The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 41 52 64
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 127 74 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.01% 3.07% 2.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.76% 13.53% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 23
Average daily rate £219 £175 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.14% -38.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £99 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £450 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £186 £240 £240
% change year-on-year
-22.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 29
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.11 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £21.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +1.85%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
715 547 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.59% 22.69% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 238 298
Average daily rate £280 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 75 70
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £9.30 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +11 51 £225 +28.57%
Manchester -1 39 £120 -48.38% 12
Cheshire -26 20 £120 -40.00% 7
Merseyside +10 11 - - 2
Cumbria 0 5 £115 - 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 208 (100.00%) Windows
2 116 (55.77%) Active Directory
3 102 (49.04%) Windows 7
4 98 (47.12%) MS Office
5 96 (46.15%) Microsoft
6 54 (25.96%) Citrix
7 41 (19.71%) Security Cleared
8 40 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (18.75%) Blackberry
10 38 (18.27%) SCCM
11 37 (17.79%) ITIL
11 37 (17.79%) MS Excel
12 31 (14.90%) MS Exchange
12 31 (14.90%) SC Cleared
13 30 (14.42%) HP
14 28 (13.46%) SLA
14 28 (13.46%) VPN
14 28 (13.46%) Windows 2000
15 27 (12.98%) Microsoft App-V
15 27 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
16 26 (12.50%) Windows Vista
17 24 (11.54%) Migration
18 23 (11.06%) VBScript
19 21 (10.10%) AppSense
20 20 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
20 20 (9.62%) Software Deployment
21 19 (9.13%) VB
22 18 (8.65%) Lotus
22 18 (8.65%) DNS
23 16 (7.69%) NetWare

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 31 (14.90%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.21%) IBM Notes
3 9 (4.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.44%) IIS
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 98 (47.12%) MS Office
2 37 (17.79%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.96%) MS Project
5 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) SaaS
1 1 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.46%) VPN
2 18 (8.65%) DNS
3 15 (7.21%) DHCP
4 12 (5.77%) TCP/IP
5 11 (5.29%) SMS
6 9 (4.33%) LAN
6 9 (4.33%) 3G
6 9 (4.33%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (3.85%) WAN
8 6 (2.88%) Wireless
8 6 (2.88%) SAN
9 5 (2.40%) VoIP
9 5 (2.40%) Firewall
10 2 (0.96%) Intranet
11 1 (0.48%) Internet
11 1 (0.48%) Broadband
11 1 (0.48%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.48%) MS Access
3 1 (0.48%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (4.81%) MSI
2 9 (4.33%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (1.92%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.48%) InstallShield
General
1 14 (6.73%) Finance
2 4 (1.92%) Banking
2 4 (1.92%) Local Government
3 3 (1.44%) French Language
3 3 (1.44%) Italian Language
3 3 (1.44%) Spanish Language
4 2 (0.96%) Swedish Language
4 2 (0.96%) Norwegian Language
4 2 (0.96%) Danish Language
4 2 (0.96%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.48%) Law
5 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 53 (25.48%) Support Engineer
2 43 (20.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 40 (19.23%) Desktop Support
4 38 (18.27%) Analyst
5 26 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 26 (12.50%) Service Analyst
6 25 (12.02%) Desktop Engineer
7 19 (9.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 18 (8.65%) 1st Line Support
9 14 (6.73%) Support Analyst
9 14 (6.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 12 (5.77%) IT Support
10 12 (5.77%) Applications Packager
11 10 (4.81%) Deployment Engineer
12 8 (3.85%) Support Technician
12 8 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
13 7 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 5 (2.40%) Desktop Technician
14 5 (2.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 4 (1.92%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.25%) Application Packaging
2 6 (2.88%) WSH
3 3 (1.44%) .NET
4 2 (0.96%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 39 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 10 (4.81%) Thin Client
2 10 (4.81%) Fat Client
3 7 (3.37%) iPad
4 6 (2.88%) NHS
5 4 (1.92%) Smartcard
5 4 (1.92%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.44%) PDA
6 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.44%) iPhone
6 3 (1.44%) Clustering
7 2 (0.96%) Social Media
8 1 (0.48%) Handset
8 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.48%) EPoS
8 1 (0.48%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 208 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (49.04%) Windows 7
3 40 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (13.46%) Windows 2000
5 27 (12.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (12.50%) Windows Vista
7 16 (7.69%) NetWare
8 13 (6.25%) Windows 8
9 9 (4.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.40%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.40%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.96%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (17.79%) ITIL
2 24 (11.54%) Migration
3 20 (9.62%) Software Deployment
4 8 (3.85%) ITSM
4 8 (3.85%) Service Management
5 7 (3.37%) TQM
6 6 (2.88%) Software Distribution
6 6 (2.88%) Incident Management
7 5 (2.40%) Change Management
7 5 (2.40%) Project Management
7 5 (2.40%) Time Management
8 4 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (1.92%) Data Migration
8 4 (1.92%) Service Delivery
9 3 (1.44%) Problem Management
9 3 (1.44%) Change Control
10 2 (0.96%) Performance Management
10 2 (0.96%) Data Protection
10 2 (0.96%) Data Security
10 2 (0.96%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.06%) VBScript
2 19 (9.13%) VB
3 15 (7.21%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.88%) SQL
5 2 (0.96%) VB.NET
5 2 (0.96%) AppleScript
6 1 (0.48%) C#
6 1 (0.48%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (19.71%) Security Cleared
2 31 (14.90%) SC Cleared
3 20 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.81%) MCSE
5 8 (3.85%) MCP
6 5 (2.40%) MCSA
6 5 (2.40%) MCTS
7 3 (1.44%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.96%) HNC
8 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.48%) HND
9 1 (0.48%) CCNA
9 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (13.46%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 116 (55.77%) Active Directory
2 27 (12.98%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (5.77%) XenDesktop
4 10 (4.81%) XenApp
4 10 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.85%) vSphere
6 4 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.44%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.44%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.96%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (18.27%) SCCM
2 16 (7.69%) ServiceCenter
3 12 (5.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (2.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.92%) PureDisk
6 3 (1.44%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.48%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.48%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 96 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 54 (25.96%) Citrix
3 30 (14.42%) HP
4 21 (10.10%) AppSense
5 18 (8.65%) Lotus
6 15 (7.21%) VMware
7 13 (6.25%) Novell
8 12 (5.77%) Lumension
8 12 (5.77%) CA
9 10 (4.81%) Remedy
10 9 (4.33%) Dell
11 8 (3.85%) Apple
12 7 (3.37%) Symantec
13 3 (1.44%) IBM
13 3 (1.44%) McAfee
13 3 (1.44%) Toshiba
13 3 (1.44%) Informatica
13 3 (1.44%) Oracle
13 3 (1.44%) Siebel
13 3 (1.44%) Open Text
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