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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 127 108 61
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -47
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 80 118 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.42% 1.73% 2.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.11% 8.09% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 61 105
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £123 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £609
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £150 £159
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 43
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.43 £13.20 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.98 £21.75 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
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
1310 1459 1444
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.19% 21.36% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 1022 998
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 62 90
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £18.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -12.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £12.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £24.90 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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.

1 171 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (59.65%) Windows 7
3 100 (58.48%) MS Office
4 97 (56.73%) Active Directory
5 84 (49.12%) Microsoft
6 56 (32.75%) MS Excel
7 50 (29.24%) Blackberry
8 49 (28.65%) MS Exchange
8 49 (28.65%) Finance
9 44 (25.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (18.13%) Banking
12 30 (17.54%) ITIL
13 27 (15.79%) VMware
14 26 (15.20%) Citrix
15 24 (14.04%) Migration
16 17 (9.94%) Legal
16 17 (9.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 16 (9.36%) SCCM
18 15 (8.77%) Investment Banking
18 15 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
19 14 (8.19%) Law
19 14 (8.19%) Lotus
19 14 (8.19%) IBM Notes
19 14 (8.19%) SLA
19 14 (8.19%) Cisco
19 14 (8.19%) VPN
20 13 (7.60%) SQL
21 12 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
21 12 (7.02%) Apple

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 49 (28.65%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 15 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (8.19%) IBM Notes
5 10 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (5.26%) SharePoint
7 7 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.34%) WorkSite
9 3 (1.75%) Lync
9 3 (1.75%) IIS
10 1 (0.58%) Confluence
10 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.58%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.58%) Apache
10 1 (0.58%) Tomcat
Applications
1 100 (58.48%) MS Office
2 56 (32.75%) MS Excel
3 11 (6.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.75%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.58%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (2.92%) assyst
2 4 (2.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.19%) VPN
2 11 (6.43%) DNS
3 10 (5.85%) DHCP
3 10 (5.85%) Internet
4 8 (4.68%) Wireless
4 8 (4.68%) Firewall
5 7 (4.09%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.09%) LAN
6 6 (3.51%) WAN
7 3 (1.75%) IP Telephony
7 3 (1.75%) FTP
7 3 (1.75%) HTTP
7 3 (1.75%) Broadband
8 2 (1.17%) MPLS
8 2 (1.17%) 3G
8 2 (1.17%) SAN
8 2 (1.17%) LDAP
8 2 (1.17%) SMTP
8 2 (1.17%) VLAN
8 2 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.51%) MS Access
2 6 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.34%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.17%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.75%) MSI
General
1 49 (28.65%) Finance
2 31 (18.13%) Banking
3 17 (9.94%) Legal
4 15 (8.77%) Investment Banking
5 14 (8.19%) Law
6 10 (5.85%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.92%) French Language
8 4 (2.34%) Billing
8 4 (2.34%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.75%) Spanish Language
10 2 (1.17%) Retail
11 1 (0.58%) Front Office
11 1 (0.58%) Back Office
11 1 (0.58%) Advertising
11 1 (0.58%) Publishing
11 1 (0.58%) German Language
Job Titles
1 54 (31.58%) Analyst
2 38 (22.22%) Desktop Support
3 33 (19.30%) Support Engineer
4 32 (18.71%) Service Analyst
4 32 (18.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 26 (15.20%) Support Analyst
6 23 (13.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (13.45%) Desktop Engineer
7 16 (9.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 12 (7.02%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (7.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (6.43%) Help Desk Analyst
10 9 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
11 8 (4.68%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 8 (4.68%) Administrator
12 7 (4.09%) Systems Administrator
13 6 (3.51%) IT Support
14 5 (2.92%) Applications Support
15 4 (2.34%) 3rd Line Support
15 4 (2.34%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.51%) .NET
2 3 (1.75%) Web Services
3 2 (1.17%) WCF
4 1 (0.58%) HTML5
4 1 (0.58%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (0.58%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.58%) XML
4 1 (0.58%) J2EE
4 1 (0.58%) HTML
4 1 (0.58%) OCX
4 1 (0.58%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 50 (29.24%) Blackberry
2 12 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.09%) Hedge funds
3 7 (4.09%) iPhone
4 6 (3.51%) Handset
5 4 (2.34%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.34%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.34%) Smartphone
5 4 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.75%) iPad
6 3 (1.75%) PDA
6 3 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.17%) NHS
7 2 (1.17%) IVR
8 1 (0.58%) User Experience
8 1 (0.58%) Replication
8 1 (0.58%) Clustering
8 1 (0.58%) PACS
8 1 (0.58%) Statistics
8 1 (0.58%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 171 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (59.65%) Windows 7
3 44 (25.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (19.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (5.85%) Windows Vista
6 8 (4.68%) Windows 8
7 7 (4.09%) Mac OS X
8 6 (3.51%) UNIX
8 6 (3.51%) Linux
9 4 (2.34%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.34%) Android
10 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.75%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.17%) Solaris
12 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.58%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.58%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (17.54%) ITIL
2 24 (14.04%) Migration
3 10 (5.85%) Document Management
4 8 (4.68%) CRM
5 7 (4.09%) Incident Management
6 6 (3.51%) Software Deployment
7 5 (2.92%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.34%) Asset Management
8 4 (2.34%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.34%) Coaching
9 3 (1.75%) Service Management
9 3 (1.75%) Service Delivery
10 2 (1.17%) Time Management
10 2 (1.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (1.17%) Compatibility Testing
10 2 (1.17%) Information Security
10 2 (1.17%) Business Continuity
10 2 (1.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (1.17%) Network Management
11 1 (0.58%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.60%) SQL
2 6 (3.51%) VBA
3 5 (2.92%) VB
3 5 (2.92%) C#
3 5 (2.92%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.34%) Perl
4 4 (2.34%) VB6
4 4 (2.34%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.75%) VBScript
6 1 (0.58%) C
6 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.26%) MOS
3 6 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 5 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.34%) MCSE
6 3 (1.75%) Degree
6 3 (1.75%) MCP
7 2 (1.17%) MCSA
7 2 (1.17%) CCNA
7 2 (1.17%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.58%) MCDST
8 1 (0.58%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.19%) SLA
2 5 (2.92%) QA
System Software
1 97 (56.73%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.75%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.17%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.17%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.17%) vSphere
5 1 (0.58%) XenApp
5 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.58%) Novell eDirectory
5 1 (0.58%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 16 (9.36%) SCCM
2 4 (2.34%) DameWare
3 3 (1.75%) SCOM
3 3 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.17%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.17%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.58%) PureDisk
5 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.58%) WMI
5 1 (0.58%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.58%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 84 (49.12%) Microsoft
2 27 (15.79%) VMware
3 26 (15.20%) Citrix
4 14 (8.19%) Lotus
4 14 (8.19%) Cisco
5 12 (7.02%) Apple
6 9 (5.26%) HP
7 8 (4.68%) Reuters
7 8 (4.68%) Bloomberg
8 6 (3.51%) Altiris
9 4 (2.34%) Interwoven
9 4 (2.34%) Dell
10 3 (1.75%) Oracle
10 3 (1.75%) McAfee
10 3 (1.75%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.17%) SAP
11 2 (1.17%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.58%) Leostream
12 1 (0.58%) Infoblox
12 1 (0.58%) F5
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