Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 16 January 2019 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 - 41
Rank change year-on-year - +41 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 3 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.84% - 2.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.66% - 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Northern Ireland median daily rate - - £175
UK median daily rate £145 £173 £253
% change year-on-year -15.94% -31.75% +26.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £11.78 - £11.50
10th Percentile £9.63 - £10.00
90th Percentile £12.39 - £13.50
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year -8.77% +5.56% -3.57%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 82 143 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 22.97% 28.26% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 108 71
Northern Ireland median daily rate £328 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.61% - +17.69%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £141
90th Percentile £457 £561 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £401
% change year-on-year - +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 17
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £13.39 £11.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.43% -4.17% -21.31%
10th Percentile £10.21 £8.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £22.50 £15.80 £13.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Windows XP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in Northern Ireland

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Northern Ireland

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Northern Ireland

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
County Antrim - 3 - -
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (66.67%) Break/Fix
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Games
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) HNC
3 1 (33.33%) HND

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
General
1 2 (66.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Technician
2 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Technician
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Break/Fix
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) HNC
1 1 (33.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft