The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 22 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 50 69
Rank change year-on-year -2 +19  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 7 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.11% 1.35% 0.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.24% 7.20% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Median daily rate £350 £166 £85
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +110.52% +95.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £188 £175
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +83.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.87
% change year-on-year -3.70% -2.66%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 165 125 250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 26.11% 18.71% 28.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 65 110
Median daily rate £400 £365 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +8.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £154 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 11 21
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +19.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £13.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.81 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Hertfordshire

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Hertfordshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Welwyn Garden City - 3 - -
Hatfield - 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead +8 1 £350 -6.66%
Windows XP
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (37.50%) Migration
5 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
5 4 (25.00%) SCCM
5 4 (25.00%) Time Management
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Symantec
5 4 (25.00%) Sophos
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (25.00%) Palo Alto
5 4 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
6 3 (18.75%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) SLA
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
6 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
7 2 (12.50%) Apple
7 2 (12.50%) Validation
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) Retail
7 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MSI
2 1 (6.25%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Hardware Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) iPhone
2 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
7 1 (6.25%) Android
7 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
2 4 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (25.00%) Time Management
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Defect Management
4 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Release Management
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) REXX
2 1 (6.25%) Tcl
2 1 (6.25%) VB
2 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) MCP
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) BladeLogic
2 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Palo Alto
2 4 (25.00%) Sophos
2 4 (25.00%) Symantec
3 3 (18.75%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Apple
4 2 (12.50%) BMC
5 1 (6.25%) CA
5 1 (6.25%) Computacenter
5 1 (6.25%) Samsung
5 1 (6.25%) Wyse