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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 127 101 84
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -17
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 385 493 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.63% 2.03% 2.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.20% 9.39% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 246 225
Average daily rate
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£180 £204 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -0.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £137 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £394 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £213
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 108 154
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.28 £24.00 £22.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5350 5248 5673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.66% 21.65% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3534 3415 3266
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £202 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 254 377
Average hourly rate £15.93 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.50% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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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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
City of London -21 78 £183 -8.75% 17
Hayes 0 9 - - 1
Uxbridge +1 6 - -
Docklands, London +7 4 £550 +15.78%
Croydon +3 4 £150 -55.55% 2
Hammersmith - 3 £260 -
Ilford - 2 - -
Sidcup - 2 - -
Bromley -1 1 - - 1
Brentford - 1 £650 -
Hounslow - 1 £168 -
Harrow - 1 - - 1
Greenwich - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Romford - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Enfield - - - - 2
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 797 (100.00%) Windows
2 485 (60.85%) Windows 7
3 420 (52.70%) Active Directory
4 351 (44.04%) MS Office
5 315 (39.52%) Microsoft
6 187 (23.46%) ITIL
7 184 (23.09%) MS Excel
7 184 (23.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 180 (22.58%) MS Exchange
9 175 (21.96%) Blackberry
10 165 (20.70%) Citrix
10 165 (20.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 129 (16.19%) Finance
12 98 (12.30%) Cisco
13 95 (11.92%) VMware
14 85 (10.66%) SCCM
15 81 (10.16%) Banking
16 73 (9.16%) Exchange Server 2010
17 70 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
18 69 (8.66%) DNS
19 68 (8.53%) DHCP
19 68 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
19 68 (8.53%) IBM Notes
19 68 (8.53%) Migration
20 67 (8.41%) Lotus
21 66 (8.28%) Legal
22 64 (8.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
23 63 (7.90%) Exchange Server 2003
24 62 (7.78%) TCP/IP
25 60 (7.53%) Windows Vista

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 180 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 73 (9.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 68 (8.53%) IBM Notes
4 64 (8.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 63 (7.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 58 (7.28%) SharePoint
6 58 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 33 (4.14%) Lync
8 19 (2.38%) IIS
9 7 (0.88%) WorkSite
10 6 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.75%) TIBCO EMS
11 5 (0.63%) MQSeries
11 5 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.25%) SAS
12 2 (0.25%) GroupWise
12 2 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 351 (44.04%) MS Office
2 184 (23.09%) MS Excel
3 35 (4.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.25%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.13%) MS Project
6 8 (1.00%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.50%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.25%) Vectorworks
8 2 (0.25%) InDesign
8 2 (0.25%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.50%) Cerner Millennium
3 3 (0.38%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.25%) Eikon
5 1 (0.13%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) assyst
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.39%) Office 365
2 3 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.38%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (8.66%) DNS
2 68 (8.53%) DHCP
3 62 (7.78%) TCP/IP
4 53 (6.65%) VPN
5 49 (6.15%) LAN
6 29 (3.64%) Firewall
6 29 (3.64%) Wireless
7 27 (3.39%) WAN
8 23 (2.89%) Internet
9 21 (2.63%) VoIP
10 15 (1.88%) Cisco IOS
11 13 (1.63%) SAN
12 11 (1.38%) IP Telephony
13 9 (1.13%) BOOTP
13 9 (1.13%) Network Security
14 8 (1.00%) Intranet
15 7 (0.88%) 3G
16 6 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (0.75%) SSL
16 6 (0.75%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
3 20 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (2.01%) MS Access
5 8 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.25%) Cognos Event Studio
8 2 (0.25%) Cognos Metric Studio
8 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.25%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.25%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.25%) HBase
8 2 (0.25%) Redis
8 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.25%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 31 (3.89%) MSI
2 17 (2.13%) Wise Package Studio
3 14 (1.76%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.63%) Visual Studio
4 13 (1.63%) Ant
5 3 (0.38%) JIRA
6 2 (0.25%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.25%) Toad
6 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.13%) JUnit
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.13%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.13%) Maven
7 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.13%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.13%) Gradle
General
1 129 (16.19%) Finance
2 81 (10.16%) Banking
3 66 (8.28%) Legal
4 45 (5.65%) Investment Banking
5 41 (5.14%) Retail
5 41 (5.14%) Front Office
6 39 (4.89%) Law
7 29 (3.64%) Back Office
8 24 (3.01%) Financial Institution
9 21 (2.63%) Telecoms
10 15 (1.88%) French Language
11 7 (0.88%) German Language
12 5 (0.63%) Billing
12 5 (0.63%) Advertising
13 4 (0.50%) Local Government
13 4 (0.50%) Japanese Language
14 2 (0.25%) Russian Language
14 2 (0.25%) Games
14 2 (0.25%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 251 (31.49%) Analyst
2 138 (17.31%) Desktop Support
3 136 (17.06%) 2nd Line Support
4 125 (15.68%) Service Analyst
5 123 (15.43%) Service Desk Analyst
6 113 (14.18%) Support Engineer
7 106 (13.30%) Support Analyst
8 77 (9.66%) Desktop Engineer
9 64 (8.03%) 1st Line Support
10 51 (6.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 45 (5.65%) Desktop Analyst
12 40 (5.02%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 32 (4.02%) Applications Packager
14 31 (3.89%) Help Desk Support
15 30 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 28 (3.51%) Help Desk Analyst
17 27 (3.39%) IT Support
18 26 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
19 22 (2.76%) Technical Support
19 22 (2.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (5.27%) Application Packaging
2 19 (2.38%) .NET
3 17 (2.13%) WSH
4 8 (1.00%) Web Services
4 8 (1.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 7 (0.88%) WCF
5 7 (0.88%) ASP.NET
5 7 (0.88%) Rendezvous
6 6 (0.75%) Middleware
6 6 (0.75%) XML
7 5 (0.63%) XMPP
7 5 (0.63%) HTML
8 3 (0.38%) WPF
8 3 (0.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.25%) HTML5
9 2 (0.25%) MapReduce
10 1 (0.13%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (0.13%) jQuery
10 1 (0.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (0.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 175 (21.96%) Blackberry
2 45 (5.65%) iPhone
3 24 (3.01%) iPad
4 21 (2.63%) Hedge funds
5 19 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 17 (2.13%) Fixed Income
6 17 (2.13%) Derivative
7 16 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.76%) Thin Client
8 14 (1.76%) Fat Client
9 13 (1.63%) Equities
10 12 (1.51%) Handset
11 11 (1.38%) NHS
11 11 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (1.00%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.88%) CMDB
14 6 (0.75%) Statistics
14 6 (0.75%) Computer Science
15 5 (0.63%) Market Risk
16 4 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 797 (100.00%) Windows
2 485 (60.85%) Windows 7
3 184 (23.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 165 (20.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 60 (7.53%) Windows Vista
6 51 (6.40%) Linux
7 50 (6.27%) Windows 8
8 41 (5.14%) Windows 2000
9 33 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (4.02%) Android
11 23 (2.89%) Mac OS X
11 23 (2.89%) UNIX
12 18 (2.26%) Apple iOS
13 16 (2.01%) Solaris
14 12 (1.51%) Mac OS
15 8 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.88%) Windows NT
16 7 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 2 (0.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (23.46%) ITIL
2 68 (8.53%) Migration
3 39 (4.89%) Service Management
4 33 (4.14%) Document Management
5 31 (3.89%) Service Delivery
6 28 (3.51%) Incident Management
7 26 (3.26%) Time Management
8 19 (2.38%) ITSM
9 18 (2.26%) Risk Management
9 18 (2.26%) Project Management
10 15 (1.88%) Asset Management
11 14 (1.76%) Test Scripting
11 14 (1.76%) Disaster Recovery
12 13 (1.63%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (1.51%) E-Commerce
14 11 (1.38%) Change Management
15 10 (1.25%) Load Balancing
15 10 (1.25%) Problem Management
15 10 (1.25%) ITIL V3
15 10 (1.25%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 58 (7.28%) SQL
2 34 (4.27%) Perl
3 29 (3.64%) VB
4 18 (2.26%) Python
4 18 (2.26%) C#
4 18 (2.26%) C++
5 17 (2.13%) VBScript
6 13 (1.63%) Scala
7 12 (1.51%) JavaScript
8 11 (1.38%) Java
9 7 (0.88%) PowerShell
10 6 (0.75%) VBA
11 5 (0.63%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.38%) Tcl
13 2 (0.25%) Korn
13 2 (0.25%) C
13 2 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 68 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (5.27%) Security Cleared
3 35 (4.39%) SC Cleared
4 32 (4.02%) MCSE
5 26 (3.26%) MCITP
6 24 (3.01%) MCP
7 16 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (1.88%) A+ Certification
9 12 (1.51%) MCTS
10 10 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.25%) Degree
11 8 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.88%) CCNA
13 6 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (0.75%) MCSA
13 6 (0.75%) MCDST
13 6 (0.75%) MOS
14 5 (0.63%) CCA
14 5 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.38%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.77%) SLA
2 5 (0.63%) QA
3 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 420 (52.70%) Active Directory
2 70 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 41 (5.14%) XenApp
5 31 (3.89%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.51%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.13%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.00%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.00%) vSphere
9 7 (0.88%) Terminal Server
10 6 (0.75%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.38%) MetaFrame
12 2 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.25%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.13%) XenServer
13 1 (0.13%) Nmap
13 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 85 (10.66%) SCCM
2 28 (3.51%) Backup Exec
3 17 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 15 (1.88%) ARCserve
4 15 (1.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 10 (1.25%) DameWare
5 10 (1.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 8 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (0.75%) OpenView
7 6 (0.75%) OVSD
8 5 (0.63%) ZENworks
9 4 (0.50%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.50%) SCOM
9 4 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.38%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.25%) WSUS
11 2 (0.25%) CA Spectrum
12 1 (0.13%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 315 (39.52%) Microsoft
2 165 (20.70%) Citrix
3 98 (12.30%) Cisco
4 95 (11.92%) VMware
5 67 (8.41%) Lotus
6 53 (6.65%) HP
7 36 (4.52%) Apple
8 35 (4.39%) Symantec
9 34 (4.27%) Remedy
10 25 (3.14%) Bloomberg
11 22 (2.76%) Oracle
12 21 (2.63%) Dell
13 19 (2.38%) Adobe
13 19 (2.38%) AppSense
14 15 (1.88%) McAfee
15 14 (1.76%) Avaya
15 14 (1.76%) Reuters
15 14 (1.76%) ServiceNow
16 13 (1.63%) Perforce
17 12 (1.51%) Fidessa
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