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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 120 93 96
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 80 146 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.36% 2.01% 1.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.01% 9.22% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 77 42
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£185 £200 £204
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £360 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 40
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.05 £24.50 £22.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -3.50%
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
1331 1584 1527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.56% 21.85% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 1056 1018
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £202 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 80 85
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £123.00 £35.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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.

1 159 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (57.86%) Active Directory
3 90 (56.60%) Windows 7
4 87 (54.72%) MS Office
5 71 (44.65%) Microsoft
6 44 (27.67%) MS Exchange
7 41 (25.79%) Blackberry
8 40 (25.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (24.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (22.01%) Citrix
11 34 (21.38%) Finance
12 33 (20.75%) VMware
13 32 (20.13%) MS Excel
14 31 (19.50%) ITIL
15 24 (15.09%) Legal
16 22 (13.84%) IBM Notes
16 22 (13.84%) Lotus
17 20 (12.58%) Cisco
18 19 (11.95%) Banking
18 19 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
19 17 (10.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 16 (10.06%) HP
20 16 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010
21 14 (8.81%) SCCM
21 14 (8.81%) DNS
21 14 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2003
21 14 (8.81%) Law
21 14 (8.81%) Migration
22 13 (8.18%) Investment Banking
22 13 (8.18%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 44 (27.67%) MS Exchange
2 22 (13.84%) IBM Notes
3 17 (10.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 16 (10.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (4.40%) WorkSite
8 5 (3.14%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.89%) IIS
10 2 (1.26%) Lync
11 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.63%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.63%) Apache
11 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 87 (54.72%) MS Office
2 32 (20.13%) MS Excel
3 12 (7.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.89%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.81%) DNS
2 13 (8.18%) DHCP
3 11 (6.92%) LAN
4 10 (6.29%) VPN
5 9 (5.66%) WAN
6 6 (3.77%) Internet
6 6 (3.77%) IP Telephony
7 5 (3.14%) Firewall
7 5 (3.14%) Wireless
8 4 (2.52%) VoIP
8 4 (2.52%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.89%) Broadband
9 3 (1.89%) SAN
9 3 (1.89%) Intranet
10 2 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.26%) LDAP
10 2 (1.26%) SMTP
10 2 (1.26%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.26%) VLAN
10 2 (1.26%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (1.89%) MSI
2 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.63%) Ant
2 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (21.38%) Finance
2 24 (15.09%) Legal
3 19 (11.95%) Banking
4 14 (8.81%) Law
5 13 (8.18%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.77%) French Language
7 3 (1.89%) Back Office
8 2 (1.26%) Retail
8 2 (1.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.63%) German Language
9 1 (0.63%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 60 (37.74%) Analyst
2 38 (23.90%) Desktop Support
3 32 (20.13%) Service Analyst
3 32 (20.13%) Service Desk Analyst
4 31 (19.50%) Support Analyst
5 28 (17.61%) Support Engineer
6 26 (16.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 19 (11.95%) Desktop Engineer
8 13 (8.18%) Desktop Analyst
8 13 (8.18%) 1st Line Support
9 12 (7.55%) Help Desk Analyst
9 12 (7.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 11 (6.92%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 9 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 7 (4.40%) IT Support
13 6 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 6 (3.77%) Help Desk Support
14 5 (3.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 5 (3.14%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.26%) .NET
2 1 (0.63%) J2EE
2 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.63%) XML
2 1 (0.63%) Rendezvous
2 1 (0.63%) Middleware
2 1 (0.63%) WinForms
2 1 (0.63%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.63%) WPF
2 1 (0.63%) HTML5
2 1 (0.63%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (0.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (25.79%) Blackberry
2 10 (6.29%) iPhone
3 5 (3.14%) Handset
4 4 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.52%) iPad
5 3 (1.89%) Derivative
5 3 (1.89%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.89%) NHS
6 2 (1.26%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.26%) PDA
6 2 (1.26%) Kindle
7 1 (0.63%) Statistics
7 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.63%) Clustering
7 1 (0.63%) PACS
7 1 (0.63%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 159 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (56.60%) Windows 7
3 40 (25.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (24.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (5.66%) Windows 8
6 7 (4.40%) Android
6 7 (4.40%) Linux
7 6 (3.77%) Windows 2000
8 5 (3.14%) UNIX
8 5 (3.14%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.26%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.26%) Solaris
11 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.50%) ITIL
2 14 (8.81%) Migration
3 7 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (4.40%) Document Management
4 5 (3.14%) Service Management
5 4 (2.52%) Business Continuity
6 3 (1.89%) ITSM
6 3 (1.89%) Service Delivery
6 3 (1.89%) Incident Management
6 3 (1.89%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.26%) Network Management
7 2 (1.26%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (1.26%) Compatibility Testing
7 2 (1.26%) BCP
7 2 (1.26%) CRM
7 2 (1.26%) Information Security
8 1 (0.63%) TDD
8 1 (0.63%) Asset Management
8 1 (0.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (0.63%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.03%) SQL
2 3 (1.89%) VBScript
2 3 (1.89%) Perl
3 2 (1.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.63%) Scala
4 1 (0.63%) Python
4 1 (0.63%) C#
4 1 (0.63%) C++
4 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (5.66%) MOS
2 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.14%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.14%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.52%) MCSE
5 3 (1.89%) CCNA
5 3 (1.89%) Degree
6 2 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.26%) MCSA
6 2 (1.26%) MCP
6 2 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.63%) CCA
7 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.63%) MCDST
7 1 (0.63%) MCITP
7 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.92%) SLA
2 3 (1.89%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 92 (57.86%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.77%) XenApp
4 5 (3.14%) vSphere
5 4 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.26%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.63%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.63%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (8.81%) SCCM
2 3 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (1.89%) ARCserve
2 3 (1.89%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.26%) DameWare
3 2 (1.26%) SCOM
3 2 (1.26%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.63%) PureDisk
4 1 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.63%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.63%) OpenView
4 1 (0.63%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.63%) OVSD
Vendors
1 71 (44.65%) Microsoft
2 35 (22.01%) Citrix
3 33 (20.75%) VMware
4 22 (13.84%) Lotus
5 20 (12.58%) Cisco
6 16 (10.06%) HP
7 9 (5.66%) Apple
8 6 (3.77%) Bloomberg
9 5 (3.14%) Reuters
10 3 (1.89%) Mitel
10 3 (1.89%) LANDesk
10 3 (1.89%) Symantec
10 3 (1.89%) Remedy
10 3 (1.89%) McAfee
10 3 (1.89%) Sophos
10 3 (1.89%) Dell
10 3 (1.89%) Cerner
11 2 (1.26%) NetApp
11 2 (1.26%) Oracle
11 2 (1.26%) Sybase
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