The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 56 65 53
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 98 70 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.14% 2.44% 3.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.07% 10.94% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 16 27
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.58% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £135 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 34
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -3.50%
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
750 640 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.01% 22.33% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 284 290
Average daily rate £313 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 87 93
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the North West region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the North West region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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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
Lancashire +9 39 £250 - 1
Manchester -11 25 £195 -2.50% 7
Cheshire -5 17 £105 -67.69% 7
Merseyside +3 11 £190 - 1
Cumbria - 4 £105 - 2
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 210 (100.00%) Windows
2 116 (55.24%) Active Directory
3 111 (52.86%) Windows 7
4 92 (43.81%) Microsoft
5 84 (40.00%) Citrix
6 74 (35.24%) MS Office
7 57 (27.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 52 (24.76%) SCCM
9 51 (24.29%) Security Cleared
10 49 (23.33%) Windows Vista
11 48 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 48 (22.86%) SC Cleared
12 38 (18.10%) Blackberry
13 37 (17.62%) Microsoft App-V
14 34 (16.19%) SLA
15 33 (15.71%) AppSense
15 33 (15.71%) Software Deployment
16 30 (14.29%) DNS
17 29 (13.81%) MS Exchange
17 29 (13.81%) VMware
18 28 (13.33%) DHCP
18 28 (13.33%) CA
19 27 (12.86%) Lumension
20 25 (11.90%) TCP/IP
20 25 (11.90%) ITIL
21 21 (10.00%) MS Excel
22 20 (9.52%) HP
23 19 (9.05%) Windows 2000
24 18 (8.57%) SQL
24 18 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 29 (13.81%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 15 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 15 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.95%) IIS
7 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.48%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 74 (35.24%) MS Office
2 21 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.76%) MS Project
4 9 (4.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.43%) Office 365
2 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.48%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 30 (14.29%) DNS
2 28 (13.33%) DHCP
3 25 (11.90%) TCP/IP
4 17 (8.10%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (8.10%) VPN
5 16 (7.62%) 3G
6 11 (5.24%) SMS
6 11 (5.24%) Wireless
7 8 (3.81%) LAN
8 7 (3.33%) SAN
9 4 (1.90%) Firewall
9 4 (1.90%) WAN
10 2 (0.95%) VoIP
10 2 (0.95%) Intranet
11 1 (0.48%) Internet
11 1 (0.48%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (5.24%) MSI
2 9 (4.29%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (1.43%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.95%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (3.81%) Finance
2 7 (3.33%) Local Government
3 2 (0.95%) Banking
4 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 67 (31.90%) Desktop Support
2 62 (29.52%) Support Engineer
3 46 (21.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 43 (20.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 38 (18.10%) Analyst
6 29 (13.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 21 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
8 20 (9.52%) Support Analyst
9 18 (8.57%) Service Analyst
9 18 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
10 14 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (5.24%) Help Desk Support
12 10 (4.76%) Applications Packager
12 10 (4.76%) Support Technician
13 9 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 8 (3.81%) IT Support
15 6 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 6 (2.86%) Help Desk Analyst
16 5 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 5 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.24%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.86%) WSH
3 3 (1.43%) .NET
4 2 (0.95%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.10%) Blackberry
2 12 (5.71%) Fat Client
2 12 (5.71%) Thin Client
3 8 (3.81%) iPad
4 7 (3.33%) Smartcard
4 7 (3.33%) PDA
5 6 (2.86%) NHS
6 4 (1.90%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.90%) Handset
7 3 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.43%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.95%) Clustering
9 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 210 (100.00%) Windows
2 111 (52.86%) Windows 7
3 57 (27.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (23.33%) Windows Vista
5 48 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (9.05%) Windows 2000
7 13 (6.19%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.86%) Linux
10 3 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.95%) NetWare
12 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.48%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.48%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.71%) Software Deployment
2 25 (11.90%) ITIL
3 10 (4.76%) TQM
4 9 (4.29%) Service Management
4 9 (4.29%) Project Management
5 7 (3.33%) Migration
5 7 (3.33%) Incident Management
6 6 (2.86%) ITSM
7 4 (1.90%) Software Distribution
7 4 (1.90%) Change Management
8 3 (1.43%) Service Delivery
8 3 (1.43%) Time Management
9 2 (0.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (0.95%) Performance Management
9 2 (0.95%) Change Control
9 2 (0.95%) ITIL V3
9 2 (0.95%) Configuration Management
9 2 (0.95%) Data Security
9 2 (0.95%) PRINCE2
9 2 (0.95%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 18 (8.57%) SQL
2 9 (4.29%) VB
3 5 (2.38%) C
4 3 (1.43%) VBScript
4 3 (1.43%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.48%) C#
5 1 (0.48%) Java
Qualifications
1 51 (24.29%) Security Cleared
2 48 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 18 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.29%) MCSE
5 8 (3.81%) MCP
6 6 (2.86%) MCSA
7 4 (1.90%) MCTS
7 4 (1.90%) MCITP
8 2 (0.95%) MCDST
8 2 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.95%) HNC
9 1 (0.48%) ISEB
9 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.48%) CCNA
9 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (16.19%) SLA
System Software
1 116 (55.24%) Active Directory
2 37 (17.62%) Microsoft App-V
3 17 (8.10%) XenApp
4 11 (5.24%) Hyper-V
5 9 (4.29%) XenServer
6 6 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (1.90%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.95%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.48%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.48%) vSphere
9 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 52 (24.76%) SCCM
2 10 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (3.81%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.90%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.43%) SCOM
7 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.48%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.48%) WSUS
7 1 (0.48%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 92 (43.81%) Microsoft
2 84 (40.00%) Citrix
3 33 (15.71%) AppSense
4 29 (13.81%) VMware
5 28 (13.33%) CA
6 27 (12.86%) Lumension
7 20 (9.52%) HP
8 9 (4.29%) Symantec
9 6 (2.86%) SonicWALL
9 6 (2.86%) Draytek
9 6 (2.86%) Sophos
9 6 (2.86%) Cisco
9 6 (2.86%) Dell
10 5 (2.38%) Apple
10 5 (2.38%) Toshiba
10 5 (2.38%) McAfee
11 4 (1.90%) Acronis
12 3 (1.43%) Novell
12 3 (1.43%) Altiris
13 2 (0.95%) IronPort
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