The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 49 57 53
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 93 73 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.09% 2.74% 2.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.50% 11.62% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 23
Average daily rate
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£212 £220 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.60% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £95 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £373 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £216
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 27 31
Average hourly rate £13.48 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.16% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £20.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
689 628 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.91% 23.57% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 278 273
Average daily rate £300 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 86
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows XP
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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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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
Lancashire +7 39 £225 +150.00% 3
Cheshire +5 19 £138 -61.53% 3
Manchester -7 17 £263 +19.31% 5
Merseyside +4 11 £200 - 5
Cumbria - 6 £105 - 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 216 (100.00%) Windows
2 121 (56.02%) Windows 7
3 115 (53.24%) Active Directory
4 101 (46.76%) Microsoft
5 87 (40.28%) MS Office
6 74 (34.26%) Citrix
7 54 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 48 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (21.76%) Security Cleared
10 46 (21.30%) SCCM
11 42 (19.44%) SC Cleared
12 39 (18.06%) Windows Vista
13 38 (17.59%) SLA
14 34 (15.74%) Blackberry
14 34 (15.74%) Microsoft App-V
15 30 (13.89%) ITIL
15 30 (13.89%) AppSense
15 30 (13.89%) Software Deployment
16 29 (13.43%) DNS
17 27 (12.50%) DHCP
17 27 (12.50%) MS Exchange
18 25 (11.57%) MS Excel
18 25 (11.57%) TCP/IP
19 22 (10.19%) CA
20 21 (9.72%) VMware
20 21 (9.72%) Lumension
21 20 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
21 20 (9.26%) HP
22 17 (7.87%) Wi-Fi
22 17 (7.87%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 27 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.63%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.39%) IIS
7 3 (1.39%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.46%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 87 (40.28%) MS Office
2 25 (11.57%) MS Excel
3 10 (4.63%) MS Visio
3 10 (4.63%) MS Project
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) BPCS
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.93%) Office 365
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.46%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 29 (13.43%) DNS
2 27 (12.50%) DHCP
3 25 (11.57%) TCP/IP
4 17 (7.87%) VPN
4 17 (7.87%) Wi-Fi
5 16 (7.41%) 3G
6 11 (5.09%) Wireless
7 10 (4.63%) SMS
8 9 (4.17%) LAN
9 8 (3.70%) SAN
10 5 (2.31%) WAN
10 5 (2.31%) Firewall
11 3 (1.39%) VoIP
12 2 (0.93%) Intranet
13 1 (0.46%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.46%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (5.09%) MSI
2 9 (4.17%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (1.39%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.93%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (3.70%) Finance
2 5 (2.31%) Local Government
3 2 (0.93%) French Language
3 2 (0.93%) Italian Language
3 2 (0.93%) Spanish Language
3 2 (0.93%) Banking
3 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.46%) Law
Job Titles
1 60 (27.78%) Desktop Support
1 60 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 46 (21.30%) Desktop Engineer
3 38 (17.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 38 (17.59%) Analyst
4 33 (15.28%) 2nd Line Support
5 21 (9.72%) 1st Line Support
6 20 (9.26%) Service Analyst
6 20 (9.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 19 (8.80%) Support Analyst
8 14 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (6.02%) IT Support
10 11 (5.09%) Support Technician
11 10 (4.63%) Applications Packager
11 10 (4.63%) Help Desk Support
11 10 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 6 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Technician
13 6 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 4 (1.85%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.56%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.78%) WSH
3 2 (0.93%) .NET
3 2 (0.93%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 34 (15.74%) Blackberry
2 17 (7.87%) Thin Client
2 17 (7.87%) Fat Client
3 9 (4.17%) iPad
4 7 (3.24%) Smartcard
4 7 (3.24%) NHS
5 6 (2.78%) PDA
6 4 (1.85%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.39%) Clustering
7 3 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.39%) iPhone
8 2 (0.93%) Handset
9 1 (0.46%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.46%) EPoS
9 1 (0.46%) Social Media
9 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 216 (100.00%) Windows
2 121 (56.02%) Windows 7
3 54 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (18.06%) Windows Vista
6 17 (7.87%) Windows 2000
7 14 (6.48%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.31%) Linux
10 3 (1.39%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.46%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (13.89%) ITIL
1 30 (13.89%) Software Deployment
2 14 (6.48%) Migration
3 13 (6.02%) TQM
4 9 (4.17%) Service Management
5 5 (2.31%) Change Management
5 5 (2.31%) Project Management
5 5 (2.31%) ITSM
6 4 (1.85%) Incident Management
6 4 (1.85%) Software Distribution
7 3 (1.39%) Change Control
7 3 (1.39%) Time Management
7 3 (1.39%) Service Delivery
8 2 (0.93%) Configuration Management
8 2 (0.93%) Data Security
8 2 (0.93%) Performance Management
8 2 (0.93%) Data Migration
8 2 (0.93%) Data Protection
8 2 (0.93%) Problem Management
8 2 (0.93%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.56%) SQL
2 10 (4.63%) VB
3 4 (1.85%) C
4 3 (1.39%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.93%) VBScript
6 1 (0.46%) C#
Qualifications
1 47 (21.76%) Security Cleared
2 42 (19.44%) SC Cleared
3 20 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.17%) MCP
4 9 (4.17%) MCSE
5 6 (2.78%) MCSA
6 4 (1.85%) MCTS
6 4 (1.85%) MCITP
7 2 (0.93%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.93%) HNC
8 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.46%) MCDST
8 1 (0.46%) CCNA
8 1 (0.46%) ISEB
8 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (17.59%) SLA
2 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 115 (53.24%) Active Directory
2 34 (15.74%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (6.48%) XenApp
4 10 (4.63%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.85%) XenServer
6 4 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.39%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.39%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.39%) vSphere
8 1 (0.46%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 46 (21.30%) SCCM
2 13 (6.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (3.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (2.78%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.85%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.39%) SCOM
7 2 (0.93%) PureDisk
8 1 (0.46%) WSUS
8 1 (0.46%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.46%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 101 (46.76%) Microsoft
2 74 (34.26%) Citrix
3 30 (13.89%) AppSense
4 22 (10.19%) CA
5 21 (9.72%) VMware
5 21 (9.72%) Lumension
6 20 (9.26%) HP
7 11 (5.09%) Symantec
8 8 (3.70%) Apple
9 7 (3.24%) Dell
9 7 (3.24%) Cisco
10 6 (2.78%) Lotus
11 5 (2.31%) Sophos
11 5 (2.31%) SonicWALL
11 5 (2.31%) Draytek
12 4 (1.85%) Acronis
12 4 (1.85%) Toshiba
12 4 (1.85%) McAfee
13 3 (1.39%) Open Text
13 3 (1.39%) Altiris
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