Period
to 18 August 2018

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 6 months to 18 August 2018 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 182 155
Rank change year-on-year +19 -27 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 48 23 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.96% 0.49% 0.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.93% 2.11% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 15
East of England median daily rate £128 £350 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.57% +105.88% +1.49%
10th Percentile £103 £330 £106
90th Percentile £181 £410 £373
England median daily rate £173 £165 £175
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 12 13
East of England median hourly rate £12.50 £13.44 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.96% +3.35% -0.95%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £16.68 £17.35 £14.00
England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -3.45%

Windows XP is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,222 1,090 1,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 24.37% 23.09% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 556 670
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £138 £137 £152
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £402
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.72% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 149 171
East of England median hourly rate £16.17 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.63% +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.18 £13.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £45.70 £47.60 £42.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.39 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.63% +5.39% -

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Windows XP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP in the East of England.

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

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +7 23 £175 -50.00%
Cambridgeshire +15 11 £100 - 1
Norfolk - 6 - -
Essex +5 3 £155 -55.71% 2
Bedfordshire +1 3 £110 -73.33% 1
Suffolk - 2 £120 -
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 20 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 16 (33.33%) Migration
4 16 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (33.33%) Time Management
4 16 (33.33%) Break/Fix
5 15 (31.25%) Windows 10
6 14 (29.17%) Internet
7 12 (25.00%) VPN
8 10 (20.83%) Windows Vista
9 9 (18.75%) HP
10 8 (16.67%) OpenView
10 8 (16.67%) Manufacturing
10 8 (16.67%) OVSD
11 7 (14.58%) DNS
11 7 (14.58%) DHCP
12 6 (12.50%) CRM
12 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
12 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (10.42%) SCCM
13 5 (10.42%) Windows 2000
13 5 (10.42%) ITIL
14 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
14 4 (8.33%) Cisco
14 4 (8.33%) Apple
14 4 (8.33%) VMware
14 4 (8.33%) Firewall
14 4 (8.33%) Wi-Fi

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 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.08%) GroupWise
1 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) Internet
2 12 (25.00%) VPN
3 7 (14.58%) DHCP
3 7 (14.58%) DNS
4 4 (8.33%) Firewall
4 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (6.25%) Wireless
6 2 (4.17%) 3G
6 2 (4.17%) ADSL
7 1 (2.08%) Network Security
7 1 (2.08%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.08%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 19 (39.58%) Desktop Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Service Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) Support Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) IT Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) IT Support
8 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (6.25%) Installation Technician
9 2 (4.17%) Administrator
9 2 (4.17%) Deskside Support
9 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Desktop Support
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Support Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Administrator
9 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.25%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 15 (31.25%) Windows 10
4 10 (20.83%) Windows Vista
5 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 5 (10.42%) Windows 2000
7 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.08%) Linux
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Break/Fix
1 16 (33.33%) Migration
1 16 (33.33%) Time Management
2 6 (12.50%) CRM
2 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (10.42%) ITIL
4 2 (4.17%) ITIL V2
5 1 (2.08%) B2B
5 1 (2.08%) Change Management
5 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.08%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) MCP
1 1 (2.08%) MCSA
1 1 (2.08%) MCSE
1 1 (2.08%) MCTS
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) OpenView
1 8 (16.67%) OVSD
2 5 (10.42%) SCCM
3 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.75%) HP
3 4 (8.33%) Apple
3 4 (8.33%) Cisco
3 4 (8.33%) VMware
4 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.17%) Citrix
4 2 (4.17%) Computacenter
4 2 (4.17%) Dell
4 2 (4.17%) Juniper
4 2 (4.17%) Sophos
4 2 (4.17%) Symantec
4 2 (4.17%) Xerox
5 1 (2.08%) Altiris
5 1 (2.08%) Compaq
5 1 (2.08%) Novell
5 1 (2.08%) SAP