Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 181 181
Rank change year-on-year +26 0 -60
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 59 26 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.97% 0.45% 0.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.86% 2.25% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 15
North West median daily rate £158 £130 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.15% -25.71% -18.60%
10th Percentile £101 £93 £110
90th Percentile £447 £179 £250
England median daily rate £170 £165 £175
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 26
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -5.89%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £11.95
90th Percentile £17.90 £17.35 £28.31
England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -2.78%

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 1,215 1,156 1,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.96% 20.01% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 713 913
North West median daily rate £380 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £155 £180 £213
90th Percentile £553 £538 £507
England median daily rate £438 £425 £404
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.20% +7.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 95 99
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +18.52% -6.90%
10th Percentile £11.06 £10.67 £10.47
90th Percentile £40.80 £43.90 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.68% +5.35% -

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -14 22 £138 -16.67% 1
Cheshire 0 17 £213 +107.32% 1
Lancashire -1 14 £423 -
Cumbria - 5 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (62.71%) Active Directory
3 34 (57.63%) Windows 7
4 33 (55.93%) Microsoft
5 29 (49.15%) Windows 10
6 19 (32.20%) SCCM
7 18 (30.51%) Migration
8 16 (27.12%) VMware
8 16 (27.12%) Time Management
9 15 (25.42%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (20.34%) DNS
10 12 (20.34%) Linux
11 11 (18.64%) Windows 2000
11 11 (18.64%) Break/Fix
12 10 (16.95%) AIX
12 10 (16.95%) Solaris
12 10 (16.95%) IIS
12 10 (16.95%) Web Services
12 10 (16.95%) Unix
12 10 (16.95%) Windows NT
12 10 (16.95%) Sun
12 10 (16.95%) EMC
12 10 (16.95%) Firewall
12 10 (16.95%) DMZ
12 10 (16.95%) SAN
12 10 (16.95%) Hitachi
12 10 (16.95%) Red Hat
12 10 (16.95%) IBM
12 10 (16.95%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 10 (16.95%) VLAN

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 10 (16.95%) IIS
2 4 (6.78%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.34%) DNS
2 10 (16.95%) DMZ
2 10 (16.95%) Firewall
2 10 (16.95%) SAN
2 10 (16.95%) VLAN
3 9 (15.25%) VPN
4 6 (10.17%) LAN
4 6 (10.17%) Wireless
5 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.08%) WAN
5 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MSI
1 1 (1.69%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 5 (8.47%) Retail
2 1 (1.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (42.37%) Desktop Support
2 13 (22.03%) Desktop Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Support Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Architect
5 7 (11.86%) Technical Architect
6 6 (10.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (10.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) IT Support
7 5 (8.47%) Senior Desktop Support
8 4 (6.78%) Service Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (5.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Active Directory Support
9 3 (5.08%) Exchange Support
9 3 (5.08%) IT Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
10 2 (3.39%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) Web Services
2 1 (1.69%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Client/Server
2 5 (8.47%) Fat Client
2 5 (8.47%) Thin Client
3 4 (6.78%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.39%) NHS
6 1 (1.69%) EPoS
6 1 (1.69%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (57.63%) Windows 7
3 29 (49.15%) Windows 10
4 12 (20.34%) Linux
5 11 (18.64%) Windows 2000
6 10 (16.95%) AIX
6 10 (16.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (16.95%) Solaris
6 10 (16.95%) Unix
6 10 (16.95%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 10 (16.95%) Windows NT
7 5 (8.47%) Windows 8
8 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.39%) Mac OS X
9 2 (3.39%) Scientific Linux
9 2 (3.39%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Migration
2 16 (27.12%) Time Management
3 15 (25.42%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (18.64%) Break/Fix
5 6 (10.17%) ITIL
6 4 (6.78%) Change Management
6 4 (6.78%) Network Virtualisation
6 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.78%) Proactive Monitoring
7 3 (5.08%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 3 (5.08%) Server Management
7 3 (5.08%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (3.39%) Computer Security
8 2 (3.39%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery Management
9 1 (1.69%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (1.69%) Software Testing
9 1 (1.69%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) VB
2 4 (6.78%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.69%) C
3 1 (1.69%) SQL
3 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
1 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.78%) MCP
3 4 (6.78%) MCSA
3 4 (6.78%) MCSE
3 4 (6.78%) MCTS
3 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 37 (62.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.47%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (6.78%) VMware NSX
4 4 (6.78%) vSphere
5 2 (3.39%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (32.20%) SCCM
2 4 (6.78%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.78%) vMotion
2 4 (6.78%) vRealize
3 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (55.93%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.12%) VMware
3 10 (16.95%) EMC
3 10 (16.95%) Hitachi
3 10 (16.95%) IBM
3 10 (16.95%) Red Hat
3 10 (16.95%) Sun
4 9 (15.25%) Citrix
4 9 (15.25%) Palo Alto
5 5 (8.47%) Altiris
5 5 (8.47%) Apple
5 5 (8.47%) HP
5 5 (8.47%) Xerox
6 4 (6.78%) Lotus
7 1 (1.69%) Cisco
7 1 (1.69%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.69%) ESET
7 1 (1.69%) Ivanti