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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 87 56 67
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 78 98 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.77% 3.14% 2.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.73% 13.03% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 41 16
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £105 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £320 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 35 31
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £22.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -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
893 752 641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.31% 24.06% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 392 285
Average daily rate £365 £316 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.41% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 94 87
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +4 39 £180 -7.69% 4
Cheshire -10 18 £275 +161.90% 3
Merseyside -9 8 £425 +123.68% 7
Lancashire -39 4 - - 1
Cumbria -19 2 - - 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 86 (64.18%) Active Directory
3 75 (55.97%) Microsoft
3 75 (55.97%) Windows 7
4 43 (32.09%) MS Office
5 31 (23.13%) ITIL
5 31 (23.13%) Migration
6 30 (22.39%) Citrix
7 26 (19.40%) MS Excel
7 26 (19.40%) Windows 8
8 25 (18.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (14.93%) MS Exchange
11 19 (14.18%) VMware
12 18 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (11.94%) Finance
13 16 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (11.19%) WAN
15 14 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (10.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 13 (9.70%) Security Cleared
17 12 (8.96%) SC Cleared
17 12 (8.96%) Windows Vista
17 12 (8.96%) Incident Management
17 12 (8.96%) Project Management
17 12 (8.96%) Lotus
17 12 (8.96%) IBM Notes
17 12 (8.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 11 (8.21%) Java
18 11 (8.21%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 20 (14.93%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.96%) IBM Notes
3 10 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (5.22%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.24%) IIS
6 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 43 (32.09%) MS Office
2 26 (19.40%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.49%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.75%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.73%) Office 365
2 2 (1.49%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.19%) WAN
2 11 (8.21%) Wireless
3 10 (7.46%) TCP/IP
3 10 (7.46%) VPN
4 8 (5.97%) LAN
5 7 (5.22%) MPLS
6 5 (3.73%) FTP
6 5 (3.73%) HTTP
6 5 (3.73%) SMTP
7 4 (2.99%) DHCP
7 4 (2.99%) DNS
7 4 (2.99%) Firewall
8 3 (2.24%) Internet
8 3 (2.24%) SSL
9 2 (1.49%) SAN
9 2 (1.49%) Intranet
9 2 (1.49%) SMS
9 2 (1.49%) VoIP
9 2 (1.49%) Broadband
9 2 (1.49%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.24%) MS Access
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (4.48%) MSI
2 4 (2.99%) Subversion
2 4 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.75%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.75%) AdminStudio
General
1 16 (11.94%) Finance
2 6 (4.48%) Local Government
3 5 (3.73%) Banking
4 4 (2.99%) Retail
4 4 (2.99%) Law
4 4 (2.99%) Portuguese Language
4 4 (2.99%) Russian Language
5 3 (2.24%) Turkish Language
5 3 (2.24%) French Language
5 3 (2.24%) German Language
5 3 (2.24%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.49%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 47 (35.07%) Analyst
2 23 (17.16%) Support Engineer
3 20 (14.93%) Service Analyst
3 20 (14.93%) Service Desk Analyst
4 18 (13.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (11.19%) 1st Line Support
6 12 (8.96%) Project Manager
7 11 (8.21%) Desktop Support
8 9 (6.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (5.97%) Architect
9 8 (5.97%) Support Analyst
10 7 (5.22%) Technical Architect
10 7 (5.22%) IT Support
11 6 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
12 5 (3.73%) PC Support
12 5 (3.73%) Technical Analyst
12 5 (3.73%) Developer
12 5 (3.73%) Support Technician
12 5 (3.73%) Field Service Engineer
12 5 (3.73%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.72%) XML
2 5 (3.73%) JDBC
2 5 (3.73%) SAP XI
3 4 (2.99%) Java EE
3 4 (2.99%) JSON
3 4 (2.99%) Web Services
3 4 (2.99%) jQuery
4 3 (2.24%) HTML5
4 3 (2.24%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.24%) HTML
4 3 (2.24%) WSDL
4 3 (2.24%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.22%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.48%) EMC VNX
4 5 (3.73%) Handset
5 4 (2.99%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.99%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.24%) iPad
6 3 (2.24%) NHS
7 2 (1.49%) Replication
7 2 (1.49%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.75%) iPhone
8 1 (0.75%) PDA
8 1 (0.75%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.75%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.75%) Life Science
8 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 134 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (55.97%) Windows 7
3 26 (19.40%) Windows 8
4 25 (18.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (16.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (8.96%) Windows Vista
7 10 (7.46%) Linux
8 6 (4.48%) UNIX
8 6 (4.48%) Android
9 5 (3.73%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.73%) Solaris
10 4 (2.99%) AIX
10 4 (2.99%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.24%) BlackBerry OS
11 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.24%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.49%) VMS
12 2 (1.49%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.13%) ITIL
1 31 (23.13%) Migration
2 18 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (10.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 12 (8.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 12 (8.96%) Incident Management
4 12 (8.96%) Project Management
5 8 (5.97%) OOP
5 8 (5.97%) OO
5 8 (5.97%) Logistics
5 8 (5.97%) Application Discovery
6 6 (4.48%) Problem Management
7 5 (3.73%) Unit Testing
7 5 (3.73%) Integration Testing
7 5 (3.73%) Service Management
7 5 (3.73%) Change Management
7 5 (3.73%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (2.99%) SOA
8 4 (2.99%) Programme Management
8 4 (2.99%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.21%) Java
1 11 (8.21%) SQL
2 7 (5.22%) C
3 4 (2.99%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.24%) C++
4 3 (2.24%) Objective-C
4 3 (2.24%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.49%) VB
6 1 (0.75%) VBA
6 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.75%) VBScript
6 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (11.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (9.70%) Security Cleared
3 12 (8.96%) SC Cleared
4 9 (6.72%) Degree
5 8 (5.97%) MCSA
6 4 (2.99%) MCDST
6 4 (2.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.24%) MCITP
7 3 (2.24%) MCP
8 2 (1.49%) CCIE
8 2 (1.49%) CCNP
8 2 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.75%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.46%) SLA
2 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 86 (64.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (4.48%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.99%) XenApp
6 3 (2.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (8.21%) SCCM
2 2 (1.49%) SCDPM
2 2 (1.49%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (55.97%) Microsoft
2 30 (22.39%) Citrix
3 19 (14.18%) VMware
4 12 (8.96%) Lotus
5 9 (6.72%) Oracle
6 8 (5.97%) Dell
7 7 (5.22%) SAP
8 6 (4.48%) Cisco
8 6 (4.48%) EMC
8 6 (4.48%) Juniper
8 6 (4.48%) NetApp
9 5 (3.73%) webMethods
10 4 (2.99%) AppSense
10 4 (2.99%) McAfee
11 3 (2.24%) Websense
11 3 (2.24%) WatchGuard
11 3 (2.24%) Symantec
11 3 (2.24%) HP
11 3 (2.24%) IBM
12 2 (1.49%) Sophos
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