The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 359 223 97
Rank change year-on-year
-136 -126
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 313 641 1152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 1.10% 2.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.78% 5.22% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 241 527
Median daily rate £250 £190 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £110 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 £209 £175
% change year-on-year
+22.15% +19.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 166 297
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £19.88 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.17 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-4.74% +4.98%

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
11267 12289 12635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.09% 21.15% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7081 7308 7350
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 957 1098
Median hourly rate £16.29 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Windows XP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 September 2016.

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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -156 264 £200 +11.11% 59
London -101 76 £150 -6.25% 13
South East -38 52 £255 -11.68% 25
North West -13 37 £250 +25.00% 5
Scotland +9 34 £273 -6.83% 2
East Midlands -19 27 £150 -6.25% 2
Manchester -20 21 £213 +6.25% 1
Renfrewshire -11 20 £280 -8.19%
Erskine -16 20 £280 -8.19%
West Midlands -37 20 £275 +5.76% 1
South West -46 20 £325 +116.66% 4
City of London +9 17 £161 -21.34%
Yorkshire -12 16 £131 -54.74% 3
Surrey +6 12 £155 -54.07% 5
Glasgow +4 12 £203 -3.57%
North East -14 11 £275 +83.33% 2
Berkshire -19 11 £255 +27.50% 7
Tyne and Wear -22 11 £275 +86.44% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 11 £275 +86.44% 2
Leeds +6 10 £150 -49.15% 2
West Yorkshire +5 10 £150 -50.00% 2
Northampton -5 10 £150 +57.89%
Northamptonshire -9 10 £150 +57.89% 1
Buckinghamshire +32 9 £263 -19.23% 4
Wales +21 9 - -
Milton Keynes +19 8 £263 -19.23% 1
South Wales +17 8 - -
Oxfordshire -12 8 £265 -33.75% 2
East of England -30 8 £135 -20.58% 4
Wiltshire -4 7 £325 +26.21%

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 706 (100.00%) Windows
2 444 (62.89%) Active Directory
3 393 (55.67%) Windows 7
4 362 (51.27%) Microsoft
5 298 (42.21%) MS Office
6 215 (30.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 213 (30.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 210 (29.75%) ITIL
9 171 (24.22%) Windows Server
10 145 (20.54%) Citrix
11 131 (18.56%) MS Exchange
12 124 (17.56%) Blackberry
13 119 (16.86%) Security Cleared
14 114 (16.15%) MS Excel
14 114 (16.15%) Windows 8
15 106 (15.01%) HP
16 91 (12.89%) Microsoft Certification
17 84 (11.90%) SQL
17 84 (11.90%) Office 365
18 79 (11.19%) SCCM
19 77 (10.91%) Finance
20 76 (10.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
21 75 (10.62%) Windows 10
22 72 (10.20%) SC Cleared
22 72 (10.20%) VMware
23 69 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
24 67 (9.49%) DNS
25 65 (9.21%) SharePoint
26 63 (8.92%) Service Management
27 62 (8.78%) TCP/IP

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 131 (18.56%) MS Exchange
2 76 (10.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 65 (9.21%) SharePoint
4 60 (8.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 47 (6.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 31 (4.39%) IBM Notes
7 20 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (2.41%) IIS
9 14 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (1.84%) Skype for Business
11 11 (1.56%) Live Communications Server
12 7 (0.99%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
14 5 (0.71%) JBoss
14 5 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.71%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
16 3 (0.42%) Documentum
17 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
17 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
Applications
1 298 (42.21%) MS Office
2 114 (16.15%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.57%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.42%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.14%) MS Project
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.99%) Eikon
2 5 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 84 (11.90%) Office 365
2 6 (0.85%) Google Apps
2 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.85%) Mimecast
3 2 (0.28%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.28%) PaaS
3 2 (0.28%) Yammer
4 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.14%) Heroku
4 1 (0.14%) IaaS
4 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (9.49%) DNS
2 62 (8.78%) TCP/IP
3 55 (7.79%) LAN
4 52 (7.37%) DHCP
5 48 (6.80%) WAN
6 40 (5.67%) VPN
7 34 (4.82%) Firewall
8 31 (4.39%) Internet
9 27 (3.82%) SAN
10 19 (2.69%) Wireless
11 17 (2.41%) Remote Desktop
12 12 (1.70%) Cisco IOS
12 12 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (1.56%) Extranet
14 10 (1.42%) Ethernet
14 10 (1.42%) IP Telephony
14 10 (1.42%) VoIP
15 9 (1.27%) Network Security
16 8 (1.13%) SNMP
17 7 (0.99%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.12%) MS Access
3 13 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.71%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.28%) DTS
8 2 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.28%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.14%) EDMS
9 1 (0.14%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.14%) QlikView
9 1 (0.14%) Redis
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (2.41%) StarTeam
2 12 (1.70%) TestDirector
3 11 (1.56%) MSI
4 9 (1.27%) HP UFT
4 9 (1.27%) WinRunner
5 6 (0.85%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.57%) ClearCase
7 4 (0.57%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.28%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.28%) NMock
8 2 (0.28%) WiX
9 1 (0.14%) JIRA
9 1 (0.14%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.14%) Subversion
9 1 (0.14%) YourKit
General
1 77 (10.91%) Finance
2 39 (5.52%) Legal
3 30 (4.25%) Banking
4 20 (2.83%) Law
5 11 (1.56%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.42%) Retail
7 9 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.99%) German Language
8 7 (0.99%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.71%) Back Office
9 5 (0.71%) Dutch Language
9 5 (0.71%) French Language
9 5 (0.71%) Italian Language
10 4 (0.57%) Marketing
10 4 (0.57%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.42%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.42%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.28%) Automotive
12 2 (0.28%) Local Government
12 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 251 (35.55%) Analyst
2 158 (22.38%) Support Engineer
3 151 (21.39%) Service Analyst
4 144 (20.40%) Service Desk Analyst
5 119 (16.86%) Desktop Support
6 86 (12.18%) 2nd Line Support
7 85 (12.04%) Support Analyst
8 74 (10.48%) Desktop Engineer
9 61 (8.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 58 (8.22%) 1st Line Support
10 58 (8.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 57 (8.07%) Service Desk Support
12 52 (7.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 48 (6.80%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
14 46 (6.52%) IT Support
15 43 (6.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
16 41 (5.81%) Desktop Analyst
17 39 (5.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 38 (5.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
18 38 (5.38%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.27%) Regular Expression
2 7 (0.99%) Web Services
3 4 (0.57%) .NET
4 3 (0.42%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.42%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.42%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.28%) XML
5 2 (0.28%) XMPP
6 1 (0.14%) Akka
6 1 (0.14%) CSS
6 1 (0.14%) Guava
6 1 (0.14%) HTML
6 1 (0.14%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.14%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.14%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.14%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 124 (17.56%) Blackberry
2 48 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (5.81%) Clustering
4 37 (5.24%) iPhone
5 33 (4.67%) iPad
6 23 (3.26%) Statistics
7 22 (3.12%) Driving Licence
8 20 (2.83%) Data Centre
9 19 (2.69%) NHS
10 18 (2.55%) Fat Client
10 18 (2.55%) Thin Client
11 16 (2.27%) Smartphone
12 13 (1.84%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.84%) PDA
13 12 (1.70%) Computer Science
14 7 (0.99%) Replication
15 6 (0.85%) AS400
15 6 (0.85%) Device Driver
16 5 (0.71%) Cloud Native
16 5 (0.71%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 706 (100.00%) Windows
2 393 (55.67%) Windows 7
3 215 (30.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 213 (30.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 171 (24.22%) Windows Server
6 114 (16.15%) Windows 8
7 75 (10.62%) Windows 10
8 69 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 50 (7.08%) Linux
10 43 (6.09%) AIX
11 36 (5.10%) Windows Vista
12 29 (4.11%) Solaris
13 27 (3.82%) Mac OS X
14 26 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 26 (3.68%) Unix
15 24 (3.40%) Apple iOS
16 22 (3.12%) Windows 2000
17 21 (2.97%) Android
18 17 (2.41%) HPUX
19 12 (1.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (29.75%) ITIL
2 63 (8.92%) Service Management
3 58 (8.22%) Problem Management
4 56 (7.93%) Migration
5 52 (7.37%) Change Management
6 45 (6.37%) Incident Management
6 45 (6.37%) ITSM
7 35 (4.96%) Software Testing
8 32 (4.53%) Service Delivery
9 24 (3.40%) Release Management
9 24 (3.40%) Server Virtualisation
10 22 (3.12%) Test Scripting
11 21 (2.97%) Configuration Management
11 21 (2.97%) Smoke Testing
12 19 (2.69%) Asset Management
12 19 (2.69%) Mentoring
13 18 (2.55%) Application Packaging
14 15 (2.12%) Patch Management
15 14 (1.98%) Continuous Improvement
16 13 (1.84%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 84 (11.90%) SQL
2 54 (7.65%) PowerShell
3 32 (4.53%) Java
4 26 (3.68%) VBScript
5 21 (2.97%) Korn
5 21 (2.97%) Perl
6 16 (2.27%) Bourne shell
7 13 (1.84%) C
8 9 (1.27%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.85%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.85%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.85%) Python
10 5 (0.71%) C#
11 4 (0.57%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.57%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.57%) VB
12 3 (0.42%) PHP
13 2 (0.28%) Delphi
13 2 (0.28%) Pascal
13 2 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 119 (16.86%) Security Cleared
2 91 (12.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 72 (10.20%) SC Cleared
4 56 (7.93%) MCSE
5 37 (5.24%) ITIL Certification
6 35 (4.96%) MCSA
7 34 (4.82%) MCTS
8 33 (4.67%) MCP
9 32 (4.53%) MCITP
10 28 (3.97%) ISTQB
11 22 (3.12%) Degree
12 21 (2.97%) DV Cleared
13 10 (1.42%) MCDST
14 9 (1.27%) A+ Certification
15 8 (1.13%) DBS Check
15 8 (1.13%) MOS
16 7 (0.99%) CCNA
16 7 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
17 4 (0.57%) CCA
17 4 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (7.08%) SLA
2 7 (0.99%) ISO 9000
3 3 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.42%) QA
4 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 444 (62.89%) Active Directory
2 55 (7.79%) Hyper-V
3 41 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (4.53%) XenApp
5 23 (3.26%) XenDesktop
6 15 (2.12%) VMware ESX
7 14 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (1.56%) vSphere
9 8 (1.13%) KVM
10 7 (0.99%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.85%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (0.85%) Xen
12 5 (0.71%) NFS
12 5 (0.71%) StorNext
12 5 (0.71%) Xsan
13 4 (0.57%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 79 (11.19%) SCCM
2 56 (7.93%) Netcool
3 26 (3.68%) McAfee ePO
4 22 (3.12%) WSUS
5 21 (2.97%) NetBackup
6 20 (2.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 15 (2.12%) SCOM
7 15 (2.12%) Tivoli
8 11 (1.56%) HP SiteScope
9 9 (1.27%) Backup Exec
9 9 (1.27%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (1.27%) Unicenter
9 9 (1.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 8 (1.13%) Nagios
11 6 (0.85%) DameWare
11 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.71%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 362 (51.27%) Microsoft
2 145 (20.54%) Citrix
3 106 (15.01%) HP
4 72 (10.20%) VMware
5 49 (6.94%) Cisco
5 49 (6.94%) Veritas
6 48 (6.80%) Intel Security
7 43 (6.09%) Dell
8 37 (5.24%) Apple
9 31 (4.39%) Lotus
9 31 (4.39%) Oracle
10 30 (4.25%) Red Hat
11 27 (3.82%) IBM
12 23 (3.26%) EMC
13 21 (2.97%) Avaya
14 20 (2.83%) Remedy
15 19 (2.69%) Symantec
16 17 (2.41%) ServiceNow
17 16 (2.27%) Bloomberg
17 16 (2.27%) CA
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