The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Northampton 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 27 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 1.43% 2.61% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.11% 18.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £150 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £213
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
37 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 17.62% 14.38% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 20
Average daily rate £400 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £343 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows XP
Northamptonshire

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 7 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Novell
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Build Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Novell