Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 184 150 107
Rank change year-on-year -34 -43 -47
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 17 74 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.30% 1.09% 1.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.49% 5.17% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 34 61
North West median daily rate £193 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.77% +18.18% +25.00%
10th Percentile £121 £104 £115
90th Percentile £270 £419 £438
England median daily rate £175 £250 £188
% change year-on-year -30.00% +33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 23 33
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -12.90% +8.05%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.50 £12.60
90th Percentile £17.50 £35.58 £19.40
England median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +5.19% -6.90% +3.57%

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 1139 1432 1707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.86% 21.00% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 920 920
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.84% +13.08%
10th Percentile £158 £187 £170
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 91 185
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.88 £10.85
90th Percentile £43.75 £40.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +10 11 - - 2
Cheshire -10 3 £110 +2.33% 3
Merseyside 0 2 - - 1
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 10 (58.82%) Windows 8
4 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
4 8 (47.06%) DNS
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 6 (35.29%) DHCP
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
7 5 (29.41%) Apple
8 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
8 4 (23.53%) ITIL
8 4 (23.53%) Cisco
9 3 (17.65%) Application Rationalisation
9 3 (17.65%) Time Management
9 3 (17.65%) Application Packaging
9 3 (17.65%) Citrix
9 3 (17.65%) Application Discovery
10 2 (11.76%) Break/Fix
10 2 (11.76%) ITSM
10 2 (11.76%) Back Office
10 2 (11.76%) Remedy
10 2 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (11.76%) A+ Certification
10 2 (11.76%) CCNA
10 2 (11.76%) SQL
10 2 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (11.76%) SCCM
10 2 (11.76%) VLAN
10 2 (11.76%) Migration

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 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) DNS
2 6 (35.29%) DHCP
3 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.76%) VLAN
5 1 (5.88%) SMS
General
1 2 (11.76%) Back Office
1 2 (11.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (29.41%) Server Support
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server Support
3 4 (23.53%) Active Directory Support
3 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
4 3 (17.65%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Deployment Manager
5 2 (11.76%) Deskside Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Deskside Support
5 2 (11.76%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) IT Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Packager
6 1 (5.88%) Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows 8
3 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.76%) Android
5 2 (11.76%) Mac OS
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Application Discovery
2 3 (17.65%) Application Packaging
2 3 (17.65%) Application Rationalisation
2 3 (17.65%) Time Management
3 2 (11.76%) Break/Fix
3 2 (11.76%) ITSM
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Network Management
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) A+ Certification
1 2 (11.76%) CCNA
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Apple
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) Remedy
5 2 (11.76%) VMware