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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
London / City of London
Rank 148 142 116
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -26
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 9 11 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.34% 1.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.40% 1.59% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 32
Median daily rate £326 £139 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+134.59% -17.16%
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £200 £175
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 18
Median hourly rate £13.75 £16.38 £17.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.03% -7.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £15.88 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £16.88 £45.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%

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
641 690 1170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.63% 21.58% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 517 901
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 38
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.03 £30.00 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Windows XP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 12 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 11 (61.11%) Finance
5 10 (55.56%) MS Office
6 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 9 (50.00%) Banking
7 8 (44.44%) iPad
7 8 (44.44%) Blackberry
8 7 (38.89%) Coaching
8 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (27.78%) Apple
10 4 (22.22%) ITIL
10 4 (22.22%) DHCP
10 4 (22.22%) DNS
11 3 (16.67%) SLA
11 3 (16.67%) SCCM
11 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
12 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
12 2 (11.11%) High Availability
12 2 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (11.11%) BYOD
12 2 (11.11%) Server Building
12 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
12 2 (11.11%) XenServer
12 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
12 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (11.11%) Marketing
12 2 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
12 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.56%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (55.56%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Heroku
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) DHCP
1 4 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) FTP
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) SMTP
3 1 (5.56%) Broadband
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (5.56%) Redis
General
1 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Electronics
3 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 9 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
2 8 (44.44%) Desktop Engineer
2 8 (44.44%) Desktop Support
2 8 (44.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Junior
4 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Blackberry
1 8 (44.44%) iPad
2 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) BYOD
3 2 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Android
5 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Coaching
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Data Deduplication
3 2 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (11.11%) High Availability
3 2 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 2 (11.11%) Server Building
3 2 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.56%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Pair Programming
4 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Go
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.11%) Terminal Server
2 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
2 2 (11.11%) XenServer
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 2 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Apple
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Remedy
3 2 (11.11%) SAP
3 2 (11.11%) Symantec
3 2 (11.11%) Veritas
3 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Wyse
4 1 (5.56%) arcserve
4 1 (5.56%) Bloomberg
4 1 (5.56%) Reuters