The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 30 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
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 51 49
Rank change year-on-year +15 -2  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 10 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.99% 0.22% 1.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.36% 0.74% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Median daily rate £120 - £120
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £200 £169
% change year-on-year -17.50% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.27
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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 88 136 125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 26.35% 29.96% 26.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 66 83
Median daily rate £165 £358 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.84% -10.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £130 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -38.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.10 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Gloucestershire

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Gloucestershire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Gloucester - 5 £120 -
Windows XP
South West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
3 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (64.29%) MS Office
4 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
5 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (42.86%) DV Cleared
6 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
6 6 (42.86%) Internet
6 6 (42.86%) Change Control
6 6 (42.86%) Demand Management
7 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
7 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
7 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (28.57%) VMware
8 4 (28.57%) DHCP
8 4 (28.57%) DNS
8 4 (28.57%) Apache
8 4 (28.57%) Citrix
8 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
8 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (28.57%) DBS Check
9 3 (21.43%) Driving Licence
9 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (21.43%) Office 365
9 3 (21.43%) Veritas

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (28.57%) Apache
3 4 (28.57%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (14.29%) IIS
5 2 (14.29%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) Internet
2 4 (28.57%) DHCP
2 4 (28.57%) DNS
3 3 (21.43%) Wireless
4 2 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) MS Access
General
1 3 (21.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (21.43%) Customer Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Customer Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 1 (7.14%) ICT Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) ICT Support
5 1 (7.14%) ICT Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Installations Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support
5 1 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Driving Licence
2 2 (14.29%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
5 3 (21.43%) Mac OS X
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Vista
6 2 (14.29%) Solaris
6 2 (14.29%) Unix
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Change Control
1 6 (42.86%) Demand Management
2 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
2 3 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) DV Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) DBS Check
4 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 2 (14.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 2 (14.29%) Netcool
2 2 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (14.29%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Apple
3 3 (21.43%) Veritas
4 2 (14.29%) EMC
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) Meridio
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) Symantec