Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 171 167
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 -61
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 39 34 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.66% 0.62% 0.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.43% 3.11% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 17
North West median daily rate £135 £120 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -40.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £101 £107 £175
90th Percentile £400 £177 £360
England median daily rate £150 £150 £180
% change year-on-year - -16.67% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 25
North West median hourly rate £11.78 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £11.66
90th Percentile £17.46 £16.95 £17.56
England median hourly rate £13.00 £13.94 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.71% -0.46% -

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 1,137 1,095 1,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.36% 19.99% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 658 704 886
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96% +1.00%
10th Percentile £156 £188 £225
90th Percentile £563 £544 £510
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 93 126
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.20 £43.60 £40.56
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £16.99
% change year-on-year +3.97% -0.90% +2.94%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Lancashire +5 12 £268 -
Cheshire -17 10 - - 3
Manchester -23 10 £111 -25.83% 8
Cumbria - 6 - -
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
4 21 (53.85%) Windows 10
5 18 (46.15%) Windows 7
6 16 (41.03%) Migration
6 16 (41.03%) Time Management
7 10 (25.64%) Linux
8 9 (23.08%) Break/Fix
9 8 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (20.51%) SCCM
9 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
9 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
9 8 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (20.51%) Windows 2000
9 8 (20.51%) Windows NT
9 8 (20.51%) Unix
9 8 (20.51%) AIX
9 8 (20.51%) Solaris
9 8 (20.51%) Web Services
9 8 (20.51%) IIS
9 8 (20.51%) Sun
9 8 (20.51%) DNS
9 8 (20.51%) EMC
9 8 (20.51%) SAN
9 8 (20.51%) Hitachi
9 8 (20.51%) Red Hat
9 8 (20.51%) IBM
9 8 (20.51%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 8 (20.51%) DMZ

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 8 (20.51%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) DMZ
1 8 (20.51%) DNS
1 8 (20.51%) Firewall
1 8 (20.51%) SAN
1 8 (20.51%) VLAN
2 5 (12.82%) LAN
3 3 (7.69%) VPN
3 3 (7.69%) WAN
3 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.56%) Broadband
5 1 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (46.15%) Desktop Support
2 12 (30.77%) Desktop Engineer
3 11 (28.21%) Support Engineer
4 8 (20.51%) Analyst
4 8 (20.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Technical Architect
6 4 (10.26%) Service Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) IT Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (5.13%) Design Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (5.13%) IT Support
8 2 (5.13%) IT Support Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Senior Desktop Support
9 1 (2.56%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) EPoS
3 1 (2.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (53.85%) Windows 10
3 18 (46.15%) Windows 7
4 10 (25.64%) Linux
5 8 (20.51%) AIX
5 8 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (20.51%) Solaris
5 8 (20.51%) Unix
5 8 (20.51%) Windows 2000
5 8 (20.51%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 8 (20.51%) Windows NT
6 4 (10.26%) Windows 8
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
7 2 (5.13%) Scientific Linux
7 2 (5.13%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Migration
1 16 (41.03%) Time Management
2 9 (23.08%) Break/Fix
3 8 (20.51%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Computer Security
6 2 (5.13%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery Management
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL
7 1 (2.56%) Security Patching
7 1 (2.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
1 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (56.41%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) EMC
2 8 (20.51%) Hitachi
2 8 (20.51%) IBM
2 8 (20.51%) Red Hat
2 8 (20.51%) Sun
3 7 (17.95%) Palo Alto
4 6 (15.38%) Apple
4 6 (15.38%) VMware
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) HP