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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 201 140 93
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -47
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 45 131 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 1.38% 2.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.72% 5.49% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 47 85
Median daily rate £194 £285 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.01% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £128 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £374 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £283 £200
% change year-on-year
-2.65% +41.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 37 53
Median hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £10.90 £9.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £30.90 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -
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
1653 2386 2528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.64% 25.07% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 1344 1308
Median daily rate £360 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 240 220
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £40.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Surrey +24 14 £155 -44.14% 1
Hampshire -10 9 £250 -19.61% 7
Berkshire -23 7 £272 +43.15% 4
Buckinghamshire +17 5 £298 - 5
Oxfordshire -12 4 £179 +37.50%
Kent +3 2 £140 -
East Sussex -1 2 - - 1
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 97 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (59.79%) Active Directory
3 54 (55.67%) Windows 7
4 50 (51.55%) Microsoft
5 49 (50.52%) MS Office
6 27 (27.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (25.77%) ITIL
7 25 (25.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (24.74%) Citrix
8 24 (24.74%) Windows Server
9 23 (23.71%) MS Excel
10 20 (20.62%) DHCP
10 20 (20.62%) TCP/IP
10 20 (20.62%) HP
10 20 (20.62%) Windows 8
11 18 (18.56%) SCCM
11 18 (18.56%) DNS
12 17 (17.53%) Security Cleared
13 16 (16.49%) Office 365
13 16 (16.49%) SLA
14 15 (15.46%) MS Exchange
14 15 (15.46%) Problem Management
15 14 (14.43%) VMware
16 12 (12.37%) Service Delivery
16 12 (12.37%) SharePoint
16 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (11.34%) SC Cleared
17 11 (11.34%) SQL
17 11 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (11.34%) Clustering

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 15 (15.46%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.37%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.25%) IIS
4 7 (7.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (6.19%) IBM Notes
6 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (3.09%) Documentum
7 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.09%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 49 (50.52%) MS Office
2 23 (23.71%) MS Excel
3 7 (7.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.49%) Office 365
2 1 (1.03%) IaaS
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.03%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.62%) DHCP
1 20 (20.62%) TCP/IP
2 18 (18.56%) DNS
3 10 (10.31%) Wireless
4 7 (7.22%) Internet
4 7 (7.22%) VPN
5 6 (6.19%) SAN
6 5 (5.15%) LAN
7 4 (4.12%) VoIP
7 4 (4.12%) WAN
8 3 (3.09%) Network Security
8 3 (3.09%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (3.09%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.06%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.06%) Firewall
9 2 (2.06%) IP Telephony
9 2 (2.06%) Skype
10 1 (1.03%) HTTP
10 1 (1.03%) IPsec
10 1 (1.03%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.15%) MS Access
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MSI
2 1 (1.03%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.03%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.03%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (6.19%) Finance
2 4 (4.12%) Korean Language
3 3 (3.09%) Advertising
3 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.03%) German Language
4 1 (1.03%) Legal
4 1 (1.03%) Polish Language
4 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (37.11%) Support Engineer
2 29 (29.90%) Analyst
3 23 (23.71%) Desktop Support
4 21 (21.65%) Service Analyst
5 19 (19.59%) Desktop Engineer
6 17 (17.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 17 (17.53%) Service Desk Analyst
7 16 (16.49%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (15.46%) Support Analyst
9 12 (12.37%) IT Support
10 10 (10.31%) 1st Line Support
10 10 (10.31%) IT Engineer
10 10 (10.31%) Service Desk Support
11 8 (8.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 8 (8.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 8 (8.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (8.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (8.25%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (8.25%) IT Analyst
11 8 (8.25%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Clustering
2 10 (10.31%) Blackberry
3 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.15%) Driving Licence
4 5 (5.15%) Statistics
5 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.06%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.06%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.06%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.03%) AS400
7 1 (1.03%) BYOD
7 1 (1.03%) EPoS
7 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.03%) PKI
7 1 (1.03%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 97 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (55.67%) Windows 7
3 27 (27.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (25.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (24.74%) Windows Server
6 20 (20.62%) Windows 8
7 12 (12.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (8.25%) Windows 10
8 8 (8.25%) Windows Vista
9 4 (4.12%) Solaris
10 3 (3.09%) Mac OS X
10 3 (3.09%) Unix
10 3 (3.09%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.06%) Android
11 2 (2.06%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.06%) Windows NT
12 1 (1.03%) AIX
12 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.77%) ITIL
2 15 (15.46%) Problem Management
3 12 (12.37%) Service Delivery
4 11 (11.34%) Migration
5 10 (10.31%) Incident Management
6 8 (8.25%) Service Management
7 6 (6.19%) Data Protection
8 5 (5.15%) Asset Management
8 5 (5.15%) Change Management
9 4 (4.12%) IT Asset Management
9 4 (4.12%) Network Load Balancing
10 3 (3.09%) Network Management
11 2 (2.06%) Application Packaging
11 2 (2.06%) Change Control
11 2 (2.06%) Mentoring
11 2 (2.06%) Patch Management
11 2 (2.06%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (2.06%) Root Cause Analysis
12 1 (1.03%) Application Discovery
12 1 (1.03%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.34%) SQL
2 7 (7.22%) Java
3 3 (3.09%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (17.53%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (11.34%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.22%) DV Cleared
3 7 (7.22%) MCP
4 5 (5.15%) MCSE
5 3 (3.09%) MCSA
6 2 (2.06%) Degree
6 2 (2.06%) MCTS
7 1 (1.03%) CCA
7 1 (1.03%) CCAA
7 1 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.03%) ECDL
7 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.03%) MCDST
7 1 (1.03%) MCITP
7 1 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.49%) SLA
2 4 (4.12%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 58 (59.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.22%) XenApp
4 6 (6.19%) Terminal Services
5 5 (5.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (4.12%) Firmware
6 4 (4.12%) vSphere
7 3 (3.09%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.03%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (18.56%) SCCM
2 8 (8.25%) NetBackup
3 7 (7.22%) Netcool
3 7 (7.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (4.12%) EdgeSight
4 4 (4.12%) SafeCom
4 4 (4.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (3.09%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 3 (3.09%) WSUS
6 2 (2.06%) DameWare
6 2 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.06%) Unicenter
7 1 (1.03%) AppDNA
7 1 (1.03%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.03%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.03%) ThinApp
7 1 (1.03%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 50 (51.55%) Microsoft
2 24 (24.74%) Citrix
3 20 (20.62%) HP
4 14 (14.43%) VMware
5 10 (10.31%) Intel Security
5 10 (10.31%) Veritas
6 9 (9.28%) Cisco
7 8 (8.25%) EMC
8 6 (6.19%) Lotus
8 6 (6.19%) Sophos
9 5 (5.15%) Oracle
10 4 (4.12%) Apple
10 4 (4.12%) Bloomberg
11 3 (3.09%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.09%) Dell
11 3 (3.09%) Remedy
11 3 (3.09%) Reuters
11 3 (3.09%) ServiceNow
12 2 (2.06%) Meridio
12 2 (2.06%) Novell