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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 91 72 70
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1180 1377 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.05% 2.61% 2.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.25% 11.45% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 568 486
Average daily rate
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£175 £204 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.21% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £107 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 369 432
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% -6.89%

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
12762 12024 11955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.16% 22.79% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7396 6764 6104
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.21% +0.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1119 1031 1192
Average hourly rate £16.04 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 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 19 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 19 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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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 -17 1106 £180 -11.76% 226
London -25 437 £180 -16.72% 75
South East -9 217 £198 -1.25% 52
North West +9 98 £208 -13.43% 23
City of London -16 89 £185 -7.50% 22
West Midlands -6 84 £153 -24.69% 13
South West -25 75 £180 +2.85% 15
East of England -30 68 £149 +2.05% 18
East Midlands -10 63 £320 +300.00% 7
Hampshire -18 52 £250 +25.00% 11
Berkshire -7 51 £150 -58.90% 12
Scotland -30 42 £115 -38.66% 12
Yorkshire -9 39 £225 +82.18% 15
Lancashire -6 35 £248 - 5
Surrey -7 35 £175 -30.00% 11
Hertfordshire -11 34 £154 +4.94% 10
Manchester -7 28 £205 +7.18% 7
Birmingham -2 26 £150 +9.09% 7
Buckinghamshire -14 26 £225 +28.57% 8
Wiltshire 0 24 £165 +46.66% 3
Derbyshire -2 21 £345 +331.25%
Cheshire +11 19 £105 -67.69% 7
Swindon +6 19 £165 +71.42%
North East -28 19 £225 +28.57% 5
Bristol -8 18 £125 - 3
Reading +3 17 £210 -47.50% 7
Derby -7 17 £345 +331.25%
Tyne and Wear -22 17 £181 +13.28% 4
East Sussex -3 16 £193 +28.33% 1
Wales -20 16 £130 -48.00% 9

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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 2547 (100.00%) Windows
2 1463 (57.44%) Windows 7
3 1348 (52.93%) Active Directory
4 1020 (40.05%) MS Office
5 988 (38.79%) Microsoft
6 661 (25.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 593 (23.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 494 (19.40%) MS Excel
8 494 (19.40%) ITIL
9 470 (18.45%) MS Exchange
10 450 (17.67%) Citrix
11 354 (13.90%) VMware
12 331 (13.00%) Security Cleared
13 328 (12.88%) Blackberry
14 303 (11.90%) SCCM
15 269 (10.56%) HP
16 262 (10.29%) TCP/IP
17 248 (9.74%) SC Cleared
18 247 (9.70%) DNS
19 223 (8.76%) Migration
20 208 (8.17%) Windows Vista
21 204 (8.01%) Windows 8
22 198 (7.77%) DHCP
23 193 (7.58%) Cisco
24 191 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
25 187 (7.34%) Finance
26 184 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
27 181 (7.11%) Windows 2000
28 177 (6.95%) Microsoft Certification
29 171 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2003

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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
1 470 (18.45%) MS Exchange
2 191 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 171 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 138 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 110 (4.32%) IBM Notes
6 107 (4.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 105 (4.12%) SharePoint
8 53 (2.08%) IIS
8 53 (2.08%) Lync
9 24 (0.94%) WorkSite
10 18 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
12 10 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.35%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.27%) Apache
15 6 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.24%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 6 (0.24%) TIBCO EMS
16 5 (0.20%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1020 (40.05%) MS Office
2 494 (19.40%) MS Excel
3 73 (2.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.79%) MS Project
5 9 (0.35%) Acrobat
6 7 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.12%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.12%) InDesign
8 1 (0.039%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.039%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.039%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.039%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.039%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.039%) CATIA
8 1 (0.039%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 41 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.31%) assyst
4 6 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.16%) Misys Midas
7 3 (0.12%) Cerner Millennium
8 2 (0.079%) Maximo
8 2 (0.079%) Eikon
9 1 (0.039%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.039%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.039%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.039%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.039%) 3000 Xtra
9 1 (0.039%) BPCS
9 1 (0.039%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 56 (2.20%) Office 365
2 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.20%) Google Apps
4 4 (0.16%) SaaS
5 3 (0.12%) GitHub
5 3 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.039%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.039%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 262 (10.29%) TCP/IP
2 247 (9.70%) DNS
3 198 (7.77%) DHCP
4 156 (6.12%) LAN
5 140 (5.50%) VPN
6 111 (4.36%) WAN
7 100 (3.93%) Firewall
8 94 (3.69%) SAN
9 91 (3.57%) Internet
10 76 (2.98%) Wireless
11 56 (2.20%) VoIP
12 44 (1.73%) HTTPS
13 37 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
14 31 (1.22%) SSL
15 29 (1.14%) 3G
16 23 (0.90%) Wireshark
16 23 (0.90%) HTTP
17 19 (0.75%) Broadband
18 18 (0.71%) LDAP
18 18 (0.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 32 (1.26%) MS Access
5 17 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
7 11 (0.43%) Oracle Database
7 11 (0.43%) DTS
8 9 (0.35%) Ingres
9 8 (0.31%) MySQL
10 7 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.12%) DB2
13 3 (0.12%) Informix
14 2 (0.079%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 89 (3.49%) MSI
2 45 (1.77%) Wise Package Studio
3 30 (1.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 21 (0.82%) LoadRunner
5 14 (0.55%) InstallShield
6 12 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (0.43%) StarTeam
8 9 (0.35%) WinRunner
8 9 (0.35%) TestDirector
9 8 (0.31%) AdminStudio
9 8 (0.31%) JIRA
10 7 (0.27%) Subversion
11 6 (0.24%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.20%) Moq
12 5 (0.20%) NUnit
13 4 (0.16%) Bugzilla
13 4 (0.16%) NetBeans
13 4 (0.16%) ClearQuest
13 4 (0.16%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 187 (7.34%) Finance
2 95 (3.73%) Banking
3 78 (3.06%) Legal
4 55 (2.16%) Law
5 54 (2.12%) Retail
6 46 (1.81%) Back Office
7 42 (1.65%) Investment Banking
8 40 (1.57%) Telecoms
9 35 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 28 (1.10%) French Language
11 22 (0.86%) Financial Institution
12 21 (0.82%) Front Office
13 18 (0.71%) German Language
14 8 (0.31%) Advertising
14 8 (0.31%) Local Government
15 6 (0.24%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.20%) Publishing
17 4 (0.16%) Billing
18 3 (0.12%) Corporate Banking
18 3 (0.12%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 741 (29.09%) Analyst
2 430 (16.88%) Support Engineer
3 424 (16.65%) Desktop Support
4 357 (14.02%) 2nd Line Support
5 334 (13.11%) Support Analyst
6 332 (13.03%) Service Analyst
7 320 (12.56%) Service Desk Analyst
8 246 (9.66%) Desktop Engineer
9 206 (8.09%) 1st Line Support
10 170 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 137 (5.38%) IT Support
12 113 (4.44%) Desktop Analyst
13 110 (4.32%) Help Desk Support
14 107 (4.20%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 106 (4.16%) Help Desk Analyst
16 98 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 91 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
18 88 (3.46%) Rollout Engineer
19 63 (2.47%) Applications Packager
20 60 (2.36%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (4.12%) Application Packaging
2 93 (3.65%) .NET
3 64 (2.51%) HTML
4 56 (2.20%) ASP.NET
5 47 (1.85%) JSP
6 35 (1.37%) WSH
7 17 (0.67%) XML
8 16 (0.63%) Software Packaging
9 13 (0.51%) Web Services
9 13 (0.51%) CSS
10 9 (0.35%) jQuery
10 9 (0.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (0.24%) Rendezvous
11 6 (0.24%) Middleware
11 6 (0.24%) J2EE
11 6 (0.24%) ODBC
11 6 (0.24%) WCF
11 6 (0.24%) NHibernate
11 6 (0.24%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.20%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 328 (12.88%) Blackberry
2 147 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (1.92%) iPhone
4 46 (1.81%) iPad
5 45 (1.77%) NHS
6 42 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
7 37 (1.45%) Management Information System
8 36 (1.41%) PDA
9 33 (1.30%) Fat Client
9 33 (1.30%) Thin Client
10 27 (1.06%) Clustering
11 23 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 19 (0.75%) Hedge funds
13 18 (0.71%) Handset
14 13 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 12 (0.47%) User Experience
15 12 (0.47%) Computer Science
16 11 (0.43%) Smartphone
16 11 (0.43%) Replication
17 8 (0.31%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2547 (100.00%) Windows
2 1463 (57.44%) Windows 7
3 661 (25.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 593 (23.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 208 (8.17%) Windows Vista
6 204 (8.01%) Windows 8
7 181 (7.11%) Windows 2000
8 125 (4.91%) Linux
9 106 (4.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 104 (4.08%) UNIX
11 59 (2.32%) Apple iOS
11 59 (2.32%) Mac OS X
12 44 (1.73%) Android
13 27 (1.06%) Windows NT
14 25 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
14 25 (0.98%) CentOS
15 22 (0.86%) Ubuntu
15 22 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 20 (0.79%) Solaris
16 20 (0.79%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (19.40%) ITIL
2 223 (8.76%) Migration
3 126 (4.95%) Incident Management
4 99 (3.89%) Service Management
5 70 (2.75%) Service Delivery
6 56 (2.20%) Test Scripting
7 53 (2.08%) Software Testing
8 51 (2.00%) Software Deployment
9 45 (1.77%) Time Management
10 44 (1.73%) Project Management
11 40 (1.57%) Workflow
12 36 (1.41%) Change Management
12 36 (1.41%) Document Management
13 35 (1.37%) Problem Management
13 35 (1.37%) Configuration Management
14 34 (1.33%) Validation
15 33 (1.30%) ITSM
16 32 (1.26%) User Acceptance Testing
17 31 (1.22%) Software Distribution
18 27 (1.06%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (6.56%) SQL
2 99 (3.89%) VB
3 69 (2.71%) JavaScript
4 51 (2.00%) VBScript
5 49 (1.92%) PowerShell
6 44 (1.73%) Perl
7 36 (1.41%) C
8 34 (1.33%) C#
9 32 (1.26%) Python
10 28 (1.10%) Java
11 25 (0.98%) VBA
12 12 (0.47%) C++
12 12 (0.47%) T-SQL
13 10 (0.39%) VB6
13 10 (0.39%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.35%) Korn
14 9 (0.35%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.27%) PHP
16 6 (0.24%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.079%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 331 (13.00%) Security Cleared
2 248 (9.74%) SC Cleared
3 177 (6.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 80 (3.14%) MCSE
5 68 (2.67%) MCP
6 65 (2.55%) DV Cleared
7 59 (2.32%) MCITP
8 50 (1.96%) ISTQB
9 43 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 34 (1.33%) MCSA
10 34 (1.33%) Degree
11 29 (1.14%) A+ Certification
11 29 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (0.98%) MCTS
13 24 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
14 20 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 19 (0.75%) CCNA
16 15 (0.59%) MCDST
16 15 (0.59%) MOS
17 12 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 164 (6.44%) SLA
2 16 (0.63%) QA
3 5 (0.20%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.079%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.079%) COBIT
System Software
1 1348 (52.93%) Active Directory
2 184 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (4.99%) Microsoft App-V
4 116 (4.55%) XenApp
5 115 (4.52%) Hyper-V
6 48 (1.88%) VMware ESX
7 39 (1.53%) vSphere
8 33 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (1.10%) XenDesktop
10 27 (1.06%) VMware Server
11 23 (0.90%) XenServer
12 20 (0.79%) Terminal Services
12 20 (0.79%) Nmap
13 18 (0.71%) ISA Server
14 11 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
15 10 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 8 (0.31%) NFS
17 7 (0.27%) Xen
17 7 (0.27%) Terminal Server
17 7 (0.27%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 303 (11.90%) SCCM
2 74 (2.91%) Backup Exec
3 61 (2.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 60 (2.36%) HP Quality Center
5 41 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 40 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
7 27 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
8 26 (1.02%) OpenView
9 22 (0.86%) WSUS
10 21 (0.82%) OVSD
10 21 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 20 (0.79%) Nessus
12 19 (0.75%) ARCserve
13 18 (0.71%) Tivoli
14 17 (0.67%) SCOM
14 17 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 17 (0.67%) Netcool
15 14 (0.55%) DameWare
15 14 (0.55%) Unicenter
15 14 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 988 (38.79%) Microsoft
2 450 (17.67%) Citrix
3 354 (13.90%) VMware
4 269 (10.56%) HP
5 193 (7.58%) Cisco
6 127 (4.99%) Symantec
7 113 (4.44%) Lotus
8 106 (4.16%) Oracle
9 94 (3.69%) Dell
10 87 (3.42%) Remedy
11 80 (3.14%) Apple
12 58 (2.28%) CA
13 55 (2.16%) AppSense
14 53 (2.08%) McAfee
15 41 (1.61%) IBM
16 40 (1.57%) Altiris
17 34 (1.33%) EMC
17 34 (1.33%) ServiceNow
18 32 (1.26%) Lumension
19 31 (1.22%) Red Hat
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