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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 95 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 55 117 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.47% 3.68% 3.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.72% 16.41% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 40 19
Average daily rate
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£325 £214 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.04% +22.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £115 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £275 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 33
Average hourly rate £14.42 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.00 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.79 £20.83 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +1.81%
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
818 713 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.93% 22.41% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 353 245
Average daily rate £375 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.93% -6.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 105 67
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £33.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -8 21 £165 +37.50% 7
Cheshire -8 19 £500 +288.34% 6
Merseyside -14 10 £170 +70.00% 1
Cumbria -12 3 £500 +333.33%
Lancashire -31 2 £270 +20.45% 5
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (59.50%) Active Directory
3 69 (57.02%) Microsoft
3 69 (57.02%) Windows 7
4 49 (40.50%) MS Office
5 38 (31.40%) MS Excel
6 30 (24.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (23.14%) Citrix
8 22 (18.18%) Migration
8 22 (18.18%) MS Exchange
9 20 (16.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (14.05%) ITIL
11 13 (10.74%) SCCM
12 12 (9.92%) Windows Vista
12 12 (9.92%) TCP/IP
13 11 (9.09%) Finance
14 10 (8.26%) Incident Management
15 9 (7.44%) Apple iOS
15 9 (7.44%) Windows 8
15 9 (7.44%) Blackberry
15 9 (7.44%) WAN
15 9 (7.44%) C
15 9 (7.44%) SQL
16 8 (6.61%) Linux
16 8 (6.61%) IBM Notes
16 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (6.61%) Lotus
16 8 (6.61%) Service Management
16 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared
16 8 (6.61%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 22 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.61%) IBM Notes
3 7 (5.79%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.65%) IIS
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 49 (40.50%) MS Office
2 38 (31.40%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.92%) TCP/IP
2 9 (7.44%) WAN
3 7 (5.79%) VPN
4 6 (4.96%) Wireless
5 5 (4.13%) MPLS
6 4 (3.31%) SAN
6 4 (3.31%) LAN
6 4 (3.31%) SMS
7 3 (2.48%) Internet
7 3 (2.48%) Broadband
8 2 (1.65%) SSL
8 2 (1.65%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.83%) DMVPN
9 1 (0.83%) WAAS
9 1 (0.83%) Extranet
9 1 (0.83%) Firewall
9 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.83%) VoIP
9 1 (0.83%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Subversion
1 7 (5.79%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.83%) MSI
2 1 (0.83%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.83%) AdminStudio
General
1 11 (9.09%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Banking
3 5 (4.13%) Local Government
3 5 (4.13%) Dutch Language
3 5 (4.13%) German Language
4 4 (3.31%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.31%) French Language
4 4 (3.31%) Russian Language
5 2 (1.65%) Turkish Language
5 2 (1.65%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.83%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.83%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (44.63%) Analyst
2 24 (19.83%) Service Analyst
3 22 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (15.70%) Support Analyst
5 16 (13.22%) 1st Line Support
6 12 (9.92%) Support Engineer
7 11 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (7.44%) IT Support
8 9 (7.44%) Desktop Support
9 7 (5.79%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Help Desk Analyst
10 6 (4.96%) Support Technician
11 5 (4.13%) Business Analyst
11 5 (4.13%) Developer
11 5 (4.13%) Architect
11 5 (4.13%) Technical Architect
11 5 (4.13%) Java Developer
11 5 (4.13%) Help Desk Support
11 5 (4.13%) Technical Analyst
12 4 (3.31%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.61%) Application Packaging
2 7 (5.79%) JSON
2 7 (5.79%) Java EE
2 7 (5.79%) jQuery
2 7 (5.79%) Web Services
2 7 (5.79%) XML
3 6 (4.96%) HTML
3 6 (4.96%) WSDL
3 6 (4.96%) HTML5
3 6 (4.96%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.44%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.96%) Handset
3 3 (2.48%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.65%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.65%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.65%) iPad
4 2 (1.65%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (0.83%) PDA
5 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.83%) Life Science
5 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.83%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.83%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (57.02%) Windows 7
3 30 (24.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (16.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (9.92%) Windows Vista
6 9 (7.44%) Apple iOS
6 9 (7.44%) Windows 8
7 8 (6.61%) Linux
8 7 (5.79%) Mac OS
8 7 (5.79%) AIX
9 5 (4.13%) Android
10 4 (3.31%) VMS
10 4 (3.31%) OpenVMS
10 4 (3.31%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (2.48%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (2.48%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.83%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.83%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.18%) Migration
2 17 (14.05%) ITIL
3 10 (8.26%) Incident Management
4 8 (6.61%) Service Management
5 7 (5.79%) TDD
5 7 (5.79%) Validation
6 6 (4.96%) OOP
6 6 (4.96%) OO
6 6 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (4.96%) SDLC
6 6 (4.96%) Waterfall
6 6 (4.96%) BDD
6 6 (4.96%) Software Engineering
6 6 (4.96%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.13%) Project Management
8 4 (3.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (2.48%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.48%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (2.48%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.44%) C
1 9 (7.44%) SQL
2 7 (5.79%) Java
2 7 (5.79%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.96%) C++
3 6 (4.96%) Objective-C
4 3 (2.48%) VBA
5 1 (0.83%) VBScript
5 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared
1 8 (6.61%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.79%) Degree
3 4 (3.31%) MCDST
4 3 (2.48%) MCSA
5 2 (1.65%) MCP
5 2 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.83%) MCITP
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.83%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 72 (59.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.48%) XenApp
4 3 (2.48%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (10.74%) SCCM
2 2 (1.65%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.65%) SCOM
2 2 (1.65%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (1.65%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.83%) WSUS
3 1 (0.83%) MOM
3 1 (0.83%) Netcool
3 1 (0.83%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 69 (57.02%) Microsoft
2 28 (23.14%) Citrix
3 8 (6.61%) Lotus
4 7 (5.79%) HP
4 7 (5.79%) Oracle
5 6 (4.96%) VMware
5 6 (4.96%) Symantec
6 5 (4.13%) EMC
7 4 (3.31%) Apple
7 4 (3.31%) NetApp
7 4 (3.31%) AppSense
7 4 (3.31%) McAfee
8 3 (2.48%) Juniper
8 3 (2.48%) Dell
9 2 (1.65%) Cisco
9 2 (1.65%) Websense
10 1 (0.83%) Computacenter
10 1 (0.83%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.83%) Google
10 1 (0.83%) WatchGuard
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