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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 127 86 56
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -30
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 37 68 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 1.80% 3.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.77% 8.46% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 26 33
Median daily rate £193 £210 £212
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £125 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £488 £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £200 £200
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.90 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.97 £18.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.40 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
776 804 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.94% 21.30% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 421 357
Median daily rate £400 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
- +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 82 79
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 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £22.10 £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +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
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 23 July 2016.

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Manchester -34 14 £193 +20.31% 5
Cheshire -1 11 £115 -72.61% 1
Merseyside +1 8 - -
Lancashire -8 3 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (64.52%) Active Directory
3 32 (51.61%) Microsoft
4 24 (38.71%) Windows 7
5 22 (35.48%) Windows 8
6 17 (27.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (25.81%) MS Office
7 16 (25.81%) ITIL
8 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (17.74%) Blackberry
9 11 (17.74%) Finance
10 10 (16.13%) Problem Management
11 9 (14.52%) NHS
11 9 (14.52%) MS Exchange
11 9 (14.52%) Apple iOS
11 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (12.90%) Windows Server
12 8 (12.90%) ITSM
12 8 (12.90%) Extranet
12 8 (12.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (12.90%) Law
12 8 (12.90%) VMware
13 7 (11.29%) Legal
13 7 (11.29%) Document Management
13 7 (11.29%) Remedy ITSM
13 7 (11.29%) German Language
13 7 (11.29%) Remedy
13 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
13 7 (11.29%) Office 365
13 7 (11.29%) Driving Licence

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 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (14.52%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.23%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (25.81%) MS Office
2 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) Extranet
2 3 (4.84%) LAN
2 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.23%) DNS
3 2 (3.23%) Internet
3 2 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (1.61%) DHCP
4 1 (1.61%) Firewall
4 1 (1.61%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) MS Access
1 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) ClearCase
1 6 (9.68%) ClearQuest
2 1 (1.61%) MSI
General
1 11 (17.74%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Law
3 7 (11.29%) German Language
3 7 (11.29%) Legal
4 6 (9.68%) French Language
5 5 (8.06%) Dutch Language
5 5 (8.06%) Italian Language
6 4 (6.45%) Back Office
6 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
6 4 (6.45%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (1.61%) Local Government
7 1 (1.61%) Marketing
7 1 (1.61%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 29 (46.77%) Analyst
2 17 (27.42%) Service Analyst
2 17 (27.42%) Service Desk Analyst
3 14 (22.58%) Desktop Support
4 12 (19.35%) Support Analyst
5 11 (17.74%) Desktop Analyst
5 11 (17.74%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 9 (14.52%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Support Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Support Technician
9 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 3 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (4.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 3 (4.84%) Build Engineer
10 3 (4.84%) Field Support Technician
10 3 (4.84%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Blackberry
2 9 (14.52%) NHS
3 7 (11.29%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.84%) iPhone
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.61%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.61%) Informatics
5 1 (1.61%) Life Science
5 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (38.71%) Windows 7
3 22 (35.48%) Windows 8
4 17 (27.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (14.52%) Apple iOS
7 8 (12.90%) Windows Server
8 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (6.45%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.61%) Android
10 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) ITIL
2 10 (16.13%) Problem Management
3 8 (12.90%) ITSM
4 7 (11.29%) Document Management
5 5 (8.06%) ITIL V3
6 4 (6.45%) Service Management
7 3 (4.84%) Application Packaging
7 3 (4.84%) Change Management
7 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.84%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (4.84%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.23%) Migration
8 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.61%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.61%) Email Migration
9 1 (1.61%) Network Management
9 1 (1.61%) Project Management
9 1 (1.61%) Release Management
9 1 (1.61%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.23%) C
1 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.45%) CCNA
2 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (6.45%) MCDST
2 4 (6.45%) MCP
3 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (64.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) SCCM
1 6 (9.68%) WSUS
2 1 (1.61%) DameWare
2 1 (1.61%) SCSM
Vendors
1 32 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.90%) VMware
3 7 (11.29%) Remedy
4 6 (9.68%) Cisco
4 6 (9.68%) Oracle
5 5 (8.06%) Citrix
6 4 (6.45%) Wyse
7 3 (4.84%) Apple
7 3 (4.84%) BMC
8 2 (3.23%) Altiris
8 2 (3.23%) IBM
8 2 (3.23%) LANDesk
8 2 (3.23%) Lotus
9 1 (1.61%) AppSense
9 1 (1.61%) Autodesk
9 1 (1.61%) Dell
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