The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
England / North East
Rank 78 63 53
Rank change year-on-year -15 -10  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 2 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.28% 1.26% 0.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.98% 7.48% 3.85%
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 £155 £188 £165
% change year-on-year -17.33% +13.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.44
% change year-on-year - +4.18%  

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 North East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 205 147 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 28.43% 16.86% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 81 68
Median daily rate £390 £290 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.48% -16.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £401 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 16
Median hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.92% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.86 £12.25 £10.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £15.25 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 North East

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in the North East

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in the North East

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Tyne and Wear -21 2 £390 +43.11%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 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 North East region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (75.00%) Linux
3 43 (71.67%) Unix
4 41 (68.33%) Microsoft
5 37 (61.67%) Windows 2000
5 37 (61.67%) WebSphere
6 36 (60.00%) AIX
7 34 (56.67%) Service Management
8 33 (55.00%) ITIL
9 30 (50.00%) MS Excel
9 30 (50.00%) Open Source
9 30 (50.00%) SaaS
9 30 (50.00%) PaaS
9 30 (50.00%) IaaS
10 29 (48.33%) Analytical Skills
11 28 (46.67%) MS PowerPoint
12 27 (45.00%) ITSM
13 26 (43.33%) Data Management
13 26 (43.33%) SLA
14 22 (36.67%) Change Management
14 22 (36.67%) DevOps
15 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
15 19 (31.67%) Active Directory
16 18 (30.00%) PRINCE2
17 17 (28.33%) Problem Management
18 16 (26.67%) Release Management
18 16 (26.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
19 13 (21.67%) Data Analysis
20 12 (20.00%) Windows 7
20 12 (20.00%) SQL

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 37 (61.67%) WebSphere
2 7 (11.67%) JBoss
2 7 (11.67%) WebLogic
3 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.67%) IIS
3 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.67%) SAS
4 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.33%) Apache
5 2 (3.33%) Jetty
5 2 (3.33%) Mongrel
5 2 (3.33%) nginx
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 28 (46.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (50.00%) IaaS
1 30 (50.00%) PaaS
1 30 (50.00%) SaaS
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.33%) Google App Engine
2 2 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.00%) DNS
2 7 (11.67%) Firewall
2 7 (11.67%) LDAP
2 7 (11.67%) OpenLDAP
2 7 (11.67%) SSH
3 4 (6.67%) HTTP
3 4 (6.67%) SSL
4 2 (3.33%) DHCP
4 2 (3.33%) FTP
4 2 (3.33%) HTTPS
4 2 (3.33%) IPsec
4 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (5.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MSI
2 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.33%) NMock
3 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.33%) Travis CI
3 2 (3.33%) WiX
General
1 1 (1.67%) Banking
1 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Operations Engineer
2 14 (23.33%) Analyst
2 14 (23.33%) Operations Analyst
3 13 (21.67%) Operational Support Analyst
3 13 (21.67%) Operations Support Analyst
3 13 (21.67%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 13 (21.67%) Support Analyst
4 10 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Administrator
6 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.67%) Support Specialist
6 4 (6.67%) Unix Support
7 3 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.00%) Development Support Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Linux Support
7 3 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) .NET
2 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.33%) J2EE
3 2 (3.33%) Servlets
3 2 (3.33%) Web Services
3 2 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (48.33%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (18.33%) Tandem
3 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (75.00%) Linux
3 43 (71.67%) Unix
4 37 (61.67%) Windows 2000
5 36 (60.00%) AIX
6 12 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 8 (13.33%) Windows Server
8 7 (11.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
10 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (56.67%) Service Management
2 33 (55.00%) ITIL
3 30 (50.00%) Open Source
4 27 (45.00%) ITSM
5 26 (43.33%) Data Management
6 22 (36.67%) Change Management
6 22 (36.67%) DevOps
7 19 (31.67%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (30.00%) PRINCE2
9 17 (28.33%) Problem Management
10 16 (26.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 16 (26.67%) Release Management
11 13 (21.67%) Data Analysis
12 10 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
14 3 (5.00%) High Availability
14 3 (5.00%) Performance Management
15 2 (3.33%) Patch Management
15 2 (3.33%) Software Distribution
15 2 (3.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.00%) SQL
2 7 (11.67%) Korn
2 7 (11.67%) Perl
2 7 (11.67%) PL/SQL
3 4 (6.67%) Java
4 3 (5.00%) C
4 3 (5.00%) C#
4 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.33%) REXX
5 2 (3.33%) Tcl
5 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.33%) VB
6 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.67%) MCSA
5 1 (1.67%) MCSE
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (43.33%) SLA
2 5 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 19 (31.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.67%) NFS
3 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.33%) Xen
6 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (68.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.67%) Oracle
3 8 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 6 (10.00%) VMware
5 4 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (3.33%) Google
7 1 (1.67%) Capita
7 1 (1.67%) Cisco
7 1 (1.67%) Dell