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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
North West / Manchester
Rank 82 86 68
Rank change year-on-year +4 -18  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 8 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.61% 1.11% 1.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.23% 5.45% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 11
Median daily rate £150 £185 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.91% -17.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £200 £163
% change year-on-year -20.00% +23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £15.50 £11.00 £10.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.90% +9.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  

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 248 367 327
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 18.97% 20.46% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 189 157
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £461 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 28
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +8.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £115.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Manchester

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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%) Microsoft
3 8 (72.73%) MS Office
4 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
5 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
6 4 (36.36%) Lotus
6 4 (36.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (36.36%) IBM Notes
7 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 3 (27.27%) Extranet
7 3 (27.27%) Citrix
7 3 (27.27%) Document Management
7 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
7 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
7 3 (27.27%) Finance
7 3 (27.27%) Law
7 3 (27.27%) Legal
7 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
7 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
8 2 (18.18%) SQL
8 2 (18.18%) SCCM
8 2 (18.18%) VPN
9 1 (9.09%) DNS
9 1 (9.09%) ITIL
9 1 (9.09%) LAN
9 1 (9.09%) WAN
9 1 (9.09%) DHCP
9 1 (9.09%) 3G
9 1 (9.09%) Time Management

Windows XP
Top Related 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 (36.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (36.36%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (72.73%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Extranet
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) 3G
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Law
1 3 (27.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory Support
3 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Desktop Support
3 3 (27.27%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Server Support
4 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server Support
5 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix Support
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Support
5 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Deployment Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Document Management
1 3 (27.27%) Problem Management
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Software Licensing
2 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Lotus
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
Manchester, Lancashire
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