The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northampton 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 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
Northamptonshire / Northampton
Rank 29 27 32
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northampton 1.52% 1.35% 2.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.69% 8.82% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £230 £200 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £200 £169
% change year-on-year -20.00% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £10.50 - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.44
% change year-on-year - +4.18%  

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 Northampton with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 52 34 61
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northampton 19.70% 15.25% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 26
Median daily rate £325 £313 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -20.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
Median hourly rate £11.17 £35.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.08% +233.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Northampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northampton 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 Northampton

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows XP in Northampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Northampton

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP in Northampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Northampton

Windows XP
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Northampton region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 14 (93.33%) MS Office
3 10 (66.67%) ITIL
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (40.00%) SAN
5 6 (40.00%) NAS
5 6 (40.00%) Webroot
6 4 (26.67%) ISO 9001
7 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (13.33%) SCCM
9 1 (6.67%) MCITP
9 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (6.67%) Skype
9 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
9 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
9 1 (6.67%) Office 365
9 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
9 1 (6.67%) 3G

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (93.33%) MS Office
2 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) NAS
1 6 (40.00%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) 3G
2 1 (6.67%) Skype
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Service Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Webroot