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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 201 87 75
Rank change year-on-year
-114 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 661 1199 1342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.13% 2.16% 2.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.27% 9.60% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 534 557
Average daily rate
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£185 £175 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -13.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £115 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £180 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 302 360
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.46 £19.35 £23.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.48 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -2.00%

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
12546 12494 11891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.42% 22.47% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7395 7107 6626
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 980 1066 1014
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.88 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -109 622 £188 +4.16% 118
London -100 198 £165 -5.71% 28
South East -98 105 £319 +44.93% 33
North West -39 78 £200 -4.98% 14
South West -7 70 £140 -16.41% 11
East of England -26 44 £200 +29.03% 10
Manchester 0 41 £180 -12.19% 3
City of London -29 41 £205 +10.81% 6
Yorkshire -39 40 £170 +13.33% 9
East Midlands -24 38 £250 -20.00% 5
West Midlands -40 37 £248 +34.69% 8
Berkshire -31 27 £238 +25.00% 8
Hampshire -43 26 £280 +11.44% 4
Scotland -30 24 £180 +56.52% 4
Bristol +4 20 £128 -42.69% 1
Wiltshire -4 20 £380 +123.52% 6
West Yorkshire -20 20 £233 +55.00% 6
Cheshire -6 18 £275 +158.82% 4
Gloucestershire +2 16 £150 +13.20%
Leeds -24 16 £255 +70.00% 4
Swindon -9 15 £475 +179.41%
North Yorkshire +1 14 £118 - 2
Leicestershire +1 13 £250 -
Reading -12 13 £338 +17.39% 4
Birmingham -15 13 £193 -26.66% 4
Surrey -22 13 £363 +141.66% 9
Hertfordshire -21 12 £200 +40.35% 5
Oxfordshire -24 12 £400 +26.98% 1
Northamptonshire -3 11 £185 +60.86% 3
Nottinghamshire -16 11 - - 2

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1369 (100.00%) Windows
2 797 (58.22%) Windows 7
3 785 (57.34%) Active Directory
4 644 (47.04%) Microsoft
5 588 (42.95%) MS Office
6 306 (22.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 306 (22.35%) MS Excel
7 295 (21.55%) ITIL
7 295 (21.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 248 (18.12%) Citrix
9 235 (17.17%) MS Exchange
10 221 (16.14%) Windows 8
11 212 (15.49%) VMware
12 162 (11.83%) Security Cleared
13 161 (11.76%) Blackberry
14 153 (11.18%) Migration
14 153 (11.18%) SCCM
15 139 (10.15%) SLA
16 131 (9.57%) DNS
17 129 (9.42%) Finance
18 124 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
19 123 (8.98%) TCP/IP
20 115 (8.40%) LAN
21 113 (8.25%) SC Cleared
21 113 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
22 108 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
23 107 (7.82%) DHCP
24 106 (7.74%) WAN
25 101 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2010
26 100 (7.30%) SQL

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 235 (17.17%) MS Exchange
2 101 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 76 (5.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 54 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 50 (3.65%) SharePoint
6 37 (2.70%) Lync
7 36 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 34 (2.48%) IBM Notes
9 28 (2.05%) WorkSite
10 22 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
11 21 (1.53%) IIS
12 13 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.44%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.37%) Lotus Domino
15 4 (0.29%) Apache
15 4 (0.29%) Live Communications Server
16 3 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
16 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
17 2 (0.15%) MQSeries
Applications
1 588 (42.95%) MS Office
2 306 (22.35%) MS Excel
3 39 (2.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.66%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.22%) MS Project
5 3 (0.22%) Vectorworks
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.073%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.073%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.073%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.22%) assyst
2 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.15%) Line 500
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.073%) Eikon
4 1 (0.073%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.073%) TeleForm
4 1 (0.073%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.073%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.073%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.073%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.073%) Maximo
4 1 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 65 (4.75%) Office 365
2 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.29%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.15%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.073%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.073%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 131 (9.57%) DNS
2 123 (8.98%) TCP/IP
3 115 (8.40%) LAN
4 107 (7.82%) DHCP
5 106 (7.74%) WAN
6 57 (4.16%) VPN
7 55 (4.02%) Firewall
8 44 (3.21%) SAN
9 40 (2.92%) Wireless
10 39 (2.85%) VoIP
11 33 (2.41%) Internet
12 25 (1.83%) VLAN
13 21 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (0.95%) Intranet
14 13 (0.95%) Network Security
15 12 (0.88%) IP Telephony
16 10 (0.73%) IPv4
17 9 (0.66%) MPLS
17 9 (0.66%) LDAP
17 9 (0.66%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (4.09%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (0.58%) MS Access
5 6 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (0.37%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 5 (0.37%) Xcelsius
6 5 (0.37%) SAP Data Services
6 5 (0.37%) Lumira
7 4 (0.29%) DTS
7 4 (0.29%) DB2
8 3 (0.22%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.22%) MySQL
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.22%) Big Data
9 2 (0.15%) Cognos Report Studio
9 2 (0.15%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 38 (2.78%) MSI
2 9 (0.66%) Subversion
3 5 (0.37%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.37%) AdminStudio
4 4 (0.29%) StarTeam
4 4 (0.29%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.22%) Toad
5 3 (0.22%) WinRunner
5 3 (0.22%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.22%) HP UFT
5 3 (0.22%) JIRA
5 3 (0.22%) Introscope
6 1 (0.073%) NetBeans
6 1 (0.073%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.073%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.073%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.073%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.073%) Eclipse
General
1 129 (9.42%) Finance
2 58 (4.24%) Law
3 56 (4.09%) Banking
4 46 (3.36%) Legal
5 26 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.46%) Retail
8 19 (1.39%) French Language
9 17 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.02%) Local Government
11 13 (0.95%) Back Office
12 10 (0.73%) Advertising
12 10 (0.73%) German Language
13 6 (0.44%) Spanish Language
13 6 (0.44%) Investment Banking
14 5 (0.37%) Front Office
15 4 (0.29%) Automotive
15 4 (0.29%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.29%) Publishing
15 4 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 430 (31.41%) Analyst
2 284 (20.75%) Support Engineer
3 260 (18.99%) Desktop Support
4 214 (15.63%) Service Desk Analyst
5 213 (15.56%) Service Analyst
6 197 (14.39%) 2nd Line Support
7 194 (14.17%) Support Analyst
8 174 (12.71%) Desktop Engineer
9 145 (10.59%) 1st Line Support
10 125 (9.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 98 (7.16%) IT Support
12 79 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 61 (4.46%) Desktop Analyst
14 59 (4.31%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 44 (3.21%) Help Desk Support
16 42 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
17 38 (2.78%) IT Support Engineer
17 38 (2.78%) Support Technician
18 35 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
19 34 (2.48%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (1.68%) Application Packaging
2 20 (1.46%) .NET
3 16 (1.17%) XML
4 10 (0.73%) Web Services
5 9 (0.66%) WCF
5 9 (0.66%) SAP XI
6 7 (0.51%) Java EE
7 6 (0.44%) Software Packaging
7 6 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (0.44%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.37%) COM
8 5 (0.37%) HTML
8 5 (0.37%) JDBC
8 5 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (0.37%) LINQ
8 5 (0.37%) jQuery
9 4 (0.29%) 802.1X
9 4 (0.29%) Middleware
9 4 (0.29%) JSON
9 4 (0.29%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 161 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 113 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (2.85%) Management Information System
4 37 (2.70%) NHS
4 37 (2.70%) Data Centre
5 33 (2.41%) iPhone
6 24 (1.75%) iPad
7 23 (1.68%) Thin Client
7 23 (1.68%) Fat Client
8 22 (1.61%) PDA
9 17 (1.24%) Hedge funds
10 16 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
11 15 (1.10%) Replication
12 12 (0.88%) Client/Server
12 12 (0.88%) EPoS
12 12 (0.88%) Clustering
13 9 (0.66%) Handset
13 9 (0.66%) CMDB
14 8 (0.58%) EqualLogic
14 8 (0.58%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1369 (100.00%) Windows
2 797 (58.22%) Windows 7
3 306 (22.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 295 (21.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 221 (16.14%) Windows 8
6 108 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 75 (5.48%) Windows Vista
7 75 (5.48%) Linux
8 64 (4.67%) Android
9 49 (3.58%) UNIX
10 48 (3.51%) Windows 2000
11 43 (3.14%) Mac OS X
12 39 (2.85%) Apple iOS
13 33 (2.41%) Windows 2000 Server
14 12 (0.88%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.73%) AIX
16 8 (0.58%) Solaris
16 8 (0.58%) Windows NT
17 6 (0.44%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.37%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (21.55%) ITIL
2 153 (11.18%) Migration
3 68 (4.97%) Service Management
3 68 (4.97%) Incident Management
4 49 (3.58%) Project Management
5 43 (3.14%) Change Management
6 33 (2.41%) Application Discovery
7 31 (2.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 30 (2.19%) Configuration Management
9 29 (2.12%) Problem Management
9 29 (2.12%) Time Management
10 27 (1.97%) Asset Management
11 26 (1.90%) ITSM
12 22 (1.61%) Service Delivery
12 22 (1.61%) Programme Management
12 22 (1.61%) Software Distribution
13 20 (1.46%) Software Deployment
13 20 (1.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (1.46%) IT Asset Management
14 19 (1.39%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 100 (7.30%) SQL
2 38 (2.78%) VB
3 37 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 29 (2.12%) VBScript
4 29 (2.12%) Java
5 16 (1.17%) T-SQL
6 13 (0.95%) C#
7 12 (0.88%) C
8 10 (0.73%) Perl
8 10 (0.73%) C++
9 9 (0.66%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.44%) VBA
10 6 (0.44%) Python
11 5 (0.37%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.29%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.22%) COBOL
13 3 (0.22%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.22%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.15%) VB6
14 2 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 162 (11.83%) Security Cleared
2 124 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 113 (8.25%) SC Cleared
4 45 (3.29%) MCSE
5 39 (2.85%) MCP
6 38 (2.78%) MCSA
7 33 (2.41%) MCITP
8 31 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (2.12%) Degree
10 28 (2.05%) CCNA
11 24 (1.75%) DV Cleared
12 20 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
13 19 (1.39%) MCDST
14 15 (1.10%) MCTS
15 7 (0.51%) MOS
16 6 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (0.44%) A+ Certification
16 6 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
17 4 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 3 (0.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (10.15%) SLA
2 11 (0.80%) QA
3 5 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.073%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.073%) GxP
6 1 (0.073%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.073%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 785 (57.34%) Active Directory
2 95 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (4.24%) XenApp
4 53 (3.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 42 (3.07%) VMware ESX
6 34 (2.48%) Hyper-V
7 32 (2.34%) vSphere
8 27 (1.97%) XenDesktop
9 22 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 12 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (0.66%) Xen
12 8 (0.58%) Terminal Services
13 7 (0.51%) DFS Replication
14 6 (0.44%) XenServer
15 5 (0.37%) VMware Server
16 4 (0.29%) Terminal Server
17 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
18 2 (0.15%) NDS
19 1 (0.073%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 153 (11.18%) SCCM
2 26 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 21 (1.53%) SCOM
4 19 (1.39%) Backup Exec
5 14 (1.02%) WSUS
6 13 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 10 (0.73%) Tivoli
9 9 (0.66%) DameWare
9 9 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
10 8 (0.58%) Unicenter
11 6 (0.44%) ARCserve
11 6 (0.44%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 5 (0.37%) HP SIM
13 4 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 4 (0.29%) Cisco UCCE
14 3 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (0.22%) HP Data Protector
14 3 (0.22%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 644 (47.04%) Microsoft
2 248 (18.12%) Citrix
3 212 (15.49%) VMware
4 96 (7.01%) Cisco
5 86 (6.28%) HP
6 74 (5.41%) Dell
7 52 (3.80%) Apple
8 49 (3.58%) Remedy
9 47 (3.43%) McAfee
10 45 (3.29%) Symantec
11 37 (2.70%) Lotus
11 37 (2.70%) Oracle
12 23 (1.68%) SAP
13 22 (1.61%) LANDesk
14 21 (1.53%) Red Hat
15 18 (1.31%) EMC
16 16 (1.17%) Bloomberg
17 14 (1.02%) CommVault
18 13 (0.95%) IBM
18 13 (0.95%) Altiris
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