The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 29 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 24
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands - - 1.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £273
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £200 £165
% change year-on-year -17.50% +21.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9 17 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 7.50% 7.91% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 10
Median daily rate £300 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £450 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £640 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in the Midlands

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in the Midlands