The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the City of London region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 121 106 79
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 78 127 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.33% 1.79% 2.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.05% 8.87% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 60 57
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £147 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £351 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £213
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 40
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.80 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.05% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.75 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.05 £80.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1290 1431 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 21.93% 20.14% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 936 969 971
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £220 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 81 94
Average hourly rate £18.46 £19.60 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.81% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £54.00 £29.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows XP
London

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 24 July 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 24 July 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.

1 183 (100.00%) Windows
2 109 (59.56%) Active Directory
3 97 (53.01%) Windows 7
4 87 (47.54%) MS Office
5 77 (42.08%) Microsoft
6 57 (31.15%) Blackberry
7 48 (26.23%) MS Exchange
8 43 (23.50%) Citrix
9 41 (22.40%) ITIL
9 41 (22.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (21.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (20.77%) VMware
12 35 (19.13%) Finance
13 33 (18.03%) MS Excel
14 31 (16.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 28 (15.30%) Cisco
16 26 (14.21%) Legal
16 26 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
17 23 (12.57%) Lotus
17 23 (12.57%) IBM Notes
17 23 (12.57%) Exchange Server 2010
18 20 (10.93%) Banking
19 19 (10.38%) HP
20 17 (9.29%) SCCM
20 17 (9.29%) iPhone
21 15 (8.20%) Law
22 14 (7.65%) Service Management
22 14 (7.65%) DHCP
23 13 (7.10%) DNS
23 13 (7.10%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 48 (26.23%) MS Exchange
2 31 (16.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 23 (12.57%) IBM Notes
3 23 (12.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (3.28%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.19%) WorkSite
8 3 (1.64%) IIS
8 3 (1.64%) Lync
9 1 (0.55%) Apache
9 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.55%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 87 (47.54%) MS Office
2 33 (18.03%) MS Excel
3 13 (7.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.73%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.09%) Office 365
2 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.65%) DHCP
2 13 (7.10%) DNS
3 11 (6.01%) LAN
3 11 (6.01%) IP Telephony
4 10 (5.46%) VPN
5 8 (4.37%) WAN
6 6 (3.28%) Internet
7 5 (2.73%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.73%) Wireless
8 4 (2.19%) Firewall
8 4 (2.19%) VoIP
9 3 (1.64%) Broadband
9 3 (1.64%) Intranet
9 3 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.09%) 3G
10 2 (1.09%) SAN
11 1 (0.55%) IPv4
11 1 (0.55%) PBX
11 1 (0.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.55%) MS Access
4 1 (0.55%) Essbase
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.55%) Cognos Event Studio
4 1 (0.55%) Cognos Metric Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (2.73%) Ant
1 5 (2.73%) Visual Studio
1 5 (2.73%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.64%) MSI
3 1 (0.55%) Toad
General
1 35 (19.13%) Finance
2 26 (14.21%) Legal
3 20 (10.93%) Banking
4 15 (8.20%) Law
5 13 (7.10%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.83%) French Language
7 2 (1.09%) Japanese Language
7 2 (1.09%) Retail
7 2 (1.09%) Advertising
7 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.09%) Front Office
7 2 (1.09%) Back Office
8 1 (0.55%) German Language
8 1 (0.55%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 80 (43.72%) Analyst
2 48 (26.23%) Service Analyst
2 48 (26.23%) Service Desk Analyst
3 35 (19.13%) Desktop Support
4 32 (17.49%) Support Analyst
5 27 (14.75%) Support Engineer
5 27 (14.75%) 2nd Line Support
6 20 (10.93%) 1st Line Support
6 20 (10.93%) Desktop Engineer
7 14 (7.65%) Desktop Analyst
8 12 (6.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 11 (6.01%) Help Desk Analyst
9 11 (6.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 9 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 7 (3.83%) IT Support
12 6 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 5 (2.73%) Systems Administrator
13 5 (2.73%) Administrator
13 5 (2.73%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.09%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.55%) XML
2 1 (0.55%) HTML
2 1 (0.55%) .NET
2 1 (0.55%) Rendezvous
2 1 (0.55%) Middleware
2 1 (0.55%) WinForms
2 1 (0.55%) WPF
2 1 (0.55%) HTML5
2 1 (0.55%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 57 (31.15%) Blackberry
2 17 (9.29%) iPhone
3 9 (4.92%) Handset
4 8 (4.37%) Fixed Income
4 8 (4.37%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.83%) NHS
5 7 (3.83%) Derivative
6 6 (3.28%) iPad
7 3 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.09%) Kindle
8 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.09%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.09%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.55%) Clustering
9 1 (0.55%) Replication
9 1 (0.55%) PDA
9 1 (0.55%) Statistics
9 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 183 (100.00%) Windows
2 97 (53.01%) Windows 7
3 41 (22.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (21.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (6.56%) Android
6 10 (5.46%) Linux
7 9 (4.92%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.83%) Windows Mobile
8 7 (3.83%) Windows Vista
9 6 (3.28%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.64%) UNIX
10 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.09%) Solaris
12 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.40%) ITIL
2 14 (7.65%) Service Management
3 13 (7.10%) Migration
4 12 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (3.83%) BCP
5 7 (3.83%) Information Security
6 6 (3.28%) ITSM
7 5 (2.73%) Business Continuity
7 5 (2.73%) Incident Management
7 5 (2.73%) Problem Management
8 4 (2.19%) Document Management
9 3 (1.64%) Service Delivery
9 3 (1.64%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (1.64%) Data Protection
9 3 (1.64%) Analytics
10 2 (1.09%) Release Management
10 2 (1.09%) Change Management
11 1 (0.55%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.55%) Data Modelling
11 1 (0.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.46%) SQL
2 7 (3.83%) Perl
3 5 (2.73%) Python
3 5 (2.73%) C++
3 5 (2.73%) Scala
4 3 (1.64%) VBScript
5 2 (1.09%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.09%) Java
6 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.28%) MOS
3 5 (2.73%) MCSE
3 5 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (2.73%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.73%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.19%) Degree
4 4 (2.19%) MCP
4 4 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.09%) MCITP
5 2 (1.09%) MCDST
5 2 (1.09%) MCSA
5 2 (1.09%) CCNA
5 2 (1.09%) CCA
5 2 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.55%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.10%) SLA
2 3 (1.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 109 (59.56%) Active Directory
2 26 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.37%) XenApp
4 5 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.19%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.19%) vSphere
6 1 (0.55%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.55%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (9.29%) SCCM
2 4 (2.19%) NetBackup
2 4 (2.19%) ARCserve
3 3 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.64%) SCOM
3 3 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.09%) DameWare
5 1 (0.55%) OpenView
5 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.55%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.55%) OVSD
5 1 (0.55%) PureDisk
5 1 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 77 (42.08%) Microsoft
2 43 (23.50%) Citrix
3 38 (20.77%) VMware
4 28 (15.30%) Cisco
5 23 (12.57%) Lotus
6 19 (10.38%) HP
7 8 (4.37%) McAfee
7 8 (4.37%) Apple
8 5 (2.73%) Cerner
8 5 (2.73%) Remedy
8 5 (2.73%) Bloomberg
8 5 (2.73%) Perforce
9 4 (2.19%) Mitel
9 4 (2.19%) Reuters
9 4 (2.19%) Symantec
9 4 (2.19%) Dell
10 3 (1.64%) Oracle
10 3 (1.64%) Interwoven
10 3 (1.64%) Sophos
10 3 (1.64%) AppSense
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