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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 84 71 71
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1199 1342 1481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.15% 2.55% 2.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.60% 11.29% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 557 471
Average daily rate
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£175 £203 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% -7.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £111 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 360 435
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 £19.35 £23.05 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -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
12487 11889 12148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.44% 22.57% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7107 6624 6193
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 £513 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1066 1016 1199
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -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 £40.50
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 1114 £180 -11.43% 172
London -36 395 £175 -16.36% 52
South East -11 242 £220 -2.25% 34
North West +12 94 £211 -12.29% 17
West Midlands +8 92 £184 -18.78% 13
East of England -24 78 £155 -13.88% 13
City of London -25 78 £185 -7.50% 21
South West -20 70 £168 +19.64% 8
Hampshire -5 64 £251 +25.62% 6
East Midlands -9 64 £313 +204.87% 10
Berkshire -12 55 £190 -47.22% 10
Yorkshire -3 50 £150 +3.44% 21
Scotland -30 49 £115 -42.50% 7
Lancashire +9 39 £250 - 2
Birmingham +12 36 £263 +20.68% 3
Hertfordshire 0 35 £143 -12.71% 6
Buckinghamshire -3 32 £225 +11.11% 9
Surrey -10 32 £150 -57.14% 5
Wiltshire 0 23 £170 +41.66%
Manchester -11 22 £205 +2.50% 8
East Sussex +10 19 £275 -
Nottinghamshire +16 18 £315 - 5
South Yorkshire +6 18 £335 +91.42% 1
Swindon +4 18 £170 +46.23%
West Yorkshire -13 18 £150 +21.45% 18
Wales -15 18 £135 -40.65% 4
North East -17 18 £236 +36.52% 2
Reading 0 17 £288 -25.32% 4
Cambridgeshire -1 17 £138 -30.37% 3
West Sussex +7 16 £123 -30.00% 1

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2578 (100.00%) Windows
2 1473 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 1363 (52.87%) Active Directory
4 1017 (39.45%) MS Office
5 976 (37.86%) Microsoft
6 670 (25.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 609 (23.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 505 (19.59%) ITIL
9 483 (18.74%) MS Excel
10 471 (18.27%) MS Exchange
11 446 (17.30%) Citrix
12 351 (13.62%) Security Cleared
13 343 (13.30%) VMware
14 326 (12.65%) Blackberry
15 313 (12.14%) SCCM
16 267 (10.36%) HP
16 267 (10.36%) SC Cleared
17 263 (10.20%) TCP/IP
18 247 (9.58%) DNS
19 238 (9.23%) Migration
20 212 (8.22%) Windows Vista
21 200 (7.76%) DHCP
22 196 (7.60%) Windows 8
23 192 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
24 191 (7.41%) Finance
25 190 (7.37%) Cisco
26 182 (7.06%) 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 28 August 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
1 471 (18.27%) MS Exchange
2 192 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 168 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 137 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 112 (4.34%) IBM Notes
6 110 (4.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 109 (4.23%) SharePoint
8 54 (2.09%) Lync
9 48 (1.86%) IIS
10 22 (0.85%) WorkSite
11 17 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
12 16 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
13 12 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.27%) WebLogic
17 6 (0.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 6 (0.23%) Apache
17 6 (0.23%) TIBCO EMS
18 5 (0.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1017 (39.45%) MS Office
2 483 (18.74%) MS Excel
3 70 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.85%) MS Project
5 10 (0.39%) 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 42 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.50%) 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 5 (0.19%) SaaS
3 5 (0.19%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.078%) GitHub
5 1 (0.039%) IaaS
5 1 (0.039%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.039%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 263 (10.20%) TCP/IP
2 247 (9.58%) DNS
3 200 (7.76%) DHCP
4 152 (5.90%) LAN
5 138 (5.35%) VPN
6 109 (4.23%) WAN
7 95 (3.69%) SAN
8 94 (3.65%) Firewall
9 88 (3.41%) Internet
10 74 (2.87%) Wireless
11 56 (2.17%) VoIP
12 44 (1.71%) HTTPS
13 35 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
14 33 (1.28%) 3G
15 31 (1.20%) SSL
16 22 (0.85%) HTTP
16 22 (0.85%) Wireshark
17 20 (0.78%) Broadband
18 17 (0.66%) Intranet
18 17 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 34 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 28 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (0.89%) MS Access
5 18 (0.70%) 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 94 (3.65%) MSI
2 51 (1.98%) Wise Package Studio
3 36 (1.40%) QuickTest Pro
4 21 (0.81%) 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
1 191 (7.41%) Finance
2 96 (3.72%) Banking
3 78 (3.03%) Legal
4 54 (2.09%) Retail
4 54 (2.09%) Law
5 46 (1.78%) Back Office
6 45 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 43 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 28 (1.09%) Front Office
9 27 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 26 (1.01%) Financial Institution
11 23 (0.89%) French Language
12 17 (0.66%) German Language
13 8 (0.31%) Local Government
14 7 (0.27%) Advertising
15 6 (0.23%) International Banking
16 5 (0.19%) Publishing
17 4 (0.16%) Billing
18 3 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
18 3 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 732 (28.39%) Analyst
2 434 (16.83%) Support Engineer
3 426 (16.52%) Desktop Support
4 348 (13.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 328 (12.72%) Support Analyst
6 319 (12.37%) Service Analyst
7 308 (11.95%) Service Desk Analyst
8 252 (9.78%) Desktop Engineer
9 222 (8.61%) 1st Line Support
10 171 (6.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 126 (4.89%) IT Support
12 120 (4.65%) Help Desk Support
13 112 (4.34%) Desktop Analyst
14 109 (4.23%) Help Desk Analyst
15 105 (4.07%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 98 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 87 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
18 82 (3.18%) Rollout Engineer
19 73 (2.83%) Applications Packager
20 59 (2.29%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (4.42%) Application Packaging
2 92 (3.57%) .NET
3 64 (2.48%) HTML
4 56 (2.17%) ASP.NET
5 48 (1.86%) JSP
6 40 (1.55%) WSH
7 19 (0.74%) Software Packaging
8 18 (0.70%) XML
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%) Rendezvous
13 6 (0.23%) Middleware
13 6 (0.23%) .NET Framework
13 6 (0.23%) WCF
14 5 (0.19%) Hibernate
14 5 (0.19%) Ajax
14 5 (0.19%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 326 (12.65%) Blackberry
2 53 (2.06%) iPhone
3 49 (1.90%) NHS
4 48 (1.86%) iPad
5 42 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
6 37 (1.44%) Management Information System
6 37 (1.44%) PDA
7 33 (1.28%) Thin Client
7 33 (1.28%) Fat Client
8 28 (1.09%) Clustering
9 21 (0.81%) Hedge funds
10 19 (0.74%) Client/Server
11 18 (0.70%) Handset
12 16 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 12 (0.47%) Computer Science
14 11 (0.43%) CMDB
15 10 (0.39%) Smartcard
16 9 (0.35%) Smartphone
17 8 (0.31%) FMCG
17 8 (0.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2578 (100.00%) Windows
2 1473 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 670 (25.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 609 (23.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 212 (8.22%) Windows Vista
6 196 (7.60%) Windows 8
7 177 (6.87%) Windows 2000
8 121 (4.69%) Linux
9 107 (4.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 92 (3.57%) UNIX
11 59 (2.29%) Mac OS X
12 48 (1.86%) Apple iOS
13 38 (1.47%) 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
1 505 (19.59%) ITIL
2 238 (9.23%) Migration
3 117 (4.54%) Incident Management
4 99 (3.84%) Service Management
5 69 (2.68%) Service Delivery
6 63 (2.44%) Test Scripting
7 59 (2.29%) Software Testing
8 53 (2.06%) Project Management
9 51 (1.98%) Software Deployment
10 43 (1.67%) Time Management
11 42 (1.63%) Change Management
12 39 (1.51%) ITSM
13 38 (1.47%) Workflow
13 38 (1.47%) Document Management
14 36 (1.40%) Problem Management
15 35 (1.36%) User Acceptance Testing
16 34 (1.32%) Validation
17 31 (1.20%) Configuration Management
18 30 (1.16%) Software Distribution
19 29 (1.12%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 162 (6.28%) SQL
2 102 (3.96%) VB
3 69 (2.68%) 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 26 (1.01%) Java
11 18 (0.70%) 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%) Shell Script
16 7 (0.27%) PHP
17 2 (0.078%) Scala
Qualifications
1 351 (13.62%) Security Cleared
2 267 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 176 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 83 (3.22%) MCSE
5 69 (2.68%) MCP
6 67 (2.60%) DV Cleared
7 61 (2.37%) MCITP
8 57 (2.21%) ISTQB
9 44 (1.71%) 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
1 156 (6.05%) 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%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1363 (52.87%) Active Directory
2 182 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (5.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 119 (4.62%) Hyper-V
5 115 (4.46%) 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
1 313 (12.14%) SCCM
2 76 (2.95%) Backup Exec
3 67 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
4 66 (2.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 43 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 41 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
7 31 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
8 24 (0.93%) OpenView
9 21 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 20 (0.78%) SCOM
10 20 (0.78%) Nessus
10 20 (0.78%) WSUS
10 20 (0.78%) Netcool
11 19 (0.74%) OVSD
12 18 (0.70%) ARCserve
13 17 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 15 (0.58%) DameWare
14 15 (0.58%) Tivoli
15 14 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 12 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 976 (37.86%) Microsoft
2 446 (17.30%) Citrix
3 343 (13.30%) VMware
4 267 (10.36%) HP
5 190 (7.37%) Cisco
6 118 (4.58%) Symantec
7 115 (4.46%) Lotus
8 105 (4.07%) Oracle
9 96 (3.72%) Dell
10 86 (3.34%) Remedy
11 82 (3.18%) Apple
12 65 (2.52%) AppSense
13 58 (2.25%) McAfee
14 55 (2.13%) CA
15 41 (1.59%) Altiris
16 35 (1.36%) IBM
17 34 (1.32%) Adobe
17 34 (1.32%) Lumension
18 33 (1.28%) EMC
19 31 (1.20%) ServiceNow
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