Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 169 181
Rank change year-on-year -13 +12 -77
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 25 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.47% 0.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.30% 2.43% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 14
West Midlands median daily rate £122 £173 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.28% -37.27% +29.41%
10th Percentile £105 £143 £120
90th Percentile £196 £360 £358
England median daily rate £145 £175 £230
% change year-on-year -17.14% -23.91% +21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £11.78 £14.10 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.45% +1.62% +6.28%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.90 £10.58
90th Percentile £16.61 £18.68 £19.30
England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year -8.45% +1.43% -

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 1,086 946 962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.90% 19.26% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 548 519
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £366 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.39% -2.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £140 £155 £175
90th Percentile £526 £553 £520
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 88 96
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.45 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +0.71% +4.36%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.68 £10.13
90th Percentile £24.35 £41.15 £33.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -2 9 £113 -25.00% 2
Coventry -11 5 £130 -24.64%
Solihull +4 3 £122 -65.14%
Worcestershire - 3 - -
Shropshire -63 2 £305 +90.27%
Dudley - 2 - -
Walsall - 1 £148 -
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (68.00%) Windows 10
4 15 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Office
6 11 (44.00%) Migration
7 9 (36.00%) Time Management
8 7 (28.00%) Break/Fix
9 5 (20.00%) VMware
9 5 (20.00%) ITIL
10 4 (16.00%) LAN
10 4 (16.00%) WAN
10 4 (16.00%) Apple
10 4 (16.00%) Citrix
11 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
11 3 (12.00%) Ivanti
11 3 (12.00%) Lotus
11 3 (12.00%) NHS
11 3 (12.00%) VPN
11 3 (12.00%) IBM Notes
11 3 (12.00%) SCCM
11 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
11 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (8.00%) Office 365
12 2 (8.00%) DBS Check
12 2 (8.00%) MCSE
12 2 (8.00%) MCSA
12 2 (8.00%) VBScript
12 2 (8.00%) DNS

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 3 (12.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) LAN
1 4 (16.00%) WAN
2 3 (12.00%) VPN
3 2 (8.00%) DHCP
3 2 (8.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Service Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (16.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (12.00%) IT Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Deployment Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support
5 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) SCCM Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (12.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) Handset
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows 10
3 15 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Migration
2 9 (36.00%) Time Management
3 7 (28.00%) Break/Fix
4 5 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) ERP
5 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
6 1 (4.00%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.00%) Change Management
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps
6 1 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.00%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (8.00%) VBScript
2 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) DBS Check
1 2 (8.00%) MCP
1 2 (8.00%) MCSA
1 2 (8.00%) MCSE
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) BitLocker
3 1 (4.00%) Firmware
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) Apple
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.00%) Ivanti
4 3 (12.00%) Lotus
5 2 (8.00%) Remedy
6 1 (4.00%) Avaya
6 1 (4.00%) Becrypt
6 1 (4.00%) Dell
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) McAfee
6 1 (4.00%) Samsung
6 1 (4.00%) SAP