The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 Northamptonshire 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 28 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 8 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.22% 1.85% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.29% 12.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£120 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £216
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
56 39 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 15.56% 14.39% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 31
Average daily rate £300 £282 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -12.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows XP
East Midlands

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 23 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 3 - -
Windows XP
East Midlands

Windows XP
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 16 (57.14%) Novell
4 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
5 7 (25.00%) Migration
6 5 (17.86%) MS Office
7 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.57%) PDA
8 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
8 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
8 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
8 1 (3.57%) Project Management
8 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
8 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
8 1 (3.57%) LAN
8 1 (3.57%) WAN

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Support Technician
6 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Technician
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) PC Support
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Build Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
1 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.57%) PDA
1 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
2 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Novell
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft