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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 85 51 67
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 67 87 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.85% 2.88% 2.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.57% 12.91% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 20
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£210 £213 £146
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% +45.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £105 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £270 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 27
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.17 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £9.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £19.80 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.71 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+2.11% -0.29%
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
782 674 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.54% 22.32% 24.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 336 265
Average daily rate £350 £290 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £183 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 71 69
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.64 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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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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 +6 36 £160 -50.00% 3
Cheshire -6 15 £420 +226.21% 3
Merseyside -14 4 - -
Cumbria -20 4 - -
Lancashire -27 2 £270 +20.45%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (61.27%) Active Directory
3 84 (59.15%) Windows 7
4 79 (55.63%) Microsoft
5 57 (40.14%) MS Office
6 39 (27.46%) Citrix
7 36 (25.35%) MS Excel
8 33 (23.24%) Migration
9 28 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (19.72%) ITIL
10 26 (18.31%) MS Exchange
11 21 (14.79%) Windows 8
12 19 (13.38%) VMware
12 19 (13.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (10.56%) SCCM
14 14 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (9.86%) Incident Management
15 13 (9.15%) Security Cleared
15 13 (9.15%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (9.15%) Finance
15 13 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (8.45%) Lotus
16 12 (8.45%) TCP/IP
16 12 (8.45%) IBM Notes
16 12 (8.45%) SC Cleared
16 12 (8.45%) Apple iOS
16 12 (8.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 11 (7.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 11 (7.75%) Windows Vista
17 11 (7.75%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 26 (18.31%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.45%) IBM Notes
3 7 (4.93%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.41%) IIS
5 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 57 (40.14%) MS Office
2 36 (25.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.52%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.23%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.45%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.75%) WAN
3 9 (6.34%) Wireless
4 6 (4.23%) MPLS
4 6 (4.23%) VPN
5 5 (3.52%) Broadband
5 5 (3.52%) LAN
6 3 (2.11%) SMS
6 3 (2.11%) SAN
6 3 (2.11%) Internet
7 2 (1.41%) Firewall
7 2 (1.41%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.41%) VoIP
7 2 (1.41%) SSL
8 1 (0.70%) DNS
8 1 (0.70%) DHCP
8 1 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.70%) WAAS
8 1 (0.70%) DMVPN
8 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.70%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Subversion
1 7 (4.93%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.23%) MSI
3 1 (0.70%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.70%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (9.15%) Finance
2 7 (4.93%) Banking
2 7 (4.93%) German Language
3 6 (4.23%) French Language
3 6 (4.23%) Russian Language
4 5 (3.52%) Dutch Language
5 4 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.82%) Local Government
5 4 (2.82%) Portuguese Language
6 3 (2.11%) Italian Language
6 3 (2.11%) Turkish Language
6 3 (2.11%) Law
7 2 (1.41%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.70%) Legal
8 1 (0.70%) Retail
8 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (38.03%) Analyst
2 25 (17.61%) Service Analyst
3 23 (16.20%) Service Desk Analyst
4 20 (14.08%) Support Engineer
5 18 (12.68%) 2nd Line Support
6 17 (11.97%) 1st Line Support
6 17 (11.97%) Support Analyst
7 12 (8.45%) Project Manager
7 12 (8.45%) Desktop Support
8 10 (7.04%) IT Support
9 8 (5.63%) Support Technician
10 7 (4.93%) Architect
11 6 (4.23%) Developer
11 6 (4.23%) Business Analyst
11 6 (4.23%) Technical Architect
11 6 (4.23%) Help Desk Analyst
11 6 (4.23%) Java Developer
11 6 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (3.52%) PC Support
12 5 (3.52%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.34%) Application Packaging
2 7 (4.93%) jQuery
2 7 (4.93%) Web Services
2 7 (4.93%) XML
2 7 (4.93%) Java EE
2 7 (4.93%) JSON
3 6 (4.23%) WSDL
3 6 (4.23%) HTML5
3 6 (4.23%) AngularJS
3 6 (4.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.04%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.23%) Handset
3 5 (3.52%) EMC VNX
4 4 (2.82%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.82%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.82%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.41%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (1.41%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (1.41%) iPad
6 2 (1.41%) NHS
7 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.70%) PMI
7 1 (0.70%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.70%) PDA
7 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.70%) Life Science
7 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 84 (59.15%) Windows 7
3 28 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (14.79%) Windows 8
5 19 (13.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (8.45%) Apple iOS
7 11 (7.75%) Windows Vista
8 8 (5.63%) Android
8 8 (5.63%) Linux
9 7 (4.93%) AIX
9 7 (4.93%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.82%) VMS
10 4 (2.82%) OpenVMS
10 4 (2.82%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (2.11%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.41%) BlackBerry OS
12 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.24%) Migration
2 28 (19.72%) ITIL
3 14 (9.86%) Incident Management
4 13 (9.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (8.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 11 (7.75%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 9 (6.34%) Project Management
8 8 (5.63%) Logistics
8 8 (5.63%) Validation
9 7 (4.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (4.93%) TDD
9 7 (4.93%) Service Management
10 6 (4.23%) OOP
10 6 (4.23%) OO
10 6 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (4.23%) Software Engineering
10 6 (4.23%) Problem Management
10 6 (4.23%) Waterfall
10 6 (4.23%) BDD
10 6 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.04%) C
2 9 (6.34%) SQL
3 7 (4.93%) Java
3 7 (4.93%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.23%) C++
4 6 (4.23%) Objective-C
5 3 (2.11%) VBA
6 1 (0.70%) VBScript
6 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.63%) MCSA
4 7 (4.93%) Degree
5 4 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (2.82%) MCDST
6 3 (2.11%) MCITP
7 2 (1.41%) MCP
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.70%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.23%) SLA
2 2 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 87 (61.27%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (3.52%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.82%) XenApp
6 3 (2.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (10.56%) SCCM
2 2 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.41%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.41%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.70%) WSUS
3 1 (0.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 79 (55.63%) Microsoft
2 39 (27.46%) Citrix
3 19 (13.38%) VMware
4 12 (8.45%) Lotus
5 9 (6.34%) Oracle
6 7 (4.93%) HP
7 6 (4.23%) EMC
8 5 (3.52%) Apple
8 5 (3.52%) Symantec
8 5 (3.52%) NetApp
9 4 (2.82%) AppSense
10 3 (2.11%) McAfee
10 3 (2.11%) Dell
10 3 (2.11%) Juniper
11 2 (1.41%) WatchGuard
11 2 (1.41%) Cisco
11 2 (1.41%) Websense
12 1 (0.70%) Wyse
12 1 (0.70%) ION Trading
12 1 (0.70%) Computacenter
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