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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 78 44 25
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 7 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.65% 2.68% 4.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.52% 11.27% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 9
Average daily rate
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£150 £225 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £158 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £266 £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Average hourly rate £17.25 £11.00 £12.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.81% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £10.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £13.30 £14.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.49 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -1.90%
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
278 142 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.67% 23.79% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 83 35
Average daily rate £425 £260 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.46% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £143 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £390 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 19
Average hourly rate £32.00 £14.00 £12.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 2015. 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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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 -32 5 £148 -34.44%
Durham -5 1 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (94.74%) Windows 7
3 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
4 11 (57.89%) ITIL
5 10 (52.63%) HP
6 9 (47.37%) DHCP
6 9 (47.37%) Incident Management
7 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
7 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
8 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (26.32%) vSphere
9 5 (26.32%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (26.32%) Xen
9 5 (26.32%) Problem Management
9 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
9 5 (26.32%) Information Security
9 5 (26.32%) Service Management
9 5 (26.32%) ITSM
9 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
9 5 (26.32%) VMware
9 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (26.32%) McAfee
9 5 (26.32%) Cisco
9 5 (26.32%) Dell
9 5 (26.32%) Citrix
9 5 (26.32%) DNS
9 5 (26.32%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) DHCP
2 5 (26.32%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) DTS
General
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Service Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Data Centre Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support
4 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Coordinator
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) IT Support
6 1 (5.26%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
6 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) IT Support Technician
6 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Management Information System
1 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
3 3 (15.79%) PKI
4 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (94.74%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) ITIL
2 9 (47.37%) Incident Management
3 5 (26.32%) Problem Management
3 5 (26.32%) Service Management
3 5 (26.32%) ITSM
3 5 (26.32%) Information Security
4 4 (21.05%) Change Management
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) Xen
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) vSphere
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (21.05%) Unicenter
3 3 (15.79%) HP SIM
4 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) HP
3 5 (26.32%) Dell
3 5 (26.32%) Citrix
3 5 (26.32%) McAfee
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco
4 4 (21.05%) CA
5 3 (15.79%) Symantec