The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 100 65 71
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1145 1436 1347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.97% 2.78% 2.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.76% 11.99% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 610 512
Average daily rate
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£180 £208 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £100 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £180 £175
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 340 365
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
13071 11976 11377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.48% 23.17% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7732 6695 6005
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1079 1080
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP within the UK.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP within the UK.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 October 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
England -22 1096 £185 -7.50% 222
London -29 419 £190 -26.92% 77
South East -29 216 £215 +7.50% 42
West Midlands -8 86 £135 - 17
North West +13 83 £203 -10.00% 24
City of London -20 80 £225 +18.42% 16
South West -36 77 £246 +58.87% 21
East of England -27 73 £160 +3.22% 13
East Midlands -15 65 £150 +87.50% 8
Hampshire -14 61 £251 +54.61% 11
Yorkshire -17 53 £225 +57.89% 18
Berkshire -6 47 £150 -48.05% 8
Manchester +9 35 £180 +2.85% 12
Hertfordshire -6 33 £160 +1.58% 3
Surrey -16 31 £183 -7.59% 6
West Yorkshire -22 28 £135 -27.02% 10
Buckinghamshire -34 27 £315 +110.00% 6
Birmingham -4 26 £130 +44.44% 4
Scotland -60 25 £125 -50.00% 5
Northamptonshire +13 24 £113 - 3
Wiltshire -6 24 £304 +125.00% 4
Bristol -14 24 £125 +4.16% 7
Swindon +10 21 £304 +129.24%
Derbyshire -9 21 £350 +250.00%
Lancashire -24 20 £250 +17.64% 5
Milton Keynes -34 19 £395 +163.33% 1
North East -37 19 £185 +1.36% 1
South Yorkshire +2 18 £335 +179.16% 6
Portsmouth +3 17 £260 +160.00% 1
Leeds -22 17 £120 -46.66% 4

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2405 (100.00%) Windows
2 1393 (57.92%) Windows 7
3 1255 (52.18%) Active Directory
4 967 (40.21%) MS Office
5 950 (39.50%) Microsoft
6 615 (25.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 576 (23.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 499 (20.75%) MS Exchange
9 466 (19.38%) MS Excel
10 462 (19.21%) ITIL
11 454 (18.88%) Citrix
12 341 (14.18%) VMware
13 314 (13.06%) Blackberry
14 299 (12.43%) Security Cleared
15 288 (11.98%) SCCM
16 272 (11.31%) TCP/IP
17 249 (10.35%) DNS
18 241 (10.02%) HP
19 226 (9.40%) SC Cleared
20 214 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
21 208 (8.65%) Windows 8
22 207 (8.61%) DHCP
22 207 (8.61%) Migration
23 200 (8.32%) Windows Vista
24 198 (8.23%) Finance
25 194 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2003
26 179 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
27 178 (7.40%) Microsoft Certification
28 174 (7.23%) SLA
28 174 (7.23%) Cisco

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 499 (20.75%) MS Exchange
2 214 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 194 (8.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 134 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 100 (4.16%) SharePoint
6 99 (4.12%) IBM Notes
7 97 (4.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 58 (2.41%) Lync
9 47 (1.95%) IIS
10 26 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 21 (0.87%) WorkSite
12 14 (0.58%) Lotus Domino
13 10 (0.42%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.33%) Live Communications Server
14 8 (0.33%) JBoss
15 7 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
16 5 (0.21%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 4 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
17 4 (0.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 967 (40.21%) MS Office
2 466 (19.38%) MS Excel
3 65 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.79%) MS Project
5 18 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.12%) InDesign
7 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.042%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.042%) PrintSoft PReS
8 1 (0.042%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.042%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 32 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.17%) assyst
5 4 (0.17%) Misys Midas
6 3 (0.12%) Eikon
7 2 (0.083%) 3000 Xtra
7 2 (0.083%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.083%) Cerner Millennium
7 2 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.083%) Maximo
8 1 (0.042%) BPCS
8 1 (0.042%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.042%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.042%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 43 (1.79%) Office 365
2 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.21%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.12%) SaaS
4 3 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (0.12%) GitHub
5 2 (0.083%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.042%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.042%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 272 (11.31%) TCP/IP
2 249 (10.35%) DNS
3 207 (8.61%) DHCP
4 142 (5.90%) LAN
5 127 (5.28%) VPN
6 109 (4.53%) WAN
7 101 (4.20%) Firewall
8 89 (3.70%) SAN
9 85 (3.53%) Wireless
10 83 (3.45%) Internet
11 49 (2.04%) VoIP
12 36 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
12 36 (1.50%) HTTPS
13 31 (1.29%) SSL
14 23 (0.96%) Broadband
14 23 (0.96%) 3G
14 23 (0.96%) VLAN
15 22 (0.91%) Wireshark
16 18 (0.75%) Network Security
16 18 (0.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (1.00%) MS Access
5 18 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (0.50%) Oracle Database
6 12 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
7 11 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.33%) MySQL
9 7 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.29%) DTS
10 6 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.25%) Ingres
11 4 (0.17%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
12 3 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.12%) DB2
12 3 (0.12%) Crystal Enterprise
Development Applications
1 76 (3.16%) MSI
2 28 (1.16%) Wise Package Studio
3 18 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (0.54%) LoadRunner
5 12 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (0.37%) InstallShield
6 9 (0.37%) StarTeam
7 8 (0.33%) JIRA
7 8 (0.33%) TestDirector
8 7 (0.29%) Subversion
9 6 (0.25%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.21%) WinRunner
11 4 (0.17%) MyEclipse
11 4 (0.17%) ClearQuest
11 4 (0.17%) Toad
11 4 (0.17%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.17%) Bugzilla
11 4 (0.17%) NetBeans
12 3 (0.12%) PVCS
General
1 198 (8.23%) Finance
2 98 (4.07%) Banking
3 58 (2.41%) Legal
4 53 (2.20%) Law
4 53 (2.20%) Retail
5 40 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 37 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 36 (1.50%) Back Office
8 28 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 23 (0.96%) Financial Institution
10 20 (0.83%) French Language
11 18 (0.75%) Front Office
12 13 (0.54%) German Language
13 11 (0.46%) Publishing
13 11 (0.46%) Spanish Language
13 11 (0.46%) Local Government
14 9 (0.37%) Advertising
15 3 (0.12%) Electronics
15 3 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
16 2 (0.083%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 679 (28.23%) Analyst
2 428 (17.80%) Support Engineer
3 412 (17.13%) Desktop Support
4 343 (14.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 320 (13.31%) Support Analyst
6 301 (12.52%) Service Analyst
7 291 (12.10%) Service Desk Analyst
8 246 (10.23%) Desktop Engineer
9 180 (7.48%) 1st Line Support
10 179 (7.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 128 (5.32%) IT Support
12 113 (4.70%) Desktop Analyst
13 105 (4.37%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 94 (3.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 90 (3.74%) Help Desk Analyst
16 86 (3.58%) 3rd Line Support
17 84 (3.49%) Help Desk Support
18 83 (3.45%) Rollout Engineer
19 62 (2.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 54 (2.25%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (3.66%) Application Packaging
2 72 (2.99%) .NET
3 50 (2.08%) HTML
4 37 (1.54%) ASP.NET
5 34 (1.41%) JSP
6 24 (1.00%) WSH
7 12 (0.50%) Software Packaging
7 12 (0.50%) XML
8 11 (0.46%) Web Services
9 9 (0.37%) ODBC
9 9 (0.37%) CSS
9 9 (0.37%) jQuery
10 7 (0.29%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.25%) J2EE
12 5 (0.21%) Ajax
13 4 (0.17%) MyBatis
13 4 (0.17%) Regular Expression
13 4 (0.17%) Struts2
13 4 (0.17%) Velocity
13 4 (0.17%) FreeMarker
Miscellaneous
1 314 (13.06%) Blackberry
2 150 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
3 47 (1.95%) NHS
4 41 (1.70%) iPhone
5 37 (1.54%) iPad
5 37 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
6 33 (1.37%) Fat Client
6 33 (1.37%) Thin Client
7 30 (1.25%) Clustering
8 28 (1.16%) PDA
9 26 (1.08%) Management Information System
10 22 (0.91%) Client/Server
11 20 (0.83%) Hedge funds
12 18 (0.75%) Handset
13 15 (0.62%) Replication
14 14 (0.58%) Computer Science
15 8 (0.33%) User Experience
15 8 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.29%) FMCG
17 6 (0.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2405 (100.00%) Windows
2 1393 (57.92%) Windows 7
3 615 (25.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 576 (23.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 208 (8.65%) Windows 8
6 200 (8.32%) Windows Vista
7 160 (6.65%) Windows 2000
8 113 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 112 (4.66%) Linux
10 94 (3.91%) UNIX
11 63 (2.62%) Mac OS X
12 57 (2.37%) Apple iOS
13 36 (1.50%) Android
14 28 (1.16%) Windows NT
15 27 (1.12%) CentOS
16 24 (1.00%) Ubuntu
17 23 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
18 22 (0.91%) Mac OS
19 18 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 17 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (19.21%) ITIL
2 207 (8.61%) Migration
3 111 (4.62%) Incident Management
4 85 (3.53%) Service Management
5 72 (2.99%) Service Delivery
6 53 (2.20%) Software Testing
7 52 (2.16%) Time Management
8 45 (1.87%) Test Scripting
9 44 (1.83%) Project Management
10 43 (1.79%) Software Deployment
11 40 (1.66%) Workflow
12 39 (1.62%) Validation
13 37 (1.54%) Asset Management
13 37 (1.54%) User Acceptance Testing
14 35 (1.46%) Change Management
15 33 (1.37%) Problem Management
16 28 (1.16%) Document Management
16 28 (1.16%) Configuration Management
17 27 (1.12%) ITSM
17 27 (1.12%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 144 (5.99%) SQL
2 85 (3.53%) VB
3 54 (2.25%) JavaScript
4 45 (1.87%) PowerShell
5 40 (1.66%) VBScript
6 33 (1.37%) Perl
7 30 (1.25%) Python
8 28 (1.16%) C
9 26 (1.08%) Java
10 24 (1.00%) VBA
11 21 (0.87%) C#
12 12 (0.50%) T-SQL
13 11 (0.46%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.37%) VB6
15 8 (0.33%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.33%) C++
16 7 (0.29%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.29%) Korn
17 3 (0.12%) PHP
18 2 (0.083%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 299 (12.43%) Security Cleared
2 226 (9.40%) SC Cleared
3 178 (7.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 81 (3.37%) MCSE
5 69 (2.87%) DV Cleared
6 56 (2.33%) MCP
7 48 (2.00%) MCITP
8 42 (1.75%) ISTQB
9 38 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 34 (1.41%) Degree
11 27 (1.12%) MCSA
12 26 (1.08%) A+ Certification
12 26 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
13 25 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
14 23 (0.96%) MCTS
14 23 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 21 (0.87%) CCNA
16 14 (0.58%) MOS
17 11 (0.46%) MCDST
18 8 (0.33%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (7.23%) SLA
2 24 (1.00%) QA
3 5 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.12%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.083%) COBIT
6 1 (0.042%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1255 (52.18%) Active Directory
2 179 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (4.95%) XenApp
4 106 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 106 (4.41%) Hyper-V
5 49 (2.04%) VMware ESX
6 43 (1.79%) vSphere
7 32 (1.33%) XenDesktop
8 25 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (1.00%) VMware Server
10 22 (0.91%) XenServer
11 19 (0.79%) Nmap
12 18 (0.75%) Terminal Services
13 15 (0.62%) ISA Server
14 14 (0.58%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 11 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (0.33%) Xen
17 6 (0.25%) MetaFrame
17 6 (0.25%) NFS
18 5 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 288 (11.98%) SCCM
2 62 (2.58%) Backup Exec
3 49 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 48 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
5 46 (1.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 44 (1.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 28 (1.16%) WSUS
8 23 (0.96%) SCOM
9 20 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 20 (0.83%) ARCserve
10 19 (0.79%) Nessus
11 18 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 18 (0.75%) OpenView
12 17 (0.71%) Tivoli
13 16 (0.67%) OVSD
14 15 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
15 14 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
15 14 (0.58%) Netcool
16 13 (0.54%) DameWare
16 13 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 950 (39.50%) Microsoft
2 454 (18.88%) Citrix
3 341 (14.18%) VMware
4 241 (10.02%) HP
5 174 (7.23%) Cisco
6 145 (6.03%) Symantec
7 104 (4.32%) Lotus
8 99 (4.12%) Oracle
9 88 (3.66%) Dell
10 84 (3.49%) Apple
11 81 (3.37%) Remedy
12 48 (2.00%) McAfee
13 46 (1.91%) CA
14 44 (1.83%) AppSense
15 40 (1.66%) Altiris
16 38 (1.58%) Bloomberg
17 34 (1.41%) EMC
18 33 (1.37%) NetApp
19 31 (1.29%) ServiceNow
19 31 (1.29%) IBM
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