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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 40 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.36% 5.62% 2.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.34% 31.75% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£175 £363 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.72% +229.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £250
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £14.50 £10.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.58% +34.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.95
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +0.35%
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
97 63 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 20.82% 17.70% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 30 6
Average daily rate £400 £400 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +196.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £400 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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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Rank Change
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Last Year
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Average Daily Rate
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Windows XP
East Midlands

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (80.65%) Windows 7
3 22 (70.97%) MS Office
4 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
4 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
5 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
5 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.68%) Chip and PIN
6 3 (9.68%) LANDesk
6 3 (9.68%) Software Deployment
6 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (6.45%) Google Apps
7 2 (6.45%) SCCM
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.45%) Google
7 2 (6.45%) Citrix
7 2 (6.45%) Lotus
7 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
7 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
7 2 (6.45%) SAP
8 1 (3.23%) ITIL
8 1 (3.23%) SQL
8 1 (3.23%) .NET
8 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
8 1 (3.23%) SMTP
8 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.23%) SLA
8 1 (3.23%) Apple
8 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (70.97%) MS Office
2 10 (32.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Google Apps
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) SMTP
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (67.74%) Analyst
2 18 (58.06%) Service Analyst
2 18 (58.06%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Help Desk Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.23%) Deployment Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Chip and PIN
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (80.65%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.68%) Software Deployment
2 1 (3.23%) ITIL
2 1 (3.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
1 3 (9.68%) LANDesk
2 2 (6.45%) Google
2 2 (6.45%) Citrix
2 2 (6.45%) Lotus
2 2 (6.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Apple
3 1 (3.23%) VMware