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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 128 89
Rank change year-on-year +9 -39  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 16 27 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 0.71% 1.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.50% 3.33% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 23
Median daily rate £138 £118 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.02% -50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £116 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £132 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £188 £175
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 24
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.40% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.49 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £14.34 £17.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.69
% change year-on-year -3.70% -1.35%  

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 641 810 824
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 22.10% 21.26% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 475 432
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 47 90
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.79 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £21.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 24 June 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 +11 9 £180 +33.33% 8
Cheshire +19 4 £95 -18.27% 3
Lancashire +9 3 - - 1
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (90.63%) Microsoft
3 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 14 (43.75%) Citrix
4 14 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (37.50%) Windows 8
6 9 (28.13%) Lotus
6 9 (28.13%) IBM Notes
6 9 (28.13%) VPN
7 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 7 (21.88%) Blackberry
9 6 (18.75%) Problem Management
10 5 (15.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (15.63%) DNS
10 5 (15.63%) DHCP
11 4 (12.50%) ITIL
12 3 (9.38%) VMware
12 3 (9.38%) Change Management
12 3 (9.38%) Finance
12 3 (9.38%) Law
12 3 (9.38%) Legal
12 3 (9.38%) Migration
12 3 (9.38%) Time Management
12 3 (9.38%) Document Management
12 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
12 3 (9.38%) Extranet
12 3 (9.38%) LAN
12 3 (9.38%) WAN
12 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP

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 9 (28.13%) IBM Notes
2 5 (15.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) VPN
2 5 (15.63%) DHCP
2 5 (15.63%) DNS
3 3 (9.38%) Extranet
3 3 (9.38%) LAN
3 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.38%) WAN
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall
5 1 (3.13%) Wireless
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
1 3 (9.38%) Law
1 3 (9.38%) Legal
2 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (31.25%) Active Directory Support
3 9 (28.13%) Analyst
4 8 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (18.75%) Desktop Support
5 6 (18.75%) Server Support
5 6 (18.75%) Support Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) Windows Server Support
6 4 (12.50%) Service Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) 1st Line Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 3 (9.38%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (9.38%) Exchange Support
8 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) First Line Help Desk Support
8 2 (6.25%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) iPhone
3 1 (3.13%) Handset
3 1 (3.13%) iPad
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (37.50%) Windows 8
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.38%) Apple iOS
5 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Problem Management
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (9.38%) Change Management
3 3 (9.38%) Document Management
3 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.38%) Migration
3 3 (9.38%) Time Management
3 3 (9.38%) Trend Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) Application Discovery
4 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.13%) Application Rationalisation
4 1 (3.13%) Data Entry
4 1 (3.13%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Service Management
4 1 (3.13%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) MCDST
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) Microsoft
2 14 (43.75%) Citrix
3 9 (28.13%) Lotus
4 3 (9.38%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) Apple
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