The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
Tyne and Wear / Newcastle upon Tyne
Rank 72 54 44
Rank change year-on-year -18 -10  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 2 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.37% 1.69% 1.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.15% 9.57% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
Median daily rate £390 £273 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.11% -14.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £200 £163
% change year-on-year -20.00% +23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.00
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 Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 174 115 107
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 32.46% 17.67% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 67 60
Median daily rate £390 £285 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.72% -21.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 10
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.54% +27.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £15.25 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £17.85 £18.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Newcastle upon Tyne

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 26 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (77.36%) Linux
3 39 (73.58%) Unix
4 37 (69.81%) Microsoft
5 33 (62.26%) Windows 2000
5 33 (62.26%) WebSphere
6 32 (60.38%) AIX
7 30 (56.60%) Service Management
8 28 (52.83%) ITIL
9 27 (50.94%) MS Excel
9 27 (50.94%) Analytical Skills
10 26 (49.06%) IaaS
10 26 (49.06%) Open Source
10 26 (49.06%) SaaS
10 26 (49.06%) PaaS
10 26 (49.06%) MS PowerPoint
11 24 (45.28%) SLA
12 23 (43.40%) ITSM
13 22 (41.51%) Data Management
14 20 (37.74%) DevOps
15 19 (35.85%) Change Management
16 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
17 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
17 16 (30.19%) Release Management
17 16 (30.19%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 15 (28.30%) Problem Management
18 15 (28.30%) PRINCE2
19 13 (24.53%) Data Analysis
20 12 (22.64%) SQL
21 11 (20.75%) Tandem

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 33 (62.26%) WebSphere
2 7 (13.21%) JBoss
2 7 (13.21%) WebLogic
3 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (7.55%) IIS
3 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.55%) SAS
4 2 (3.77%) Apache
4 2 (3.77%) Jetty
4 2 (3.77%) Mongrel
4 2 (3.77%) nginx
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (50.94%) MS Excel
2 26 (49.06%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 26 (49.06%) IaaS
1 26 (49.06%) PaaS
1 26 (49.06%) SaaS
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.77%) Google App Engine
2 2 (3.77%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) DNS
2 7 (13.21%) Firewall
2 7 (13.21%) LDAP
2 7 (13.21%) OpenLDAP
2 7 (13.21%) SSH
3 4 (7.55%) HTTP
3 4 (7.55%) SSL
4 2 (3.77%) DHCP
4 2 (3.77%) FTP
4 2 (3.77%) HTTPS
4 2 (3.77%) IPsec
4 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.66%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (5.66%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MSI
2 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.77%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.77%) NMock
3 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.77%) Travis CI
3 2 (3.77%) WiX
General
1 1 (1.89%) Banking
1 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Analyst
1 13 (24.53%) Operations Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Operational Support Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Operations Engineer
2 12 (22.64%) Operations Support Analyst
2 12 (22.64%) Support Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Administrator
6 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.55%) Support Specialist
6 4 (7.55%) Unix Support
7 3 (5.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Development Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Development Support Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Linux Support
7 3 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) .NET
2 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
2 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.77%) J2EE
3 2 (3.77%) Servlets
3 2 (3.77%) Web Services
3 2 (3.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (50.94%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (20.75%) Tandem
3 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (77.36%) Linux
3 39 (73.58%) Unix
4 33 (62.26%) Windows 2000
5 32 (60.38%) AIX
6 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
7 7 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (13.21%) Windows Server
8 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (56.60%) Service Management
2 28 (52.83%) ITIL
3 26 (49.06%) Open Source
4 23 (43.40%) ITSM
5 22 (41.51%) Data Management
6 20 (37.74%) DevOps
7 19 (35.85%) Change Management
8 16 (30.19%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (30.19%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 16 (30.19%) Release Management
9 15 (28.30%) PRINCE2
9 15 (28.30%) Problem Management
10 13 (24.53%) Data Analysis
11 10 (18.87%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (9.43%) Configuration Management
13 3 (5.66%) High Availability
13 3 (5.66%) Performance Management
14 2 (3.77%) Patch Management
14 2 (3.77%) Software Distribution
14 2 (3.77%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) SQL
2 7 (13.21%) Korn
2 7 (13.21%) Perl
2 7 (13.21%) PL/SQL
3 4 (7.55%) Java
4 3 (5.66%) C#
4 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.77%) C
5 2 (3.77%) REXX
5 2 (3.77%) Tcl
5 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
1 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.43%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (45.28%) SLA
2 5 (9.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.21%) NFS
3 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.66%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.77%) Xen
6 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (3.77%) Puppet
Vendors
1 37 (69.81%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) Oracle
3 8 (15.09%) Red Hat
4 6 (11.32%) VMware
5 4 (7.55%) HP
6 2 (3.77%) Google
7 1 (1.89%) Capita
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco
7 1 (1.89%) Dell