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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 66 62 55
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 75 69 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.34% 2.44% 2.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.84% 10.88% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 28
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£228 £150 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £135 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £273 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £199 £150 £165
% change year-on-year
+32.66% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 12 25
Average hourly rate £14.42 £15.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.85% +22.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £11.15 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.06 £20.90 £24.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
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 West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
692 634 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.55% 22.39% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 286 313
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 90 87
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £18.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +4.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £34.06 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Manchester +3 43 £188 +38.88% 4
Merseyside -1 12 £138 -38.88% 4
Lancashire -30 10 £240 +12.94% 2
Cheshire +5 8 £170 -20.56% 3
Cumbria +2 1 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 168 (100.00%) Windows
2 106 (63.10%) Active Directory
3 104 (61.90%) Windows 7
4 84 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 66 (39.29%) Citrix
6 64 (38.10%) MS Office
7 38 (22.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (21.43%) Windows Vista
8 36 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (17.26%) SCCM
10 26 (15.48%) MS Excel
10 26 (15.48%) MS Exchange
11 25 (14.88%) Blackberry
11 25 (14.88%) SC Cleared
11 25 (14.88%) Security Cleared
12 21 (12.50%) TCP/IP
13 20 (11.90%) Migration
13 20 (11.90%) VMware
14 19 (11.31%) Software Deployment
14 19 (11.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (11.31%) Windows 2000
14 19 (11.31%) ITIL
15 18 (10.71%) DNS
15 18 (10.71%) SLA
16 17 (10.12%) AppSense
17 16 (9.52%) DHCP
18 15 (8.93%) XenApp
19 13 (7.74%) Windows 8
20 12 (7.14%) SQL
20 12 (7.14%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 26 (15.48%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.55%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 11 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (5.95%) IBM Notes
4 9 (5.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.60%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.60%) WorkSite
Applications
1 64 (38.10%) MS Office
2 26 (15.48%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.76%) MS Project
4 6 (3.57%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.38%) Office 365
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 18 (10.71%) DNS
3 16 (9.52%) DHCP
4 10 (5.95%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (5.36%) VPN
6 8 (4.76%) 3G
7 7 (4.17%) Wireless
7 7 (4.17%) SMS
8 3 (1.79%) SAN
9 2 (1.19%) Intranet
9 2 (1.19%) Internet
9 2 (1.19%) SSL
9 2 (1.19%) Firewall
9 2 (1.19%) WAN
9 2 (1.19%) LAN
9 2 (1.19%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.19%) Network Security
9 2 (1.19%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.19%) NAS
10 1 (0.60%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 9 (5.36%) Local Government
2 7 (4.17%) Finance
3 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.60%) Banking
4 1 (0.60%) Legal
4 1 (0.60%) Back Office
4 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (24.40%) Desktop Support
2 40 (23.81%) Analyst
2 40 (23.81%) Support Engineer
3 31 (18.45%) Desktop Engineer
4 27 (16.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 21 (12.50%) Service Analyst
6 20 (11.90%) Service Desk Analyst
7 19 (11.31%) 1st Line Support
8 13 (7.74%) Support Analyst
9 10 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (5.36%) Rollout Engineer
11 8 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (3.57%) Help Desk Analyst
12 6 (3.57%) Project Manager
12 6 (3.57%) Help Desk Support
13 5 (2.98%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 5 (2.98%) IT Support
13 5 (2.98%) Support Technician
14 4 (2.38%) Tester
14 4 (2.38%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.19%) .NET
1 2 (1.19%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.60%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.88%) Blackberry
2 11 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.36%) Fat Client
3 9 (5.36%) Thin Client
4 6 (3.57%) NHS
4 6 (3.57%) Handset
5 5 (2.98%) iPad
6 4 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.79%) PDA
8 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.19%) Life Science
9 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.60%) CCTV
9 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.60%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 168 (100.00%) Windows
2 104 (61.90%) Windows 7
3 38 (22.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (21.43%) Windows Vista
4 36 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (11.31%) Windows 2000
6 13 (7.74%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.38%) Linux
9 3 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.79%) NetWare
9 3 (1.79%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.19%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.60%) CentOS
11 1 (0.60%) Android
11 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.90%) Migration
2 19 (11.31%) ITIL
2 19 (11.31%) Software Deployment
3 9 (5.36%) Project Management
4 5 (2.98%) PRINCE2
5 4 (2.38%) Service Management
5 4 (2.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (2.38%) Incident Management
6 3 (1.79%) Time Management
6 3 (1.79%) Service Delivery
6 3 (1.79%) PRINCE
6 3 (1.79%) Validation
7 2 (1.19%) CRM
7 2 (1.19%) Change Management
7 2 (1.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (1.19%) TQM
7 2 (1.19%) ITSM
7 2 (1.19%) Workflow
7 2 (1.19%) Data Migration
7 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.14%) SQL
2 4 (2.38%) VBScript
3 3 (1.79%) VB
3 3 (1.79%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.19%) C
5 1 (0.60%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (14.88%) SC Cleared
1 25 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.57%) MCSE
4 4 (2.38%) MCSA
5 3 (1.79%) MCDST
5 3 (1.79%) MCITP
5 3 (1.79%) MCP
6 2 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.19%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.19%) CCNA
6 2 (1.19%) ISEB
6 2 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.60%) HIPAA
System Software
1 106 (63.10%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.93%) XenApp
3 12 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.57%) XenServer
5 4 (2.38%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.19%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.19%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.60%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 29 (17.26%) SCCM
2 8 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.98%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.19%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.19%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.60%) MOM
5 1 (0.60%) Netcool
5 1 (0.60%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 84 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 66 (39.29%) Citrix
3 20 (11.90%) VMware
4 17 (10.12%) AppSense
5 12 (7.14%) HP
6 11 (6.55%) CA
6 11 (6.55%) Lumension
7 10 (5.95%) Lotus
8 6 (3.57%) Symantec
9 4 (2.38%) Oracle
9 4 (2.38%) McAfee
10 3 (1.79%) Acronis
10 3 (1.79%) Cisco
10 3 (1.79%) Dell
10 3 (1.79%) Remedy
10 3 (1.79%) Novell
11 2 (1.19%) Apple
11 2 (1.19%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.19%) Draytek
11 2 (1.19%) Imperva
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