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 28 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.

Microsoft Windows XP
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 57 46
Rank change year-on-year -21 -11  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 2 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.34% 1.71% 1.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.12% 9.92% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
Median daily rate £390 £273 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.11% -14.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £200 £163
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.00
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 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 178 121 109
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 30.53% 17.29% 23.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 71 60
Median daily rate £390 £286 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.60% -23.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 10
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.54% +27.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £15.25 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £17.85 £18.13
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 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 28 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 2 £390 +43.11%
Windows XP
North East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (75.00%) Linux
3 40 (71.43%) Unix
4 38 (67.86%) Microsoft
5 34 (60.71%) Windows 2000
5 34 (60.71%) WebSphere
6 33 (58.93%) AIX
7 31 (55.36%) Service Management
8 29 (51.79%) ITIL
9 28 (50.00%) MS Excel
10 27 (48.21%) Open Source
10 27 (48.21%) SaaS
10 27 (48.21%) PaaS
10 27 (48.21%) IaaS
10 27 (48.21%) Analytical Skills
11 26 (46.43%) MS PowerPoint
12 24 (42.86%) ITSM
12 24 (42.86%) SLA
13 23 (41.07%) Data Management
14 20 (35.71%) Change Management
14 20 (35.71%) DevOps
15 18 (32.14%) Active Directory
16 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
16 16 (28.57%) Release Management
16 16 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 15 (26.79%) Problem Management
17 15 (26.79%) PRINCE2
18 13 (23.21%) Data Analysis
19 12 (21.43%) SQL
20 11 (19.64%) Tandem

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:

Application Platforms
1 34 (60.71%) WebSphere
2 7 (12.50%) JBoss
2 7 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (7.14%) IIS
3 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.14%) SAS
4 2 (3.57%) Apache
4 2 (3.57%) Jetty
4 2 (3.57%) Mongrel
4 2 (3.57%) nginx
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 26 (46.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (48.21%) IaaS
1 27 (48.21%) PaaS
1 27 (48.21%) SaaS
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.57%) Google App Engine
2 2 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.07%) DNS
2 7 (12.50%) Firewall
2 7 (12.50%) LDAP
2 7 (12.50%) OpenLDAP
2 7 (12.50%) SSH
3 4 (7.14%) HTTP
3 4 (7.14%) SSL
4 2 (3.57%) DHCP
4 2 (3.57%) FTP
4 2 (3.57%) HTTPS
4 2 (3.57%) IPsec
4 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (5.36%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MSI
2 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.57%) NMock
3 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.57%) Travis CI
3 2 (3.57%) WiX
General
1 1 (1.79%) Banking
1 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Analyst
1 14 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
2 13 (23.21%) Operational Support Analyst
2 13 (23.21%) Operations Engineer
2 13 (23.21%) Operations Support Analyst
2 13 (23.21%) Support Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 10 (17.86%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Administrator
5 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (7.14%) Support Specialist
5 4 (7.14%) Unix Support
6 3 (5.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.36%) Development Support Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Linux Support
6 3 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) .NET
2 3 (5.36%) .NET Framework
2 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.57%) J2EE
3 2 (3.57%) Servlets
3 2 (3.57%) Web Services
3 2 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (48.21%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (19.64%) Tandem
3 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (75.00%) Linux
3 40 (71.43%) Unix
4 34 (60.71%) Windows 2000
5 33 (58.93%) AIX
6 11 (19.64%) Windows 7
7 8 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 7 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
10 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (55.36%) Service Management
2 29 (51.79%) ITIL
3 27 (48.21%) Open Source
4 24 (42.86%) ITSM
5 23 (41.07%) Data Management
6 20 (35.71%) Change Management
6 20 (35.71%) DevOps
7 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 16 (28.57%) Release Management
8 15 (26.79%) PRINCE2
8 15 (26.79%) Problem Management
9 13 (23.21%) Data Analysis
10 10 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (8.93%) Configuration Management
12 3 (5.36%) High Availability
12 3 (5.36%) Performance Management
13 2 (3.57%) Patch Management
13 2 (3.57%) Software Distribution
13 2 (3.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) SQL
2 7 (12.50%) Korn
2 7 (12.50%) Perl
2 7 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 4 (7.14%) Java
4 3 (5.36%) C#
4 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.57%) C
5 2 (3.57%) REXX
5 2 (3.57%) Tcl
5 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.93%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (42.86%) SLA
2 5 (8.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 18 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.50%) NFS
3 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.36%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.57%) Xen
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 38 (67.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.86%) Oracle
3 8 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 6 (10.71%) VMware
5 4 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (3.57%) Google
7 1 (1.79%) Capita
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco
7 1 (1.79%) Dell