The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
North West / Lancashire
Rank 30 47 -
Rank change year-on-year +17 -  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.41% 0.93% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.50% 2.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £190 £200 £163
% change year-on-year -5.00% +23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.50% -  
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 Lancashire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 40 148 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 18.78% 34.34% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 91 56
Median daily rate £445 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £465 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 13
Median hourly rate £38.75 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.75% +53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £43.00 £13.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Lancashire

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Lancashire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Lancaster - 2 - -
Preston -2 1 - -
Windows XP
North West

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (85.00%) AIX
2 17 (85.00%) Linux
3 16 (80.00%) ITIL
3 16 (80.00%) Service Management
4 14 (70.00%) Release Management
5 12 (60.00%) Windows 2000
5 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
6 11 (55.00%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (55.00%) WebSphere
6 11 (55.00%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (50.00%) Open Source
7 10 (50.00%) SaaS
7 10 (50.00%) PaaS
7 10 (50.00%) IaaS
7 10 (50.00%) Data Management
7 10 (50.00%) ITSM
7 10 (50.00%) Unix
8 9 (45.00%) PRINCE2
8 9 (45.00%) Change Management
8 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (45.00%) DevOps
9 8 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 8 (40.00%) Problem Management
9 8 (40.00%) Data Analysis
9 8 (40.00%) Tandem
10 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (30.00%) Regular Expression

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 11 (55.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 11 (55.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (50.00%) IaaS
1 10 (50.00%) PaaS
1 10 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Monitoring Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Operational Support Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Operations Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Operations Support Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Support Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) AIX Support
6 1 (5.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support
6 1 (5.00%) Operations Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (40.00%) Tandem
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) AIX
2 17 (85.00%) Linux
3 12 (60.00%) Windows 2000
4 10 (50.00%) Unix
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (30.00%) HPUX
6 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (30.00%) Solaris
6 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) ITIL
1 16 (80.00%) Service Management
2 14 (70.00%) Release Management
3 10 (50.00%) Data Management
3 10 (50.00%) ITSM
3 10 (50.00%) Open Source
4 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (45.00%) Change Management
4 9 (45.00%) DevOps
4 9 (45.00%) PRINCE2
5 8 (40.00%) Data Analysis
5 8 (40.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 8 (40.00%) Problem Management
6 7 (35.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
8 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
8 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 1 (5.00%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Bourne shell
1 6 (30.00%) Java
1 6 (30.00%) Korn
1 6 (30.00%) Perl
1 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
1 6 (30.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) HP SiteScope
1 6 (30.00%) Netcool
1 6 (30.00%) SCOM
1 6 (30.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) CA
2 6 (30.00%) IBM
2 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Lotus