Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 156 158
Rank change year-on-year -15 +2 -57
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 28 21 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.47% 0.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.71% 2.55% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 16
West Midlands median daily rate £131 £153 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.10% +10.91% -8.33%
10th Percentile £109 £131 £94
90th Percentile £384 £189 £275
England median daily rate £170 £168 £185
% change year-on-year +1.31% -9.30% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 21
West Midlands median hourly rate £11.78 £14.20 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.02% +13.60% -7.41%
10th Percentile £10.48 £11.40 £10.75
90th Percentile £16.47 £17.95 £18.41
England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.78
% change year-on-year -7.14% +1.63% -5.00%

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 1,033 822 1,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.33% 18.56% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 490 591
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £368 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -6.96% +19.70%
10th Percentile £130 £169 £175
90th Percentile £538 £560 £519
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 75 94
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.64 £14.22 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +5.30% -6.90%
10th Percentile £10.87 £10.55 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.28 £31.10 £36.50
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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -1 11 £113 -25.00% 1
Solihull - 4 £335 - 1
Staffordshire -3 3 - -
Coventry -14 2 - - 1
Dudley - 2 - -
Herefordshire - 2 £140 -
Warwickshire +3 1 - - 1
Wolverhampton 0 1 - - 1
Shropshire -42 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 17 (60.71%) Windows 7
3 17 (60.71%) Windows 10
4 16 (57.14%) Migration
5 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
6 11 (39.29%) Time Management
7 10 (35.71%) Break/Fix
8 8 (28.57%) VMware
9 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
10 5 (17.86%) Office 365
10 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
11 4 (14.29%) SCCM
11 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
11 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
11 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (10.71%) HP
12 3 (10.71%) Apple
12 3 (10.71%) NHS
12 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (10.71%) WSUS
12 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
12 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Intune
13 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (7.14%) BitLocker
13 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (7.14%) IaaS

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 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) IaaS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DHCP
1 2 (7.14%) DNS
1 2 (7.14%) LAN
1 2 (7.14%) VPN
1 2 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) Intranet
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Games
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Desktop Support
2 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) IT Support
5 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) IT Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Customer Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Project Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) NHS
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.57%) Handset
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Windows 10
2 17 (60.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.14%) Mac OS X
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.57%) CentOS
7 1 (3.57%) Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Migration
2 11 (39.29%) Time Management
3 10 (35.71%) Break/Fix
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Process Improvement
5 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
5 1 (3.57%) Application Virtualisation
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps
5 1 (3.57%) ERP
5 1 (3.57%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.57%) Release Management
5 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) VBScript
3 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) DBS Check
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.57%) MCP
2 1 (3.57%) MCSA
2 1 (3.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) PMO
System Software
1 22 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.14%) BitLocker
5 1 (3.57%) Firmware
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (10.71%) WSUS
3 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
3 2 (7.14%) SCOM
4 1 (3.57%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) Apple
3 3 (10.71%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.57%) Avaya
5 1 (3.57%) Becrypt
5 1 (3.57%) Dell
5 1 (3.57%) Lotus
5 1 (3.57%) McAfee
5 1 (3.57%) Samsung
5 1 (3.57%) Symantec