Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 184 88
Rank change year-on-year -20 -96 -43
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 38 85 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.47% 0.87% 1.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.35% 5.29% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 41 51
Midlands median daily rate £166 £138 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.44% -45.00% +40.85%
10th Percentile £130 £110 £103
90th Percentile £229 £370 £422
England median daily rate £175 £245 £190
% change year-on-year -28.57% +28.95% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 73
Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £12.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.37% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.43 £10.20
90th Percentile £17.25 £20.00 £16.95
England median hourly rate £14.20 £13.59 £14.50
% change year-on-year +4.49% -6.28% +3.57%

Windows XP is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1616 1608 1509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.88% 16.37% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 882 668
Midlands median daily rate £350 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +14.81% +3.85%
10th Percentile £161 £163 £156
90th Percentile £541 £525 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 174 229
Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -5.42%
10th Percentile £10.42 £10.00 £10.04
90th Percentile £33.84 £35.68 £20.05
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing Windows XP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +21 21 £166 -39.78% 2
East Midlands -28 15 £148 +22.92% 3
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (65.79%) Active Directory
3 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
3 17 (44.74%) Windows 7
4 16 (42.11%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (28.95%) HP
5 11 (28.95%) Dell
5 11 (28.95%) Windows 8
6 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (23.68%) Migration
7 8 (21.05%) Incident Management
7 8 (21.05%) SCCM
7 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
7 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (21.05%) Windows 10
8 7 (18.42%) Office 365
8 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
8 7 (18.42%) IBM Notes
8 7 (18.42%) Lotus
9 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
9 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (15.79%) Internet
9 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
9 6 (15.79%) 3G
9 6 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (15.79%) Wireless
9 6 (15.79%) Citrix
9 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 6 (15.79%) Break/Fix
10 5 (13.16%) Driving Licence

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 7 (18.42%) IBM Notes
3 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
4 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.63%) Apache
7 1 (2.63%) IIS
7 1 (2.63%) Live Communications Server
7 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) 3G
1 6 (15.79%) Internet
1 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
1 6 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (15.79%) Wireless
2 5 (13.16%) LAN
2 5 (13.16%) VPN
2 5 (13.16%) WAN
3 3 (7.89%) DHCP
3 3 (7.89%) DNS
3 3 (7.89%) SAN
4 2 (5.26%) Firewall
5 1 (2.63%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) MS Access
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Back Office
2 1 (2.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Desktop Support
2 11 (28.95%) Support Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (15.79%) Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 5 (13.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (10.53%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) IT Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) Technical Support
8 3 (7.89%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) Hardware Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (5.26%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) Support Technician
9 2 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Driving Licence
2 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Fat Client
2 3 (7.89%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.26%) NHS
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) iPad
4 1 (2.63%) iPhone
4 1 (2.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (44.74%) Windows 7
3 11 (28.95%) Windows 8
4 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (21.05%) Windows 10
5 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
7 6 (15.79%) Apple iOS
7 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.26%) Android
9 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.63%) Solaris
9 1 (2.63%) Unix
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Migration
2 8 (21.05%) Incident Management
3 6 (15.79%) Break/Fix
4 5 (13.16%) ITIL
5 4 (10.53%) Time Management
6 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.26%) Demand Management
7 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.63%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) Java
2 3 (7.89%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.26%) VBScript
4 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) CCNA
3 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (65.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.63%) Firmware
4 1 (2.63%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.63%) vSphere
4 1 (2.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.63%) Netcool
2 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.63%) Unicenter
2 1 (2.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.95%) Dell
2 11 (28.95%) HP
3 7 (18.42%) Lotus
4 6 (15.79%) Citrix
5 5 (13.16%) Cisco
5 5 (13.16%) VMware
6 3 (7.89%) Xerox
7 2 (5.26%) McAfee
7 2 (5.26%) Veritas
8 1 (2.63%) EMC
8 1 (2.63%) Intel
8 1 (2.63%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.63%) Meridio
8 1 (2.63%) Oracle
8 1 (2.63%) Remedy
8 1 (2.63%) Sophos
8 1 (2.63%) Symantec