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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 238 139 69
Rank change year-on-year
-99 -70
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 504 833 1353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 1.64% 2.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.58% 7.30% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 346 565
Average daily rate £185 £189 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.98% +12.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £110 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £354 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £194 £140
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +38.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 221 325
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.42 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.92% -0.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £25.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.94 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+0.46% -0.46%

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
11004 11417 10815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.39% 22.54% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6663 6654 5865
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 802 890 974
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -87 452 £185 -2.63% 86
London -85 131 £170 -5.55% 27
South East -44 97 £200 -7.30% 19
North West -21 56 £275 +46.66% 10
East Midlands -8 44 £190 -20.00% 1
East of England -6 38 £212 +30.61% 4
South West -19 38 £125 -33.15% 11
Scotland -29 31 £303 +154.73% 6
Manchester -19 30 £250 +33.33% 3
Hampshire -12 25 £200 -31.03% 13
Yorkshire -23 25 £170 -29.16% 6
Derbyshire +4 22 £369 -4.83% 1
Berkshire +1 21 £246 +20.71%
Wiltshire +5 20 £351 -3.31% 1
Derby +3 20 £375 -3.22% 1
West Midlands -72 20 £163 -4.41% 6
Oxfordshire +6 19 £130 -60.00% 1
Renfrewshire +1 17 £305 -12.85% 1
Erskine -4 17 £305 -10.29% 1
Oxford +14 16 £130 - 1
Cheshire 0 15 £300 +7.14% 5
West Yorkshire -11 15 £138 -40.79% 4
Cambridgeshire +11 14 £238 +46.15% 1
Wales -6 14 £159 +2.41% 1
Birmingham -19 14 £175 +42.85% 3
South Wales -8 13 £159 +2.41% 1
Hertfordshire +4 12 £293 +32.95% 1
Surrey -6 12 £258 +35.52% 2
Cardiff -7 12 £159 +2.41% 1
Glasgow +1 11 £240 +154.64% 3

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1138 (100.00%) Windows
2 714 (62.74%) Active Directory
3 656 (57.64%) Windows 7
4 534 (46.92%) Microsoft
5 414 (36.38%) MS Office
6 261 (22.93%) ITIL
7 258 (22.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 255 (22.41%) Windows Server
9 252 (22.14%) Citrix
10 240 (21.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 209 (18.37%) MS Excel
12 203 (17.84%) MS Exchange
13 202 (17.75%) VMware
14 201 (17.66%) Blackberry
15 190 (16.70%) Windows 8
16 178 (15.64%) Finance
17 160 (14.06%) Security Cleared
18 147 (12.92%) TCP/IP
19 142 (12.48%) Microsoft Certification
20 118 (10.37%) SCCM
21 112 (9.84%) SC Cleared
22 106 (9.31%) Exchange Server 2010
23 100 (8.79%) DNS
24 97 (8.52%) SQL
25 93 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
26 92 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012
27 91 (8.00%) LAN
27 91 (8.00%) Migration
28 89 (7.82%) Windows Vista
29 88 (7.73%) HP

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 203 (17.84%) MS Exchange
2 106 (9.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 76 (6.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 68 (5.98%) IBM Notes
5 58 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 42 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (2.20%) Lync
7 25 (2.20%) SharePoint
8 20 (1.76%) IIS
9 17 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (0.88%) IBM Domino
11 9 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.35%) Apache
13 4 (0.35%) CMS
14 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 3 (0.26%) Live Communications Server
15 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2000
15 2 (0.18%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 414 (36.38%) MS Office
2 209 (18.37%) MS Excel
3 33 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.93%) Acrobat
5 7 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.53%) MS Project
7 4 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (1.76%) Eikon
2 6 (0.53%) Faxination
3 4 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.088%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.088%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.088%) Line 500
5 1 (0.088%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.088%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 72 (6.33%) Office 365
2 12 (1.05%) Mimecast
3 9 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.62%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.088%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.088%) Datadog
7 1 (0.088%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 147 (12.92%) TCP/IP
2 100 (8.79%) DNS
3 91 (8.00%) LAN
4 78 (6.85%) WAN
5 71 (6.24%) VPN
6 70 (6.15%) DHCP
7 67 (5.89%) Internet
8 59 (5.18%) Wireless
9 49 (4.31%) Firewall
10 36 (3.16%) Remote Desktop
11 29 (2.55%) VoIP
12 28 (2.46%) SAN
13 17 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (1.23%) NAS
15 12 (1.05%) SSL
16 11 (0.97%) SMTP
17 10 (0.88%) FTP
17 10 (0.88%) HTTP
17 10 (0.88%) SNMP
18 8 (0.70%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.53%) GIS
5 5 (0.44%) MS Access
6 3 (0.26%) MySQL
6 3 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.18%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.088%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.088%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.088%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.088%) DB2
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.088%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.088%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.088%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 51 (4.48%) HP UFT
2 50 (4.39%) WinRunner
3 48 (4.22%) TestDirector
4 20 (1.76%) MSI
5 16 (1.41%) Subversion
6 15 (1.32%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.62%) JIRA
8 6 (0.53%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.35%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.35%) ClearQuest
9 4 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.26%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
11 2 (0.18%) StarTeam
12 1 (0.088%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.088%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.088%) JUnit
12 1 (0.088%) Maven
12 1 (0.088%) NetBeans
12 1 (0.088%) Oracle Forms
General
1 178 (15.64%) Finance
2 76 (6.68%) Banking
3 56 (4.92%) Law
3 56 (4.92%) Legal
4 36 (3.16%) Retail
5 32 (2.81%) Telecoms
6 24 (2.11%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.58%) Retail Banking
8 16 (1.41%) German Language
9 12 (1.05%) Back Office
10 11 (0.97%) Billing
10 11 (0.97%) Front Office
11 10 (0.88%) Local Government
12 9 (0.79%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.62%) Advertising
13 7 (0.62%) Automotive
13 7 (0.62%) Military
14 6 (0.53%) Dutch Language
14 6 (0.53%) Publishing
15 5 (0.44%) French Language
Job Titles
1 385 (33.83%) Analyst
2 215 (18.89%) Support Engineer
3 184 (16.17%) Service Analyst
4 181 (15.91%) Desktop Support
5 171 (15.03%) Service Desk Analyst
6 130 (11.42%) Support Analyst
7 129 (11.34%) 2nd Line Support
8 118 (10.37%) Desktop Engineer
9 102 (8.96%) IT Support
10 100 (8.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 90 (7.91%) 1st Line Support
12 78 (6.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 69 (6.06%) Service Desk Support
14 67 (5.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 55 (4.83%) IT Analyst
16 54 (4.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 53 (4.66%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
18 51 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
18 51 (4.48%) IT Engineer
19 43 (3.78%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.55%) Web Services
2 21 (1.85%) XML
3 17 (1.49%) HTML
4 16 (1.41%) jQuery
5 15 (1.32%) Java EE
6 14 (1.23%) JSON
7 13 (1.14%) AngularJS
7 13 (1.14%) HTML5
7 13 (1.14%) WSDL
8 11 (0.97%) .NET
9 7 (0.62%) Middleware
10 6 (0.53%) SAP XI
11 5 (0.44%) CSS
11 5 (0.44%) JDBC
12 4 (0.35%) MFC
12 4 (0.35%) WCF
13 3 (0.26%) Software Packaging
14 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET
14 2 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
14 2 (0.18%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 201 (17.66%) Blackberry
2 77 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (5.18%) PDA
4 52 (4.57%) Clustering
5 45 (3.95%) Driving Licence
6 38 (3.34%) Data Centre
7 34 (2.99%) iPad
8 32 (2.81%) iPhone
9 29 (2.55%) NHS
9 29 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
10 20 (1.76%) Fat Client
10 20 (1.76%) Thin Client
11 19 (1.67%) Management Information System
12 12 (1.05%) AS400
13 10 (0.88%) Device Driver
14 9 (0.79%) EPoS
15 8 (0.70%) Replication
16 7 (0.62%) Mathematics
17 6 (0.53%) Handset
17 6 (0.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1138 (100.00%) Windows
2 656 (57.64%) Windows 7
3 258 (22.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 255 (22.41%) Windows Server
5 240 (21.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 190 (16.70%) Windows 8
7 92 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 89 (7.82%) Windows Vista
9 66 (5.80%) Linux
10 60 (5.27%) AIX
11 57 (5.01%) Windows 2000
12 39 (3.43%) Unix
13 38 (3.34%) Android
14 35 (3.08%) Apple iOS
15 34 (2.99%) Windows 10
16 23 (2.02%) Mac OS X
17 17 (1.49%) Mac OS
17 17 (1.49%) Windows NT
18 14 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
19 7 (0.62%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (22.93%) ITIL
2 91 (8.00%) Migration
3 65 (5.71%) Change Management
4 61 (5.36%) Incident Management
5 57 (5.01%) Software Testing
6 50 (4.39%) Test Automation
7 48 (4.22%) Service Management
8 44 (3.87%) Service Delivery
9 43 (3.78%) Test Scripting
10 33 (2.90%) Configuration Management
11 30 (2.64%) Project Management
12 28 (2.46%) Application Packaging
13 27 (2.37%) PRINCE2
14 26 (2.28%) Mentoring
15 24 (2.11%) ITSM
15 24 (2.11%) Software Engineering
16 23 (2.02%) Requirements Analysis
16 23 (2.02%) Time Management
17 22 (1.93%) Software Distribution
18 21 (1.85%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (8.52%) SQL
2 45 (3.95%) Java
2 45 (3.95%) PowerShell
3 29 (2.55%) C
4 27 (2.37%) C++
5 26 (2.28%) VBScript
6 17 (1.49%) JavaScript
7 16 (1.41%) C#
8 15 (1.32%) Objective-C
9 11 (0.97%) Perl
10 7 (0.62%) Ruby
11 6 (0.53%) Ada
11 6 (0.53%) VB
12 5 (0.44%) Ada 83
12 5 (0.44%) Ada 95
12 5 (0.44%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.44%) Python
13 4 (0.35%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.18%) PHP
14 2 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 160 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 142 (12.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 112 (9.84%) SC Cleared
4 74 (6.50%) MCSE
5 64 (5.62%) MCITP
5 64 (5.62%) MCSA
6 50 (4.39%) MCTS
7 40 (3.51%) ISTQB
8 35 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
9 32 (2.81%) Degree
10 31 (2.72%) MCP
11 21 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (1.58%) CCNA
12 18 (1.58%) DV Cleared
13 9 (0.79%) HND
14 8 (0.70%) HNC
14 8 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (0.62%) DBS Check
15 7 (0.62%) MCDST
16 5 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (6.94%) SLA
2 9 (0.79%) QA
3 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.088%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 714 (62.74%) Active Directory
2 93 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (6.68%) VMware ESX
4 68 (5.98%) Hyper-V
5 46 (4.04%) XenApp
6 34 (2.99%) XenDesktop
7 26 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (1.58%) vSphere
9 13 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (0.70%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.62%) Terminal Server
12 5 (0.44%) Docker
13 4 (0.35%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.26%) Samba
14 3 (0.26%) XenServer
15 2 (0.18%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.18%) NDS
15 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
16 1 (0.088%) iptables
16 1 (0.088%) NFS
Systems Management
1 118 (10.37%) SCCM
2 48 (4.22%) HP Quality Center
3 45 (3.95%) McAfee ePO
3 45 (3.95%) Netcool
4 19 (1.67%) DameWare
4 19 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 16 (1.41%) WSUS
6 14 (1.23%) SCOM
7 12 (1.05%) Backup Exec
8 9 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 6 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.53%) ZABBIX
10 5 (0.44%) Kubernetes
10 5 (0.44%) ServiceCenter
10 5 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.35%) HP SIM
11 4 (0.35%) OpenView
11 4 (0.35%) ThinApp
11 4 (0.35%) Unicenter
12 3 (0.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 534 (46.92%) Microsoft
2 252 (22.14%) Citrix
3 202 (17.75%) VMware
4 88 (7.73%) HP
5 70 (6.15%) Lotus
6 64 (5.62%) Cisco
7 63 (5.54%) Dell
8 56 (4.92%) McAfee
9 44 (3.87%) Veritas
10 42 (3.69%) Apple
11 40 (3.51%) Bloomberg
12 36 (3.16%) Reuters
13 35 (3.08%) Symantec
14 32 (2.81%) Adobe
15 30 (2.64%) iManage
16 25 (2.20%) Oracle
17 24 (2.11%) Red Hat
18 21 (1.85%) Remedy
19 20 (1.76%) Sophos
20 13 (1.14%) Novell
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Rate: £200 - £260 per day
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