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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
South East / Berkshire
Rank 97 112 100
Rank change year-on-year +15 -12  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 4 14 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.22% 0.57% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.41% 2.76% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 10
Median daily rate £275 £200 £204
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -1.96%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £200 £169
% change year-on-year -20.00% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 4
Median hourly rate £11.04 £15.00 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.41% -73.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.44
% change year-on-year - +4.18%  

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 Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 283 507 562
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.28% 20.69% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 303 287
Median daily rate £400 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 37
Median hourly rate £14.20 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.11% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £160.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Bracknell - 3 £275 - 1
Slough +7 1 - -
Windows XP
South East

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence

Windows XP
Top Related 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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MS Access
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Deskside Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Support
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
1 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Statistics
2 1 (16.67%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) Netcool
1 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (16.67%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (16.67%) Fujitsu
3 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
3 1 (16.67%) Meridio
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Veritas
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
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