The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 18 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 London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 119 89 95
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 432 468 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.79% 2.17% 1.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.63% 10.60% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 258 221
Average daily rate £195 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £134 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 89 129
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £135.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5005 4415 5461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.69% 20.44% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3372 2869 3369
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 234 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £135.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in London

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the London region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in London

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in London

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the London region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in London

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 18 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
City of London -27 113 £190 -26.92% 14
Croydon -6 8 £160 -
Uxbridge -1 5 - - 2
Harrow - 4 £215 - 1
Wimbledon 0 3 £90 -40.00%
Docklands, London -1 3 £160 -64.44%
Romford - 3 - -
Hammersmith -4 1 - -
Ilford - 1 - -
Ruislip - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Enfield - - - - 2
Barnet - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 857 (100.00%) Windows
2 523 (61.03%) Windows 7
3 443 (51.69%) Active Directory
4 391 (45.62%) MS Office
5 353 (41.19%) Microsoft
6 217 (25.32%) Citrix
7 211 (24.62%) Blackberry
8 197 (22.99%) ITIL
9 188 (21.94%) MS Exchange
10 186 (21.70%) Finance
11 169 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 167 (19.49%) MS Excel
13 157 (18.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 111 (12.95%) VMware
15 103 (12.02%) SCCM
16 102 (11.90%) Banking
17 88 (10.27%) Cisco
18 87 (10.15%) Migration
19 82 (9.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 76 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
21 72 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2010
22 71 (8.28%) Legal
23 70 (8.17%) Microsoft Certification
23 70 (8.17%) SQL
24 68 (7.93%) XenApp
25 67 (7.82%) iPhone
26 65 (7.58%) TCP/IP
27 61 (7.12%) IBM Notes
27 61 (7.12%) Lotus
28 59 (6.88%) LAN

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 188 (21.94%) MS Exchange
2 82 (9.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 72 (8.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 61 (7.12%) IBM Notes
5 51 (5.95%) SharePoint
6 42 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 40 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (1.52%) IIS
10 11 (1.28%) Lync
11 5 (0.58%) WorkSite
11 5 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.47%) GroupWise
13 3 (0.35%) TIBCO EMS
14 2 (0.23%) CMS
14 2 (0.23%) SAS
15 1 (0.12%) Lotus Domino
15 1 (0.12%) MQSeries
15 1 (0.12%) Apache
15 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 391 (45.62%) MS Office
2 167 (19.49%) MS Excel
3 37 (4.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (2.68%) MS Visio
5 20 (2.33%) MS Project
6 7 (0.82%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.47%) Vectorworks
7 4 (0.47%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.47%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.12%) Quicktime
9 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.70%) assyst
2 4 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.35%) Cerner Millennium
3 3 (0.35%) Eikon
4 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.23%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.87%) Office 365
2 2 (0.23%) SaaS
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 65 (7.58%) TCP/IP
2 59 (6.88%) LAN
3 55 (6.42%) VPN
3 55 (6.42%) Internet
4 50 (5.83%) DNS
5 42 (4.90%) DHCP
6 38 (4.43%) WAN
7 32 (3.73%) Wireless
7 32 (3.73%) VoIP
8 19 (2.22%) Firewall
9 14 (1.63%) SAN
10 11 (1.28%) IP Telephony
10 11 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (1.17%) Intranet
12 8 (0.93%) Multicast
13 7 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (0.82%) iSCSI
14 5 (0.58%) IPv4
14 5 (0.58%) 3G
14 5 (0.58%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (5.25%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (1.28%) Oracle Database
3 11 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (0.93%) MS Access
5 4 (0.47%) Data Mining
5 4 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.35%) Essbase
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (0.23%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.23%) SAP BW
7 2 (0.23%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.12%) MySQL
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.12%) DecisionStream
Development Applications
1 34 (3.97%) MSI
2 14 (1.63%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.52%) Ant
3 13 (1.52%) Visual Studio
4 11 (1.28%) Wise Package Studio
5 9 (1.05%) InstallShield
6 7 (0.82%) AdminStudio
7 5 (0.58%) PowerBuilder
8 3 (0.35%) Toad
9 2 (0.23%) StarTeam
9 2 (0.23%) WinRunner
9 2 (0.23%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.23%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.12%) JUnit
10 1 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.12%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.12%) ProC
10 1 (0.12%) Maven
General
1 186 (21.70%) Finance
2 102 (11.90%) Banking
3 71 (8.28%) Legal
4 41 (4.78%) Front Office
5 40 (4.67%) Retail
6 35 (4.08%) Investment Banking
7 33 (3.85%) Law
8 31 (3.62%) Financial Institution
9 24 (2.80%) Back Office
10 13 (1.52%) Telecoms
11 9 (1.05%) Local Government
12 8 (0.93%) French Language
13 7 (0.82%) Japanese Language
14 5 (0.58%) Advertising
14 5 (0.58%) Billing
15 4 (0.47%) Italian Language
16 3 (0.35%) Publishing
16 3 (0.35%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.35%) German Language
17 2 (0.23%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 300 (35.01%) Analyst
2 164 (19.14%) Desktop Support
3 137 (15.99%) Service Analyst
4 136 (15.87%) Service Desk Analyst
5 132 (15.40%) Support Engineer
6 121 (14.12%) Support Analyst
7 117 (13.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 81 (9.45%) Desktop Engineer
9 69 (8.05%) Desktop Analyst
10 60 (7.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 54 (6.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 52 (6.07%) 1st Line Support
13 37 (4.32%) Help Desk Support
14 31 (3.62%) Applications Packager
15 30 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 29 (3.38%) Help Desk Analyst
17 26 (3.03%) Consultant
18 24 (2.80%) IT Support
18 24 (2.80%) 3rd Line Support
18 24 (2.80%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (5.25%) Application Packaging
2 18 (2.10%) .NET
3 14 (1.63%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 11 (1.28%) WSH
5 10 (1.17%) XML
6 8 (0.93%) Rendezvous
7 6 (0.70%) STL
8 5 (0.58%) Web Services
8 5 (0.58%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.58%) XMPP
9 4 (0.47%) WCF
9 4 (0.47%) WPF
9 4 (0.47%) HTML
10 3 (0.35%) Middleware
10 3 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.23%) jQuery
11 2 (0.23%) Hibernate
11 2 (0.23%) J2EE
12 1 (0.12%) CSS
12 1 (0.12%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 211 (24.62%) Blackberry
2 67 (7.82%) iPhone
3 28 (3.27%) iPad
4 26 (3.03%) Handset
5 24 (2.80%) Hedge funds
6 22 (2.57%) Thin Client
6 22 (2.57%) Fat Client
7 20 (2.33%) Derivative
7 20 (2.33%) Fixed Income
8 16 (1.87%) NHS
9 15 (1.75%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
11 12 (1.40%) Equities
12 11 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (0.93%) CMDB
13 8 (0.93%) Clustering
14 7 (0.82%) Digital Media
15 6 (0.70%) Computer Science
15 6 (0.70%) Statistics
15 6 (0.70%) Interest Rate Derivative
Operating Systems
1 857 (100.00%) Windows
2 523 (61.03%) Windows 7
3 169 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 157 (18.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (6.65%) Windows Vista
6 53 (6.18%) Linux
7 43 (5.02%) Windows 8
8 38 (4.43%) Windows 2000
9 31 (3.62%) Mac OS X
10 26 (3.03%) UNIX
11 24 (2.80%) Android
12 19 (2.22%) Solaris
12 19 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (1.87%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
14 9 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (0.70%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.47%) Windows NT
17 1 (0.12%) SUSE
17 1 (0.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (22.99%) ITIL
2 87 (10.15%) Migration
3 34 (3.97%) Service Management
4 31 (3.62%) Project Management
5 29 (3.38%) Change Management
6 28 (3.27%) Document Management
7 27 (3.15%) Incident Management
7 27 (3.15%) Time Management
7 27 (3.15%) User Acceptance Testing
8 21 (2.45%) ITSM
9 20 (2.33%) Service Delivery
10 18 (2.10%) Software Deployment
10 18 (2.10%) Problem Management
11 16 (1.87%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (1.52%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (1.40%) Analytics
14 11 (1.28%) Asset Management
14 11 (1.28%) Test Scripting
15 10 (1.17%) TDD
15 10 (1.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 70 (8.17%) SQL
2 34 (3.97%) Perl
3 30 (3.50%) C++
4 27 (3.15%) Java
4 27 (3.15%) VB
5 26 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 24 (2.80%) VBScript
7 23 (2.68%) C#
7 23 (2.68%) Python
8 21 (2.45%) Scala
9 14 (1.63%) C
10 9 (1.05%) VBA
11 8 (0.93%) Ruby
12 5 (0.58%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.47%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.35%) Tcl
15 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.12%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 70 (8.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (4.55%) MCSE
3 33 (3.85%) MCP
4 27 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
5 24 (2.80%) Security Cleared
6 21 (2.45%) Degree
7 19 (2.22%) MCITP
8 18 (2.10%) SC Cleared
9 15 (1.75%) MCDST
10 11 (1.28%) MCTS
11 10 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (1.05%) A+ Certification
13 8 (0.93%) MCSA
14 7 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (0.82%) CCNA
14 7 (0.82%) MOS
14 7 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (0.70%) CCA
16 5 (0.58%) DV Cleared
17 2 (0.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.78%) SLA
2 6 (0.70%) QA
2 6 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 443 (51.69%) Active Directory
2 76 (8.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (7.93%) XenApp
4 58 (6.77%) Microsoft App-V
5 32 (3.73%) Hyper-V
6 27 (3.15%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.05%) VMware ESX
8 6 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (0.70%) Terminal Server
9 5 (0.58%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.47%) vSphere
10 4 (0.47%) XenServer
10 4 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (0.35%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.35%) IAG
11 3 (0.35%) UAG
12 2 (0.23%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.23%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.12%) Samba
Systems Management
1 103 (12.02%) SCCM
2 19 (2.22%) Backup Exec
2 19 (2.22%) SCOM
2 19 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 11 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 9 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 8 (0.93%) SCOrch
5 8 (0.93%) ZENworks
5 8 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (0.82%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.82%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.70%) WSUS
8 5 (0.58%) OpenView
8 5 (0.58%) DameWare
8 5 (0.58%) OVSD
8 5 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.35%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.23%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 353 (41.19%) Microsoft
2 217 (25.32%) Citrix
3 111 (12.95%) VMware
4 88 (10.27%) Cisco
5 61 (7.12%) Lotus
6 51 (5.95%) HP
7 41 (4.78%) Bloomberg
8 39 (4.55%) Apple
9 38 (4.43%) Oracle
10 36 (4.20%) Reuters
11 31 (3.62%) Symantec
12 24 (2.80%) Remedy
12 24 (2.80%) Dell
13 21 (2.45%) LANDesk
13 21 (2.45%) Adobe
14 20 (2.33%) Fidessa
15 19 (2.22%) AppSense
16 17 (1.98%) NetApp
17 13 (1.52%) Perforce
18 12 (1.40%) McAfee
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