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 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 152 159 129
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -30
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 9 42 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.77% 1.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.29% 3.76% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 54
Median daily rate £140 £194 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.64% +1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £118 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £368 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £170 £195
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -12.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 10
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.40 £11.50 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £19.82 £22.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.67% -4.46%
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
695 1116 1219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 20.86% 20.54% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 843 904
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 51 44
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -1.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.23 £23.75 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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
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 26 May 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 26 May 2016, 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (45.00%) Citrix
4 9 (45.00%) MS Office
4 9 (45.00%) ITIL
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) Finance
6 5 (25.00%) DNS
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (20.00%) DHCP
7 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
8 3 (15.00%) Wyse
8 3 (15.00%) Legal
8 3 (15.00%) SLA
8 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
8 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (15.00%) Terminal Server
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (15.00%) BYOD
8 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
9 2 (10.00%) Banking
9 2 (10.00%) Document Management
9 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
9 2 (10.00%) SCCM
9 2 (10.00%) arcserve
9 2 (10.00%) Lotus
9 2 (10.00%) NHS

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 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.00%) Acrobat
4 1 (5.00%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (5.00%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (5.00%) AutoCAD
4 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) SNMP
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Legal
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Law
4 1 (5.00%) Front Office
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Analyst
2 7 (35.00%) Desktop Support
3 5 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (15.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Service Manager
6 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
6 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Manager
6 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (15.00%) BYOD
3 2 (10.00%) NHS
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Handset
4 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Document Management
3 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.00%) Change Control
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) Service Desk Management
3 1 (5.00%) Software Distribution
3 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) MCDST
1 1 (5.00%) MCP
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (5.00%) KVM
3 1 (5.00%) StorNext
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Nagios
2 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Citrix
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Wyse
4 2 (10.00%) Adobe
4 2 (10.00%) arcserve
4 2 (10.00%) Lotus
4 2 (10.00%) Remedy
5 1 (5.00%) Altiris
5 1 (5.00%) Apple
5 1 (5.00%) AppSense
5 1 (5.00%) Autodesk
5 1 (5.00%) Avaya
5 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
5 1 (5.00%) Canon
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Reuters
5 1 (5.00%) Sony
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec