Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 26 September 2018 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 84 88
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4 -28
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.74% 0.56% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.44% 3.16% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 4
Birmingham median daily rate £113 £150 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -25.93% +35.00%
10th Percentile £106 £133 £127
90th Percentile £117 £219 £340
West Midlands median daily rate £130 £150 £141
% change year-on-year -13.33% +6.19% -5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 9
Birmingham median hourly rate £11.78 £10.00 £11.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.80% -15.25% -4.65%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £11.69
90th Percentile £14.47 £10.00 £19.90
West Midlands median hourly rate £11.78 £14.20 £12.25
% change year-on-year -17.02% +15.92% -9.26%

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 Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 248 253 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.79% 17.77% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 173 165
Birmingham median daily rate £330 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% -13.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £105 £196 £172
90th Percentile £500 £500 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £365 £395
% change year-on-year +2.74% -7.59% +19.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 20 30
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.25 £14.11 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.08% +15.16% -18.33%
10th Percentile £10.25 £8.39 £10.23
90th Percentile £21.75 £17.83 £18.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.78 £14.22 £13.50
% change year-on-year +3.97% +5.30% -6.90%

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in Birmingham

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Birmingham

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 10
3 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 7 (63.64%) Migration
5 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 6 (54.55%) Time Management
6 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
7 4 (36.36%) Break/Fix
8 3 (27.27%) Apple
8 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (27.27%) Office 365
9 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
9 2 (18.18%) VPN
9 2 (18.18%) Ivanti
9 2 (18.18%) SCCM
10 1 (9.09%) SCOM
10 1 (9.09%) Handset
10 1 (9.09%) Games
10 1 (9.09%) VMware
10 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
10 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (9.09%) PaaS
10 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
10 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (9.09%) IaaS
10 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
10 1 (9.09%) Becrypt

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) IaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Desktop Support
2 4 (36.36%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Project Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Project Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Deployment Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 1 (9.09%) Handset
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows 10
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Migration
2 6 (54.55%) Time Management
3 4 (36.36%) Break/Fix
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) BitLocker
2 1 (9.09%) Firmware
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
2 1 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Apple
3 2 (18.18%) Ivanti
4 1 (9.09%) Avaya
4 1 (9.09%) Becrypt
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) McAfee
4 1 (9.09%) Samsung
4 1 (9.09%) VMware