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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 242 137 70
Rank change year-on-year
-105 -67
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 439 775 1251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.93% 1.65% 2.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.36% 7.21% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 301 529
Average daily rate £185 £188 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £350 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £188 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +33.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 230 316
Average hourly rate £14.09 £14.42 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.90 £23.43 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
10068 10753 10166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.34% 22.84% 22.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6175 6265 5621
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 875 941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £15.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% +1.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -78 125 £175 -1.96% 25
South East -39 99 £188 -11.76% 15
North West -24 54 £275 +46.66% 9
East Midlands -19 40 £200 +14.28%
East of England -7 38 £187 +10.00% 5
South West -19 36 £125 -33.15% 12
Yorkshire -36 25 £170 -29.16% 7
West Midlands -70 18 £175 +2.94% 5
North East -17 4 £108 -66.40% 1
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1011 (100.00%) Windows
2 612 (60.53%) Active Directory
3 549 (54.30%) Windows 7
4 458 (45.30%) Microsoft
5 396 (39.17%) MS Office
6 234 (23.15%) ITIL
6 234 (23.15%) Windows Server
7 200 (19.78%) Citrix
8 196 (19.39%) Blackberry
9 194 (19.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 191 (18.89%) MS Excel
10 191 (18.89%) MS Exchange
11 185 (18.30%) Windows 8
12 175 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 171 (16.91%) Finance
14 148 (14.64%) TCP/IP
15 147 (14.54%) VMware
16 126 (12.46%) Security Cleared
17 116 (11.47%) SCCM
18 99 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2010
19 95 (9.40%) DNS
20 90 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
21 89 (8.80%) LAN
22 88 (8.70%) SC Cleared
23 87 (8.61%) Microsoft Certification
23 87 (8.61%) HP
24 85 (8.41%) Windows Vista
25 83 (8.21%) Migration
26 81 (8.01%) VMware Infrastructure
27 77 (7.62%) Banking

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 191 (18.89%) MS Exchange
2 99 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 75 (7.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 68 (6.73%) IBM Notes
5 57 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 37 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (2.37%) Skype for Business
8 23 (2.27%) SharePoint
9 19 (1.88%) IIS
10 15 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (0.99%) IBM Domino
12 9 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.40%) Apache
15 3 (0.30%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 3 (0.30%) Live Communications Server
16 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2000
16 2 (0.20%) Tomcat
17 1 (0.099%) JBoss
17 1 (0.099%) OpenStack
Applications
1 396 (39.17%) MS Office
2 191 (18.89%) MS Excel
3 30 (2.97%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (2.18%) Acrobat
5 6 (0.59%) MS Project
6 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.20%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.20%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (1.98%) Eikon
2 4 (0.40%) Faxination
2 4 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.099%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.099%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 70 (6.92%) Office 365
2 13 (1.29%) Mimecast
3 8 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.59%) Google Apps
4 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.099%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.099%) Datadog
6 1 (0.099%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 148 (14.64%) TCP/IP
2 95 (9.40%) DNS
3 89 (8.80%) LAN
4 76 (7.52%) WAN
5 65 (6.43%) DHCP
5 65 (6.43%) Internet
6 64 (6.33%) VPN
7 58 (5.74%) Wireless
8 51 (5.04%) Firewall
9 35 (3.46%) Remote Desktop
10 29 (2.87%) SAN
11 25 (2.47%) VoIP
12 16 (1.58%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (1.48%) NAS
14 12 (1.19%) SMTP
14 12 (1.19%) SSL
15 11 (1.09%) FTP
15 11 (1.09%) HTTP
16 10 (0.99%) SNMP
17 8 (0.79%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.40%) MS Access
5 3 (0.30%) MySQL
5 3 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.20%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.20%) GIS
6 2 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.20%) SQLPlus
7 1 (0.099%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (0.099%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.099%) DB2
7 1 (0.099%) Lumira
7 1 (0.099%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.099%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.099%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.099%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (1.88%) MSI
2 16 (1.58%) Subversion
3 15 (1.48%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.69%) JIRA
5 4 (0.40%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.40%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.30%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.30%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.20%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.20%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.099%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.099%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.099%) Maven
8 1 (0.099%) MorphX
8 1 (0.099%) NetBeans
8 1 (0.099%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.099%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.099%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.099%) Trac
8 1 (0.099%) WinRunner
General
1 171 (16.91%) Finance
2 77 (7.62%) Banking
3 57 (5.64%) Legal
4 51 (5.04%) Law
5 36 (3.56%) Retail
6 31 (3.07%) Telecoms
7 23 (2.27%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.78%) Retail Banking
9 16 (1.58%) German Language
10 13 (1.29%) Back Office
11 11 (1.09%) Billing
11 11 (1.09%) Front Office
12 9 (0.89%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.89%) Local Government
13 7 (0.69%) Advertising
13 7 (0.69%) Automotive
14 6 (0.59%) Dutch Language
14 6 (0.59%) Military
15 5 (0.49%) French Language
15 5 (0.49%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 313 (30.96%) Analyst
2 204 (20.18%) Support Engineer
3 171 (16.91%) Desktop Support
4 164 (16.22%) Service Analyst
5 152 (15.03%) Service Desk Analyst
6 126 (12.46%) 2nd Line Support
7 117 (11.57%) Support Analyst
8 112 (11.08%) Desktop Engineer
9 96 (9.50%) IT Support
10 95 (9.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 82 (8.11%) 1st Line Support
12 73 (7.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 62 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 58 (5.74%) Service Desk Support
15 53 (5.24%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 51 (5.04%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
17 50 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
17 50 (4.95%) IT Analyst
18 46 (4.55%) IT Engineer
19 38 (3.76%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.87%) Web Services
2 20 (1.98%) XML
3 16 (1.58%) HTML
3 16 (1.58%) jQuery
4 15 (1.48%) Java EE
5 14 (1.38%) JSON
6 13 (1.29%) AngularJS
6 13 (1.29%) HTML5
6 13 (1.29%) WSDL
7 7 (0.69%) .NET
7 7 (0.69%) Middleware
8 5 (0.49%) CSS
8 5 (0.49%) SAP XI
9 4 (0.40%) JDBC
9 4 (0.40%) WCF
10 3 (0.30%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.20%) LAMP
11 2 (0.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 196 (19.39%) Blackberry
2 60 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (4.06%) Driving Licence
4 37 (3.66%) Data Centre
5 34 (3.36%) iPad
6 31 (3.07%) iPhone
7 28 (2.77%) NHS
8 27 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
9 19 (1.88%) Fat Client
9 19 (1.88%) Thin Client
10 17 (1.68%) PDA
11 16 (1.58%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.09%) AS400
13 10 (0.99%) Device Driver
14 9 (0.89%) EPoS
15 8 (0.79%) Clustering
15 8 (0.79%) Mathematics
15 8 (0.79%) Replication
16 6 (0.59%) Handset
17 5 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1011 (100.00%) Windows
2 549 (54.30%) Windows 7
3 234 (23.15%) Windows Server
4 194 (19.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 185 (18.30%) Windows 8
6 175 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 90 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 85 (8.41%) Windows Vista
9 59 (5.84%) Linux
10 53 (5.24%) Windows 2000
11 38 (3.76%) Unix
12 35 (3.46%) Windows 10
13 33 (3.26%) Android
14 32 (3.17%) Apple iOS
15 18 (1.78%) Mac OS X
16 17 (1.68%) AIX
16 17 (1.68%) Mac OS
16 17 (1.68%) Windows NT
17 15 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
18 5 (0.49%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (23.15%) ITIL
2 83 (8.21%) Migration
3 51 (5.04%) Incident Management
4 46 (4.55%) Service Management
5 39 (3.86%) Service Delivery
6 33 (3.26%) Configuration Management
7 27 (2.67%) Mentoring
7 27 (2.67%) Project Management
8 26 (2.57%) Application Packaging
9 24 (2.37%) PRINCE2
10 23 (2.27%) Time Management
11 22 (2.18%) Requirements Analysis
12 21 (2.08%) Coaching
12 21 (2.08%) Software Distribution
13 20 (1.98%) OO
13 20 (1.98%) Release Management
13 20 (1.98%) Software Deployment
14 19 (1.88%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (1.88%) ITSM
14 19 (1.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 54 (5.34%) SQL
2 45 (4.45%) PowerShell
3 42 (4.15%) Java
4 28 (2.77%) C
5 26 (2.57%) VBScript
6 22 (2.18%) C++
7 17 (1.68%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.48%) Objective-C
9 11 (1.09%) C#
9 11 (1.09%) Perl
10 7 (0.69%) Ruby
11 6 (0.59%) VB
12 5 (0.49%) Ada
12 5 (0.49%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.49%) Python
13 4 (0.40%) Ada 83
13 4 (0.40%) Ada 95
13 4 (0.40%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.20%) PHP
14 2 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 126 (12.46%) Security Cleared
2 88 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 87 (8.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
5 30 (2.97%) Degree
6 29 (2.87%) MCP
7 25 (2.47%) MCSE
8 19 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.68%) DV Cleared
10 16 (1.58%) CCNA
11 15 (1.48%) MCITP
12 14 (1.38%) MCSA
13 9 (0.89%) HND
14 7 (0.69%) HNC
14 7 (0.69%) MCDST
15 6 (0.59%) DBS Check
15 6 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
16 5 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
17 4 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (7.22%) SLA
2 7 (0.69%) QA
3 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.20%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.099%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.099%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 612 (60.53%) Active Directory
2 81 (8.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (4.15%) XenApp
4 35 (3.46%) XenDesktop
5 33 (3.26%) VMware ESX
6 27 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (2.37%) Hyper-V
8 19 (1.88%) vSphere
9 9 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 9 (0.89%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.59%) Terminal Server
11 5 (0.49%) Docker
12 4 (0.40%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.30%) Samba
13 3 (0.30%) XenServer
14 2 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.099%) iptables
15 1 (0.099%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.099%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.099%) Xen
Systems Management
1 116 (11.47%) SCCM
2 20 (1.98%) DameWare
3 19 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 17 (1.68%) WSUS
5 14 (1.38%) SCOM
6 13 (1.29%) Backup Exec
7 8 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.59%) HP SIM
8 6 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (0.59%) ZABBIX
9 5 (0.49%) Kubernetes
9 5 (0.49%) ServiceCenter
10 4 (0.40%) OpenView
10 4 (0.40%) Unicenter
11 3 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.30%) OVSD
11 3 (0.30%) ThinApp
12 2 (0.20%) EdgeSight
12 2 (0.20%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 458 (45.30%) Microsoft
2 200 (19.78%) Citrix
3 147 (14.54%) VMware
4 87 (8.61%) HP
5 70 (6.92%) Lotus
6 59 (5.84%) Dell
7 57 (5.64%) Cisco
8 40 (3.96%) Apple
9 38 (3.76%) Bloomberg
10 35 (3.46%) Reuters
11 34 (3.36%) Symantec
12 31 (3.07%) Adobe
13 27 (2.67%) iManage
14 24 (2.37%) Oracle
14 24 (2.37%) Red Hat
15 20 (1.98%) Remedy
16 18 (1.78%) Sophos
17 12 (1.19%) Intel Security
17 12 (1.19%) LANDesk
18 11 (1.09%) PeopleSoft
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