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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 246 124 101
Rank change year-on-year
-122 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 162 400 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.74% 1.76% 2.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.44% 7.94% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 206 237
Average daily rate
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£170 £185 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £110 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £404 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 79 90
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.10 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £21.10 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.88
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +0.90%
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
4707 5035 4485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.46% 22.10% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3130 3425 2937
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 237 234
Average hourly rate £18.23 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.23% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £12.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -23 42 £195 +2.63% 8
Northwood - 3 - -
Teddington - 2 - -
Welling - 2 £110 -
Woodford Green - 2 £148 -
Docklands, London -3 1 - -
Canary Wharf -11 1 £130 -78.33%
Croydon -18 1 £175 +12.90%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £153 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Chessington - 1 - -
Wembley - 1 £95 -
Southall - 1 - -
Surbiton - 1 £150 -
Ealing - 1 £110 -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 376 (100.00%) Windows
2 222 (59.04%) Windows 7
3 221 (58.78%) Active Directory
4 183 (48.67%) MS Office
5 167 (44.41%) Microsoft
6 98 (26.06%) Blackberry
7 95 (25.27%) MS Exchange
8 87 (23.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 85 (22.61%) Citrix
10 84 (22.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 80 (21.28%) ITIL
12 74 (19.68%) Finance
13 73 (19.41%) MS Excel
14 52 (13.83%) Banking
15 51 (13.56%) VMware
16 46 (12.23%) Apple
17 44 (11.70%) TCP/IP
18 43 (11.44%) Windows 8
19 42 (11.17%) Exchange Server 2010
20 41 (10.90%) Cisco
21 40 (10.64%) iPhone
22 39 (10.37%) SLA
23 36 (9.57%) Migration
23 36 (9.57%) DNS
24 34 (9.04%) LAN
25 33 (8.78%) Mac OS X
25 33 (8.78%) SCCM
26 32 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
27 31 (8.24%) iPad
28 30 (7.98%) VPN

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 95 (25.27%) MS Exchange
2 42 (11.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (7.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 24 (6.38%) IBM Notes
5 22 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 16 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (3.46%) Lync
8 12 (3.19%) WorkSite
9 8 (2.13%) IIS
10 7 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.86%) SharePoint
11 5 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (1.06%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.80%) Apache
13 3 (0.80%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.80%) IBM HTTP Server
14 1 (0.27%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.27%) Confluence
14 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 183 (48.67%) MS Office
2 73 (19.41%) MS Excel
3 17 (4.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.53%) MS Project
6 1 (0.27%) Vectorworks
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.27%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 5 (1.33%) assyst
1 5 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (1.06%) Eikon
3 3 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.27%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.66%) Office 365
2 2 (0.53%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.27%) IaaS
3 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 44 (11.70%) TCP/IP
2 36 (9.57%) DNS
3 34 (9.04%) LAN
4 30 (7.98%) VPN
5 28 (7.45%) WAN
6 25 (6.65%) DHCP
7 14 (3.72%) Internet
7 14 (3.72%) Firewall
8 13 (3.46%) VoIP
9 11 (2.93%) VLAN
9 11 (2.93%) Wireless
10 9 (2.39%) Network Security
11 8 (2.13%) IP Telephony
12 7 (1.86%) Cisco ICM
12 7 (1.86%) LDAP
12 7 (1.86%) RIP
12 7 (1.86%) OSPF
12 7 (1.86%) EIGRP
12 7 (1.86%) IGRP
13 5 (1.33%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.86%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.33%) MS Access
6 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.53%) DB2
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.53%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (0.53%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (0.53%) Cognos Transformer
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Introscope
2 2 (0.53%) MSI
2 2 (0.53%) Toad
2 2 (0.53%) JIRA
2 2 (0.53%) Subversion
3 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.27%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (19.68%) Finance
2 52 (13.83%) Banking
3 23 (6.12%) Law
4 21 (5.59%) Legal
5 19 (5.05%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.99%) Retail
7 12 (3.19%) Investment Banking
8 11 (2.93%) Spanish Language
9 9 (2.39%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.86%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.86%) Back Office
11 5 (1.33%) Billing
12 4 (1.06%) Advertising
12 4 (1.06%) Front Office
13 3 (0.80%) Marketing
13 3 (0.80%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.80%) Publishing
14 2 (0.53%) Games
14 2 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 113 (30.05%) Desktop Support
2 108 (28.72%) Analyst
3 89 (23.67%) Support Engineer
4 76 (20.21%) Desktop Engineer
5 57 (15.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 56 (14.89%) 2nd Line Support
6 56 (14.89%) Support Analyst
7 51 (13.56%) Service Analyst
7 51 (13.56%) Service Desk Analyst
8 38 (10.11%) 1st Line Support
9 29 (7.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 22 (5.85%) Desktop Analyst
11 21 (5.59%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 20 (5.32%) IT Support
13 14 (3.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (3.19%) Deskside Support
15 9 (2.39%) 1st Line Support Engineer
16 8 (2.13%) Applications Support
16 8 (2.13%) Consultant
16 8 (2.13%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.99%) .NET
2 5 (1.33%) WCF
3 4 (1.06%) XML
4 3 (0.80%) Java EE
4 3 (0.80%) Web Services
4 3 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (0.80%) Middleware
5 2 (0.53%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.53%) LINQ
6 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.27%) SignalR
6 1 (0.27%) Unity DI Container
6 1 (0.27%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.27%) REST
6 1 (0.27%) Ajax
6 1 (0.27%) NHibernate
6 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (0.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 98 (26.06%) Blackberry
2 40 (10.64%) iPhone
3 31 (8.24%) iPad
4 24 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.72%) NHS
6 11 (2.93%) IVR
6 11 (2.93%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.39%) Hedge funds
7 9 (2.39%) PDA
7 9 (2.39%) Fat Client
7 9 (2.39%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.33%) Handset
8 5 (1.33%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.80%) EPoS
9 3 (0.80%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.80%) Clustering
10 2 (0.53%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.53%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.27%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 376 (100.00%) Windows
2 222 (59.04%) Windows 7
3 87 (23.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (22.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (11.44%) Windows 8
6 33 (8.78%) Mac OS X
7 32 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (7.18%) Windows Vista
9 19 (5.05%) Android
10 17 (4.52%) Windows 2000
11 12 (3.19%) UNIX
11 12 (3.19%) Apple iOS
12 11 (2.93%) Linux
13 7 (1.86%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.60%) Mac OS X Server
15 5 (1.33%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.53%) Solaris
18 1 (0.27%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (21.28%) ITIL
2 36 (9.57%) Migration
3 18 (4.79%) Incident Management
4 13 (3.46%) Project Management
5 9 (2.39%) Service Delivery
6 8 (2.13%) Change Management
6 8 (2.13%) Software Deployment
7 7 (1.86%) Software Distribution
7 7 (1.86%) Problem Management
7 7 (1.86%) CRM
7 7 (1.86%) Service Management
8 6 (1.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (1.60%) Document Management
8 6 (1.60%) Time Management
9 4 (1.06%) Risk Management
9 4 (1.06%) ITSM
9 4 (1.06%) Load Balancing
9 4 (1.06%) Asset Management
9 4 (1.06%) Change Control
9 4 (1.06%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 23 (6.12%) SQL
2 12 (3.19%) Java
3 8 (2.13%) PowerShell
4 7 (1.86%) JavaScript
4 7 (1.86%) C#
5 5 (1.33%) Perl
6 4 (1.06%) Python
7 3 (0.80%) C
7 3 (0.80%) VBA
7 3 (0.80%) VBScript
8 2 (0.53%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.27%) VB6
9 1 (0.27%) COBOL
9 1 (0.27%) PHP
9 1 (0.27%) VB
9 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 28 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (6.12%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 14 (3.72%) MCSE
5 8 (2.13%) MCP
5 8 (2.13%) MCSA
6 7 (1.86%) MCDST
7 6 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.60%) Degree
7 6 (1.60%) MOS
8 5 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.33%) CCNA
9 4 (1.06%) MCITP
9 4 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.80%) MCTS
11 2 (0.53%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.27%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.37%) SLA
2 4 (1.06%) QA
3 1 (0.27%) COBIT
3 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 221 (58.78%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.46%) XenApp
4 11 (2.93%) VMware ESX
5 9 (2.39%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.33%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.33%) vSphere
7 3 (0.80%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.53%) NDS
8 2 (0.53%) Xen
8 2 (0.53%) XenServer
9 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 33 (8.78%) SCCM
2 8 (2.13%) Backup Exec
3 7 (1.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 7 (1.86%) Cisco UCCE
4 5 (1.33%) SCOM
4 5 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.33%) Cisco IPCC
5 4 (1.06%) DameWare
6 3 (0.80%) ITRS Geneos
6 3 (0.80%) BladeLogic
6 3 (0.80%) WSUS
6 3 (0.80%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.27%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.27%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.27%) WMI
7 1 (0.27%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.27%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 167 (44.41%) Microsoft
2 85 (22.61%) Citrix
3 51 (13.56%) VMware
4 46 (12.23%) Apple
5 41 (10.90%) Cisco
6 24 (6.38%) Lotus
7 16 (4.26%) Bloomberg
8 15 (3.99%) HP
9 14 (3.72%) Altiris
10 13 (3.46%) Oracle
10 13 (3.46%) Dell
11 12 (3.19%) Remedy
12 11 (2.93%) Reuters
13 9 (2.39%) Symantec
13 9 (2.39%) McAfee
14 8 (2.13%) NetApp
15 5 (1.33%) F5
15 5 (1.33%) Avaya
16 4 (1.06%) Wyse
16 4 (1.06%) BMC
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