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 1 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
UK / England
Rank 394 273 158
Rank change year-on-year
-121 -115
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 177 390 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.82% 1.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.09% 3.82% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 170 266
Median daily rate £155 £185 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £114 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £390 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £200 £184
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 99 219
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.18 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.26% +1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £20.20 £22.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.06
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.23%

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
8478 10198 10732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.48% 21.32% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5508 6278 6237
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £355 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 685 840
Median hourly rate £16.25 £17.39 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.52% +5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-11.59% +11.29%

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 1 March 2017.

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 1 March 2017.

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 1 March 2017. 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 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 -35 65 £185 +5.71% 9
South East -36 39 £145 -17.14% 11
East of England -18 19 £288 +54.56% 4
North West +3 16 £120 -56.36% 9
East Midlands -25 11 £125 -37.50% 1
South West -14 9 £120 -7.69% 5
West Midlands -9 8 £130 -25.71% 1
Yorkshire +2 6 - - 7
North East -7 4 £358 +297.22% 1
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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.

1 462 (100.00%) Windows
2 269 (58.23%) Microsoft
3 234 (50.65%) Active Directory
4 221 (47.84%) Windows 7
5 187 (40.48%) MS Office
6 133 (28.79%) ITIL
7 124 (26.84%) MS Excel
8 95 (20.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 90 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 87 (18.83%) Windows Server
11 80 (17.32%) Blackberry
12 76 (16.45%) Analytical Skills
13 73 (15.80%) Windows 8
14 69 (14.94%) SLA
15 68 (14.72%) Service Management
16 64 (13.85%) Citrix
16 64 (13.85%) Linux
17 63 (13.64%) MS Exchange
18 62 (13.42%) Windows 2000
18 62 (13.42%) Windows 10
19 60 (12.99%) Problem Management
20 59 (12.77%) Unix
20 59 (12.77%) Finance
21 58 (12.55%) Office 365
22 55 (11.90%) ITSM
23 54 (11.69%) AIX
24 53 (11.47%) Security Cleared
25 49 (10.61%) Migration
25 49 (10.61%) SQL Server
25 49 (10.61%) HP

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 63 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 48 (10.39%) WebSphere
3 38 (8.23%) IBM Notes
4 36 (7.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 32 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2003
6 29 (6.28%) SharePoint
7 27 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (3.25%) IIS
9 12 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (2.38%) Skype for Business
11 7 (1.52%) JBoss
11 7 (1.52%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.87%) Apache
13 4 (0.87%) SAS
14 2 (0.43%) Jetty
14 2 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 187 (40.48%) MS Office
2 124 (26.84%) MS Excel
3 44 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.60%) Eikon
2 3 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 58 (12.55%) Office 365
2 43 (9.31%) SaaS
3 41 (8.87%) PaaS
4 40 (8.66%) IaaS
5 16 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.43%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.22%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 49 (10.61%) DNS
2 45 (9.74%) LAN
2 45 (9.74%) TCP/IP
3 39 (8.44%) WAN
4 38 (8.23%) DHCP
5 34 (7.36%) VPN
6 23 (4.98%) Firewall
7 22 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
8 18 (3.90%) VoIP
9 16 (3.46%) SAN
9 16 (3.46%) Wireless
10 15 (3.25%) Internet
11 12 (2.60%) NAS
12 8 (1.73%) ATM
13 7 (1.52%) LDAP
13 7 (1.52%) OpenLDAP
13 7 (1.52%) SSH
14 6 (1.30%) Skype
15 5 (1.08%) Ethernet
15 5 (1.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.61%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.90%) MS Access
3 17 (3.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (2.81%) SQL Server 2000
6 12 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.65%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (0.65%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.43%) MySQL
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.22%) EDMS
9 1 (0.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (1.95%) JIRA
2 7 (1.52%) MSI
2 7 (1.52%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.65%) NMock
4 3 (0.65%) WiX
5 2 (0.43%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.22%) MSTest
6 1 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.22%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.22%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.22%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.22%) Subversion
General
1 59 (12.77%) Finance
2 32 (6.93%) Banking
3 28 (6.06%) Legal
4 13 (2.81%) Retail
5 12 (2.60%) Retail Banking
6 11 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.73%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.52%) Law
9 5 (1.08%) Back Office
10 4 (0.87%) Advertising
10 4 (0.87%) Electronics
10 4 (0.87%) Korean Language
10 4 (0.87%) Local Government
10 4 (0.87%) Marketing
10 4 (0.87%) Publishing
11 3 (0.65%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.65%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.43%) Front Office
12 2 (0.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 159 (34.42%) Analyst
2 107 (23.16%) Support Engineer
3 100 (21.65%) Service Analyst
4 94 (20.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 70 (15.15%) 2nd Line Support
6 65 (14.07%) Desktop Support
6 65 (14.07%) Support Analyst
7 52 (11.26%) Desktop Engineer
8 46 (9.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 44 (9.52%) IT Support
10 39 (8.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 37 (8.01%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 36 (7.79%) Service Desk Support
13 34 (7.36%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 32 (6.93%) 1st Line Support
15 29 (6.28%) IT Analyst
16 28 (6.06%) IT Engineer
17 27 (5.84%) Windows Engineer
18 25 (5.41%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
18 25 (5.41%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.11%) .NET
2 7 (1.52%) Web Services
3 6 (1.30%) Regular Expression
4 5 (1.08%) .NET Framework
4 5 (1.08%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.65%) XML
6 2 (0.43%) J2EE
6 2 (0.43%) Servlets
7 1 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.22%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.22%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 80 (17.32%) Blackberry
2 76 (16.45%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (8.66%) iPad
4 38 (8.23%) iPhone
5 19 (4.11%) Tandem
6 18 (3.90%) Clustering
6 18 (3.90%) Driving Licence
7 13 (2.81%) Smartphone
8 12 (2.60%) Management Information System
9 11 (2.38%) Fat Client
9 11 (2.38%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.95%) NHS
11 4 (0.87%) EPoS
11 4 (0.87%) PKI
11 4 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.65%) PDA
13 2 (0.43%) BYOD
13 2 (0.43%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.43%) Life Science
13 2 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 462 (100.00%) Windows
2 221 (47.84%) Windows 7
3 95 (20.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 90 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 87 (18.83%) Windows Server
6 73 (15.80%) Windows 8
7 64 (13.85%) Linux
8 62 (13.42%) Windows 10
8 62 (13.42%) Windows 2000
9 59 (12.77%) Unix
10 54 (11.69%) AIX
11 44 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (4.76%) Android
12 22 (4.76%) Apple iOS
12 22 (4.76%) Windows Vista
13 17 (3.68%) Mac OS X
14 13 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (1.95%) Solaris
16 6 (1.30%) HPUX
16 6 (1.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (28.79%) ITIL
2 68 (14.72%) Service Management
3 60 (12.99%) Problem Management
4 55 (11.90%) ITSM
5 49 (10.61%) Migration
6 46 (9.96%) Change Management
7 45 (9.74%) Open Source
8 43 (9.31%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (7.79%) Data Management
10 33 (7.14%) Data Analysis
11 32 (6.93%) Release Management
12 31 (6.71%) Incident Management
13 30 (6.49%) DevOps
14 27 (5.84%) PRINCE2
15 24 (5.19%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 16 (3.46%) Continuous Improvement
17 14 (3.03%) Service Delivery
17 14 (3.03%) Unit Testing
18 12 (2.60%) Time Management
19 10 (2.16%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (9.31%) SQL
2 29 (6.28%) PowerShell
3 20 (4.33%) Java
4 17 (3.68%) VB
5 15 (3.25%) VB6
6 13 (2.81%) Korn
6 13 (2.81%) Perl
7 12 (2.60%) VB.NET
7 12 (2.60%) VBA
7 12 (2.60%) VBScript
8 9 (1.95%) C#
9 7 (1.52%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.30%) Bourne shell
11 5 (1.08%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.87%) C
13 2 (0.43%) REXX
13 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.43%) Tcl
14 1 (0.22%) PHP
14 1 (0.22%) VC++
Qualifications
1 53 (11.47%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (3.46%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (2.16%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.16%) MCSE
6 9 (1.95%) DBS Check
7 8 (1.73%) MCSA
8 7 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (1.08%) Degree
9 5 (1.08%) MCITP
9 5 (1.08%) MCP
9 5 (1.08%) MOS
10 3 (0.65%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.65%) MCDST
10 3 (0.65%) NVQ Level 3
11 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.22%) CCAA
12 1 (0.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (14.94%) SLA
2 7 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.87%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.65%) QA
5 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 234 (50.65%) Active Directory
2 32 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (5.19%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (2.38%) XenDesktop
6 10 (2.16%) vSphere
7 8 (1.73%) VMware Workstation
7 8 (1.73%) XenApp
8 7 (1.52%) NFS
9 6 (1.30%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.87%) Firmware
11 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.65%) XenServer
12 2 (0.43%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.43%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.43%) Xen
13 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 39 (8.44%) SCCM
2 13 (2.81%) Netcool
3 9 (1.95%) NetBackup
4 8 (1.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.30%) HP SiteScope
6 6 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.30%) SCOM
6 6 (1.30%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.08%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.87%) EdgeSight
8 4 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.87%) SafeCom
8 4 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.87%) Unicenter
8 4 (0.87%) WSUS
9 3 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 269 (58.23%) Microsoft
2 64 (13.85%) Citrix
3 49 (10.61%) HP
4 44 (9.52%) VMware
5 38 (8.23%) Lotus
6 28 (6.06%) Apple
7 26 (5.63%) Cisco
8 19 (4.11%) Oracle
9 16 (3.46%) Bloomberg
10 15 (3.25%) Intel Security
11 14 (3.03%) Dell
11 14 (3.03%) Red Hat
11 14 (3.03%) Symantec
11 14 (3.03%) Veritas
12 13 (2.81%) LANDesk
12 13 (2.81%) Reuters
13 12 (2.60%) ServiceNow
14 10 (2.16%) Google
14 10 (2.16%) Sophos
15 8 (1.73%) Avaya
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