The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank - 21 27
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 0 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 2.52% 3.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 11.43% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £275 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £200 £169
% change year-on-year -20.00% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £13.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.44
% change year-on-year - +4.18%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21 35 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 15.33% 22.01% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 11
Median daily rate £225 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £410 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 13
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -3.57%  
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 Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Staffordshire

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Staffordshire

Windows XP
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Support
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Rollout Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix