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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
England / North West
Rank 120 115 82
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -33
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 17 45 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 1.17% 1.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.29% 5.65% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 17
Median daily rate £120 £275 £193
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.36% +42.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £200 £190
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 26
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.18 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.79% +11.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.60 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £40.00 £17.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%

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
517 797 744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.93% 20.78% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 420 351
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 87 90
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +7.93%

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
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 25 February 2017. 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 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 -5 7 £150 -50.00% 2
Cheshire +31 6 £120 -60.00% 1
Lancashire +13 2 - - 2
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (87.76%) Microsoft
3 25 (51.02%) ITIL
4 19 (38.78%) AIX
4 19 (38.78%) Linux
5 18 (36.73%) Active Directory
5 18 (36.73%) Service Management
5 18 (36.73%) Windows 7
6 17 (34.69%) MS Excel
7 16 (32.65%) MS Office
7 16 (32.65%) Problem Management
7 16 (32.65%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (30.61%) Release Management
8 15 (30.61%) Change Management
9 14 (28.57%) Citrix
9 14 (28.57%) Windows 8
10 13 (26.53%) Windows 2000
10 13 (26.53%) ITSM
10 13 (26.53%) WebSphere
11 12 (24.49%) Data Management
11 12 (24.49%) MS PowerPoint
11 12 (24.49%) Unix
12 11 (22.45%) SLA
12 11 (22.45%) Blackberry
12 11 (22.45%) Open Source
12 11 (22.45%) SaaS
12 11 (22.45%) PaaS
12 11 (22.45%) IaaS
13 10 (20.41%) PowerShell
13 10 (20.41%) 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 (26.53%) WebSphere
2 9 (18.37%) IBM Notes
3 7 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (34.69%) MS Excel
2 16 (32.65%) MS Office
3 12 (24.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.45%) IaaS
1 11 (22.45%) PaaS
1 11 (22.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.37%) VPN
2 3 (6.12%) Extranet
3 2 (4.08%) LAN
3 2 (4.08%) WAN
4 1 (2.04%) 3G
4 1 (2.04%) Internet
4 1 (2.04%) Network Security
4 1 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
1 3 (6.12%) Law
1 3 (6.12%) Legal
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) French Language
3 1 (2.04%) German Language
3 1 (2.04%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (2.04%) Russian Language
3 1 (2.04%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Service Analyst
2 10 (20.41%) Support Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (16.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (14.29%) Operational Support Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Operations Support Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) Active Directory Support
5 6 (12.24%) Monitoring Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (8.16%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) 1st Line Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Exchange Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.65%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (22.45%) Blackberry
3 9 (18.37%) Tandem
4 5 (10.20%) iPhone
5 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (38.78%) AIX
2 19 (38.78%) Linux
3 18 (36.73%) Windows 7
4 14 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 13 (26.53%) Windows 2000
6 12 (24.49%) Unix
7 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (12.24%) HPUX
8 6 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (12.24%) Solaris
8 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (10.20%) Apple iOS
10 4 (8.16%) Windows Server
11 3 (6.12%) Windows 10
12 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (51.02%) ITIL
2 18 (36.73%) Service Management
3 16 (32.65%) Problem Management
4 15 (30.61%) Change Management
4 15 (30.61%) Release Management
5 13 (26.53%) ITSM
6 12 (24.49%) Data Management
7 11 (22.45%) Open Source
8 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (20.41%) PRINCE2
9 9 (18.37%) Data Analysis
9 9 (18.37%) DevOps
9 9 (18.37%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 8 (16.33%) Incident Management
11 7 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (8.16%) Security Monitoring
12 4 (8.16%) Trend Analysis
13 3 (6.12%) Document Management
13 3 (6.12%) Migration
14 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.33%) SQL
2 8 (16.33%) VBScript
3 7 (14.29%) Java
4 6 (12.24%) Bourne shell
4 6 (12.24%) Korn
4 6 (12.24%) Perl
5 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.24%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.45%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 18 (36.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) HP SiteScope
1 6 (12.24%) Netcool
1 6 (12.24%) SCOM
1 6 (12.24%) Tivoli
2 3 (6.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (87.76%) Microsoft
2 14 (28.57%) Citrix
3 9 (18.37%) Lotus
4 7 (14.29%) HP
5 6 (12.24%) CA
5 6 (12.24%) IBM
5 6 (12.24%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.04%) Altiris
6 1 (2.04%) Apple
6 1 (2.04%) BMC
6 1 (2.04%) Dell
6 1 (2.04%) Remedy
6 1 (2.04%) TOWER Software
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