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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 129 93 83
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 395 552 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.65% 2.21% 2.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.27% 9.65% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 288 218
Average daily rate
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£175 £209 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +4.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £135 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £418 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 115 144
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £23.75 £22.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -3.50%
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
5436 5722 5567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.67% 22.88% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3551 3745 3385
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 262 346
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £28.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -25 78 £185 -7.50% 20
Hayes - 12 - -
Uxbridge -3 10 - -
Canary Wharf +10 4 £555 +217.14%
Docklands, London +5 3 £545 +9.00%
Hounslow - 3 £200 -
Croydon +2 2 £355 +9.23% 2
Bromley -2 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £260 - 1
Ilford - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £315 -
Harrow +3 1 - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Barnet - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
2 476 (59.87%) Windows 7
3 432 (54.34%) Active Directory
4 368 (46.29%) MS Office
5 325 (40.88%) Microsoft
6 192 (24.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 192 (24.15%) ITIL
7 184 (23.14%) MS Excel
8 179 (22.52%) MS Exchange
9 167 (21.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 165 (20.75%) Citrix
11 159 (20.00%) Blackberry
12 126 (15.85%) Finance
13 96 (12.08%) Cisco
14 95 (11.95%) VMware
15 84 (10.57%) SCCM
16 76 (9.56%) Banking
16 76 (9.56%) DNS
17 75 (9.43%) DHCP
17 75 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
18 73 (9.18%) SQL
19 72 (9.06%) IBM Notes
20 71 (8.93%) Lotus
21 70 (8.81%) Migration
22 69 (8.68%) Legal
22 69 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
23 67 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2003
24 61 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2007
25 60 (7.55%) TCP/IP
26 59 (7.42%) SharePoint

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 179 (22.52%) MS Exchange
2 75 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (9.06%) IBM Notes
4 67 (8.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 61 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 59 (7.42%) SharePoint
7 47 (5.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 37 (4.65%) Lync
9 27 (3.40%) IIS
10 13 (1.64%) WorkSite
11 9 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.75%) TIBCO EMS
14 5 (0.63%) MQSeries
15 4 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
16 2 (0.25%) CMS
16 2 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.25%) SAS
16 2 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 368 (46.29%) MS Office
2 184 (23.14%) MS Excel
3 37 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 8 (1.01%) MS Project
6 7 (0.88%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.63%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.38%) InDesign
10 2 (0.25%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.25%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.25%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.50%) Misys Midas
2 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.38%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.25%) Eikon
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.13%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.14%) 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
3 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (9.56%) DNS
2 75 (9.43%) DHCP
3 60 (7.55%) TCP/IP
4 50 (6.29%) VPN
5 45 (5.66%) LAN
6 33 (4.15%) Firewall
7 30 (3.77%) Wireless
8 29 (3.65%) WAN
9 21 (2.64%) Internet
10 20 (2.52%) SAN
10 20 (2.52%) VoIP
11 16 (2.01%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (1.26%) Network Security
12 10 (1.26%) BOOTP
13 9 (1.13%) Intranet
14 8 (1.01%) IP Telephony
15 7 (0.88%) VLAN
15 7 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (0.88%) SSL
15 7 (0.88%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 20 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (2.01%) MS Access
5 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.38%) MySQL
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.25%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.25%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.25%) HBase
9 2 (0.25%) Redis
9 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.25%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 25 (3.14%) MSI
2 11 (1.38%) Wise Package Studio
3 6 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.63%) JIRA
5 4 (0.50%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.38%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.38%) MyEclipse
6 3 (0.38%) Bugzilla
6 3 (0.38%) NetBeans
6 3 (0.38%) Subversion
6 3 (0.38%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.25%) Ant
7 2 (0.25%) Toad
8 1 (0.13%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.13%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.13%) JUnit
8 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.13%) Maven
General
1 126 (15.85%) Finance
2 76 (9.56%) Banking
3 69 (8.68%) Legal
4 44 (5.53%) Retail
4 44 (5.53%) Law
5 42 (5.28%) Investment Banking
6 33 (4.15%) Back Office
7 26 (3.27%) Front Office
8 24 (3.02%) Financial Institution
9 22 (2.77%) Telecoms
10 14 (1.76%) French Language
11 7 (0.88%) German Language
11 7 (0.88%) Advertising
12 4 (0.50%) Billing
13 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.13%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.13%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 256 (32.20%) Analyst
2 137 (17.23%) Desktop Support
3 129 (16.23%) 2nd Line Support
4 121 (15.22%) Service Analyst
5 118 (14.84%) Service Desk Analyst
6 115 (14.47%) Support Engineer
7 113 (14.21%) Support Analyst
8 84 (10.57%) Desktop Engineer
9 61 (7.67%) 1st Line Support
10 56 (7.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 40 (5.03%) Desktop Analyst
12 36 (4.53%) 3rd Line Support
13 35 (4.40%) IT Support
14 34 (4.28%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 30 (3.77%) Help Desk Support
16 29 (3.65%) Help Desk Analyst
17 25 (3.14%) Applications Packager
17 25 (3.14%) Technical Support
17 25 (3.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 23 (2.89%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.03%) Application Packaging
2 28 (3.52%) .NET
3 12 (1.51%) Web Services
4 11 (1.38%) WSH
4 11 (1.38%) HTML
5 10 (1.26%) XML
6 9 (1.13%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.75%) J2EE
7 6 (0.75%) WCF
7 6 (0.75%) Rendezvous
7 6 (0.75%) Middleware
8 5 (0.63%) XMPP
9 4 (0.50%) Hibernate
9 4 (0.50%) JSP
10 3 (0.38%) SOAP
10 3 (0.38%) Struts
10 3 (0.38%) WSDL
10 3 (0.38%) XSL
10 3 (0.38%) ODBC
10 3 (0.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 159 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 32 (4.03%) iPhone
3 22 (2.77%) iPad
4 21 (2.64%) Hedge funds
5 16 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 13 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (1.51%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.38%) Handset
9 10 (1.26%) NHS
10 9 (1.13%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.13%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.13%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.13%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.01%) Equities
12 7 (0.88%) CMDB
13 6 (0.75%) Derivative
13 6 (0.75%) Statistics
14 5 (0.63%) Fixed Income
14 5 (0.63%) Market Risk
15 4 (0.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 795 (100.00%) Windows
2 476 (59.87%) Windows 7
3 192 (24.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 167 (21.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (7.42%) Windows Vista
6 53 (6.67%) Windows 8
7 49 (6.16%) Windows 2000
8 39 (4.91%) Linux
8 39 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (4.03%) Android
10 28 (3.52%) Apple iOS
11 26 (3.27%) UNIX
12 25 (3.14%) Mac OS X
13 15 (1.89%) Mac OS
14 14 (1.76%) Solaris
15 11 (1.38%) Windows NT
16 6 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
19 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (24.15%) ITIL
2 70 (8.81%) Migration
3 37 (4.65%) Service Delivery
4 36 (4.53%) Service Management
4 36 (4.53%) Document Management
5 32 (4.03%) Incident Management
6 23 (2.89%) Time Management
7 19 (2.39%) E-Commerce
8 18 (2.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (2.26%) Test Scripting
9 16 (2.01%) ITSM
10 15 (1.89%) Asset Management
10 15 (1.89%) Risk Management
11 14 (1.76%) Project Management
12 12 (1.51%) Change Management
13 11 (1.38%) CRM
14 10 (1.26%) Load Balancing
14 10 (1.26%) ITIL V3
15 8 (1.01%) Problem Management
15 8 (1.01%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 73 (9.18%) SQL
2 27 (3.40%) VB
3 25 (3.14%) Perl
4 17 (2.14%) C#
5 16 (2.01%) JavaScript
6 15 (1.89%) VBScript
7 11 (1.38%) Python
8 10 (1.26%) C++
9 7 (0.88%) PowerShell
9 7 (0.88%) VBA
10 6 (0.75%) VB.NET
10 6 (0.75%) Java
11 5 (0.63%) C
12 4 (0.50%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.50%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.38%) PHP
14 2 (0.25%) Scala
14 2 (0.25%) Korn
15 1 (0.13%) VB6
15 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (7.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (5.53%) Security Cleared
3 37 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 29 (3.65%) MCSE
5 24 (3.02%) MCITP
6 20 (2.52%) MCP
7 18 (2.26%) A+ Certification
8 13 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (1.38%) Degree
10 10 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (1.13%) MCTS
11 9 (1.13%) MOS
11 9 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.88%) MCSA
14 6 (0.75%) CCNA
15 5 (0.63%) DV Cleared
16 4 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (0.50%) CCA
16 4 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.91%) SLA
2 6 (0.75%) QA
3 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 432 (54.34%) Active Directory
2 69 (8.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (5.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 37 (4.65%) XenApp
5 30 (3.77%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.26%) XenDesktop
7 9 (1.13%) VMware ESX
7 9 (1.13%) Terminal Services
8 7 (0.88%) vSphere
8 7 (0.88%) Terminal Server
9 6 (0.75%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.50%) Nmap
11 3 (0.38%) Xen
11 3 (0.38%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.38%) XenServer
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%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 84 (10.57%) SCCM
2 28 (3.52%) Backup Exec
3 15 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 15 (1.89%) ARCserve
4 12 (1.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 11 (1.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 10 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (1.26%) DameWare
7 6 (0.75%) OVSD
7 6 (0.75%) OpenView
8 5 (0.63%) ZENworks
9 4 (0.50%) Nessus
9 4 (0.50%) SCOM
9 4 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.38%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (0.38%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.38%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 325 (40.88%) Microsoft
2 165 (20.75%) Citrix
3 96 (12.08%) Cisco
4 95 (11.95%) VMware
5 71 (8.93%) Lotus
6 56 (7.04%) HP
7 40 (5.03%) Apple
8 37 (4.65%) Symantec
8 37 (4.65%) Remedy
9 28 (3.52%) Oracle
10 27 (3.40%) Dell
11 26 (3.27%) Bloomberg
12 17 (2.14%) AppSense
12 17 (2.14%) Adobe
13 15 (1.89%) Altiris
14 14 (1.76%) ServiceNow
14 14 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
15 13 (1.64%) IBM
16 12 (1.51%) Avaya
16 12 (1.51%) LANDesk
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