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 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 73 56 43
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -13
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 4 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.43% 0.48% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.27% 2.04% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Average daily rate £108 £320 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.40% +13.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £320 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £320 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £188 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
176 147 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 19.09% 23.63% 37.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 86 97
Average daily rate £325 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 16
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.32 £32.00 £28.04
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 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -26 4 £108 -66.40%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
5 4 (33.33%) Service Management
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (25.00%) MS Office
6 3 (25.00%) HP
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
7 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
7 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (16.67%) VMware
7 2 (16.67%) ITSM
7 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 2 (16.67%) Information Security
7 2 (16.67%) Dell
7 2 (16.67%) Citrix
7 2 (16.67%) DHCP
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) Intel Security
7 2 (16.67%) Intranet

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DHCP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) Intranet
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (8.33%) TestDirector
1 1 (8.33%) WinRunner
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Technical Support
2 2 (16.67%) Coordinator
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Support
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (16.67%) IT Technician
2 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Support
2 2 (16.67%) Support Technician
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 2 (16.67%) UAT Coordinator
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Packager
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) IT Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
7 1 (8.33%) AIX
7 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) Service Management
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Email Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Information Security
3 2 (16.67%) ITSM
3 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MCITP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) MCTS
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
2 1 (8.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Netcool
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Dell
3 2 (16.67%) Intel Security
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Veritas