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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 21 23 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 20 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 5.54% 2.60% 1.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.25% 26.09% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £363 £110 £169
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+229.54% -34.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.08% -29.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.50 £17.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
64 23 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 17.73% 9.96% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 6 28
Average daily rate £400 £135 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+196.29% -51.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
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Average Daily Rate
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on Same Period
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Windows XP
East Midlands

Windows XP
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (81.25%) Windows 7
3 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
4 18 (56.25%) Novell
5 10 (31.25%) MS Office
6 8 (25.00%) Migration
7 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.38%) Fat Client
8 3 (9.38%) Thin Client
9 2 (6.25%) Citrix
9 2 (6.25%) SCCM
10 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
10 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
10 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
10 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
10 1 (3.13%) LAN
10 1 (3.13%) WAN
10 1 (3.13%) Project Management

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (31.25%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Service Analyst
1 5 (15.63%) Service Desk Analyst
1 5 (15.63%) Desktop Engineer
1 5 (15.63%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
3 2 (6.25%) Rollout Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (3.13%) Field Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Build Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Fat Client
1 3 (9.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (81.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
2 1 (3.13%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 22 (68.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Novell
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Citrix