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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 346 213 103
Rank change year-on-year
-133 -110
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 281 572 1056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 1.13% 2.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.91% 5.23% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 223 483
Median daily rate £250 £190 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £115 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £398 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £283 £190
% change year-on-year
-2.65% +48.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 149 274
Median hourly rate £13.70 £14.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.27 £30.90 £20.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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
9655 10927 12115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.12% 21.57% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6074 6508 7291
Median daily rate £400 £388 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 909 1060
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £42.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -105 66 £170 +3.03% 14
North East +26 65 £320 +156.00% 1
South East -56 45 £194 -32.01% 18
North West -28 27 £335 +13.55% 4
East Midlands -21 25 £120 -25.00%
Yorkshire +13 17 £223 -32.83% 2
South West -34 16 £200 +33.33% 3
East of England -15 13 £330 +3.12% 2
West Midlands -31 13 £275 +41.93% 4
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 545 (100.00%) Windows
2 304 (55.78%) Active Directory
3 273 (50.09%) Microsoft
4 270 (49.54%) Windows 7
5 198 (36.33%) MS Office
6 180 (33.03%) ITIL
7 129 (23.67%) MS Excel
8 125 (22.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 123 (22.57%) Windows Server
10 116 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 103 (18.90%) Blackberry
12 93 (17.06%) Windows 8
13 86 (15.78%) Citrix
14 82 (15.05%) MS Exchange
15 78 (14.31%) Service Management
15 78 (14.31%) SLA
16 73 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
17 72 (13.21%) Linux
18 71 (13.03%) HP
19 68 (12.48%) Windows 2000
20 67 (12.29%) Finance
20 67 (12.29%) Office 365
21 63 (11.56%) Unix
21 63 (11.56%) SCCM
22 61 (11.19%) Problem Management
22 61 (11.19%) Security Cleared
23 60 (11.01%) ITSM
24 59 (10.83%) VMware
25 58 (10.64%) Windows 10
26 55 (10.09%) AIX

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 82 (15.05%) MS Exchange
2 49 (8.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 46 (8.44%) WebSphere
4 35 (6.42%) IBM Notes
5 32 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2003
6 31 (5.69%) SharePoint
7 22 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (3.30%) IIS
9 15 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 10 (1.83%) Skype for Business
12 7 (1.28%) JBoss
12 7 (1.28%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.73%) SAS
13 4 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.55%) Documentum
14 3 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.37%) Jetty
15 2 (0.37%) nginx
15 2 (0.37%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 198 (36.33%) MS Office
2 129 (23.67%) MS Excel
3 42 (7.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.39%) Eikon
2 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 67 (12.29%) Office 365
2 40 (7.34%) PaaS
3 39 (7.16%) IaaS
4 38 (6.97%) SaaS
5 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.55%) G Suite
7 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.37%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.18%) Heroku
8 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 49 (8.99%) DNS
2 45 (8.26%) TCP/IP
3 36 (6.61%) DHCP
4 34 (6.24%) LAN
4 34 (6.24%) VPN
5 33 (6.06%) Firewall
6 28 (5.14%) WAN
7 20 (3.67%) Internet
8 17 (3.12%) SAN
9 16 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
10 14 (2.57%) VoIP
10 14 (2.57%) Wireless
11 13 (2.39%) NAS
12 12 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (2.02%) IP Telephony
14 7 (1.28%) LDAP
14 7 (1.28%) OpenLDAP
14 7 (1.28%) Skype
14 7 (1.28%) SSH
15 6 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.81%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.65%) MS Access
5 7 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.92%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 3 (0.55%) SAS Enterprise Miner
10 2 (0.37%) DTS
10 2 (0.37%) MySQL
10 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.37%) Sybase ASE
11 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.18%) EDMS
11 1 (0.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (1.83%) MSI
2 8 (1.47%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.28%) JIRA
3 7 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.73%) NMock
4 4 (0.73%) WiX
5 3 (0.55%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.55%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.37%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.37%) StarTeam
6 2 (0.37%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.37%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.18%) MSTest
General
1 67 (12.29%) Finance
2 34 (6.24%) Banking
3 27 (4.95%) Legal
4 15 (2.75%) Retail
5 13 (2.39%) Retail Banking
6 11 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.28%) Law
7 7 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.10%) German Language
9 5 (0.92%) Advertising
10 4 (0.73%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.73%) Korean Language
11 3 (0.55%) Back Office
11 3 (0.55%) French Language
11 3 (0.55%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.55%) Local Government
12 2 (0.37%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.37%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.37%) Marketing
12 2 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 176 (32.29%) Analyst
2 134 (24.59%) Support Engineer
3 113 (20.73%) Service Analyst
4 106 (19.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 94 (17.25%) Desktop Support
6 80 (14.68%) 2nd Line Support
7 69 (12.66%) Desktop Engineer
7 69 (12.66%) Support Analyst
8 62 (11.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 50 (9.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 44 (8.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 44 (8.07%) IT Support
11 43 (7.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 42 (7.71%) Service Desk Support
13 37 (6.79%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
14 36 (6.61%) 1st Line Support
15 31 (5.69%) IT Engineer
16 30 (5.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
17 27 (4.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
17 27 (4.95%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.20%) .NET
2 8 (1.47%) Web Services
3 7 (1.28%) Regular Expression
4 6 (1.10%) .NET Framework
4 6 (1.10%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.73%) XML
6 2 (0.37%) J2EE
6 2 (0.37%) Servlets
7 1 (0.18%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.18%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 103 (18.90%) Blackberry
2 73 (13.39%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (8.07%) iPad
4 41 (7.52%) iPhone
5 19 (3.49%) Tandem
6 17 (3.12%) Driving Licence
7 14 (2.57%) Clustering
8 12 (2.20%) Smartphone
9 11 (2.02%) NHS
10 10 (1.83%) Fat Client
10 10 (1.83%) Thin Client
11 9 (1.65%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.47%) Computer Science
13 6 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.92%) Cloud Native
14 5 (0.92%) PKI
14 5 (0.92%) Statistics
15 4 (0.73%) CMDB
15 4 (0.73%) Data Centre
15 4 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 545 (100.00%) Windows
2 270 (49.54%) Windows 7
3 125 (22.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 123 (22.57%) Windows Server
5 116 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 93 (17.06%) Windows 8
7 72 (13.21%) Linux
8 68 (12.48%) Windows 2000
9 63 (11.56%) Unix
10 58 (10.64%) Windows 10
11 55 (10.09%) AIX
12 51 (9.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (4.95%) Windows Vista
14 20 (3.67%) Android
15 18 (3.30%) Mac OS X
16 16 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 14 (2.57%) Apple iOS
17 14 (2.57%) Solaris
18 10 (1.83%) Mac OS
18 10 (1.83%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (33.03%) ITIL
2 78 (14.31%) Service Management
3 61 (11.19%) Problem Management
4 60 (11.01%) ITSM
5 51 (9.36%) Migration
6 43 (7.89%) Open Source
7 39 (7.16%) Change Management
8 36 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (6.42%) Data Management
10 32 (5.87%) PRINCE2
10 32 (5.87%) Release Management
11 30 (5.50%) DevOps
11 30 (5.50%) Incident Management
12 26 (4.77%) Data Analysis
13 24 (4.40%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 23 (4.22%) Continuous Improvement
15 22 (4.04%) Service Delivery
16 12 (2.20%) Application Packaging
16 12 (2.20%) Patch Management
17 11 (2.02%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 46 (8.44%) SQL
2 41 (7.52%) PowerShell
3 25 (4.59%) Java
4 14 (2.57%) Korn
4 14 (2.57%) Perl
4 14 (2.57%) VBScript
5 9 (1.65%) C
5 9 (1.65%) C#
5 9 (1.65%) VB
6 7 (1.28%) Bourne shell
6 7 (1.28%) PL/SQL
7 6 (1.10%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.10%) Python
7 6 (1.10%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.10%) VBA
8 5 (0.92%) Shell Script
8 5 (0.92%) VB6
9 4 (0.73%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.37%) Delphi
10 2 (0.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 61 (11.19%) Security Cleared
2 42 (7.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (6.97%) SC Cleared
4 24 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (3.12%) MCSE
6 15 (2.75%) MCP
7 14 (2.57%) Degree
7 14 (2.57%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.83%) MCSA
9 9 (1.65%) MCITP
9 9 (1.65%) MCTS
9 9 (1.65%) MOS
10 7 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (1.28%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.92%) A+ Certification
11 5 (0.92%) CCA
11 5 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (0.92%) MCDST
12 4 (0.73%) ACMT
12 4 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (14.31%) SLA
2 6 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.10%) ISO 9000
3 5 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.73%) QA
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 304 (55.78%) Active Directory
2 37 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.59%) Hyper-V
4 22 (4.04%) XenApp
5 19 (3.49%) XenDesktop
6 17 (3.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (2.57%) vSphere
8 9 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
9 8 (1.47%) Xen
10 7 (1.28%) NFS
10 7 (1.28%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.10%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.92%) VMware ESX
13 4 (0.73%) Firmware
14 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
15 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 63 (11.56%) SCCM
2 18 (3.30%) WSUS
3 14 (2.57%) Netcool
4 9 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (1.47%) NetBackup
6 7 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (1.28%) SCOM
6 7 (1.28%) Tivoli
7 6 (1.10%) DameWare
7 6 (1.10%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.92%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.92%) Casper Suite
9 4 (0.73%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.73%) EdgeSight
9 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.73%) SafeCom
9 4 (0.73%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.73%) Simpana
9 4 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 273 (50.09%) Microsoft
2 86 (15.78%) Citrix
3 71 (13.03%) HP
4 59 (10.83%) VMware
5 39 (7.16%) Cisco
6 38 (6.97%) Dell
7 35 (6.42%) Lotus
8 30 (5.50%) Apple
9 23 (4.22%) Bloomberg
10 22 (4.04%) Oracle
11 19 (3.49%) Red Hat
11 19 (3.49%) Reuters
12 18 (3.30%) Intel Security
13 15 (2.75%) LANDesk
13 15 (2.75%) Remedy
13 15 (2.75%) Veritas
14 13 (2.39%) Avaya
14 13 (2.39%) IBM
15 12 (2.20%) Google
15 12 (2.20%) Symantec
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