The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton 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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 26 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 1.44% 1.16% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.25% 9.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -3.50%
Windows XP
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Operating Systems Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
48 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 22.97% 12.72% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 11
Average daily rate £383 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.89% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £616
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Northampton region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Northampton region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

Windows XP
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) MS Office
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Service Management
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 1 (11.11%) Novell
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
6 1 (11.11%) MS Excel

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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.

Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Novell