The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 48 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 16 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.45% 2.31% 2.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.21% 9.33% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Average daily rate £211 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.58% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £11.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
195 75 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 29.82% 24.75% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 32 34
Average daily rate £256 £263 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -0.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 £13.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% +39.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £71.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 14 £211 - 5
Durham -6 1 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 24 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (42.86%) DHCP
4 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 11 (39.29%) ITIL
6 10 (35.71%) CA
6 10 (35.71%) Unicenter
6 10 (35.71%) Change Management
6 10 (35.71%) Incident Management
7 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
7 9 (32.14%) DTS
7 9 (32.14%) MS Office
8 8 (28.57%) DV Cleared
9 6 (21.43%) Migration
10 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
11 4 (14.29%) SQL
12 3 (10.71%) DNS
12 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
12 3 (10.71%) HP
12 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
12 3 (10.71%) LAN
12 3 (10.71%) WAN
12 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
13 2 (7.14%) Korn
13 2 (7.14%) i5/OS
13 2 (7.14%) iSeries
13 2 (7.14%) OpenLDAP
13 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) DHCP
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.71%) LAN
2 3 (10.71%) WAN
3 2 (7.14%) OpenLDAP
3 2 (7.14%) FTP
3 2 (7.14%) HTTP
3 2 (7.14%) VPN
3 2 (7.14%) SNA
3 2 (7.14%) LDAP
3 2 (7.14%) SSH
3 2 (7.14%) Internet
3 2 (7.14%) APPN
3 2 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) DTS
2 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.14%) DB2
General
1 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Desktop Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 6 (21.43%) Support Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
6 3 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
7 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (3.57%) UNIX Support
7 1 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) UNIX Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) UNIX Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Administrator
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Remote Desktop Support
7 1 (3.57%) Remote Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) IT Assistant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) iSeries
1 2 (7.14%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.14%) i5/OS
4 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.14%) UNIX
4 2 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.57%) OS/400
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) ITIL
2 10 (35.71%) Change Management
2 10 (35.71%) Incident Management
3 6 (21.43%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Korn
2 2 (7.14%) C
2 2 (7.14%) COBOL
2 2 (7.14%) Perl
2 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 2 (7.14%) RPG
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
3 8 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) PowerHA
2 2 (7.14%) NFS
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) Unicenter
2 2 (7.14%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (35.71%) CA
3 3 (10.71%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) JBoss
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.14%) NetIQ
5 1 (3.57%) VMware
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £9 to £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago