Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 81 79
Rank change year-on-year -12 -2 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 8 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.54% 0.40% 1.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.32% 2.69% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Birmingham median daily rate £150 £140 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -24.32% +48.00%
10th Percentile £144 £107 £132
90th Percentile £375 £180 £338
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £130 £141
% change year-on-year +150.00% -7.96% -5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.00 £10.00 £11.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -15.25% +4.89%
10th Percentile £11.10 £10.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £13.40 £10.00 £15.08
West Midlands median hourly rate £11.79 £14.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year -15.82% +9.80% -2.13%

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 241 186 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.22% 14.82% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 128 159
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +2.22%
10th Percentile £113 £175 £185
90th Percentile £538 £538 £504
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 14 29
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.00 £14.22 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.51% +13.72% -16.67%
10th Percentile £8.39 £9.83 £10.73
90th Percentile £29.40 £35.15 £25.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.79
% change year-on-year - +5.19% -8.10%

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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Office 365
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Time Management
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Apple
6 1 (12.50%) NHS
6 1 (12.50%) DMZ
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (12.50%) McAfee
6 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
6 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) Intel
6 1 (12.50%) VPN
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse

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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) IaaS
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) DMZ
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Field Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Project Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) BitLocker
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Apple
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Capita
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Intel
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee