The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 28 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 41 46
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.25% 1.65% 0.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.84% 6.25% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £265 - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £184 £175
% change year-on-year -19.72% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £12.75 £8.80 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.88% -56.00%  
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 Oxford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 51 80 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 15.94% 26.40% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 49 57
Median daily rate £395 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.21% -8.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 8
Median hourly rate £17.77 £11.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.54% -45.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £8.80 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £22.50 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Oxford

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (50.00%) Break/Fix
4 2 (33.33%) Samsung
4 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
4 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (33.33%) Android
4 2 (33.33%) iPhone
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) 3G
5 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) 3G
1 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 2 (33.33%) IT Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Junior
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) iPhone
1 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Android
2 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Break/Fix
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Samsung