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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 101 89
Rank change year-on-year +5 -12  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 9 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.49% 1.01% 1.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.23% 5.12% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 15
Median daily rate £250 £275 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £229 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £298 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £184 £176
% change year-on-year -19.72% +4.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £7.98 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.83% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -3.70% -  

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 279 469 474
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.26% 19.70% 19.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 553 556
Median daily rate £368 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £195 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 77 125
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -10.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.13 £43.28 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 -7 5 £269 -2.18%
Reading - 3 £190 -
Windows XP
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (53.33%) Problem Management
5 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
6 7 (46.67%) DHCP
6 7 (46.67%) DNS
6 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
7 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
8 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 5 (33.33%) SQL
9 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
9 4 (26.67%) Thin Client
9 4 (26.67%) HP
9 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
9 4 (26.67%) Fat Client
9 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
10 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 3 (20.00%) SCCM
10 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (20.00%) Meridio
10 3 (20.00%) Clustering
10 3 (20.00%) NetBackup
10 3 (20.00%) EMC
10 3 (20.00%) Citrix

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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) DHCP
1 7 (46.67%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) 2G
4 1 (6.67%) 3G
4 1 (6.67%) 4G
4 1 (6.67%) LTE
4 1 (6.67%) NAS
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) MS Access
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Server Support
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Technician
3 2 (13.33%) Support Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Support
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Fat Client
1 4 (26.67%) Thin Client
2 3 (20.00%) Clustering
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (6.67%) Linux
8 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Problem Management
2 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) Ticket Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) MCSE
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.67%) MCP
5 1 (6.67%) MCSA
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (20.00%) Netcool
1 3 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
1 3 (20.00%) Unicenter
2 2 (13.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (6.67%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) EMC
3 3 (20.00%) Meridio
3 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) Veritas
4 2 (13.33%) Fujitsu
4 2 (13.33%) McAfee
5 1 (6.67%) Apple
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (6.67%) LANDesk
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) Sophos
5 1 (6.67%) VMware
Slough, Berkshire
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £15 to £20 per hour + BENEFITS
Posted: 6 hours ago