The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 128 82 45
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -37
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 20 38 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 1.50% 3.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.82% 9.50% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 25
Median daily rate £275 £260 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +73.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £107 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £350 £297
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 £210 £175
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 34
Median hourly rate £13.38 £13.06 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.45% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £11.62 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £17.00 £14.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.49
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.79%
Windows XP
England

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

Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
524 400 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.21% 15.77% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 180 237
Median daily rate £356 £335 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.26% +7.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £155 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 88
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Windows XP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham -18 7 £316 +49.70%
Shropshire -29 4 £303 -
Coventry -19 2 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 28 (54.90%) Microsoft
4 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
5 21 (41.18%) ITIL
6 15 (29.41%) HP
6 15 (29.41%) Windows Server
7 14 (27.45%) MS Office
7 14 (27.45%) Blackberry
8 13 (25.49%) Dell
8 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (21.57%) Service Management
10 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (21.57%) MS Exchange
11 10 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (15.69%) LANDesk
12 8 (15.69%) MCSE
12 8 (15.69%) Cisco
13 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
13 7 (13.73%) Avaya
13 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (13.73%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (13.73%) Android
13 7 (13.73%) Toshiba
13 7 (13.73%) IP Telephony
13 7 (13.73%) MOS
14 6 (11.76%) Citrix
15 5 (9.80%) Windows 8
15 5 (9.80%) DNS

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 11 (21.57%) MS Exchange
2 10 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (13.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (9.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (5.88%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (27.45%) MS Office
2 7 (13.73%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Cisco IOS
1 7 (13.73%) IP Telephony
2 5 (9.80%) DNS
3 4 (7.84%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (5.88%) DHCP
5 1 (1.96%) LAN
5 1 (1.96%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.96%) VPN
5 1 (1.96%) WAN
5 1 (1.96%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (3.92%) Automotive
2 1 (1.96%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Local Government
2 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.96%) Marketing
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Analyst
1 14 (27.45%) Support Engineer
2 10 (19.61%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 6 (11.76%) Help Desk Support
3 6 (11.76%) Service Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (7.84%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) IT Support
5 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Technical Support
5 3 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.88%) Statistics
4 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) NHS
4 2 (3.92%) Pocket PC
4 2 (3.92%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.96%) AS400
5 1 (1.96%) Clustering
5 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.96%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.96%) Informatics
5 1 (1.96%) iSeries
5 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 15 (29.41%) Windows Server
4 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (13.73%) Android
7 5 (9.80%) Windows 8
8 4 (7.84%) Windows 10
8 4 (7.84%) Windows 2000
9 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (3.92%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.96%) AIX
11 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.96%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (41.18%) ITIL
2 11 (21.57%) Service Management
3 5 (9.80%) Change Management
3 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
3 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
3 5 (9.80%) Service Delivery
4 4 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (7.84%) Migration
5 2 (3.92%) Contingency Planning
5 2 (3.92%) ITSM
5 2 (3.92%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (3.92%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.96%) Application Discovery
6 1 (1.96%) ERP
6 1 (1.96%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.96%) Resource Management
6 1 (1.96%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (1.96%) Smoke Testing
6 1 (1.96%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.96%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) C
1 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (15.69%) MCSE
3 7 (13.73%) MOS
4 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.88%) A+ Certification
5 3 (5.88%) CCNA
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.88%) MCP
6 2 (3.92%) MCSA
7 1 (1.96%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.96%) MCITP
7 1 (1.96%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) SCCM
2 2 (3.92%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.92%) WSUS
3 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.96%) Netcool
3 1 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 28 (54.90%) Microsoft
2 15 (29.41%) HP
3 13 (25.49%) Dell
4 8 (15.69%) Cisco
4 8 (15.69%) LANDesk
5 7 (13.73%) Avaya
5 7 (13.73%) Toshiba
6 6 (11.76%) Citrix
7 4 (7.84%) Intel Security
7 4 (7.84%) VMware
8 3 (5.88%) Becrypt
8 3 (5.88%) EMC
8 3 (5.88%) Google
8 3 (5.88%) Lotus
8 3 (5.88%) Lumension
8 3 (5.88%) Panasonic
9 2 (3.92%) Kaseya
9 2 (3.92%) Kaspersky
9 2 (3.92%) NetIQ
9 2 (3.92%) Sage