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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 85 40 49
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 71 121 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.83% 3.90% 3.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.63% 17.21% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 37 20
Average daily rate
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£275 £215 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% +14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £112 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £284 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £250
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 31
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.13 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +0.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.51 £18.95 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.95
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +0.35%
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
823 703 579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.20% 22.66% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 295 252
Average daily rate £375 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.93% -2.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £134 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 128 71
Average hourly rate £13.87 £18.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.94% +1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.49 £9.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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 -19 31 £225 +87.50% 9
Cheshire +4 25 £438 +264.58% 8
Merseyside -11 16 £150 - 2
Cumbria -15 1 £500 +333.33%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 134 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (60.45%) Microsoft
3 80 (59.70%) Windows 7
4 78 (58.21%) Active Directory
5 59 (44.03%) MS Office
6 45 (33.58%) MS Excel
7 30 (22.39%) Citrix
8 28 (20.90%) MS Exchange
8 28 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (17.91%) Migration
9 24 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (14.18%) ITIL
11 15 (11.19%) TCP/IP
12 14 (10.45%) Windows Vista
12 14 (10.45%) SCCM
12 14 (10.45%) Windows 8
13 12 (8.96%) Lotus
13 12 (8.96%) IBM Notes
14 11 (8.21%) SQL
15 10 (7.46%) Blackberry
15 10 (7.46%) Oracle
15 10 (7.46%) Apple iOS
16 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (6.72%) Finance
17 8 (5.97%) Incident Management
18 7 (5.22%) Degree
18 7 (5.22%) Application Packaging
18 7 (5.22%) Mac OS
18 7 (5.22%) Service Management
18 7 (5.22%) Wireless

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 28 (20.90%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.96%) IBM Notes
3 6 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.75%) IIS
6 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 59 (44.03%) MS Office
2 45 (33.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.48%) Office 365
2 1 (0.75%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.19%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.22%) Wireless
3 6 (4.48%) WAN
4 5 (3.73%) DNS
4 5 (3.73%) VPN
5 4 (2.99%) DHCP
5 4 (2.99%) MPLS
5 4 (2.99%) Internet
5 4 (2.99%) SAN
6 3 (2.24%) Broadband
6 3 (2.24%) LAN
6 3 (2.24%) SMS
7 2 (1.49%) SSL
7 2 (1.49%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.49%) Firewall
7 2 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.49%) NAS
7 2 (1.49%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.49%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.24%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.75%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Git (software)
1 6 (4.48%) Subversion
2 1 (0.75%) MSI
2 1 (0.75%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.75%) AdminStudio
General
1 9 (6.72%) Finance
2 6 (4.48%) Banking
3 5 (3.73%) Dutch Language
3 5 (3.73%) German Language
3 5 (3.73%) Local Government
4 4 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.99%) French Language
5 3 (2.24%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.75%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.75%) Turkish Language
6 1 (0.75%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.75%) Law
6 1 (0.75%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 57 (42.54%) Analyst
2 26 (19.40%) Service Analyst
3 24 (17.91%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (14.18%) Support Analyst
5 17 (12.69%) 1st Line Support
6 11 (8.21%) Support Engineer
7 10 (7.46%) IT Support
7 10 (7.46%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (6.72%) Desktop Support
8 9 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (5.22%) Help Desk Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.73%) Business Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Support Technician
11 5 (3.73%) Applications Support
12 4 (2.99%) Architect
12 4 (2.99%) Developer
12 4 (2.99%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.22%) Application Packaging
2 6 (4.48%) HTML
2 6 (4.48%) Web Services
2 6 (4.48%) XML
2 6 (4.48%) WSDL
2 6 (4.48%) HTML5
2 6 (4.48%) jQuery
2 6 (4.48%) AngularJS
2 6 (4.48%) Java EE
2 6 (4.48%) JSON
3 1 (0.75%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.48%) Handset
3 3 (2.24%) Life Science
3 3 (2.24%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.24%) NHS
3 3 (2.24%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.49%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.75%) iPad
5 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.75%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 134 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (59.70%) Windows 7
3 28 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (17.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (10.45%) Windows Vista
5 14 (10.45%) Windows 8
6 10 (7.46%) Apple iOS
7 7 (5.22%) Mac OS
7 7 (5.22%) Linux
8 6 (4.48%) AIX
8 6 (4.48%) Android
9 4 (2.99%) VMS
9 4 (2.99%) OpenVMS
9 4 (2.99%) Windows 2000
9 4 (2.99%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.99%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.75%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.75%) CentOS
10 1 (0.75%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.91%) Migration
2 19 (14.18%) ITIL
3 8 (5.97%) Incident Management
4 7 (5.22%) Service Management
5 6 (4.48%) OOP
5 6 (4.48%) OO
5 6 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (4.48%) Waterfall
5 6 (4.48%) BDD
5 6 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (4.48%) TDD
5 6 (4.48%) Software Engineering
6 5 (3.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (3.73%) Project Management
6 5 (3.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (3.73%) Validation
7 4 (2.99%) PRINCE2
7 4 (2.99%) PRINCE
8 3 (2.24%) Time Management
8 3 (2.24%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.21%) SQL
2 7 (5.22%) C
3 6 (4.48%) C++
3 6 (4.48%) Java
3 6 (4.48%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.48%) Objective-C
4 3 (2.24%) VBScript
4 3 (2.24%) VB
4 3 (2.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.22%) Degree
3 6 (4.48%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.24%) MCDST
4 3 (2.24%) MCSE
5 2 (1.49%) MCP
5 2 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.75%) CCNA
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.75%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) SLA
2 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 78 (58.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.24%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.24%) XenApp
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (10.45%) SCCM
2 2 (1.49%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.49%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.49%) SCOM
2 2 (1.49%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.75%) WSUS
3 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.75%) MOM
3 1 (0.75%) Netcool
3 1 (0.75%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 81 (60.45%) Microsoft
2 30 (22.39%) Citrix
3 12 (8.96%) Lotus
4 10 (7.46%) Oracle
5 7 (5.22%) HP
6 6 (4.48%) Symantec
7 5 (3.73%) VMware
7 5 (3.73%) Apple
8 4 (2.99%) EMC
8 4 (2.99%) AppSense
8 4 (2.99%) McAfee
9 3 (2.24%) NetApp
9 3 (2.24%) Remedy
9 3 (2.24%) Cisco
9 3 (2.24%) Dell
10 2 (1.49%) Juniper
10 2 (1.49%) SAP
10 2 (1.49%) Computacenter
11 1 (0.75%) Google
11 1 (0.75%) WatchGuard
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