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 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 125 62 70
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 849 1383 1153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.67% 2.84% 2.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.39% 12.63% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 592 449
Average daily rate
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£189 £173 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.56% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £90 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £418 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £140 £175
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 319 364
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.42 £15.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.53% -9.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.95 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.95 £22.00 £22.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.97 £13.69 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+2.06% -5.62%

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
11484 10952 10122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.60% 22.49% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6743 6021 5352
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 917 996 1116
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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 -69 771 £191 +9.28% 189
London -75 255 £195 -8.77% 54
South East -69 150 £203 +16.14% 48
West Midlands +10 97 £190 -20.00% 17
City of London -12 73 £225 -6.25% 11
South West -23 65 £175 +16.66% 16
North West -23 64 £170 +17.24% 24
Scotland -28 46 £115 -9.80% 5
East of England -33 46 £163 +3.17% 13
East Midlands -29 44 £300 +275.00% 3
Yorkshire -12 43 £253 +119.56% 11
Hampshire -44 40 £300 +71.42% 16
Manchester +3 34 £188 +38.88% 8
Buckinghamshire -28 34 £240 +20.00% 2
Birmingham +8 33 £123 -19.00% 5
West Yorkshire -1 26 £240 +100.00% 10
Warwickshire +17 25 £180 -19.55% 2
Berkshire -43 24 £170 -32.00% 12
Milton Keynes -25 21 £188 -37.50% 2
Northamptonshire -6 20 £110 - 1
Glasgow +4 19 £94 -73.07%
Leeds +1 18 £225 +87.08% 5
Shropshire +4 16 £250 -37.50% 2
Hertfordshire -12 16 £220 +39.68% 4
Northampton +5 15 £110 -
Dorset -4 15 £175 +40.00% 4
Wales -14 15 £155 -0.80% 1
Telford +3 14 £250 -37.50% 2
Reading -6 14 £200 -23.07% 5
Wiltshire -13 14 £350 +133.33% 5

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 2011 (100.00%) Windows
2 1191 (59.22%) Windows 7
3 1046 (52.01%) Active Directory
4 874 (43.46%) Microsoft
5 858 (42.67%) MS Office
6 471 (23.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 461 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 408 (20.29%) MS Excel
9 404 (20.09%) MS Exchange
10 399 (19.84%) Citrix
11 358 (17.80%) ITIL
12 291 (14.47%) Blackberry
13 282 (14.02%) VMware
14 257 (12.78%) Security Cleared
15 251 (12.48%) SCCM
16 218 (10.84%) Migration
17 216 (10.74%) TCP/IP
18 209 (10.39%) Finance
19 194 (9.65%) Windows 8
20 191 (9.50%) SC Cleared
21 188 (9.35%) DNS
22 164 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
22 164 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
23 163 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
24 160 (7.96%) Windows Vista
25 159 (7.91%) SLA
25 159 (7.91%) SQL
26 149 (7.41%) DHCP
27 144 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2003
28 143 (7.11%) Cisco

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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
1 404 (20.09%) MS Exchange
2 164 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 144 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2003
4 90 (4.48%) IBM Notes
5 86 (4.28%) SharePoint
6 82 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 81 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 45 (2.24%) IIS
9 42 (2.09%) Lync
10 27 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
11 23 (1.14%) WorkSite
12 18 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (0.45%) Live Communications Server
14 8 (0.40%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.30%) WebLogic
16 5 (0.25%) Lotus Domino
17 4 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
17 4 (0.20%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.20%) JBoss
18 3 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 858 (42.67%) MS Office
2 408 (20.29%) MS Excel
3 42 (2.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.60%) MS Project
6 6 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.20%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.050%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.050%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.050%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.050%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.050%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.50%) assyst
4 6 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.20%) Eikon
6 2 (0.099%) Maximo
6 2 (0.099%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.050%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.050%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.050%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.050%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.050%) Magento
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 30 (1.49%) Office 365
2 7 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.20%) SaaS
4 3 (0.15%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.15%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (0.15%) IaaS
4 3 (0.15%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.15%) GitHub
5 2 (0.099%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 216 (10.74%) TCP/IP
2 188 (9.35%) DNS
3 149 (7.41%) DHCP
4 139 (6.91%) LAN
5 121 (6.02%) WAN
6 111 (5.52%) VPN
7 83 (4.13%) Firewall
8 82 (4.08%) Internet
9 54 (2.69%) Wireless
10 46 (2.29%) SAN
11 41 (2.04%) VoIP
12 32 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
13 31 (1.54%) VLAN
14 23 (1.14%) Broadband
14 23 (1.14%) FTP
14 23 (1.14%) SSL
15 18 (0.90%) MPLS
16 17 (0.85%) NAS
16 17 (0.85%) HTTP
17 16 (0.80%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 32 (1.59%) MS Access
4 31 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 26 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 20 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (0.75%) MySQL
9 14 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
10 11 (0.55%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.40%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.40%) Relational Database
12 7 (0.35%) DB2
13 5 (0.25%) DTS
14 4 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (0.15%) Crystal Enterprise
15 3 (0.15%) Oracle Discoverer
16 2 (0.099%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 56 (2.78%) MSI
2 19 (0.94%) TestDirector
2 19 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (0.80%) WinRunner
4 11 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (0.55%) Subversion
5 10 (0.50%) Wise Package Studio
5 10 (0.50%) StarTeam
6 8 (0.40%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.30%) JIRA
8 4 (0.20%) NetBeans
8 4 (0.20%) Bugzilla
8 4 (0.20%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.20%) Toad
8 4 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (0.20%) MyEclipse
9 3 (0.15%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.15%) PVCS
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.15%) JDeveloper
General
1 209 (10.39%) Finance
2 118 (5.87%) Banking
3 56 (2.78%) Legal
4 50 (2.49%) Telecoms
5 46 (2.29%) Law
6 43 (2.14%) Retail
7 33 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.54%) Back Office
9 26 (1.29%) Investment Banking
10 19 (0.94%) Financial Institution
11 18 (0.90%) Local Government
12 17 (0.85%) Billing
13 15 (0.75%) Spanish Language
14 12 (0.60%) French Language
15 11 (0.55%) German Language
15 11 (0.55%) Advertising
16 9 (0.45%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.40%) Publishing
18 7 (0.35%) Front Office
19 5 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 570 (28.34%) Analyst
2 376 (18.70%) Support Engineer
3 347 (17.26%) Desktop Support
4 266 (13.23%) Service Analyst
5 262 (13.03%) Service Desk Analyst
6 258 (12.83%) 2nd Line Support
7 243 (12.08%) Support Analyst
8 236 (11.74%) Desktop Engineer
9 171 (8.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 150 (7.46%) 1st Line Support
11 113 (5.62%) IT Support
12 85 (4.23%) Desktop Analyst
13 79 (3.93%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 78 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 75 (3.73%) Help Desk Analyst
16 72 (3.58%) 3rd Line Support
16 72 (3.58%) Rollout Engineer
17 56 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 53 (2.64%) Help Desk Support
19 46 (2.29%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (3.03%) .NET
2 59 (2.93%) Application Packaging
3 24 (1.19%) HTML
4 22 (1.09%) Web Services
5 18 (0.90%) JSP
6 15 (0.75%) ASP.NET
7 12 (0.60%) XML
8 9 (0.45%) Software Packaging
9 8 (0.40%) ODBC
9 8 (0.40%) jQuery
10 7 (0.35%) WCF
10 7 (0.35%) WSH
11 6 (0.30%) WSDL
11 6 (0.30%) J2EE
12 5 (0.25%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.25%) Regular Expression
12 5 (0.25%) OLE
13 4 (0.20%) Hibernate
13 4 (0.20%) APPC
13 4 (0.20%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 291 (14.47%) Blackberry
2 127 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (2.49%) iPhone
4 48 (2.39%) NHS
5 46 (2.29%) PDA
6 45 (2.24%) iPad
7 36 (1.79%) Clustering
8 32 (1.59%) Thin Client
8 32 (1.59%) Fat Client
9 26 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 23 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
11 20 (0.99%) Handset
12 19 (0.94%) Client/Server
13 14 (0.70%) Hedge funds
14 13 (0.65%) Computer Science
15 12 (0.60%) Replication
16 11 (0.55%) IVR
17 10 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
18 9 (0.45%) Open Source
19 7 (0.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2011 (100.00%) Windows
2 1191 (59.22%) Windows 7
3 471 (23.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 461 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 194 (9.65%) Windows 8
6 160 (7.96%) Windows Vista
7 131 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 107 (5.32%) Windows 2000
9 91 (4.53%) Linux
10 79 (3.93%) UNIX
11 49 (2.44%) Mac OS X
12 41 (2.04%) Apple iOS
13 34 (1.69%) Android
14 27 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
15 24 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 22 (1.09%) AIX
17 21 (1.04%) Windows NT
18 19 (0.94%) Mac OS
19 11 (0.55%) Mac OS X Server
19 11 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 358 (17.80%) ITIL
2 218 (10.84%) Migration
3 92 (4.57%) Incident Management
4 55 (2.73%) Service Delivery
5 49 (2.44%) Service Management
6 48 (2.39%) Project Management
7 46 (2.29%) Software Testing
8 43 (2.14%) Time Management
8 43 (2.14%) Change Management
9 36 (1.79%) Configuration Management
10 32 (1.59%) Test Scripting
10 32 (1.59%) Problem Management
11 31 (1.54%) CRM
11 31 (1.54%) Validation
12 28 (1.39%) Software Deployment
13 27 (1.34%) User Acceptance Testing
14 24 (1.19%) Asset Management
15 23 (1.14%) Workflow
16 20 (0.99%) Document Management
17 18 (0.90%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 159 (7.91%) SQL
2 71 (3.53%) VB
3 54 (2.69%) PowerShell
4 43 (2.14%) Java
5 38 (1.89%) JavaScript
6 33 (1.64%) VBScript
7 30 (1.49%) C#
8 27 (1.34%) VBA
9 25 (1.24%) C
10 22 (1.09%) Shell Script
11 19 (0.94%) Perl
12 14 (0.70%) Python
13 10 (0.50%) C++
14 7 (0.35%) PL/SQL
14 7 (0.35%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.35%) VB6
15 5 (0.25%) PHP
16 4 (0.20%) COBOL
16 4 (0.20%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.20%) RPG
Qualifications
1 257 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 191 (9.50%) SC Cleared
3 163 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 98 (4.87%) MCSE
5 56 (2.78%) MCP
6 55 (2.73%) DV Cleared
7 44 (2.19%) Degree
8 33 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
10 31 (1.54%) MCTS
10 31 (1.54%) MCSA
11 30 (1.49%) ISTQB
12 26 (1.29%) CCNA
13 25 (1.24%) MCITP
14 21 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 18 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 12 (0.60%) A+ Certification
16 12 (0.60%) MOS
17 11 (0.55%) MCDST
18 10 (0.50%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (7.91%) SLA
2 32 (1.59%) QA
3 5 (0.25%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.20%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.099%) GxP
6 1 (0.050%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1046 (52.01%) Active Directory
2 164 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (4.23%) Hyper-V
4 84 (4.18%) XenApp
5 72 (3.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 66 (3.28%) VMware ESX
7 32 (1.59%) vSphere
8 28 (1.39%) XenDesktop
9 16 (0.80%) XenServer
10 15 (0.75%) Terminal Services
11 12 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (0.60%) Nmap
12 10 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 8 (0.40%) MetaFrame
13 8 (0.40%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.30%) ISA Server
16 4 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
16 4 (0.20%) PowerHA
16 4 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 251 (12.48%) SCCM
2 43 (2.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 42 (2.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 38 (1.89%) SCOM
5 37 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
6 36 (1.79%) Backup Exec
7 27 (1.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 25 (1.24%) Tivoli
9 21 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
10 20 (0.99%) WSUS
11 18 (0.90%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 16 (0.80%) Netcool
13 14 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 12 (0.60%) Nessus
15 10 (0.50%) OVSD
15 10 (0.50%) ARCserve
15 10 (0.50%) OpenView
16 9 (0.45%) Unicenter
16 9 (0.45%) DameWare
17 8 (0.40%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 874 (43.46%) Microsoft
2 399 (19.84%) Citrix
3 282 (14.02%) VMware
4 143 (7.11%) Cisco
4 143 (7.11%) HP
5 103 (5.12%) Symantec
6 91 (4.53%) Lotus
7 85 (4.23%) Oracle
8 81 (4.03%) Apple
9 60 (2.98%) McAfee
10 57 (2.83%) Dell
11 55 (2.73%) Remedy
12 50 (2.49%) NetApp
13 39 (1.94%) Bloomberg
13 39 (1.94%) Altiris
14 36 (1.79%) Red Hat
15 34 (1.69%) IBM
16 26 (1.29%) AppSense
17 25 (1.24%) Reuters
18 24 (1.19%) Avaya
Merseyside
Roc Search
Posted: 52 minutes ago
Warwickshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 1 hour ago
Berkshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Midlands
Spring Technology
Rate: £13.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £375.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18.00 - £21.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 - £16 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
ITF Solutions
Rate: £100 - £105 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Rate: £16 - £18 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Connectus
Rate: £14 - £17.5 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £208 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £12 - £17 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Atech Support
Rate: From £135 to £175 per day per day depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £110 - £140 per day + neg for right candidate
Posted: 5 days ago