The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 25 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 38 28
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 2 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.55% 0.79% 3.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.28% 4.62% 24.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £375 £110 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +240.90% -37.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £188 £175
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £10.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -3.70% -  

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 61 65 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 16.85% 17.15% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 44 23
Median daily rate £338 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £110 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £545 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 12
Median hourly rate £11.17 £14.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.61% +29.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £31.13 £19.00
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 Northamptonshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Northamptonshire

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Northamptonshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Northampton +2 1 - -
Kettering - 1 £375 -
Windows XP
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Office 365
5 1 (14.29%) Skype
5 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) Skype
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Service Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) VMware