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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 101 66 71
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1022 1319 1176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.96% 2.77% 2.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.59% 11.93% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 556 454
Average daily rate
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£195 £200 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £95 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £170 £159
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 265 313 341
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.45 £19.34 £22.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.98 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -10.34%
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
11904 11057 10211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.82% 23.25% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7151 6338 5493
Average daily rate £363 £362 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.07% +3.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1046 1018 1043
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -32 369 £203 -22.85% 71
South East -48 180 £220 +10.00% 39
South West -14 101 £187 +28.96% 21
West Midlands -9 89 £130 -3.70% 8
North West +22 85 £200 -5.88% 24
East Midlands -13 71 £270 +237.50% 9
Yorkshire -13 57 £250 +85.18% 17
East of England -48 52 £163 +4.83% 14
North East -27 16 £185 -5.12%
Midlands - 3 - - 2
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2166 (100.00%) Windows
2 1290 (59.56%) Windows 7
3 1134 (52.35%) Active Directory
4 897 (41.41%) MS Office
5 873 (40.30%) Microsoft
6 517 (23.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 474 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 468 (21.61%) MS Exchange
9 442 (20.41%) MS Excel
10 411 (18.98%) ITIL
10 411 (18.98%) Citrix
11 295 (13.62%) VMware
12 287 (13.25%) Blackberry
13 268 (12.37%) Security Cleared
14 255 (11.77%) SCCM
15 241 (11.13%) TCP/IP
16 232 (10.71%) DNS
17 204 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2010
18 203 (9.37%) Migration
19 202 (9.33%) HP
20 200 (9.23%) DHCP
21 196 (9.05%) SC Cleared
22 193 (8.91%) Windows 8
23 187 (8.63%) Finance
24 184 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2003
25 177 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
26 170 (7.85%) Windows Vista
27 168 (7.76%) Microsoft Certification
28 163 (7.53%) Cisco
29 161 (7.43%) SLA

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
1 468 (21.61%) MS Exchange
2 204 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 184 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 118 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 100 (4.62%) SharePoint
6 93 (4.29%) IBM Notes
7 90 (4.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 55 (2.54%) Lync
9 44 (2.03%) IIS
10 26 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
11 24 (1.11%) WorkSite
12 13 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
13 10 (0.46%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.37%) Live Communications Server
14 8 (0.37%) JBoss
15 5 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.23%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
16 4 (0.18%) Quickr
16 4 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 897 (41.41%) MS Office
2 442 (20.41%) MS Excel
3 55 (2.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (0.97%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.88%) MS Project
6 6 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.14%) InDesign
7 3 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.046%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.046%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.046%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 20 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.23%) assyst
2 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.18%) Misys Midas
4 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.092%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.092%) Maximo
5 2 (0.092%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.092%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.046%) Eikon
6 1 (0.046%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.046%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.046%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (1.85%) Office 365
2 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.28%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (0.14%) GitHub
4 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.14%) SaaS
5 2 (0.092%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.092%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 241 (11.13%) TCP/IP
2 232 (10.71%) DNS
3 200 (9.23%) DHCP
4 131 (6.05%) LAN
5 112 (5.17%) WAN
6 111 (5.12%) VPN
7 105 (4.85%) Firewall
8 86 (3.97%) Internet
9 81 (3.74%) Wireless
10 70 (3.23%) SAN
11 49 (2.26%) VoIP
12 35 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
13 26 (1.20%) VLAN
14 25 (1.15%) SSL
15 24 (1.11%) Broadband
16 23 (1.06%) HTTPS
17 21 (0.97%) 3G
18 16 (0.74%) MPLS
18 16 (0.74%) Wireshark
18 16 (0.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (4.52%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (0.83%) MS Access
4 17 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
6 9 (0.42%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.32%) MySQL
8 7 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.18%) DB2
10 4 (0.18%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle Discoverer
11 3 (0.14%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.14%) Crystal Enterprise
Development Applications
1 69 (3.19%) MSI
2 25 (1.15%) Wise Package Studio
3 12 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.32%) StarTeam
4 7 (0.32%) JIRA
4 7 (0.32%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (0.32%) LoadRunner
5 6 (0.28%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.28%) Subversion
6 4 (0.18%) Toad
7 3 (0.14%) JDeveloper
7 3 (0.14%) TestDirector
7 3 (0.14%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.14%) PVCS
7 3 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.14%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.14%) MyEclipse
7 3 (0.14%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
General
1 187 (8.63%) Finance
2 100 (4.62%) Banking
3 62 (2.86%) Legal
4 59 (2.72%) Law
5 51 (2.35%) Retail
6 37 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 34 (1.57%) Back Office
8 31 (1.43%) Investment Banking
9 29 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 21 (0.97%) Financial Institution
11 15 (0.69%) French Language
12 14 (0.65%) Local Government
13 12 (0.55%) Front Office
14 11 (0.51%) German Language
14 11 (0.51%) Spanish Language
15 7 (0.32%) Advertising
15 7 (0.32%) Publishing
16 4 (0.18%) Military
17 3 (0.14%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 610 (28.16%) Analyst
2 393 (18.14%) Support Engineer
3 374 (17.27%) Desktop Support
4 312 (14.40%) 2nd Line Support
5 289 (13.34%) Support Analyst
6 264 (12.19%) Service Analyst
7 257 (11.87%) Service Desk Analyst
8 224 (10.34%) Desktop Engineer
9 164 (7.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 163 (7.53%) 1st Line Support
11 109 (5.03%) IT Support
12 106 (4.89%) Desktop Analyst
13 98 (4.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 87 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 84 (3.88%) Help Desk Analyst
16 78 (3.60%) Rollout Engineer
17 77 (3.55%) 3rd Line Support
18 75 (3.46%) Help Desk Support
19 58 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 48 (2.22%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (3.51%) Application Packaging
2 48 (2.22%) .NET
3 31 (1.43%) HTML
4 25 (1.15%) JSP
5 23 (1.06%) ASP.NET
5 23 (1.06%) WSH
6 10 (0.46%) Software Packaging
7 8 (0.37%) Web Services
7 8 (0.37%) ODBC
8 7 (0.32%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.32%) jQuery
9 6 (0.28%) XML
10 5 (0.23%) J2EE
10 5 (0.23%) Regular Expression
11 4 (0.18%) HTML5
11 4 (0.18%) CSS
12 3 (0.14%) JDBC
12 3 (0.14%) XSL
12 3 (0.14%) SOAP
12 3 (0.14%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 287 (13.25%) Blackberry
2 142 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (2.08%) NHS
4 42 (1.94%) Thin Client
4 42 (1.94%) Fat Client
5 39 (1.80%) iPhone
6 38 (1.75%) iPad
7 33 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
8 27 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 20 (0.92%) Clustering
9 20 (0.92%) PDA
10 18 (0.83%) Handset
10 18 (0.83%) Client/Server
11 16 (0.74%) Hedge funds
12 12 (0.55%) Computer Science
12 12 (0.55%) Replication
13 8 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.32%) Smartphone
15 6 (0.28%) Statistics
15 6 (0.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2166 (100.00%) Windows
2 1290 (59.56%) Windows 7
3 517 (23.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 474 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 193 (8.91%) Windows 8
6 170 (7.85%) Windows Vista
7 125 (5.77%) Windows 2000
8 114 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 101 (4.66%) Linux
10 86 (3.97%) UNIX
11 54 (2.49%) Mac OS X
12 53 (2.45%) Apple iOS
13 35 (1.62%) Android
14 27 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
15 22 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (1.02%) Mac OS
16 21 (0.97%) Windows NT
17 17 (0.78%) Solaris
18 13 (0.60%) CentOS
19 11 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 411 (18.98%) ITIL
2 203 (9.37%) Migration
3 91 (4.20%) Incident Management
4 73 (3.37%) Service Delivery
5 67 (3.09%) Service Management
6 57 (2.63%) Time Management
7 45 (2.08%) Project Management
8 39 (1.80%) Software Deployment
9 37 (1.71%) Software Testing
10 35 (1.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 31 (1.43%) Problem Management
11 31 (1.43%) Document Management
11 31 (1.43%) Configuration Management
12 30 (1.39%) Validation
13 29 (1.34%) Asset Management
13 29 (1.34%) Test Scripting
14 26 (1.20%) Change Management
14 26 (1.20%) Workflow
15 24 (1.11%) ITSM
16 22 (1.02%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 134 (6.19%) SQL
2 82 (3.79%) VB
3 44 (2.03%) PowerShell
4 41 (1.89%) VBScript
5 35 (1.62%) Perl
6 31 (1.43%) JavaScript
7 27 (1.25%) Java
8 24 (1.11%) C
8 24 (1.11%) VBA
9 17 (0.78%) Python
10 11 (0.51%) Shell Script
10 11 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 11 (0.51%) C#
11 9 (0.42%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.32%) Korn
13 6 (0.28%) VB6
14 5 (0.23%) C++
14 5 (0.23%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.18%) PHP
16 2 (0.092%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 268 (12.37%) Security Cleared
2 196 (9.05%) SC Cleared
3 168 (7.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 79 (3.65%) MCSE
5 61 (2.82%) DV Cleared
6 56 (2.59%) MCP
7 37 (1.71%) MCITP
8 34 (1.57%) Degree
9 28 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 26 (1.20%) ISTQB
12 25 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (1.11%) A+ Certification
14 21 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 20 (0.92%) MCSA
15 20 (0.92%) CCNA
16 18 (0.83%) MCTS
17 15 (0.69%) MOS
18 14 (0.65%) MCDST
19 9 (0.42%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (7.43%) SLA
2 20 (0.92%) QA
3 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.18%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.18%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.092%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.092%) COBIT
6 1 (0.046%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1134 (52.35%) Active Directory
2 177 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (4.80%) XenApp
4 102 (4.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 93 (4.29%) Hyper-V
6 44 (2.03%) VMware ESX
7 36 (1.66%) vSphere
8 24 (1.11%) XenDesktop
9 19 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (0.83%) XenServer
10 18 (0.83%) Terminal Services
11 14 (0.65%) ISA Server
12 13 (0.60%) Nmap
13 12 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
13 12 (0.55%) VMware Server
14 11 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 7 (0.32%) MetaFrame
16 6 (0.28%) NFS
17 5 (0.23%) Xen
18 3 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 255 (11.77%) SCCM
2 53 (2.45%) Backup Exec
3 45 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 41 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 40 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 28 (1.29%) SCOM
6 28 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
7 23 (1.06%) WSUS
8 18 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 17 (0.78%) Tivoli
10 14 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 13 (0.60%) OpenView
11 13 (0.60%) ARCserve
11 13 (0.60%) OVSD
11 13 (0.60%) Nessus
12 12 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
13 11 (0.51%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
13 11 (0.51%) DameWare
14 8 (0.37%) Unicenter
14 8 (0.37%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 873 (40.30%) Microsoft
2 411 (18.98%) Citrix
3 295 (13.62%) VMware
4 202 (9.33%) HP
5 163 (7.53%) Cisco
6 126 (5.82%) Symantec
7 97 (4.48%) Lotus
8 88 (4.06%) Oracle
9 79 (3.65%) Apple
10 74 (3.42%) Dell
11 71 (3.28%) Remedy
12 43 (1.99%) McAfee
13 41 (1.89%) Bloomberg
14 38 (1.75%) AppSense
15 37 (1.71%) NetApp
15 37 (1.71%) Altiris
16 35 (1.62%) Red Hat
17 32 (1.48%) EMC
18 31 (1.43%) CA
19 30 (1.39%) IBM
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