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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 185 73 75
Rank change year-on-year
-112 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 632 1184 1183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.22% 2.40% 2.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.65% 10.49% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 486 486
Average daily rate
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£175 £189 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.28% -10.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £388 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £225
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 312 325
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £20.00 £23.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
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
11186 11287 10450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.65% 22.85% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6738 6499 5850
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 882 973 972
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -92 203 £151 -15.97% 37
South East -81 119 £338 +50.00% 31
South West -6 76 £150 -16.66% 9
North West -36 66 £210 -0.97% 10
East Midlands -15 51 £410 +30.15% 5
East of England -45 38 £200 +21.21% 16
Yorkshire -57 38 £120 -34.24% 7
West Midlands -48 32 £150 -25.00% 9
North East -38 8 £250 -1.18%
Midlands -1 2 - -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1316 (100.00%) Windows
2 774 (58.81%) Windows 7
3 761 (57.83%) Active Directory
4 626 (47.57%) Microsoft
5 575 (43.69%) MS Office
6 305 (23.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 295 (22.42%) MS Excel
8 269 (20.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 261 (19.83%) ITIL
10 244 (18.54%) MS Exchange
11 238 (18.09%) Citrix
12 211 (16.03%) VMware
13 194 (14.74%) Windows 8
14 165 (12.54%) Security Cleared
15 164 (12.46%) Migration
16 153 (11.63%) SCCM
17 148 (11.25%) Blackberry
18 131 (9.95%) DNS
19 123 (9.35%) SLA
20 119 (9.04%) SC Cleared
20 119 (9.04%) Windows Server 2012
21 118 (8.97%) TCP/IP
22 116 (8.81%) LAN
22 116 (8.81%) WAN
23 114 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
24 109 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2010
24 109 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
25 104 (7.90%) SQL
26 102 (7.75%) DHCP
27 101 (7.67%) Finance

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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
1 244 (18.54%) MS Exchange
2 109 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (5.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 46 (3.50%) SharePoint
4 46 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 39 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2003
6 35 (2.66%) Lync
7 34 (2.58%) IBM Notes
8 22 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (1.52%) WorkSite
9 20 (1.52%) IIS
10 12 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.38%) Live Communications Server
12 4 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (0.30%) Apache
13 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.23%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.23%) Moodle
Applications
1 575 (43.69%) MS Office
2 295 (22.42%) MS Excel
3 39 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.23%) Vectorworks
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.076%) MS Project
7 1 (0.076%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.076%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.076%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
1 5 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.23%) assyst
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.076%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.076%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.076%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.076%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.076%) TeleForm
4 1 (0.076%) Eikon
4 1 (0.076%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.076%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 51 (3.88%) Office 365
2 6 (0.46%) Google Apps
3 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.076%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.076%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 131 (9.95%) DNS
2 118 (8.97%) TCP/IP
3 116 (8.81%) WAN
3 116 (8.81%) LAN
4 102 (7.75%) DHCP
5 54 (4.10%) VPN
5 54 (4.10%) Firewall
6 41 (3.12%) SAN
7 38 (2.89%) Internet
8 37 (2.81%) Wireless
9 34 (2.58%) VoIP
10 21 (1.60%) VLAN
11 16 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (1.06%) IP Telephony
12 14 (1.06%) SSL
13 11 (0.84%) MPLS
13 11 (0.84%) LDAP
13 11 (0.84%) Broadband
13 11 (0.84%) Network Security
14 9 (0.68%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (0.38%) DB2
6 4 (0.30%) DTS
6 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (0.30%) MS Access
6 4 (0.30%) Lumira
6 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.30%) Xcelsius
6 4 (0.30%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (0.30%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (0.23%) Big Data
7 3 (0.23%) MySQL
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.23%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.15%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 36 (2.74%) MSI
2 11 (0.84%) Subversion
3 7 (0.53%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.38%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (0.30%) StarTeam
6 3 (0.23%) JIRA
6 3 (0.23%) Introscope
6 3 (0.23%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.23%) Toad
7 2 (0.15%) WinRunner
7 2 (0.15%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.15%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.076%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.076%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.076%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.076%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.076%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.076%) Mercurial
General
1 101 (7.67%) Finance
2 58 (4.41%) Banking
3 39 (2.96%) Law
4 32 (2.43%) Legal
5 27 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.37%) Retail
9 17 (1.29%) French Language
10 13 (0.99%) German Language
11 11 (0.84%) Local Government
12 9 (0.68%) Back Office
12 9 (0.68%) Spanish Language
13 8 (0.61%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.46%) Russian Language
14 6 (0.46%) Front Office
14 6 (0.46%) Advertising
15 4 (0.30%) Publishing
15 4 (0.30%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 383 (29.10%) Analyst
2 272 (20.67%) Support Engineer
3 245 (18.62%) Desktop Support
4 201 (15.27%) 2nd Line Support
5 196 (14.89%) Service Analyst
6 195 (14.82%) Service Desk Analyst
7 174 (13.22%) Support Analyst
8 164 (12.46%) Desktop Engineer
9 143 (10.87%) 1st Line Support
10 114 (8.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 100 (7.60%) IT Support
12 74 (5.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 48 (3.65%) Desktop Analyst
14 47 (3.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 46 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 44 (3.34%) Help Desk Support
17 37 (2.81%) IT Support Engineer
18 32 (2.43%) Support Technician
19 31 (2.36%) 3rd Line Support
20 30 (2.28%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (2.43%) Application Packaging
2 22 (1.67%) .NET
3 13 (0.99%) Web Services
4 12 (0.91%) XML
5 9 (0.68%) HTML
5 9 (0.68%) WCF
5 9 (0.68%) Java EE
6 7 (0.53%) Software Packaging
6 7 (0.53%) jQuery
7 6 (0.46%) JSON
7 6 (0.46%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.38%) WSDL
8 5 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (0.38%) HTML5
8 5 (0.38%) LINQ
8 5 (0.38%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.30%) Middleware
9 4 (0.30%) COM
9 4 (0.30%) CSS
10 3 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 148 (11.25%) Blackberry
2 109 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (3.12%) iPhone
4 40 (3.04%) Data Centre
5 38 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.66%) NHS
7 28 (2.13%) iPad
8 21 (1.60%) Thin Client
8 21 (1.60%) Fat Client
9 20 (1.52%) PDA
10 18 (1.37%) Hedge funds
11 14 (1.06%) EPoS
12 12 (0.91%) Replication
13 10 (0.76%) Clustering
14 9 (0.68%) Client/Server
14 9 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.68%) CMDB
15 8 (0.61%) Handset
15 8 (0.61%) EqualLogic
15 8 (0.61%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1316 (100.00%) Windows
2 774 (58.81%) Windows 7
3 305 (23.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 269 (20.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 194 (14.74%) Windows 8
6 119 (9.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 66 (5.02%) Windows Vista
8 61 (4.64%) Android
9 56 (4.26%) Linux
10 50 (3.80%) UNIX
11 40 (3.04%) Windows 2000
12 39 (2.96%) Mac OS X
13 38 (2.89%) Apple iOS
14 36 (2.74%) Windows 2000 Server
15 15 (1.14%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.61%) AIX
17 7 (0.53%) Windows NT
18 6 (0.46%) Ubuntu
19 5 (0.38%) CentOS
19 5 (0.38%) BlackBerry OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (19.83%) ITIL
2 164 (12.46%) Migration
3 70 (5.32%) Incident Management
4 57 (4.33%) Service Management
5 48 (3.65%) Project Management
6 38 (2.89%) Configuration Management
7 35 (2.66%) Change Management
8 32 (2.43%) Application Discovery
9 30 (2.28%) Problem Management
10 27 (2.05%) Asset Management
11 24 (1.82%) Continuous Improvement
11 24 (1.82%) Software Distribution
12 22 (1.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (1.67%) ITSM
13 20 (1.52%) Service Delivery
13 20 (1.52%) Requirements Analysis
13 20 (1.52%) Coaching
13 20 (1.52%) IT Asset Management
14 19 (1.44%) Software Deployment
14 19 (1.44%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (7.90%) SQL
2 37 (2.81%) VB
3 31 (2.36%) VBScript
4 29 (2.20%) PowerShell
5 21 (1.60%) Java
6 16 (1.22%) T-SQL
7 14 (1.06%) C
8 12 (0.91%) C#
9 11 (0.84%) C++
9 11 (0.84%) JavaScript
9 11 (0.84%) Perl
10 8 (0.61%) VBA
11 6 (0.46%) Python
12 5 (0.38%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.38%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.23%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.23%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.23%) COBOL
14 2 (0.15%) VB6
14 2 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 165 (12.54%) Security Cleared
2 119 (9.04%) SC Cleared
3 114 (8.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (3.57%) MCSE
5 36 (2.74%) MCP
6 34 (2.58%) MCSA
7 31 (2.36%) MCITP
8 30 (2.28%) DV Cleared
9 26 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (1.82%) CCNA
11 19 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (1.44%) Degree
12 18 (1.37%) MCDST
13 14 (1.06%) MCTS
14 7 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (0.46%) A+ Certification
15 6 (0.46%) MOS
16 4 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
17 3 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 2 (0.15%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (9.35%) SLA
2 12 (0.91%) QA
3 5 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.076%) COBIT
5 1 (0.076%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.076%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.076%) GxP
System Software
1 761 (57.83%) Active Directory
2 93 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 48 (3.65%) XenApp
5 46 (3.50%) VMware ESX
6 34 (2.58%) Hyper-V
7 33 (2.51%) vSphere
8 22 (1.67%) XenDesktop
9 18 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (0.68%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.61%) Xen
13 7 (0.53%) XenServer
13 7 (0.53%) DFS Replication
14 5 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (0.38%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.38%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.23%) NDS
15 3 (0.23%) BitLocker
16 1 (0.076%) UAG
Systems Management
1 153 (11.63%) SCCM
2 26 (1.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 21 (1.60%) SCOM
4 19 (1.44%) Backup Exec
5 12 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 11 (0.84%) WSUS
7 10 (0.76%) Tivoli
7 10 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (0.68%) Unicenter
9 8 (0.61%) DameWare
9 8 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
10 7 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (0.53%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 6 (0.46%) Cisco IPCC
11 6 (0.46%) ARCserve
12 5 (0.38%) HP SIM
12 5 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 3 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 626 (47.57%) Microsoft
2 238 (18.09%) Citrix
3 211 (16.03%) VMware
4 98 (7.45%) Cisco
5 93 (7.07%) HP
6 61 (4.64%) Apple
7 59 (4.48%) Dell
8 50 (3.80%) Remedy
9 46 (3.50%) Symantec
10 44 (3.34%) McAfee
11 37 (2.81%) Lotus
12 32 (2.43%) Oracle
13 25 (1.90%) Red Hat
14 20 (1.52%) LANDesk
15 18 (1.37%) Bloomberg
16 16 (1.22%) Altiris
16 16 (1.22%) SAP
16 16 (1.22%) EMC
16 16 (1.22%) Avaya
17 13 (0.99%) Adobe
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