The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 24 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 20 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 4.82% 3.74% 2.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.03% 20.75% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£110 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £150 £175
% change year-on-year
+24.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 3
Average hourly rate £10.50 £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -19.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.69 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -5.62%
Windows XP
East Midlands

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

Operating Systems Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
74 53 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 17.83% 18.03% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 9
Average daily rate £230 £310 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.61% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 6
Average hourly rate £10.50 £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% -19.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -14.28%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Northampton +6 15 £110 - 1
Corby - - - -
Windows XP
East Midlands

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (72.09%) Windows 7
3 30 (69.77%) MS Office
4 19 (44.19%) MS Excel
5 14 (32.56%) Active Directory
6 8 (18.60%) Dell
6 8 (18.60%) ITIL
6 8 (18.60%) Windows Vista
6 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
6 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
7 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
8 6 (13.95%) Dell Certification
8 6 (13.95%) Oracle
9 5 (11.63%) SLA
10 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (6.98%) SCCM
11 3 (6.98%) Retail
11 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
11 3 (6.98%) SQL
11 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
11 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
12 2 (4.65%) iPad
12 2 (4.65%) Office 365
12 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (4.65%) Broadband
12 2 (4.65%) LAN
12 2 (4.65%) WAN
12 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
12 2 (4.65%) Apple
12 2 (4.65%) Service Management

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (69.77%) MS Office
2 19 (44.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (4.65%) Broadband
2 2 (4.65%) LAN
2 2 (4.65%) WAN
3 1 (2.33%) SMTP
3 1 (2.33%) DHCP
3 1 (2.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (6.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (60.47%) Analyst
2 15 (34.88%) Service Analyst
2 15 (34.88%) Service Desk Analyst
3 13 (30.23%) Support Engineer
4 9 (20.93%) Support Analyst
5 8 (18.60%) Desktop Support
5 8 (18.60%) Desktop Analyst
5 8 (18.60%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 7 (16.28%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (16.28%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (13.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (13.95%) Deskside Support
7 6 (13.95%) Deskside Analyst
7 6 (13.95%) Deskside Support Analyst
7 6 (13.95%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) Service Desk Engineer
8 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (6.98%) Help Desk Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Deployment Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.65%) iPhone
2 2 (4.65%) iPad
2 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) PDA
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (72.09%) Windows 7
3 8 (18.60%) Windows Vista
4 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) ITIL
2 2 (4.65%) Service Management
2 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
2 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
1 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.95%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (32.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) SCOM
3 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Dell
2 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.95%) Oracle
4 2 (4.65%) Apple
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Dell KACE
5 1 (2.33%) Remedy
5 1 (2.33%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) Avaya