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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
England / South West
Rank 123 122 96
Rank change year-on-year -1 -26  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 13 18 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.51% 0.62% 1.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.83% 2.74% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 22
Median daily rate £120 £280 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.14% +72.30%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £190 £200 £163
% change year-on-year -5.00% +23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 18
Median hourly rate £13.26 £35.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.10% +112.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £23.90 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.27 £40.30 £32.00
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 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 459 657 618
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.83% 22.64% 19.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 394 310
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £160 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £471 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 73 85
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £9.72 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £46.27 £36.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.84 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.44% +8.64%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +15 10 £120 -
Somerset +1 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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

1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 13 (54.17%) MS Office
4 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (41.67%) Windows Server
7 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 8 (33.33%) Windows 8
8 7 (29.17%) Internet
8 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
9 6 (25.00%) DV Cleared
9 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (25.00%) Change Control
9 6 (25.00%) Demand Management
9 6 (25.00%) Citrix
9 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
10 5 (20.83%) Driving Licence
10 5 (20.83%) DBS Check
11 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
11 4 (16.67%) Apache
11 4 (16.67%) DHCP
11 4 (16.67%) DNS
11 4 (16.67%) Mac OS X
11 4 (16.67%) Apple
11 4 (16.67%) Wireless

Windows XP
Top Related 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (16.67%) Apache
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (8.33%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (54.17%) MS Office
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Internet
2 4 (16.67%) DHCP
2 4 (16.67%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) Wireless
3 2 (8.33%) SAN
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) MS Access
General
1 4 (16.67%) Local Government
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Service Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 3 (12.50%) Customer Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Customer Support Engineer
5 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
6 2 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
6 2 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Floorwalker
6 2 (8.33%) Installations Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) ICT Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) ICT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Driving Licence
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.17%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 8 (33.33%) Windows 8
6 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (16.67%) Apple iOS
7 4 (16.67%) Mac OS X
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Vista
8 2 (8.33%) Solaris
8 2 (8.33%) Unix
8 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Change Control
1 6 (25.00%) Demand Management
2 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) DBS Check
4 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.33%) MCDST
5 2 (8.33%) MCITP
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (8.33%) NVQ Level 3
System Software
1 21 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.33%) ISA Server
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.33%) Netcool
2 2 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (8.33%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (16.67%) Apple
3 4 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (12.50%) Symantec
4 3 (12.50%) Veritas
5 2 (8.33%) EMC
5 2 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Meridio
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (4.17%) Intel Security