Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 156 136
Rank change year-on-year -3 -20 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 18 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.43% 0.31% 0.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.47% 1.76% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 10
Berkshire median daily rate £184 £143 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.95% -45.09% +1.76%
10th Percentile £107 £121 £130
90th Percentile £438 £324 £369
South East median daily rate £193 £175 £150
% change year-on-year +10.00% +16.67% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.85 £16.68 £9.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.98% +67.01% -28.66%
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.17 £8.16
90th Percentile £48.35 £18.63 £11.62
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - -7.14% -

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 730 680 656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.54% 17.41% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 359 328
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £154 £150 £200
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 53 50
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £18.11 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.44% +44.88% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £44.50 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -8.11%

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 22 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in Berkshire over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 August 2019. 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
Bracknell - 6 £193 -
Reading -7 2 £120 -15.79% 3
Slough - 2 £115 -
Newbury - 2 £175 -
Thatcham 0 1 - -
Ascot - 1 - -
Windows XP
South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
4 11 (61.11%) Office 365
5 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
6 8 (44.44%) Azure
6 8 (44.44%) Migration
7 7 (38.89%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
9 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Project
9 5 (27.78%) Oracle
9 5 (27.78%) JDBC
9 5 (27.78%) XML
9 5 (27.78%) ODBC
9 5 (27.78%) SMTP
9 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
9 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
9 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
9 5 (27.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (27.78%) Windows Vista
10 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
10 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
10 4 (22.22%) Apple
10 4 (22.22%) ITIL
10 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office

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 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) IBM Notes
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.56%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (61.11%) Office 365
2 8 (44.44%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) SMTP
2 3 (16.67%) Internet
2 3 (16.67%) Wireless
3 2 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (11.11%) VPN
3 2 (11.11%) WebEx
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2016
2 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) InstallShield
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 2 (11.11%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Applications Architect
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Applications Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Business Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support
5 1 (5.56%) Messaging Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Messaging Support
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Support
5 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Deployment Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) JDBC
1 5 (27.78%) ODBC
1 5 (27.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) iPad
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 10
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Vista
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Migration
2 7 (38.89%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 2 (11.11%) ITSM
6 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
6 1 (5.56%) Break/Fix
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) Service Management
6 1 (5.56%) System Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Time Management
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.56%) VB
3 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 10 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCTS
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (11.11%) NDS
4 2 (11.11%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) ServiceCenter
1 2 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) Apple
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (16.67%) Lotus
4 3 (16.67%) Novell
4 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) Bomgar
5 2 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Peregrine
5 2 (11.11%) Remedy
6 1 (5.56%) Adobe
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix