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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 197 82 76
Rank change year-on-year
-115 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 609 1130 1229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.17% 2.22% 2.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.39% 9.74% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 492 506
Average daily rate
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£190 £180 £204
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £120 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £180 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 290 344
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £20.00 £23.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.48 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -0.18%
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
11302 11606 11057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.69% 22.77% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6718 6693 6293
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 888 1004 971
Average hourly rate £16.84 £15.62 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -91 197 £165 -5.71% 29
South East -100 103 £325 +47.77% 29
North West -31 76 £188 -10.92% 14
South West -8 67 £140 -16.41% 9
East of England -32 44 £200 +29.03% 9
Yorkshire -37 39 £170 +13.33% 11
East Midlands -30 36 £250 -20.00% 4
West Midlands -36 36 £235 +27.89% 9
North East -35 9 £250 +6.15%
Midlands 0 2 - -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1280 (100.00%) Windows
2 744 (58.13%) Windows 7
3 731 (57.11%) Active Directory
4 614 (47.97%) Microsoft
5 569 (44.45%) MS Office
6 297 (23.20%) MS Excel
7 282 (22.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 274 (21.41%) ITIL
9 262 (20.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 232 (18.13%) Citrix
11 216 (16.88%) MS Exchange
12 200 (15.63%) Windows 8
13 193 (15.08%) VMware
14 161 (12.58%) Security Cleared
15 160 (12.50%) Blackberry
16 141 (11.02%) Migration
17 132 (10.31%) SCCM
18 128 (10.00%) SLA
19 125 (9.77%) DNS
20 120 (9.38%) TCP/IP
21 118 (9.22%) Finance
22 116 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
23 114 (8.91%) SC Cleared
23 114 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
24 109 (8.52%) LAN
25 105 (8.20%) WAN
26 103 (8.05%) DHCP
27 100 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
28 99 (7.73%) SQL
29 97 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 216 (16.88%) MS Exchange
2 97 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (6.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 45 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 44 (3.44%) SharePoint
6 35 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
6 35 (2.73%) Lync
7 31 (2.42%) IBM Notes
8 25 (1.95%) WorkSite
9 23 (1.80%) IIS
10 22 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.31%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (0.31%) Apache
12 4 (0.31%) Live Communications Server
13 3 (0.23%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.16%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 569 (44.45%) MS Office
2 297 (23.20%) MS Excel
3 41 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.31%) MS Project
6 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.23%) Vectorworks
7 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.078%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.078%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.23%) assyst
2 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.16%) Line 500
3 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.078%) Eikon
4 1 (0.078%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.078%) TeleForm
4 1 (0.078%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.078%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.078%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.078%) Maximo
4 1 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.45%) Office 365
2 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.31%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.16%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.078%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.078%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 125 (9.77%) DNS
2 120 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 109 (8.52%) LAN
4 105 (8.20%) WAN
5 103 (8.05%) DHCP
6 54 (4.22%) Firewall
7 52 (4.06%) VPN
8 40 (3.13%) Wireless
9 39 (3.05%) SAN
10 33 (2.58%) Internet
11 32 (2.50%) VoIP
12 24 (1.88%) VLAN
13 20 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (1.02%) Intranet
14 13 (1.02%) IP Telephony
15 10 (0.78%) Network Security
15 10 (0.78%) MPLS
16 9 (0.70%) Cisco IPT
17 8 (0.63%) SSL
17 8 (0.63%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (4.14%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.63%) MS Access
5 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.39%) Xcelsius
6 5 (0.39%) SAP Data Services
6 5 (0.39%) Lumira
6 5 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (0.39%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 4 (0.31%) DTS
7 4 (0.31%) DB2
8 3 (0.23%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.23%) MySQL
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.23%) Big Data
9 2 (0.16%) Cognos Report Studio
9 2 (0.16%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 38 (2.97%) MSI
2 8 (0.63%) Subversion
3 6 (0.47%) Wise Package Studio
4 5 (0.39%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.31%) StarTeam
6 3 (0.23%) JIRA
6 3 (0.23%) Toad
6 3 (0.23%) Introscope
6 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.078%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.078%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.078%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.078%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.078%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.078%) Mercurial
General
1 118 (9.22%) Finance
2 58 (4.53%) Banking
3 57 (4.45%) Law
4 45 (3.52%) Legal
5 27 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 23 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.56%) Retail
8 18 (1.41%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.33%) French Language
10 14 (1.09%) Local Government
11 13 (1.02%) Back Office
12 10 (0.78%) Advertising
12 10 (0.78%) German Language
13 6 (0.47%) Spanish Language
13 6 (0.47%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.39%) Front Office
15 4 (0.31%) Automotive
15 4 (0.31%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.31%) Publishing
15 4 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 402 (31.41%) Analyst
2 260 (20.31%) Support Engineer
3 248 (19.38%) Desktop Support
4 204 (15.94%) Service Desk Analyst
5 203 (15.86%) Service Analyst
6 187 (14.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 185 (14.45%) Support Analyst
8 158 (12.34%) Desktop Engineer
9 137 (10.70%) 1st Line Support
10 115 (8.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 93 (7.27%) IT Support
12 72 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 60 (4.69%) Desktop Analyst
14 58 (4.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 42 (3.28%) Help Desk Support
15 42 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 36 (2.81%) IT Support Engineer
17 34 (2.66%) Support Technician
17 34 (2.66%) 3rd Line Support
17 34 (2.66%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.95%) Application Packaging
2 21 (1.64%) .NET
3 16 (1.25%) XML
4 10 (0.78%) Web Services
5 9 (0.70%) WCF
5 9 (0.70%) SAP XI
6 8 (0.63%) Software Packaging
7 7 (0.55%) Java EE
8 6 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (0.47%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.39%) COM
9 5 (0.39%) HTML
9 5 (0.39%) JDBC
9 5 (0.39%) LINQ
9 5 (0.39%) jQuery
10 4 (0.31%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.31%) JSON
10 4 (0.31%) Middleware
11 3 (0.23%) HTML5
11 3 (0.23%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 160 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 114 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (3.05%) Management Information System
4 38 (2.97%) Data Centre
5 36 (2.81%) NHS
6 32 (2.50%) iPhone
7 23 (1.80%) iPad
8 22 (1.72%) Thin Client
8 22 (1.72%) Fat Client
9 20 (1.56%) PDA
10 18 (1.41%) Hedge funds
11 14 (1.09%) Replication
12 12 (0.94%) EPoS
13 11 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.70%) Clustering
14 9 (0.70%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.70%) Handset
15 8 (0.63%) CMDB
15 8 (0.63%) EqualLogic
15 8 (0.63%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1280 (100.00%) Windows
2 744 (58.13%) Windows 7
3 282 (22.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 262 (20.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 200 (15.63%) Windows 8
6 100 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 67 (5.23%) Windows Vista
7 67 (5.23%) Linux
8 63 (4.92%) Android
9 50 (3.91%) UNIX
10 46 (3.59%) Windows 2000
11 42 (3.28%) Mac OS X
12 37 (2.89%) Apple iOS
13 33 (2.58%) Windows 2000 Server
14 12 (0.94%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.63%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.47%) Solaris
16 6 (0.47%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.39%) CentOS
17 5 (0.39%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (21.41%) ITIL
2 141 (11.02%) Migration
3 65 (5.08%) Incident Management
4 59 (4.61%) Service Management
5 51 (3.98%) Project Management
6 37 (2.89%) Change Management
7 33 (2.58%) Application Discovery
8 32 (2.50%) Configuration Management
9 30 (2.34%) User Acceptance Testing
10 29 (2.27%) Problem Management
10 29 (2.27%) Asset Management
11 25 (1.95%) ITSM
12 22 (1.72%) Programme Management
12 22 (1.72%) Time Management
12 22 (1.72%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (1.72%) Software Distribution
13 21 (1.64%) Service Delivery
14 20 (1.56%) Coaching
14 20 (1.56%) IT Asset Management
15 18 (1.41%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 99 (7.73%) SQL
2 37 (2.89%) VB
2 37 (2.89%) PowerShell
3 29 (2.27%) VBScript
4 28 (2.19%) Java
5 16 (1.25%) T-SQL
6 13 (1.02%) C#
7 10 (0.78%) Perl
7 10 (0.78%) C
8 9 (0.70%) C++
8 9 (0.70%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.47%) VBA
9 6 (0.47%) Python
10 5 (0.39%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.23%) Objective-C
11 3 (0.23%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.23%) COBOL
11 3 (0.23%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.16%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.16%) VB6
Qualifications
1 161 (12.58%) Security Cleared
2 116 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 114 (8.91%) SC Cleared
4 41 (3.20%) MCSE
5 38 (2.97%) MCP
6 32 (2.50%) MCSA
7 29 (2.27%) MCITP
8 28 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (2.03%) CCNA
10 25 (1.95%) Degree
11 24 (1.88%) DV Cleared
12 20 (1.56%) MCDST
12 20 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.94%) MCTS
14 7 (0.55%) MOS
15 6 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (0.47%) A+ Certification
16 4 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 2 (0.16%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (10.00%) SLA
2 11 (0.86%) QA
3 5 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.078%) GxP
6 1 (0.078%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.078%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 731 (57.11%) Active Directory
2 85 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (4.69%) XenApp
4 48 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 41 (3.20%) VMware ESX
6 31 (2.42%) vSphere
7 29 (2.27%) Hyper-V
8 24 (1.88%) XenDesktop
9 18 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 12 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
12 9 (0.70%) Xen
13 8 (0.63%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.55%) DFS Replication
15 6 (0.47%) XenServer
16 5 (0.39%) VMware Server
17 3 (0.23%) Terminal Server
17 3 (0.23%) BitLocker
18 2 (0.16%) NDS
19 1 (0.078%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 132 (10.31%) SCCM
2 26 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 21 (1.64%) SCOM
4 15 (1.17%) Backup Exec
5 12 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 10 (0.78%) Unicenter
7 10 (0.78%) Tivoli
7 10 (0.78%) WSUS
8 9 (0.70%) DameWare
9 7 (0.55%) ARCserve
9 7 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (0.47%) HP SIM
10 6 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (0.47%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 6 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
11 4 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.31%) Cisco IPCC
12 3 (0.23%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 614 (47.97%) Microsoft
2 232 (18.13%) Citrix
3 193 (15.08%) VMware
4 91 (7.11%) Cisco
5 89 (6.95%) HP
6 70 (5.47%) Dell
7 54 (4.22%) Apple
8 46 (3.59%) Remedy
9 43 (3.36%) McAfee
10 42 (3.28%) Symantec
11 36 (2.81%) Oracle
12 34 (2.66%) Lotus
13 23 (1.80%) SAP
14 21 (1.64%) Red Hat
14 21 (1.64%) LANDesk
15 16 (1.25%) Bloomberg
16 14 (1.09%) CA
17 13 (1.02%) EMC
17 13 (1.02%) Altiris
18 11 (0.86%) Wyse
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