The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 44 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 21 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.71% 4.27% 4.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.66% 20.59% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 5
Average daily rate
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£188 £160 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £133 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £174 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £180 £225
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £15.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.25 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -7.01%
Windows XP
North East

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

Operating Systems Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
197 34 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 34.81% 20.73% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 21 30
Average daily rate £315 £240 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £147 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 1 20
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 2 October 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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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
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 11 £188 +36.36%
Gateshead -2 2 - -
Windows XP
North East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (58.54%) Active Directory
3 22 (53.66%) Windows 7
4 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
5 13 (31.71%) Linux
5 13 (31.71%) MS Office
5 13 (31.71%) UNIX
6 11 (26.83%) SQL
6 11 (26.83%) DNS
7 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (21.95%) Red Hat
8 9 (21.95%) JBoss
8 9 (21.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
8 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
8 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (19.51%) OpenLDAP
9 8 (19.51%) LDAP
9 8 (19.51%) Oracle
9 8 (19.51%) WebLogic
9 8 (19.51%) Perl
9 8 (19.51%) PL/SQL
9 8 (19.51%) DHCP
9 8 (19.51%) Firewall
10 7 (17.07%) SCCM
11 6 (14.63%) Korn
11 6 (14.63%) Windows 8
11 6 (14.63%) SSH
11 6 (14.63%) NFS
11 6 (14.63%) DTS

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 8 (19.51%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (31.71%) MS Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) DNS
2 8 (19.51%) OpenLDAP
2 8 (19.51%) LDAP
2 8 (19.51%) DHCP
2 8 (19.51%) Firewall
3 6 (14.63%) SSH
4 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.88%) LAN
4 2 (4.88%) WAN
5 1 (2.44%) Internet
5 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) DTS
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Analyst
2 10 (24.39%) Desktop Support
2 10 (24.39%) Support Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Support Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Support Specialist
5 5 (12.20%) UNIX Support
6 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Linux Support
6 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Field Service Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Field Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support Specialist
8 2 (4.88%) UNIX Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Support Technician
8 2 (4.88%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (53.66%) Windows 7
3 13 (31.71%) Linux
3 13 (31.71%) UNIX
4 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (21.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (14.63%) Windows 8
7 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (7.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) ITIL
1 5 (12.20%) Change Management
1 5 (12.20%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) SQL
2 8 (19.51%) Perl
2 8 (19.51%) PL/SQL
3 6 (14.63%) Korn
4 3 (7.32%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) SC Cleared
1 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 24 (58.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.63%) NFS
3 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) SCCM
2 5 (12.20%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.95%) Red Hat
2 9 (21.95%) JBoss
3 8 (19.51%) Oracle
4 5 (12.20%) CA
4 5 (12.20%) HP
5 3 (7.32%) Toshiba
5 3 (7.32%) Dell
6 2 (4.88%) VMware
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco
7 1 (2.44%) Citrix