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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 130 88 43
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -45
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 14 30 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.44% 1.25% 3.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.44% 7.71% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 25
Median daily rate £130 £150 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £115 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £368 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £203 £200 £200
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 32
Median hourly rate £12.15 £14.70 £12.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.34% +21.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.32 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.60 £17.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +7.40%
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
574 389 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.22% 16.15% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 205 210
Median daily rate £395 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.69% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 60 80
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £26.50 £23.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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
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 July 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
Warwickshire +1 3 - -
Coventry -14 2 - -
Birmingham -20 2 £125 -16.66%
Walsall - 2 - -
Shropshire -33 1 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 32 (62.75%) Microsoft
4 25 (49.02%) Active Directory
5 14 (27.45%) ITIL
5 14 (27.45%) Windows Server
6 13 (25.49%) HP
6 13 (25.49%) Dell
7 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (19.61%) MS Office
9 10 (19.61%) Remote Desktop
10 9 (17.65%) MS Exchange
10 9 (17.65%) Citrix
10 9 (17.65%) Blackberry
10 9 (17.65%) Service Management
11 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
11 8 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (15.69%) SCCM
11 8 (15.69%) Windows 8
12 7 (13.73%) Migration
12 7 (13.73%) Incident Management
12 7 (13.73%) Cisco
13 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
14 5 (9.80%) IP Telephony
14 5 (9.80%) MOS
14 5 (9.80%) Windows Vista
14 5 (9.80%) Toshiba
14 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared

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 9 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (5.88%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.92%) IIS
7 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (19.61%) MS Office
2 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.92%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (9.80%) Cisco IOS
2 5 (9.80%) DNS
2 5 (9.80%) IP Telephony
3 3 (5.88%) DHCP
3 3 (5.88%) Wireless
4 2 (3.92%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.92%) IPv4
4 2 (3.92%) SSL
5 1 (1.96%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.96%) VPN
General
1 2 (3.92%) Automotive
1 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.96%) Electronics
2 1 (1.96%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Local Government
2 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Support Engineer
2 10 (19.61%) Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Desktop Support
4 6 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (9.80%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (7.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) IT Support
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.84%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Statistics
4 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) NHS
5 1 (1.96%) AS400
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%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 14 (27.45%) Windows Server
4 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (15.69%) Windows 8
5 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (9.80%) Android
6 5 (9.80%) Windows Vista
7 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.88%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) ITIL
2 9 (17.65%) Service Management
3 7 (13.73%) Incident Management
3 7 (13.73%) Migration
4 5 (9.80%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.84%) Change Management
5 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) Contingency Planning
7 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.92%) ITSM
7 2 (3.92%) Software Deployment
7 2 (3.92%) Software Distribution
7 2 (3.92%) Software Licensing
8 1 (1.96%) ERP
8 1 (1.96%) Line Management
8 1 (1.96%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.96%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
3 5 (9.80%) MCSE
3 5 (9.80%) MOS
3 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.88%) A+ Certification
4 3 (5.88%) CCNA
4 3 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.88%) MCP
5 2 (3.92%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (49.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.88%) XenApp
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) SCCM
2 4 (7.84%) WSUS
3 2 (3.92%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 32 (62.75%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.49%) Dell
2 13 (25.49%) HP
3 9 (17.65%) Citrix
4 7 (13.73%) Cisco
5 5 (9.80%) Avaya
5 5 (9.80%) LANDesk
5 5 (9.80%) Toshiba
6 4 (7.84%) VMware
7 3 (5.88%) Becrypt
7 3 (5.88%) EMC
7 3 (5.88%) Intel Security
7 3 (5.88%) Lotus
7 3 (5.88%) Lumension
7 3 (5.88%) Panasonic
7 3 (5.88%) Sophos
8 2 (3.92%) Google
8 2 (3.92%) Kaseya
8 2 (3.92%) Kaspersky
8 2 (3.92%) Sage