The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 45 52 57
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 8 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.50% 1.45% 0.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.15% 5.96% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £150 £161
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.97%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £200 £163
% change year-on-year -20.00% +23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £14.50 £9.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.63% -13.63%  
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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 130 151 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 24.34% 24.28% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 74 54
Median daily rate £325 £388 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.12% +34.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £165 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 44
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.03 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Cambridgeshire

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Cambridgeshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Peterborough -7 3 - -
Cambridge +7 2 - -
Windows XP
East of England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) LAN
5 3 (33.33%) Time Management
5 3 (33.33%) Migration
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) MCP
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) MCSE
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (22.22%) Symantec
6 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
7 1 (11.11%) Office 365
7 1 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
7 1 (11.11%) Lotus
7 1 (11.11%) Altiris
7 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
7 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
7 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (11.11%) Citrix
7 1 (11.11%) Adobe
7 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
7 1 (11.11%) SLA
7 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
7 1 (11.11%) MS Office

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (11.11%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Support Analyst
3 4 (44.44%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (44.44%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (44.44%) Desktop Support
3 4 (44.44%) IT Analyst
3 4 (44.44%) IT Support
3 4 (44.44%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
5 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
1 3 (33.33%) Time Management
2 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) MCP
1 3 (33.33%) MCSE
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Symantec
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe
3 1 (11.11%) Altiris
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
3 1 (11.11%) Lotus