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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 87 68 73
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1119 1305 1214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.10% 2.72% 2.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.23% 11.80% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 547 443
Average daily rate
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£185 £200 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £100 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £175 £195
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 337 348
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average 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
12121 11058 10582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.74% 23.08% 21.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7222 6309 5660
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1097 1006 1019
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 -30 419 £190 -24.00% 81
South East -20 229 £203 +1.25% 47
West Midlands -12 86 £130 -3.70% 18
North West +17 85 £224 -18.63% 26
South West -24 84 £243 +44.77% 23
East of England -24 72 £160 +3.22% 14
East Midlands -11 67 £194 +142.18% 3
Yorkshire -11 52 £183 +30.35% 17
North East -33 20 £188 +7.14% 5
Midlands - 6 £140 -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2303 (100.00%) Windows
2 1330 (57.75%) Windows 7
3 1197 (51.98%) Active Directory
4 932 (40.47%) MS Office
5 913 (39.64%) Microsoft
6 581 (25.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 534 (23.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 469 (20.36%) MS Exchange
9 454 (19.71%) MS Excel
10 440 (19.11%) ITIL
11 431 (18.71%) Citrix
12 318 (13.81%) VMware
13 296 (12.85%) Blackberry
14 282 (12.24%) Security Cleared
15 265 (11.51%) SCCM
16 252 (10.94%) TCP/IP
17 236 (10.25%) DNS
18 234 (10.16%) HP
19 208 (9.03%) SC Cleared
20 207 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2010
21 195 (8.47%) Migration
22 194 (8.42%) Windows 8
23 192 (8.34%) DHCP
24 189 (8.21%) Windows Vista
24 189 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2003
25 187 (8.12%) Finance
26 174 (7.56%) Cisco
26 174 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
27 169 (7.34%) SLA
28 157 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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
1 469 (20.36%) MS Exchange
2 207 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 189 (8.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 121 (5.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 96 (4.17%) SharePoint
6 94 (4.08%) IBM Notes
6 94 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 54 (2.34%) Lync
8 49 (2.13%) IIS
9 25 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
10 22 (0.96%) WorkSite
11 14 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
12 11 (0.48%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.39%) JBoss
14 8 (0.35%) Live Communications Server
15 7 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.26%) Tomcat
17 5 (0.22%) Apache
17 5 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
17 5 (0.22%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 932 (40.47%) MS Office
2 454 (19.71%) MS Excel
3 66 (2.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.83%) MS Project
5 18 (0.78%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.13%) InDesign
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.043%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.043%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.043%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.043%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 33 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.17%) Misys Midas
6 3 (0.13%) assyst
6 3 (0.13%) Eikon
7 2 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.087%) Cerner Millennium
7 2 (0.087%) 3000 Xtra
7 2 (0.087%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.087%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.087%) Maximo
8 1 (0.043%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.043%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.043%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 44 (1.91%) Office 365
2 8 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.26%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (0.13%) GitHub
4 3 (0.13%) SaaS
5 2 (0.087%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.043%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.043%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 252 (10.94%) TCP/IP
2 236 (10.25%) DNS
3 192 (8.34%) DHCP
4 135 (5.86%) LAN
5 119 (5.17%) VPN
6 104 (4.52%) WAN
6 104 (4.52%) Firewall
7 88 (3.82%) SAN
8 83 (3.60%) Internet
9 81 (3.52%) Wireless
10 46 (2.00%) VoIP
11 38 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
12 37 (1.61%) HTTPS
13 32 (1.39%) SSL
14 23 (1.00%) 3G
15 22 (0.96%) VLAN
15 22 (0.96%) Wireshark
16 21 (0.91%) Broadband
17 19 (0.83%) HTTP
18 18 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (1.04%) MS Access
5 18 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 13 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (0.52%) Oracle Database
8 7 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.30%) MySQL
9 6 (0.26%) Ingres
9 6 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.22%) DTS
11 4 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.17%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.13%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 76 (3.30%) MSI
2 28 (1.22%) Wise Package Studio
3 14 (0.61%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (0.61%) LoadRunner
4 11 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.39%) InstallShield
6 8 (0.35%) StarTeam
7 7 (0.30%) JIRA
8 6 (0.26%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.26%) Subversion
9 5 (0.22%) AdminStudio
10 4 (0.17%) NUnit
10 4 (0.17%) Toad
10 4 (0.17%) Moq
11 3 (0.13%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.13%) JDeveloper
11 3 (0.13%) TestDirector
11 3 (0.13%) ClearQuest
11 3 (0.13%) PVCS
11 3 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 187 (8.12%) Finance
2 94 (4.08%) Banking
3 61 (2.65%) Legal
4 51 (2.21%) Retail
4 51 (2.21%) Law
5 41 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 38 (1.65%) Investment Banking
7 36 (1.56%) Back Office
8 29 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 19 (0.83%) Front Office
11 18 (0.78%) French Language
12 11 (0.48%) German Language
12 11 (0.48%) Spanish Language
12 11 (0.48%) Local Government
13 10 (0.43%) Publishing
14 8 (0.35%) Advertising
15 3 (0.13%) Electronics
15 3 (0.13%) Military
15 3 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 646 (28.05%) Analyst
2 406 (17.63%) Support Engineer
3 379 (16.46%) Desktop Support
4 330 (14.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 303 (13.16%) Support Analyst
6 286 (12.42%) Service Analyst
7 276 (11.98%) Service Desk Analyst
8 230 (9.99%) Desktop Engineer
9 173 (7.51%) 1st Line Support
10 162 (7.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 122 (5.30%) IT Support
12 105 (4.56%) Desktop Analyst
13 97 (4.21%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 93 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 90 (3.91%) Help Desk Analyst
16 87 (3.78%) Help Desk Support
17 83 (3.60%) Rollout Engineer
18 81 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
19 58 (2.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 53 (2.30%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (3.78%) Application Packaging
2 77 (3.34%) .NET
3 51 (2.21%) HTML
4 41 (1.78%) ASP.NET
5 35 (1.52%) JSP
6 24 (1.04%) WSH
7 12 (0.52%) XML
7 12 (0.52%) Software Packaging
8 11 (0.48%) Web Services
9 9 (0.39%) CSS
10 8 (0.35%) ODBC
10 8 (0.35%) jQuery
11 7 (0.30%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.22%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.22%) J2EE
12 5 (0.22%) Rendezvous
12 5 (0.22%) Middleware
12 5 (0.22%) NHibernate
13 4 (0.17%) DCOM
13 4 (0.17%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 296 (12.85%) Blackberry
2 142 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (2.00%) NHS
4 37 (1.61%) iPhone
5 34 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
5 34 (1.48%) iPad
5 34 (1.48%) Thin Client
5 34 (1.48%) Fat Client
6 28 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 23 (1.00%) Clustering
8 19 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 19 (0.83%) Hedge funds
9 18 (0.78%) Handset
9 18 (0.78%) PDA
10 14 (0.61%) Replication
11 12 (0.52%) Computer Science
12 9 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.39%) User Experience
13 8 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.30%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2303 (100.00%) Windows
2 1330 (57.75%) Windows 7
3 581 (25.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 534 (23.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 194 (8.42%) Windows 8
6 189 (8.21%) Windows Vista
7 150 (6.51%) Windows 2000
8 114 (4.95%) Linux
9 106 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 97 (4.21%) UNIX
11 62 (2.69%) Mac OS X
12 57 (2.48%) Apple iOS
13 34 (1.48%) Android
14 27 (1.17%) CentOS
15 24 (1.04%) Ubuntu
15 24 (1.04%) Windows NT
16 22 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 21 (0.91%) Mac OS
18 19 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
19 17 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (19.11%) ITIL
2 195 (8.47%) Migration
3 107 (4.65%) Incident Management
4 82 (3.56%) Service Management
5 68 (2.95%) Service Delivery
6 49 (2.13%) Software Testing
6 49 (2.13%) Time Management
7 43 (1.87%) Project Management
8 42 (1.82%) Test Scripting
9 40 (1.74%) Software Deployment
9 40 (1.74%) Validation
9 40 (1.74%) Workflow
10 33 (1.43%) Asset Management
10 33 (1.43%) Problem Management
10 33 (1.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 30 (1.30%) Document Management
12 29 (1.26%) Configuration Management
13 28 (1.22%) Test Strategy
14 26 (1.13%) Change Management
15 25 (1.09%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 143 (6.21%) SQL
2 84 (3.65%) VB
3 56 (2.43%) JavaScript
4 44 (1.91%) PowerShell
5 43 (1.87%) VBScript
6 37 (1.61%) Perl
7 30 (1.30%) Python
8 27 (1.17%) Java
9 26 (1.13%) C#
10 25 (1.09%) C
11 22 (0.96%) VBA
12 12 (0.52%) PL/SQL
13 11 (0.48%) T-SQL
14 8 (0.35%) C++
14 8 (0.35%) VB.NET
14 8 (0.35%) Korn
15 7 (0.30%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.30%) VB6
16 5 (0.22%) PHP
17 2 (0.087%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 282 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 208 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 157 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 73 (3.17%) MCSE
5 66 (2.87%) DV Cleared
6 56 (2.43%) MCP
7 43 (1.87%) MCITP
8 39 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 38 (1.65%) ISTQB
10 31 (1.35%) Degree
11 28 (1.22%) A+ Certification
12 27 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (0.96%) MCSA
15 20 (0.87%) CCNA
15 20 (0.87%) MCTS
15 20 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 14 (0.61%) MCDST
16 14 (0.61%) MOS
17 8 (0.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (7.34%) SLA
2 24 (1.04%) QA
3 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.087%) COBIT
5 2 (0.087%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.043%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.043%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1197 (51.98%) Active Directory
2 174 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (4.86%) XenApp
4 104 (4.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 97 (4.21%) Hyper-V
6 41 (1.78%) VMware ESX
7 39 (1.69%) vSphere
8 32 (1.39%) XenDesktop
9 25 (1.09%) VMware Server
9 25 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (0.91%) XenServer
11 19 (0.83%) Nmap
12 18 (0.78%) Terminal Services
13 15 (0.65%) ISA Server
14 14 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 10 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (0.30%) NFS
17 6 (0.26%) MetaFrame
18 5 (0.22%) Firmware
19 4 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 265 (11.51%) SCCM
2 63 (2.74%) Backup Exec
3 44 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
3 44 (1.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 44 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 41 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 26 (1.13%) WSUS
6 24 (1.04%) SCOM
7 20 (0.87%) ARCserve
7 20 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 19 (0.83%) OpenView
8 19 (0.83%) Nessus
9 17 (0.74%) Tivoli
9 17 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 16 (0.69%) OVSD
11 14 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
11 14 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 13 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
13 12 (0.52%) DameWare
14 11 (0.48%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 913 (39.64%) Microsoft
2 431 (18.71%) Citrix
3 318 (13.81%) VMware
4 234 (10.16%) HP
5 174 (7.56%) Cisco
6 136 (5.91%) Symantec
7 103 (4.47%) Oracle
8 100 (4.34%) Lotus
9 82 (3.56%) Remedy
10 81 (3.52%) Apple
11 80 (3.47%) Dell
12 47 (2.04%) McAfee
13 46 (2.00%) AppSense
14 42 (1.82%) CA
15 41 (1.78%) Altiris
16 34 (1.48%) Bloomberg
17 33 (1.43%) NetApp
17 33 (1.43%) EMC
18 31 (1.35%) Red Hat
19 30 (1.30%) IBM
Worcestershire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £198.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Shropshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £15.00 - £17.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Rate: From £19,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
NES Global Talent
Rate: £25 to £30 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Billingham, Cleveland
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £180 - 200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £18 - £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago