The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 208 174 66
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -108
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 55 103 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.63% 1.06% 2.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.68% 4.41% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 46 106
Median daily rate £255 £325 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +47.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £104 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £200 £180
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 34 57
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £18.55 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.48
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +7.60%
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 South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2052 2334 2239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.68% 24.02% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1266 1256 1125
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 230 223
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing Windows XP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the South East region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the South East region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -8 14 £255 -24.44% 2
Surrey +4 13 £195 -46.20% 4
Buckinghamshire +16 7 - - 2
Oxfordshire -10 7 £265 -33.75%
East Sussex +4 4 £268 -17.69% 1
Hampshire -20 4 £305 +8.92% 3
Kent +6 3 £160 +88.23% 1
West Sussex -10 3 £350 +55.55%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 135 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (63.70%) Active Directory
3 77 (57.04%) Microsoft
4 71 (52.59%) Windows 7
5 63 (46.67%) MS Office
6 45 (33.33%) ITIL
7 41 (30.37%) MS Exchange
8 38 (28.15%) Windows Server
9 35 (25.93%) Citrix
10 34 (25.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 32 (23.70%) Security Cleared
12 31 (22.96%) HP
13 30 (22.22%) MS Excel
14 28 (20.74%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (18.52%) TCP/IP
16 22 (16.30%) Blackberry
16 22 (16.30%) LAN
16 22 (16.30%) SCCM
16 22 (16.30%) Windows 8
17 20 (14.81%) WAN
18 19 (14.07%) SQL
19 18 (13.33%) Service Management
20 17 (12.59%) Migration
20 17 (12.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
20 17 (12.59%) SQL Server
20 17 (12.59%) SharePoint
20 17 (12.59%) DHCP
20 17 (12.59%) Veritas
20 17 (12.59%) SC Cleared
20 17 (12.59%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 41 (30.37%) MS Exchange
2 17 (12.59%) Exchange Server 2003
2 17 (12.59%) SharePoint
3 15 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (8.15%) Live Communications Server
5 7 (5.19%) IIS
6 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.22%) Documentum
7 3 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.22%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.48%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 63 (46.67%) MS Office
2 30 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 8 (5.93%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.37%) Office 365
2 8 (5.93%) Mimecast
3 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.74%) IaaS
4 1 (0.74%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (18.52%) TCP/IP
2 22 (16.30%) LAN
3 20 (14.81%) WAN
4 17 (12.59%) DHCP
5 16 (11.85%) SAN
6 15 (11.11%) DNS
7 13 (9.63%) Wireless
8 9 (6.67%) Internet
9 7 (5.19%) VPN
10 6 (4.44%) Ethernet
11 5 (3.70%) Unified Communications
12 3 (2.22%) Firewall
12 3 (2.22%) MPLS
12 3 (2.22%) Network Security
13 2 (1.48%) DMZ
13 2 (1.48%) Extranet
13 2 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
13 2 (1.48%) IP Telephony
13 2 (1.48%) IPsec
13 2 (1.48%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.63%) MS Access
3 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.74%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.74%) Lumira
5 1 (0.74%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.74%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 6 (4.44%) MSI
2 2 (1.48%) InstallShield
2 2 (1.48%) TestDirector
General
1 14 (10.37%) Finance
2 8 (5.93%) Legal
3 2 (1.48%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (38.52%) Analyst
2 40 (29.63%) Support Engineer
3 35 (25.93%) Service Analyst
3 35 (25.93%) Service Desk Analyst
4 24 (17.78%) Support Analyst
5 19 (14.07%) Desktop Support
6 16 (11.85%) Desktop Engineer
7 15 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (11.11%) Service Desk Support
7 15 (11.11%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 14 (10.37%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (9.63%) 1st Line Support
9 13 (9.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 12 (8.89%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 12 (8.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 12 (8.89%) IT Analyst
11 11 (8.15%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (8.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (8.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 11 (8.15%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.48%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.74%) .NET
2 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (0.74%) ODBC
2 1 (0.74%) SAP XI
2 1 (0.74%) Web Services
2 1 (0.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.30%) Blackberry
2 13 (9.63%) Clustering
3 11 (8.15%) Statistics
4 9 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.67%) Fat Client
4 9 (6.67%) Thin Client
5 8 (5.93%) AS400
6 7 (5.19%) Data Centre
6 7 (5.19%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.96%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.96%) Replication
8 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.48%) BYOD
9 2 (1.48%) NHS
9 2 (1.48%) PKI
9 2 (1.48%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 135 (100.00%) Windows
2 71 (52.59%) Windows 7
3 38 (28.15%) Windows Server
4 34 (25.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (20.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (16.30%) Windows 8
7 13 (9.63%) Windows 10
8 7 (5.19%) Solaris
8 7 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (3.70%) Unix
9 5 (3.70%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.96%) Windows NT
11 3 (2.22%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.48%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.48%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (33.33%) ITIL
2 18 (13.33%) Service Management
3 17 (12.59%) Migration
4 16 (11.85%) Problem Management
5 13 (9.63%) Service Delivery
6 9 (6.67%) Coaching
6 9 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 8 (5.93%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.44%) Asset Management
9 5 (3.70%) High Availability
9 5 (3.70%) IT Asset Management
9 5 (3.70%) Release Management
10 4 (2.96%) Application Packaging
10 4 (2.96%) Data Protection
10 4 (2.96%) ITSM
10 4 (2.96%) Patch Management
10 4 (2.96%) Software Licensing
11 3 (2.22%) Application Discovery
11 3 (2.22%) Information Security
11 3 (2.22%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.07%) SQL
2 11 (8.15%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.19%) C
4 3 (2.22%) Java
4 3 (2.22%) VBScript
5 1 (0.74%) C#
5 1 (0.74%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (23.70%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.59%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.85%) MCP
4 13 (9.63%) DV Cleared
5 10 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.48%) MCSE
7 1 (0.74%) CCNA
7 1 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.74%) ECDL
7 1 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.74%) MCDST
7 1 (0.74%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.19%) SLA
2 5 (3.70%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 86 (63.70%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.70%) Terminal Services
4 4 (2.96%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.22%) XenApp
6 2 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (16.30%) SCCM
2 17 (12.59%) NetBackup
2 17 (12.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (11.11%) Netcool
4 9 (6.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 8 (5.93%) Unicenter
6 7 (5.19%) Backup Exec
6 7 (5.19%) HP SIM
6 7 (5.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (2.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (2.22%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (2.22%) WSUS
9 2 (1.48%) DameWare
9 2 (1.48%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 77 (57.04%) Microsoft
2 35 (25.93%) Citrix
3 31 (22.96%) HP
4 17 (12.59%) Veritas
5 16 (11.85%) EMC
6 15 (11.11%) Oracle
7 12 (8.89%) Intel Security
8 9 (6.67%) VMware
9 8 (5.93%) Avaya
9 8 (5.93%) Cisco
9 8 (5.93%) IBM
9 8 (5.93%) Meridio
10 7 (5.19%) Becrypt
10 7 (5.19%) Symantec
11 4 (2.96%) Bloomberg
11 4 (2.96%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.96%) ServiceNow
12 3 (2.22%) Apple
12 3 (2.22%) Reuters
12 3 (2.22%) ThinPrint