Period
to 16 November 2018

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 6 months to 16 November 2018 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
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 183 152
Rank change year-on-year +11 -31 -39
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 44 16 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.74% 0.28% 1.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.42% 1.40% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 33
North West median daily rate £175 £193 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -40.77% +18.18%
10th Percentile £105 £121 £111
90th Percentile £468 £270 £419
England median daily rate £160 £175 £240
% change year-on-year -8.57% -27.08% +26.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 23
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £18.00 £17.50 £35.58
England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.20 £13.69
% change year-on-year -8.45% +3.73% -5.59%

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 North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,287 1,142 1,459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.66% 19.92% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 703 932
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £140 £161 £198
90th Percentile £538 £549 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 98 93
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +20.21% -7.26%
10th Percentile £11.06 £11.25 £10.95
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.83 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in the North West over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 16 November 2018. 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
Manchester +4 20 £175 - 3
Cheshire +7 13 £159 +44.32% 5
Lancashire - 6 £474 -
Cumbria - 4 - -
Merseyside 0 1 - -
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (70.45%) Windows 7
3 27 (61.36%) Microsoft
4 26 (59.09%) Windows 10
5 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 18 (40.91%) VMware
6 18 (40.91%) SCCM
7 14 (31.82%) Migration
7 14 (31.82%) Citrix
8 12 (27.27%) Time Management
9 11 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (22.73%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (22.73%) Xerox
10 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (20.45%) SLA
11 9 (20.45%) VB
12 7 (15.91%) VPN
12 7 (15.91%) DNS
13 6 (13.64%) ITIL
13 6 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (13.64%) Wireless
13 6 (13.64%) Thin Client
13 6 (13.64%) MSI
13 6 (13.64%) Windows 8
13 6 (13.64%) Fat Client
13 6 (13.64%) Break/Fix
14 5 (11.36%) VMware NSX
14 5 (11.36%) Network Virtualisation
14 5 (11.36%) Personalization
14 5 (11.36%) Proactive Monitoring

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 5 (11.36%) IBM Notes
2 4 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) DNS
1 7 (15.91%) VPN
2 6 (13.64%) Wireless
3 4 (9.09%) DMZ
3 4 (9.09%) Firewall
3 4 (9.09%) SAN
3 4 (9.09%) VLAN
4 2 (4.55%) LAN
4 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MSI
2 5 (11.36%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (9.09%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (11.36%) Billing
1 5 (11.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Desktop Support
2 9 (20.45%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Applications Packager
3 6 (13.64%) Deployment Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.09%) Active Directory Support
5 4 (9.09%) Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Exchange Support
5 4 (9.09%) IT Support
5 4 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Deployment Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Desktop Support
6 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Mobile Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) OCX
2 4 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Fat Client
1 6 (13.64%) Thin Client
2 4 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 4 (9.09%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.55%) NHS
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (70.45%) Windows 7
3 26 (59.09%) Windows 10
4 6 (13.64%) Windows 8
5 5 (11.36%) Windows 2000
6 4 (9.09%) AIX
6 4 (9.09%) Linux
6 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (9.09%) Solaris
6 4 (9.09%) Unix
6 4 (9.09%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 4 (9.09%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Migration
2 12 (27.27%) Time Management
3 11 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (13.64%) Break/Fix
4 6 (13.64%) ITIL
5 5 (11.36%) Application Packaging
5 5 (11.36%) Application Virtualisation
5 5 (11.36%) Network Virtualisation
5 5 (11.36%) Personalization
5 5 (11.36%) Proactive Monitoring
5 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
5 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Visualisation
5 5 (11.36%) Workflow
6 4 (9.09%) Change Management
6 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.55%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.27%) Computer Security
8 1 (2.27%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (2.27%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) VB
2 5 (11.36%) VBScript
3 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.82%) C#
5 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.09%) MCP
2 4 (9.09%) MCSA
2 4 (9.09%) MCSE
2 4 (9.09%) MCTS
2 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) SLA
2 5 (11.36%) QA
System Software
1 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.73%) Virtual Desktop
2 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (11.36%) VMware NSX
4 5 (11.36%) vSphere
4 5 (11.36%) XenApp
5 2 (4.55%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 18 (40.91%) SCCM
2 5 (11.36%) NetBackup
2 5 (11.36%) vMotion
2 5 (11.36%) vRealize
Vendors
1 27 (61.36%) Microsoft
2 18 (40.91%) VMware
3 14 (31.82%) Citrix
4 10 (22.73%) Xerox
5 5 (11.36%) Altiris
5 5 (11.36%) Apple
5 5 (11.36%) HP
5 5 (11.36%) Ivanti
5 5 (11.36%) Lotus
6 4 (9.09%) EMC
6 4 (9.09%) Hitachi
6 4 (9.09%) IBM
6 4 (9.09%) Palo Alto
6 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 4 (9.09%) Sun
7 1 (2.27%) Computacenter