The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 25 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 56 61
Rank change year-on-year -15 +5  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 2 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.27% 0.77% 1.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.96% 3.60% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £155 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £188 £175
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £18.70 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.83% -25.65%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 208 139 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 28.26% 21.29% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 53 84
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £200 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 10
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £11.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £17.13 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Milton Keynes

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 25 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) Windows 7
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (46.67%) ATM
4 7 (46.67%) LAN
4 7 (46.67%) WAN
5 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (40.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (33.33%) NCR
7 4 (26.67%) ITIL
8 3 (20.00%) Service Management
8 3 (20.00%) Finance
8 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
8 3 (20.00%) SLA
8 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
9 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (6.67%) Office 365
10 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (6.67%) High Availability
10 1 (6.67%) Migration
10 1 (6.67%) Time Management
10 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
10 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
10 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
10 1 (6.67%) ZABBIX
10 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
10 1 (6.67%) Citrix

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) ATM
1 7 (46.67%) LAN
1 7 (46.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Coordinator
2 5 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
6 1 (6.67%) IT Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) IT Support
6 1 (6.67%) Linux Support
6 1 (6.67%) Mobile Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Network Support
6 1 (6.67%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
6 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Unix Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (6.67%) Unix
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Logistics
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) NCR
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix