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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 308 180 74
Rank change year-on-year
-128 -106
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 386 705 1352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 1.26% 2.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.14% 5.69% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 294 585
Median daily rate £188 £170 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £107 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 226 345
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.79 £20.25 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%

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
12311 12384 12478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.20% 22.15% 23.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7754 7233 7155
Median daily rate £395 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £173 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 971 1039
Median hourly rate £16.97 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £32.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -135 331 £175 - 50
South East -42 86 £225 -30.76% 18
London -83 84 £200 +25.00% 13
Scotland -7 36 £250 +78.57% 1
West Midlands -33 31 £95 -24.00% 5
North West -51 27 £118 -50.00% 4
East of England +1 24 £170 -2.85% 1
Berkshire -14 24 £275 -18.51% 4
Renfrewshire -18 21 £265 -25.35%
Yorkshire -20 21 £123 -41.66% 4
Erskine -20 21 £265 -25.35%
East Midlands -27 20 £110 -59.06%
South West -55 20 £140 -6.66% 3
Bracknell +7 18 £275 +80.32% 1
North East -43 18 £290 +141.66% 1
West Yorkshire +5 17 £125 -44.44% 2
Leeds -6 17 £125 -44.44% 1
Tyne and Wear -48 17 £300 +150.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -54 17 £300 +150.00% 1
Surrey +2 16 £188 -37.50% 3
Wales +19 13 £115 -32.35%
East Sussex +12 12 £248 -23.84% 2
City of London +5 10 £325 +63.52%
Cheshire -12 10 £116 -72.32%
Cambridgeshire +22 9 £214 - 1
South Wales +16 9 £115 -32.35%
Bristol +5 9 £140 -6.66% 2
Manchester -34 9 £135 - 2
Hertfordshire +18 8 £166 +95.58%
Oxfordshire +1 8 £350 +150.00%

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 776 (100.00%) Windows
2 510 (65.72%) Active Directory
3 402 (51.80%) Windows 7
4 400 (51.55%) Microsoft
5 312 (40.21%) MS Office
6 230 (29.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 221 (28.48%) ITIL
8 215 (27.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 186 (23.97%) Windows Server
10 168 (21.65%) Citrix
11 165 (21.26%) MS Exchange
12 137 (17.65%) Security Cleared
13 131 (16.88%) Windows 8
14 125 (16.11%) MS Excel
15 116 (14.95%) Blackberry
16 115 (14.82%) VMware
17 106 (13.66%) Microsoft Certification
18 95 (12.24%) DNS
18 95 (12.24%) HP
19 93 (11.98%) SQL
19 93 (11.98%) SC Cleared
20 90 (11.60%) TCP/IP
21 84 (10.82%) SCCM
22 77 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2003
23 76 (9.79%) LAN
24 75 (9.66%) Office 365
25 74 (9.54%) Finance
26 72 (9.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
27 70 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
28 65 (8.38%) WAN

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
1 165 (21.26%) MS Exchange
2 77 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 72 (9.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 70 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 37 (4.77%) SharePoint
6 31 (3.99%) IBM Notes
7 23 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (2.58%) Skype for Business
9 14 (1.80%) IIS
10 11 (1.42%) Live Communications Server
11 9 (1.16%) JBoss
12 8 (1.03%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.64%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.52%) Confluence
16 3 (0.39%) Apache
16 3 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
17 2 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 312 (40.21%) MS Office
2 125 (16.11%) MS Excel
3 11 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.90%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.77%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.64%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.26%) MS Project
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.39%) Eikon
3 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 75 (9.66%) Office 365
2 12 (1.55%) Mimecast
3 10 (1.29%) Google Apps
4 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.26%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.26%) Yammer
6 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (12.24%) DNS
2 90 (11.60%) TCP/IP
3 76 (9.79%) LAN
4 65 (8.38%) WAN
5 61 (7.86%) DHCP
6 41 (5.28%) Wireless
7 39 (5.03%) Firewall
8 38 (4.90%) VPN
9 32 (4.12%) SAN
10 30 (3.87%) Remote Desktop
11 29 (3.74%) Internet
12 18 (2.32%) SSH
12 18 (2.32%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (2.06%) Extranet
14 11 (1.42%) SNMP
15 10 (1.29%) 3G
15 10 (1.29%) Ethernet
15 10 (1.29%) FTP
15 10 (1.29%) VoIP
16 8 (1.03%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.93%) MS Access
3 10 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.13%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.13%) Big Data
6 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.13%) DB2
6 1 (0.13%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.13%) GIS
6 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.13%) HBase
6 1 (0.13%) Impala
6 1 (0.13%) Lumira
6 1 (0.13%) QlikView
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.13%) Sqoop
6 1 (0.13%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 32 (4.12%) TestDirector
2 31 (3.99%) HP UFT
3 30 (3.87%) WinRunner
4 11 (1.42%) JIRA
5 9 (1.16%) MSI
6 6 (0.77%) StarTeam
6 6 (0.77%) Subversion
6 6 (0.77%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.64%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.52%) ClearCase
8 4 (0.52%) ClearQuest
8 4 (0.52%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.39%) NetBeans
9 3 (0.39%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.26%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.13%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.13%) JMeter
11 1 (0.13%) NeoLoad
11 1 (0.13%) Trac
General
1 74 (9.54%) Finance
2 38 (4.90%) Legal
3 30 (3.87%) Law
4 28 (3.61%) Banking
5 15 (1.93%) Back Office
5 15 (1.93%) Retail
6 14 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.29%) Italian Language
9 9 (1.16%) German Language
10 6 (0.77%) Dutch Language
10 6 (0.77%) French Language
11 5 (0.64%) Portuguese Language
11 5 (0.64%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.52%) Electronics
12 4 (0.52%) Local Government
12 4 (0.52%) Marketing
13 3 (0.39%) Automotive
13 3 (0.39%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 294 (37.89%) Analyst
2 168 (21.65%) Service Analyst
3 163 (21.01%) Support Engineer
4 159 (20.49%) Service Desk Analyst
5 114 (14.69%) Desktop Support
6 100 (12.89%) Support Analyst
7 84 (10.82%) 2nd Line Support
8 71 (9.15%) 1st Line Support
9 66 (8.51%) Desktop Engineer
10 61 (7.86%) Service Desk Support
11 54 (6.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 54 (6.96%) Service Desk Support Analyst
12 52 (6.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 51 (6.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 49 (6.31%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
15 44 (5.67%) Desktop Analyst
16 40 (5.15%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 38 (4.90%) IT Support
18 37 (4.77%) 1st Line Support Analyst
18 37 (4.77%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.93%) Regular Expression
2 6 (0.77%) Web Services
3 3 (0.39%) .NET
4 2 (0.26%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.26%) HTML
4 2 (0.26%) XML
5 1 (0.13%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.13%) CSS
5 1 (0.13%) Guava
5 1 (0.13%) HTML5
5 1 (0.13%) Java EE
5 1 (0.13%) jQuery
5 1 (0.13%) JSON
5 1 (0.13%) LAMP
5 1 (0.13%) MFC
5 1 (0.13%) ODBC
5 1 (0.13%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.13%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 116 (14.95%) Blackberry
2 55 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (5.93%) Clustering
4 36 (4.64%) PDA
5 28 (3.61%) Driving Licence
6 26 (3.35%) iPhone
6 26 (3.35%) NHS
7 24 (3.09%) Statistics
8 21 (2.71%) Data Centre
8 21 (2.71%) Fat Client
8 21 (2.71%) Thin Client
9 20 (2.58%) iPad
10 12 (1.55%) Mathematics
11 10 (1.29%) AS400
12 9 (1.16%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.16%) Smartphone
13 7 (0.90%) EPoS
13 7 (0.90%) Replication
13 7 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.77%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 776 (100.00%) Windows
2 402 (51.80%) Windows 7
3 230 (29.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 215 (27.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 186 (23.97%) Windows Server
6 131 (16.88%) Windows 8
7 64 (8.25%) Linux
8 57 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 56 (7.22%) Windows 10
10 49 (6.31%) AIX
10 49 (6.31%) Unix
11 35 (4.51%) Windows Vista
12 32 (4.12%) Mac OS X
13 30 (3.87%) Apple iOS
13 30 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 23 (2.96%) Solaris
15 20 (2.58%) Android
16 17 (2.19%) Windows 2000
17 16 (2.06%) HPUX
18 10 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (28.48%) ITIL
2 62 (7.99%) Service Management
3 59 (7.60%) Change Management
4 55 (7.09%) Incident Management
5 54 (6.96%) Problem Management
6 48 (6.19%) Migration
7 41 (5.28%) Software Testing
8 40 (5.15%) ITSM
9 36 (4.64%) Mentoring
10 32 (4.12%) Configuration Management
11 31 (3.99%) Test Scripting
12 30 (3.87%) Test Automation
13 28 (3.61%) Release Management
14 26 (3.35%) Service Delivery
15 22 (2.84%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (2.32%) Change Control
17 17 (2.19%) Application Packaging
17 17 (2.19%) Time Management
18 16 (2.06%) Coaching
18 16 (2.06%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 93 (11.98%) SQL
2 43 (5.54%) PowerShell
3 28 (3.61%) Java
4 26 (3.35%) Perl
4 26 (3.35%) VBScript
5 23 (2.96%) Korn
6 15 (1.93%) Bourne shell
6 15 (1.93%) C
7 12 (1.55%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.77%) C++
8 6 (0.77%) Python
9 4 (0.52%) PHP
10 3 (0.39%) Ada
10 3 (0.39%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.39%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.39%) Ruby
11 2 (0.26%) C#
12 1 (0.13%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.13%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 137 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 106 (13.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 93 (11.98%) SC Cleared
4 62 (7.99%) MCSE
5 49 (6.31%) MCSA
6 41 (5.28%) MCITP
7 39 (5.03%) MCP
7 39 (5.03%) MCTS
8 38 (4.90%) ITIL Certification
9 33 (4.25%) ISTQB
10 16 (2.06%) Degree
11 15 (1.93%) DV Cleared
12 14 (1.80%) DBS Check
13 13 (1.68%) CCNA
13 13 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (1.16%) A+ Certification
15 8 (1.03%) MCDST
16 7 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 4 (0.52%) CCA
17 4 (0.52%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.67%) SLA
2 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.26%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 510 (65.72%) Active Directory
2 62 (7.99%) Hyper-V
3 57 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (6.57%) VMware ESX
5 30 (3.87%) XenApp
6 23 (2.96%) XenDesktop
7 19 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (2.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (1.42%) KVM
10 9 (1.16%) Terminal Services
11 8 (1.03%) NFS
12 7 (0.90%) StorNext
12 7 (0.90%) Xsan
13 5 (0.64%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.64%) Terminal Server
13 5 (0.64%) vSphere
14 3 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.39%) Xen
15 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 84 (10.82%) SCCM
2 62 (7.99%) Netcool
3 34 (4.38%) McAfee ePO
4 31 (3.99%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (2.32%) NetBackup
5 18 (2.32%) SCOM
6 17 (2.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 16 (2.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 15 (1.93%) WSUS
9 14 (1.80%) Tivoli
10 13 (1.68%) Backup Exec
10 13 (1.68%) DameWare
11 12 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (1.42%) Nagios
13 10 (1.29%) HP SIM
13 10 (1.29%) HP SiteScope
14 9 (1.16%) Unicenter
14 9 (1.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 7 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
16 5 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 400 (51.55%) Microsoft
2 168 (21.65%) Citrix
3 115 (14.82%) VMware
4 95 (12.24%) HP
5 55 (7.09%) Intel Security
6 52 (6.70%) Veritas
7 48 (6.19%) Cisco
8 47 (6.06%) Red Hat
9 34 (4.38%) Oracle
10 31 (3.99%) Lotus
11 29 (3.74%) Symantec
12 28 (3.61%) Apple
12 28 (3.61%) Dell
12 28 (3.61%) IBM
13 25 (3.22%) Remedy
14 19 (2.45%) CA
15 17 (2.19%) Avaya
15 17 (2.19%) EMC
16 15 (1.93%) Bloomberg
16 15 (1.93%) Reuters
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £16.00 - £16.50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £43 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago