The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Windows XP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows XP
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 41 42
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.32% 0.92% 0.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.82% 6.38% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £356 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +103.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £180 £175
% change year-on-year - +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.12%  

Windows XP is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 55 47 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 17.57% 14.37% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 31
Median daily rate £375 £300 £244
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £125 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £580 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -65.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -8.82% +7.25%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Windows XP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in Bedfordshire

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Bedfordshire

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Bedfordshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. 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 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
Luton - 1 - -
Windows XP
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Thin Client
3 3 (50.00%) Symantec
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 3 (50.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (50.00%) Office 365
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Apple

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (50.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Symantec
2 2 (33.33%) Apple
2 2 (33.33%) VMware