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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 111 75 44
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -31
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 29 45 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.97% 1.89% 4.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.88% 10.90% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 38
Median daily rate £125 £125 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -49.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £116 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £325 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 28
Median hourly rate £12.15 £13.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £17.23 £16.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.69 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-1.35% -2.25%
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
594 413 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.87% 17.39% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 229 231
Median daily rate £375 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £140 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 64 77
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 £26.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +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 1 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
Birmingham -13 7 £134 -10.83%
Coventry -3 4 - -
Warwickshire -6 4 - -
Dudley +1 3 £95 -24.00%
Herefordshire - 3 - -
Staffordshire -1 2 - - 1
Shropshire -39 2 - -
Walsall - 2 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 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 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (70.37%) Windows 7
3 34 (62.96%) Microsoft
4 26 (48.15%) Active Directory
5 14 (25.93%) Remote Desktop
6 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (20.37%) SCCM
7 11 (20.37%) Dell
7 11 (20.37%) Citrix
7 11 (20.37%) Windows Server
8 10 (18.52%) Windows 8
8 10 (18.52%) HP
8 10 (18.52%) ITIL
8 10 (18.52%) MS Office
8 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
9 9 (16.67%) Incident Management
10 8 (14.81%) Migration
10 8 (14.81%) MS Exchange
11 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (12.96%) DNS
11 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
12 6 (11.11%) Office 365
12 6 (11.11%) VMware
12 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
12 6 (11.11%) Blackberry
12 6 (11.11%) Service Management
13 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
13 5 (9.26%) MCSE
13 5 (9.26%) DHCP

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 8 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (5.56%) IBM Notes
4 3 (5.56%) IIS
5 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Office
2 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.70%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.85%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.93%) Remote Desktop
2 7 (12.96%) DNS
3 5 (9.26%) DHCP
4 4 (7.41%) Wireless
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (3.70%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.70%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.70%) IPv4
5 2 (3.70%) LAN
5 2 (3.70%) SAN
5 2 (3.70%) SSL
5 2 (3.70%) WAN
6 1 (1.85%) Firewall
6 1 (1.85%) MPLS
6 1 (1.85%) NAS
6 1 (1.85%) Network Security
6 1 (1.85%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.85%) VoIP
6 1 (1.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.70%) Automotive
3 1 (1.85%) Electronics
3 1 (1.85%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Local Government
3 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) Support Engineer
2 12 (22.22%) Analyst
3 8 (14.81%) Desktop Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) Desktop Support
4 6 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (9.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (9.26%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (7.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) IT Support
7 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) IT Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.26%) Driving Licence
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) NHS
3 3 (5.56%) Statistics
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.85%) Informatics
5 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (70.37%) Windows 7
3 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (20.37%) Windows Server
5 10 (18.52%) Windows 8
6 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (9.26%) Windows Vista
8 4 (7.41%) Windows 10
9 3 (5.56%) Windows 2000
10 2 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.52%) ITIL
2 9 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 8 (14.81%) Migration
4 6 (11.11%) Service Management
5 5 (9.26%) Configuration Management
5 5 (9.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (7.41%) Change Management
6 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (3.70%) Contingency Planning
8 2 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.70%) ITSM
8 2 (3.70%) Software Deployment
8 2 (3.70%) Software Distribution
8 2 (3.70%) Software Licensing
9 1 (1.85%) Line Management
9 1 (1.85%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.85%) Resource Management
9 1 (1.85%) Server Building
9 1 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
4 5 (9.26%) MCSE
5 4 (7.41%) MCP
6 3 (5.56%) A+ Certification
6 3 (5.56%) CCNA
6 3 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.56%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.70%) DBS Check
7 2 (3.70%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.41%) XenApp
4 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.56%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) SCCM
2 5 (9.26%) WSUS
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.70%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 34 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.37%) Citrix
2 11 (20.37%) Dell
3 10 (18.52%) HP
4 6 (11.11%) VMware
5 4 (7.41%) Cisco
5 4 (7.41%) Sophos
6 3 (5.56%) Becrypt
6 3 (5.56%) EMC
6 3 (5.56%) Intel Security
6 3 (5.56%) Lotus
6 3 (5.56%) Lumension
6 3 (5.56%) Panasonic
7 2 (3.70%) Avaya
7 2 (3.70%) Google
7 2 (3.70%) Kaseya
7 2 (3.70%) Kaspersky
7 2 (3.70%) LANDesk
7 2 (3.70%) Sage
7 2 (3.70%) Toshiba