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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 174 67 67
Rank change year-on-year
-107 0
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 738 1398 1300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.34% 2.65% 2.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.05% 11.70% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 590 516
Average daily rate
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£170 £190 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £110 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £383 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 368 324
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -0.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.02 £22.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.44 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-4.01% +1.81%

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
12205 11946 10017
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.12% 22.65% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7050 6806 5380
Average daily rate £363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1042 956
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.85 £34.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -103 665 £170 -10.52% 138
London -105 172 £170 -8.10% 33
South East -54 156 £280 +24.91% 37
South West -1 81 £150 -23.07% 9
East Midlands -24 61 £180 +63.63% 4
North West -56 56 £325 +52.04% 19
West Midlands -31 55 £125 -45.65% 12
Scotland -23 44 £135 +3.84% 9
Yorkshire -48 44 £160 -11.11% 3
City of London -43 43 £194 +2.23% 6
Hampshire -22 40 £301 -3.74% 8
Berkshire -17 38 £338 +23.85% 9
East of England -43 36 £160 -43.85% 18
Reading -7 25 £338 +12.50% 7
Wiltshire -1 23 £238 +31.94% 5
Derbyshire -4 22 £422 +502.67% 2
Derby +1 21 £422 - 2
Manchester -8 21 £165 +37.50% 6
Oxfordshire -19 21 £153 +29.78% 2
West Yorkshire -24 21 £175 -5.40% 1
Leicestershire -4 20 £81 -65.89% 1
Swindon +10 19 £158 -29.77%
Cheshire -8 19 £500 +288.34% 6
Surrey -18 19 £223 +81.63% 4
Wales -16 17 £170 -12.82%
Leeds -19 17 £205 +10.81%
Bristol +6 16 £188 -39.51%
Northamptonshire -5 16 £175 -
Birmingham -10 16 £125 - 3
Buckinghamshire -31 16 £250 +25.00% 10

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1528 (100.00%) Windows
2 938 (61.39%) Windows 7
3 815 (53.34%) Active Directory
4 697 (45.62%) Microsoft
5 665 (43.52%) MS Office
6 361 (23.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 337 (22.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 321 (21.01%) MS Excel
9 290 (18.98%) Citrix
10 285 (18.65%) ITIL
11 282 (18.46%) MS Exchange
12 213 (13.94%) VMware
13 197 (12.89%) SCCM
14 191 (12.50%) Security Cleared
15 184 (12.04%) Windows 8
16 180 (11.78%) Blackberry
17 177 (11.58%) Migration
18 137 (8.97%) SC Cleared
19 135 (8.84%) Finance
20 133 (8.70%) LAN
21 132 (8.64%) TCP/IP
22 126 (8.25%) DNS
23 123 (8.05%) SQL
23 123 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
24 122 (7.98%) SLA
24 122 (7.98%) WAN
25 117 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2010
26 114 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
27 109 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
28 104 (6.81%) Cisco

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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
1 282 (18.46%) MS Exchange
2 117 (7.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (3.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 53 (3.47%) IBM Notes
5 51 (3.34%) SharePoint
6 48 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 45 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2003
8 39 (2.55%) Lync
9 23 (1.51%) WorkSite
9 23 (1.51%) IIS
10 18 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.33%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.26%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.26%) Apache
14 3 (0.20%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.20%) Documentum
Applications
1 665 (43.52%) MS Office
2 321 (21.01%) MS Excel
3 39 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.26%) MS Project
6 3 (0.20%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.13%) Vectorworks
8 1 (0.065%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (0.065%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.065%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 7 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.39%) assyst
3 4 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.26%) Eikon
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.065%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.065%) Line 500
5 1 (0.065%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.065%) Magento
5 1 (0.065%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 44 (2.88%) Office 365
2 6 (0.39%) Google Apps
3 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.13%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.065%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.065%) SaaS
5 1 (0.065%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 133 (8.70%) LAN
2 132 (8.64%) TCP/IP
3 126 (8.25%) DNS
4 122 (7.98%) WAN
5 88 (5.76%) DHCP
6 71 (4.65%) VPN
7 53 (3.47%) Internet
8 47 (3.08%) Firewall
9 36 (2.36%) Wireless
10 35 (2.29%) SAN
11 34 (2.23%) VoIP
12 23 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (1.18%) VLAN
14 14 (0.92%) SSL
15 11 (0.72%) IP Telephony
15 11 (0.72%) ATM
16 10 (0.65%) Network Security
17 9 (0.59%) MPLS
18 8 (0.52%) OSPF
18 8 (0.52%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (4.25%) SQL Server
2 15 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (0.85%) MS Access
3 13 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
3 13 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (0.65%) MySQL
6 8 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.46%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.39%) DB2
9 5 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.20%) DTS
11 2 (0.13%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.13%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 2 (0.13%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (2.03%) MSI
2 19 (1.24%) QuickTest Pro
3 18 (1.18%) TestDirector
4 17 (1.11%) WinRunner
5 12 (0.79%) Subversion
6 8 (0.52%) Git (software)
7 7 (0.46%) StarTeam
8 6 (0.39%) Wise Package Studio
9 5 (0.33%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.26%) InstallShield
10 4 (0.26%) AdminStudio
11 3 (0.20%) Introscope
12 2 (0.13%) Toad
12 2 (0.13%) JIRA
12 2 (0.13%) LoadRunner
13 1 (0.065%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.065%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
13 1 (0.065%) Mercurial
13 1 (0.065%) Oracle Forms
General
1 135 (8.84%) Finance
2 74 (4.84%) Banking
3 39 (2.55%) Legal
4 37 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.23%) Law
6 33 (2.16%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.70%) Retail
8 20 (1.31%) Financial Institution
9 15 (0.98%) Local Government
10 13 (0.85%) Spanish Language
11 12 (0.79%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.59%) French Language
12 9 (0.59%) German Language
12 9 (0.59%) Back Office
13 8 (0.52%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.46%) Billing
14 7 (0.46%) Advertising
15 5 (0.33%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.26%) Russian Language
16 4 (0.26%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 448 (29.32%) Analyst
2 283 (18.52%) Support Engineer
3 277 (18.13%) Desktop Support
4 227 (14.86%) Service Analyst
5 225 (14.73%) Service Desk Analyst
6 210 (13.74%) 2nd Line Support
7 195 (12.76%) Desktop Engineer
8 183 (11.98%) Support Analyst
9 163 (10.67%) 1st Line Support
10 126 (8.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 110 (7.20%) IT Support
12 77 (5.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 54 (3.53%) Desktop Analyst
14 50 (3.27%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 49 (3.21%) Help Desk Support
15 49 (3.21%) Help Desk Analyst
16 43 (2.81%) Rollout Engineer
17 39 (2.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 36 (2.36%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
19 35 (2.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.55%) Application Packaging
2 33 (2.16%) .NET
3 14 (0.92%) XML
4 13 (0.85%) Web Services
5 11 (0.72%) HTML
6 10 (0.65%) Java EE
7 9 (0.59%) Software Packaging
8 8 (0.52%) jQuery
9 7 (0.46%) JSON
9 7 (0.46%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.39%) WSDL
10 6 (0.39%) WCF
10 6 (0.39%) HTML5
10 6 (0.39%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (0.26%) Middleware
11 4 (0.26%) APPC
11 4 (0.26%) CSS
11 4 (0.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 180 (11.78%) Blackberry
2 109 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (3.14%) PDA
4 47 (3.08%) iPhone
5 44 (2.88%) NHS
6 36 (2.36%) Management Information System
7 35 (2.29%) iPad
8 27 (1.77%) Data Centre
9 23 (1.51%) Clustering
10 20 (1.31%) Hedge funds
11 18 (1.18%) Thin Client
11 18 (1.18%) Fat Client
12 12 (0.79%) IVR
13 11 (0.72%) Handset
13 11 (0.72%) CMDB
14 10 (0.65%) EPoS
15 9 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
16 8 (0.52%) AS400
17 7 (0.46%) Client/Server
17 7 (0.46%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1528 (100.00%) Windows
2 938 (61.39%) Windows 7
3 361 (23.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 337 (22.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 184 (12.04%) Windows 8
6 123 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 85 (5.56%) Windows Vista
8 66 (4.32%) Linux
9 60 (3.93%) Windows 2000
10 54 (3.53%) UNIX
11 48 (3.14%) Android
12 44 (2.88%) Mac OS X
13 37 (2.42%) Windows 2000 Server
14 36 (2.36%) Apple iOS
15 26 (1.70%) AIX
16 17 (1.11%) Mac OS
17 14 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 10 (0.65%) Windows NT
19 6 (0.39%) Mac OS X Server
20 5 (0.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (18.65%) ITIL
2 177 (11.58%) Migration
3 67 (4.38%) Incident Management
4 65 (4.25%) Service Management
5 50 (3.27%) Change Management
6 46 (3.01%) Project Management
7 42 (2.75%) Configuration Management
8 32 (2.09%) Problem Management
9 31 (2.03%) Software Testing
10 25 (1.64%) Service Delivery
11 24 (1.57%) Asset Management
11 24 (1.57%) Continuous Improvement
12 22 (1.44%) ITSM
13 21 (1.37%) Software Distribution
13 21 (1.37%) Test Scripting
13 21 (1.37%) Coaching
14 19 (1.24%) Requirements Analysis
15 18 (1.18%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (1.18%) Time Management
16 17 (1.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 123 (8.05%) SQL
2 50 (3.27%) VB
3 33 (2.16%) Java
4 29 (1.90%) PowerShell
5 24 (1.57%) JavaScript
6 22 (1.44%) C
7 20 (1.31%) VBScript
8 17 (1.11%) C#
9 14 (0.92%) VBA
10 13 (0.85%) C++
11 12 (0.79%) Shell Script
12 9 (0.59%) T-SQL
13 8 (0.52%) Perl
14 7 (0.46%) Python
15 6 (0.39%) Objective-C
16 5 (0.33%) COBOL
17 4 (0.26%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.26%) RPG
18 3 (0.20%) PL/SQL
19 2 (0.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 191 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 137 (8.97%) SC Cleared
3 114 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 65 (4.25%) MCSE
5 37 (2.42%) MCSA
6 35 (2.29%) MCP
6 35 (2.29%) DV Cleared
7 31 (2.03%) Degree
7 31 (2.03%) MCITP
8 27 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (1.64%) CCNA
10 23 (1.51%) MCTS
11 21 (1.37%) ISTQB
12 20 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (0.98%) MCDST
14 11 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (0.52%) MOS
16 6 (0.39%) A+ Certification
16 6 (0.39%) CCNP
17 4 (0.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (7.98%) SLA
2 13 (0.85%) QA
3 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.13%) GxP
4 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.065%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.065%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.065%) COBIT
System Software
1 815 (53.34%) Active Directory
2 86 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (3.93%) VMware ESX
4 54 (3.53%) Hyper-V
5 49 (3.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 47 (3.08%) XenApp
7 26 (1.70%) XenDesktop
8 25 (1.64%) vSphere
9 9 (0.59%) XenServer
10 8 (0.52%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.33%) DFS Replication
13 5 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.26%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.26%) Xen
14 4 (0.26%) PowerHA
14 4 (0.26%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.20%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 197 (12.89%) SCCM
2 28 (1.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 25 (1.64%) SCOM
4 23 (1.51%) Backup Exec
5 22 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
5 22 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
6 19 (1.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 16 (1.05%) Netcool
7 16 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
8 14 (0.92%) Tivoli
9 11 (0.72%) DameWare
10 10 (0.65%) ARCserve
10 10 (0.65%) WSUS
10 10 (0.65%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 7 (0.46%) Cisco UCCE
11 7 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (0.46%) Unicenter
11 7 (0.46%) OpenView
12 6 (0.39%) Cisco IPCC
12 6 (0.39%) OVSD
Vendors
1 697 (45.62%) Microsoft
2 290 (18.98%) Citrix
3 213 (13.94%) VMware
4 104 (6.81%) Cisco
5 97 (6.35%) HP
6 81 (5.30%) Apple
7 56 (3.66%) Symantec
8 55 (3.60%) Lotus
9 54 (3.53%) McAfee
10 51 (3.34%) Dell
11 45 (2.95%) Remedy
12 42 (2.75%) Oracle
13 33 (2.16%) Red Hat
14 27 (1.77%) LANDesk
15 26 (1.70%) NetApp
16 21 (1.37%) Altiris
17 19 (1.24%) Avaya
18 18 (1.18%) Veritas
18 18 (1.18%) EMC
19 17 (1.11%) Bloomberg
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £90 - £120 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200 - £250
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14.00 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £160 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £18.55 per hour + n/a
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £20 per hour + Flex
Posted: 17 hours ago
Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Hudson IT
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £100.00 - £175 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £75.00 - £130.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £100 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warminster, Wiltshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £20 - £220 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
North East
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £251 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago