Period
to 24 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 165 125
Rank change year-on-year +10 -40 -83
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 27 24 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.57% 0.46% 1.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.08% 2.91% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 22
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £275 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +52.78% +38.46%
10th Percentile £147 £120 £116
90th Percentile £426 £358 £338
England median daily rate £171 £230 £185
% change year-on-year -25.65% +24.32% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £14.24 £12.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.71% +11.45% -1.71%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.18 £10.72
90th Percentile £14.70 £16.94 £17.10
England median hourly rate £13.19 £13.78 £14.00
% change year-on-year -4.26% -1.61% -

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 877 824 1,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.54% 15.63% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 463 470
West Midlands median daily rate £369 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £155 £128 £175
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 92 108
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.51 £15.00 £13.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.25% +12.97% -6.82%
10th Percentile £8.94 £10.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £43.75 £31.00 £20.33
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.13%

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 February 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 February 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
Solihull - 8 £350 -
Birmingham -7 7 £175 +7.69% 1
Warwickshire +5 5 £475 - 1
Shropshire +3 5 £160 -41.71%
Worcestershire +2 1 £200 +53.85%
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 2
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 17 (62.96%) Windows 7
4 13 (48.15%) Windows Server
5 12 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 11 (40.74%) Migration
7 10 (37.04%) VMware
7 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
7 10 (37.04%) HP
8 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (29.63%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (29.63%) WSUS
9 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (22.22%) SLA
10 6 (22.22%) SAN
10 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (22.22%) Windows 8
11 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
11 5 (18.52%) Lotus
11 5 (18.52%) Dell
11 5 (18.52%) Internet
11 5 (18.52%) Java
11 5 (18.52%) Linux
11 5 (18.52%) IBM Notes
11 5 (18.52%) Wireless
12 4 (14.81%) Retail
12 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server

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 12 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 5 (18.52%) IBM Notes
3 3 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
2 6 (22.22%) SAN
3 5 (18.52%) Internet
3 5 (18.52%) Wireless
4 2 (7.41%) DHCP
4 2 (7.41%) DNS
4 2 (7.41%) Firewall
4 2 (7.41%) LAN
4 2 (7.41%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) DMZ
5 1 (3.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (14.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Desktop Support
2 8 (29.63%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (29.63%) Support Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Technical Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 5 (18.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (18.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Technical Support
6 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 3 (11.11%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Server Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Server Support
6 3 (11.11%) Server Support Engineer
6 3 (11.11%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) AS400
2 3 (11.11%) CMDB
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Windows 7
3 13 (48.15%) Windows Server
4 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (18.52%) Linux
8 3 (11.11%) Windows 10
9 2 (7.41%) CentOS
9 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (3.70%) Android
10 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
10 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
10 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.70%) Defect Management
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Release Management
5 1 (3.70%) Server Patching
5 1 (3.70%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Test Management
5 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.70%) Time Management
5 1 (3.70%) Validation
5 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
1 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (14.81%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (7.41%) vSphere
5 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) WSUS
2 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.70%) HP ALM
3 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) HP
2 10 (37.04%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) Dell
3 5 (18.52%) Lotus
4 3 (11.11%) McAfee
4 3 (11.11%) Remedy
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco
5 2 (7.41%) Intel
6 1 (3.70%) Apple
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) Symantec