Period
to 22 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 June 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 155 150
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5 -88
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 31 12 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.28% 0.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.41% 1.63% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 18
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £130 £141
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -7.96% -5.83%
10th Percentile £140 £105 £94
90th Percentile £431 £176 £311
England median daily rate £155 £150 £180
% change year-on-year +3.33% -16.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 26
West Midlands median hourly rate £11.79 £14.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.82% +9.80% -1.92%
10th Percentile £10.65 £11.20 £10.73
90th Percentile £13.82 £15.45 £18.21
England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% - -

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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 910 737 1,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.57% 17.10% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 434 580
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £396 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.36% -0.94% +23.08%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £185
90th Percentile £538 £549 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 64 96
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.19% -8.10%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.33 £10.46
90th Percentile £21.88 £31.00 £26.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.52
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.94% +2.20%

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in the West Midlands

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in the West Midlands

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows XP in the West Midlands

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in the West Midlands

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 June 2018. 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
Birmingham -10 8 £150 +7.14% 2
Warwickshire 0 7 £288 +150.00%
Solihull - 6 £335 -
Staffordshire +3 5 - -
Herefordshire - 2 £140 -
Worcestershire -8 1 £200 - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 1
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (67.74%) Active Directory
3 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
4 15 (48.39%) Migration
4 15 (48.39%) Windows 7
5 12 (38.71%) Windows Server
6 11 (35.48%) MS Exchange
7 9 (29.03%) VMware
7 9 (29.03%) Windows 10
8 8 (25.81%) Time Management
9 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (19.35%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (19.35%) WSUS
10 6 (19.35%) Office 365
10 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Office
10 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
11 5 (16.13%) HP
11 5 (16.13%) Retail
11 5 (16.13%) Break/Fix
12 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (12.90%) Service Management
12 4 (12.90%) AS400
12 4 (12.90%) SAN
12 4 (12.90%) Apple
12 4 (12.90%) Remedy
12 4 (12.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (9.68%) Linux
13 3 (9.68%) SCCM

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 11 (35.48%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Office 365
2 2 (6.45%) IaaS
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) PaaS
3 1 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.90%) SAN
3 2 (6.45%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) DNS
4 1 (3.23%) DMZ
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) Internet
4 1 (3.23%) Intranet
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) Skype
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (16.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Desktop Support
2 8 (25.81%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Support Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Support
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Exchange Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Exchange Support
7 1 (3.23%) ICT Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) ICT Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) IT Support
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Customer Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) AS400
2 3 (9.68%) CMDB
3 2 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Windows 7
3 12 (38.71%) Windows Server
4 9 (29.03%) Windows 10
5 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (9.68%) Linux
7 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
8 2 (6.45%) CentOS
8 2 (6.45%) Mac OS X
8 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Migration
2 8 (25.81%) Time Management
3 5 (16.13%) Break/Fix
4 4 (12.90%) Service Management
5 2 (6.45%) Release Management
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.23%) Defect Management
6 1 (3.23%) DevOps
6 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.23%) Process Improvement
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) Server Patching
6 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Test Management
6 1 (3.23%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.23%) Validation
6 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
1 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) PMO
System Software
1 21 (67.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (19.35%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (6.45%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.23%) BitLocker
5 1 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) WSUS
2 3 (9.68%) SCCM
3 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (6.45%) SCOM
4 1 (3.23%) HP ALM
4 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) VMware
3 5 (16.13%) HP
4 4 (12.90%) Apple
4 4 (12.90%) Remedy
5 2 (6.45%) Capita
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco
6 1 (3.23%) Google
6 1 (3.23%) Intel
6 1 (3.23%) McAfee
6 1 (3.23%) Symantec