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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 78 76 70
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1143 1210 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.24% 2.49% 2.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.86% 11.01% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 500 435
Average daily rate
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£185 £204 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.31% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £119 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-5.25% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 334 405
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.50 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.38
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -2.60%
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
11597 10991 11354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.76% 22.58% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6695 6254 5908
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 965 1127
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -23 408 £175 -17.74% 48
South East -4 254 £217 -3.35% 45
North West +10 97 £217 -9.38% 25
West Midlands -2 88 £200 -11.60% 11
East of England -18 83 £155 -27.90% 18
South West -17 69 £225 +60.71% 6
East Midlands -5 64 £315 +152.00% 9
Yorkshire -1 50 £150 +7.14% 26
North East -11 20 £225 +32.35%
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2422 (100.00%) Windows
2 1411 (58.26%) Windows 7
3 1276 (52.68%) Active Directory
4 967 (39.93%) MS Office
5 936 (38.65%) Microsoft
6 604 (24.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 539 (22.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 491 (20.27%) ITIL
9 485 (20.02%) MS Excel
10 437 (18.04%) MS Exchange
11 427 (17.63%) Citrix
12 329 (13.58%) Blackberry
13 305 (12.59%) Security Cleared
14 302 (12.47%) VMware
15 276 (11.40%) SCCM
16 256 (10.57%) HP
17 245 (10.12%) TCP/IP
18 232 (9.58%) DNS
19 225 (9.29%) SC Cleared
20 218 (9.00%) Migration
21 197 (8.13%) Windows Vista
22 194 (8.01%) Finance
23 186 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2010
24 184 (7.60%) Cisco
25 181 (7.47%) DHCP
26 172 (7.10%) Windows 8
27 170 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
28 169 (6.98%) Windows 2000
29 156 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2003
30 155 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 437 (18.04%) MS Exchange
2 186 (7.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 156 (6.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 118 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 115 (4.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 111 (4.58%) SharePoint
7 108 (4.46%) IBM Notes
8 53 (2.19%) Lync
9 49 (2.02%) IIS
10 22 (0.91%) WorkSite
11 18 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
12 15 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.29%) WebLogic
17 6 (0.25%) TIBCO EMS
17 6 (0.25%) Apache
18 5 (0.21%) Tomcat
18 5 (0.21%) MQSeries
Applications
1 967 (39.93%) MS Office
2 485 (20.02%) MS Excel
3 70 (2.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (0.91%) MS Project
5 21 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.41%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.12%) InDesign
10 2 (0.083%) Vectorworks
10 2 (0.083%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.083%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.041%) CATIA
11 1 (0.041%) Pro/ENGINEER
11 1 (0.041%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 41 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.21%) assyst
4 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.17%) Misys Midas
6 3 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
7 2 (0.083%) Eikon
8 1 (0.041%) Maximo
8 1 (0.041%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.041%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.041%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 61 (2.52%) Office 365
2 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.21%) Google Apps
3 5 (0.21%) SaaS
4 1 (0.041%) GitHub
4 1 (0.041%) IaaS
4 1 (0.041%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.041%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 245 (10.12%) TCP/IP
2 232 (9.58%) DNS
3 181 (7.47%) DHCP
4 134 (5.53%) VPN
5 124 (5.12%) LAN
6 96 (3.96%) Firewall
7 93 (3.84%) WAN
7 93 (3.84%) SAN
8 88 (3.63%) Internet
9 67 (2.77%) Wireless
10 49 (2.02%) VoIP
11 43 (1.78%) HTTPS
12 35 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
13 33 (1.36%) 3G
14 30 (1.24%) SSL
15 22 (0.91%) HTTP
16 21 (0.87%) Wireshark
17 19 (0.78%) Broadband
18 17 (0.70%) Intranet
19 16 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 26 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (0.91%) MS Access
5 17 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
6 15 (0.62%) Ingres
7 12 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.41%) DTS
9 8 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.25%) MySQL
11 5 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.12%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.083%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.083%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.083%) Cognos Event Studio
Development Applications
1 91 (3.76%) MSI
2 47 (1.94%) Wise Package Studio
3 29 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
4 21 (0.87%) LoadRunner
5 11 (0.45%) InstallShield
5 11 (0.45%) StarTeam
6 10 (0.41%) AdminStudio
7 9 (0.37%) TestDirector
8 8 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.33%) WinRunner
8 8 (0.33%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.25%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.25%) JIRA
10 5 (0.21%) Ant
11 4 (0.17%) Moq
11 4 (0.17%) Subversion
11 4 (0.17%) NUnit
11 4 (0.17%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 3 (0.12%) Toad
General
1 194 (8.01%) Finance
2 98 (4.05%) Banking
3 80 (3.30%) Legal
4 53 (2.19%) Law
5 52 (2.15%) Retail
6 46 (1.90%) Back Office
6 46 (1.90%) Investment Banking
7 43 (1.78%) Telecoms
8 32 (1.32%) Front Office
9 27 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 26 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 23 (0.95%) French Language
12 15 (0.62%) German Language
13 9 (0.37%) Local Government
14 7 (0.29%) Advertising
14 7 (0.29%) International Banking
15 5 (0.21%) Publishing
16 4 (0.17%) Billing
17 3 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
17 3 (0.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 683 (28.20%) Analyst
2 411 (16.97%) Support Engineer
3 401 (16.56%) Desktop Support
4 340 (14.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 306 (12.63%) Service Analyst
6 295 (12.18%) Service Desk Analyst
7 293 (12.10%) Support Analyst
8 232 (9.58%) Desktop Engineer
9 214 (8.84%) 1st Line Support
10 159 (6.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 116 (4.79%) IT Support
12 109 (4.50%) Help Desk Support
13 100 (4.13%) Desktop Analyst
13 100 (4.13%) Help Desk Analyst
14 96 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 94 (3.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 82 (3.39%) 3rd Line Support
17 77 (3.18%) Rollout Engineer
18 70 (2.89%) Applications Packager
19 59 (2.44%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (4.62%) Application Packaging
2 93 (3.84%) .NET
3 72 (2.97%) HTML
4 55 (2.27%) ASP.NET
5 47 (1.94%) JSP
6 40 (1.65%) WSH
7 27 (1.11%) XML
8 17 (0.70%) CSS
8 17 (0.70%) Software Packaging
9 12 (0.50%) Web Services
10 8 (0.33%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (0.29%) jQuery
12 6 (0.25%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.25%) WCF
12 6 (0.25%) Rendezvous
12 6 (0.25%) Middleware
12 6 (0.25%) J2EE
13 5 (0.21%) Ajax
13 5 (0.21%) XMPP
14 4 (0.17%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 329 (13.58%) Blackberry
2 59 (2.44%) iPhone
3 51 (2.11%) iPad
4 48 (1.98%) NHS
5 39 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
6 35 (1.45%) Thin Client
6 35 (1.45%) Fat Client
7 34 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 22 (0.91%) Hedge funds
9 19 (0.78%) Clustering
9 19 (0.78%) PDA
10 18 (0.74%) Handset
11 17 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 15 (0.62%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.45%) Equities
14 10 (0.41%) Computer Science
14 10 (0.41%) CMDB
14 10 (0.41%) Smartcard
15 9 (0.37%) Fixed Income
15 9 (0.37%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 2422 (100.00%) Windows
2 1411 (58.26%) Windows 7
3 604 (24.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 539 (22.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 197 (8.13%) Windows Vista
6 172 (7.10%) Windows 8
7 169 (6.98%) Windows 2000
8 123 (5.08%) Linux
9 99 (4.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 90 (3.72%) UNIX
11 58 (2.39%) Mac OS X
12 47 (1.94%) Apple iOS
13 39 (1.61%) Android
14 24 (0.99%) CentOS
15 23 (0.95%) Windows NT
16 22 (0.91%) Ubuntu
16 22 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
17 20 (0.83%) Solaris
18 19 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 19 (0.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 491 (20.27%) ITIL
2 218 (9.00%) Migration
3 105 (4.34%) Incident Management
4 95 (3.92%) Service Management
5 66 (2.73%) Service Delivery
6 54 (2.23%) Test Scripting
7 52 (2.15%) Project Management
8 48 (1.98%) Software Testing
9 45 (1.86%) Time Management
9 45 (1.86%) Software Deployment
10 37 (1.53%) Workflow
10 37 (1.53%) Document Management
11 35 (1.45%) ITSM
11 35 (1.45%) Problem Management
12 33 (1.36%) Validation
12 33 (1.36%) User Acceptance Testing
13 30 (1.24%) Change Management
14 29 (1.20%) Asset Management
15 28 (1.16%) Configuration Management
15 28 (1.16%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 153 (6.32%) SQL
2 107 (4.42%) VB
3 74 (3.06%) JavaScript
4 51 (2.11%) VBScript
5 47 (1.94%) Perl
6 46 (1.90%) PowerShell
7 36 (1.49%) Python
8 33 (1.36%) C#
9 27 (1.11%) C
10 25 (1.03%) Java
11 23 (0.95%) VBA
12 16 (0.66%) C++
13 15 (0.62%) VB6
14 10 (0.41%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.37%) Korn
16 8 (0.33%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.33%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.29%) PHP
18 6 (0.25%) Shell Script
19 5 (0.21%) Scala
Qualifications
1 305 (12.59%) Security Cleared
2 225 (9.29%) SC Cleared
3 155 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 74 (3.06%) MCSE
5 68 (2.81%) MCP
6 65 (2.68%) DV Cleared
7 55 (2.27%) MCITP
8 47 (1.94%) ISTQB
9 43 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 36 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
11 28 (1.16%) A+ Certification
12 25 (1.03%) MCSA
13 23 (0.95%) MCTS
14 22 (0.91%) Degree
15 18 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
16 17 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 16 (0.66%) MCDST
18 14 (0.58%) ISEB
19 13 (0.54%) CCNA
20 12 (0.50%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (6.32%) SLA
2 17 (0.70%) QA
3 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.083%) COBIT
4 2 (0.083%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.041%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.041%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.041%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1276 (52.68%) Active Directory
2 170 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 106 (4.38%) XenApp
5 104 (4.29%) Hyper-V
6 31 (1.28%) vSphere
7 26 (1.07%) VMware ESX
7 26 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (1.03%) VMware Server
9 24 (0.99%) Terminal Services
10 23 (0.95%) XenDesktop
11 19 (0.78%) Nmap
12 17 (0.70%) XenServer
13 16 (0.66%) ISA Server
14 9 (0.37%) Terminal Server
14 9 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
15 8 (0.33%) MetaFrame
15 8 (0.33%) NFS
16 7 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 4 (0.17%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 276 (11.40%) SCCM
2 71 (2.93%) Backup Exec
3 62 (2.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 58 (2.39%) HP Quality Center
5 41 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 36 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 25 (1.03%) SCOM
8 23 (0.95%) OpenView
9 22 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
10 21 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 19 (0.78%) OVSD
11 19 (0.78%) Nessus
12 18 (0.74%) WSUS
12 18 (0.74%) ARCserve
13 17 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 15 (0.62%) Tivoli
15 14 (0.58%) DameWare
16 13 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 12 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
18 11 (0.45%) Netcool
Vendors
1 936 (38.65%) Microsoft
2 427 (17.63%) Citrix
3 302 (12.47%) VMware
4 256 (10.57%) HP
5 184 (7.60%) Cisco
6 112 (4.62%) Lotus
7 106 (4.38%) Symantec
8 104 (4.29%) Oracle
9 88 (3.63%) Remedy
10 84 (3.47%) Dell
11 81 (3.34%) Apple
12 62 (2.56%) AppSense
13 52 (2.15%) CA
14 50 (2.06%) McAfee
15 39 (1.61%) Altiris
16 35 (1.45%) IBM
17 30 (1.24%) Lumension
17 30 (1.24%) EMC
18 28 (1.16%) Juniper
18 28 (1.16%) Bloomberg
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Rate: £150 - £170 per annum
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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