Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 6 months to 18 November 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 146 111
Rank change year-on-year -2 -35 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 13 26 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.32% 0.61% 1.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.67% 3.13% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 27
Berkshire median daily rate £338 £260 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.06% -8.95% +58.33%
10th Percentile £118 £246 £147
90th Percentile £369 £290 £424
South East median daily rate £153 £250 £298
% change year-on-year -39.00% -16.11% +37.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 12
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.50 - £30.90
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -9.68% +3.33%

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

All Operating Systems
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 780 832 965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.13% 19.42% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 447 496
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +15.67%
10th Percentile £183 £209 £200
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 56 120
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.63 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.17% -30.39% +26.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.13 £12.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £49.38 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £17.06 £18.43
% change year-on-year +4.16% -7.42% +18.89%

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Windows XP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in Berkshire

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Berkshire

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows XP in Berkshire

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Berkshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +13 6 £363 +45.00%
Reading +5 3 £105 -58.82%
Bracknell -8 2 £125 -53.53%
Wokingham - 1 £275 -
Windows XP
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (46.15%) Cisco
5 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (38.46%) ITIL
6 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
6 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
7 4 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
7 4 (30.77%) HP
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (30.77%) jQuery
7 4 (30.77%) HTML
7 4 (30.77%) Java
7 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
7 4 (30.77%) PL/SQL
7 4 (30.77%) SQL
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (30.77%) Dell
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
8 3 (23.08%) MCSA

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DHCP
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
1 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) SMTP
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) VPN
2 2 (15.38%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) ADSL
3 1 (7.69%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Support Technician
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) IT Support
4 2 (15.38%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (15.38%) IT Technician
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Messaging Support
5 1 (7.69%) Messaging Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Technician
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
1 4 (30.77%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (23.08%) Replication
3 2 (15.38%) iPad
3 2 (15.38%) iPhone
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
4 1 (7.69%) Clustering
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Phone
8 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (15.38%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
1 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
1 4 (30.77%) PL/SQL
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) MCSA
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) CCENT
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CCA
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) vSphere
3 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
2 1 (7.69%) EdgeSight
2 1 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) Dell
3 4 (30.77%) HP
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 2 (15.38%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (15.38%) IBM
5 2 (15.38%) Kaspersky
5 2 (15.38%) Veeam
6 1 (7.69%) Apple
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (7.69%) Compaq
6 1 (7.69%) Extreme Networks