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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 125 95 98
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 419 539 523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.70% 2.13% 2.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.43% 9.34% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 288 261
Average daily rate
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£190 £250 £214
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +16.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £503 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £175 £195
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 87 98
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £11.84 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.42 £22.60 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
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
5643 5770 5152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.89% 22.77% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3903 3815 3369
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 233 248
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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
City of London -34 79 £225 +18.42% 16
Uxbridge -3 10 - -
Hayes - 7 - -
Croydon -6 6 £288 -14.81% 1
Canary Wharf +9 4 £400 +127.92%
Wembley - 4 £150 -
Southwark - 3 £110 -
Bromley +2 2 £110 +29.41%
Docklands, London +8 1 - -
Hammersmith +2 1 - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
New Malden - - - - 3
Sidcup - - - -
Enfield - - - - 2
Barnet - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 802 (100.00%) Windows
2 471 (58.73%) Windows 7
3 432 (53.87%) Active Directory
4 366 (45.64%) MS Office
5 332 (41.40%) Microsoft
6 204 (25.44%) MS Exchange
7 195 (24.31%) MS Excel
8 182 (22.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 181 (22.57%) Citrix
10 180 (22.44%) ITIL
11 179 (22.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 147 (18.33%) Blackberry
13 119 (14.84%) Finance
14 111 (13.84%) VMware
15 95 (11.85%) Exchange Server 2010
16 93 (11.60%) Exchange Server 2003
16 93 (11.60%) Cisco
17 90 (11.22%) DNS
18 85 (10.60%) SCCM
19 83 (10.35%) TCP/IP
20 80 (9.98%) DHCP
21 79 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
22 74 (9.23%) Windows 8
23 73 (9.10%) Banking
24 72 (8.98%) Migration
25 71 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2007
25 71 (8.85%) SQL
26 65 (8.10%) IBM Notes
27 64 (7.98%) Lotus
28 62 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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
1 204 (25.44%) MS Exchange
2 95 (11.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 93 (11.60%) Exchange Server 2003
4 71 (8.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 65 (8.10%) IBM Notes
6 46 (5.74%) SharePoint
7 42 (5.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 36 (4.49%) Lync
9 28 (3.49%) IIS
10 18 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (1.62%) WorkSite
12 5 (0.62%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.50%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.37%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.37%) Apache
14 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
15 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 366 (45.64%) MS Office
2 195 (24.31%) MS Excel
3 41 (5.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.37%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.37%) InDesign
5 3 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.25%) MS Project
7 1 (0.12%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 7 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.50%) Misys Midas
4 3 (0.37%) Eikon
5 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.25%) Cerner Millennium
5 2 (0.25%) 3000 Xtra
5 2 (0.25%) assyst
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.24%) Office 365
2 4 (0.50%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.37%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (11.22%) DNS
2 83 (10.35%) TCP/IP
3 80 (9.98%) DHCP
4 53 (6.61%) LAN
5 48 (5.99%) WAN
6 42 (5.24%) Firewall
7 41 (5.11%) VPN
8 34 (4.24%) Wireless
9 31 (3.87%) SAN
10 22 (2.74%) Internet
11 15 (1.87%) VLAN
12 14 (1.75%) NetScaler
12 14 (1.75%) VoIP
13 12 (1.50%) SSL
13 12 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (1.37%) Cisco IOS
15 10 (1.25%) Network Security
15 10 (1.25%) NAS
15 10 (1.25%) Broadband
16 9 (1.12%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
2 23 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (1.62%) MS Access
4 11 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
5 9 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.62%) MySQL
7 5 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (0.50%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.37%) Crystal Enterprise
9 3 (0.37%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (0.25%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.25%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (2.37%) MSI
2 7 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.87%) Wise Package Studio
3 6 (0.75%) JIRA
4 3 (0.37%) MyEclipse
4 3 (0.37%) Bugzilla
4 3 (0.37%) NetBeans
4 3 (0.37%) Subversion
4 3 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.37%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.12%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.12%) Toad
6 1 (0.12%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.12%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.12%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.12%) AdminStudio
General
1 119 (14.84%) Finance
2 73 (9.10%) Banking
3 55 (6.86%) Legal
4 41 (5.11%) Retail
5 40 (4.99%) Law
6 36 (4.49%) Investment Banking
7 25 (3.12%) Telecoms
8 22 (2.74%) Financial Institution
9 21 (2.62%) Back Office
10 18 (2.24%) Front Office
11 15 (1.87%) French Language
12 9 (1.12%) Spanish Language
13 7 (0.87%) German Language
14 6 (0.75%) Advertising
15 3 (0.37%) Manufacturing
16 2 (0.25%) Publishing
16 2 (0.25%) Games
16 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
17 1 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 255 (31.80%) Analyst
2 131 (16.33%) Desktop Support
3 125 (15.59%) Service Analyst
4 123 (15.34%) Service Desk Analyst
5 122 (15.21%) 2nd Line Support
6 120 (14.96%) Support Engineer
7 115 (14.34%) Support Analyst
8 83 (10.35%) Desktop Engineer
9 60 (7.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 57 (7.11%) 1st Line Support
11 42 (5.24%) IT Support
12 38 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support
13 37 (4.61%) Desktop Analyst
14 31 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 31 (3.87%) Help Desk Analyst
15 29 (3.62%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 27 (3.37%) Applications Support
17 25 (3.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 24 (2.99%) Technical Support
19 20 (2.49%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.49%) Application Packaging
2 26 (3.24%) .NET
3 12 (1.50%) HTML
4 9 (1.12%) Web Services
5 8 (1.00%) XML
6 7 (0.87%) WSH
6 7 (0.87%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.75%) ODBC
8 5 (0.62%) JSP
8 5 (0.62%) J2EE
8 5 (0.62%) Rendezvous
8 5 (0.62%) Middleware
9 3 (0.37%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.37%) Spring
9 3 (0.37%) Ajax
9 3 (0.37%) JDBC
9 3 (0.37%) Velocity
9 3 (0.37%) WCF
9 3 (0.37%) FreeMarker
9 3 (0.37%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 147 (18.33%) Blackberry
2 59 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (2.49%) iPhone
4 19 (2.37%) Hedge funds
5 15 (1.87%) iPad
6 14 (1.75%) Fat Client
6 14 (1.75%) Thin Client
7 13 (1.62%) NHS
8 12 (1.50%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.50%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.50%) Handset
9 11 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (1.25%) Replication
11 9 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.12%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.00%) PDA
13 6 (0.75%) Statistics
14 5 (0.62%) Fixed Income
15 4 (0.50%) Derivative
16 3 (0.37%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 802 (100.00%) Windows
2 471 (58.73%) Windows 7
3 182 (22.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 179 (22.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (9.23%) Windows 8
6 57 (7.11%) Windows Vista
7 54 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (4.99%) Linux
9 35 (4.36%) Windows 2000
10 32 (3.99%) Apple iOS
11 30 (3.74%) UNIX
11 30 (3.74%) Mac OS X
12 25 (3.12%) Android
13 19 (2.37%) Mac OS
14 12 (1.50%) Solaris
14 12 (1.50%) Windows NT
15 6 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.25%) CentOS
17 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (22.44%) ITIL
2 72 (8.98%) Migration
3 39 (4.86%) Service Delivery
4 37 (4.61%) Incident Management
5 36 (4.49%) Service Management
6 28 (3.49%) Document Management
7 23 (2.87%) Time Management
8 18 (2.24%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (2.24%) Asset Management
8 18 (2.24%) E-Commerce
9 16 (2.00%) Project Management
9 16 (2.00%) Test Scripting
10 15 (1.87%) Change Management
11 13 (1.62%) CRM
12 12 (1.50%) Risk Management
13 10 (1.25%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (1.25%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (1.25%) Validation
13 10 (1.25%) Problem Management
14 9 (1.12%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 71 (8.85%) SQL
2 23 (2.87%) Perl
3 20 (2.49%) VB
4 17 (2.12%) JavaScript
5 14 (1.75%) C#
6 13 (1.62%) VBScript
7 11 (1.37%) Java
8 10 (1.25%) VBA
8 10 (1.25%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.00%) Python
10 6 (0.75%) C
10 6 (0.75%) C++
11 5 (0.62%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.50%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.37%) PHP
14 2 (0.25%) VB6
14 2 (0.25%) Korn
15 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 62 (7.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (5.99%) Security Cleared
3 38 (4.74%) SC Cleared
4 36 (4.49%) MCSE
5 20 (2.49%) A+ Certification
6 16 (2.00%) MCP
6 16 (2.00%) MCITP
7 15 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 14 (1.75%) Degree
9 13 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.62%) MCTS
10 11 (1.37%) MOS
11 10 (1.25%) CCNA
12 9 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.87%) MCSA
13 7 (0.87%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.75%) ISTQB
15 3 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 2 (0.25%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (7.36%) SLA
2 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 432 (53.87%) Active Directory
2 79 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (5.24%) Hyper-V
4 41 (5.11%) XenApp
5 32 (3.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 16 (2.00%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.50%) vSphere
8 10 (1.25%) VMware ESX
9 8 (1.00%) XenServer
10 7 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (0.87%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.62%) Nmap
12 4 (0.50%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.37%) Xen
13 3 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.25%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.12%) Novell eDirectory
15 1 (0.12%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 85 (10.60%) SCCM
2 24 (2.99%) Backup Exec
3 14 (1.75%) ARCserve
3 14 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 14 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 10 (1.25%) DameWare
4 10 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (1.12%) WSUS
6 8 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.87%) SCOM
8 6 (0.75%) Casper Suite
9 5 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.62%) Nessus
10 4 (0.50%) OVSD
10 4 (0.50%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.50%) OpenView
10 4 (0.50%) ZENworks
10 4 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.37%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 332 (41.40%) Microsoft
2 181 (22.57%) Citrix
3 111 (13.84%) VMware
4 93 (11.60%) Cisco
5 64 (7.98%) Lotus
6 53 (6.61%) Symantec
7 50 (6.23%) HP
8 42 (5.24%) Apple
9 36 (4.49%) Remedy
10 34 (4.24%) Bloomberg
11 33 (4.11%) Dell
12 31 (3.87%) Oracle
13 27 (3.37%) Altiris
14 21 (2.62%) NetApp
15 19 (2.37%) Veeam
16 18 (2.24%) CheckPoint
17 16 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
17 16 (2.00%) ServiceNow
18 15 (1.87%) Reuters
18 15 (1.87%) Kaspersky
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £90 - £120 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Rate: From £19,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £180 - 200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £319 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £319 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £90 - £120 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £13 to £16 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £15 - £17 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
West London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
North West London
Computer Futures
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago