Visual Studio
2 6 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.48%) MSI
3 3 (4.48%) NMock
3 3 (4.48%) WiX
4 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.99%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.49%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (1.49%) Banking
1 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Operations Engineer
2 15 (22.39%) Analyst
3 14 (20.90%) Operations Analyst
4 13 (19.40%) Operational Support Analyst
4 13 (19.40%) Operations Support Analyst
4 13 (19.40%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 13 (19.40%) Support Analyst
4 13 (19.40%) Support Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) Administrator
6 6 (8.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (7.46%) Development Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Development Support Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.97%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.97%) Support Specialist
8 4 (5.97%) Unix Support
9 3 (4.48%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) .NET
2 6 (8.96%) Web Services
3 5 (7.46%) .NET Framework
3 5 (7.46%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.48%) XML
5 2 (2.99%) J2EE
5 2 (2.99%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 29 (43.28%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (16.42%) Tandem
3 4 (5.97%) Clustering
4 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (64.18%) Linux
2 43 (64.18%) Unix
3 37 (55.22%) AIX
3 37 (55.22%) Windows 2000
4 18 (26.87%) Windows 7
5 10 (14.93%) Windows Server
6 7 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.75%) Service Management
2 33 (49.25%) ITIL
3 30 (44.78%) Open Source
4 27 (40.30%) ITSM
5 26 (38.81%) Data Management
6 23 (34.33%) Change Management
7 22 (32.84%) DevOps
8 19 (28.36%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (26.87%) PRINCE2
10 17 (25.37%) Problem Management
11 16 (23.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 16 (23.88%) Release Management
12 13 (19.40%) Data Analysis
13 10 (14.93%) Continuous Improvement
14 3 (4.48%) Asset Management
14 3 (4.48%) Data Modelling
14 3 (4.48%) High Availability
14 3 (4.48%) Performance Management
14 3 (4.48%) Unit Testing
14 3 (4.48%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.88%) SQL
2 7 (10.45%) C#
2 7 (10.45%) Korn
2 7 (10.45%) Perl
2 7 (10.45%) PL/SQL
3 5 (7.46%) Java
3 5 (7.46%) T-SQL
4 4 (5.97%) C
5 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (19.40%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.46%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.48%) MCSA
4 3 (4.48%) MCSE
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.49%) MCITP
6 1 (1.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (40.30%) SLA
2 5 (7.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 25 (37.31%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.94%) VMware Workstation
4 7 (10.45%) NFS
5 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (4.48%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.99%) Xen
8 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (4.48%) WSUS
2 2 (2.99%) Puppet
3 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.49%) Netcool
Vendors
1 50 (74.63%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.42%) VMware
3 10 (14.93%) Oracle
4 8 (11.94%) Red Hat
5 6 (8.96%) HP
6 4 (5.97%) Dell
6 4 (5.97%) Veritas
7 2 (2.99%) Google
8 1 (1.49%) Capita
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco
8 1 (1.49%) Citrix
8 1 (1.49%) Intel Security