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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 146 107 83
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -24
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 341 479 531
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.47% 1.97% 2.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.47% 8.83% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 249 281
Average daily rate
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£200 £225 £261
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -13.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £116 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £473 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
+32.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 69 124
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.40 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.10 £22.00 £26.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
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
5272 5423 4914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.75% 22.27% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3729 3608 3176
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 222 306
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.15 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -8 81 £250 +25.00% 15
Canary Wharf +11 4 £375 -11.76%
Hayes - 4 - -
Croydon -6 3 £263 +118.75% 1
Wembley - 3 £150 -
Southwark - 2 £110 -
Docklands, London +14 1 - -
Bromley +1 1 £110 +37.50%
Chiswick +1 1 £150 - 1
Ealing - 1 - - 1
Hillingdon - - - -
Barnet - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Bexley - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Grays - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Southall - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 768 (100.00%) Windows
2 443 (57.68%) Windows 7
3 422 (54.95%) Active Directory
4 361 (47.01%) MS Office
5 320 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 211 (27.47%) MS Exchange
7 192 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 184 (23.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 177 (23.05%) Citrix
10 170 (22.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 167 (21.74%) ITIL
12 152 (19.79%) Blackberry
13 134 (17.45%) Finance
14 123 (16.02%) VMware
15 100 (13.02%) Exchange Server 2010
16 96 (12.50%) DNS
17 91 (11.85%) TCP/IP
18 88 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2003
18 88 (11.46%) SCCM
19 87 (11.33%) Cisco
20 85 (11.07%) Windows 8
21 82 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
21 82 (10.68%) Banking
22 80 (10.42%) DHCP
23 69 (8.98%) SQL
24 67 (8.72%) Windows Vista
25 64 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
26 63 (8.20%) Migration
27 62 (8.07%) SLA
28 60 (7.81%) Analytical Skills

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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
1 211 (27.47%) MS Exchange
2 100 (13.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 88 (11.46%) Exchange Server 2003
4 64 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 57 (7.42%) IBM Notes
6 44 (5.73%) SharePoint
7 42 (5.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 31 (4.04%) Lync
9 24 (3.13%) IIS
10 16 (2.08%) WorkSite
10 16 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.52%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.39%) TIBCO EMS
14 3 (0.39%) Apache
14 3 (0.39%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 361 (47.01%) MS Office
2 192 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 35 (4.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.26%) MS Project
6 2 (0.26%) InDesign
7 1 (0.13%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.13%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 13 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.65%) assyst
2 5 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.52%) Misys Midas
4 2 (0.26%) Eikon
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.13%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.69%) Office 365
2 3 (0.39%) Google Apps
2 3 (0.39%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (0.26%) IaaS
4 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 96 (12.50%) DNS
2 91 (11.85%) TCP/IP
3 80 (10.42%) DHCP
4 45 (5.86%) WAN
4 45 (5.86%) LAN
5 44 (5.73%) VPN
6 41 (5.34%) Firewall
7 31 (4.04%) SAN
7 31 (4.04%) Wireless
8 24 (3.13%) Internet
9 19 (2.47%) VLAN
10 15 (1.95%) FTP
10 15 (1.95%) VoIP
11 13 (1.69%) SSL
11 13 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (1.56%) HTTP
13 11 (1.43%) Broadband
13 11 (1.43%) MPLS
13 11 (1.43%) NetScaler
14 10 (1.30%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (2.73%) MS Access
5 19 (2.47%) SQL Server 2000
6 15 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.91%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.91%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.78%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.78%) MySQL
9 6 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.39%) Crystal Enterprise
10 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.26%) Cognos Report Studio
11 2 (0.26%) EDMS
11 2 (0.26%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.13%) Essbase
12 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (1.56%) MSI
2 8 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.91%) JIRA
4 3 (0.39%) NetBeans
4 3 (0.39%) Bugzilla
4 3 (0.39%) Subversion
4 3 (0.39%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.39%) MyEclipse
5 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.13%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.13%) Toad
6 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.13%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.13%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.13%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.13%) WinDbg
General
1 134 (17.45%) Finance
2 82 (10.68%) Banking
3 44 (5.73%) Legal
4 41 (5.34%) Law
4 41 (5.34%) Retail
5 30 (3.91%) Telecoms
6 26 (3.39%) Investment Banking
7 19 (2.47%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.95%) Back Office
9 14 (1.82%) Billing
10 11 (1.43%) French Language
11 9 (1.17%) Spanish Language
12 7 (0.91%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.78%) Front Office
13 6 (0.78%) Games
14 5 (0.65%) Advertising
15 4 (0.52%) German Language
16 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
17 2 (0.26%) Local Government
17 2 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 239 (31.12%) Analyst
2 145 (18.88%) Desktop Support
3 137 (17.84%) Support Engineer
4 115 (14.97%) Support Analyst
5 111 (14.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 107 (13.93%) Service Analyst
7 106 (13.80%) Service Desk Analyst
8 90 (11.72%) Desktop Engineer
9 70 (9.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 48 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
11 39 (5.08%) Desktop Analyst
11 39 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
11 39 (5.08%) IT Support
12 35 (4.56%) Applications Support
12 35 (4.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 31 (4.04%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 30 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 27 (3.52%) Help Desk Analyst
16 24 (3.13%) Technical Support
17 20 (2.60%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.30%) .NET
2 16 (2.08%) Application Packaging
3 15 (1.95%) Web Services
4 11 (1.43%) HTML
5 7 (0.91%) XML
5 7 (0.91%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.78%) ODBC
6 6 (0.78%) WCF
7 5 (0.65%) JSP
7 5 (0.65%) J2EE
8 3 (0.39%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.39%) Spring
8 3 (0.39%) FreeMarker
8 3 (0.39%) Velocity
8 3 (0.39%) jQuery
8 3 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (0.39%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.39%) Ajax
8 3 (0.39%) WSDL
8 3 (0.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 152 (19.79%) Blackberry
2 60 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.26%) iPhone
4 20 (2.60%) Thin Client
4 20 (2.60%) Fat Client
4 20 (2.60%) iPad
5 15 (1.95%) NHS
6 14 (1.82%) Hedge funds
7 12 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.43%) Handset
8 11 (1.43%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.30%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.04%) PDA
10 8 (1.04%) IVR
10 8 (1.04%) Replication
11 5 (0.65%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.52%) Market Risk
12 4 (0.52%) E-Learning
13 3 (0.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 768 (100.00%) Windows
2 443 (57.68%) Windows 7
3 184 (23.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 170 (22.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 85 (11.07%) Windows 8
6 67 (8.72%) Windows Vista
7 55 (7.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (4.69%) Linux
9 30 (3.91%) Mac OS X
10 29 (3.78%) UNIX
11 28 (3.65%) Apple iOS
12 26 (3.39%) Android
13 25 (3.26%) Windows 2000
14 24 (3.13%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.43%) Solaris
16 10 (1.30%) Windows NT
17 5 (0.65%) Mac OS X Server
17 5 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (21.74%) ITIL
2 63 (8.20%) Migration
3 34 (4.43%) Service Delivery
3 34 (4.43%) Service Management
4 33 (4.30%) Incident Management
5 28 (3.65%) CRM
5 28 (3.65%) Document Management
6 25 (3.26%) Time Management
7 18 (2.34%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (2.08%) E-Commerce
8 16 (2.08%) Test Scripting
9 15 (1.95%) Change Management
10 14 (1.82%) Project Management
11 9 (1.17%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (1.17%) Asset Management
11 9 (1.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (1.17%) Validation
11 9 (1.17%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (1.04%) Software Deployment
12 8 (1.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 69 (8.98%) SQL
2 22 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 21 (2.73%) Perl
4 19 (2.47%) C#
5 17 (2.21%) VB
6 16 (2.08%) VBA
7 14 (1.82%) Java
8 13 (1.69%) PowerShell
8 13 (1.69%) VBScript
9 7 (0.91%) Python
10 6 (0.78%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.65%) VB6
11 5 (0.65%) C
12 4 (0.52%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.39%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.39%) C++
13 3 (0.39%) PHP
14 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 58 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (5.34%) Security Cleared
3 33 (4.30%) MCSE
4 31 (4.04%) SC Cleared
5 18 (2.34%) A+ Certification
6 17 (2.21%) MCP
7 15 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 15 (1.95%) Degree
8 14 (1.82%) MCTS
9 13 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.43%) MOS
11 10 (1.30%) CCNA
12 9 (1.17%) MCITP
12 9 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.91%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.91%) ISTQB
13 7 (0.91%) MCSA
13 7 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.39%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (8.07%) SLA
2 13 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 422 (54.95%) Active Directory
2 82 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (5.47%) XenApp
4 37 (4.82%) Hyper-V
5 24 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (1.82%) XenDesktop
7 11 (1.43%) VMware ESX
7 11 (1.43%) vSphere
8 9 (1.17%) XenServer
9 6 (0.78%) Terminal Services
9 6 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (0.65%) Nmap
11 4 (0.52%) Xen
11 4 (0.52%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.13%) Novell eDirectory
12 1 (0.13%) Firmware
12 1 (0.13%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 88 (11.46%) SCCM
2 23 (2.99%) Backup Exec
3 12 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 11 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 10 (1.30%) Casper Suite
5 10 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (1.17%) SCOM
6 9 (1.17%) WSUS
7 8 (1.04%) DameWare
8 5 (0.65%) Nessus
8 5 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.52%) ARCserve
9 4 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.52%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.39%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.39%) ZENworks
10 3 (0.39%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 3 (0.39%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 320 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 177 (23.05%) Citrix
3 123 (16.02%) VMware
4 87 (11.33%) Cisco
5 57 (7.42%) Lotus
6 52 (6.77%) Apple
7 49 (6.38%) Symantec
7 49 (6.38%) HP
8 43 (5.60%) Bloomberg
9 33 (4.30%) Dell
10 30 (3.91%) Oracle
11 27 (3.52%) Altiris
12 24 (3.13%) NetApp
13 23 (2.99%) Remedy
14 22 (2.86%) Reuters
15 20 (2.60%) Veeam
16 17 (2.21%) CheckPoint
17 15 (1.95%) ServiceNow
18 14 (1.82%) ION Trading
18 14 (1.82%) AppSense
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Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £125 - £140 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: From £200 to £225 per day £200-225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £25 Per Hour
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £228 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £150 - £164 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
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