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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 160 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
-92 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 712 1320 1210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.40% 2.66% 2.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.33% 12.00% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 560 461
Average daily rate
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£170 £195 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £108 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 357 328
Average hourly rate £13.69 £14.21 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.69% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.17 £23.70 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.74
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.89%
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
11255 11002 9302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.20% 22.13% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6480 6306 5084
Average daily rate £370 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 927 996 953
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 5 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 5 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 5 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 -111 177 £160 -15.78% 43
South East -64 162 £250 +18.34% 22
South West -8 74 £180 +5.88% 10
West Midlands -15 73 £128 -43.33% 9
North West -35 72 £298 +38.37% 10
East Midlands -25 61 £170 +54.54% 9
Yorkshire -39 48 £160 -25.58% 5
East of England -10 43 £160 -17.41% 11
North East -17 7 £120 -43.52% 3
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 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 1459 (100.00%) Windows
2 887 (60.80%) Windows 7
3 791 (54.22%) Active Directory
4 660 (45.24%) MS Office
5 647 (44.35%) Microsoft
6 344 (23.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 329 (22.55%) MS Excel
8 320 (21.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 282 (19.33%) MS Exchange
10 273 (18.71%) Citrix
11 258 (17.68%) ITIL
12 198 (13.57%) VMware
13 192 (13.16%) Blackberry
14 191 (13.09%) SCCM
15 175 (11.99%) Migration
16 170 (11.65%) Windows 8
17 167 (11.45%) Security Cleared
18 141 (9.66%) Finance
19 129 (8.84%) DNS
20 126 (8.64%) TCP/IP
21 125 (8.57%) LAN
22 124 (8.50%) WAN
22 124 (8.50%) Windows Server 2012
23 119 (8.16%) SLA
24 113 (7.75%) SQL
24 113 (7.75%) SC Cleared
24 113 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2010
25 108 (7.40%) Cisco
26 104 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
27 101 (6.92%) Windows Vista

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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
1 282 (19.33%) MS Exchange
2 113 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 71 (4.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 61 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 55 (3.77%) IBM Notes
5 55 (3.77%) SharePoint
6 46 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 37 (2.54%) Lync
8 21 (1.44%) IIS
9 18 (1.23%) WorkSite
9 18 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.48%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.21%) Moodle
13 3 (0.21%) Documentum
14 2 (0.14%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.14%) Apache
14 2 (0.14%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 660 (45.24%) MS Office
2 329 (22.55%) MS Excel
3 39 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.27%) MS Project
6 3 (0.21%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.069%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.069%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.069%) Vectorworks
7 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.55%) assyst
3 7 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.27%) Eikon
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.069%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.069%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.069%) Magento
7 1 (0.069%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 41 (2.81%) Office 365
2 7 (0.48%) Google Apps
2 7 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.21%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.14%) IaaS
4 2 (0.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 129 (8.84%) DNS
2 126 (8.64%) TCP/IP
3 125 (8.57%) LAN
4 124 (8.50%) WAN
5 93 (6.37%) DHCP
6 71 (4.87%) VPN
7 61 (4.18%) Internet
8 50 (3.43%) Firewall
9 39 (2.67%) VoIP
10 36 (2.47%) Wireless
11 34 (2.33%) SAN
12 21 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
13 19 (1.30%) VLAN
14 13 (0.89%) SSL
15 11 (0.75%) IP Telephony
15 11 (0.75%) FTP
15 11 (0.75%) ATM
16 10 (0.69%) Broadband
16 10 (0.69%) HTTP
16 10 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
4 19 (1.30%) MS Access
5 17 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 15 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (0.75%) MySQL
9 9 (0.62%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.34%) DB2
12 4 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.27%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.27%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.14%) DTS
13 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.14%) Cognos Report Studio
13 2 (0.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
13 2 (0.14%) Cognos Transformer
14 1 (0.069%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 27 (1.85%) MSI
2 11 (0.75%) StarTeam
3 10 (0.69%) Subversion
4 7 (0.48%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.48%) Wise Package Studio
5 6 (0.41%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (0.27%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.27%) WinRunner
6 4 (0.27%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.14%) Toad
7 2 (0.14%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.14%) JIRA
8 1 (0.069%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.069%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 1 (0.069%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.069%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle Forms
General
1 141 (9.66%) Finance
2 81 (5.55%) Banking
3 46 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 41 (2.81%) Legal
5 31 (2.12%) Law
6 26 (1.78%) Retail
7 24 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.37%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.17%) Local Government
10 14 (0.96%) Billing
11 13 (0.89%) Spanish Language
11 13 (0.89%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.62%) French Language
12 9 (0.62%) German Language
13 7 (0.48%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.41%) Advertising
14 6 (0.41%) Back Office
15 5 (0.34%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.27%) Games
16 4 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 426 (29.20%) Analyst
2 272 (18.64%) Support Engineer
3 265 (18.16%) Desktop Support
4 223 (15.28%) Service Analyst
5 221 (15.15%) Service Desk Analyst
6 201 (13.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 169 (11.58%) Support Analyst
8 165 (11.31%) Desktop Engineer
9 147 (10.08%) 1st Line Support
10 116 (7.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 102 (6.99%) IT Support
12 67 (4.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 59 (4.04%) Help Desk Analyst
14 55 (3.77%) Desktop Analyst
15 54 (3.70%) Help Desk Support
16 52 (3.56%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 33 (2.26%) 3rd Line Support
17 33 (2.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 33 (2.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
18 30 (2.06%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.95%) Application Packaging
2 32 (2.19%) .NET
3 17 (1.17%) Web Services
4 12 (0.82%) XML
5 11 (0.75%) HTML
6 8 (0.55%) jQuery
7 7 (0.48%) Software Packaging
7 7 (0.48%) WCF
7 7 (0.48%) HTML5
7 7 (0.48%) JSP
8 6 (0.41%) WSDL
8 6 (0.41%) Java EE
8 6 (0.41%) JSON
8 6 (0.41%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.34%) CSS
10 4 (0.27%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.27%) WSH
10 4 (0.27%) APPC
11 2 (0.14%) Flash
11 2 (0.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 192 (13.16%) Blackberry
2 80 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (3.29%) iPhone
4 45 (3.08%) NHS
5 37 (2.54%) iPad
6 30 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 29 (1.99%) PDA
8 24 (1.64%) Thin Client
8 24 (1.64%) Fat Client
9 18 (1.23%) Hedge funds
10 15 (1.03%) IVR
11 13 (0.89%) Handset
12 11 (0.75%) CMDB
13 9 (0.62%) Open Source
13 9 (0.62%) Clustering
13 9 (0.62%) EPoS
14 7 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
15 6 (0.41%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.41%) Mobile Computing
16 5 (0.34%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1459 (100.00%) Windows
2 887 (60.80%) Windows 7
3 344 (23.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 320 (21.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 170 (11.65%) Windows 8
6 124 (8.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 101 (6.92%) Windows Vista
8 64 (4.39%) Linux
9 52 (3.56%) Windows 2000
10 45 (3.08%) UNIX
11 44 (3.02%) Android
12 41 (2.81%) Windows 2000 Server
13 39 (2.67%) Mac OS X
14 35 (2.40%) Apple iOS
15 19 (1.30%) Mac OS
16 14 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (0.75%) AIX
18 10 (0.69%) Ubuntu
19 9 (0.62%) CentOS
19 9 (0.62%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (17.68%) ITIL
2 175 (11.99%) Migration
3 61 (4.18%) Incident Management
4 58 (3.98%) Service Management
5 45 (3.08%) Project Management
6 38 (2.60%) Configuration Management
7 29 (1.99%) Problem Management
8 28 (1.92%) Service Delivery
9 27 (1.85%) Change Management
10 21 (1.44%) Coaching
11 20 (1.37%) CRM
12 19 (1.30%) Continuous Improvement
12 19 (1.30%) ITSM
13 17 (1.17%) Software Deployment
13 17 (1.17%) Asset Management
13 17 (1.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (1.10%) Time Management
15 15 (1.03%) Mentoring
16 14 (0.96%) Software Distribution
17 13 (0.89%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 113 (7.75%) SQL
2 55 (3.77%) VB
3 37 (2.54%) PowerShell
4 29 (1.99%) JavaScript
5 28 (1.92%) VBScript
6 27 (1.85%) Java
7 23 (1.58%) C#
8 22 (1.51%) C
9 17 (1.17%) VBA
10 16 (1.10%) Shell Script
11 11 (0.75%) C++
12 9 (0.62%) Perl
12 9 (0.62%) T-SQL
12 9 (0.62%) Python
13 6 (0.41%) Objective-C
14 5 (0.34%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.27%) RPG
15 4 (0.27%) COBOL
16 3 (0.21%) VB6
16 3 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 167 (11.45%) Security Cleared
2 113 (7.75%) SC Cleared
3 104 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (3.98%) MCSE
5 41 (2.81%) DV Cleared
6 37 (2.54%) MCP
7 26 (1.78%) Degree
8 23 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (1.30%) CCNA
9 19 (1.30%) MCSA
10 18 (1.23%) MCITP
11 15 (1.03%) MCDST
12 9 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 9 (0.62%) MCTS
12 9 (0.62%) MOS
13 7 (0.48%) RHCSA
13 7 (0.48%) RHCA
13 7 (0.48%) RHCE
14 5 (0.34%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (8.16%) SLA
2 19 (1.30%) QA
3 5 (0.34%) JSP 440
3 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.069%) COBIT
5 1 (0.069%) HIPAA
System Software
1 791 (54.22%) Active Directory
2 94 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (3.22%) XenApp
4 45 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 44 (3.02%) Hyper-V
6 40 (2.74%) VMware ESX
7 23 (1.58%) XenDesktop
8 22 (1.51%) vSphere
9 11 (0.75%) Terminal Services
10 10 (0.69%) VMware Server
11 9 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (0.48%) XenServer
13 6 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (0.27%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.27%) PowerHA
14 4 (0.27%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.27%) Xen
14 4 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.21%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.21%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 191 (13.09%) SCCM
2 30 (2.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 28 (1.92%) SCOM
4 23 (1.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 20 (1.37%) Backup Exec
6 16 (1.10%) Tivoli
7 15 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
8 14 (0.96%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 8 (0.55%) ARCserve
9 8 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
9 8 (0.55%) WSUS
10 7 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
10 7 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.48%) OpenView
11 6 (0.41%) OVSD
11 6 (0.41%) DameWare
11 6 (0.41%) Cisco IPCC
11 6 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (0.34%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 647 (44.35%) Microsoft
2 273 (18.71%) Citrix
3 198 (13.57%) VMware
4 108 (7.40%) Cisco
5 88 (6.03%) HP
6 79 (5.41%) Apple
7 57 (3.91%) Lotus
8 56 (3.84%) Symantec
9 49 (3.36%) Remedy
10 47 (3.22%) Oracle
11 45 (3.08%) Dell
12 42 (2.88%) McAfee
13 30 (2.06%) NetApp
14 26 (1.78%) LANDesk
15 25 (1.71%) Red Hat
16 20 (1.37%) EMC
16 20 (1.37%) Bloomberg
16 20 (1.37%) Avaya
17 18 (1.23%) Altiris
18 17 (1.17%) Adobe
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Rate: £25,000 to £30,000 (Pro Rata)
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Rate: From £15 to £20 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Etech Partners
Rate: From £140 to £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £17.50 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £11 - £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18.55 per hour + n/a
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Upminster
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago