The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 72 72 72
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1163 1190 1344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.36% 2.56% 2.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.35% 11.39% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 487 413
Average daily rate
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£187 £210 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.19% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £213
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 331 420
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £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 £20.06 £23.00 £25.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11241 10447 11276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.77% 22.46% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6467 5844 5670
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 967 980 1191
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows XP
UK

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -26 385 £180 -11.76% 71
South East -10 240 £224 -15.41% 52
West Midlands +2 94 £200 -20.00% 15
North West +10 91 £217 -1.15% 14
South West 0 91 £180 +25.65% 9
East of England -16 81 £165 -8.33% 9
Yorkshire +16 74 £181 -20.32% 15
East Midlands +2 73 £315 +117.24% 5
North East +1 21 £253 +26.50% 5
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2479 (100.00%) Windows
2 1461 (58.94%) Windows 7
3 1295 (52.24%) Active Directory
4 972 (39.21%) MS Office
5 969 (39.09%) Microsoft
6 620 (25.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 578 (23.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 502 (20.25%) MS Excel
9 492 (19.85%) ITIL
10 427 (17.22%) MS Exchange
11 409 (16.50%) Citrix
12 339 (13.67%) Blackberry
13 311 (12.55%) Security Cleared
14 276 (11.13%) VMware
15 274 (11.05%) SCCM
16 267 (10.77%) HP
17 254 (10.25%) TCP/IP
18 242 (9.76%) SC Cleared
19 237 (9.56%) Migration
20 229 (9.24%) DNS
21 204 (8.23%) Finance
22 198 (7.99%) Windows Vista
23 189 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
24 187 (7.54%) Cisco
25 176 (7.10%) Windows 2000
26 175 (7.06%) Windows 8
27 173 (6.98%) DHCP
28 168 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
29 155 (6.25%) SLA
30 153 (6.17%) SQL

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 427 (17.22%) MS Exchange
2 189 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 141 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 134 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 118 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 112 (4.52%) IBM Notes
7 109 (4.40%) SharePoint
8 49 (1.98%) Lync
9 41 (1.65%) IIS
10 20 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
11 16 (0.65%) WorkSite
12 13 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
14 10 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.28%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.24%) Apache
16 6 (0.24%) TIBCO EMS
17 5 (0.20%) Tomcat
17 5 (0.20%) MQSeries
Applications
1 972 (39.21%) MS Office
2 502 (20.25%) MS Excel
3 69 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.09%) MS Project
5 10 (0.40%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.081%) Vectorworks
8 2 (0.081%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.081%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.081%) InDesign
9 1 (0.040%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.040%) CATIA
9 1 (0.040%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 44 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.28%) assyst
4 4 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
5 3 (0.12%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.081%) Eikon
7 1 (0.040%) BPCS
7 1 (0.040%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.040%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.040%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (2.34%) Office 365
2 5 (0.20%) Google Apps
3 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.12%) SaaS
5 1 (0.040%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.040%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 254 (10.25%) TCP/IP
2 229 (9.24%) DNS
3 173 (6.98%) DHCP
4 134 (5.41%) VPN
4 134 (5.41%) LAN
5 101 (4.07%) WAN
6 91 (3.67%) Firewall
7 90 (3.63%) SAN
8 85 (3.43%) Internet
9 65 (2.62%) Wireless
10 50 (2.02%) VoIP
11 46 (1.86%) HTTPS
12 35 (1.41%) SSL
13 32 (1.29%) Wi-Fi
14 31 (1.25%) 3G
15 22 (0.89%) Wireshark
16 21 (0.85%) HTTP
17 17 (0.69%) IP Telephony
18 16 (0.65%) Broadband
19 15 (0.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (5.28%) SQL Server
2 49 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
3 32 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (0.93%) MS Access
5 18 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
5 18 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (0.56%) Ingres
6 14 (0.56%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.48%) DTS
8 9 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (0.28%) MySQL
9 7 (0.28%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.12%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.081%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.081%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 96 (3.87%) MSI
2 53 (2.14%) Wise Package Studio
3 31 (1.25%) QuickTest Pro
4 21 (0.85%) LoadRunner
5 14 (0.56%) Jenkins
6 13 (0.52%) Ant
6 13 (0.52%) Visual Studio
7 12 (0.48%) InstallShield
8 11 (0.44%) StarTeam
9 10 (0.40%) AdminStudio
10 9 (0.36%) TestDirector
11 8 (0.32%) WinRunner
12 6 (0.24%) NUnit
12 6 (0.24%) Moq
13 4 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.16%) JIRA
14 3 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 2 (0.081%) ClearQuest
15 2 (0.081%) PVCS
15 2 (0.081%) ClearCase
General
1 204 (8.23%) Finance
2 103 (4.15%) Banking
3 76 (3.07%) Legal
4 52 (2.10%) Retail
5 48 (1.94%) Law
6 47 (1.90%) Investment Banking
7 46 (1.86%) Back Office
8 43 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 42 (1.69%) Front Office
10 29 (1.17%) Financial Institution
11 26 (1.05%) Manufacturing
12 25 (1.01%) French Language
13 14 (0.56%) International Banking
14 12 (0.48%) German Language
15 9 (0.36%) Local Government
16 5 (0.20%) Advertising
16 5 (0.20%) Publishing
16 5 (0.20%) Billing
16 5 (0.20%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.16%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 690 (27.83%) Analyst
2 415 (16.74%) Support Engineer
3 395 (15.93%) Desktop Support
4 358 (14.44%) 2nd Line Support
5 314 (12.67%) Service Analyst
6 306 (12.34%) Service Desk Analyst
7 287 (11.58%) Support Analyst
8 232 (9.36%) 1st Line Support
9 220 (8.87%) Desktop Engineer
10 148 (5.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 117 (4.72%) Help Desk Support
12 112 (4.52%) IT Support
13 105 (4.24%) Desktop Analyst
14 102 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 100 (4.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 96 (3.87%) Help Desk Analyst
17 77 (3.11%) Applications Packager
18 71 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
18 71 (2.86%) Rollout Engineer
19 59 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (4.80%) Application Packaging
2 93 (3.75%) .NET
3 73 (2.94%) HTML
4 61 (2.46%) ASP.NET
5 51 (2.06%) JSP
6 46 (1.86%) WSH
7 24 (0.97%) XML
8 17 (0.69%) CSS
9 13 (0.52%) Software Packaging
10 10 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (0.36%) Web Services
12 8 (0.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 7 (0.28%) Rendezvous
13 7 (0.28%) WCF
14 6 (0.24%) NHibernate
14 6 (0.24%) Middleware
14 6 (0.24%) StructureMap
15 5 (0.20%) XMPP
15 5 (0.20%) jQuery
16 4 (0.16%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 339 (13.67%) Blackberry
2 70 (2.82%) iPhone
3 54 (2.18%) iPad
4 52 (2.10%) NHS
5 42 (1.69%) Thin Client
5 42 (1.69%) Fat Client
6 33 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 31 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
8 21 (0.85%) Hedge funds
9 19 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 18 (0.73%) Clustering
11 17 (0.69%) Fixed Income
11 17 (0.69%) Derivative
11 17 (0.69%) Handset
12 14 (0.56%) PDA
13 13 (0.52%) Equities
13 13 (0.52%) CMDB
14 12 (0.48%) Smartphone
14 12 (0.48%) EPoS
14 12 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2479 (100.00%) Windows
2 1461 (58.94%) Windows 7
3 620 (25.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 578 (23.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 198 (7.99%) Windows Vista
6 176 (7.10%) Windows 2000
7 175 (7.06%) Windows 8
8 135 (5.45%) Linux
9 98 (3.95%) UNIX
10 94 (3.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 59 (2.38%) Mac OS X
12 44 (1.77%) Apple iOS
13 40 (1.61%) Android
14 26 (1.05%) Windows NT
14 26 (1.05%) Solaris
15 23 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
15 23 (0.93%) CentOS
16 21 (0.85%) Ubuntu
17 17 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (0.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 492 (19.85%) ITIL
2 237 (9.56%) Migration
3 105 (4.24%) Incident Management
4 102 (4.11%) Service Management
5 62 (2.50%) Service Delivery
6 55 (2.22%) Test Scripting
7 50 (2.02%) Project Management
8 48 (1.94%) Software Testing
9 44 (1.77%) Software Deployment
10 40 (1.61%) Time Management
10 40 (1.61%) Change Management
10 40 (1.61%) Workflow
11 39 (1.57%) ITSM
11 39 (1.57%) Problem Management
12 35 (1.41%) Validation
13 34 (1.37%) Configuration Management
14 33 (1.33%) Document Management
15 31 (1.25%) Disaster Recovery
16 29 (1.17%) Knowledge Management
16 29 (1.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 153 (6.17%) SQL
2 111 (4.48%) VB
3 77 (3.11%) JavaScript
4 57 (2.30%) PowerShell
5 55 (2.22%) VBScript
6 54 (2.18%) Perl
7 38 (1.53%) Python
8 33 (1.33%) C#
9 29 (1.17%) C
10 24 (0.97%) C++
10 24 (0.97%) Java
11 22 (0.89%) VBA
12 14 (0.56%) VB6
13 13 (0.52%) Scala
14 10 (0.40%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.36%) Korn
16 8 (0.32%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.24%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.24%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 311 (12.55%) Security Cleared
2 242 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 168 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 74 (2.99%) MCSE
5 69 (2.78%) MCP
6 66 (2.66%) DV Cleared
7 58 (2.34%) MCITP
8 49 (1.98%) ISTQB
9 45 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 33 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
11 28 (1.13%) A+ Certification
12 25 (1.01%) MCTS
12 25 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (1.01%) MCSA
13 22 (0.89%) Degree
14 20 (0.81%) MCDST
15 18 (0.73%) CCNA
16 15 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
17 13 (0.52%) ISEB
17 13 (0.52%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (6.25%) SLA
2 15 (0.61%) QA
3 5 (0.20%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.081%) COBIT
4 2 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.081%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.040%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1295 (52.24%) Active Directory
2 149 (6.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 137 (5.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 115 (4.64%) Hyper-V
5 96 (3.87%) XenApp
6 29 (1.17%) XenDesktop
6 29 (1.17%) vSphere
7 28 (1.13%) VMware Server
8 22 (0.89%) Nmap
9 19 (0.77%) VMware ESX
9 19 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (0.73%) Terminal Services
11 14 (0.56%) XenServer
12 12 (0.48%) ISA Server
13 10 (0.40%) Terminal Server
14 8 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.28%) NFS
15 7 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 7 (0.28%) DFS Replication
16 5 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 274 (11.05%) SCCM
2 70 (2.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 67 (2.70%) Backup Exec
4 59 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
5 46 (1.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 28 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
7 27 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
8 26 (1.05%) SCOM
9 22 (0.89%) Nessus
10 21 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 20 (0.81%) OpenView
12 17 (0.69%) ARCserve
13 16 (0.65%) OVSD
13 16 (0.65%) WSUS
14 15 (0.61%) Tivoli
15 14 (0.56%) DameWare
15 14 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 12 (0.48%) SCVMM
16 12 (0.48%) Unicenter
17 11 (0.44%) Netcool
Vendors
1 969 (39.09%) Microsoft
2 409 (16.50%) Citrix
3 276 (11.13%) VMware
4 267 (10.77%) HP
5 187 (7.54%) Cisco
6 119 (4.80%) Lotus
7 114 (4.60%) Oracle
8 98 (3.95%) Symantec
8 98 (3.95%) Remedy
9 81 (3.27%) Dell
10 76 (3.07%) Apple
11 62 (2.50%) AppSense
12 56 (2.26%) McAfee
13 49 (1.98%) CA
14 31 (1.25%) Altiris
15 30 (1.21%) Juniper
16 28 (1.13%) EMC
16 28 (1.13%) LANDesk
17 27 (1.09%) IBM
17 27 (1.09%) Lumension
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