The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 30 March 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 46 36
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.63% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.28% 0.81% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £160
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £200 £169
% change year-on-year -17.50% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £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 Cambridge with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 61 123 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 19.37% 29.43% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 64 41
Median daily rate £296 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.54% +9.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £165 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 14
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Cambridge

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) DBS Check

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) DBS Check
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft