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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 86 70 74
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1096 1282 1337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.09% 2.66% 2.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.38% 11.58% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 527 436
Average daily rate
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£180 £210 £214
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.34% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £110 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 357 414
Average hourly rate £13.99 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.53% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.50 £26.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.89%
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
11681 11073 11305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.27% 22.95% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6849 6380 5891
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1034 969 1144
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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
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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 -28 430 £177 -19.34% 80
South East -13 217 £200 - 59
North West +12 97 £205 -14.58% 20
West Midlands -7 83 £150 -25.92% 15
South West -21 73 £180 +2.85% 10
East of England -38 68 £148 +1.20% 18
East Midlands -11 63 £320 +300.00% 8
Yorkshire -8 40 £180 +45.74% 17
North East -29 19 £225 +28.57% 4
Midlands 0 6 £140 -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2356 (100.00%) Windows
2 1363 (57.85%) Windows 7
3 1237 (52.50%) Active Directory
4 945 (40.11%) MS Office
5 917 (38.92%) Microsoft
6 592 (25.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 517 (21.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 474 (20.12%) ITIL
9 472 (20.03%) MS Excel
10 432 (18.34%) MS Exchange
11 422 (17.91%) Citrix
12 312 (13.24%) VMware
13 311 (13.20%) Blackberry
14 285 (12.10%) Security Cleared
15 267 (11.33%) SCCM
16 251 (10.65%) HP
17 236 (10.02%) TCP/IP
18 232 (9.85%) DNS
19 207 (8.79%) SC Cleared
20 200 (8.49%) Migration
21 188 (7.98%) Windows Vista
22 186 (7.89%) Windows 8
23 184 (7.81%) Cisco
24 183 (7.77%) DHCP
24 183 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
25 182 (7.72%) Finance
26 172 (7.30%) Windows 2000
27 169 (7.17%) VMware Infrastructure
28 162 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2003
29 160 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 432 (18.34%) MS Exchange
2 183 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 162 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 120 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 103 (4.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 103 (4.37%) IBM Notes
6 102 (4.33%) SharePoint
7 51 (2.16%) Lync
8 50 (2.12%) IIS
9 24 (1.02%) WorkSite
10 16 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
12 10 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.30%) Apache
15 6 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.25%) TIBCO EMS
16 5 (0.21%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.21%) MQSeries
Applications
1 945 (40.11%) MS Office
2 472 (20.03%) MS Excel
3 71 (3.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.85%) MS Project
5 19 (0.81%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.38%) Acrobat
7 7 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.13%) InDesign
9 1 (0.042%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.042%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.042%) CATIA
9 1 (0.042%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.042%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 40 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.25%) assyst
5 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.17%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.085%) Maximo
7 2 (0.085%) Eikon
7 2 (0.085%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.042%) 3000 Xtra
8 1 (0.042%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.042%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.042%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.042%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.042%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 56 (2.38%) Office 365
2 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.21%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.17%) SaaS
5 3 (0.13%) GitHub
5 3 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.042%) IaaS
6 1 (0.042%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 236 (10.02%) TCP/IP
2 232 (9.85%) DNS
3 183 (7.77%) DHCP
4 136 (5.77%) LAN
5 132 (5.60%) VPN
6 100 (4.24%) Firewall
7 98 (4.16%) WAN
8 89 (3.78%) Internet
9 86 (3.65%) SAN
10 71 (3.01%) Wireless
11 50 (2.12%) VoIP
12 43 (1.83%) HTTPS
13 38 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
14 31 (1.32%) SSL
15 29 (1.23%) 3G
16 23 (0.98%) Wireshark
17 22 (0.93%) HTTP
18 20 (0.85%) Broadband
19 18 (0.76%) LDAP
20 15 (0.64%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (5.14%) SQL Server
2 33 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 32 (1.36%) MS Access
4 17 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
6 11 (0.47%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.38%) DTS
7 9 (0.38%) Ingres
8 7 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.30%) MySQL
8 7 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.13%) Informix
11 3 (0.13%) DB2
11 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.085%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 85 (3.61%) MSI
2 42 (1.78%) Wise Package Studio
3 24 (1.02%) QuickTest Pro
4 20 (0.85%) LoadRunner
5 11 (0.47%) InstallShield
5 11 (0.47%) StarTeam
5 11 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.34%) AdminStudio
7 7 (0.30%) JIRA
8 6 (0.25%) Subversion
8 6 (0.25%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.21%) NUnit
9 5 (0.21%) Moq
10 4 (0.17%) WinRunner
10 4 (0.17%) TestDirector
11 3 (0.13%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.13%) ClearQuest
11 3 (0.13%) Bugzilla
11 3 (0.13%) NetBeans
General
1 182 (7.72%) Finance
2 90 (3.82%) Banking
3 77 (3.27%) Legal
4 55 (2.33%) Law
5 54 (2.29%) Retail
6 44 (1.87%) Back Office
7 40 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 40 (1.70%) Investment Banking
8 35 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.02%) French Language
10 22 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 20 (0.85%) Front Office
12 15 (0.64%) German Language
13 8 (0.34%) Advertising
13 8 (0.34%) Local Government
14 6 (0.25%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.17%) Billing
15 4 (0.17%) Publishing
16 3 (0.13%) Games
16 3 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 691 (29.33%) Analyst
2 397 (16.85%) Support Engineer
3 388 (16.47%) Desktop Support
4 336 (14.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 315 (13.37%) Service Analyst
6 304 (12.90%) Support Analyst
7 303 (12.86%) Service Desk Analyst
8 224 (9.51%) Desktop Engineer
9 188 (7.98%) 1st Line Support
10 154 (6.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 124 (5.26%) IT Support
12 106 (4.50%) Desktop Analyst
13 101 (4.29%) Help Desk Support
14 100 (4.24%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 96 (4.07%) Help Desk Analyst
16 94 (3.99%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 84 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
18 83 (3.52%) Rollout Engineer
19 59 (2.50%) Applications Packager
19 59 (2.50%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (4.33%) Application Packaging
2 91 (3.86%) .NET
3 62 (2.63%) HTML
4 55 (2.33%) ASP.NET
5 46 (1.95%) JSP
6 35 (1.49%) WSH
7 16 (0.68%) XML
7 16 (0.68%) Software Packaging
8 13 (0.55%) CSS
9 12 (0.51%) Web Services
10 9 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (0.34%) jQuery
12 6 (0.25%) .NET Framework
12 6 (0.25%) WCF
12 6 (0.25%) Rendezvous
12 6 (0.25%) Middleware
12 6 (0.25%) NHibernate
13 5 (0.21%) XMPP
13 5 (0.21%) ODBC
13 5 (0.21%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 311 (13.20%) Blackberry
2 141 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (2.04%) iPhone
4 46 (1.95%) iPad
5 43 (1.83%) NHS
6 40 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
7 35 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 33 (1.40%) Thin Client
8 33 (1.40%) Fat Client
9 23 (0.98%) PDA
10 19 (0.81%) Clustering
10 19 (0.81%) Client/Server
10 19 (0.81%) Hedge funds
11 18 (0.76%) Handset
12 13 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (0.47%) Smartphone
13 11 (0.47%) User Experience
14 10 (0.42%) Computer Science
15 9 (0.38%) Replication
16 8 (0.34%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2356 (100.00%) Windows
2 1363 (57.85%) Windows 7
3 592 (25.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 517 (21.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 188 (7.98%) Windows Vista
6 186 (7.89%) Windows 8
7 172 (7.30%) Windows 2000
8 123 (5.22%) Linux
9 101 (4.29%) UNIX
10 98 (4.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 59 (2.50%) Apple iOS
12 57 (2.42%) Mac OS X
13 44 (1.87%) Android
14 25 (1.06%) CentOS
15 24 (1.02%) Windows NT
16 22 (0.93%) Ubuntu
16 22 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 21 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
18 20 (0.85%) Mac OS
19 19 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (20.12%) ITIL
2 200 (8.49%) Migration
3 119 (5.05%) Incident Management
4 93 (3.95%) Service Management
5 67 (2.84%) Service Delivery
6 51 (2.16%) Test Scripting
7 47 (1.99%) Software Testing
8 45 (1.91%) Time Management
9 40 (1.70%) Software Deployment
9 40 (1.70%) Workflow
9 40 (1.70%) Project Management
10 36 (1.53%) Document Management
11 34 (1.44%) Validation
11 34 (1.44%) Configuration Management
11 34 (1.44%) Problem Management
12 29 (1.23%) ITSM
13 28 (1.19%) Asset Management
13 28 (1.19%) User Acceptance Testing
13 28 (1.19%) Software Distribution
14 27 (1.15%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (6.41%) SQL
2 96 (4.07%) VB
3 68 (2.89%) JavaScript
4 48 (2.04%) VBScript
5 44 (1.87%) PowerShell
6 43 (1.83%) Perl
7 34 (1.44%) C#
8 31 (1.32%) C
8 31 (1.32%) Python
9 27 (1.15%) Java
10 25 (1.06%) VBA
11 11 (0.47%) C++
11 11 (0.47%) T-SQL
12 10 (0.42%) VB6
12 10 (0.42%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.38%) VB.NET
13 9 (0.38%) Korn
14 7 (0.30%) PHP
15 5 (0.21%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.085%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 285 (12.10%) Security Cleared
2 207 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 160 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 71 (3.01%) MCSE
5 65 (2.76%) MCP
5 65 (2.76%) DV Cleared
6 53 (2.25%) MCITP
7 44 (1.87%) ISTQB
8 42 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 30 (1.27%) A+ Certification
10 29 (1.23%) Degree
11 28 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
12 27 (1.15%) MCSA
13 24 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
14 20 (0.85%) MCTS
15 19 (0.81%) CCNA
16 18 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 15 (0.64%) MCDST
17 15 (0.64%) MOS
18 12 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (6.54%) SLA
2 16 (0.68%) QA
3 5 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.085%) COBIT
4 2 (0.085%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.042%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1237 (52.50%) Active Directory
2 169 (7.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 105 (4.46%) XenApp
5 97 (4.12%) Hyper-V
6 39 (1.66%) VMware ESX
7 33 (1.40%) vSphere
8 28 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (1.15%) XenDesktop
9 27 (1.15%) VMware Server
10 21 (0.89%) XenServer
11 20 (0.85%) Nmap
12 18 (0.76%) Terminal Services
13 16 (0.68%) ISA Server
14 10 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
14 10 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (0.34%) NFS
16 7 (0.30%) MetaFrame
16 7 (0.30%) Terminal Server
17 4 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 267 (11.33%) SCCM
2 68 (2.89%) Backup Exec
3 59 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 54 (2.29%) HP Quality Center
5 38 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 35 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 24 (1.02%) OpenView
8 21 (0.89%) OVSD
9 20 (0.85%) Nessus
9 20 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
9 20 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 19 (0.81%) ARCserve
10 19 (0.81%) WSUS
11 18 (0.76%) SCOM
11 18 (0.76%) Tivoli
12 17 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 13 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 13 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
14 12 (0.51%) Unicenter
14 12 (0.51%) DameWare
Vendors
1 917 (38.92%) Microsoft
2 422 (17.91%) Citrix
3 312 (13.24%) VMware
4 251 (10.65%) HP
5 184 (7.81%) Cisco
6 117 (4.97%) Symantec
7 107 (4.54%) Lotus
8 103 (4.37%) Oracle
9 87 (3.69%) Remedy
10 75 (3.18%) Apple
10 75 (3.18%) Dell
11 47 (1.99%) CA
11 47 (1.99%) McAfee
12 46 (1.95%) AppSense
13 39 (1.66%) Altiris
13 39 (1.66%) IBM
14 31 (1.32%) EMC
14 31 (1.32%) Red Hat
15 29 (1.23%) ServiceNow
16 28 (1.19%) Juniper
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