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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 125 93 96
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 421 545 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.71% 2.15% 2.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.46% 9.43% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 293 260
Average daily rate
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£190 £250 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £175 £205
% change year-on-year
- -14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 86 105
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 £11.50 £11.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.55 £22.75 £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
5644 5781 5342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.91% 22.82% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3889 3832 3472
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 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 231 263
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -8.10%
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 £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -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 21 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 21 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 21 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 -21 83 £225 +18.42% 13
Uxbridge -4 11 - -
Hayes - 7 - -
Croydon -6 6 £288 -14.81%
Canary Wharf +14 4 £400 +128.57%
Wembley - 4 £150 -
Southwark - 3 £110 -
Hounslow - 3 £200 -
Bromley +1 2 £110 +29.41%
Hammersmith +1 1 - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
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 21 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.

1 795 (100.00%) Windows
2 465 (58.49%) Windows 7
3 428 (53.84%) Active Directory
4 363 (45.66%) MS Office
5 330 (41.51%) Microsoft
6 201 (25.28%) MS Exchange
7 194 (24.40%) MS Excel
8 183 (23.02%) ITIL
9 182 (22.89%) Citrix
9 182 (22.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 178 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 145 (18.24%) Blackberry
12 117 (14.72%) Finance
13 110 (13.84%) VMware
14 95 (11.95%) Exchange Server 2010
15 92 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2003
16 91 (11.45%) Cisco
17 89 (11.19%) DNS
18 87 (10.94%) SCCM
19 82 (10.31%) TCP/IP
20 79 (9.94%) DHCP
21 78 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
22 73 (9.18%) Windows 8
23 72 (9.06%) Migration
23 72 (9.06%) Banking
24 71 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2007
24 71 (8.93%) SQL
25 64 (8.05%) IBM Notes
26 63 (7.92%) Lotus
27 61 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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
1 201 (25.28%) MS Exchange
2 95 (11.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 92 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 71 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 64 (8.05%) IBM Notes
6 46 (5.79%) SharePoint
7 42 (5.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 36 (4.53%) Lync
9 28 (3.52%) IIS
10 17 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (1.64%) WorkSite
12 5 (0.63%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.50%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.38%) MQSeries
14 3 (0.38%) Apache
14 3 (0.38%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
15 2 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.25%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 363 (45.66%) MS Office
2 194 (24.40%) MS Excel
3 40 (5.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.38%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.38%) InDesign
5 3 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.25%) MS Project
7 1 (0.13%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.50%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.25%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.25%) 3000 Xtra
4 2 (0.25%) Eikon
4 2 (0.25%) assyst
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.14%) Office 365
2 4 (0.50%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.38%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (11.19%) DNS
2 82 (10.31%) TCP/IP
3 79 (9.94%) DHCP
4 51 (6.42%) LAN
5 45 (5.66%) WAN
6 41 (5.16%) VPN
7 40 (5.03%) Firewall
8 34 (4.28%) Wireless
9 31 (3.90%) SAN
10 22 (2.77%) Internet
11 14 (1.76%) NetScaler
12 13 (1.64%) VLAN
12 13 (1.64%) VoIP
13 12 (1.51%) SSL
14 11 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
15 10 (1.26%) Network Security
15 10 (1.26%) NAS
15 10 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
15 10 (1.26%) Broadband
16 9 (1.13%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (7.42%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
2 23 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (1.64%) MS Access
4 11 (1.38%) SQL Server 2000
5 9 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.63%) MySQL
7 5 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.50%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.38%) Crystal Enterprise
9 3 (0.38%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.38%) 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 20 (2.52%) MSI
2 7 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (0.88%) Wise Package Studio
3 6 (0.75%) JIRA
4 3 (0.38%) MyEclipse
4 3 (0.38%) Bugzilla
4 3 (0.38%) NetBeans
4 3 (0.38%) Subversion
4 3 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.38%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.13%) Toad
6 1 (0.13%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.13%) WinDbg
General
1 117 (14.72%) Finance
2 72 (9.06%) Banking
3 55 (6.92%) Legal
4 42 (5.28%) Retail
5 40 (5.03%) Law
6 36 (4.53%) Investment Banking
7 25 (3.14%) Telecoms
8 22 (2.77%) Financial Institution
9 21 (2.64%) Back Office
10 18 (2.26%) Front Office
11 15 (1.89%) French Language
12 7 (0.88%) German Language
12 7 (0.88%) Spanish Language
13 6 (0.75%) Advertising
14 3 (0.38%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.25%) Publishing
15 2 (0.25%) Games
15 2 (0.25%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 254 (31.95%) Analyst
2 131 (16.48%) Desktop Support
3 127 (15.97%) Service Analyst
4 125 (15.72%) Service Desk Analyst
5 122 (15.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 119 (14.97%) Support Engineer
7 113 (14.21%) Support Analyst
8 84 (10.57%) Desktop Engineer
9 60 (7.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 57 (7.17%) 1st Line Support
11 41 (5.16%) IT Support
12 38 (4.78%) 3rd Line Support
13 37 (4.65%) Desktop Analyst
14 31 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 31 (3.90%) Help Desk Analyst
15 29 (3.65%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 27 (3.40%) Applications Support
17 25 (3.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 24 (3.02%) Technical Support
19 20 (2.52%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.52%) Application Packaging
2 26 (3.27%) .NET
3 12 (1.51%) HTML
4 9 (1.13%) Web Services
5 8 (1.01%) XML
6 7 (0.88%) WSH
6 7 (0.88%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.75%) ODBC
8 5 (0.63%) JSP
8 5 (0.63%) J2EE
8 5 (0.63%) Rendezvous
8 5 (0.63%) Middleware
9 3 (0.38%) Hibernate
9 3 (0.38%) Spring
9 3 (0.38%) Ajax
9 3 (0.38%) JDBC
9 3 (0.38%) Velocity
9 3 (0.38%) WCF
9 3 (0.38%) FreeMarker
9 3 (0.38%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 145 (18.24%) Blackberry
2 60 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.39%) Hedge funds
4 18 (2.26%) iPhone
5 15 (1.89%) iPad
6 14 (1.76%) Fat Client
6 14 (1.76%) Thin Client
7 13 (1.64%) NHS
8 12 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.51%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.51%) Handset
9 10 (1.26%) Replication
10 9 (1.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (1.01%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.01%) PDA
12 6 (0.75%) Statistics
13 5 (0.63%) Fixed Income
14 4 (0.50%) Derivative
15 3 (0.38%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 795 (100.00%) Windows
2 465 (58.49%) Windows 7
3 182 (22.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 178 (22.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 73 (9.18%) Windows 8
6 58 (7.30%) Windows Vista
7 51 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 39 (4.91%) Linux
9 36 (4.53%) Windows 2000
10 33 (4.15%) Apple iOS
11 30 (3.77%) Mac OS X
12 29 (3.65%) UNIX
13 26 (3.27%) Android
14 19 (2.39%) Mac OS
15 13 (1.64%) Windows NT
16 11 (1.38%) Solaris
17 5 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 5 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.25%) CentOS
18 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (23.02%) ITIL
2 72 (9.06%) Migration
3 39 (4.91%) Service Delivery
4 38 (4.78%) Incident Management
5 36 (4.53%) Service Management
6 27 (3.40%) Document Management
7 23 (2.89%) Time Management
8 19 (2.39%) E-Commerce
9 18 (2.26%) Asset Management
10 17 (2.14%) User Acceptance Testing
11 16 (2.01%) Test Scripting
11 16 (2.01%) Project Management
12 15 (1.89%) Change Management
13 12 (1.51%) CRM
13 12 (1.51%) Risk Management
14 10 (1.26%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (1.26%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (1.26%) Validation
14 10 (1.26%) Problem Management
15 9 (1.13%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 71 (8.93%) SQL
2 22 (2.77%) Perl
3 20 (2.52%) VB
4 17 (2.14%) JavaScript
5 14 (1.76%) C#
6 13 (1.64%) VBScript
7 11 (1.38%) Java
8 10 (1.26%) VBA
8 10 (1.26%) PowerShell
9 7 (0.88%) Python
10 6 (0.75%) C
10 6 (0.75%) C++
11 5 (0.63%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.50%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.50%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.38%) PHP
14 2 (0.25%) VB6
14 2 (0.25%) Korn
15 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 61 (7.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (6.04%) Security Cleared
3 38 (4.78%) SC Cleared
4 35 (4.40%) MCSE
5 20 (2.52%) A+ Certification
6 16 (2.01%) MCP
6 16 (2.01%) MCITP
7 15 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 14 (1.76%) Degree
9 13 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (1.51%) MCTS
11 11 (1.38%) MOS
12 10 (1.26%) CCNA
13 9 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.88%) MCSA
14 7 (0.88%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 5 (0.63%) ISTQB
16 3 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 2 (0.25%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (7.55%) SLA
2 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 428 (53.84%) Active Directory
2 78 (9.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (5.16%) Hyper-V
3 41 (5.16%) XenApp
4 33 (4.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 16 (2.01%) XenDesktop
6 12 (1.51%) vSphere
7 10 (1.26%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.01%) XenServer
9 7 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (0.88%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.63%) Nmap
11 4 (0.50%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.25%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.25%) Xen
13 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.25%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
14 1 (0.13%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 87 (10.94%) SCCM
2 25 (3.14%) Backup Exec
3 14 (1.76%) ARCserve
3 14 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 14 (1.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 10 (1.26%) DameWare
4 10 (1.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (1.13%) WSUS
6 8 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (0.88%) SCOM
8 5 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.63%) Casper Suite
8 5 (0.63%) Nessus
9 4 (0.50%) OVSD
9 4 (0.50%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.50%) OpenView
9 4 (0.50%) ZENworks
9 4 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.38%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 330 (41.51%) Microsoft
2 182 (22.89%) Citrix
3 110 (13.84%) VMware
4 91 (11.45%) Cisco
5 63 (7.92%) Lotus
6 52 (6.54%) Symantec
7 51 (6.42%) HP
8 42 (5.28%) Apple
9 37 (4.65%) Remedy
10 34 (4.28%) Dell
11 31 (3.90%) Bloomberg
12 30 (3.77%) Oracle
13 26 (3.27%) Altiris
14 20 (2.52%) NetApp
15 18 (2.26%) Veeam
16 16 (2.01%) ServiceNow
16 16 (2.01%) CheckPoint
16 16 (2.01%) Salesforce.com
17 15 (1.89%) Kaspersky
18 14 (1.76%) AppSense
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £319 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £90 - £120 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Central London / West End
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £13 to £16 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £15 - £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 to £14 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
EDT Global
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £10 to £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £12 to £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Rate: From £19,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £200 to £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
West London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
North West London
Computer Futures
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago