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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 71 63
Rank change year-on-year +14 -8  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 3 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.48% 1.12% 1.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.90% 4.52% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Cheshire median daily rate £95 £116 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.27% -72.32%  
10th Percentile £88 £108 £363
90th Percentile £103 £122 £490
North West median daily rate £138 £118 £235
% change year-on-year +17.02% -50.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £11.75 £13.50 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.96% -5.89%  
10th Percentile £10.58 £13.25 £13.05
90th Percentile £13.53 £13.75 £15.65
North West median hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +5.55% -6.89%  

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 158 221 220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 25.16% 24.69% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 325 284
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +9.67%  
10th Percentile £263 £275 £213
90th Percentile £525 £502 £575
North West median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 53
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00%  
10th Percentile £10.56 £12.65 £13.50
90th Percentile £18.13 £21.00 £18.00
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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
Warrington +17 1 - -
Chester +9 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £95 -
Windows XP
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Citrix
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) VPN
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Lotus
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) IBM Notes
6 2 (25.00%) Change Management
6 2 (25.00%) iPhone
6 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
7 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (12.50%) iPad
7 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 1 (12.50%) Wireless
7 1 (12.50%) Handset
7 1 (12.50%) Local Government
7 1 (12.50%) MCDST
7 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
7 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP

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 (25.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory Support
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Support
2 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) iPhone
3 1 (12.50%) Handset
3 1 (12.50%) iPad
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
1 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (25.00%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCDST
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Lotus