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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 145 139 111
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -28
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 9 57 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 1.04% 1.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.23% 4.94% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 25 59
Average daily rate £138 £150 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £338 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £175 £190
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 18
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £18.20 £23.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -4.64%
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
734 1154 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.02% 20.99% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 882 896
Average daily rate £450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 43 50
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.87 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.95% -5.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £22.83 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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
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 30 April 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Windows 7
3 14 (53.85%) MS Office
4 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 12 (46.15%) Finance
6 9 (34.62%) Citrix
6 9 (34.62%) Blackberry
7 7 (26.92%) ITIL
8 6 (23.08%) Banking
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (15.38%) Lotus
10 4 (15.38%) Reuters
10 4 (15.38%) Bloomberg
10 4 (15.38%) IBM Notes
10 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
10 4 (15.38%) DNS
10 4 (15.38%) iPad
11 3 (11.54%) Retail Banking
11 3 (11.54%) iPhone
11 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (11.54%) Eikon
11 3 (11.54%) Legal
11 3 (11.54%) Retail
11 3 (11.54%) SLA
11 3 (11.54%) DHCP
11 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
11 3 (11.54%) Apple
12 2 (7.69%) NHS

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 4 (15.38%) IBM Notes
1 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (53.85%) MS Office
2 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.85%) Acrobat
4 1 (3.85%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (3.85%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) DHCP
3 2 (7.69%) LAN
3 2 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (3.85%) Firewall
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Legal
3 3 (11.54%) Retail
3 3 (11.54%) Retail Banking
4 2 (7.69%) Law
5 1 (3.85%) Front Office
5 1 (3.85%) German Language
5 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Desktop Support
2 9 (34.62%) Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) Service Desk Support
4 6 (23.08%) Support Engineer
5 5 (19.23%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
6 4 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (15.38%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (15.38%) Service Desk Engineer
7 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (11.54%) Deskside Engineer
7 3 (11.54%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Blackberry
2 4 (15.38%) iPad
3 3 (11.54%) iPhone
4 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.69%) BYOD
4 2 (7.69%) NHS
5 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Windows 7
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Document Management
3 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.85%) Change Control
3 1 (3.85%) Change Management
3 1 (3.85%) Coaching
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.85%) Software Distribution
3 1 (3.85%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) MCDST
1 1 (3.85%) MCP
1 1 (3.85%) MCSE
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.85%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
1 1 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) Citrix
3 4 (15.38%) Bloomberg
3 4 (15.38%) Lotus
3 4 (15.38%) Reuters
4 3 (11.54%) Apple
5 2 (7.69%) arcserve
5 2 (7.69%) Wyse
6 1 (3.85%) Adobe
6 1 (3.85%) Altiris
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Remedy
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec
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