The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 70 72 71
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1258 1295 1456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.34% 2.54% 2.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.30% 11.35% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 539 461
Average daily rate
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£185 £213 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.14% +0.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £216
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 338 445
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.00 £24.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12217 11412 12130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.69% 22.38% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6922 6258 5967
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1034 1020 1257
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -4.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +2 1170 £188 -10.71% 196
London -24 380 £178 -12.99% 75
South East -11 247 £225 -10.00% 47
West Midlands +9 94 £200 -20.00% 13
North West +8 93 £212 -3.60% 18
South West -1 88 £180 +25.65% 10
East of England -4 87 £165 -8.33% 9
City of London -12 77 £180 -10.00% 18
Hampshire -11 75 £293 +10.37% 8
Yorkshire +14 74 £183 -19.78% 14
East Midlands +3 72 £315 +125.00% 5
Scotland -32 51 £128 -64.33% 8
Berkshire -21 47 £300 - 15
Lancashire +7 39 £225 +150.00% 3
Birmingham +19 37 £320 +36.89% 10
Surrey -9 34 £238 -25.78% 7
Wiltshire +25 31 £225 +87.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -17 31 £300 +33.33% 8
West Yorkshire -15 30 £185 -39.83% 7
Hertfordshire +16 28 £163 -9.72% 3
Leeds -1 26 £180 -41.46% 4
Cambridgeshire +3 24 £150 -57.14% 4
Swindon +13 22 £225 +93.54% 1
Reading +10 22 £300 +114.28% 1
Nottinghamshire +15 21 £110 -76.84% 1
North East -5 21 £253 +12.44% 5
South Yorkshire +7 20 £91 -47.85% 2
Oxfordshire +5 20 £190 +29.25% 2
Essex -1 20 £200 -32.20%
Cheshire +5 19 £138 -61.53% 3

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 2733 (100.00%) Windows
2 1603 (58.65%) Windows 7
3 1430 (52.32%) Active Directory
4 1050 (38.42%) MS Office
5 1043 (38.16%) Microsoft
6 706 (25.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 675 (24.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 519 (18.99%) ITIL
9 516 (18.88%) MS Excel
10 469 (17.16%) MS Exchange
11 442 (16.17%) Citrix
12 382 (13.98%) Security Cleared
13 347 (12.70%) Blackberry
14 326 (11.93%) VMware
15 315 (11.53%) SCCM
16 309 (11.31%) SC Cleared
17 289 (10.57%) HP
17 289 (10.57%) TCP/IP
18 268 (9.81%) Migration
19 244 (8.93%) DNS
20 217 (7.94%) Finance
21 215 (7.87%) Windows Vista
22 198 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2010
22 198 (7.24%) Windows 8
23 194 (7.10%) DHCP
24 193 (7.06%) Cisco
25 190 (6.95%) Microsoft Certification
26 188 (6.88%) Windows 2000
27 174 (6.37%) SQL
27 174 (6.37%) LAN

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
1 469 (17.16%) MS Exchange
2 198 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 151 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 142 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 138 (5.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 120 (4.39%) IBM Notes
7 113 (4.13%) SharePoint
8 51 (1.87%) Lync
9 45 (1.65%) IIS
10 19 (0.70%) Lotus Domino
11 16 (0.59%) WorkSite
12 13 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.26%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.22%) Apache
16 6 (0.22%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 6 (0.22%) TIBCO EMS
17 5 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1050 (38.42%) MS Office
2 516 (18.88%) MS Excel
3 70 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 30 (1.10%) MS Project
6 10 (0.37%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.073%) Vectorworks
8 2 (0.073%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.073%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.073%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.073%) InDesign
9 1 (0.037%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.037%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 45 (1.65%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.44%) assyst
4 5 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
5 4 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.11%) Misys Midas
7 2 (0.073%) BPCS
7 2 (0.073%) Eikon
8 1 (0.037%) 3000 Xtra
8 1 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.037%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (2.12%) Office 365
2 5 (0.18%) Google Apps
3 4 (0.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.11%) SaaS
5 1 (0.037%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.037%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 289 (10.57%) TCP/IP
2 244 (8.93%) DNS
3 194 (7.10%) DHCP
4 174 (6.37%) LAN
5 146 (5.34%) VPN
6 134 (4.90%) WAN
7 100 (3.66%) SAN
8 96 (3.51%) Firewall
9 88 (3.22%) Internet
10 72 (2.63%) Wireless
11 58 (2.12%) VoIP
12 47 (1.72%) HTTPS
13 35 (1.28%) SSL
14 32 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
15 31 (1.13%) 3G
16 22 (0.80%) Wireshark
17 21 (0.77%) HTTP
18 17 (0.62%) IP Telephony
18 17 (0.62%) Network Security
19 16 (0.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (5.05%) SQL Server
2 51 (1.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 34 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (0.88%) MS Access
5 18 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
5 18 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (0.51%) Ingres
6 14 (0.51%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.44%) DTS
8 11 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
9 7 (0.26%) MySQL
9 7 (0.26%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.11%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.073%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.073%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 106 (3.88%) MSI
2 59 (2.16%) Wise Package Studio
3 41 (1.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 22 (0.80%) LoadRunner
5 18 (0.66%) TestDirector
5 18 (0.66%) InstallShield
6 16 (0.59%) WinRunner
7 15 (0.55%) StarTeam
8 14 (0.51%) Jenkins
9 13 (0.48%) Ant
9 13 (0.48%) Visual Studio
10 11 (0.40%) AdminStudio
11 7 (0.26%) NUnit
11 7 (0.26%) Moq
12 4 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.15%) JIRA
13 3 (0.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.11%) ClearQuest
13 3 (0.11%) ClearCase
14 2 (0.073%) Toad
General
1 217 (7.94%) Finance
2 106 (3.88%) Banking
3 77 (2.82%) Legal
4 53 (1.94%) Retail
5 49 (1.79%) Back Office
6 48 (1.76%) Law
7 46 (1.68%) Investment Banking
8 45 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 44 (1.61%) Front Office
10 32 (1.17%) Financial Institution
11 27 (0.99%) French Language
12 26 (0.95%) Manufacturing
13 16 (0.59%) International Banking
14 14 (0.51%) German Language
15 10 (0.37%) Local Government
16 6 (0.22%) Publishing
16 6 (0.22%) Italian Language
16 6 (0.22%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.18%) Billing
17 5 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 755 (27.63%) Analyst
2 451 (16.50%) Support Engineer
3 430 (15.73%) Desktop Support
4 380 (13.90%) 2nd Line Support
5 338 (12.37%) Service Analyst
6 331 (12.11%) Service Desk Analyst
7 316 (11.56%) Support Analyst
8 244 (8.93%) 1st Line Support
8 244 (8.93%) Desktop Engineer
9 161 (5.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 130 (4.76%) Help Desk Support
11 127 (4.65%) IT Support
12 112 (4.10%) Desktop Analyst
13 110 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 107 (3.92%) Help Desk Analyst
15 106 (3.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 87 (3.18%) Applications Packager
17 75 (2.74%) 3rd Line Support
18 71 (2.60%) Rollout Engineer
19 67 (2.45%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (4.79%) Application Packaging
2 96 (3.51%) .NET
3 74 (2.71%) HTML
4 63 (2.31%) ASP.NET
5 52 (1.90%) JSP
6 47 (1.72%) WSH
7 24 (0.88%) XML
8 19 (0.70%) Software Packaging
9 17 (0.62%) CSS
10 11 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (0.33%) Web Services
11 9 (0.33%) Rendezvous
12 8 (0.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 7 (0.26%) StructureMap
13 7 (0.26%) WCF
13 7 (0.26%) NHibernate
14 6 (0.22%) Middleware
15 5 (0.18%) XMPP
15 5 (0.18%) jQuery
16 4 (0.15%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 347 (12.70%) Blackberry
2 72 (2.63%) iPhone
3 55 (2.01%) iPad
4 54 (1.98%) NHS
5 47 (1.72%) Thin Client
5 47 (1.72%) Fat Client
6 37 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 34 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
8 32 (1.17%) PDA
9 30 (1.10%) Clustering
10 21 (0.77%) Hedge funds
11 19 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 17 (0.62%) Handset
12 17 (0.62%) Replication
12 17 (0.62%) Fixed Income
12 17 (0.62%) Derivative
13 15 (0.55%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.48%) CMDB
14 13 (0.48%) Equities
15 12 (0.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2733 (100.00%) Windows
2 1603 (58.65%) Windows 7
3 706 (25.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 675 (24.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 215 (7.87%) Windows Vista
6 198 (7.24%) Windows 8
7 188 (6.88%) Windows 2000
8 136 (4.98%) Linux
9 107 (3.92%) UNIX
10 102 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 61 (2.23%) Mac OS X
12 44 (1.61%) Apple iOS
13 38 (1.39%) Android
14 29 (1.06%) Windows NT
14 29 (1.06%) Solaris
15 27 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
16 23 (0.84%) CentOS
17 21 (0.77%) Ubuntu
17 21 (0.77%) AIX
18 17 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (18.99%) ITIL
2 268 (9.81%) Migration
3 116 (4.24%) Incident Management
4 110 (4.02%) Service Management
5 66 (2.41%) Service Delivery
5 66 (2.41%) Test Scripting
6 60 (2.20%) Software Testing
7 58 (2.12%) Project Management
8 52 (1.90%) Change Management
9 50 (1.83%) Software Deployment
10 46 (1.68%) ITSM
11 42 (1.54%) Problem Management
12 41 (1.50%) Workflow
12 41 (1.50%) Time Management
13 37 (1.35%) Configuration Management
14 35 (1.28%) Validation
15 34 (1.24%) Disaster Recovery
15 34 (1.24%) Document Management
16 33 (1.21%) User Acceptance Testing
17 32 (1.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 174 (6.37%) SQL
2 118 (4.32%) VB
3 78 (2.85%) JavaScript
4 68 (2.49%) PowerShell
5 63 (2.31%) VBScript
6 55 (2.01%) Perl
7 38 (1.39%) Python
8 35 (1.28%) C#
9 33 (1.21%) C
10 26 (0.95%) Java
11 24 (0.88%) C++
12 22 (0.80%) VBA
13 15 (0.55%) VB6
14 13 (0.48%) Scala
15 10 (0.37%) Korn
16 9 (0.33%) T-SQL
17 8 (0.29%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.26%) VB.NET
19 6 (0.22%) Shell Script
20 4 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 382 (13.98%) Security Cleared
2 309 (11.31%) SC Cleared
3 190 (6.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 84 (3.07%) MCSE
5 72 (2.63%) MCP
6 65 (2.38%) DV Cleared
6 65 (2.38%) MCITP
7 59 (2.16%) ISTQB
8 46 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 35 (1.28%) MCSA
10 33 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
11 32 (1.17%) MCTS
12 28 (1.02%) Degree
12 28 (1.02%) A+ Certification
13 25 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
14 20 (0.73%) MCDST
15 18 (0.66%) CCNA
16 17 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
17 15 (0.55%) CCA
17 15 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (6.00%) SLA
2 17 (0.62%) QA
3 5 (0.18%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.073%) COBIT
5 2 (0.073%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.037%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1430 (52.32%) Active Directory
2 166 (6.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (5.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 131 (4.79%) Hyper-V
5 107 (3.92%) XenApp
6 35 (1.28%) vSphere
7 33 (1.21%) XenDesktop
8 29 (1.06%) VMware ESX
9 28 (1.02%) VMware Server
10 26 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
11 22 (0.80%) Nmap
12 20 (0.73%) Terminal Services
13 16 (0.59%) XenServer
14 14 (0.51%) ISA Server
15 11 (0.40%) DFS Replication
16 10 (0.37%) Terminal Server
17 8 (0.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 7 (0.26%) NFS
18 7 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
19 5 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 315 (11.53%) SCCM
2 79 (2.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 70 (2.56%) Backup Exec
4 68 (2.49%) HP Quality Center
5 49 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 41 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
7 32 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 26 (0.95%) SCOM
9 22 (0.80%) Nessus
9 22 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 22 (0.80%) OpenView
10 21 (0.77%) Netcool
11 20 (0.73%) WSUS
12 17 (0.62%) ARCserve
13 16 (0.59%) OVSD
13 16 (0.59%) DameWare
14 15 (0.55%) Tivoli
15 14 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 12 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 12 (0.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1043 (38.16%) Microsoft
2 442 (16.17%) Citrix
3 326 (11.93%) VMware
4 289 (10.57%) HP
5 193 (7.06%) Cisco
6 126 (4.61%) Lotus
7 117 (4.28%) Oracle
8 108 (3.95%) Symantec
9 100 (3.66%) Remedy
9 100 (3.66%) Dell
10 79 (2.89%) Apple
11 69 (2.52%) McAfee
11 69 (2.52%) AppSense
12 50 (1.83%) CA
13 35 (1.28%) Adobe
13 35 (1.28%) Altiris
14 33 (1.21%) LANDesk
15 32 (1.17%) Novell
15 32 (1.17%) Lumension
16 30 (1.10%) Juniper
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £8 to £13 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Berkshire
Talent International
Posted: 12 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £12 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
PNG Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £20000 - £25000 Per Annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £180 - 200 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £8.68 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £20000 to £26000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £14.72 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Gatwick, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £120 - £130 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 2 days ago