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 3 months to 28 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 73 46
Rank change year-on-year +23 -27  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 5 7 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.94% 0.71% 3.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.26% 3.27% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £120 £300 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -32.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £200 £163
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.84 £14.09 £18.51
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 Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 95 214 164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 17.79% 21.81% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 101 82
Median daily rate £360 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 23 26
Median hourly rate £15.15 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.21% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £25.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 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
Chester +8 2 - - 1
Warrington - 2 £120 -
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 8
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 3 (33.33%) VPN
6 2 (22.22%) iPhone
6 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
6 2 (22.22%) Change Management
6 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
6 2 (22.22%) MS Office
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) Lotus
6 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
6 2 (22.22%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (11.11%) iPad
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
7 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (11.11%) Service Management
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
7 1 (11.11%) French Language
7 1 (11.11%) German Language
7 1 (11.11%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (11.11%) Russian Language

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 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
General
1 1 (11.11%) French Language
1 1 (11.11%) German Language
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
1 1 (11.11%) Portuguese Language
1 1 (11.11%) Russian Language
1 1 (11.11%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory Support
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Exchange Support
1 3 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 1 (11.11%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) iPhone
3 1 (11.11%) Handset
3 1 (11.11%) iPad
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 8
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Change Management
1 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
1 2 (22.22%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCDST
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Lotus
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