The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 144 110 83
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 55 105 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.01% 1.69% 2.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.82% 8.52% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 58 69
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£145 £190 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% -30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £473 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £250
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 32
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.37 £23.65 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.64% -
Windows XP
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1142 1233 1287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.99% 19.87% 20.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 887 881
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 48 73
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the City of London region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the City of London region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (69.77%) Windows 7
3 69 (53.49%) MS Office
4 67 (51.94%) Active Directory
5 59 (45.74%) Microsoft
6 50 (38.76%) Blackberry
7 49 (37.98%) Finance
8 42 (32.56%) MS Excel
9 32 (24.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (23.26%) Banking
11 29 (22.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 27 (20.93%) MS Exchange
13 22 (17.05%) iPhone
13 22 (17.05%) Apple
14 20 (15.50%) ITIL
15 19 (14.73%) VPN
16 18 (13.95%) Mac OS X
16 18 (13.95%) Citrix
17 17 (13.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 15 (11.63%) SLA
18 15 (11.63%) iPad
19 14 (10.85%) Windows Vista
20 13 (10.08%) VMware
21 12 (9.30%) Investment Banking
22 11 (8.53%) SCCM
22 11 (8.53%) Migration
22 11 (8.53%) Telecoms
22 11 (8.53%) Financial Institution
22 11 (8.53%) Cisco
23 10 (7.75%) TCP/IP

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (20.93%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (6.20%) IBM Notes
3 8 (6.20%) Lync
4 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.65%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.10%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.55%) WorkSite
6 2 (1.55%) IIS
7 1 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 69 (53.49%) MS Office
2 42 (32.56%) MS Excel
3 9 (6.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.78%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 7 (5.43%) assyst
2 4 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.10%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.55%) Eikon
4 1 (0.78%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.73%) VPN
2 10 (7.75%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.98%) Internet
4 8 (6.20%) LAN
4 8 (6.20%) Wireless
5 7 (5.43%) Firewall
5 7 (5.43%) DNS
5 7 (5.43%) WAN
6 6 (4.65%) DHCP
7 2 (1.55%) FTP
7 2 (1.55%) HTTP
7 2 (1.55%) RIP
7 2 (1.55%) VoIP
7 2 (1.55%) LDAP
7 2 (1.55%) SMTP
7 2 (1.55%) OSPF
7 2 (1.55%) EIGRP
7 2 (1.55%) IGRP
7 2 (1.55%) WebEx
7 2 (1.55%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
1 5 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (3.10%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.10%) MS Access
3 2 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.55%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.55%) MSI
General
1 49 (37.98%) Finance
2 30 (23.26%) Banking
3 12 (9.30%) Investment Banking
4 11 (8.53%) Telecoms
4 11 (8.53%) Financial Institution
5 10 (7.75%) Law
5 10 (7.75%) Legal
5 10 (7.75%) Spanish Language
6 5 (3.88%) Retail
7 4 (3.10%) Billing
8 3 (2.33%) Advertising
9 2 (1.55%) Front Office
9 2 (1.55%) Retail Banking
9 2 (1.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (32.56%) Desktop Support
2 39 (30.23%) Analyst
3 33 (25.58%) Support Engineer
4 30 (23.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 24 (18.60%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 21 (16.28%) Service Analyst
6 21 (16.28%) Service Desk Analyst
7 16 (12.40%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (12.40%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.98%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (6.20%) Desktop Analyst
10 7 (5.43%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (4.65%) Help Desk Analyst
12 4 (3.10%) Applications Support
12 4 (3.10%) Administrator
12 4 (3.10%) IT Support
13 3 (2.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
13 3 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 3 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.88%) .NET
2 3 (2.33%) Web Services
3 2 (1.55%) WCF
4 1 (0.78%) XML
4 1 (0.78%) OCX
4 1 (0.78%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 50 (38.76%) Blackberry
2 22 (17.05%) iPhone
3 15 (11.63%) iPad
4 9 (6.98%) Hedge funds
5 8 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.43%) Handset
7 6 (4.65%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.10%) IVR
8 4 (3.10%) Thin Client
8 4 (3.10%) Fat Client
9 3 (2.33%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.78%) Statistics
10 1 (0.78%) Wiki
10 1 (0.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (69.77%) Windows 7
3 32 (24.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (22.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (13.95%) Mac OS X
6 14 (10.85%) Windows Vista
7 10 (7.75%) Apple iOS
8 7 (5.43%) Windows 2000
9 6 (4.65%) Android
9 6 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.10%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.10%) Mac OS X Server
10 4 (3.10%) UNIX
11 3 (2.33%) Linux
12 2 (1.55%) Solaris
12 2 (1.55%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.78%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.50%) ITIL
2 11 (8.53%) Migration
3 8 (6.20%) Software Deployment
4 7 (5.43%) Incident Management
4 7 (5.43%) Service Delivery
5 6 (4.65%) Document Management
6 5 (3.88%) CRM
7 4 (3.10%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.10%) Coaching
8 3 (2.33%) Software Distribution
8 3 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (1.55%) Risk Management
9 2 (1.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.55%) Information Security
9 2 (1.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 2 (1.55%) Change Management
9 2 (1.55%) Project Management
9 2 (1.55%) Content Management
9 2 (1.55%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.43%) SQL
1 7 (5.43%) VBA
2 5 (3.88%) C#
3 4 (3.10%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.10%) VB
3 4 (3.10%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.33%) VB6
5 2 (1.55%) VBScript
6 1 (0.78%) Perl
6 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.88%) MOS
2 5 (3.88%) MCSE
2 5 (3.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.33%) MCP
4 2 (1.55%) MCSA
5 1 (0.78%) CISSP
5 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.63%) SLA
2 4 (3.10%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.78%) COBIT
System Software
1 67 (51.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.55%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.55%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.55%) NDS
4 1 (0.78%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.78%) XenApp
4 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (8.53%) SCCM
2 3 (2.33%) SCOM
3 2 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.55%) DameWare
3 2 (1.55%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.78%) WMI
4 1 (0.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 59 (45.74%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.05%) Apple
3 18 (13.95%) Citrix
4 13 (10.08%) VMware
5 11 (8.53%) Cisco
6 10 (7.75%) Altiris
7 8 (6.20%) Bloomberg
7 8 (6.20%) Lotus
8 7 (5.43%) Remedy
8 7 (5.43%) Reuters
9 5 (3.88%) HP
10 4 (3.10%) BMC
11 3 (2.33%) McAfee
12 2 (1.55%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.55%) Websense
12 2 (1.55%) F5
12 2 (1.55%) Avaya
12 2 (1.55%) Dell
12 2 (1.55%) Oracle
12 2 (1.55%) SAP
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