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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 126 97 70
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 81 130 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.39% 1.83% 2.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.00% 8.16% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 64 97
Average daily rate
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£225 £198 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% -39.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £133 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £170 £159
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 31
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.14 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £21.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.98 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -10.34%
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
1349 1593 1384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 23.17% 22.41% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1014 1102 965
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 £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 81 72
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £18.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -8.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £25.00 £24.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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.

1 159 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (59.12%) Windows 7
3 92 (57.86%) MS Office
3 92 (57.86%) Active Directory
4 81 (50.94%) Microsoft
5 47 (29.56%) MS Exchange
6 45 (28.30%) Blackberry
7 44 (27.67%) MS Excel
8 40 (25.16%) Finance
8 40 (25.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (20.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (20.13%) ITIL
10 30 (18.87%) VMware
11 29 (18.24%) Banking
12 28 (17.61%) Citrix
13 19 (11.95%) Migration
14 18 (11.32%) Legal
15 17 (10.69%) Cisco
16 16 (10.06%) Investment Banking
17 15 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (9.43%) IBM Notes
17 15 (9.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 15 (9.43%) Lotus
18 14 (8.81%) SLA
18 14 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
18 14 (8.81%) Law
18 14 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2010
19 13 (8.18%) SCCM
19 13 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2003
20 12 (7.55%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 47 (29.56%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 15 (9.43%) IBM Notes
3 14 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (5.66%) SharePoint
5 9 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.14%) WorkSite
7 3 (1.89%) IIS
8 1 (0.63%) Lync
8 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.63%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.63%) Apache
8 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 92 (57.86%) MS Office
2 44 (27.67%) MS Excel
3 9 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.55%) VPN
2 11 (6.92%) DNS
3 10 (6.29%) DHCP
4 9 (5.66%) LAN
4 9 (5.66%) WAN
4 9 (5.66%) Internet
5 8 (5.03%) Wireless
6 6 (3.77%) Firewall
7 5 (3.14%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.89%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.89%) VoIP
8 3 (1.89%) Broadband
9 2 (1.26%) LDAP
9 2 (1.26%) SMTP
9 2 (1.26%) SAN
9 2 (1.26%) Intranet
9 2 (1.26%) VLAN
9 2 (1.26%) 3G
9 2 (1.26%) MPLS
9 2 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.26%) MS Access
3 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) MSI
General
1 40 (25.16%) Finance
2 29 (18.24%) Banking
3 18 (11.32%) Legal
4 16 (10.06%) Investment Banking
5 14 (8.81%) Law
6 7 (4.40%) Financial Institution
7 5 (3.14%) French Language
8 3 (1.89%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.63%) German Language
9 1 (0.63%) Front Office
9 1 (0.63%) Back Office
9 1 (0.63%) Publishing
9 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (37.74%) Analyst
2 37 (23.27%) Desktop Support
3 35 (22.01%) Service Analyst
3 35 (22.01%) Service Desk Analyst
4 30 (18.87%) Support Analyst
4 30 (18.87%) Support Engineer
5 25 (15.72%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (11.32%) Desktop Engineer
7 14 (8.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 13 (8.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 12 (7.55%) Help Desk Analyst
10 10 (6.29%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (6.29%) Desktop Analyst
11 9 (5.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 7 (4.40%) Administrator
13 6 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
14 5 (3.14%) IT Support
14 5 (3.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 4 (2.52%) Rollout Engineer
15 4 (2.52%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.63%) HTML
1 1 (0.63%) .NET
1 1 (0.63%) J2EE
1 1 (0.63%) Rendezvous
1 1 (0.63%) Middleware
1 1 (0.63%) HTML5
1 1 (0.63%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (28.30%) Blackberry
2 9 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.40%) iPhone
4 6 (3.77%) Handset
5 4 (2.52%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.52%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.52%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.89%) iPad
6 3 (1.89%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.89%) PDA
6 3 (1.89%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.26%) NHS
7 2 (1.26%) Derivative
7 2 (1.26%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.26%) Kindle
8 1 (0.63%) User Experience
8 1 (0.63%) Clustering
8 1 (0.63%) PACS
8 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 159 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (59.12%) Windows 7
3 40 (25.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (20.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (5.66%) Windows 8
6 7 (4.40%) Linux
7 6 (3.77%) Mac OS X
7 6 (3.77%) Windows Vista
8 5 (3.14%) UNIX
9 4 (2.52%) Android
9 4 (2.52%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.26%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.26%) Solaris
11 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.13%) ITIL
2 19 (11.95%) Migration
3 8 (5.03%) Document Management
4 6 (3.77%) Incident Management
5 5 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (3.14%) Software Deployment
6 4 (2.52%) CRM
7 3 (1.89%) Asset Management
7 3 (1.89%) Business Continuity
7 3 (1.89%) Coaching
8 2 (1.26%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (1.26%) Compatibility Testing
8 2 (1.26%) Time Management
8 2 (1.26%) Network Management
8 2 (1.26%) Information Security
8 2 (1.26%) Service Management
8 2 (1.26%) Service Delivery
9 1 (0.63%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.29%) SQL
2 6 (3.77%) VBA
3 4 (2.52%) VB6
3 4 (2.52%) VB
3 4 (2.52%) Perl
4 2 (1.26%) VBScript
4 2 (1.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (6.92%) MOS
3 6 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.52%) MCSE
5 3 (1.89%) MCSA
5 3 (1.89%) CCNA
5 3 (1.89%) MCP
5 3 (1.89%) Degree
5 3 (1.89%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.26%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.26%) MCDST
7 1 (0.63%) MCITP
7 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.81%) SLA
2 2 (1.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 92 (57.86%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.52%) vSphere
4 3 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.26%) XenApp
5 2 (1.26%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.26%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.63%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.63%) Novell eDirectory
6 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (8.18%) SCCM
2 3 (1.89%) SCOM
2 3 (1.89%) DameWare
3 2 (1.26%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.26%) ARCserve
3 2 (1.26%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.63%) PureDisk
4 1 (0.63%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.63%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 81 (50.94%) Microsoft
2 30 (18.87%) VMware
3 28 (17.61%) Citrix
4 17 (10.69%) Cisco
5 15 (9.43%) Lotus
6 12 (7.55%) Apple
6 12 (7.55%) HP
7 6 (3.77%) Reuters
7 6 (3.77%) Bloomberg
8 5 (3.14%) Altiris
9 3 (1.89%) Remedy
9 3 (1.89%) Dell
9 3 (1.89%) Interwoven
10 2 (1.26%) McAfee
10 2 (1.26%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.26%) Mitel
10 2 (1.26%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.63%) GoldenSource
11 1 (0.63%) Draytek
11 1 (0.63%) Infoblox
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