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 3 months to 30 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 110 50
Rank change year-on-year 0 -60  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 4 23 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.83% 3.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.15% 3.78% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 16
Median daily rate £185 £275 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.72% +111.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £200 £169
% change year-on-year -17.50% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 30
Median hourly rate £14.25 £13.69 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £15.48 £16.01
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 West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 347 609 495
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.42% 22.00% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 278 225
Median daily rate £400 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 83
Median hourly rate £14.96 £15.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.04% +6.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 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 3 months to 30 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
Warwickshire +3 1 - -
Birmingham -7 1 £185 -23.71%
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
5 6 (37.50%) ITIL
6 5 (31.25%) MS Office
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (25.00%) Office 365
7 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
8 3 (18.75%) SCCM
9 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (12.50%) LANDesk
9 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
9 2 (12.50%) Android
9 2 (12.50%) Toshiba
9 2 (12.50%) Service Management
9 2 (12.50%) Migration
9 2 (12.50%) IP Telephony
9 2 (12.50%) MOS
9 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
9 2 (12.50%) Avaya
9 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
9 2 (12.50%) Cisco

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 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (12.50%) IP Telephony
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) ATM
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (6.25%) Electronics
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 4 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Support
3 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Office 365 Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Deployment Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Floorwalker
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Support
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Incident and Problem Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) CMDB
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
6 2 (12.50%) Android
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.25%) Change Control
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
3 1 (6.25%) Software Licensing
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) Trend Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (12.50%) MOS
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
2 1 (6.25%) PMP
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Avaya
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix
2 2 (12.50%) Dell
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) LANDesk
2 2 (12.50%) Toshiba
3 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
3 1 (6.25%) Remedy
3 1 (6.25%) VMware