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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 104 80 52
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -28
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 54 63 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.42% 1.93% 3.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.85% 9.10% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 26
Average daily rate £275 £188 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +29.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £121 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £252 £264
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £188 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 27
Average hourly rate £14.09 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.50 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
788 692 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.79% 21.16% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 333 257
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 83 96
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.85 £12.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.30 £34.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 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
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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -20 28 £273 +45.33% 4
Cheshire -4 15 £300 +7.14% 6
Merseyside -10 5 £185 +23.33% 2
Lancashire +3 4 - - 1
Cumbria 0 2 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (54.24%) Windows 7
3 55 (46.61%) Active Directory
4 54 (45.76%) Microsoft
5 43 (36.44%) MS Office
6 31 (26.27%) MS Excel
7 26 (22.03%) Finance
8 25 (21.19%) Windows Vista
9 23 (19.49%) Citrix
10 20 (16.95%) Banking
11 18 (15.25%) Linux
11 18 (15.25%) OO
11 18 (15.25%) XML
11 18 (15.25%) Java
12 17 (14.41%) OOP
12 17 (14.41%) Degree
12 17 (14.41%) Windows Server
13 16 (13.56%) Windows 8
13 16 (13.56%) VMware
14 15 (12.71%) Blackberry
15 14 (11.86%) Objective-C
15 14 (11.86%) AIX
15 14 (11.86%) Web Services
15 14 (11.86%) JavaScript
15 14 (11.86%) C++
15 14 (11.86%) HTML
15 14 (11.86%) ITIL
15 14 (11.86%) Dell
15 14 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (11.86%) Mac OS

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (8.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 10 (8.47%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (4.24%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.39%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.69%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 43 (36.44%) MS Office
2 31 (26.27%) MS Excel
3 12 (10.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.54%) MS Project
5 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) Office 365
2 2 (1.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.32%) TCP/IP
2 10 (8.47%) VPN
2 10 (8.47%) Wireless
3 8 (6.78%) LAN
3 8 (6.78%) WAN
4 7 (5.93%) Internet
5 5 (4.24%) DHCP
5 5 (4.24%) DNS
6 4 (3.39%) FTP
6 4 (3.39%) HTTP
6 4 (3.39%) NAS
6 4 (3.39%) SMTP
7 3 (2.54%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (2.54%) Firewall
7 3 (2.54%) Intranet
8 2 (1.69%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.85%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (0.85%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.69%) MS Access
1 2 (1.69%) SQLPlus
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (11.02%) Git (software)
1 13 (11.02%) Subversion
2 7 (5.93%) MSI
3 4 (3.39%) ClearCase
3 4 (3.39%) ClearQuest
3 4 (3.39%) JIRA
General
1 26 (22.03%) Finance
2 20 (16.95%) Banking
3 8 (6.78%) Local Government
4 6 (5.08%) Dutch Language
4 6 (5.08%) German Language
5 5 (4.24%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.39%) Italian Language
6 4 (3.39%) Retail
7 3 (2.54%) French Language
7 3 (2.54%) Legal
7 3 (2.54%) Portuguese Language
7 3 (2.54%) Russian Language
7 3 (2.54%) Turkish Language
8 1 (0.85%) Law
8 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (35.59%) Analyst
2 18 (15.25%) Service Analyst
3 17 (14.41%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (12.71%) Developer
5 14 (11.86%) Java Developer
5 14 (11.86%) Support Engineer
6 10 (8.47%) Desktop Support
7 9 (7.63%) 1st Line Support
8 8 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (6.78%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (5.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 6 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (4.24%) 1st Line Technical Support
11 5 (4.24%) Desktop Engineer
11 5 (4.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (4.24%) Field Engineer
11 5 (4.24%) IT Support
11 5 (4.24%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.25%) XML
2 14 (11.86%) HTML
2 14 (11.86%) Java EE
2 14 (11.86%) jQuery
2 14 (11.86%) JSON
2 14 (11.86%) Web Services
3 13 (11.02%) AngularJS
3 13 (11.02%) HTML5
3 13 (11.02%) WSDL
4 4 (3.39%) JDBC
4 4 (3.39%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.85%) Middleware
5 1 (0.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.71%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.24%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.39%) EPoS
3 4 (3.39%) Handset
3 4 (3.39%) iPad
4 3 (2.54%) Life Science
4 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.69%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.69%) Replication
5 2 (1.69%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (54.24%) Windows 7
3 25 (21.19%) Windows Vista
4 18 (15.25%) Linux
5 17 (14.41%) Windows Server
6 16 (13.56%) Windows 8
7 14 (11.86%) AIX
7 14 (11.86%) Mac OS
7 14 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (5.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (5.08%) Unix
11 5 (4.24%) Apple iOS
12 4 (3.39%) Solaris
13 3 (2.54%) Android
13 3 (2.54%) Windows 10
14 2 (1.69%) NetWare
14 2 (1.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.25%) OO
2 17 (14.41%) OOP
3 14 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (11.86%) Data Protection
3 14 (11.86%) ITIL
4 13 (11.02%) BDD
4 13 (11.02%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (11.02%) SDLC
4 13 (11.02%) Software Engineering
4 13 (11.02%) TDD
4 13 (11.02%) Waterfall
5 11 (9.32%) Application Discovery
6 9 (7.63%) Migration
6 9 (7.63%) Programme Management
7 6 (5.08%) Application Packaging
8 5 (4.24%) ITSM
8 5 (4.24%) Service Management
9 4 (3.39%) Document Management
9 4 (3.39%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.39%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.25%) Java
2 14 (11.86%) C++
2 14 (11.86%) JavaScript
2 14 (11.86%) Objective-C
3 13 (11.02%) C
4 7 (5.93%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.93%) SQL
5 4 (3.39%) VBScript
6 1 (0.85%) VB
6 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (14.41%) Degree
2 13 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.39%) MCDST
3 4 (3.39%) MCP
4 3 (2.54%) CCIE
4 3 (2.54%) CCNP
4 3 (2.54%) MCSA
4 3 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.69%) MCITP
6 1 (0.85%) CCNA
6 1 (0.85%) MCSE
6 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (46.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.24%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.39%) XenApp
5 4 (3.39%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.85%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.85%) vSphere
7 1 (0.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (8.47%) SCCM
2 8 (6.78%) WSUS
3 2 (1.69%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 54 (45.76%) Microsoft
2 23 (19.49%) Citrix
3 16 (13.56%) VMware
4 14 (11.86%) Dell
5 9 (7.63%) Oracle
6 6 (5.08%) Cisco
7 4 (3.39%) HP
7 4 (3.39%) Intel Security
7 4 (3.39%) Lotus
7 4 (3.39%) SAP
7 4 (3.39%) webMethods
7 4 (3.39%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 3 (2.54%) Juniper
9 2 (1.69%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.69%) IBM
9 2 (1.69%) Novell
9 2 (1.69%) Symantec
10 1 (0.85%) AppSense
10 1 (0.85%) Hitachi
10 1 (0.85%) Sophos
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