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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 133 63 70
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 749 1250 1068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.64% 2.80% 2.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.17% 12.48% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 537 415
Average daily rate
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£195 £175 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £88 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £405 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £140 £198
% change year-on-year
+33.92% -29.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 303 349
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.30 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.41% -7.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £22.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.85 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.14% -4.34%
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
10442 10018 9268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.91% 22.47% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6166 5600 4971
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 926 1054
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -73 248 £195 -8.01% 52
South East -67 149 £204 +7.36% 52
West Midlands +8 93 £195 -17.89% 16
South West -26 64 £175 +16.66% 15
North West -16 61 £179 +23.27% 18
East Midlands -19 43 £300 +275.00% 3
East of England -37 43 £161 +0.78% 12
Yorkshire -23 41 £240 +108.69% 12
North East -21 3 £320 +13.37%
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1848 (100.00%) Windows
2 1084 (58.66%) Windows 7
3 980 (53.03%) Active Directory
4 809 (43.78%) MS Office
5 798 (43.18%) Microsoft
6 420 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 413 (22.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 381 (20.62%) MS Excel
8 381 (20.62%) MS Exchange
9 365 (19.75%) Citrix
10 327 (17.69%) ITIL
11 274 (14.83%) Blackberry
12 257 (13.91%) VMware
13 235 (12.72%) SCCM
14 215 (11.63%) Security Cleared
15 202 (10.93%) Finance
16 199 (10.77%) Migration
17 196 (10.61%) TCP/IP
18 180 (9.74%) Windows 8
19 179 (9.69%) DNS
20 157 (8.50%) Exchange Server 2010
21 156 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
22 152 (8.23%) SC Cleared
23 145 (7.85%) SLA
24 144 (7.79%) Windows Vista
25 140 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
26 139 (7.52%) HP
26 139 (7.52%) DHCP
27 138 (7.47%) Cisco
27 138 (7.47%) SQL

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 381 (20.62%) MS Exchange
2 157 (8.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 138 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2003
4 87 (4.71%) IBM Notes
5 82 (4.44%) SharePoint
6 79 (4.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 76 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 43 (2.33%) IIS
9 35 (1.89%) Lync
10 26 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 22 (1.19%) WorkSite
12 16 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.49%) Live Communications Server
14 8 (0.43%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.38%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.27%) JBoss
16 5 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
17 4 (0.22%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
18 3 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 809 (43.78%) MS Office
2 381 (20.62%) MS Excel
3 42 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.65%) MS Project
6 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.054%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.054%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.054%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.054%) InDesign
9 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.54%) assyst
4 5 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.22%) Eikon
6 2 (0.11%) Maximo
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.054%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.054%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.054%) Magento
7 1 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.054%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.054%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 26 (1.41%) Office 365
2 7 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.16%) SaaS
4 3 (0.16%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.16%) IaaS
4 3 (0.16%) GitHub
4 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
5 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 196 (10.61%) TCP/IP
2 179 (9.69%) DNS
3 139 (7.52%) DHCP
4 123 (6.66%) LAN
5 113 (6.11%) WAN
6 107 (5.79%) VPN
7 80 (4.33%) Firewall
8 78 (4.22%) Internet
9 49 (2.65%) Wireless
10 44 (2.38%) SAN
11 40 (2.16%) VoIP
12 31 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
13 29 (1.57%) VLAN
14 23 (1.24%) Broadband
15 22 (1.19%) FTP
16 21 (1.14%) SSL
17 16 (0.87%) NAS
18 15 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
18 15 (0.81%) MPLS
18 15 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (1.62%) MS Access
4 29 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 24 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
6 19 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (0.76%) MySQL
9 12 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (0.54%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.38%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.38%) DB2
11 7 (0.38%) RDBMS
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Discoverer
13 3 (0.16%) Crystal Enterprise
14 2 (0.11%) DTS
14 2 (0.11%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 50 (2.71%) MSI
2 10 (0.54%) Subversion
2 10 (0.54%) StarTeam
2 10 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (0.43%) Visual Studio
3 8 (0.43%) Wise Package Studio
4 5 (0.27%) JIRA
4 5 (0.27%) TestDirector
4 5 (0.27%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (0.22%) Toad
6 3 (0.16%) MSBuild
6 3 (0.16%) MyEclipse
6 3 (0.16%) NetBeans
6 3 (0.16%) Bugzilla
6 3 (0.16%) JDeveloper
6 3 (0.16%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.16%) PVCS
6 3 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.16%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
General
1 202 (10.93%) Finance
2 116 (6.28%) Banking
3 56 (3.03%) Legal
4 45 (2.44%) Law
4 45 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 42 (2.27%) Retail
6 31 (1.68%) Back Office
7 30 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.41%) Investment Banking
9 19 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 16 (0.87%) Local Government
11 15 (0.81%) Spanish Language
11 15 (0.81%) Billing
12 12 (0.65%) French Language
13 10 (0.54%) German Language
14 9 (0.49%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.49%) Advertising
15 7 (0.38%) Publishing
16 6 (0.32%) Front Office
17 5 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 528 (28.57%) Analyst
2 346 (18.72%) Support Engineer
3 316 (17.10%) Desktop Support
4 253 (13.69%) Service Analyst
5 249 (13.47%) Service Desk Analyst
6 241 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
7 226 (12.23%) Support Analyst
8 211 (11.42%) Desktop Engineer
9 152 (8.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 131 (7.09%) 1st Line Support
11 102 (5.52%) IT Support
12 79 (4.27%) Desktop Analyst
13 75 (4.06%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 74 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 72 (3.90%) Help Desk Analyst
16 67 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
17 64 (3.46%) Rollout Engineer
18 54 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 49 (2.65%) Help Desk Support
20 42 (2.27%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (2.92%) Application Packaging
2 53 (2.87%) .NET
3 21 (1.14%) HTML
4 19 (1.03%) Web Services
5 16 (0.87%) JSP
6 13 (0.70%) ASP.NET
7 11 (0.60%) XML
8 9 (0.49%) Software Packaging
9 7 (0.38%) jQuery
9 7 (0.38%) ODBC
10 6 (0.32%) WCF
11 5 (0.27%) Regular Expression
11 5 (0.27%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.27%) J2EE
11 5 (0.27%) WSH
11 5 (0.27%) WSDL
12 4 (0.22%) APPC
12 4 (0.22%) HTML5
13 3 (0.16%) Struts2
13 3 (0.16%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 274 (14.83%) Blackberry
2 113 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (2.60%) NHS
3 48 (2.60%) iPhone
4 43 (2.33%) iPad
5 32 (1.73%) Fat Client
5 32 (1.73%) Thin Client
6 28 (1.52%) PDA
7 23 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.19%) Clustering
9 18 (0.97%) Handset
9 18 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
10 17 (0.92%) Client/Server
11 14 (0.76%) Hedge funds
12 12 (0.65%) Replication
12 12 (0.65%) Computer Science
13 10 (0.54%) IVR
13 10 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.49%) Open Source
15 7 (0.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1848 (100.00%) Windows
2 1084 (58.66%) Windows 7
3 420 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 413 (22.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 180 (9.74%) Windows 8
6 144 (7.79%) Windows Vista
7 123 (6.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 97 (5.25%) Windows 2000
9 83 (4.49%) Linux
10 76 (4.11%) UNIX
11 43 (2.33%) Mac OS X
12 40 (2.16%) Apple iOS
13 33 (1.79%) Android
14 26 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
15 20 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (1.03%) Windows NT
17 17 (0.92%) Mac OS
18 11 (0.60%) Mac OS X Server
18 11 (0.60%) Solaris
19 10 (0.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (17.69%) ITIL
2 199 (10.77%) Migration
3 81 (4.38%) Incident Management
4 52 (2.81%) Service Delivery
5 47 (2.54%) Project Management
5 47 (2.54%) Service Management
6 41 (2.22%) Time Management
7 37 (2.00%) Configuration Management
8 31 (1.68%) Problem Management
9 30 (1.62%) Software Testing
10 28 (1.52%) CRM
11 27 (1.46%) Validation
12 25 (1.35%) User Acceptance Testing
13 24 (1.30%) Change Management
14 23 (1.24%) Software Deployment
15 22 (1.19%) Asset Management
16 21 (1.14%) Workflow
17 20 (1.08%) Document Management
18 18 (0.97%) PRINCE2
18 18 (0.97%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 138 (7.47%) SQL
2 65 (3.52%) VB
3 50 (2.71%) PowerShell
4 38 (2.06%) Java
4 38 (2.06%) JavaScript
5 31 (1.68%) VBScript
6 28 (1.52%) C#
7 26 (1.41%) VBA
8 24 (1.30%) C
9 21 (1.14%) Shell Script
10 20 (1.08%) Perl
11 13 (0.70%) Python
12 9 (0.49%) C++
13 8 (0.43%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.38%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.32%) VB6
16 4 (0.22%) RPG
16 4 (0.22%) COBOL
16 4 (0.22%) PHP
17 3 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 215 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 152 (8.23%) SC Cleared
3 140 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 81 (4.38%) MCSE
5 55 (2.98%) MCP
6 52 (2.81%) DV Cleared
7 39 (2.11%) Degree
8 31 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
9 29 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (1.24%) CCNA
11 19 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 18 (0.97%) MCTS
13 16 (0.87%) MCSA
13 16 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 14 (0.76%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.65%) MCITP
15 12 (0.65%) MOS
16 11 (0.60%) A+ Certification
17 10 (0.54%) MCDST
18 9 (0.49%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (7.85%) SLA
2 30 (1.62%) QA
3 5 (0.27%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.22%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 980 (53.03%) Active Directory
2 156 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (4.38%) XenApp
4 68 (3.68%) Hyper-V
5 67 (3.63%) Microsoft App-V
6 51 (2.76%) VMware ESX
7 31 (1.68%) vSphere
8 27 (1.46%) XenDesktop
9 16 (0.87%) XenServer
10 14 (0.76%) Terminal Services
11 12 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (0.54%) Nmap
12 10 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 8 (0.43%) MetaFrame
13 8 (0.43%) VMware Server
14 6 (0.32%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (0.22%) Xen
15 4 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.22%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 235 (12.72%) SCCM
2 42 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 40 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
4 39 (2.11%) SCOM
5 35 (1.89%) Backup Exec
6 25 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 24 (1.30%) Tivoli
8 22 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (1.03%) WSUS
10 17 (0.92%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 13 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 10 (0.54%) OpenView
12 10 (0.54%) OVSD
12 10 (0.54%) Nessus
13 9 (0.49%) ARCserve
14 8 (0.43%) Casper Suite
14 8 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
16 6 (0.32%) Unicenter
17 5 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 798 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 365 (19.75%) Citrix
3 257 (13.91%) VMware
4 139 (7.52%) HP
5 138 (7.47%) Cisco
6 95 (5.14%) Symantec
7 89 (4.82%) Lotus
8 78 (4.22%) Oracle
9 76 (4.11%) Apple
10 54 (2.92%) Dell
11 52 (2.81%) Remedy
12 50 (2.71%) NetApp
13 46 (2.49%) McAfee
14 38 (2.06%) Bloomberg
14 38 (2.06%) Altiris
15 32 (1.73%) Red Hat
15 32 (1.73%) IBM
16 25 (1.35%) Reuters
17 24 (1.30%) Veeam
18 23 (1.24%) AppSense
Newbury, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £17.00 - £19.00 per day + Circa £18 Per Hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Merseyside
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
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Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
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Rate: £13.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18.00 - £21.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £100 - £105 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Experis Ltd
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London
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