The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 175 100 89
Rank change year-on-year
-75 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 255 431 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.22% 1.97% 2.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.29% 8.91% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 226 246
Average daily rate
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£195 £214 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% -9.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £140 £175
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 77 120
Average hourly rate £17.37 £17.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £114.00 £22.00 £27.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.97 £13.69 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -5.62%
Windows XP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
4822 4835 4477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.98% 22.14% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3319 3216 2850
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 215 290
Average hourly rate £17.37 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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
City of London -12 73 £225 -6.25% 11
Croydon +1 10 £125 +4.16% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -3 8 £179 -21.53%
Canary Wharf +3 2 £375 -11.76%
Bromley +2 1 - -
Hounslow 0 1 £180 +20.00%
Ealing - 1 - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Hillingdon - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Grays - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Southall - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 674 (100.00%) Windows
2 383 (56.82%) Windows 7
3 365 (54.15%) Active Directory
4 330 (48.96%) MS Office
5 303 (44.96%) Microsoft
6 173 (25.67%) MS Exchange
7 166 (24.63%) Citrix
7 166 (24.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 165 (24.48%) MS Excel
9 154 (22.85%) Blackberry
10 153 (22.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 137 (20.33%) Finance
12 135 (20.03%) ITIL
13 110 (16.32%) VMware
14 93 (13.80%) Banking
15 87 (12.91%) TCP/IP
16 80 (11.87%) DNS
17 74 (10.98%) Cisco
17 74 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2010
18 73 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2003
18 73 (10.83%) VMware Infrastructure
19 72 (10.68%) Windows 8
20 66 (9.79%) SCCM
21 63 (9.35%) Windows Vista
21 63 (9.35%) SQL
22 60 (8.90%) DHCP
23 58 (8.61%) IBM Notes
23 58 (8.61%) Migration
23 58 (8.61%) Lotus
24 57 (8.46%) Windows Server 2012

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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
1 173 (25.67%) MS Exchange
2 74 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 73 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2003
4 58 (8.61%) IBM Notes
5 49 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 41 (6.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 29 (4.30%) SharePoint
8 25 (3.71%) IIS
9 18 (2.67%) WorkSite
9 18 (2.67%) Lync
10 16 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.45%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.30%) TIBCO EMS
14 2 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.30%) Apache
Applications
1 330 (48.96%) MS Office
2 165 (24.48%) MS Excel
3 34 (5.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.45%) MS Project
5 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.15%) InDesign
6 1 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.19%) assyst
3 4 (0.59%) Eikon
3 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.15%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.15%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.34%) Office 365
2 3 (0.45%) IaaS
2 3 (0.45%) Google Apps
2 3 (0.45%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 87 (12.91%) TCP/IP
2 80 (11.87%) DNS
3 60 (8.90%) DHCP
4 47 (6.97%) WAN
4 47 (6.97%) VPN
4 47 (6.97%) LAN
5 35 (5.19%) Firewall
6 26 (3.86%) SAN
7 23 (3.41%) Wireless
7 23 (3.41%) Internet
8 20 (2.97%) VLAN
9 16 (2.37%) FTP
10 15 (2.23%) VoIP
11 12 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (1.63%) MPLS
12 11 (1.63%) HTTP
12 11 (1.63%) NAS
12 11 (1.63%) NetScaler
13 10 (1.48%) SSL
14 9 (1.34%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (3.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (3.12%) MS Access
5 19 (2.82%) SQL Server 2000
6 15 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (1.04%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.04%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.89%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.89%) MySQL
10 5 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.45%) Crystal Enterprise
11 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.30%) Cognos Report Studio
12 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.30%) EDMS
13 1 (0.15%) OLAP
13 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 10 (1.48%) MSI
2 6 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.74%) JIRA
4 3 (0.45%) Bugzilla
4 3 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.45%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.45%) Subversion
4 3 (0.45%) NetBeans
4 3 (0.45%) MyEclipse
5 2 (0.30%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.15%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.15%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.15%) Toad
6 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 137 (20.33%) Finance
2 93 (13.80%) Banking
3 38 (5.64%) Legal
4 34 (5.04%) Law
5 30 (4.45%) Retail
6 27 (4.01%) Telecoms
7 26 (3.86%) Investment Banking
8 18 (2.67%) Financial Institution
9 15 (2.23%) Spanish Language
10 14 (2.08%) Billing
10 14 (2.08%) Back Office
11 9 (1.34%) Retail Banking
12 8 (1.19%) French Language
13 6 (0.89%) Front Office
14 5 (0.74%) Games
14 5 (0.74%) Advertising
15 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.45%) German Language
16 2 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 215 (31.90%) Analyst
2 133 (19.73%) Desktop Support
3 132 (19.58%) Support Engineer
4 100 (14.84%) Support Analyst
5 99 (14.69%) Service Analyst
6 98 (14.54%) Service Desk Analyst
7 94 (13.95%) Desktop Engineer
8 84 (12.46%) 2nd Line Support
9 74 (10.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 41 (6.08%) 1st Line Support
11 37 (5.49%) IT Support
12 33 (4.90%) Applications Support
13 32 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 32 (4.75%) Desktop Analyst
13 32 (4.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 28 (4.15%) 3rd Line Support
15 27 (4.01%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 24 (3.56%) Help Desk Analyst
17 19 (2.82%) Technical Support
18 17 (2.52%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.90%) .NET
2 15 (2.23%) Web Services
3 11 (1.63%) Application Packaging
4 9 (1.34%) HTML
5 8 (1.19%) XML
6 6 (0.89%) WCF
6 6 (0.89%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.89%) ODBC
7 5 (0.74%) J2EE
8 4 (0.59%) JSP
9 3 (0.45%) SOAP
9 3 (0.45%) Struts
9 3 (0.45%) XSL
9 3 (0.45%) JDBC
9 3 (0.45%) WSDL
9 3 (0.45%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.45%) FIX Protocol
9 3 (0.45%) Ajax
9 3 (0.45%) Velocity
9 3 (0.45%) FreeMarker
Miscellaneous
1 154 (22.85%) Blackberry
2 50 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (5.04%) iPhone
4 29 (4.30%) iPad
5 16 (2.37%) Fat Client
5 16 (2.37%) NHS
5 16 (2.37%) Thin Client
6 14 (2.08%) Hedge funds
7 13 (1.93%) Handset
8 11 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.34%) PDA
10 8 (1.19%) Replication
10 8 (1.19%) IVR
10 8 (1.19%) Client/Server
11 7 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (0.89%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.59%) E-Learning
13 4 (0.59%) Market Risk
14 3 (0.45%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 674 (100.00%) Windows
2 383 (56.82%) Windows 7
3 166 (24.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 153 (22.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 72 (10.68%) Windows 8
6 63 (9.35%) Windows Vista
7 57 (8.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (5.19%) Mac OS X
9 28 (4.15%) Apple iOS
9 28 (4.15%) Windows 2000
10 24 (3.56%) UNIX
11 23 (3.41%) Linux
12 20 (2.97%) Android
13 16 (2.37%) Mac OS
14 11 (1.63%) Windows NT
15 8 (1.19%) Mac OS X Server
16 6 (0.89%) Solaris
17 4 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (20.03%) ITIL
2 58 (8.61%) Migration
3 30 (4.45%) Incident Management
4 26 (3.86%) Service Delivery
4 26 (3.86%) CRM
5 23 (3.41%) Service Management
6 18 (2.67%) Time Management
6 18 (2.67%) Document Management
7 16 (2.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (2.23%) Project Management
9 13 (1.93%) Change Management
10 12 (1.78%) E-Commerce
11 10 (1.48%) Software Deployment
11 10 (1.48%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (1.34%) Asset Management
13 8 (1.19%) Validation
13 8 (1.19%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (1.19%) Test Scripting
13 8 (1.19%) Problem Management
13 8 (1.19%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 63 (9.35%) SQL
2 20 (2.97%) Java
2 20 (2.97%) JavaScript
3 19 (2.82%) C#
4 18 (2.67%) VBA
5 16 (2.37%) Perl
6 14 (2.08%) PowerShell
6 14 (2.08%) VB
7 11 (1.63%) VBScript
8 7 (1.04%) Python
8 7 (1.04%) C
9 6 (0.89%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.74%) VB6
11 4 (0.59%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.45%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.45%) C++
12 3 (0.45%) PHP
13 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 52 (7.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (4.90%) MCSE
3 32 (4.75%) Security Cleared
4 23 (3.41%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 15 (2.23%) MCP
5 15 (2.23%) Degree
6 13 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.78%) MOS
7 12 (1.78%) MCTS
8 11 (1.63%) CCNA
9 10 (1.48%) A+ Certification
9 10 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.19%) MCSA
11 6 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.89%) ISTQB
12 5 (0.74%) MCITP
12 5 (0.74%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.59%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (8.16%) SLA
2 13 (1.93%) QA
System Software
1 365 (54.15%) Active Directory
2 73 (10.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (5.19%) XenApp
4 29 (4.30%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (2.08%) VMware ESX
7 13 (1.93%) XenDesktop
8 11 (1.63%) vSphere
9 8 (1.19%) XenServer
10 6 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.59%) Nmap
12 4 (0.59%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.59%) Xen
13 3 (0.45%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.15%) Firmware
14 1 (0.15%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 66 (9.79%) SCCM
2 17 (2.52%) Backup Exec
3 14 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 13 (1.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (1.48%) WSUS
6 9 (1.34%) SCOM
7 8 (1.19%) Casper Suite
8 4 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 4 (0.59%) Nessus
8 4 (0.59%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.59%) DameWare
9 3 (0.45%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.45%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 3 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.15%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.15%) MAILsweeper
10 1 (0.15%) ZENworks
10 1 (0.15%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 303 (44.96%) Microsoft
2 166 (24.63%) Citrix
3 110 (16.32%) VMware
4 74 (10.98%) Cisco
5 58 (8.61%) Lotus
6 50 (7.42%) Apple
7 41 (6.08%) Symantec
8 39 (5.79%) Bloomberg
9 38 (5.64%) HP
10 28 (4.15%) Oracle
10 28 (4.15%) NetApp
11 27 (4.01%) Altiris
12 25 (3.71%) Dell
12 25 (3.71%) Reuters
13 20 (2.97%) Veeam
14 18 (2.67%) Remedy
15 16 (2.37%) CheckPoint
16 12 (1.78%) IBM
17 11 (1.63%) McAfee
18 9 (1.34%) Avaya
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