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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 66 66 76
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1370 1211 1262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.62% 2.76% 2.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.00% 13.06% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 466 413
Average daily rate £190 £246 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.84% +3.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £116 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £186 £235 £240
% change year-on-year
-20.92% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 328 338
Average hourly rate £14.42 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.95 £25.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £13.80
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -0.36%
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11415 9276 11249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.80% 21.12% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6446 5024 5856
Average daily rate £350 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1032 962 1101
Average hourly rate £16.20 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -33 442 £205 -18.81% 72
South East +1 321 £190 -25.49% 45
North West +6 128 £223 +27.42% 24
East Midlands +33 121 £89 -19.31% 11
South West -2 108 £170 -32.00% 13
East of England -39 77 £214 +12.50% 19
West Midlands -5 75 £249 -23.46% 13
Yorkshire -18 74 £175 +22.80% 31
North East -18 14 £211 -29.58% 6
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2591 (100.00%) Windows
2 1546 (59.67%) Windows 7
3 1396 (53.88%) Active Directory
4 1086 (41.91%) MS Office
5 1076 (41.53%) Microsoft
6 553 (21.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 539 (20.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 516 (19.92%) ITIL
9 491 (18.95%) Citrix
10 479 (18.49%) MS Excel
11 463 (17.87%) MS Exchange
12 403 (15.55%) Blackberry
13 309 (11.93%) Finance
14 301 (11.62%) Security Cleared
15 289 (11.15%) Migration
16 282 (10.88%) SCCM
17 278 (10.73%) HP
18 263 (10.15%) VMware
19 252 (9.73%) SC Cleared
20 224 (8.65%) TCP/IP
21 203 (7.83%) Windows 2000
22 193 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
23 189 (7.29%) Windows Vista
24 187 (7.22%) SQL
25 177 (6.83%) VPN
26 171 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2010
27 163 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
28 158 (6.10%) DNS
29 157 (6.06%) Lotus
30 154 (5.94%) IBM Notes

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 463 (17.87%) MS Exchange
2 171 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 154 (5.94%) IBM Notes
4 153 (5.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 119 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 116 (4.48%) SharePoint
7 88 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 40 (1.54%) IIS
9 24 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
10 21 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
10 21 (0.81%) Lync
11 15 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
12 11 (0.42%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.39%) Apache
14 8 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
15 5 (0.19%) WorkSite
15 5 (0.19%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.19%) GroupWise
16 3 (0.12%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 1086 (41.91%) MS Office
2 479 (18.49%) MS Excel
3 60 (2.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 28 (1.08%) MS Project
6 9 (0.35%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.15%) CINEMA 4D
7 4 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.15%) Vectorworks
8 2 (0.077%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.039%) CATIA
9 1 (0.039%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.039%) Quicktime
9 1 (0.039%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 36 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.46%) assyst
2 12 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.12%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
5 3 (0.12%) Eikon
6 2 (0.077%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.077%) Line 500
6 2 (0.077%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.039%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.039%) BPCS
7 1 (0.039%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.039%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.039%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 38 (1.47%) Office 365
2 7 (0.27%) SaaS
3 1 (0.039%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.039%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.039%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 224 (8.65%) TCP/IP
2 177 (6.83%) VPN
3 158 (6.10%) DNS
4 141 (5.44%) LAN
5 127 (4.90%) DHCP
6 116 (4.48%) Internet
7 108 (4.17%) WAN
8 76 (2.93%) Firewall
9 67 (2.59%) SAN
10 53 (2.05%) Wireless
11 51 (1.97%) VoIP
12 30 (1.16%) HTTPS
13 28 (1.08%) SSL
14 27 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
15 25 (0.96%) 3G
16 19 (0.73%) Broadband
16 19 (0.73%) IP Telephony
16 19 (0.73%) Wireshark
17 18 (0.69%) HTTP
18 16 (0.62%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (5.40%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 34 (1.31%) Oracle Database
4 32 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (0.66%) MS Access
7 16 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (0.54%) Relational Database
9 12 (0.46%) DTS
9 12 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 11 (0.42%) MySQL
11 10 (0.39%) Oracle8/8i Database
11 10 (0.39%) Oracle9i Database
11 10 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (0.35%) Ingres
13 8 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (0.27%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (0.19%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 88 (3.40%) MSI
2 39 (1.51%) Wise Package Studio
3 35 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
4 19 (0.73%) TestDirector
5 15 (0.58%) WinRunner
5 15 (0.58%) InstallShield
5 15 (0.58%) Jenkins
6 14 (0.54%) AdminStudio
6 14 (0.54%) LoadRunner
6 14 (0.54%) Ant
7 13 (0.50%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.42%) Subversion
9 6 (0.23%) PowerBuilder
10 5 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.12%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.12%) Toad
11 3 (0.12%) NUnit
11 3 (0.12%) Moq
11 3 (0.12%) JIRA
11 3 (0.12%) SoapUI
General
1 309 (11.93%) Finance
2 154 (5.94%) Banking
3 81 (3.13%) Legal
4 74 (2.86%) Back Office
5 68 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 65 (2.51%) Retail
7 46 (1.78%) Front Office
8 44 (1.70%) Financial Institution
9 38 (1.47%) Law
10 37 (1.43%) Investment Banking
11 32 (1.24%) Manufacturing
12 30 (1.16%) International Banking
13 25 (0.96%) French Language
14 22 (0.85%) Local Government
15 14 (0.54%) German Language
16 9 (0.35%) Italian Language
17 8 (0.31%) Spanish Language
18 7 (0.27%) Japanese Language
19 6 (0.23%) Publishing
20 5 (0.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 762 (29.41%) Analyst
2 449 (17.33%) Support Engineer
3 433 (16.71%) Desktop Support
4 360 (13.89%) Service Analyst
5 357 (13.78%) Service Desk Analyst
6 333 (12.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 261 (10.07%) Support Analyst
8 244 (9.42%) 1st Line Support
9 236 (9.11%) Desktop Engineer
10 154 (5.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 127 (4.90%) Desktop Analyst
12 111 (4.28%) IT Support
13 107 (4.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 107 (4.13%) Help Desk Support
14 88 (3.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 83 (3.20%) Help Desk Analyst
16 78 (3.01%) Applications Packager
16 78 (3.01%) Rollout Engineer
17 69 (2.66%) 3rd Line Support
18 68 (2.62%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (4.05%) Application Packaging
2 93 (3.59%) .NET
3 83 (3.20%) HTML
4 52 (2.01%) JSP
5 50 (1.93%) ASP.NET
6 32 (1.24%) WSH
7 28 (1.08%) XML
8 22 (0.85%) Software Packaging
9 16 (0.62%) Web Services
10 15 (0.58%) CSS
11 14 (0.54%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 12 (0.46%) Hibernate
12 12 (0.46%) Ajax
13 11 (0.42%) Spring
13 11 (0.42%) .NET Framework
14 10 (0.39%) Java EE
15 9 (0.35%) Servlets
15 9 (0.35%) J2EE
15 9 (0.35%) Struts
16 7 (0.27%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 403 (15.55%) Blackberry
2 97 (3.74%) iPhone
3 54 (2.08%) iPad
4 51 (1.97%) Fat Client
4 51 (1.97%) Thin Client
5 44 (1.70%) NHS
6 33 (1.27%) Clustering
7 31 (1.20%) Handset
8 29 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
9 26 (1.00%) Hedge funds
10 24 (0.93%) Management Information System
11 20 (0.77%) Fixed Income
11 20 (0.77%) Derivative
12 19 (0.73%) Replication
13 18 (0.69%) PDA
14 16 (0.62%) CMDB
15 14 (0.54%) EPoS
16 12 (0.46%) Equities
17 11 (0.42%) Smartphone
17 11 (0.42%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2591 (100.00%) Windows
2 1546 (59.67%) Windows 7
3 553 (21.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 539 (20.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 203 (7.83%) Windows 2000
6 189 (7.29%) Windows Vista
7 150 (5.79%) Windows 8
8 114 (4.40%) Linux
9 100 (3.86%) UNIX
10 79 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 52 (2.01%) NetWare
11 52 (2.01%) Mac OS X
12 49 (1.89%) Apple iOS
13 31 (1.20%) Windows NT
14 29 (1.12%) Android
15 27 (1.04%) Solaris
16 26 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
17 19 (0.73%) AIX
18 14 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
19 8 (0.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (19.92%) ITIL
2 289 (11.15%) Migration
3 87 (3.36%) Incident Management
4 82 (3.16%) Service Management
5 60 (2.32%) Change Management
6 59 (2.28%) Project Management
7 58 (2.24%) Test Scripting
8 55 (2.12%) ITSM
9 53 (2.05%) Service Delivery
10 51 (1.97%) User Acceptance Testing
11 46 (1.78%) Problem Management
12 45 (1.74%) Time Management
12 45 (1.74%) Software Deployment
12 45 (1.74%) Software Testing
13 41 (1.58%) Configuration Management
14 40 (1.54%) Disaster Recovery
15 31 (1.20%) Validation
15 31 (1.20%) Test Strategy
16 30 (1.16%) Asset Management
16 30 (1.16%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 187 (7.22%) SQL
2 121 (4.67%) PowerShell
3 111 (4.28%) VB
4 109 (4.21%) VBScript
5 67 (2.59%) JavaScript
6 48 (1.85%) Java
7 44 (1.70%) Perl
8 37 (1.43%) C++
9 36 (1.39%) C
10 34 (1.31%) C#
11 25 (0.96%) Python
12 21 (0.81%) Scala
13 20 (0.77%) VBA
14 12 (0.46%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.42%) VB6
16 8 (0.31%) Ruby
16 8 (0.31%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.27%) T-SQL
18 5 (0.19%) PHP
19 4 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 301 (11.62%) Security Cleared
2 252 (9.73%) SC Cleared
3 193 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 85 (3.28%) MCSE
5 77 (2.97%) MCP
6 60 (2.32%) ITIL Certification
7 44 (1.70%) ISTQB
8 43 (1.66%) DV Cleared
9 38 (1.47%) MCITP
10 35 (1.35%) Degree
11 30 (1.16%) MCSA
12 24 (0.93%) ISEB
12 24 (0.93%) MCDST
13 22 (0.85%) MCTS
13 22 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (0.66%) A+ Certification
15 16 (0.62%) CCNA
16 15 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
17 12 (0.46%) CCA
18 9 (0.35%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (5.48%) SLA
2 15 (0.58%) QA
3 9 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.039%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.039%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.039%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.039%) BS15000
System Software
1 1396 (53.88%) Active Directory
2 163 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 118 (4.55%) XenApp
5 96 (3.71%) XenDesktop
6 94 (3.63%) Hyper-V
7 23 (0.89%) VMware ESX
8 18 (0.69%) vSphere
9 17 (0.66%) Nmap
10 14 (0.54%) Terminal Services
11 10 (0.39%) MetaFrame
11 10 (0.39%) XenServer
11 10 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 10 (0.39%) IAG
11 10 (0.39%) UAG
12 9 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (0.31%) Terminal Server
13 8 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
14 7 (0.27%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 282 (10.88%) SCCM
2 67 (2.59%) HP Quality Center
3 55 (2.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 51 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 48 (1.85%) ServiceCenter
6 42 (1.62%) Backup Exec
7 41 (1.58%) SCOM
8 32 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
9 28 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
10 24 (0.93%) WSUS
11 22 (0.85%) Tivoli
12 21 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 19 (0.73%) SCVMM
14 17 (0.66%) Nessus
15 15 (0.58%) Unicenter
16 12 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 11 (0.42%) Netcool
17 11 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 11 (0.42%) ZENworks
18 10 (0.39%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1076 (41.53%) Microsoft
2 491 (18.95%) Citrix
3 278 (10.73%) HP
4 263 (10.15%) VMware
5 157 (6.06%) Lotus
6 152 (5.87%) Cisco
7 139 (5.36%) Oracle
8 131 (5.06%) Remedy
9 83 (3.20%) Dell
10 81 (3.13%) Symantec
11 76 (2.93%) Novell
12 64 (2.47%) Apple
13 55 (2.12%) McAfee
14 46 (1.78%) AppSense
15 45 (1.74%) Bloomberg
16 42 (1.62%) LANDesk
17 39 (1.51%) Reuters
18 35 (1.35%) CA
19 33 (1.27%) IBM
20 31 (1.20%) NetApp
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £120 to £150 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Posted: 13 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £9 to £12 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £16.00 - £21.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Enfield, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Solvings Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 to £16 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Orderwork
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: 2 days ago