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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 92 64
Rank change year-on-year +12 -28  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 9 9 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.65% 0.49% 1.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.66% 2.79% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 15
Median daily rate £180 £135 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -15.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £188 £175
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.38 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.82% +15.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.88 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £15.88 £16.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.69
% change year-on-year -3.70% -1.35%  

Windows XP is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 246 323 307
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 17.69% 17.76% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 175 152
Median daily rate £400 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £204 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 43
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £28.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing Windows XP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 2 - -
Windows XP
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
4 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (47.06%) Windows 8
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
6 5 (29.41%) DHCP
6 5 (29.41%) DNS
6 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
7 4 (23.53%) Citrix
7 4 (23.53%) Lotus
7 4 (23.53%) IBM Notes
7 4 (23.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (17.65%) Finance
8 3 (17.65%) Law
8 3 (17.65%) Legal
8 3 (17.65%) VMware
8 3 (17.65%) Document Management
8 3 (17.65%) Extranet
8 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
8 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
8 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
8 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
9 2 (11.76%) SCCM
9 2 (11.76%) Time Management
9 2 (11.76%) SQL
9 2 (11.76%) VPN
9 2 (11.76%) Migration
10 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
10 1 (5.88%) ITIL

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (23.53%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) DHCP
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) Extranet
3 2 (11.76%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) LAN
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Law
1 3 (17.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (47.06%) Active Directory Support
3 6 (35.29%) Server Support
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server Support
4 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
5 3 (17.65%) Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Citrix Support
7 1 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Deployment Manager
7 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Exchange Support
7 1 (5.88%) Lotus Notes Support
7 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows 8
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
5 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Document Management
1 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Time Management
3 1 (5.88%) Application Discovery
3 1 (5.88%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.88%) Application Rationalisation
3 1 (5.88%) Data Entry
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix
2 4 (23.53%) Lotus
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Apple
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