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 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 106 63 28
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -35
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 18 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.12% 1.09% 4.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.54% 4.19% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 10
Median daily rate £290 £120 £236
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+141.66% -49.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £120 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £264
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
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
708 215 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 44.19% 25.93% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 117 108
Median daily rate £283 £300 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.68% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £151 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 29 12
Median hourly rate £28.00 £13.71 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.23% -2.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £31.70 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -48 17 £300 +150.00% 1
Durham - 1 £110 -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (75.86%) Active Directory
3 17 (58.62%) Linux
3 17 (58.62%) SQL
4 16 (55.17%) DNS
4 16 (55.17%) Red Hat
4 16 (55.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (44.83%) Unix
6 12 (41.38%) Perl
6 12 (41.38%) PL/SQL
6 12 (41.38%) Oracle
6 12 (41.38%) Validation
6 12 (41.38%) Korn
6 12 (41.38%) DevOps
6 12 (41.38%) Defect Management
6 12 (41.38%) Mentoring
7 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
7 11 (37.93%) SSH
7 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (34.48%) HP
9 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
9 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
10 8 (27.59%) OpenLDAP
10 8 (27.59%) Firewall
10 8 (27.59%) WebLogic
10 8 (27.59%) JBoss
10 8 (27.59%) LDAP
11 7 (24.14%) SMS
11 7 (24.14%) DHCP

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 8 (27.59%) JBoss
1 8 (27.59%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.90%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (55.17%) DNS
2 11 (37.93%) SSH
3 8 (27.59%) Firewall
3 8 (27.59%) LDAP
3 8 (27.59%) OpenLDAP
4 7 (24.14%) 3G
4 7 (24.14%) DHCP
4 7 (24.14%) SMS
4 7 (24.14%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (20.69%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (10.34%) Intranet
7 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Support Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Desktop Support
2 6 (20.69%) Linux Support
2 6 (20.69%) Unix Support
3 5 (17.24%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Linux Support Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Support Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Unix Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Unix Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Monitoring Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 1st Line Technical Support
5 2 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
1 7 (24.14%) Fat Client
1 7 (24.14%) Thin Client
2 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (58.62%) Linux
3 16 (55.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (44.83%) Unix
5 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
7 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
8 4 (13.79%) AIX
8 4 (13.79%) HPUX
8 4 (13.79%) Solaris
9 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Defect Management
1 12 (41.38%) DevOps
1 12 (41.38%) Mentoring
1 12 (41.38%) Validation
2 7 (24.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 7 (24.14%) Service Management
2 7 (24.14%) Software Delivery
3 4 (13.79%) ITIL
3 4 (13.79%) Release Management
4 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) Korn
2 12 (41.38%) Perl
2 12 (41.38%) PL/SQL
3 4 (13.79%) Bourne shell
3 4 (13.79%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
3 4 (13.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 22 (75.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) NFS
2 7 (24.14%) XenApp
3 6 (20.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 3 (10.34%) Netcool
2 3 (10.34%) SCOM
2 3 (10.34%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.45%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 16 (55.17%) Red Hat
2 12 (41.38%) Oracle
3 10 (34.48%) HP
4 7 (24.14%) Citrix
4 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.69%) AppSense
5 6 (20.69%) ThinPrint
5 6 (20.69%) VMware
6 3 (10.34%) CA
6 3 (10.34%) IBM