The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 51 42 47
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 14 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.82% 2.71% 2.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.52% 17.19% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Average daily rate £185 £125 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £94 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £200 £217
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £175 £190
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 5
Average hourly rate £11.80 £11.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.42% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £25.45 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -4.64%
Windows XP
West 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 Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
147 128 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.07% 15.78% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 66 65
Average daily rate £325 £308 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +16.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 18
Average hourly rate £12.00 £21.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.52% +41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £28.00 £22.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (79.31%) Windows 7
3 22 (75.86%) Microsoft
4 18 (62.07%) Remote Desktop
5 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
6 15 (51.72%) Citrix
7 12 (41.38%) SCCM
8 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
8 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
9 9 (31.03%) Incident Management
10 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (24.14%) Sophos
10 7 (24.14%) Dell
10 7 (24.14%) Migration
10 7 (24.14%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (17.24%) MS Office
11 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (13.79%) Finance
12 4 (13.79%) Wireless
12 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
12 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
13 3 (10.34%) XenApp
13 3 (10.34%) XenDesktop
13 3 (10.34%) Office 365
13 3 (10.34%) Windows Intune
13 3 (10.34%) Lotus
13 3 (10.34%) SLA
13 3 (10.34%) IBM Notes
13 3 (10.34%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (10.34%) WSUS

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (10.34%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (62.07%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (13.79%) Wireless
3 2 (6.90%) Internet
3 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.45%) DHCP
4 1 (3.45%) DNS
4 1 (3.45%) LAN
4 1 (3.45%) MPLS
4 1 (3.45%) Network Security
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Billing
2 2 (6.90%) Front Office
2 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Law
2 2 (6.90%) Legal
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Support Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (20.69%) Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) IT Support
4 4 (13.79%) Service Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
6 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Deskside Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Deskside Support
6 2 (6.90%) Deskside Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Health Informatics
3 1 (3.45%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (79.31%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) Incident Management
2 7 (24.14%) Migration
2 7 (24.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
3 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity Management
3 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (6.90%) Document Management
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) Security Patching
3 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.90%) Time Management
4 1 (3.45%) Project Governance
4 1 (3.45%) Resource Management
4 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
1 10 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (10.34%) XenApp
2 3 (10.34%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) SCCM
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Intune
2 3 (10.34%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) Microsoft
2 15 (51.72%) Citrix
3 7 (24.14%) Dell
3 7 (24.14%) Sophos
4 3 (10.34%) Lotus
5 2 (6.90%) iManage
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle
5 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.45%) Altiris
6 1 (3.45%) Aruba
6 1 (3.45%) VMware