The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 25 23
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 2 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.90% 3.90% 4.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.76% 16.22% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £200 £165
% change year-on-year -17.50% +21.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 8
Median hourly rate £14.84 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £14.00 £13.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.91 £14.11 £15.55
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 Chester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 17 37 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 16.19% 24.03% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 8
Median daily rate £295 £300 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% -35.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £246 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 9
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +20.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £25.00 £16.84
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 Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Chester

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 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 Chester region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) Lotus
4 2 (40.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (20.00%) iPad
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) Handset
5 1 (20.00%) Local Government
5 1 (20.00%) MCDST
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (20.00%) French Language
5 1 (20.00%) German Language
5 1 (20.00%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (20.00%) Russian Language
5 1 (20.00%) Spanish Language
5 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (40.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) French Language
1 1 (20.00%) German Language
1 1 (20.00%) Local Government
1 1 (20.00%) Portuguese Language
1 1 (20.00%) Russian Language
1 1 (20.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (40.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Support
3 1 (20.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) Handset
1 1 (20.00%) iPad
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCDST
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Lotus