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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 306 182 74
Rank change year-on-year
-124 -108
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 359 639 1276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 1.30% 2.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.21% 5.82% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 258 533
Median daily rate £175 £170 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £103 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £408 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £169 £195
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 203 348
Median hourly rate £13.87 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.23 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.54 £20.00 £23.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
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
11176 10984 11036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.70% 22.30% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7096 6445 6394
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 582 894 975
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £38.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +4.25%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Windows XP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the England region over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -45 108 £190 +11.76% 21
South East -81 81 £220 -16.98% 19
West Midlands -35 35 £110 -12.00% 4
North East -29 26 £283 +135.41% 2
East of England -3 24 £163 +1.56% 4
East Midlands -22 24 £111 -38.33% 3
Yorkshire -23 21 £125 -21.87% 7
North West -48 21 £175 -46.15% 9
South West -65 19 £233 +55.00% 5
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 738 (100.00%) Windows
2 464 (62.87%) Active Directory
3 377 (51.08%) Microsoft
4 355 (48.10%) Windows 7
5 327 (44.31%) MS Office
6 204 (27.64%) ITIL
7 177 (23.98%) Windows Server
8 173 (23.44%) MS Exchange
8 173 (23.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 154 (20.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 151 (20.46%) Citrix
11 143 (19.38%) Blackberry
12 124 (16.80%) Windows 8
13 123 (16.67%) MS Excel
14 110 (14.91%) TCP/IP
15 102 (13.82%) VMware
16 98 (13.28%) Security Cleared
17 94 (12.74%) DNS
18 93 (12.60%) Finance
19 87 (11.79%) HP
20 83 (11.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
21 82 (11.11%) LAN
22 79 (10.70%) Exchange Server 2003
23 76 (10.30%) SCCM
24 74 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
25 71 (9.62%) WAN
26 70 (9.49%) SC Cleared
26 70 (9.49%) Exchange Server 2010
27 69 (9.35%) Office 365
28 55 (7.45%) Service Management

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 173 (23.44%) MS Exchange
2 83 (11.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 79 (10.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 70 (9.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 45 (6.10%) IBM Notes
6 35 (4.74%) SharePoint
7 28 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 26 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 24 (3.25%) Skype for Business
10 11 (1.49%) IIS
10 11 (1.49%) Live Communications Server
11 9 (1.22%) JBoss
11 9 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (1.08%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.68%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.54%) Apache
14 4 (0.54%) Confluence
15 3 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 327 (44.31%) MS Office
2 123 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 13 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.36%) Acrobat
5 8 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.95%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.68%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.27%) MS Project
8 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.68%) Eikon
3 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 69 (9.35%) Office 365
2 15 (2.03%) Mimecast
3 11 (1.49%) Google Apps
4 7 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.27%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.27%) Yammer
6 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 110 (14.91%) TCP/IP
2 94 (12.74%) DNS
3 82 (11.11%) LAN
4 71 (9.62%) WAN
5 55 (7.45%) DHCP
6 53 (7.18%) Wireless
7 48 (6.50%) Firewall
8 43 (5.83%) Internet
8 43 (5.83%) VPN
9 32 (4.34%) Remote Desktop
10 29 (3.93%) SAN
11 20 (2.71%) SSH
12 17 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (2.17%) Extranet
14 13 (1.76%) VoIP
15 12 (1.63%) 3G
15 12 (1.63%) FTP
16 11 (1.49%) SNMP
17 9 (1.22%) HTTP
17 9 (1.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.63%) MS Access
3 8 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.41%) MySQL
5 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.14%) Big Data
6 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.14%) DB2
6 1 (0.14%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.14%) HBase
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.14%) QlikView
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.14%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 12 (1.63%) JIRA
1 12 (1.63%) MSI
2 8 (1.08%) Subversion
3 7 (0.95%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.68%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.54%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.54%) ClearQuest
5 4 (0.54%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.41%) NetBeans
6 3 (0.41%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.27%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.27%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.27%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.27%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.27%) Trac
8 1 (0.14%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.14%) JUnit
8 1 (0.14%) Maven
8 1 (0.14%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (0.14%) SilkPerformer
General
1 93 (12.60%) Finance
2 44 (5.96%) Legal
3 36 (4.88%) Banking
3 36 (4.88%) Law
4 22 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.44%) Back Office
5 18 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 17 (2.30%) Retail
7 9 (1.22%) Billing
7 9 (1.22%) Front Office
7 9 (1.22%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.08%) German Language
8 8 (1.08%) Italian Language
9 7 (0.95%) Local Government
9 7 (0.95%) Marketing
10 5 (0.68%) Dutch Language
10 5 (0.68%) Electronics
10 5 (0.68%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.68%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 274 (37.13%) Analyst
2 163 (22.09%) Service Analyst
3 157 (21.27%) Support Engineer
4 153 (20.73%) Service Desk Analyst
5 116 (15.72%) Desktop Support
6 110 (14.91%) Support Analyst
7 75 (10.16%) 2nd Line Support
8 66 (8.94%) Desktop Engineer
9 64 (8.67%) 1st Line Support
10 56 (7.59%) Service Desk Support
11 51 (6.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 51 (6.91%) IT Support
12 47 (6.37%) Service Desk Support Analyst
13 43 (5.83%) Desktop Analyst
14 41 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 39 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 39 (5.28%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 38 (5.15%) Help Desk Support
17 36 (4.88%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
18 34 (4.61%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.22%) Web Services
2 6 (0.81%) HTML
3 4 (0.54%) Java EE
3 4 (0.54%) jQuery
3 4 (0.54%) XML
4 3 (0.41%) .NET
4 3 (0.41%) JSON
4 3 (0.41%) Regular Expression
5 2 (0.27%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.27%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.27%) CSS
5 2 (0.27%) HTML5
5 2 (0.27%) LAMP
5 2 (0.27%) Spring
5 2 (0.27%) WSDL
6 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.14%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.14%) ODBC
6 1 (0.14%) SAP XI
6 1 (0.14%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 143 (19.38%) Blackberry
2 40 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.07%) Data Centre
4 27 (3.66%) NHS
5 25 (3.39%) Driving Licence
6 23 (3.12%) Fat Client
6 23 (3.12%) iPhone
6 23 (3.12%) Thin Client
7 22 (2.98%) iPad
8 15 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
9 14 (1.90%) Mathematics
10 13 (1.76%) Statistics
11 12 (1.63%) AS400
11 12 (1.63%) Smartphone
12 11 (1.49%) PDA
13 10 (1.36%) Clustering
13 10 (1.36%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.95%) EPoS
14 7 (0.95%) Replication
15 5 (0.68%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 738 (100.00%) Windows
2 355 (48.10%) Windows 7
3 177 (23.98%) Windows Server
4 173 (23.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 154 (20.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 124 (16.80%) Windows 8
7 55 (7.45%) Linux
8 51 (6.91%) Unix
9 49 (6.64%) Windows Vista
10 47 (6.37%) Windows 10
11 46 (6.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 37 (5.01%) Apple iOS
13 29 (3.93%) Mac OS X
14 23 (3.12%) Android
14 23 (3.12%) Windows 2000
15 19 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (1.63%) Windows 2000 Server
17 11 (1.49%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.95%) AIX
18 7 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (27.64%) ITIL
2 55 (7.45%) Service Management
3 45 (6.10%) Problem Management
4 44 (5.96%) Incident Management
4 44 (5.96%) Mentoring
5 41 (5.56%) Migration
6 38 (5.15%) Configuration Management
7 34 (4.61%) Service Delivery
8 28 (3.79%) ITSM
9 26 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (2.71%) Change Management
10 20 (2.71%) Coaching
11 19 (2.57%) Requirements Analysis
12 18 (2.44%) Document Management
13 17 (2.30%) Release Management
13 17 (2.30%) Time Management
14 16 (2.17%) Application Packaging
15 15 (2.03%) Asset Management
15 15 (2.03%) DevOps
15 15 (2.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (6.23%) SQL
2 31 (4.20%) PowerShell
3 27 (3.66%) Java
4 19 (2.57%) C
5 16 (2.17%) Perl
6 15 (2.03%) VBScript
7 12 (1.63%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.49%) Korn
9 8 (1.08%) C++
10 5 (0.68%) JavaScript
10 5 (0.68%) Ruby
11 4 (0.54%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.54%) PHP
11 4 (0.54%) Python
12 3 (0.41%) Ada
12 3 (0.41%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.41%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.27%) C#
14 1 (0.14%) VB
14 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 98 (13.28%) Security Cleared
2 74 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (9.49%) SC Cleared
4 38 (5.15%) MCP
5 31 (4.20%) ITIL Certification
6 25 (3.39%) MCSE
7 19 (2.57%) Degree
8 14 (1.90%) DV Cleared
9 12 (1.63%) CCNA
9 12 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (1.63%) MCSA
10 10 (1.36%) DBS Check
10 10 (1.36%) MCDST
11 8 (1.08%) A+ Certification
12 7 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (0.95%) MCITP
13 5 (0.68%) HND
14 4 (0.54%) MOS
15 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 2 (0.27%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (7.32%) SLA
2 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.27%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 464 (62.87%) Active Directory
2 55 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.07%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.93%) XenApp
5 27 (3.66%) VMware ESX
6 24 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 24 (3.25%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.63%) Terminal Services
8 11 (1.49%) KVM
9 8 (1.08%) NFS
10 7 (0.95%) StorNext
10 7 (0.95%) vSphere
10 7 (0.95%) Xsan
11 5 (0.68%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.41%) Docker
12 3 (0.41%) Samba
13 2 (0.27%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 76 (10.30%) SCCM
2 20 (2.71%) Norton AntiVirus
3 17 (2.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 13 (1.76%) Backup Exec
4 13 (1.76%) DameWare
4 13 (1.76%) NetBackup
4 13 (1.76%) Netcool
4 13 (1.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 11 (1.49%) Nagios
5 11 (1.49%) WSUS
6 10 (1.36%) HP SIM
7 9 (1.22%) Unicenter
8 8 (1.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 6 (0.81%) SCOM
9 6 (0.81%) Windows Intune
10 4 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.41%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.41%) OpenView
11 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (0.41%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 377 (51.08%) Microsoft
2 151 (20.46%) Citrix
3 102 (13.82%) VMware
4 87 (11.79%) HP
5 51 (6.91%) Cisco
6 45 (6.10%) Lotus
7 41 (5.56%) Red Hat
8 37 (5.01%) Dell
9 36 (4.88%) Oracle
10 33 (4.47%) Symantec
11 30 (4.07%) Apple
12 23 (3.12%) Remedy
13 21 (2.85%) Avaya
13 21 (2.85%) Bloomberg
14 20 (2.71%) Reuters
15 19 (2.57%) Adobe
16 18 (2.44%) iManage
17 16 (2.17%) AppSense
17 16 (2.17%) IBM
18 14 (1.90%) Intel Security
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