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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 32 27 25
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 4 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.33% 4.44% 4.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.00% 22.89% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £200 £110 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £188 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 8
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
40 83 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 13.33% 19.39% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 36 17
Average daily rate £325 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £117 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £575 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 15
Average hourly rate £8.50 £10.59 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% -27.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016. 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 +1 3 £200 +81.81%
Windows XP
East Midlands

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) MS Office
3 13 (68.42%) Windows 7
4 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
6 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) Novell
7 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
7 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (15.79%) Android
7 3 (15.79%) Finance
7 3 (15.79%) VMware
7 3 (15.79%) SAN
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
7 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
7 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
7 3 (15.79%) LAN
7 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Management
8 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
9 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (5.26%) DHCP
9 1 (5.26%) Citrix
9 1 (5.26%) Avaya
9 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
9 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (73.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 3 (15.79%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Analyst
1 10 (52.63%) Service Analyst
1 10 (52.63%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Service Desk Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Hardware Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Deployment Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) Customer Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Support
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Technician
5 1 (5.26%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.79%) Android
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
1 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Management
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (21.05%) Novell
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Avaya
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix