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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 143 113 106
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 10 76 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 1.48% 1.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.51% 6.50% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 32 59
Average daily rate £149 £185 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.59% -17.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £131 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £359 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £188 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 12
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.38 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% +0.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
664 1169 1227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.11% 22.74% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 889 847
Average daily rate £433 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 42 46
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.63 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -5.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £105.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (68.42%) Windows 7
3 18 (47.37%) Blackberry
3 18 (47.37%) Finance
4 17 (44.74%) MS Office
5 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
6 11 (28.95%) Citrix
6 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (28.95%) Bloomberg
6 11 (28.95%) iPad
7 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
8 9 (23.68%) Reuters
8 9 (23.68%) Apple
8 9 (23.68%) ITIL
8 9 (23.68%) Banking
9 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
10 7 (18.42%) iPhone
11 6 (15.79%) Retail Banking
11 6 (15.79%) Retail
11 6 (15.79%) Eikon
11 6 (15.79%) IBM Notes
11 6 (15.79%) Lotus
12 5 (13.16%) Legal
13 4 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
13 4 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (10.53%) Migration
13 4 (10.53%) Law
13 4 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (15.79%) IBM Notes
2 4 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (44.74%) MS Office
2 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
3 4 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (5.26%) Acrobat
4 2 (5.26%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (5.26%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (5.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) DNS
1 2 (5.26%) VoIP
2 1 (2.63%) DHCP
2 1 (2.63%) Firewall
2 1 (2.63%) LAN
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.63%) WAN
2 1 (2.63%) Wireless
General
1 18 (47.37%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Banking
3 6 (15.79%) Retail
3 6 (15.79%) Retail Banking
4 5 (13.16%) Legal
5 4 (10.53%) Law
6 1 (2.63%) Front Office
6 1 (2.63%) German Language
6 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Desktop Engineer
2 12 (31.58%) Desktop Support
3 10 (26.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Support Engineer
4 9 (23.68%) Analyst
5 8 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (13.16%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
7 5 (13.16%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (13.16%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (13.16%) Deskside Engineer
7 5 (13.16%) Service Desk Engineer
8 4 (10.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
8 4 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (7.89%) Deskside Support Engineer
9 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
9 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (47.37%) Blackberry
2 11 (28.95%) iPad
3 7 (18.42%) iPhone
4 4 (10.53%) NHS
4 4 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.63%) BYOD
6 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (68.42%) Windows 7
3 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
5 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.26%) Android
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) ITIL
2 4 (10.53%) Migration
3 2 (5.26%) Coaching
3 2 (5.26%) CRM
3 2 (5.26%) Document Management
3 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.26%) Project Management
3 2 (5.26%) Time Management
4 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.63%) Network Design
4 1 (2.63%) Regression Testing
4 1 (2.63%) Scrum
4 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.63%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.63%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) CTC Cleared
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Terminal Server
2 1 (2.63%) XenApp
2 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
1 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.95%) Bloomberg
2 11 (28.95%) Citrix
3 9 (23.68%) Apple
3 9 (23.68%) Reuters
4 6 (15.79%) Lotus
5 4 (10.53%) Cisco
5 4 (10.53%) HP
6 3 (7.89%) Remedy
7 2 (5.26%) Adobe
7 2 (5.26%) iManage
7 2 (5.26%) Juniper
7 2 (5.26%) VMware
8 1 (2.63%) arcserve
8 1 (2.63%) Dell
8 1 (2.63%) Fujitsu
8 1 (2.63%) Wyse