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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 84 73 71
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1209 1361 1481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.14% 2.55% 2.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.55% 11.29% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 571 471
Average daily rate
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£175 £204 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.21% -7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £110 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 363 435
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £23.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -3.50%

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
12666 12059 12166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.41% 22.58% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7226 6733 6209
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 £514 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 1024 1198
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -8 1124 £180 -11.82% 197
London -37 399 £175 -17.84% 59
South East -8 243 £217 -3.35% 38
West Midlands +3 95 £178 -21.54% 10
North West +10 94 £211 -12.29% 16
City of London -34 80 £185 -7.50% 18
East of England -19 79 £160 -11.11% 20
South West -24 73 £175 +25.00% 9
East Midlands -3 66 £310 +287.50% 8
Hampshire -13 64 £251 +25.62% 7
Berkshire -9 54 £190 -47.22% 9
Yorkshire -5 50 £150 +5.26% 32
Scotland -32 49 £115 -42.50% 7
Lancashire +6 38 £248 - 1
Birmingham +10 37 £221 +1.72% 3
Hertfordshire -3 36 £148 -9.64% 10
Surrey -4 33 £163 -53.57% 8
Buckinghamshire -3 31 £225 +11.11% 7
Manchester -5 25 £195 -2.50% 7
Wiltshire -1 23 £170 +41.66%
East Sussex +11 20 £275 - 1
Nottinghamshire +18 19 £315 - 4
South Yorkshire +7 18 £335 +91.42% 1
Swindon +4 18 £170 +46.23%
Wales -9 18 £135 -40.65% 11
West Yorkshire -13 18 £150 +40.18% 23
Cheshire +1 17 £105 -67.69% 7
West Sussex +6 16 £123 -30.00% 1
Reading -6 16 £288 -25.32% 6
Cambridgeshire -7 16 £138 -30.37% 4

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2575 (100.00%) Windows
2 1470 (57.09%) Windows 7
3 1356 (52.66%) Active Directory
4 1024 (39.77%) MS Office
5 976 (37.90%) Microsoft
6 666 (25.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 605 (23.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 506 (19.65%) ITIL
9 486 (18.87%) MS Excel
10 472 (18.33%) MS Exchange
11 447 (17.36%) Citrix
12 349 (13.55%) Security Cleared
13 342 (13.28%) VMware
14 324 (12.58%) Blackberry
15 309 (12.00%) SCCM
16 268 (10.41%) HP
17 265 (10.29%) SC Cleared
18 262 (10.17%) TCP/IP
19 246 (9.55%) DNS
20 236 (9.17%) Migration
21 214 (8.31%) Windows Vista
22 197 (7.65%) DHCP
23 195 (7.57%) Windows 8
24 190 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2010
24 190 (7.38%) Cisco
25 189 (7.34%) Finance
26 183 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure
27 177 (6.87%) Windows 2000
28 176 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
29 168 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 472 (18.33%) MS Exchange
2 190 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 168 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 136 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 115 (4.47%) IBM Notes
6 110 (4.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 109 (4.23%) SharePoint
8 54 (2.10%) Lync
9 49 (1.90%) IIS
10 22 (0.85%) WorkSite
11 17 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (0.66%) Lotus Domino
12 12 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.27%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
16 6 (0.23%) Apache
16 6 (0.23%) TIBCO EMS
17 5 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1024 (39.77%) MS Office
2 486 (18.87%) MS Excel
3 72 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 21 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.82%) MS Project
5 9 (0.35%) Acrobat
6 7 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.19%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.12%) InDesign
9 2 (0.078%) Vectorworks
9 2 (0.078%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.078%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.039%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.039%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.039%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.039%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 41 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.39%) assyst
4 6 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.16%) Misys Midas
7 3 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
8 2 (0.078%) Eikon
9 1 (0.039%) BPCS
9 1 (0.039%) 3000 Xtra
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.039%) Maximo
9 1 (0.039%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 60 (2.33%) Office 365
2 8 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.23%) SaaS
4 5 (0.19%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.078%) GitHub
6 1 (0.039%) IaaS
6 1 (0.039%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.039%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 262 (10.17%) TCP/IP
2 246 (9.55%) DNS
3 197 (7.65%) DHCP
4 150 (5.83%) LAN
5 137 (5.32%) VPN
6 108 (4.19%) WAN
7 95 (3.69%) SAN
7 95 (3.69%) Firewall
8 88 (3.42%) Internet
9 74 (2.87%) Wireless
10 56 (2.17%) VoIP
11 44 (1.71%) HTTPS
12 35 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
13 33 (1.28%) 3G
14 30 (1.17%) SSL
15 22 (0.85%) HTTP
15 22 (0.85%) Wireshark
16 21 (0.82%) Broadband
17 17 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
17 17 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (4.47%) SQL Server
2 34 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 28 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (1.01%) MS Access
5 17 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (0.43%) Oracle Database
7 11 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
8 9 (0.35%) DTS
8 9 (0.35%) Ingres
9 7 (0.27%) MySQL
10 6 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.12%) Data Mining
13 2 (0.078%) Informix
13 2 (0.078%) DB2
13 2 (0.078%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.078%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 95 (3.69%) MSI
2 51 (1.98%) Wise Package Studio
3 36 (1.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 21 (0.82%) LoadRunner
5 17 (0.66%) TestDirector
6 15 (0.58%) WinRunner
6 15 (0.58%) InstallShield
7 13 (0.50%) StarTeam
8 10 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (0.39%) AdminStudio
9 7 (0.27%) JIRA
10 6 (0.23%) Subversion
10 6 (0.23%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.19%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.16%) Bugzilla
12 4 (0.16%) NetBeans
12 4 (0.16%) NUnit
12 4 (0.16%) ClearQuest
12 4 (0.16%) Moq
General
1 189 (7.34%) Finance
2 97 (3.77%) Banking
3 78 (3.03%) Legal
4 54 (2.10%) Law
5 53 (2.06%) Retail
6 46 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 46 (1.79%) Back Office
7 42 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 27 (1.05%) Front Office
9 25 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 24 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 24 (0.93%) French Language
11 17 (0.66%) German Language
12 8 (0.31%) Advertising
12 8 (0.31%) Local Government
13 5 (0.19%) Publishing
13 5 (0.19%) International Banking
14 4 (0.16%) Billing
15 3 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 735 (28.54%) Analyst
2 437 (16.97%) Support Engineer
3 428 (16.62%) Desktop Support
4 351 (13.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 332 (12.89%) Support Analyst
6 319 (12.39%) Service Analyst
7 308 (11.96%) Service Desk Analyst
8 251 (9.75%) Desktop Engineer
9 223 (8.66%) 1st Line Support
10 169 (6.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 128 (4.97%) IT Support
12 118 (4.58%) Help Desk Support
13 115 (4.47%) Desktop Analyst
14 108 (4.19%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 108 (4.19%) Help Desk Analyst
15 97 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 87 (3.38%) 3rd Line Support
17 84 (3.26%) Rollout Engineer
18 74 (2.87%) Applications Packager
19 58 (2.25%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (4.43%) Application Packaging
2 92 (3.57%) .NET
3 63 (2.45%) HTML
4 55 (2.14%) ASP.NET
5 47 (1.83%) JSP
6 40 (1.55%) WSH
7 18 (0.70%) XML
8 17 (0.66%) Software Packaging
9 13 (0.50%) Web Services
10 11 (0.43%) CSS
11 8 (0.31%) jQuery
11 8 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (0.27%) J2EE
13 6 (0.23%) ODBC
13 6 (0.23%) Rendezvous
13 6 (0.23%) Middleware
13 6 (0.23%) WCF
13 6 (0.23%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.19%) Hibernate
14 5 (0.19%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 324 (12.58%) Blackberry
2 52 (2.02%) iPhone
3 48 (1.86%) iPad
4 46 (1.79%) NHS
5 42 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
6 38 (1.48%) PDA
7 36 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 33 (1.28%) Thin Client
8 33 (1.28%) Fat Client
9 28 (1.09%) Clustering
10 21 (0.82%) Hedge funds
11 19 (0.74%) Client/Server
12 18 (0.70%) Handset
13 15 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (0.47%) Computer Science
15 11 (0.43%) CMDB
16 10 (0.39%) Smartcard
17 9 (0.35%) Smartphone
18 8 (0.31%) FMCG
18 8 (0.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2575 (100.00%) Windows
2 1470 (57.09%) Windows 7
3 666 (25.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 605 (23.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 214 (8.31%) Windows Vista
6 195 (7.57%) Windows 8
7 177 (6.87%) Windows 2000
8 121 (4.70%) Linux
9 104 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 91 (3.53%) UNIX
11 58 (2.25%) Mac OS X
12 49 (1.90%) Apple iOS
13 38 (1.48%) Android
14 27 (1.05%) Windows NT
15 25 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
16 24 (0.93%) CentOS
17 22 (0.85%) Ubuntu
18 20 (0.78%) Solaris
19 19 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 19 (0.74%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 506 (19.65%) ITIL
2 236 (9.17%) Migration
3 120 (4.66%) Incident Management
4 99 (3.84%) Service Management
5 70 (2.72%) Service Delivery
6 62 (2.41%) Test Scripting
7 58 (2.25%) Software Testing
8 50 (1.94%) Project Management
8 50 (1.94%) Software Deployment
9 42 (1.63%) Change Management
10 41 (1.59%) Time Management
11 40 (1.55%) ITSM
12 38 (1.48%) Workflow
12 38 (1.48%) Document Management
13 36 (1.40%) Problem Management
14 35 (1.36%) User Acceptance Testing
15 34 (1.32%) Validation
16 30 (1.17%) Configuration Management
16 30 (1.17%) Software Distribution
17 28 (1.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 163 (6.33%) SQL
2 102 (3.96%) VB
3 68 (2.64%) JavaScript
4 51 (1.98%) VBScript
5 50 (1.94%) PowerShell
6 44 (1.71%) Perl
7 34 (1.32%) Python
8 33 (1.28%) C#
9 32 (1.24%) C
10 27 (1.05%) Java
11 19 (0.74%) VBA
12 14 (0.54%) C++
13 11 (0.43%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.35%) VB6
14 9 (0.35%) Korn
15 8 (0.31%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.31%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.27%) PHP
17 6 (0.23%) Shell Script
18 2 (0.078%) Scala
Qualifications
1 349 (13.55%) Security Cleared
2 265 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 176 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 82 (3.18%) MCSE
5 69 (2.68%) MCP
6 66 (2.56%) DV Cleared
7 61 (2.37%) MCITP
8 56 (2.17%) ISTQB
9 43 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 34 (1.32%) MCSA
11 31 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (1.09%) A+ Certification
12 28 (1.09%) MCTS
13 27 (1.05%) Degree
14 20 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 19 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (0.58%) MCDST
17 14 (0.54%) CCNA
17 14 (0.54%) ISEB
18 12 (0.47%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (5.94%) SLA
2 19 (0.74%) QA
3 5 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.078%) COBIT
4 2 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.078%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1356 (52.66%) Active Directory
2 183 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 138 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
4 118 (4.58%) Hyper-V
5 115 (4.47%) XenApp
6 37 (1.44%) VMware ESX
7 35 (1.36%) vSphere
8 31 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (1.01%) Terminal Services
10 25 (0.97%) VMware Server
11 23 (0.89%) XenDesktop
12 20 (0.78%) Nmap
13 19 (0.74%) XenServer
14 18 (0.70%) ISA Server
15 9 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (0.35%) Terminal Server
16 8 (0.31%) NFS
16 8 (0.31%) MetaFrame
17 7 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 7 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 309 (12.00%) SCCM
2 77 (2.99%) Backup Exec
3 66 (2.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 66 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
4 43 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 42 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 29 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
7 24 (0.93%) OpenView
8 21 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 20 (0.78%) Netcool
9 20 (0.78%) SCOM
9 20 (0.78%) Nessus
10 19 (0.74%) WSUS
10 19 (0.74%) OVSD
11 18 (0.70%) ARCserve
12 17 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 15 (0.58%) DameWare
13 15 (0.58%) Tivoli
14 14 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 12 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 976 (37.90%) Microsoft
2 447 (17.36%) Citrix
3 342 (13.28%) VMware
4 268 (10.41%) HP
5 190 (7.38%) Cisco
6 120 (4.66%) Symantec
7 118 (4.58%) Lotus
8 105 (4.08%) Oracle
9 96 (3.73%) Dell
10 86 (3.34%) Remedy
11 82 (3.18%) Apple
12 65 (2.52%) AppSense
13 57 (2.21%) McAfee
14 55 (2.14%) CA
15 40 (1.55%) Altiris
16 35 (1.36%) IBM
17 34 (1.32%) Lumension
18 33 (1.28%) Adobe
18 33 (1.28%) EMC
19 31 (1.20%) ServiceNow
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