Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 11 December 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 84 77
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 3 10 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.22% 0.73% 1.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.27% 3.48% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 16
Cheshire median daily rate £110 £100 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -73.77% +263.10%
10th Percentile £105 £90 £159
90th Percentile £115 £110 £394
North West median daily rate £193 £325 £275
% change year-on-year -40.77% +18.18% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 11
Cheshire median hourly rate £12.36 £13.50 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.48% -5.89% -0.38%
10th Percentile £11.69 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £12.89 £13.75 £17.76
North West median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -12.90% +8.05%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 236 287 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.66% 20.89% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 182 257
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £185 £177 £213
90th Percentile £553 £600 £509
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 54
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.18 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.32% -16.59% +5.72%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.53
90th Percentile £17.65 £22.05 £32.75
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £15.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year +16.20% -7.18% +7.73%

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in Cheshire

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Cheshire

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Cheshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 11 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +10 2 £110 - 2
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Windows XP
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) iPhone
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) SMS
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SMS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Service Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (33.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix