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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 79 43 49
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 66 106 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.92% 3.88% 3.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.80% 16.93% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 27
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£209 £201 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% -19.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £117 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £278 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £145 £225
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -35.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 23
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.59 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.82% +29.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £20.50 £18.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.06 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% -
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
750 626 543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.86% 22.90% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 247 225
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 116 89
Average hourly rate £13.16 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.27% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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 -15 31 £225 +66.66% 7
Cheshire -1 19 £280 +17.64% 8
Merseyside -7 14 £150 - 1
Cumbria -10 1 - -
Lancashire -37 1 £240 +7.62% 2
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 145 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (66.21%) Windows 7
3 95 (65.52%) Active Directory
4 75 (51.72%) Microsoft
5 70 (48.28%) MS Office
6 44 (30.34%) MS Excel
7 42 (28.97%) Citrix
8 26 (17.93%) MS Exchange
9 25 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (16.55%) Migration
10 24 (16.55%) ITIL
10 24 (16.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (13.10%) SCCM
12 18 (12.41%) Windows Vista
13 17 (11.72%) TCP/IP
14 14 (9.66%) Blackberry
14 14 (9.66%) SLA
15 13 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (8.28%) Windows 8
17 11 (7.59%) Lotus
17 11 (7.59%) IBM Notes
18 10 (6.90%) Finance
18 10 (6.90%) Windows 2000
18 10 (6.90%) Oracle
18 10 (6.90%) Apple iOS
19 9 (6.21%) Incident Management
19 9 (6.21%) DNS
20 7 (4.83%) Validation
20 7 (4.83%) Wireless
20 7 (4.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (17.93%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.59%) IBM Notes
3 7 (4.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.69%) WorkSite
Applications
1 70 (48.28%) MS Office
2 44 (30.34%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.38%) MS Project
4 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.72%) TCP/IP
2 9 (6.21%) DNS
3 7 (4.83%) DHCP
3 7 (4.83%) SMS
3 7 (4.83%) Wireless
4 6 (4.14%) VPN
4 6 (4.14%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (3.45%) 3G
6 4 (2.76%) Broadband
7 3 (2.07%) Internet
7 3 (2.07%) SAN
8 2 (1.38%) SSL
8 2 (1.38%) Firewall
8 2 (1.38%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.38%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.38%) Network Security
8 2 (1.38%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.38%) NAS
9 1 (0.69%) VLAN
9 1 (0.69%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (1.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.76%) Subversion
1 4 (2.76%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (6.90%) Finance
2 6 (4.14%) Local Government
3 4 (2.76%) Dutch Language
3 4 (2.76%) German Language
3 4 (2.76%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.76%) Banking
4 3 (2.07%) French Language
5 2 (1.38%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.69%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 53 (36.55%) Analyst
2 30 (20.69%) Service Analyst
3 27 (18.62%) Service Desk Analyst
4 20 (13.79%) 1st Line Support
5 18 (12.41%) Support Engineer
6 16 (11.03%) Support Analyst
7 15 (10.34%) Desktop Support
8 14 (9.66%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (6.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (6.21%) IT Support
11 7 (4.83%) Support Technician
12 6 (4.14%) Project Manager
12 6 (4.14%) IT Support Technician
12 6 (4.14%) Rollout Engineer
13 5 (3.45%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 5 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
13 5 (3.45%) Business Analyst
13 5 (3.45%) Help Desk Analyst
14 4 (2.76%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.83%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.76%) jQuery
2 4 (2.76%) HTML5
2 4 (2.76%) HTML
2 4 (2.76%) Web Services
2 4 (2.76%) XML
2 4 (2.76%) WSDL
2 4 (2.76%) Java EE
2 4 (2.76%) JSON
2 4 (2.76%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.66%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.45%) Handset
2 5 (3.45%) Thin Client
2 5 (3.45%) Fat Client
2 5 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.76%) NHS
4 3 (2.07%) Life Science
5 2 (1.38%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.69%) iPad
6 1 (0.69%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.69%) CCTV
6 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 145 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (66.21%) Windows 7
3 25 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (16.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (12.41%) Windows Vista
6 12 (8.28%) Windows 8
7 10 (6.90%) Apple iOS
7 10 (6.90%) Windows 2000
8 6 (4.14%) Linux
9 5 (3.45%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.76%) AIX
10 4 (2.76%) Android
11 3 (2.07%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (2.07%) NetWare
12 2 (1.38%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.38%) VMS
12 2 (1.38%) OpenVMS
12 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.55%) ITIL
1 24 (16.55%) Migration
2 9 (6.21%) Incident Management
3 7 (4.83%) Validation
4 6 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (4.14%) Service Management
4 6 (4.14%) Software Deployment
5 5 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 4 (2.76%) OOP
6 4 (2.76%) OO
6 4 (2.76%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (2.76%) TDD
6 4 (2.76%) Project Management
6 4 (2.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (2.76%) Waterfall
6 4 (2.76%) BDD
6 4 (2.76%) Software Engineering
6 4 (2.76%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (2.07%) PRINCE
8 2 (1.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.83%) SQL
2 4 (2.76%) VBScript
2 4 (2.76%) C
2 4 (2.76%) C++
2 4 (2.76%) Java
2 4 (2.76%) JavaScript
2 4 (2.76%) Objective-C
3 3 (2.07%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.07%) VB
3 3 (2.07%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.83%) SC Cleared
2 7 (4.83%) Security Cleared
3 6 (4.14%) MCSE
4 4 (2.76%) Degree
5 2 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.38%) MCP
5 2 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.38%) MCSA
5 2 (1.38%) CCNA
6 1 (0.69%) ISEB
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.69%) MCDST
6 1 (0.69%) MCITP
6 1 (0.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.69%) VCP4
6 1 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.66%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.69%) HIPAA
System Software
1 95 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.83%) XenApp
3 5 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.38%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.38%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (13.10%) SCCM
2 2 (1.38%) SCOM
2 2 (1.38%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.38%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.69%) WSUS
3 1 (0.69%) Netcool
3 1 (0.69%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.69%) MOM
3 1 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 75 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 42 (28.97%) Citrix
3 11 (7.59%) Lotus
4 10 (6.90%) Oracle
5 7 (4.83%) Symantec
6 6 (4.14%) VMware
6 6 (4.14%) AppSense
7 5 (3.45%) Apple
7 5 (3.45%) HP
8 3 (2.07%) Cisco
8 3 (2.07%) Remedy
8 3 (2.07%) McAfee
8 3 (2.07%) Novell
9 2 (1.38%) Imperva
9 2 (1.38%) Computacenter
10 1 (0.69%) Orchard
10 1 (0.69%) Google
10 1 (0.69%) CA
10 1 (0.69%) IBM
10 1 (0.69%) Business Objects
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