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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 306 168 71
Rank change year-on-year
-138 -97
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 360 710 1318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 1.40% 2.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.19% 6.30% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 273 559
Median daily rate £175 £170 £193
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -11.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £100 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £173 £190
% change year-on-year
+4.34% -9.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 234 357
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.93 £14.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% -1.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.89 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.34 £20.19 £23.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -4.64%
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
11291 11277 11008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.17% 22.28% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7146 6503 6298
Median daily rate £398 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.65% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 920 993
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £38.33 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Windows XP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -62 108 £175 +9.37% 15
South East -90 78 £188 -21.87% 18
West Midlands -43 37 £156 +22.54% 7
East Midlands -14 31 £137 -19.55% 5
East of England -13 24 £166 +3.90% 6
North West -53 23 £175 -41.17% 10
North East -19 22 £270 +125.00% 2
Yorkshire -23 22 £130 -18.75% 9
South West -59 15 £325 +80.55% 3
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 808 (100.00%) Windows
2 497 (61.51%) Active Directory
3 408 (50.50%) Microsoft
4 393 (48.64%) Windows 7
5 344 (42.57%) MS Office
6 211 (26.11%) ITIL
7 191 (23.64%) Windows Server
8 185 (22.90%) MS Exchange
9 178 (22.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 161 (19.93%) Citrix
11 159 (19.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 153 (18.94%) Blackberry
13 135 (16.71%) MS Excel
14 134 (16.58%) Windows 8
15 130 (16.09%) TCP/IP
16 118 (14.60%) VMware
17 108 (13.37%) Finance
18 100 (12.38%) Security Cleared
19 96 (11.88%) DNS
20 93 (11.51%) SCCM
21 90 (11.14%) HP
22 86 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
23 83 (10.27%) LAN
24 82 (10.15%) Exchange Server 2003
24 82 (10.15%) Exchange Server 2010
25 79 (9.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
26 78 (9.65%) Office 365
27 73 (9.03%) SC Cleared
28 72 (8.91%) WAN
29 66 (8.17%) SLA

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 185 (22.90%) MS Exchange
2 82 (10.15%) Exchange Server 2003
2 82 (10.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (9.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 61 (7.55%) IBM Notes
5 35 (4.33%) SharePoint
6 33 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 27 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (2.72%) Skype for Business
9 13 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 12 (1.49%) IIS
11 8 (0.99%) JBoss
11 8 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.87%) IBM Domino
12 7 (0.87%) Live Communications Server
13 6 (0.74%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.62%) Apache
15 4 (0.50%) Confluence
16 2 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 344 (42.57%) MS Office
2 135 (16.71%) MS Excel
3 21 (2.60%) Acrobat
4 20 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.87%) AutoCAD
6 7 (0.87%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.50%) MS Project
7 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.87%) Eikon
3 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.25%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 78 (9.65%) Office 365
2 16 (1.98%) Mimecast
3 11 (1.36%) Google Apps
4 7 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 130 (16.09%) TCP/IP
2 96 (11.88%) DNS
3 83 (10.27%) LAN
4 72 (8.91%) WAN
5 60 (7.43%) VPN
6 56 (6.93%) DHCP
6 56 (6.93%) Internet
6 56 (6.93%) Wireless
7 48 (5.94%) Firewall
8 37 (4.58%) Remote Desktop
9 31 (3.84%) SAN
10 18 (2.23%) SSH
10 18 (2.23%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (2.10%) SNMP
12 15 (1.86%) VoIP
13 12 (1.49%) 3G
13 12 (1.49%) FTP
14 11 (1.36%) Extranet
15 9 (1.11%) HTTP
15 9 (1.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (0.74%) MS Access
3 6 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.37%) MySQL
6 2 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.12%) Big Data
7 1 (0.12%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.12%) DB2
7 1 (0.12%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.12%) HBase
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.12%) QlikView
7 1 (0.12%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.12%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 13 (1.61%) MSI
1 13 (1.61%) Subversion
2 12 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 12 (1.49%) JIRA
3 7 (0.87%) ClearCase
3 7 (0.87%) ClearQuest
4 5 (0.62%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.50%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.37%) NetBeans
6 3 (0.37%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.25%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.25%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.25%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.25%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.25%) Trac
8 1 (0.12%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.12%) JMeter
8 1 (0.12%) JUnit
8 1 (0.12%) Maven
8 1 (0.12%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 108 (13.37%) Finance
2 51 (6.31%) Banking
3 38 (4.70%) Legal
4 33 (4.08%) Law
5 24 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.60%) Back Office
6 21 (2.60%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.60%) Retail
7 12 (1.49%) Front Office
8 11 (1.36%) Billing
8 11 (1.36%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.24%) German Language
10 7 (0.87%) Local Government
11 6 (0.74%) Dutch Language
11 6 (0.74%) Italian Language
11 6 (0.74%) Marketing
11 6 (0.74%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.62%) Electronics
12 5 (0.62%) Publishing
12 5 (0.62%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 286 (35.40%) Analyst
2 165 (20.42%) Support Engineer
3 160 (19.80%) Service Analyst
4 147 (18.19%) Service Desk Analyst
5 131 (16.21%) Desktop Support
6 119 (14.73%) Support Analyst
7 91 (11.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 77 (9.53%) Desktop Engineer
9 70 (8.66%) IT Support
10 65 (8.04%) 1st Line Support
11 63 (7.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 58 (7.18%) Service Desk Support
13 48 (5.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 46 (5.69%) Service Desk Support Analyst
15 44 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 43 (5.32%) IT Analyst
17 41 (5.07%) Desktop Analyst
18 37 (4.58%) Desktop Support Analyst
18 37 (4.58%) Help Desk Support
19 33 (4.08%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.10%) Web Services
2 11 (1.36%) HTML
3 10 (1.24%) jQuery
3 10 (1.24%) XML
4 9 (1.11%) Java EE
5 8 (0.99%) JSON
6 7 (0.87%) AngularJS
6 7 (0.87%) HTML5
6 7 (0.87%) WSDL
7 6 (0.74%) CSS
8 4 (0.50%) .NET
9 2 (0.25%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.25%) LAMP
9 2 (0.25%) Middleware
9 2 (0.25%) Spring
10 1 (0.12%) Ajax
10 1 (0.12%) Guava
10 1 (0.12%) Silverlight
10 1 (0.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 153 (18.94%) Blackberry
2 45 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.08%) Data Centre
4 29 (3.59%) NHS
5 26 (3.22%) Driving Licence
6 19 (2.35%) Fat Client
6 19 (2.35%) iPhone
6 19 (2.35%) Thin Client
7 18 (2.23%) iPad
7 18 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
9 15 (1.86%) Mathematics
9 15 (1.86%) PDA
10 13 (1.61%) AS400
11 11 (1.36%) EPoS
12 9 (1.11%) Clustering
13 8 (0.99%) Statistics
14 7 (0.87%) Replication
15 4 (0.50%) BBC
15 4 (0.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 808 (100.00%) Windows
2 393 (48.64%) Windows 7
3 191 (23.64%) Windows Server
4 178 (22.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 159 (19.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 134 (16.58%) Windows 8
7 63 (7.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 61 (7.55%) Windows Vista
9 53 (6.56%) Linux
10 49 (6.06%) Windows 10
11 47 (5.82%) Unix
12 39 (4.83%) Apple iOS
13 38 (4.70%) Windows 2000
14 30 (3.71%) Android
14 30 (3.71%) Mac OS X
15 16 (1.98%) Mac OS
15 16 (1.98%) Windows NT
16 14 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
18 10 (1.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (26.11%) ITIL
2 53 (6.56%) Incident Management
3 52 (6.44%) Service Management
4 49 (6.06%) Migration
5 47 (5.82%) Mentoring
6 44 (5.45%) Service Delivery
7 42 (5.20%) Configuration Management
8 38 (4.70%) Problem Management
9 30 (3.71%) ITSM
10 26 (3.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 22 (2.72%) Coaching
11 22 (2.72%) PRINCE2
12 21 (2.60%) Requirements Analysis
13 20 (2.48%) Application Packaging
13 20 (2.48%) Change Management
13 20 (2.48%) Project Management
14 19 (2.35%) Change Control
14 19 (2.35%) Time Management
15 18 (2.23%) Release Management
15 18 (2.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (5.07%) SQL
2 34 (4.21%) Java
3 29 (3.59%) PowerShell
4 27 (3.34%) C
5 18 (2.23%) VBScript
6 14 (1.73%) C++
7 11 (1.36%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.36%) Perl
8 10 (1.24%) PL/SQL
9 9 (1.11%) Objective-C
10 6 (0.74%) Korn
11 5 (0.62%) Ruby
12 4 (0.50%) PHP
12 4 (0.50%) Python
13 3 (0.37%) Ada
13 3 (0.37%) C#
13 3 (0.37%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.12%) R
14 1 (0.12%) Scala
14 1 (0.12%) VB
Qualifications
1 100 (12.38%) Security Cleared
2 86 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 73 (9.03%) SC Cleared
4 34 (4.21%) MCP
5 33 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
6 27 (3.34%) MCSE
7 22 (2.72%) Degree
8 17 (2.10%) CCNA
8 17 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.73%) MCSA
10 9 (1.11%) DBS Check
10 9 (1.11%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.11%) MCITP
11 8 (0.99%) HND
12 7 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (0.87%) MCDST
13 6 (0.74%) A+ Certification
14 5 (0.62%) HNC
14 5 (0.62%) MOS
15 4 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (8.17%) SLA
2 4 (0.50%) QA
3 2 (0.25%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 497 (61.51%) Active Directory
2 63 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.84%) Hyper-V
3 31 (3.84%) XenDesktop
4 29 (3.59%) VMware ESX
4 29 (3.59%) XenApp
5 26 (3.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (1.49%) Terminal Services
7 11 (1.36%) KVM
8 10 (1.24%) vSphere
9 7 (0.87%) NFS
9 7 (0.87%) StorNext
9 7 (0.87%) Xsan
10 4 (0.50%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.37%) Docker
11 3 (0.37%) Samba
12 2 (0.25%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 93 (11.51%) SCCM
2 24 (2.97%) Norton AntiVirus
3 21 (2.60%) DameWare
4 17 (2.10%) Backup Exec
4 17 (2.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 14 (1.73%) WSUS
6 11 (1.36%) Nagios
7 10 (1.24%) HP SIM
8 6 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 6 (0.74%) ServiceCenter
8 6 (0.74%) Windows Intune
9 5 (0.62%) Netcool
9 5 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.62%) Unicenter
10 4 (0.50%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.50%) OpenView
10 4 (0.50%) SCOM
10 4 (0.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 3 (0.37%) Kubernetes
11 3 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 408 (50.50%) Microsoft
2 161 (19.93%) Citrix
3 118 (14.60%) VMware
4 90 (11.14%) HP
5 61 (7.55%) Lotus
6 59 (7.30%) Cisco
7 49 (6.06%) Dell
8 38 (4.70%) Red Hat
8 38 (4.70%) Symantec
9 32 (3.96%) Oracle
10 31 (3.84%) Adobe
10 31 (3.84%) Apple
11 26 (3.22%) Bloomberg
12 25 (3.09%) Reuters
13 24 (2.97%) Remedy
14 19 (2.35%) iManage
15 18 (2.23%) Avaya
16 15 (1.86%) AppSense
16 15 (1.86%) Sophos
17 14 (1.73%) IBM
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £13.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £8 - £11 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £14 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Lewes, East Sussex
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £9 - £12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11.30 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Energon People
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £16.50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester
Pertemps IT
Rate: Up to £14 per hour all inclusive
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £13.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago