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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 100 52 46
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 37 78 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.29% 2.86% 3.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.08% 14.94% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 33
Median daily rate £156 £130 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.19% -42.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £102 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £288 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £175 £190
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 25
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.78 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.65% -5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.38 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £16.87 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -4.64%
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
609 522 480
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.16% 19.16% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 267 231
Median daily rate £361 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.15% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 74 71
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% +9.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 -5 14 £185 +48.00% 2
Staffordshire +14 5 £275 -
Dudley +6 5 £95 -24.00%
Coventry -14 4 - -
Herefordshire +5 3 - -
Warwickshire -13 2 - -
West Bromwich +5 1 - -
Solihull -9 1 - - 1
Shropshire -41 1 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (81.03%) Windows 7
3 36 (62.07%) Microsoft
4 30 (51.72%) Active Directory
5 19 (32.76%) Remote Desktop
6 16 (27.59%) Citrix
7 15 (25.86%) Dell
8 14 (24.14%) SCCM
9 13 (22.41%) Security Cleared
9 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (20.69%) MS Office
11 11 (18.97%) Incident Management
12 10 (17.24%) Migration
12 10 (17.24%) ITIL
12 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
13 8 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (13.79%) Windows 8
13 8 (13.79%) Blackberry
13 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (12.07%) Wireless
14 7 (12.07%) Sophos
14 7 (12.07%) HP
14 7 (12.07%) Windows Server
15 6 (10.34%) SLA
15 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
15 6 (10.34%) Service Management
15 6 (10.34%) Service Delivery
15 6 (10.34%) Windows Vista
16 5 (8.62%) MCSE
16 5 (8.62%) MS Excel

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 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.62%) IBM Notes
3 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.17%) IIS
5 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.72%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 12 (20.69%) MS Office
2 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.72%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Office 365
2 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.45%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.76%) Remote Desktop
2 7 (12.07%) Wireless
3 3 (5.17%) DNS
3 3 (5.17%) Internet
3 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (3.45%) DHCP
4 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.45%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.45%) IPv4
4 2 (3.45%) LAN
4 2 (3.45%) SAN
4 2 (3.45%) SSL
4 2 (3.45%) VPN
4 2 (3.45%) WAN
5 1 (1.72%) Firewall
5 1 (1.72%) MPLS
5 1 (1.72%) NAS
5 1 (1.72%) Network Security
5 1 (1.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Billing
3 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Front Office
3 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Law
3 2 (3.45%) Legal
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) Local Government
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (37.93%) Support Engineer
2 13 (22.41%) Analyst
3 11 (18.97%) Desktop Support
4 10 (17.24%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (17.24%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (13.79%) Service Analyst
6 7 (12.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (10.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (8.62%) Desktop Analyst
8 5 (8.62%) IT Support
8 5 (8.62%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
9 4 (6.90%) Deskside Support
9 4 (6.90%) IT Engineer
9 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
10 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 3 (5.17%) IT Support Engineer
10 3 (5.17%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.90%) Driving Licence
2 4 (6.90%) NHS
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.17%) Statistics
4 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) Health Informatics
5 1 (1.72%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (81.03%) Windows 7
3 8 (13.79%) Windows 8
3 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.07%) Windows Server
5 6 (10.34%) Windows Vista
6 4 (6.90%) Windows 10
6 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.45%) Android
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) Incident Management
2 10 (17.24%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) Migration
3 8 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (10.34%) Service Delivery
4 6 (10.34%) Service Management
5 5 (8.62%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.17%) Change Management
6 3 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.45%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.45%) Business Continuity Management
7 2 (3.45%) Contingency Planning
7 2 (3.45%) Document Management
7 2 (3.45%) ITSM
7 2 (3.45%) Security Patching
7 2 (3.45%) Software Deployment
7 2 (3.45%) Software Distribution
7 2 (3.45%) Software Licensing
7 2 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.17%) Java
2 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.72%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (22.41%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.62%) MCSE
4 3 (5.17%) A+ Certification
4 3 (5.17%) CCNA
4 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) MCP
5 2 (3.45%) MOS
6 1 (1.72%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.17%) XenApp
2 3 (5.17%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (24.14%) SCCM
2 4 (6.90%) WSUS
3 3 (5.17%) Windows Intune
4 2 (3.45%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.72%) DameWare
5 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 36 (62.07%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.59%) Citrix
3 15 (25.86%) Dell
4 7 (12.07%) HP
4 7 (12.07%) Sophos
5 5 (8.62%) Lotus
6 4 (6.90%) VMware
7 3 (5.17%) Becrypt
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco
7 3 (5.17%) Lumension
8 2 (3.45%) Avaya
8 2 (3.45%) Google
8 2 (3.45%) iManage
8 2 (3.45%) Intel Security
8 2 (3.45%) Kaspersky
8 2 (3.45%) LANDesk
8 2 (3.45%) Oracle
8 2 (3.45%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.45%) Symantec
8 2 (3.45%) Toshiba