The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 167 67 65
Rank change year-on-year
-100 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 653 1279 1215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.33% 2.67% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.95% 11.88% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 541 462
Average daily rate
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£175 £190 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £110 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £388 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 347 333
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.26 £10.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.20 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.81%
Windows XP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
10969 10762 9218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.30% 22.43% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6423 6209 5025
Average daily rate £365 £350 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 910 981 950
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% -9.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in England

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the England region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in England

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in England

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the England region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in England

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -127 165 £170 -9.33% 34
South East -54 152 £253 +12.22% 31
South West -2 75 £165 -2.94% 8
East Midlands -20 63 £263 +138.63% 6
North West -48 57 £350 +66.66% 14
West Midlands -31 54 £125 -42.52% 12
Yorkshire -47 45 £160 -12.92% 6
East of England -30 37 £160 -46.66% 13
North East -19 9 £120 -45.14% 2
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 1390 (100.00%) Windows
2 837 (60.22%) Windows 7
3 769 (55.32%) Active Directory
4 633 (45.54%) Microsoft
5 628 (45.18%) MS Office
6 327 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 310 (22.30%) MS Excel
8 304 (21.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 265 (19.06%) ITIL
10 260 (18.71%) MS Exchange
11 258 (18.56%) Citrix
12 192 (13.81%) VMware
13 179 (12.88%) Blackberry
13 179 (12.88%) SCCM
14 168 (12.09%) Security Cleared
15 167 (12.01%) Windows 8
16 165 (11.87%) Migration
17 136 (9.78%) Finance
18 124 (8.92%) DNS
19 121 (8.71%) TCP/IP
20 118 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012
21 116 (8.35%) SLA
22 115 (8.27%) LAN
22 115 (8.27%) WAN
22 115 (8.27%) SC Cleared
23 114 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
24 112 (8.06%) SQL
25 99 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
26 97 (6.98%) Cisco
27 94 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 260 (18.71%) MS Exchange
2 114 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 64 (4.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 53 (3.81%) IBM Notes
5 49 (3.53%) SharePoint
6 46 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 42 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 32 (2.30%) Lync
9 26 (1.87%) IIS
10 19 (1.37%) WorkSite
11 18 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
12 16 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.36%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.29%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.29%) Apache
15 3 (0.22%) Documentum
15 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 628 (45.18%) MS Office
2 310 (22.30%) MS Excel
3 38 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.29%) MS Project
6 3 (0.22%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.14%) Vectorworks
7 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.072%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.072%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.43%) assyst
4 4 (0.29%) Eikon
4 4 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.072%) TeleForm
6 1 (0.072%) Magento
6 1 (0.072%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.072%) Line 500
6 1 (0.072%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 40 (2.88%) Office 365
2 6 (0.43%) Google Apps
3 5 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.22%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.072%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.072%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (8.92%) DNS
2 121 (8.71%) TCP/IP
3 115 (8.27%) LAN
3 115 (8.27%) WAN
4 88 (6.33%) DHCP
5 67 (4.82%) VPN
6 52 (3.74%) Internet
7 40 (2.88%) Firewall
8 35 (2.52%) Wireless
9 32 (2.30%) VoIP
10 30 (2.16%) SAN
11 19 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
12 16 (1.15%) VLAN
13 12 (0.86%) SSL
14 11 (0.79%) ATM
14 11 (0.79%) IP Telephony
15 10 (0.72%) Network Security
15 10 (0.72%) FTP
16 9 (0.65%) HTTP
17 8 (0.58%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (4.75%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (1.44%) SQL Server 2000
4 19 (1.37%) MS Access
5 17 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (0.79%) MySQL
9 9 (0.65%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.36%) DB2
12 4 (0.29%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.29%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.14%) Cognos Report Studio
14 2 (0.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
14 2 (0.14%) Cognos Transformer
14 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
14 2 (0.14%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 27 (1.94%) MSI
2 12 (0.86%) Subversion
3 8 (0.58%) StarTeam
3 8 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.43%) Wise Package Studio
4 6 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (0.36%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.29%) WinRunner
6 4 (0.29%) TestDirector
7 3 (0.22%) Introscope
8 2 (0.14%) JIRA
8 2 (0.14%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.14%) Toad
9 1 (0.072%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.072%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.072%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.072%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.072%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.072%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 136 (9.78%) Finance
2 72 (5.18%) Banking
3 41 (2.95%) Telecoms
4 37 (2.66%) Legal
5 30 (2.16%) Law
6 28 (2.01%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.87%) Retail
8 20 (1.44%) Financial Institution
9 15 (1.08%) Local Government
10 14 (1.01%) Billing
11 13 (0.94%) Spanish Language
12 12 (0.86%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.65%) Back Office
13 9 (0.65%) French Language
13 9 (0.65%) German Language
14 8 (0.58%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.50%) Advertising
16 5 (0.36%) Dutch Language
17 4 (0.29%) Russian Language
17 4 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 410 (29.50%) Analyst
2 259 (18.63%) Support Engineer
3 245 (17.63%) Desktop Support
4 219 (15.76%) Service Analyst
5 217 (15.61%) Service Desk Analyst
6 191 (13.74%) 2nd Line Support
7 165 (11.87%) Desktop Engineer
8 162 (11.65%) Support Analyst
9 143 (10.29%) 1st Line Support
10 108 (7.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 97 (6.98%) IT Support
12 69 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 50 (3.60%) Help Desk Analyst
13 50 (3.60%) Help Desk Support
14 47 (3.38%) Desktop Analyst
15 45 (3.24%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 35 (2.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 33 (2.37%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
18 30 (2.16%) 3rd Line Support
19 28 (2.01%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.66%) Application Packaging
2 33 (2.37%) .NET
3 18 (1.29%) Web Services
4 12 (0.86%) XML
5 10 (0.72%) WCF
5 10 (0.72%) Java EE
6 9 (0.65%) HTML
6 9 (0.65%) Software Packaging
7 8 (0.58%) jQuery
8 7 (0.50%) JSON
9 6 (0.43%) AngularJS
9 6 (0.43%) HTML5
9 6 (0.43%) WSDL
10 4 (0.29%) Middleware
10 4 (0.29%) CSS
11 3 (0.22%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.22%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.22%) APPC
12 2 (0.14%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.14%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 179 (12.88%) Blackberry
2 99 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (3.38%) iPhone
4 44 (3.17%) NHS
5 37 (2.66%) iPad
6 36 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 26 (1.87%) PDA
8 20 (1.44%) Hedge funds
9 17 (1.22%) Thin Client
9 17 (1.22%) Fat Client
10 15 (1.08%) IVR
11 11 (0.79%) Handset
11 11 (0.79%) CMDB
12 10 (0.72%) EPoS
13 9 (0.65%) Clustering
14 8 (0.58%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
16 6 (0.43%) Mobile Computing
17 5 (0.36%) AS400
17 5 (0.36%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1390 (100.00%) Windows
2 837 (60.22%) Windows 7
3 327 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 304 (21.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 167 (12.01%) Windows 8
6 118 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 89 (6.40%) Windows Vista
8 54 (3.88%) Windows 2000
9 53 (3.81%) Linux
10 51 (3.67%) UNIX
11 47 (3.38%) Android
12 41 (2.95%) Mac OS X
13 35 (2.52%) Windows 2000 Server
14 34 (2.45%) Apple iOS
15 19 (1.37%) Mac OS
16 12 (0.86%) AIX
17 10 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (0.72%) Windows NT
18 7 (0.50%) Mac OS X Server
19 5 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (19.06%) ITIL
2 165 (11.87%) Migration
3 66 (4.75%) Incident Management
4 59 (4.24%) Service Management
5 43 (3.09%) Configuration Management
5 43 (3.09%) Project Management
6 32 (2.30%) Change Management
7 31 (2.23%) Problem Management
8 26 (1.87%) Service Delivery
9 24 (1.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (1.65%) Coaching
11 22 (1.58%) ITSM
12 21 (1.51%) Software Distribution
13 19 (1.37%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (1.29%) Requirements Analysis
14 18 (1.29%) Asset Management
14 18 (1.29%) CRM
15 17 (1.22%) Mentoring
16 16 (1.15%) Release Management
16 16 (1.15%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 112 (8.06%) SQL
2 49 (3.53%) VB
3 33 (2.37%) PowerShell
4 29 (2.09%) Java
4 29 (2.09%) JavaScript
5 22 (1.58%) C#
5 22 (1.58%) VBScript
6 21 (1.51%) C
7 13 (0.94%) VBA
7 13 (0.94%) Shell Script
8 11 (0.79%) C++
9 9 (0.65%) T-SQL
10 8 (0.58%) Perl
11 7 (0.50%) Python
12 6 (0.43%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.29%) COBOL
13 4 (0.29%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.22%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.22%) RPG
15 2 (0.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 168 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 115 (8.27%) SC Cleared
3 94 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (3.67%) MCSE
5 34 (2.45%) MCP
6 33 (2.37%) DV Cleared
7 23 (1.65%) Degree
8 21 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (1.44%) MCSA
9 20 (1.44%) CCNA
9 20 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (1.22%) MCITP
11 15 (1.08%) MCDST
12 9 (0.65%) MCTS
12 9 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (0.58%) MOS
14 6 (0.43%) A+ Certification
15 5 (0.36%) RHCE
15 5 (0.36%) RHCA
15 5 (0.36%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (8.35%) SLA
2 20 (1.44%) QA
3 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.072%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.072%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.072%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.072%) COBIT
System Software
1 769 (55.32%) Active Directory
2 82 (5.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (3.53%) VMware ESX
4 47 (3.38%) XenApp
5 39 (2.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 37 (2.66%) Hyper-V
7 25 (1.80%) XenDesktop
7 25 (1.80%) vSphere
8 9 (0.65%) XenServer
9 7 (0.50%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.36%) DFS Replication
11 5 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.29%) Xen
12 4 (0.29%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.29%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.22%) PowerHA
13 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.14%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 179 (12.88%) SCCM
2 29 (2.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 26 (1.87%) SCOM
4 20 (1.44%) Backup Exec
4 20 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 18 (1.29%) Tivoli
6 14 (1.01%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 14 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (0.72%) ARCserve
8 9 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (0.65%) WSUS
9 7 (0.50%) OpenView
9 7 (0.50%) DameWare
9 7 (0.50%) Cisco UCCE
9 7 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 6 (0.43%) Cisco IPCC
10 6 (0.43%) OVSD
10 6 (0.43%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 633 (45.54%) Microsoft
2 258 (18.56%) Citrix
3 192 (13.81%) VMware
4 97 (6.98%) Cisco
5 93 (6.69%) HP
6 81 (5.83%) Apple
7 55 (3.96%) Lotus
8 50 (3.60%) Dell
9 49 (3.53%) Symantec
10 45 (3.24%) Remedy
11 44 (3.17%) McAfee
12 43 (3.09%) Oracle
13 28 (2.01%) Red Hat
14 27 (1.94%) LANDesk
14 27 (1.94%) NetApp
15 21 (1.51%) Altiris
16 17 (1.22%) Bloomberg
16 17 (1.22%) Avaya
16 17 (1.22%) EMC
16 17 (1.22%) Adobe
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