The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 30 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 / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 129 84
Rank change year-on-year +16 -45  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 18 32 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 0.82% 1.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.78% 3.85% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 21
Median daily rate £120 £185 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.13% -17.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £200 £169
% change year-on-year -17.50% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 29
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.30 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.27 £32.95 £19.00
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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 476 831 780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.30% 21.36% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 430 373
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 68 95
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in the North West

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in the North West

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Manchester +8 9 £150 -18.91% 3
Cheshire +33 5 £120 -60.00% 4
Lancashire +15 3 - -
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 West region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (91.11%) Microsoft
3 23 (51.11%) ITIL
4 19 (42.22%) AIX
4 19 (42.22%) Linux
4 19 (42.22%) Service Management
5 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
5 16 (35.56%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 15 (33.33%) Problem Management
6 15 (33.33%) Release Management
6 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 14 (31.11%) Windows 2000
7 14 (31.11%) Change Management
8 13 (28.89%) MS Office
8 13 (28.89%) Citrix
8 13 (28.89%) WebSphere
9 12 (26.67%) Data Management
9 12 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint
9 12 (26.67%) Unix
9 12 (26.67%) ITSM
10 11 (24.44%) Open Source
10 11 (24.44%) SaaS
10 11 (24.44%) PaaS
10 11 (24.44%) IaaS
11 10 (22.22%) Windows 8
11 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
12 9 (20.00%) IBM Notes
12 9 (20.00%) Lotus

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 13 (28.89%) WebSphere
2 9 (20.00%) IBM Notes
3 5 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
2 13 (28.89%) MS Office
3 12 (26.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (24.44%) IaaS
1 11 (24.44%) PaaS
1 11 (24.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) VPN
2 3 (6.67%) Extranet
3 2 (4.44%) LAN
3 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.44%) WAN
4 1 (2.22%) 3G
4 1 (2.22%) DHCP
4 1 (2.22%) DNS
4 1 (2.22%) Firewall
4 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.22%) Wireless
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
1 3 (6.67%) Law
1 3 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (2.22%) French Language
2 1 (2.22%) German Language
2 1 (2.22%) Local Government
2 1 (2.22%) Portuguese Language
2 1 (2.22%) Russian Language
2 1 (2.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Analyst
2 10 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Active Directory Support
3 7 (15.56%) Operational Support Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Operations Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Operations Support Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (13.33%) Monitoring Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Operations Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Service Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (8.89%) Desktop Support
6 4 (8.89%) Exchange Support
7 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 16 (35.56%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (20.00%) Tandem
3 8 (17.78%) Blackberry
4 4 (8.89%) iPhone
5 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.22%) Handset
6 1 (2.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 45 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (42.22%) AIX
2 19 (42.22%) Linux
3 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 14 (31.11%) Windows 2000
5 12 (26.67%) Unix
6 10 (22.22%) Windows 8
7 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (13.33%) HPUX
9 6 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (13.33%) Solaris
10 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
11 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
12 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
12 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) ITIL
2 19 (42.22%) Service Management
3 15 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 15 (33.33%) Release Management
4 14 (31.11%) Change Management
5 12 (26.67%) Data Management
5 12 (26.67%) ITSM
6 11 (24.44%) Open Source
7 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (22.22%) PRINCE2
8 9 (20.00%) Data Analysis
8 9 (20.00%) DevOps
8 9 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (11.11%) Incident Management
11 4 (8.89%) Security Monitoring
11 4 (8.89%) Trend Analysis
12 3 (6.67%) Document Management
13 1 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
13 1 (2.22%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
2 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
3 6 (13.33%) Bourne shell
3 6 (13.33%) Java
3 6 (13.33%) Korn
3 6 (13.33%) Perl
3 6 (13.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.22%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 15 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) HP SiteScope
1 6 (13.33%) Netcool
1 6 (13.33%) SCOM
1 6 (13.33%) Tivoli
2 2 (4.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (91.11%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.89%) Citrix
3 9 (20.00%) Lotus
4 6 (13.33%) CA
4 6 (13.33%) IBM
4 6 (13.33%) Red Hat
5 5 (11.11%) HP
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