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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 69 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 63 81 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.00% 3.03% 3.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.29% 14.26% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 28 27
Average daily rate
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£175 £145 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -30.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £283 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £140 £186
% change year-on-year
+33.57% -24.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 25
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.09 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +7.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.68 £27.30 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.85 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.14% -4.34%
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
678 568 592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.56% 21.28% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 242 273
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 87 84
Average hourly rate £14.35 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £11.63 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £36.07 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 35 £188 +38.88% 13
Merseyside -4 12 £150 -35.13% 4
Cheshire -8 11 £280 +23.89% 4
Lancashire -32 3 £240 +41.17% 2
Cumbria 0 1 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 144 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (63.89%) Active Directory
3 87 (60.42%) Windows 7
4 64 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 51 (35.42%) MS Office
6 47 (32.64%) Citrix
7 28 (19.44%) MS Excel
7 28 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (18.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (16.67%) SCCM
10 23 (15.97%) MS Exchange
11 22 (15.28%) ITIL
11 22 (15.28%) Windows Vista
12 20 (13.89%) Migration
13 17 (11.81%) SC Cleared
13 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
14 16 (11.11%) Blackberry
15 14 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (9.72%) SLA
15 14 (9.72%) TCP/IP
16 13 (9.03%) DNS
16 13 (9.03%) Windows 2000
16 13 (9.03%) VMware
16 13 (9.03%) XenApp
17 11 (7.64%) AppSense
17 11 (7.64%) IBM Notes
17 11 (7.64%) DHCP
17 11 (7.64%) Lotus
18 10 (6.94%) HP
18 10 (6.94%) Incident Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 23 (15.97%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.64%) IBM Notes
3 8 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.86%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.69%) WorkSite
6 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 51 (35.42%) MS Office
2 28 (19.44%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.39%) MS Project
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.72%) TCP/IP
2 13 (9.03%) DNS
3 11 (7.64%) DHCP
4 8 (5.56%) SMS
5 7 (4.86%) VPN
6 6 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (3.47%) 3G
8 4 (2.78%) Wireless
9 3 (2.08%) SAN
9 3 (2.08%) Internet
10 2 (1.39%) Firewall
10 2 (1.39%) SSL
10 2 (1.39%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.39%) NAS
10 2 (1.39%) Network Security
10 2 (1.39%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.69%) VLAN
11 1 (0.69%) Broadband
11 1 (0.69%) LAN
11 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (1.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 8 (5.56%) Finance
2 7 (4.86%) Local Government
3 3 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.39%) Banking
4 2 (1.39%) Dutch Language
4 2 (1.39%) French Language
4 2 (1.39%) German Language
5 1 (0.69%) Back Office
5 1 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 43 (29.86%) Analyst
2 26 (18.06%) Service Analyst
3 25 (17.36%) Support Engineer
3 25 (17.36%) Service Desk Analyst
4 23 (15.97%) Desktop Support
5 20 (13.89%) Desktop Engineer
6 19 (13.19%) 1st Line Support
7 15 (10.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 13 (9.03%) Support Analyst
9 9 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
9 9 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (4.17%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 5 (3.47%) IT Support
11 5 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (3.47%) Help Desk Analyst
12 4 (2.78%) Support Technician
12 4 (2.78%) Tester
12 4 (2.78%) Team Leader
13 3 (2.08%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.39%) WSDL
1 2 (1.39%) HTML
1 2 (1.39%) Web Services
1 2 (1.39%) XML
1 2 (1.39%) Regular Expression
1 2 (1.39%) HTML5
1 2 (1.39%) AngularJS
1 2 (1.39%) jQuery
1 2 (1.39%) Java EE
1 2 (1.39%) JSON
1 2 (1.39%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.47%) Fat Client
3 5 (3.47%) NHS
3 5 (3.47%) Thin Client
3 5 (3.47%) Handset
4 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.39%) iPad
4 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.39%) PDA
4 2 (1.39%) Life Science
5 1 (0.69%) CCTV
5 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.69%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 144 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (60.42%) Windows 7
3 28 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (18.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (15.28%) Windows Vista
6 13 (9.03%) Windows 2000
7 9 (6.25%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.47%) Linux
9 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.08%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.08%) NetWare
11 2 (1.39%) AIX
11 2 (1.39%) Windows NT
11 2 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.69%) Android
12 1 (0.69%) CentOS
12 1 (0.69%) VMS
12 1 (0.69%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.28%) ITIL
2 20 (13.89%) Migration
3 10 (6.94%) Incident Management
4 8 (5.56%) Project Management
5 7 (4.86%) Software Deployment
6 5 (3.47%) PRINCE2
7 4 (2.78%) Service Management
7 4 (2.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (2.08%) Time Management
8 3 (2.08%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.08%) Validation
8 3 (2.08%) PRINCE
9 2 (1.39%) ITSM
9 2 (1.39%) Workflow
9 2 (1.39%) Change Management
9 2 (1.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.39%) OOP
9 2 (1.39%) OO
9 2 (1.39%) Waterfall
9 2 (1.39%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.25%) SQL
2 4 (2.78%) VBScript
3 3 (2.08%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.08%) VB
3 3 (2.08%) C
3 3 (2.08%) Java
4 2 (1.39%) Objective-C
4 2 (1.39%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (11.81%) SC Cleared
1 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.17%) MCSE
4 2 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.39%) CCNA
4 2 (1.39%) MCP
4 2 (1.39%) MCSA
4 2 (1.39%) Degree
5 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.69%) MCDST
5 1 (0.69%) MCITP
5 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.72%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 92 (63.89%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.03%) XenApp
3 6 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (3.47%) XenServer
5 2 (1.39%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.39%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 24 (16.67%) SCCM
2 4 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.39%) SCOM
3 2 (1.39%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.69%) WSUS
4 1 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.69%) Netcool
4 1 (0.69%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.69%) MOM
4 1 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 64 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 47 (32.64%) Citrix
3 13 (9.03%) VMware
4 11 (7.64%) AppSense
4 11 (7.64%) Lotus
5 10 (6.94%) HP
6 5 (3.47%) Lumension
6 5 (3.47%) CA
6 5 (3.47%) Symantec
7 4 (2.78%) McAfee
7 4 (2.78%) Oracle
8 3 (2.08%) Novell
8 3 (2.08%) Dell
8 3 (2.08%) Cisco
8 3 (2.08%) Remedy
9 2 (1.39%) Acronis
9 2 (1.39%) Imperva
9 2 (1.39%) Computacenter
10 1 (0.69%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.69%) SonicWALL
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