Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 177 106
Rank change year-on-year +20 -71 -62
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 21 35 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.57% 1.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.28% 3.36% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 23
West Midlands median daily rate £166 £275 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.78% +37.50% +33.33%
10th Percentile £142 £132 £104
90th Percentile £268 £362 £375
England median daily rate £175 £245 £190
% change year-on-year -28.57% +28.95% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 32
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.10 £12.00 £13.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -9.62% +10.65%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.60 £10.76
90th Percentile £18.68 £18.45 £17.00
England median hourly rate £14.20 £13.68 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.80% -5.66% +3.57%

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 922 1041 836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.04% 16.83% 16.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 552 360
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £400 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +18.96% +5.08%
10th Percentile £155 £185 £145
90th Percentile £558 £519 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 103 123
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.05 £10.27
90th Percentile £34.37 £36.50 £21.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.93%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +4 8 £150 -25.47%
Shropshire +15 5 £160 -41.71%
Coventry +21 3 £173 - 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £185 -
Staffordshire +13 1 - -
Warwickshire 0 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £425 -
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
3 9 (42.86%) HP
4 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (38.10%) Incident Management
4 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
4 8 (38.10%) Windows 8
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (28.57%) Internet
6 6 (28.57%) Wireless
6 6 (28.57%) Dell
6 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
7 5 (23.81%) Office 365
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (23.81%) SLA
7 5 (23.81%) Lotus
7 5 (23.81%) Java
7 5 (23.81%) IBM Notes
7 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (19.05%) VMware
8 4 (19.05%) LAN
8 4 (19.05%) WAN
8 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
8 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
9 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
9 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (14.29%) Problem Management

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 5 (23.81%) IBM Notes
1 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.76%) Apache
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) IIS
4 1 (4.76%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Internet
1 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 6 (28.57%) Wireless
2 4 (19.05%) LAN
2 4 (19.05%) WAN
3 3 (14.29%) DHCP
3 3 (14.29%) DNS
3 3 (14.29%) SAN
4 2 (9.52%) Firewall
4 2 (9.52%) VPN
5 1 (4.76%) 3G
5 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MS Access
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Back Office
1 1 (4.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 5 (23.81%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 5 (23.81%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (23.81%) Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (14.29%) Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Support
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
6 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (4.76%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.76%) NHS
2 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.76%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows 7
2 8 (38.10%) Windows 8
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.52%) Android
6 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.76%) Solaris
7 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Incident Management
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.52%) Demand Management
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Break/Fix
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) ISA Server
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.76%) Netcool
2 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (4.76%) Unicenter
2 1 (4.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) HP
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Dell
4 5 (23.81%) Lotus
5 4 (19.05%) VMware
6 3 (14.29%) Citrix
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco
7 2 (9.52%) McAfee
7 2 (9.52%) Veritas
8 1 (4.76%) EMC
8 1 (4.76%) Intel
8 1 (4.76%) Meridio
8 1 (4.76%) Oracle
8 1 (4.76%) Remedy
8 1 (4.76%) Sophos
8 1 (4.76%) Symantec
8 1 (4.76%) Xerox