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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
England / North West
Rank 113 88 72
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 24 68 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.91% 1.74% 2.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.28% 9.02% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 15
Median daily rate £325 £275 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £162 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £388 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £286 £231 £187
% change year-on-year
+23.78% +23.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 36
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.80 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £40.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.51 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-10.67% -

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
561 754 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.32% 19.24% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 400 332
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £185 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 84 96
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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
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 18 January 2017.

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
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 18 January 2017. 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 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
Lancashire +6 12 £335 -
Cheshire +12 5 £110 -66.79% 1
Manchester -20 3 £150 -49.15% 5
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (84.91%) Microsoft
3 25 (47.17%) ITIL
4 24 (45.28%) Windows 7
5 20 (37.74%) Active Directory
5 20 (37.74%) Linux
5 20 (37.74%) MS Excel
6 19 (35.85%) AIX
6 19 (35.85%) Service Management
7 16 (30.19%) SLA
8 15 (28.30%) MS Office
8 15 (28.30%) Release Management
8 15 (28.30%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (26.42%) Problem Management
9 14 (26.42%) Change Management
10 13 (24.53%) ITSM
10 13 (24.53%) PowerShell
10 13 (24.53%) WebSphere
10 13 (24.53%) Windows 2000
10 13 (24.53%) Windows 8
11 12 (22.64%) Unix
11 12 (22.64%) MS PowerPoint
11 12 (22.64%) Data Management
12 11 (20.75%) IaaS
12 11 (20.75%) Open Source
12 11 (20.75%) SaaS
12 11 (20.75%) PaaS
13 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (18.87%) Citrix
13 10 (18.87%) PRINCE2

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 13 (24.53%) WebSphere
2 6 (11.32%) IBM Notes
3 5 (9.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
5 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (37.74%) MS Excel
2 15 (28.30%) MS Office
3 12 (22.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) IaaS
1 11 (20.75%) PaaS
1 11 (20.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) VPN
2 2 (3.77%) Extranet
2 2 (3.77%) Internet
3 1 (1.89%) 3G
3 1 (1.89%) DHCP
3 1 (1.89%) DNS
3 1 (1.89%) LAN
3 1 (1.89%) MPLS
3 1 (1.89%) Network Security
3 1 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.89%) WAN
3 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (3.77%) Banking
1 2 (3.77%) Finance
1 2 (3.77%) Law
1 2 (3.77%) Legal
2 1 (1.89%) French Language
2 1 (1.89%) German Language
2 1 (1.89%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (1.89%) Russian Language
2 1 (1.89%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Support Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Service Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Operational Support Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Operations Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Operations Support Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (11.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (11.32%) Monitoring Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Support Engineer
5 6 (11.32%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Administrator
6 5 (9.43%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (9.43%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Active Directory Administrator
7 4 (7.55%) IT Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.30%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (16.98%) Blackberry
2 9 (16.98%) Tandem
3 4 (7.55%) iPhone
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (45.28%) Windows 7
3 20 (37.74%) Linux
4 19 (35.85%) AIX
5 13 (24.53%) Windows 2000
5 13 (24.53%) Windows 8
6 12 (22.64%) Unix
7 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (11.32%) HPUX
8 6 (11.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (11.32%) Solaris
8 6 (11.32%) Windows Server
8 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (9.43%) Windows 10
10 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
11 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.89%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) ITIL
2 19 (35.85%) Service Management
3 15 (28.30%) Release Management
4 14 (26.42%) Change Management
4 14 (26.42%) Problem Management
5 13 (24.53%) ITSM
6 12 (22.64%) Data Management
7 11 (20.75%) Open Source
8 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (18.87%) PRINCE2
9 9 (16.98%) Data Analysis
9 9 (16.98%) DevOps
9 9 (16.98%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 7 (13.21%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (13.21%) Incident Management
11 5 (9.43%) Migration
12 4 (7.55%) Security Monitoring
13 3 (5.66%) Trend Analysis
14 2 (3.77%) Document Management
14 2 (3.77%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) PowerShell
2 8 (15.09%) VBScript
3 7 (13.21%) Java
3 7 (13.21%) SQL
4 6 (11.32%) Bourne shell
4 6 (11.32%) Korn
4 6 (11.32%) Perl
5 1 (1.89%) C
5 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.21%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
4 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.89%) MCDST
5 1 (1.89%) MCP
5 1 (1.89%) MCSA
5 1 (1.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.19%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 20 (37.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) HP SiteScope
1 6 (11.32%) Netcool
1 6 (11.32%) SCOM
1 6 (11.32%) Tivoli
2 5 (9.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (84.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) Citrix
3 7 (13.21%) HP
3 7 (13.21%) IBM
4 6 (11.32%) CA
4 6 (11.32%) Lotus
4 6 (11.32%) Red Hat
5 4 (7.55%) Altiris
5 4 (7.55%) Dell
6 1 (1.89%) Apple
6 1 (1.89%) Avaya
6 1 (1.89%) BMC
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle
6 1 (1.89%) Remedy
6 1 (1.89%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.89%) VMware
6 1 (1.89%) Wyse
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