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 3 months to 22 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
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 61 50
Rank change year-on-year +9 -11  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 3 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.49% 0.85% 2.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.09% 5.04% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
Median daily rate £140 £134 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% -10.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £127 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £141 £301
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £188 £175
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Median hourly rate £10.00 £11.80 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.25% +0.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.87
% change year-on-year -3.70% -2.66%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 97 139 134
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.77% 16.97% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 89 84
Median daily rate £320 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £488 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 15
Median hourly rate £10.00 £11.80 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.25% -32.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 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 22 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) ATM
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) NHS
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Remedy
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Electronics
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared

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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) ATM
2 1 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Deployment Team Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (20.00%) Software Licensing
1 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) VMware