Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 2018 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 81 93
Rank change year-on-year +5 +12 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 17 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.32% 0.41% 0.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.38% 1.87% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Cheshire median daily rate £159 £103 £116
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.88% -11.83% -69.51%
10th Percentile £113 £89 £108
90th Percentile £208 £114 £122
North West median daily rate £170 £145 £159
% change year-on-year +17.24% -8.66% -24.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.86 £11.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% -18.52% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £12.85
90th Percentile £18.00 £13.30 £13.75
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year - -3.70% -10.00%

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 316 267 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 24.59% 21.72% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 183 251
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% -8.82% +6.25%
10th Percentile £165 £180 £263
90th Percentile £475 £542 £575
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 20 26
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -3.70% -16.46%
10th Percentile £11.95 £10.60 £10.88
90th Percentile £20.49 £21.50 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £14.34
% change year-on-year -0.88% +11.58% -4.40%

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 24 September 2018. 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
Macclesfield +5 7 - -
Warrington +1 4 £159 +44.32% 2
Wilmslow - 2 - -
Chester -1 1 - -
Windows XP
North West

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows 7
3 12 (70.59%) Windows 10
3 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
4 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
4 10 (58.82%) Time Management
4 10 (58.82%) Migration
5 8 (47.06%) Break/Fix
6 3 (17.65%) DNS
7 2 (11.76%) LAN
7 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 2 (11.76%) VPN
7 2 (11.76%) NHS
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL
7 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
7 2 (11.76%) Wireless
7 2 (11.76%) VMware
8 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
8 1 (5.88%) IIS
8 1 (5.88%) Firewall
8 1 (5.88%) VLAN
8 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
8 1 (5.88%) SCCM
8 1 (5.88%) Office 365
8 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
8 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
8 1 (5.88%) Unix

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 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) VPN
2 2 (11.76%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) DMZ
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Desktop Support
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Desktop Support
3 3 (17.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (17.65%) Active Directory Support
3 3 (17.65%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Exchange Support
4 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Installations Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows 7
3 12 (70.59%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) AIX
5 1 (5.88%) Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.88%) Solaris
5 1 (5.88%) Unix
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (5.88%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Migration
1 10 (58.82%) Time Management
2 8 (47.06%) Break/Fix
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Apple
3 1 (5.88%) EMC
3 1 (5.88%) Hitachi
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) Sun