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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 57 69 52
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 95 72 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.99% 2.42% 3.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.09% 10.71% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 15 24
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.58% -22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £135 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £355 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 38
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
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 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% -6.89%
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
726 672 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.87% 22.58% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 296 316
Average daily rate £323 £320 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 84 93
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.55 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -10 34 £248 - 2
Manchester -4 27 £195 +1.96% 5
Cheshire +9 18 £105 -61.81% 5
Merseyside +8 13 £190 -41.53% 5
Cumbria -6 1 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 197 (100.00%) Windows
2 114 (57.87%) Active Directory
3 112 (56.85%) Windows 7
4 86 (43.65%) Microsoft
5 82 (41.62%) Citrix
6 72 (36.55%) MS Office
7 54 (27.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 51 (25.89%) SCCM
9 49 (24.87%) Windows Vista
9 49 (24.87%) Security Cleared
10 47 (23.86%) SC Cleared
11 45 (22.84%) Windows Server 2008
12 39 (19.80%) Blackberry
13 35 (17.77%) Microsoft App-V
14 33 (16.75%) SLA
14 33 (16.75%) Software Deployment
15 31 (15.74%) AppSense
16 28 (14.21%) MS Exchange
16 28 (14.21%) DNS
17 27 (13.71%) DHCP
17 27 (13.71%) CA
17 27 (13.71%) VMware
18 26 (13.20%) Lumension
19 23 (11.68%) TCP/IP
20 21 (10.66%) MS Excel
20 21 (10.66%) ITIL
21 18 (9.14%) Exchange Server 2003
21 18 (9.14%) Windows 2000
21 18 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
21 18 (9.14%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 28 (14.21%) MS Exchange
2 18 (9.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 15 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (6.60%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.52%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.51%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.51%) WorkSite
Applications
1 72 (36.55%) MS Office
2 21 (10.66%) MS Excel
3 10 (5.08%) MS Project
4 7 (3.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.52%) Office 365
2 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.51%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.21%) DNS
2 27 (13.71%) DHCP
3 23 (11.68%) TCP/IP
4 16 (8.12%) Wi-Fi
5 15 (7.61%) VPN
5 15 (7.61%) 3G
6 11 (5.58%) Wireless
7 10 (5.08%) SMS
8 5 (2.54%) LAN
8 5 (2.54%) SAN
9 2 (1.02%) Intranet
9 2 (1.02%) WAN
10 1 (0.51%) VoIP
10 1 (0.51%) Internet
10 1 (0.51%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (0.51%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (5.58%) MSI
2 9 (4.57%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (1.52%) AdminStudio
4 2 (1.02%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (4.06%) Finance
2 7 (3.55%) Local Government
3 2 (1.02%) Banking
4 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.51%) Legal
4 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (32.99%) Desktop Support
2 62 (31.47%) Support Engineer
3 45 (22.84%) Desktop Engineer
4 42 (21.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 39 (19.80%) Analyst
6 26 (13.20%) 2nd Line Support
7 20 (10.15%) 1st Line Support
7 20 (10.15%) Support Analyst
8 19 (9.64%) Service Analyst
8 19 (9.64%) Service Desk Analyst
9 13 (6.60%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (5.08%) Applications Packager
11 9 (4.57%) Support Technician
11 9 (4.57%) Help Desk Support
12 8 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 7 (3.55%) IT Support
14 6 (3.05%) Help Desk Analyst
15 5 (2.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 5 (2.54%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.08%) Application Packaging
2 6 (3.05%) WSH
3 2 (1.02%) .NET
3 2 (1.02%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 39 (19.80%) Blackberry
2 12 (6.09%) Thin Client
2 12 (6.09%) Fat Client
3 11 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.06%) iPad
5 6 (3.05%) Smartcard
6 5 (2.54%) PDA
7 4 (2.03%) Handset
7 4 (2.03%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.52%) NHS
9 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 197 (100.00%) Windows
2 112 (56.85%) Windows 7
3 54 (27.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (24.87%) Windows Vista
5 45 (22.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (9.14%) Windows 2000
7 10 (5.08%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.05%) Linux
9 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (1.52%) NetWare
11 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.51%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.75%) Software Deployment
2 21 (10.66%) ITIL
3 9 (4.57%) TQM
4 8 (4.06%) Project Management
5 7 (3.55%) Service Management
6 6 (3.05%) ITSM
6 6 (3.05%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.03%) Software Distribution
7 4 (2.03%) Migration
8 3 (1.52%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.02%) CRM
9 2 (1.02%) Line Management
9 2 (1.02%) ITIL V3
9 2 (1.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (1.02%) Time Management
10 1 (0.51%) Performance Management
10 1 (0.51%) V-Model
10 1 (0.51%) Information Assurance
10 1 (0.51%) Waterfall
10 1 (0.51%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.61%) SQL
2 9 (4.57%) VB
3 5 (2.54%) C
4 4 (2.03%) VBScript
5 2 (1.02%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 49 (24.87%) Security Cleared
2 47 (23.86%) SC Cleared
3 18 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.06%) MCP
4 8 (4.06%) MCSE
5 6 (3.05%) MCSA
6 4 (2.03%) MCTS
6 4 (2.03%) MCITP
7 2 (1.02%) MCDST
8 1 (0.51%) HNC
8 1 (0.51%) CCNA
8 1 (0.51%) ISEB
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (16.75%) SLA
System Software
1 114 (57.87%) Active Directory
2 35 (17.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (8.12%) XenApp
4 11 (5.58%) Hyper-V
5 9 (4.57%) XenServer
6 6 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.03%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.02%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.51%) vSphere
9 1 (0.51%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 51 (25.89%) SCCM
2 10 (5.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (4.06%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (3.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (2.03%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.52%) SCOM
7 2 (1.02%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.51%) WSUS
8 1 (0.51%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.51%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 86 (43.65%) Microsoft
2 82 (41.62%) Citrix
3 31 (15.74%) AppSense
4 27 (13.71%) VMware
4 27 (13.71%) CA
5 26 (13.20%) Lumension
6 18 (9.14%) HP
7 9 (4.57%) Symantec
8 6 (3.05%) Sophos
8 6 (3.05%) Cisco
8 6 (3.05%) SonicWALL
8 6 (3.05%) Draytek
9 5 (2.54%) McAfee
10 4 (2.03%) Novell
10 4 (2.03%) Dell
10 4 (2.03%) Acronis
11 3 (1.52%) Lotus
11 3 (1.52%) Apple
12 2 (1.02%) Toshiba
12 2 (1.02%) Wyse
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