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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 104 64 71
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 991 1329 1147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.96% 2.81% 2.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.43% 12.33% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 583 442
Average daily rate
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£200 £175 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £90 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £150 £159
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 293 351
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.00 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
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
11754 10778 10124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 23.30% 22.82% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7071 6149 5413
Average daily rate £363 £360 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 979 1072
Average hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £33.65 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -39 333 £200 -11.11% 57
South East -46 195 £222 +23.05% 25
West Midlands +1 102 £130 -13.33% 11
South West -12 90 £225 +60.71% 11
North West -2 76 £234 +43.84% 21
East Midlands -12 67 £175 +118.75% 10
Yorkshire -6 61 £250 +108.33% 11
East of England -42 56 £163 +1.56% 9
North East -28 9 £188 -6.01% 2
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2097 (100.00%) Windows
2 1260 (60.09%) Windows 7
3 1103 (52.60%) Active Directory
4 890 (42.44%) MS Office
5 886 (42.25%) Microsoft
6 484 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 465 (22.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 447 (21.32%) MS Exchange
9 442 (21.08%) MS Excel
10 420 (20.03%) Citrix
11 389 (18.55%) ITIL
12 303 (14.45%) VMware
13 290 (13.83%) Blackberry
14 265 (12.64%) SCCM
15 264 (12.59%) Security Cleared
16 224 (10.68%) TCP/IP
17 210 (10.01%) Migration
17 210 (10.01%) Finance
18 209 (9.97%) DNS
19 201 (9.59%) Windows 8
20 191 (9.11%) Exchange Server 2010
21 189 (9.01%) SC Cleared
22 184 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
23 177 (8.44%) DHCP
24 175 (8.35%) Windows Vista
25 171 (8.15%) HP
26 169 (8.06%) SLA
27 168 (8.01%) Exchange Server 2003
28 162 (7.73%) Cisco
29 156 (7.44%) Microsoft Certification

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 447 (21.32%) MS Exchange
2 191 (9.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 168 (8.01%) Exchange Server 2003
4 101 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 99 (4.72%) SharePoint
6 89 (4.24%) IBM Notes
7 85 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 51 (2.43%) Lync
9 48 (2.29%) IIS
10 25 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
11 22 (1.05%) WorkSite
12 15 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
14 8 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.38%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.38%) Live Communications Server
15 6 (0.29%) JBoss
16 5 (0.24%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
17 4 (0.19%) Apache
Applications
1 890 (42.44%) MS Office
2 442 (21.08%) MS Excel
3 50 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.95%) MS Project
6 6 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.24%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.095%) InDesign
9 2 (0.095%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.048%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.048%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.048%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.048%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 15 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.33%) assyst
4 5 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.19%) Misys Midas
6 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.095%) Maximo
7 2 (0.095%) Eikon
7 2 (0.095%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.048%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.048%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.048%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.048%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 36 (1.72%) Office 365
2 8 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.24%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.14%) GitHub
4 3 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (0.14%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.14%) SaaS
5 2 (0.095%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.095%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 224 (10.68%) TCP/IP
2 209 (9.97%) DNS
3 177 (8.44%) DHCP
4 126 (6.01%) LAN
5 110 (5.25%) WAN
6 107 (5.10%) VPN
7 92 (4.39%) Firewall
8 82 (3.91%) Internet
9 67 (3.20%) Wireless
10 61 (2.91%) SAN
11 44 (2.10%) VoIP
12 37 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
13 30 (1.43%) VLAN
14 24 (1.14%) SSL
15 23 (1.10%) Broadband
16 20 (0.95%) FTP
17 16 (0.76%) MPLS
17 16 (0.76%) 3G
17 16 (0.76%) HTTP
17 16 (0.76%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (5.01%) SQL Server
2 39 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (1.38%) MS Access
4 27 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 23 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
6 18 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
9 12 (0.57%) Oracle Database
10 11 (0.52%) MySQL
11 7 (0.33%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.33%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.29%) DB2
13 4 (0.19%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.14%) Oracle Discoverer
14 3 (0.14%) Crystal Enterprise
15 2 (0.095%) IDOL
15 2 (0.095%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 59 (2.81%) MSI
2 17 (0.81%) Wise Package Studio
3 12 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.48%) StarTeam
5 7 (0.33%) JIRA
6 6 (0.29%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.29%) Subversion
7 5 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (0.19%) Toad
8 4 (0.19%) TestDirector
8 4 (0.19%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.14%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.14%) MyEclipse
9 3 (0.14%) PVCS
9 3 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.14%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
9 3 (0.14%) JDeveloper
9 3 (0.14%) Bugzilla
General
1 210 (10.01%) Finance
2 105 (5.01%) Banking
3 58 (2.77%) Law
3 58 (2.77%) Legal
4 53 (2.53%) Retail
4 53 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 32 (1.53%) Back Office
6 27 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.29%) Investment Banking
7 21 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 18 (0.86%) Local Government
9 15 (0.72%) Billing
10 14 (0.67%) French Language
11 11 (0.52%) Spanish Language
12 8 (0.38%) German Language
13 7 (0.33%) Retail Banking
13 7 (0.33%) Advertising
13 7 (0.33%) Publishing
14 6 (0.29%) Front Office
14 6 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 582 (27.75%) Analyst
2 392 (18.69%) Support Engineer
3 368 (17.55%) Desktop Support
4 281 (13.40%) 2nd Line Support
5 263 (12.54%) Support Analyst
6 260 (12.40%) Service Analyst
7 255 (12.16%) Service Desk Analyst
8 234 (11.16%) Desktop Engineer
9 174 (8.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 149 (7.11%) 1st Line Support
11 107 (5.10%) IT Support
12 91 (4.34%) Desktop Analyst
13 86 (4.10%) Help Desk Analyst
14 83 (3.96%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 79 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
16 78 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 77 (3.67%) Rollout Engineer
18 67 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 66 (3.15%) Help Desk Support
20 45 (2.15%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (3.34%) Application Packaging
2 58 (2.77%) .NET
3 23 (1.10%) HTML
4 19 (0.91%) JSP
5 17 (0.81%) Web Services
5 17 (0.81%) ASP.NET
6 15 (0.72%) WSH
7 11 (0.52%) Software Packaging
8 8 (0.38%) XML
8 8 (0.38%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.33%) jQuery
9 7 (0.33%) ODBC
10 6 (0.29%) WCF
11 5 (0.24%) Regular Expression
11 5 (0.24%) J2EE
12 4 (0.19%) OLE
12 4 (0.19%) CSS
12 4 (0.19%) HTML5
13 3 (0.14%) Spring
13 3 (0.14%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 290 (13.83%) Blackberry
2 133 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (2.19%) NHS
4 42 (2.00%) Thin Client
4 42 (2.00%) Fat Client
5 40 (1.91%) iPhone
6 39 (1.86%) iPad
7 26 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
7 26 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 24 (1.14%) PDA
9 21 (1.00%) Client/Server
10 20 (0.95%) Clustering
11 19 (0.91%) Handset
12 15 (0.72%) Hedge funds
13 14 (0.67%) Computer Science
14 12 (0.57%) Replication
15 10 (0.48%) IVR
15 10 (0.48%) Open Source
16 9 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
17 7 (0.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2097 (100.00%) Windows
2 1260 (60.09%) Windows 7
3 484 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 465 (22.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 201 (9.59%) Windows 8
6 175 (8.35%) Windows Vista
7 121 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 108 (5.15%) Windows 2000
9 97 (4.63%) Linux
10 77 (3.67%) UNIX
11 47 (2.24%) Mac OS X
12 44 (2.10%) Apple iOS
13 42 (2.00%) Android
14 26 (1.24%) Mac OS
15 25 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
16 23 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 19 (0.91%) Windows NT
18 16 (0.76%) Solaris
19 11 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
19 11 (0.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 389 (18.55%) ITIL
2 210 (10.01%) Migration
3 87 (4.15%) Incident Management
4 65 (3.10%) Service Delivery
5 64 (3.05%) Service Management
6 50 (2.38%) Time Management
7 45 (2.15%) Project Management
8 38 (1.81%) Software Deployment
9 35 (1.67%) Configuration Management
9 35 (1.67%) CRM
9 35 (1.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 34 (1.62%) Software Testing
11 29 (1.38%) Document Management
12 27 (1.29%) Validation
12 27 (1.29%) Problem Management
13 25 (1.19%) Change Management
13 25 (1.19%) Asset Management
13 25 (1.19%) Test Scripting
14 23 (1.10%) ITSM
15 22 (1.05%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 147 (7.01%) SQL
2 84 (4.01%) VB
3 54 (2.58%) PowerShell
4 40 (1.91%) VBScript
5 35 (1.67%) JavaScript
6 29 (1.38%) Java
7 28 (1.34%) Perl
8 27 (1.29%) C#
9 23 (1.10%) VBA
10 20 (0.95%) C
11 16 (0.76%) Shell Script
11 16 (0.76%) Python
12 9 (0.43%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.33%) T-SQL
13 7 (0.33%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.29%) VB6
15 5 (0.24%) C++
16 4 (0.19%) PHP
17 3 (0.14%) Korn
17 3 (0.14%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 264 (12.59%) Security Cleared
2 189 (9.01%) SC Cleared
3 156 (7.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 77 (3.67%) MCSE
5 58 (2.77%) DV Cleared
6 57 (2.72%) MCP
7 36 (1.72%) Degree
8 31 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
10 26 (1.24%) MCITP
11 23 (1.10%) CCNA
11 23 (1.10%) A+ Certification
12 20 (0.95%) MCTS
12 20 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 19 (0.91%) MCSA
14 18 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 18 (0.86%) ISTQB
15 13 (0.62%) MOS
16 11 (0.52%) MCDST
17 9 (0.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (8.06%) SLA
2 32 (1.53%) QA
3 5 (0.24%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.19%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.095%) COBIT
6 1 (0.048%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1103 (52.60%) Active Directory
2 184 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (4.58%) Microsoft App-V
3 96 (4.58%) XenApp
4 95 (4.53%) Hyper-V
5 51 (2.43%) VMware ESX
6 33 (1.57%) vSphere
7 25 (1.19%) XenDesktop
8 19 (0.91%) Terminal Services
9 17 (0.81%) XenServer
10 16 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
11 12 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 11 (0.52%) Nmap
13 9 (0.43%) VMware Server
14 8 (0.38%) MetaFrame
15 5 (0.24%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.19%) NFS
16 4 (0.19%) Xen
17 3 (0.14%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 265 (12.64%) SCCM
2 50 (2.38%) Backup Exec
3 48 (2.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 34 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 34 (1.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 31 (1.48%) SCOM
6 24 (1.14%) Tivoli
7 23 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
8 18 (0.86%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 18 (0.86%) WSUS
9 16 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 13 (0.62%) ARCserve
11 11 (0.52%) Nessus
11 11 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 10 (0.48%) Casper Suite
13 9 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.43%) DameWare
14 8 (0.38%) Unicenter
14 8 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
15 7 (0.33%) OVSD
Vendors
1 886 (42.25%) Microsoft
2 420 (20.03%) Citrix
3 303 (14.45%) VMware
4 171 (8.15%) HP
5 162 (7.73%) Cisco
6 113 (5.39%) Symantec
7 93 (4.43%) Lotus
8 87 (4.15%) Apple
9 83 (3.96%) Oracle
10 71 (3.39%) Dell
11 63 (3.00%) Remedy
12 51 (2.43%) McAfee
13 47 (2.24%) NetApp
14 43 (2.05%) Bloomberg
15 39 (1.86%) AppSense
16 37 (1.76%) Altiris
17 36 (1.72%) Red Hat
18 33 (1.57%) IBM
19 27 (1.29%) CA
20 26 (1.24%) ServiceNow
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Rate: £180.00 - £210 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £21 - £25 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £15 - £20 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
South East London
FT Select
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18.00 - £21.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Allied Worldwide
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £25 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago