The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 24 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 54 52
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 0 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex - 0.85% 1.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 2.67% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £188 £175
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.69
% change year-on-year -3.70% -1.35%  

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 Essex with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 138 150 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 32.32% 31.71% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 57 55
Median daily rate £475 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £144 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 62 27
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.96% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £27.50 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Essex

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 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 Essex region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (66.67%) ServiceNow
2 2 (66.67%) Publishing
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
General
1 2 (66.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Service Analyst
1 3 (100.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) ServiceNow