The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 72 75
Rank change year-on-year -18 +3  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 3 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.29% 0.52% 1.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.08% 2.49% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Median daily rate £133 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 - £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £151 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £184 £175
% change year-on-year -19.72% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £18.70 £12.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.83% -20.00%  
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 277 201 278
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 27.24% 20.87% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 82 107
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 21
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £22.70 £27.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Buckinghamshire

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Buckinghamshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -19 2 £155 - 1
Aylesbury - 1 £110 - 1
Windows XP
South East

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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows 7
3 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (46.67%) ATM
4 7 (46.67%) LAN
4 7 (46.67%) WAN
5 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (40.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (33.33%) NCR
7 4 (26.67%) ITIL
8 3 (20.00%) Service Management
8 3 (20.00%) SLA
8 3 (20.00%) Finance
8 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
9 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
10 1 (6.67%) Banking
10 1 (6.67%) Retail
10 1 (6.67%) Logistics
10 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
10 1 (6.67%) Citrix
10 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
10 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (6.67%) SQL
10 1 (6.67%) Unix
10 1 (6.67%) HTTP
10 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
10 1 (6.67%) Linux
10 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) ATM
1 7 (46.67%) LAN
1 7 (46.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Coordinator
3 5 (33.33%) Service Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
7 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
7 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
7 1 (6.67%) Linux Support
7 1 (6.67%) Mobile Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
7 1 (6.67%) Network Support
7 1 (6.67%) Network Support Analyst
7 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
7 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Unix Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.67%) Unix
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Logistics
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) NCR
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix