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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 127 99 72
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 60 104 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.21% 1.83% 2.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.50% 9.13% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 50 80
Average daily rate
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£145 £215 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.55% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £528 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £146 £225
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 39
Average hourly rate £17.87 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.25% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.33 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.35 £23.19 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £13.74
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +1.89%
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
1091 1139 1216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 22.06% 20.00% 21.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 781 806
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 47 79
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.00 £31.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%

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 6 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (62.16%) Windows 7
3 84 (56.76%) MS Office
4 77 (52.03%) Active Directory
5 70 (47.30%) Microsoft
6 57 (38.51%) Blackberry
7 55 (37.16%) Finance
8 52 (35.14%) MS Excel
9 38 (25.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (24.32%) MS Exchange
11 35 (23.65%) Banking
12 29 (19.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (16.89%) ITIL
14 22 (14.86%) Apple
15 21 (14.19%) VPN
15 21 (14.19%) iPhone
16 20 (13.51%) Mac OS X
16 20 (13.51%) VMware
16 20 (13.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 19 (12.84%) Citrix
18 18 (12.16%) Migration
19 15 (10.14%) SLA
20 14 (9.46%) Financial Institution
20 14 (9.46%) iPad
20 14 (9.46%) Investment Banking
20 14 (9.46%) Windows Vista
21 12 (8.11%) Apple iOS
21 12 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
21 12 (8.11%) Spanish Language
21 12 (8.11%) Law

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 36 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 20 (13.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.73%) Lync
4 7 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (4.73%) IBM Notes
4 7 (4.73%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.35%) IIS
8 1 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.68%) Confluence
Applications
1 84 (56.76%) MS Office
2 52 (35.14%) MS Excel
3 9 (6.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 9 (6.08%) assyst
2 4 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.03%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.68%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.19%) VPN
2 11 (7.43%) Internet
3 10 (6.76%) Wireless
4 8 (5.41%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.73%) DNS
5 7 (4.73%) LAN
6 6 (4.05%) WAN
6 6 (4.05%) DHCP
7 5 (3.38%) Firewall
8 3 (2.03%) FTP
9 2 (1.35%) HTTP
9 2 (1.35%) SMTP
9 2 (1.35%) LDAP
9 2 (1.35%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.68%) Network Security
10 1 (0.68%) Broadband
10 1 (0.68%) VoIP
10 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.68%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.05%) SQL Server
1 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (3.38%) MS Access
3 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.35%) MSI
General
1 55 (37.16%) Finance
2 35 (23.65%) Banking
3 14 (9.46%) Financial Institution
3 14 (9.46%) Investment Banking
4 12 (8.11%) Spanish Language
4 12 (8.11%) Law
5 8 (5.41%) Legal
5 8 (5.41%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.70%) Billing
7 3 (2.03%) Retail
8 2 (1.35%) Front Office
9 1 (0.68%) Advertising
9 1 (0.68%) Publishing
9 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.68%) French Language
Job Titles
1 46 (31.08%) Analyst
2 44 (29.73%) Desktop Support
3 36 (24.32%) Support Engineer
4 31 (20.95%) Desktop Engineer
5 27 (18.24%) Service Analyst
5 27 (18.24%) Service Desk Analyst
6 24 (16.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 18 (12.16%) Support Analyst
8 17 (11.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (5.41%) Desktop Analyst
9 8 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.73%) IT Support
10 7 (4.73%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (4.73%) Help Desk Analyst
11 5 (3.38%) 1st Line Support
12 4 (2.70%) Applications Support
12 4 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
12 4 (2.70%) Customer Engineer
12 4 (2.70%) Administrator
12 4 (2.70%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.38%) .NET
2 3 (2.03%) Web Services
3 2 (1.35%) WCF
4 1 (0.68%) XML
4 1 (0.68%) OCX
4 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 57 (38.51%) Blackberry
2 21 (14.19%) iPhone
3 14 (9.46%) iPad
4 11 (7.43%) Hedge funds
5 9 (6.08%) Handset
6 7 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.38%) Thin Client
7 5 (3.38%) Fat Client
7 5 (3.38%) Smartphone
7 5 (3.38%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.35%) NHS
8 2 (1.35%) IVR
9 1 (0.68%) Statistics
9 1 (0.68%) Wiki
9 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (62.16%) Windows 7
3 38 (25.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (19.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (13.51%) Mac OS X
6 14 (9.46%) Windows Vista
7 12 (8.11%) Apple iOS
8 6 (4.05%) Android
9 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.70%) Mac OS X Server
11 3 (2.03%) UNIX
11 3 (2.03%) Linux
11 3 (2.03%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.35%) Solaris
12 2 (1.35%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.68%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.89%) ITIL
2 18 (12.16%) Migration
3 11 (7.43%) Software Deployment
4 9 (6.08%) Incident Management
5 8 (5.41%) Document Management
6 6 (4.05%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.38%) CRM
8 4 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.70%) Asset Management
9 3 (2.03%) Information Security
9 3 (2.03%) Coaching
10 2 (1.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (1.35%) Software Distribution
10 2 (1.35%) Content Management
10 2 (1.35%) Investment Management
10 2 (1.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 2 (1.35%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (1.35%) Service Management
10 2 (1.35%) Risk Management
11 1 (0.68%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.08%) SQL
1 9 (6.08%) VBA
2 5 (3.38%) VB
2 5 (3.38%) C#
3 4 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.70%) VB6
3 4 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.03%) VBScript
5 2 (1.35%) Perl
6 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (3.38%) MOS
2 5 (3.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.38%) MCSE
3 3 (2.03%) MCP
3 3 (2.03%) VCP4
4 2 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.35%) MCSA
5 1 (0.68%) CISSP
5 1 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.14%) SLA
2 4 (2.70%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.68%) COBIT
System Software
1 77 (52.03%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.35%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.35%) VMware ESX
3 2 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.35%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.68%) NDS
Systems Management
1 11 (7.43%) SCCM
2 3 (2.03%) SCOM
2 3 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.03%) DameWare
3 2 (1.35%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.68%) WMI
Vendors
1 70 (47.30%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.86%) Apple
3 20 (13.51%) VMware
4 19 (12.84%) Citrix
5 11 (7.43%) Altiris
6 10 (6.76%) Bloomberg
6 10 (6.76%) Cisco
7 9 (6.08%) Reuters
8 7 (4.73%) Lotus
9 6 (4.05%) HP
10 4 (2.70%) McAfee
11 3 (2.03%) Remedy
11 3 (2.03%) Interwoven
11 3 (2.03%) BMC
12 2 (1.35%) Dell
12 2 (1.35%) Oracle
12 2 (1.35%) SAP
13 1 (0.68%) IBM
13 1 (0.68%) Adobe
13 1 (0.68%) Sun
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