Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Windows XP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows XP over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows XP
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 130 82
Rank change year-on-year -1 -48 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 26 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.37% 0.73% 1.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.92% 3.37% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 40
Manchester median daily rate - £163 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.73% +5.13%
North West median daily rate £193 £325 £275
% change year-on-year -40.77% +18.18% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Manchester median hourly rate £16.50 £12.79 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.01% -17.48% +14.81%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.88 £10.25
90th Percentile £17.50 £15.69 £18.15
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.70% -12.90% +8.05%

Windows XP is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 573 771 736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.50% 21.74% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 521 382
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £135 £184 £163
90th Percentile £538 £500 £487
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £368
% change year-on-year - +8.84% +13.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 37 84
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.20% +11.11% -6.90%
10th Percentile £11.35 £9.85 £10.08
90th Percentile £41.83 £40.00 £38.75
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +17.24% -8.05% +5.13%

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Windows XP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in Manchester

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows XP in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Manchester

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Manchester

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 4 - - 2
Rochdale - 1 - -
Windows XP
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 8
3 8 (72.73%) DNS
3 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) DHCP
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
5 5 (45.45%) Windows 10
6 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco
6 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 3 (27.27%) Application Packaging
7 3 (27.27%) Application Discovery
7 3 (27.27%) Application Rationalisation
8 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (18.18%) ITIL
8 2 (18.18%) Network Management
8 2 (18.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (18.18%) Android
8 2 (18.18%) Mac OS
8 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
8 2 (18.18%) VLAN
8 2 (18.18%) ITSM
8 2 (18.18%) Back Office
8 2 (18.18%) VMware
8 2 (18.18%) CCNA
8 2 (18.18%) SQL
8 2 (18.18%) Citrix
8 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (18.18%) A+ Certification
8 2 (18.18%) Apple

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) DNS
2 6 (54.55%) DHCP
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) VLAN
General
1 2 (18.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (45.45%) Server Support
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server Support
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (27.27%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (18.18%) Applications Manager
5 2 (18.18%) Deployment Manager
6 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
6 1 (9.09%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Applications Project Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
6 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Developer
6 1 (9.09%) IT Support
6 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 8
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 10
5 2 (18.18%) Android
5 2 (18.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Application Discovery
1 3 (27.27%) Application Packaging
1 3 (27.27%) Application Rationalisation
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) ITSM
2 2 (18.18%) Network Management
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) A+ Certification
1 2 (18.18%) CCNA
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Apple
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Remedy
2 2 (18.18%) VMware