Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 92 49
Rank change year-on-year +4 -43 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 8 10 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.50% 0.66% 2.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.61% 3.82% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 13
Birmingham median daily rate £150 £201 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.47% +0.63% +48.15%
10th Percentile £143 £132 £125
90th Percentile £238 £340 £265
West Midlands median daily rate £166 £275 £200
% change year-on-year -39.78% +37.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 9
Birmingham median hourly rate £10.00 £11.90 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.97% -4.80% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.10 £12.00 £13.28
% change year-on-year +17.50% -9.62% +10.65%

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 307 262 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 19.25% 17.23% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 160 101
Birmingham median daily rate £325 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +29.17% -14.29%
10th Percentile £155 £180 £156
90th Percentile £516 £539 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £400 £336
% change year-on-year -8.75% +18.96% +5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 26
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -3.45% +10.69%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.20 £10.68
90th Percentile £19.45 £19.74 £19.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.40
% change year-on-year +3.57% -2.78% -4.00%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in Birmingham over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 8
3 5 (62.50%) Office 365
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (12.50%) XenApp
5 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (12.50%) Remedy
5 1 (12.50%) Sophos
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (12.50%) SharePoint

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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 1 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) Sophos