Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 167 96
Rank change year-on-year -20 -71 -26
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 19 37 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.65% 2.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.78% 3.05% 9.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 42
South West median daily rate £168 £205 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.29% +36.67% -19.79%
10th Percentile £158 £122 £128
90th Percentile £176 £338 £447
England median daily rate £175 £237 £188
% change year-on-year -26.16% +26.40% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 41
South West median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.53% +3.03%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £12.45
90th Percentile £17.39 £23.70 £43.25
England median hourly rate £14.20 £13.69 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.73% -5.59% +3.57%

Windows XP is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1067 1215 1362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.83% 21.36% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 642 722 764
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £148 £135 £150
90th Percentile £513 £538 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 121 166
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.26 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.68% -18.61% +10.29%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £44.38 £43.00 £43.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Windows XP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +1 8 - -
Bristol -17 6 £168 -25.56%
Dorset +6 2 - -
Gloucestershire +8 1 - -
Somerset -6 1 - -
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
3 11 (57.89%) Migration
4 10 (52.63%) Time Management
5 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
5 7 (36.84%) Windows 10
6 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
8 3 (15.79%) Office 365
8 3 (15.79%) Law
8 3 (15.79%) Legal
8 3 (15.79%) ITIL
9 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
9 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
9 2 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (10.53%) Apple
9 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (10.53%) DHCP
9 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
9 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
9 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
9 2 (10.53%) Android
9 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (10.53%) iPad
9 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005

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 2 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (15.79%) Law
1 3 (15.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Desktop Support
1 6 (31.58%) Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Customer Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Technician
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Technician
4 2 (10.53%) IT Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
1 2 (10.53%) iPad
1 2 (10.53%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 10
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.53%) Android
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Migration
2 10 (52.63%) Time Management
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Break/Fix
4 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Analytics
5 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
5 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.26%) Privileged Identity Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Threat Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Apple
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
3 1 (5.26%) VMware