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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 140 103 45
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -58
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 22 56 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 1.50% 3.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.59% 6.80% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 38
Median daily rate £175 £325 £214
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +52.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £144 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £500 £276
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £170 £195
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 31
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.35 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.89% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £11.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.72 £17.69 £20.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.94 £13.44 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.01%
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
850 824 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.51% 22.10% 22.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 429 340
Median daily rate £378 £375 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +33.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £188 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 98 100
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 28 May 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
Manchester -24 11 £175 +6.06% 3
Cheshire -22 5 £118 -76.50% 2
Merseyside -9 4 - - 5
Lancashire +3 2 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (56.06%) Microsoft
3 31 (46.97%) Active Directory
4 28 (42.42%) MS Office
5 27 (40.91%) Windows 7
6 13 (19.70%) ITIL
7 12 (18.18%) VMware
7 12 (18.18%) Windows 8
8 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (16.67%) Finance
8 11 (16.67%) Blackberry
8 11 (16.67%) Citrix
9 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
10 9 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (10.61%) MSI
12 7 (10.61%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (10.61%) Windows Vista
12 7 (10.61%) Problem Management
12 7 (10.61%) Mac OS
13 6 (9.09%) German Language
13 6 (9.09%) Apple iOS
13 6 (9.09%) Application Discovery
13 6 (9.09%) Windows Server
13 6 (9.09%) MCDST
13 6 (9.09%) Document Management
13 6 (9.09%) Local Government
13 6 (9.09%) Law
13 6 (9.09%) ITSM

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 9 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 28 (42.42%) MS Office
2 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) Extranet
1 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.55%) VPN
2 3 (4.55%) Wireless
3 2 (3.03%) DNS
3 2 (3.03%) LAN
3 2 (3.03%) WAN
4 1 (1.52%) DHCP
4 1 (1.52%) Firewall
4 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) MS Access
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MSI
2 4 (6.06%) ClearCase
2 4 (6.06%) ClearQuest
2 4 (6.06%) JIRA
3 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) German Language
2 6 (9.09%) Law
2 6 (9.09%) Local Government
3 5 (7.58%) Dutch Language
3 5 (7.58%) Italian Language
3 5 (7.58%) Legal
4 4 (6.06%) Back Office
4 4 (6.06%) French Language
4 4 (6.06%) Retail
5 3 (4.55%) Banking
5 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.55%) Portuguese Language
6 2 (3.03%) Russian Language
7 1 (1.52%) Marketing
7 1 (1.52%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 29 (43.94%) Analyst
2 16 (24.24%) Service Analyst
2 16 (24.24%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) 1st Line Support
3 9 (13.64%) Desktop Support
4 6 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 6 (9.09%) Support Technician
4 6 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 5 (7.58%) 1st Line Technical Support
5 5 (7.58%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) 1st Line Support Executive
6 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) EPoS Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Technical Support Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) HTML
1 3 (4.55%) Java EE
1 3 (4.55%) jQuery
1 3 (4.55%) JSON
1 3 (4.55%) Web Services
1 3 (4.55%) XML
2 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.03%) HTML5
2 2 (3.03%) WSDL
3 1 (1.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.58%) Driving Licence
2 5 (7.58%) NHS
3 4 (6.06%) EPoS
4 3 (4.55%) Handset
4 3 (4.55%) iPad
5 1 (1.52%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.52%) Informatics
5 1 (1.52%) iPhone
5 1 (1.52%) Life Science
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (40.91%) Windows 7
3 12 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (10.61%) Mac OS
6 7 (10.61%) Windows Vista
7 6 (9.09%) Apple iOS
7 6 (9.09%) Windows Server
8 3 (4.55%) AIX
8 3 (4.55%) Linux
9 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) ITIL
2 7 (10.61%) Problem Management
3 6 (9.09%) Application Discovery
3 6 (9.09%) Document Management
3 6 (9.09%) ITSM
4 5 (7.58%) Programme Management
5 4 (6.06%) ITIL V3
5 4 (6.06%) Supplier Management
6 3 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.55%) OO
7 2 (3.03%) Application Packaging
7 2 (3.03%) BDD
7 2 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.03%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.03%) Migration
7 2 (3.03%) OOP
7 2 (3.03%) SDLC
7 2 (3.03%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.03%) TDD
7 2 (3.03%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.55%) C++
1 3 (4.55%) Java
1 3 (4.55%) JavaScript
1 3 (4.55%) Objective-C
2 2 (3.03%) C
3 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.09%) MCDST
3 4 (6.06%) CCNA
3 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (4.55%) MCP
5 2 (3.03%) Degree
5 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.52%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.52%) MCITP
6 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (46.97%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.03%) XenApp
5 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) SCCM
1 4 (6.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (56.06%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.18%) VMware
3 11 (16.67%) Citrix
4 6 (9.09%) Dell
5 5 (7.58%) Remedy
6 4 (6.06%) Cisco
6 4 (6.06%) Oracle
6 4 (6.06%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 1 (1.52%) Altiris
7 1 (1.52%) Apple
7 1 (1.52%) AppSense
7 1 (1.52%) BMC
7 1 (1.52%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.52%) Lotus
7 1 (1.52%) Symantec
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