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 28 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.

Microsoft Windows XP
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 70 56
Rank change year-on-year +11 -14  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 0.79% 1.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.83% 2.74% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 8
Median daily rate £165 £200 £204
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% -1.96%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £200 £163
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -74.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £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 120 292 262
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 18.26% 28.88% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 173 137
Median daily rate £475 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £145 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 13
Median hourly rate £24.21 £32.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.52% +124.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.17 £14.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £55.65
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 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 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 28 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 Reading region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (100.00%) Sophos
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (100.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (100.00%) Sophos