The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 103 93
Rank change year-on-year +1 -10  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 21 20 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.99% 0.81% 1.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.97% 3.76% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 12
Median daily rate £319 £175 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +82.14% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £156 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £293 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £200 £163
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 19
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.70 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.30 £19.10
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 of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 529 532 627
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 24.92% 21.50% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 281 296
Median daily rate £350 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.44% +6.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £170 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £509 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 88 114
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.40 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £57.50 £40.00
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 the East of England

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

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in the East of England

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in the East of England

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England 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
Hertfordshire +6 9 £319 +72.29% 3
Cambridgeshire +5 8 - - 2
Essex -5 3 - -
Bedfordshire -1 1 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

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 East of England region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
4 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (34.29%) ITIL
6 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
6 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
8 8 (22.86%) MS Office
9 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
10 6 (17.14%) Symantec
10 6 (17.14%) Migration
10 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
10 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
11 5 (14.29%) SLA
11 5 (14.29%) Citrix
12 4 (11.43%) ServiceNow
12 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
12 4 (11.43%) Office 365
12 4 (11.43%) Fat Client
12 4 (11.43%) Time Management
12 4 (11.43%) Windows Vista
12 4 (11.43%) Intel Security
12 4 (11.43%) Thin Client
12 4 (11.43%) Publishing
12 4 (11.43%) DHCP

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
2 8 (22.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.43%) DHCP
2 4 (11.43%) DNS
2 4 (11.43%) LAN
3 3 (8.57%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (8.57%) WAN
4 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
4 2 (5.71%) Firewall
4 2 (5.71%) iSCSI
4 2 (5.71%) NAS
4 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
4 2 (5.71%) VoIP
4 2 (5.71%) VPN
4 2 (5.71%) Wireless
4 2 (5.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MSI
2 1 (2.86%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (11.43%) Publishing
2 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Analyst
2 11 (31.43%) Service Analyst
2 11 (31.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Consultant
3 7 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (14.29%) IT Support
5 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support
6 4 (11.43%) IT Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) IT Support Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Consultant
7 3 (8.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (8.57%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Security Consultant
8 2 (5.71%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Fat Client
1 4 (11.43%) Thin Client
2 3 (8.57%) PKI
2 3 (8.57%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Life Science
3 2 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.86%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
6 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
7 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
7 4 (11.43%) Windows Vista
8 2 (5.71%) Linux
8 2 (5.71%) Unix
9 1 (2.86%) Android
9 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Migration
3 4 (11.43%) Time Management
4 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.71%) Application Packaging
4 2 (5.71%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.71%) Defect Management
4 2 (5.71%) Functional Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Release Management
4 2 (5.71%) SDLC
4 2 (5.71%) Security Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Software Deployment
4 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
4 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.71%) Test Automation
4 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
4 2 (5.71%) Validation
4 2 (5.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) REXX
3 1 (2.86%) Tcl
3 1 (2.86%) VB
3 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (11.43%) MCP
3 4 (11.43%) MCSE
4 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.71%) MCSA
4 2 (5.71%) MOS
4 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (5.71%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) BladeLogic
2 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) Symantec
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 4 (11.43%) Intel Security
4 4 (11.43%) ServiceNow
5 3 (8.57%) HP
5 3 (8.57%) VMware
6 2 (5.71%) Apple
6 2 (5.71%) BMC
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle
6 2 (5.71%) Palo Alto
6 2 (5.71%) Sophos
7 1 (2.86%) Adobe
7 1 (2.86%) Altiris
7 1 (2.86%) CA
7 1 (2.86%) Computacenter
7 1 (2.86%) Lotus
7 1 (2.86%) Samsung