The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 25 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
England / South West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 117 68
Rank change year-on-year -11 -49  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 7 20 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.26% 0.68% 2.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.57% 3.19% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 40
Median daily rate - £140 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £188 £175
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 27
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.09% -19.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £20.43
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 the South West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 447 627 681
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.68% 21.26% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 359 397
Median daily rate £360 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £165 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 41 90
Median hourly rate £42.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +180.00% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.59 £12.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.75 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in the South West

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in the South West

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +7 4 - - 1
Wiltshire +4 2 - -
Bristol -14 1 - - 1
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South West region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
7 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
7 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (31.82%) Migration
8 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
9 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
9 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (27.27%) Change Control
9 6 (27.27%) Demand Management
9 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
9 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
9 6 (27.27%) Internet
10 5 (22.73%) Apple
10 5 (22.73%) Time Management
11 4 (18.18%) Data Migration
11 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
11 4 (18.18%) DBS Check
11 4 (18.18%) Citrix
11 4 (18.18%) Apache
11 4 (18.18%) DHCP
11 4 (18.18%) DNS
11 4 (18.18%) SharePoint Server

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (27.27%) MS Exchange
1 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (18.18%) Apache
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (9.09%) IIS
3 2 (9.09%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) Internet
2 4 (18.18%) DHCP
2 4 (18.18%) DNS
2 4 (18.18%) Wireless
3 2 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) MS Access
General
1 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 8 (36.36%) Desktop Support
3 6 (27.27%) Desktop Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
4 4 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (13.64%) Customer Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Customer Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Technician
6 2 (9.09%) Desktop Technician
6 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Support Technician
7 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 2 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Smartphone
2 2 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.55%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
4 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
6 4 (18.18%) Mac OS X
6 4 (18.18%) Windows Vista
7 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
8 2 (9.09%) Solaris
8 2 (9.09%) Unix
8 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
8 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Migration
2 6 (27.27%) Change Control
2 6 (27.27%) Demand Management
3 5 (22.73%) Time Management
4 4 (18.18%) Data Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
5 3 (13.64%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) SC Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) DBS Check
5 1 (4.55%) MCDST
5 1 (4.55%) MCITP
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.55%) NVQ Level 3
System Software
1 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) ISA Server
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 2 (9.09%) Netcool
2 2 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (9.09%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Apple
3 4 (18.18%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) Veritas
5 2 (9.09%) EMC
5 2 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (9.09%) Meridio
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 2 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (4.55%) Symantec
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