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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 91 67 68
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1162 1432 1407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.00% 2.72% 2.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.92% 11.86% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 595 513
Average daily rate
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£180 £200 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £100 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £175 £205
% change year-on-year
- -14.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 361 390
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 £10.75 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.50 £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
13027 12073 11728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.38% 22.97% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7645 6751 6145
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 £163 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1145 1055 1115
Average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 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 21 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 21 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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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 -21 1109 £185 -7.50% 247
London -32 421 £190 -24.00% 78
South East -18 236 £210 +5.00% 57
North West +7 84 £224 -18.63% 27
West Midlands -11 83 £130 -3.70% 15
City of London -21 83 £225 +18.42% 14
South West -32 81 £250 +49.25% 27
East Midlands -6 70 £238 +196.87% 6
East of England -34 65 £160 +1.58% 13
Hampshire -12 61 £250 +32.45% 8
Berkshire +4 57 £150 -50.00% 14
Yorkshire -16 45 £138 -1.78% 17
Surrey -14 33 £179 -12.80% 9
Manchester +9 32 £180 -13.25% 14
Hertfordshire -16 31 £160 +1.58% 4
Buckinghamshire -23 29 £270 +80.00% 11
Scotland -54 29 £130 -30.66% 9
Birmingham -3 26 £130 +15.04% 4
Lancashire -12 25 £250 -18.03% 6
Northamptonshire +16 23 £113 - 3
Derbyshire -8 23 £345 +245.00%
Wiltshire -8 22 £304 +116.96% 7
Bristol -21 22 £125 +13.63% 9
West Yorkshire -21 20 £105 -25.00% 13
Swindon +2 19 £304 +133.65% 1
Milton Keynes -32 19 £395 +163.33% 6
North East -36 19 £188 +7.14% 7
South Yorkshire +7 18 £335 +157.69% 1
Derby -2 18 £350 +337.50%
Portsmouth +7 16 £260 -9.56%

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 2410 (100.00%) Windows
2 1393 (57.80%) Windows 7
3 1256 (52.12%) Active Directory
4 960 (39.83%) MS Office
5 949 (39.38%) Microsoft
6 631 (26.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 583 (24.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 489 (20.29%) MS Exchange
9 464 (19.25%) MS Excel
10 462 (19.17%) ITIL
11 451 (18.71%) Citrix
12 344 (14.27%) VMware
13 303 (12.57%) Blackberry
14 300 (12.45%) Security Cleared
15 293 (12.16%) SCCM
16 265 (11.00%) TCP/IP
17 247 (10.25%) HP
18 245 (10.17%) DNS
19 223 (9.25%) SC Cleared
20 214 (8.88%) Exchange Server 2010
21 207 (8.59%) Migration
22 206 (8.55%) Windows 8
22 206 (8.55%) Windows Vista
23 204 (8.46%) DHCP
24 190 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2003
25 189 (7.84%) Finance
26 181 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
27 175 (7.26%) Cisco
28 173 (7.18%) SLA
29 168 (6.97%) Microsoft Certification

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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
1 489 (20.29%) MS Exchange
2 214 (8.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 190 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 134 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 97 (4.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 96 (3.98%) IBM Notes
6 96 (3.98%) SharePoint
7 56 (2.32%) Lync
8 51 (2.12%) IIS
9 25 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 22 (0.91%) WorkSite
11 13 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
12 10 (0.41%) WebLogic
13 8 (0.33%) JBoss
13 8 (0.33%) Live Communications Server
14 7 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.25%) Tomcat
16 5 (0.21%) Apache
16 5 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
16 5 (0.21%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 960 (39.83%) MS Office
2 464 (19.25%) MS Excel
3 67 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (0.79%) MS Project
5 18 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.17%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.12%) InDesign
8 3 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.041%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.041%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.041%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.041%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 33 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.17%) assyst
4 4 (0.17%) Misys Midas
5 2 (0.083%) SAP Business One
5 2 (0.083%) Cerner Millennium
5 2 (0.083%) 3000 Xtra
5 2 (0.083%) Eikon
5 2 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.083%) Maximo
6 1 (0.041%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.041%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.041%) BPCS
6 1 (0.041%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 43 (1.78%) Office 365
2 8 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.25%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (0.12%) GitHub
4 3 (0.12%) SaaS
5 2 (0.083%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.041%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.041%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 265 (11.00%) TCP/IP
2 245 (10.17%) DNS
3 204 (8.46%) DHCP
4 142 (5.89%) LAN
5 119 (4.94%) VPN
6 105 (4.36%) WAN
7 97 (4.02%) Firewall
8 93 (3.86%) SAN
9 85 (3.53%) Internet
10 81 (3.36%) Wireless
11 49 (2.03%) VoIP
12 37 (1.54%) HTTPS
13 36 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
14 29 (1.20%) SSL
15 23 (0.95%) 3G
16 21 (0.87%) Broadband
16 21 (0.87%) Wireshark
17 20 (0.83%) VLAN
17 20 (0.83%) HTTP
18 18 (0.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 34 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (1.00%) MS Access
5 17 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
6 14 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (0.50%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.33%) DTS
9 8 (0.33%) MySQL
10 7 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.25%) Ingres
11 6 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.17%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.17%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.12%) Oracle Discoverer
13 3 (0.12%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.12%) Crystal Enterprise
Development Applications
1 80 (3.32%) MSI
2 29 (1.20%) Wise Package Studio
3 20 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
4 15 (0.62%) LoadRunner
5 12 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.41%) InstallShield
7 8 (0.33%) TestDirector
7 8 (0.33%) StarTeam
7 8 (0.33%) JIRA
8 7 (0.29%) Subversion
9 6 (0.25%) AdminStudio
9 6 (0.25%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.21%) WinRunner
10 5 (0.21%) NUnit
10 5 (0.21%) Moq
11 4 (0.17%) MyEclipse
11 4 (0.17%) ClearQuest
11 4 (0.17%) Bugzilla
11 4 (0.17%) NetBeans
11 4 (0.17%) Eclipse
General
1 189 (7.84%) Finance
2 95 (3.94%) Banking
3 61 (2.53%) Legal
4 51 (2.12%) Retail
4 51 (2.12%) Law
5 42 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 39 (1.62%) Investment Banking
7 37 (1.54%) Back Office
8 28 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 23 (0.95%) Financial Institution
10 20 (0.83%) Front Office
10 20 (0.83%) French Language
11 13 (0.54%) German Language
12 11 (0.46%) Publishing
13 9 (0.37%) Local Government
13 9 (0.37%) Spanish Language
14 8 (0.33%) Advertising
15 3 (0.12%) Electronics
15 3 (0.12%) Military
15 3 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 670 (27.80%) Analyst
2 428 (17.76%) Support Engineer
3 415 (17.22%) Desktop Support
4 343 (14.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 318 (13.20%) Support Analyst
6 295 (12.24%) Service Analyst
7 285 (11.83%) Service Desk Analyst
8 251 (10.41%) Desktop Engineer
9 180 (7.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 180 (7.47%) 1st Line Support
10 131 (5.44%) IT Support
11 113 (4.69%) Desktop Analyst
12 105 (4.36%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 95 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 90 (3.73%) Help Desk Analyst
15 89 (3.69%) Help Desk Support
16 86 (3.57%) Rollout Engineer
17 85 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
18 62 (2.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 55 (2.28%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (3.69%) Application Packaging
2 78 (3.24%) .NET
3 52 (2.16%) HTML
4 42 (1.74%) ASP.NET
5 35 (1.45%) JSP
6 24 (1.00%) WSH
7 13 (0.54%) XML
8 12 (0.50%) Web Services
8 12 (0.50%) Software Packaging
9 9 (0.37%) jQuery
9 9 (0.37%) ODBC
9 9 (0.37%) CSS
10 7 (0.29%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.25%) NHibernate
11 6 (0.25%) J2EE
11 6 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (0.21%) StructureMap
12 5 (0.21%) Ajax
12 5 (0.21%) Rendezvous
12 5 (0.21%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 303 (12.57%) Blackberry
2 146 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (1.91%) NHS
4 39 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
5 36 (1.49%) iPhone
6 34 (1.41%) Fat Client
6 34 (1.41%) Thin Client
7 33 (1.37%) iPad
8 31 (1.29%) Clustering
9 29 (1.20%) PDA
10 27 (1.12%) Management Information System
11 21 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 19 (0.79%) Hedge funds
13 17 (0.71%) Handset
14 15 (0.62%) Replication
15 14 (0.58%) Computer Science
16 10 (0.41%) User Experience
17 9 (0.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 8 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
19 7 (0.29%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2410 (100.00%) Windows
2 1393 (57.80%) Windows 7
3 631 (26.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 583 (24.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 206 (8.55%) Windows Vista
5 206 (8.55%) Windows 8
6 160 (6.64%) Windows 2000
7 112 (4.65%) Linux
8 108 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 99 (4.11%) UNIX
10 63 (2.61%) Mac OS X
11 58 (2.41%) Apple iOS
12 35 (1.45%) Android
13 28 (1.16%) Windows NT
14 27 (1.12%) CentOS
15 24 (1.00%) Ubuntu
16 21 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
16 21 (0.87%) Mac OS
17 20 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 18 (0.75%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 462 (19.17%) ITIL
2 207 (8.59%) Migration
3 118 (4.90%) Incident Management
4 84 (3.49%) Service Management
5 70 (2.90%) Service Delivery
6 53 (2.20%) Software Testing
7 48 (1.99%) Test Scripting
7 48 (1.99%) Time Management
8 47 (1.95%) Project Management
9 45 (1.87%) Software Deployment
10 39 (1.62%) Workflow
10 39 (1.62%) Validation
11 36 (1.49%) Change Management
11 36 (1.49%) User Acceptance Testing
12 34 (1.41%) Problem Management
12 34 (1.41%) Asset Management
13 29 (1.20%) Document Management
13 29 (1.20%) Test Strategy
14 28 (1.16%) Configuration Management
15 27 (1.12%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 151 (6.27%) SQL
2 85 (3.53%) VB
3 56 (2.32%) JavaScript
4 47 (1.95%) PowerShell
5 44 (1.83%) VBScript
6 36 (1.49%) Perl
7 30 (1.24%) Python
8 29 (1.20%) C
8 29 (1.20%) Java
9 27 (1.12%) C#
10 22 (0.91%) VBA
11 12 (0.50%) T-SQL
12 11 (0.46%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.37%) C++
14 8 (0.33%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.29%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.29%) VB6
15 7 (0.29%) Korn
16 5 (0.21%) PHP
17 2 (0.083%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 300 (12.45%) Security Cleared
2 223 (9.25%) SC Cleared
3 168 (6.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 79 (3.28%) MCSE
5 65 (2.70%) DV Cleared
6 56 (2.32%) MCP
7 49 (2.03%) MCITP
8 42 (1.74%) ISTQB
9 38 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 34 (1.41%) Degree
11 30 (1.24%) MCSA
12 28 (1.16%) A+ Certification
13 24 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
13 24 (1.00%) MCTS
14 22 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 19 (0.79%) CCNA
16 14 (0.58%) MOS
17 13 (0.54%) MCDST
18 8 (0.33%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (7.18%) SLA
2 24 (1.00%) QA
3 4 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.083%) COBIT
6 1 (0.041%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.041%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.041%) HIPAA
System Software
1 1256 (52.12%) Active Directory
2 181 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (5.02%) XenApp
4 110 (4.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 109 (4.52%) Hyper-V
6 46 (1.91%) VMware ESX
7 44 (1.83%) vSphere
8 33 (1.37%) XenDesktop
9 27 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (1.04%) VMware Server
11 23 (0.95%) XenServer
12 18 (0.75%) 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 7 (0.29%) MetaFrame
17 6 (0.25%) NFS
17 6 (0.25%) Xen
18 5 (0.21%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 293 (12.16%) SCCM
2 67 (2.78%) Backup Exec
3 49 (2.03%) HP Quality Center
3 49 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
4 45 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 44 (1.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 29 (1.20%) WSUS
7 22 (0.91%) SCOM
8 21 (0.87%) OpenView
9 20 (0.83%) ARCserve
10 19 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
10 19 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 18 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 18 (0.75%) Nessus
12 16 (0.66%) OVSD
12 16 (0.66%) Tivoli
13 15 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 14 (0.58%) Netcool
14 14 (0.58%) DameWare
14 14 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 949 (39.38%) Microsoft
2 451 (18.71%) Citrix
3 344 (14.27%) VMware
4 247 (10.25%) HP
5 175 (7.26%) Cisco
6 144 (5.98%) Symantec
7 101 (4.19%) Oracle
8 100 (4.15%) Lotus
9 90 (3.73%) Dell
10 84 (3.49%) Apple
11 82 (3.40%) Remedy
12 52 (2.16%) McAfee
13 50 (2.07%) CA
14 49 (2.03%) AppSense
15 41 (1.70%) Altiris
16 36 (1.49%) EMC
17 33 (1.37%) IBM
18 31 (1.29%) Bloomberg
18 31 (1.29%) ServiceNow
19 30 (1.24%) Red Hat
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £319 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 13 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £319 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Atech Support
Rate: £150 a shift + shift allowance depending on experience/knowledge
Posted: 19 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £280 - £305 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £10 - £12 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £90 - £120 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle, County Down
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £9 - £11 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £8 - £12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £13 to £16 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Rate: £105 to £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £14 - £15 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £15 - £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Braintree, Essex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £16.16 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago