The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 27 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 - 51
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 4 0 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.69% - 2.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.08% - 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 12
Median daily rate £165 - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £175
% change year-on-year -16.66% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
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 Reading with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 98 153 219
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 16.84% 17.45% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 95 106
Median daily rate £365 £375 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% -10.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £165 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £43.28 £24.12
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Reading

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in Reading over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows XP in Reading

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 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 Reading region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (25.00%) LANDesk
4 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) 2G
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) MCP

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (25.00%) 2G
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
2 1 (25.00%) 4G
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) LTE
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Service Desk Support
1 2 (50.00%) Service Desk Technician
1 2 (50.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Support
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Sophos