The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
England / East Midlands
Rank 87 56 47
Rank change year-on-year -31 -9  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 12 39 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.81% 2.40% 3.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.11% 12.07% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 25 17
Median daily rate £178 £200 £81
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +146.91%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £190 £200 £163
% change year-on-year -5.00% +23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 14
Median hourly rate £10.75 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.37% +3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.58 £13.15 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.46 £14.55 £15.00
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 292 323 388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 19.61% 19.90% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 157 182
Median daily rate £300 £338 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -2.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 48
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £35.00 £23.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in the East Midlands

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows XP in the East Midlands

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in the East Midlands

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 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
Northamptonshire -2 6 £375 +87.50%
Derbyshire -22 3 £125 -66.66%
Nottinghamshire 0 2 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (68.75%) MS Office
2 22 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
4 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (40.63%) MS Exchange
7 11 (34.38%) ITIL
7 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
8 10 (31.25%) Windows Server
9 9 (28.13%) Windows 10
10 7 (21.88%) Windows 8
11 6 (18.75%) Webroot
11 6 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (18.75%) SAN
11 6 (18.75%) NAS
12 5 (15.63%) Apple iOS
12 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (15.63%) VPN
12 5 (15.63%) HP
12 5 (15.63%) Blackberry
12 5 (15.63%) Finance
12 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (12.50%) IBM Notes
13 4 (12.50%) Citrix
13 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (12.50%) Lotus
13 4 (12.50%) SharePoint

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 13 (40.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (12.50%) IBM Notes
3 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (9.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (68.75%) MS Office
2 10 (31.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) IaaS
2 1 (3.13%) PaaS
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) NAS
1 6 (18.75%) SAN
2 5 (15.63%) VPN
3 4 (12.50%) LAN
3 4 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.50%) WAN
4 3 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.25%) DNS
5 2 (6.25%) Firewall
6 1 (3.13%) 3G
6 1 (3.13%) Internet
6 1 (3.13%) Skype
6 1 (3.13%) VoIP
6 1 (3.13%) Wireless
General
1 5 (15.63%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) IT Support
2 7 (21.88%) Service Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Service Desk Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Support Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) IT Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) IT Support Analyst
4 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support
5 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Support Technician
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Blackberry
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (31.25%) Windows Server
6 9 (28.13%) Windows 10
7 7 (21.88%) Windows 8
8 5 (15.63%) Apple iOS
9 2 (6.25%) Android
9 2 (6.25%) Unix
9 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (3.13%) AIX
10 1 (3.13%) Linux
10 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (34.38%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (9.38%) Migration
3 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.13%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (3.13%) Change Management
3 1 (3.13%) Chat Support
3 1 (3.13%) Data Management
3 1 (3.13%) DevOps
3 1 (3.13%) ITSM
3 1 (3.13%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) Patch Management
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.13%) Service Management
3 1 (3.13%) Software Distribution
3 1 (3.13%) Ticket Management
3 1 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 4 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) MCP
4 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) XenDesktop
3 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Webroot
3 5 (15.63%) HP
4 4 (12.50%) Citrix
4 4 (12.50%) Lotus
5 3 (9.38%) VMware
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco
7 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
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