The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 23 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 108 50
Rank change year-on-year +64 -58  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 2 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.51% 1.21% 1.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.04% 2.58% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 7
Median daily rate - £300 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +150.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £188 £175
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.69
% change year-on-year -3.70% -1.35%  

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 98 659 178
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 24.87% 46.94% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 437 96
Median daily rate £324 £280 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.71% -4.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £218 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 40 21
Median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +107.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.00 £36.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Tyne and Wear

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Tyne and Wear

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 23 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +64 2 - -
Windows XP
North East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) MSI
3 2 (50.00%) REXX
3 2 (50.00%) Tcl
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) HTTP
3 2 (50.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (50.00%) SSL
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (50.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Prototyping
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (25.00%) Migration

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
1 2 (50.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (50.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) PC Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) PC Rollout Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Rollout Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) XP Rollout Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Patch Management
1 2 (50.00%) Prototyping
1 2 (50.00%) Software Distribution
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (50.00%) REXX
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Tcl
1 2 (50.00%) VB
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management