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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 135 88 52
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -36
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 29 63 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 1.70% 2.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.60% 7.73% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 23 31
Median daily rate £118 £235 £223
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +5.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £119 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £475 £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £184 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 21
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £17.37 £20.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -0.92%
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
805 815 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.42% 22.00% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 429 338
Median daily rate £400 £350 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +21.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 85 75
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £20.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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
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 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Cheshire -9 10 £116 -72.32%
Manchester -29 9 £135 - 3
Merseyside -2 7 - - 1
Lancashire +1 3 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 West region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (61.67%) Active Directory
3 32 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 23 (38.33%) Windows 7
5 19 (31.67%) MS Office
6 18 (30.00%) Windows 8
7 17 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (21.67%) ITIL
8 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (16.67%) Blackberry
9 10 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 9 (15.00%) NHS
10 9 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (13.33%) Windows Server
11 8 (13.33%) Problem Management
11 8 (13.33%) German Language
11 8 (13.33%) Finance
11 8 (13.33%) VMware
12 7 (11.67%) Italian Language
12 7 (11.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (11.67%) ITSM
12 7 (11.67%) Apple iOS
12 7 (11.67%) Driving Licence
13 6 (10.00%) Extranet
13 6 (10.00%) ClearQuest
13 6 (10.00%) Remedy
13 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
13 6 (10.00%) ClearCase
13 6 (10.00%) Oracle
13 6 (10.00%) Citrix

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (11.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.67%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (31.67%) MS Office
2 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) Extranet
2 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.33%) DNS
3 2 (3.33%) LAN
3 2 (3.33%) WAN
4 1 (1.67%) DHCP
4 1 (1.67%) Firewall
4 1 (1.67%) Internet
4 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.67%) VPN
4 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) MS Access
1 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) ClearCase
1 6 (10.00%) ClearQuest
2 2 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (1.67%) MSI
General
1 8 (13.33%) Finance
1 8 (13.33%) German Language
2 7 (11.67%) Italian Language
3 6 (10.00%) Dutch Language
3 6 (10.00%) French Language
3 6 (10.00%) Law
4 5 (8.33%) Legal
4 5 (8.33%) Portuguese Language
5 4 (6.67%) Back Office
6 3 (5.00%) Local Government
7 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
7 2 (3.33%) Retail
7 2 (3.33%) Russian Language
8 1 (1.67%) Marketing
8 1 (1.67%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (43.33%) Analyst
2 19 (31.67%) Service Analyst
2 19 (31.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) Desktop Support
4 7 (11.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (11.67%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Support Technician
5 6 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Field Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Build Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Field Support Technician
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 9 (15.00%) NHS
3 7 (11.67%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.33%) EPoS
4 2 (3.33%) iPhone
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) Handset
5 1 (1.67%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.67%) Informatics
5 1 (1.67%) iPad
5 1 (1.67%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (38.33%) Windows 7
3 18 (30.00%) Windows 8
4 17 (28.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (13.33%) Windows Server
7 7 (11.67%) Apple iOS
8 4 (6.67%) Mac OS
8 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.67%) Android
9 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) ITIL
2 8 (13.33%) Problem Management
3 7 (11.67%) ITSM
4 6 (10.00%) Document Management
5 4 (6.67%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.33%) Change Management
6 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.33%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (3.33%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.33%) Supplier Management
7 1 (1.67%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.67%) Migration
7 1 (1.67%) Network Management
7 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.67%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.67%) Resource Management
7 1 (1.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.67%) CCNA
2 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (6.67%) MCDST
3 3 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.00%) MCP
4 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (61.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.33%) XenApp
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (10.00%) WSUS
2 4 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (1.67%) DameWare
Vendors
1 32 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.33%) VMware
3 6 (10.00%) Citrix
3 6 (10.00%) Oracle
3 6 (10.00%) Remedy
4 4 (6.67%) Cisco
5 2 (3.33%) Apple
5 2 (3.33%) BMC
5 2 (3.33%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 1 (1.67%) Altiris
6 1 (1.67%) AppSense
6 1 (1.67%) Autodesk
6 1 (1.67%) IBM
6 1 (1.67%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.67%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.67%) Lotus
6 1 (1.67%) Symantec
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