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 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 77 43
Rank change year-on-year -14 -34  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 12 21 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.78% 1.36% 3.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.61% 7.34% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 16
Median daily rate £125 £110 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -59.06%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £175
% change year-on-year -16.66% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 15
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.75 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.72% +34.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £13.05 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.38 £21.05 £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £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 332 286 348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 21.59% 18.49% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 157 163
Median daily rate £338 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.62% +24.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £615 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 33 33
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.60 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
Derbyshire -7 8 £125 -46.80%
Northamptonshire 0 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -6 1 - -
Leicestershire -10 1 £95 +23.37% 1
Lincolnshire -10 1 - -
Windows XP
England

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

1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
5 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
5 11 (45.83%) Windows 10
6 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
7 8 (33.33%) Citrix
7 8 (33.33%) Migration
8 7 (29.17%) Finance
8 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (29.17%) Apple iOS
8 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
8 7 (29.17%) XenDesktop
8 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (29.17%) Lotus
8 7 (29.17%) IBM Notes
8 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
8 7 (29.17%) VPN
8 7 (29.17%) VBScript
8 7 (29.17%) Blackberry
8 7 (29.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (29.17%) HP
8 7 (29.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (29.17%) Windows 8
9 5 (20.83%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (16.67%) Fat Client
10 4 (16.67%) SCCM
10 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008

Windows XP
Co-occurring 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 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (29.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (29.17%) IBM Notes
2 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 7 (29.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) VPN
2 5 (20.83%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (16.67%) LAN
3 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (16.67%) WAN
4 3 (12.50%) 3G
5 2 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (4.17%) Skype
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 4 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) IT Support
4 3 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.33%) Computer Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Support Technician
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Blackberry
2 4 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 4 (16.67%) Thin Client
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows 10
2 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
3 7 (29.17%) Apple iOS
3 7 (29.17%) Windows 8
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (16.67%) Break/Fix
3 3 (12.50%) Time Management
4 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
1 7 (29.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCP
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (29.17%) XenDesktop
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) Citrix
3 7 (29.17%) HP
3 7 (29.17%) Lotus
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) Dell
4 3 (12.50%) Xerox
5 2 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (4.17%) Apple