The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 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
Berkshire / Bracknell
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 21 25
Rank change year-on-year -7 +4  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 5 18 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 2.17% 6.38% 2.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.63% 20.93% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £269 £275 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.18% +61.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £184 £176
% change year-on-year -19.72% +4.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £7.98 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.20% -  
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 Bracknell with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Bracknell
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 43 86 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 18.70% 30.50% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 82 42
Median daily rate £269 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.58% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £161 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 5
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -  
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 Bracknell

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in Bracknell

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Bracknell

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Bracknell

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 Bracknell region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (75.00%) DV Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (75.00%) DHCP
2 6 (75.00%) DNS
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
4 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
5 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
5 3 (37.50%) Meridio
5 3 (37.50%) Clustering
5 3 (37.50%) Netcool
5 3 (37.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) MS Access
5 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 3 (37.50%) HP
5 3 (37.50%) EMC

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bracknell 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 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) DHCP
1 6 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MS Access
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
1 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
1 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (25.00%) Ticket Management
4 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
1 3 (37.50%) Netcool
1 3 (37.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (37.50%) Unicenter
2 2 (25.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) EMC
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Meridio
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Veritas
3 2 (25.00%) Fujitsu
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee