The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 20 27 32
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 0.71% 0.92% 1.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.13% 4.55% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £168
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £200 £163
% change year-on-year -20.00% +23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £14.20 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.11% -  
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 Slough with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 32 44 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 22.86% 20.18% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 37
Median daily rate £366 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £14.20 £18.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.11% -44.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 Slough

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Slough

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Slough

Windows XP
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 26 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 Slough region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Deskside Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) VMware