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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 154 66 67
Rank change year-on-year
-88 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 674 1243 1147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.39% 2.63% 2.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.31% 12.11% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 487 436
Average daily rate
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£168 £190 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.84% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £95 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £405 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £170 £225
% change year-on-year
- -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 356 330
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.40 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.36 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-5.95% +4.40%
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
10674 10263 8848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.95% 21.70% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6090 5680 4753
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 907 1002 957
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -119 169 £160 -25.58% 49
South East -64 161 £204 +7.36% 29
West Midlands +2 78 £130 -53.98% 13
North West -34 72 £225 +4.65% 19
South West -36 54 £163 +16.07% 12
East Midlands -31 53 £81 -22.85% 8
East of England -15 42 £160 -7.24% 17
Yorkshire -37 41 £135 -22.85% 15
North East -3 6 £320 +31.14% 4
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1611 (100.00%) Windows
2 960 (59.59%) Windows 7
3 842 (52.27%) Active Directory
4 730 (45.31%) MS Office
5 709 (44.01%) Microsoft
6 366 (22.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 361 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 344 (21.35%) MS Exchange
9 342 (21.23%) MS Excel
10 314 (19.49%) Citrix
11 262 (16.26%) ITIL
12 229 (14.21%) Blackberry
13 211 (13.10%) VMware
14 199 (12.35%) SCCM
15 192 (11.92%) Migration
16 189 (11.73%) Security Cleared
17 177 (10.99%) Windows 8
18 167 (10.37%) TCP/IP
19 161 (9.99%) Finance
20 151 (9.37%) DNS
21 144 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2010
22 133 (8.26%) SC Cleared
23 129 (8.01%) Windows Server 2012
24 126 (7.82%) WAN
25 124 (7.70%) LAN
26 123 (7.64%) Windows Vista
27 122 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
28 120 (7.45%) SLA
29 117 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
30 114 (7.08%) DHCP

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 344 (21.35%) MS Exchange
2 144 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 99 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2003
4 83 (5.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 66 (4.10%) SharePoint
5 66 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 65 (4.03%) IBM Notes
7 37 (2.30%) Lync
8 28 (1.74%) IIS
9 22 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
10 18 (1.12%) WorkSite
11 16 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (0.43%) Live Communications Server
12 7 (0.43%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.31%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.25%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.19%) Moodle
15 3 (0.19%) Lotus Domino
15 3 (0.19%) Documentum
Applications
1 730 (45.31%) MS Office
2 342 (21.23%) MS Excel
3 44 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (0.93%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.68%) MS Project
6 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.062%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.062%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.062%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.062%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.50%) assyst
3 6 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.25%) Eikon
6 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.062%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.062%) Remedy AR System
7 1 (0.062%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.062%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.062%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.99%) Office 365
2 7 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.37%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.12%) IaaS
5 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.062%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 167 (10.37%) TCP/IP
2 151 (9.37%) DNS
3 126 (7.82%) WAN
4 124 (7.70%) LAN
5 114 (7.08%) DHCP
6 83 (5.15%) VPN
7 68 (4.22%) Internet
8 66 (4.10%) Firewall
9 46 (2.86%) Wireless
10 39 (2.42%) VoIP
11 32 (1.99%) SAN
12 25 (1.55%) VLAN
13 21 (1.30%) SSL
14 20 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
15 19 (1.18%) FTP
16 18 (1.12%) Broadband
17 14 (0.87%) MPLS
17 14 (0.87%) OSPF
17 14 (0.87%) Network Security
17 14 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 20 (1.24%) MS Access
4 20 (1.24%) SQL Server 2000
5 14 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (0.62%) MySQL
8 9 (0.56%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.43%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.43%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.31%) DB2
12 3 (0.19%) Crystal Enterprise
12 3 (0.19%) Oracle Discoverer
13 2 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.12%) IDOL
13 2 (0.12%) EDMS
13 2 (0.12%) DTS
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 40 (2.48%) MSI
2 10 (0.62%) StarTeam
3 9 (0.56%) Subversion
4 7 (0.43%) Wise Package Studio
5 6 (0.37%) TestDirector
5 6 (0.37%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (0.37%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.25%) WinRunner
7 3 (0.19%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.12%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.12%) JDeveloper
8 2 (0.12%) Toad
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.12%) PVCS
9 1 (0.062%) JIRA
9 1 (0.062%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 1 (0.062%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.062%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.062%) AdminStudio
General
1 161 (9.99%) Finance
2 99 (6.15%) Banking
3 48 (2.98%) Telecoms
4 36 (2.23%) Retail
4 36 (2.23%) Law
4 36 (2.23%) Legal
5 23 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.06%) Spanish Language
6 17 (1.06%) Local Government
6 17 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 14 (0.87%) Billing
8 11 (0.68%) Back Office
9 10 (0.62%) French Language
10 9 (0.56%) German Language
10 9 (0.56%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.50%) Publishing
12 5 (0.31%) Dutch Language
12 5 (0.31%) Military
12 5 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 443 (27.50%) Analyst
2 321 (19.93%) Support Engineer
3 288 (17.88%) Desktop Support
4 221 (13.72%) 2nd Line Support
5 212 (13.16%) Service Analyst
6 210 (13.04%) Service Desk Analyst
7 191 (11.86%) Support Analyst
8 187 (11.61%) Desktop Engineer
9 141 (8.75%) 1st Line Support
10 138 (8.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 108 (6.70%) IT Support
12 71 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 65 (4.03%) Desktop Analyst
14 60 (3.72%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 58 (3.60%) Help Desk Analyst
16 48 (2.98%) Help Desk Support
17 43 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support
18 40 (2.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 38 (2.36%) Rollout Engineer
20 35 (2.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.67%) Application Packaging
2 36 (2.23%) .NET
3 17 (1.06%) Web Services
4 15 (0.93%) HTML
5 11 (0.68%) XML
6 10 (0.62%) JSP
7 7 (0.43%) jQuery
7 7 (0.43%) HTML5
8 6 (0.37%) WSDL
8 6 (0.37%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.37%) AngularJS
8 6 (0.37%) Java EE
8 6 (0.37%) JSON
8 6 (0.37%) WCF
9 5 (0.31%) Regular Expression
9 5 (0.31%) ODBC
10 4 (0.25%) APPC
10 4 (0.25%) WSH
10 4 (0.25%) CSS
10 4 (0.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 229 (14.21%) Blackberry
2 85 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (3.23%) iPhone
4 46 (2.86%) NHS
5 44 (2.73%) iPad
6 26 (1.61%) Management Information System
7 23 (1.43%) Thin Client
7 23 (1.43%) Fat Client
8 21 (1.30%) PDA
9 15 (0.93%) Handset
9 15 (0.93%) Clustering
10 14 (0.87%) Hedge funds
11 13 (0.81%) IVR
12 10 (0.62%) Client/Server
13 9 (0.56%) Open Source
13 9 (0.56%) Replication
14 8 (0.50%) CMDB
15 7 (0.43%) Computer Science
15 7 (0.43%) Smartphone
15 7 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1611 (100.00%) Windows
2 960 (59.59%) Windows 7
3 366 (22.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 361 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 177 (10.99%) Windows 8
6 129 (8.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 123 (7.64%) Windows Vista
8 67 (4.16%) Linux
9 64 (3.97%) Windows 2000
10 55 (3.41%) UNIX
11 43 (2.67%) Mac OS X
12 36 (2.23%) Apple iOS
13 35 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
13 35 (2.17%) Android
14 20 (1.24%) Mac OS
15 16 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (0.74%) Windows NT
17 11 (0.68%) AIX
18 9 (0.56%) Mac OS X Server
18 9 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (16.26%) ITIL
2 192 (11.92%) Migration
3 60 (3.72%) Incident Management
4 49 (3.04%) Project Management
5 45 (2.79%) Service Management
6 39 (2.42%) Configuration Management
7 36 (2.23%) Service Delivery
8 31 (1.92%) Problem Management
9 29 (1.80%) Change Management
10 27 (1.68%) Time Management
11 24 (1.49%) CRM
12 21 (1.30%) Asset Management
12 21 (1.30%) Validation
12 21 (1.30%) Software Testing
13 18 (1.12%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (1.06%) Software Deployment
14 17 (1.06%) Coaching
14 17 (1.06%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (1.06%) PRINCE2
15 16 (0.99%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (6.83%) SQL
2 50 (3.10%) VB
3 35 (2.17%) PowerShell
4 31 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 30 (1.86%) Java
6 23 (1.43%) VBA
6 23 (1.43%) C#
7 21 (1.30%) C
8 19 (1.18%) VBScript
9 17 (1.06%) Shell Script
10 11 (0.68%) Perl
11 10 (0.62%) C++
12 8 (0.50%) Python
13 6 (0.37%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.25%) COBOL
14 4 (0.25%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.25%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.25%) RPG
15 3 (0.19%) VB6
16 2 (0.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 189 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 133 (8.26%) SC Cleared
3 122 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 73 (4.53%) MCSE
5 47 (2.92%) MCP
5 47 (2.92%) DV Cleared
6 30 (1.86%) Degree
7 24 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
9 20 (1.24%) CCNA
10 19 (1.18%) MCSA
11 16 (0.99%) MCTS
12 15 (0.93%) MCITP
13 14 (0.87%) MCDST
14 11 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (0.56%) ISTQB
15 9 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 8 (0.50%) ISEB
17 7 (0.43%) RHCSA
17 7 (0.43%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (7.45%) SLA
2 21 (1.30%) QA
3 5 (0.31%) JSP 440
3 5 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.25%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.062%) COBIT
5 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.062%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 842 (52.27%) Active Directory
2 117 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (3.29%) Hyper-V
4 51 (3.17%) XenApp
5 50 (3.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 42 (2.61%) VMware ESX
7 25 (1.55%) vSphere
8 20 (1.24%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.74%) Terminal Services
10 8 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (0.43%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.31%) XenServer
12 5 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.25%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.25%) PowerHA
14 3 (0.19%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.12%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.12%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 199 (12.35%) SCCM
2 36 (2.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 31 (1.92%) SCOM
4 26 (1.61%) Backup Exec
5 22 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 20 (1.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 17 (1.06%) Tivoli
8 14 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (0.87%) WSUS
9 12 (0.74%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 9 (0.56%) ARCserve
11 8 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 8 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.43%) OpenView
12 7 (0.43%) OVSD
13 6 (0.37%) DameWare
13 6 (0.37%) Cisco IPCC
14 5 (0.31%) Cisco UCCE
14 5 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.31%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 709 (44.01%) Microsoft
2 314 (19.49%) Citrix
3 211 (13.10%) VMware
4 109 (6.77%) Cisco
5 95 (5.90%) HP
6 79 (4.90%) Apple
7 68 (4.22%) Lotus
8 65 (4.03%) Symantec
9 64 (3.97%) Oracle
10 53 (3.29%) Remedy
11 44 (2.73%) Dell
12 42 (2.61%) McAfee
13 38 (2.36%) NetApp
14 35 (2.17%) Bloomberg
15 26 (1.61%) Red Hat
16 25 (1.55%) Altiris
17 24 (1.49%) Reuters
18 22 (1.37%) Avaya
19 19 (1.18%) EMC
20 18 (1.12%) Veeam
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
East Riding
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £12 - £13 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £14 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18.00 - £21.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £16.16 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Falmouth, Cornwall
TEKsystems
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £160 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £14 - £18 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Pets at Home
Rate: Up to £25,000 per annum + 15% bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Northgate Public Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 20 days ago