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 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 38 39 40
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 5 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.31% 0.82% 2.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.04% 5.45% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £303 £200 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.25% +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 4
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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 71 55 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 18.59% 15.07% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 41 45
Median daily rate £325 £325 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
Median hourly rate £11.17 £35.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.08% +180.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £35.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £35.00 £14.50
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows XP in Northamptonshire

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 4 £230 +15.00%
Kettering - 1 £375 -
Windows XP
East Midlands

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) Windows 7
3 14 (82.35%) MS Office
4 11 (64.71%) ITIL
5 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
6 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
6 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
7 6 (35.29%) Webroot
7 6 (35.29%) NAS
7 6 (35.29%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (35.29%) SAN
8 4 (23.53%) ISO 9001
8 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
9 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (11.76%) SCCM
10 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (5.88%) 3G
10 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (5.88%) Data Management
10 1 (5.88%) MCITP
10 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
10 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
10 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (5.88%) Office 365
10 1 (5.88%) IaaS
10 1 (5.88%) DevOps
10 1 (5.88%) Open Source

Windows XP
Top Related 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 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (82.35%) MS Office
2 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) NAS
1 6 (35.29%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) 3G
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) Skype
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
2 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Service Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (35.29%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) Windows 7
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) AIX
4 1 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.88%) Change Management
2 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (5.88%) Data Management
2 1 (5.88%) DevOps
2 1 (5.88%) ITSM
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Webroot
3 1 (5.88%) VMware