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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 130 100 66
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -34
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 27 59 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 1.43% 2.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.82% 7.57% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 16
Median daily rate £335 £275 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.81% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £130 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £388 £308
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £286 £197
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +45.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 39
Median hourly rate £14.25 £17.25 £14.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.39% +19.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.28 £37.50 £17.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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
707 779 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.72% 18.82% 21.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 410 359
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 88 94
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 6 December 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
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 6 December 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
Lancashire +7 17 £350 -
Manchester -19 5 £105 -55.78% 2
Cheshire 0 2 £100 -74.19% 1
Merseyside +2 1 - - 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (67.65%) Microsoft
3 31 (45.59%) Active Directory
4 29 (42.65%) Windows 7
5 28 (41.18%) ITIL
6 22 (32.35%) MS Excel
6 22 (32.35%) Service Management
7 20 (29.41%) Linux
7 20 (29.41%) Windows 8
8 19 (27.94%) AIX
9 17 (25.00%) SLA
10 16 (23.53%) ITSM
10 16 (23.53%) Release Management
11 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (22.06%) MS Office
12 13 (19.12%) Windows 2000
12 13 (19.12%) Change Management
12 13 (19.12%) WebSphere
12 13 (19.12%) PowerShell
13 12 (17.65%) Problem Management
13 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
13 12 (17.65%) Data Management
13 12 (17.65%) Unix
14 11 (16.18%) PRINCE2
14 11 (16.18%) Open Source
14 11 (16.18%) SaaS
14 11 (16.18%) PaaS
14 11 (16.18%) IaaS
15 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development

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 (19.12%) WebSphere
2 8 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 7 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.82%) IBM Notes
5 5 (7.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
7 3 (4.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (32.35%) MS Excel
2 15 (22.06%) MS Office
3 12 (17.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.18%) IaaS
1 11 (16.18%) PaaS
1 11 (16.18%) SaaS
2 5 (7.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) VPN
2 3 (4.41%) Internet
2 3 (4.41%) LAN
3 2 (2.94%) DHCP
3 2 (2.94%) DNS
3 2 (2.94%) Extranet
3 2 (2.94%) WAN
4 1 (1.47%) 3G
4 1 (1.47%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.47%) MPLS
4 1 (1.47%) Network Security
4 1 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) ClearCase
1 3 (4.41%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (7.35%) German Language
2 4 (5.88%) Dutch Language
3 3 (4.41%) Finance
3 3 (4.41%) French Language
4 2 (2.94%) Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.94%) Law
4 2 (2.94%) Legal
4 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.94%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 26 (38.24%) Analyst
2 15 (22.06%) Support Analyst
3 10 (14.71%) Service Analyst
4 8 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (10.29%) Operational Support Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Operations Analyst
5 7 (10.29%) Operations Support Analyst
6 6 (8.82%) Desktop Support
6 6 (8.82%) Monitoring Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Operations Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Support Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (7.35%) Administrator
7 5 (7.35%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (7.35%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (7.35%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.24%) Tandem
3 8 (11.76%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.41%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.41%) iPhone
4 3 (4.41%) NHS
5 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.47%) Life Science
6 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (42.65%) Windows 7
3 20 (29.41%) Linux
3 20 (29.41%) Windows 8
4 19 (27.94%) AIX
5 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (19.12%) Windows 2000
7 12 (17.65%) Unix
8 9 (13.24%) Windows Server
8 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (8.82%) HPUX
9 6 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (8.82%) Solaris
9 6 (8.82%) Windows 10
10 4 (5.88%) Apple iOS
10 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.18%) ITIL
2 22 (32.35%) Service Management
3 16 (23.53%) ITSM
3 16 (23.53%) Release Management
4 13 (19.12%) Change Management
5 12 (17.65%) Data Management
5 12 (17.65%) Problem Management
6 11 (16.18%) Open Source
6 11 (16.18%) PRINCE2
7 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (14.71%) Data Analysis
8 9 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (13.24%) DevOps
8 9 (13.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (8.82%) Incident Management
9 6 (8.82%) Migration
10 3 (4.41%) Knowledge Management
11 2 (2.94%) Application Packaging
11 2 (2.94%) Programme Management
11 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.76%) SQL
2 8 (11.76%) VBScript
3 7 (10.29%) Java
4 6 (8.82%) Bourne shell
4 6 (8.82%) Korn
4 6 (8.82%) Perl
5 3 (4.41%) C
6 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) ITIL Certification
1 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.47%) MCDST
4 1 (1.47%) MCP
4 1 (1.47%) MCSA
4 1 (1.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 31 (45.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.82%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) HP SiteScope
1 6 (8.82%) Netcool
1 6 (8.82%) SCCM
1 6 (8.82%) SCOM
1 6 (8.82%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.41%) WSUS
3 1 (1.47%) DameWare
3 1 (1.47%) SCSM
Vendors
1 46 (67.65%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.24%) Citrix
2 9 (13.24%) IBM
3 7 (10.29%) HP
4 6 (8.82%) CA
4 6 (8.82%) Lotus
4 6 (8.82%) Red Hat
5 5 (7.35%) Dell
6 4 (5.88%) Altiris
6 4 (5.88%) Oracle
6 4 (5.88%) VMware
6 4 (5.88%) Wyse
7 3 (4.41%) Apple
7 3 (4.41%) BMC
7 3 (4.41%) Remedy
8 2 (2.94%) Cisco
8 2 (2.94%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.47%) Autodesk
9 1 (1.47%) Avaya
9 1 (1.47%) TOWER Software