The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 65 65 76
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1478 1361 1325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.63% 2.81% 2.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.93% 13.23% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 606 531 444
Average daily rate £190 £250 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £250 £235
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 351 355
Average hourly rate £14.42 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.53% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £24.85 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.95 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +3.33%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12387 10290 12049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.03% 21.23% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6904 5519 6165
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1071 1004 1156
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014.

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 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -1 1345 £190 -24.00% 114
London -30 431 £190 -26.92% 31
South East 0 313 £200 -23.07% 32
North West +6 124 £215 +14.66% 14
East Midlands +21 118 £108 -6.52% 2
City of London -29 109 £190 -30.90% 9
South West -4 104 £170 -32.00% 6
Hampshire +13 99 £228 -19.61% 5
West Midlands -11 79 £238 -26.92% 6
Yorkshire -14 77 £175 +27.50% 9
Scotland -11 76 £150 -56.52% 2
East of England -42 72 £203 +19.11% 13
Buckinghamshire +7 54 £200 -11.11% 2
Berkshire -16 53 £265 +15.21% 11
Lancashire +8 52 £225 +28.57% 1
Surrey -9 45 £163 -35.00% 7
Manchester -1 39 £120 -48.38% 9
Derbyshire +8 38 £70 -39.13%
Milton Keynes -4 35 £231 -0.53% 1
Wales +1 33 £165 -15.38% 1
South Wales +3 32 £165 - 1
West Yorkshire -21 30 £265 +107.84% 4
Nottinghamshire +7 28 £118 -41.25%
Leicestershire +5 28 £175 +52.17% 2
Leeds -12 25 £265 +140.90% 2
Preston +3 24 £225 +28.57% 1
Nottingham +4 22 £118 -41.25%
Leicester +1 22 £175 -
Basingstoke +30 21 £185 -15.90% 1
Reading -12 21 £265 +17.77% 8

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 2851 (100.00%) Windows
2 1674 (58.72%) Windows 7
3 1520 (53.31%) Active Directory
4 1166 (40.90%) Microsoft
4 1166 (40.90%) MS Office
5 658 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 630 (22.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 551 (19.33%) ITIL
8 509 (17.85%) MS Excel
9 504 (17.68%) Citrix
10 491 (17.22%) MS Exchange
11 407 (14.28%) Blackberry
12 396 (13.89%) Security Cleared
13 340 (11.93%) SC Cleared
14 323 (11.33%) SCCM
15 321 (11.26%) Migration
16 312 (10.94%) Finance
17 310 (10.87%) VMware
18 291 (10.21%) HP
19 254 (8.91%) TCP/IP
20 215 (7.54%) SQL
21 212 (7.44%) Windows 2000
21 212 (7.44%) Windows Vista
22 204 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
23 186 (6.52%) VPN
24 182 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
25 181 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
26 179 (6.28%) DNS
27 178 (6.24%) LAN
28 169 (5.93%) Cisco

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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
1 491 (17.22%) MS Exchange
2 181 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 160 (5.61%) IBM Notes
4 155 (5.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 125 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 124 (4.35%) SharePoint
7 103 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 46 (1.61%) IIS
9 28 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
10 23 (0.81%) Lync
11 21 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
12 15 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
13 10 (0.35%) Apache
13 10 (0.35%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.21%) WorkSite
15 6 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (0.18%) GroupWise
17 4 (0.14%) WebLogic
18 3 (0.11%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 1166 (40.90%) MS Office
2 509 (17.85%) MS Excel
3 63 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 31 (1.09%) MS Project
6 10 (0.35%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
7 4 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.14%) Vectorworks
7 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.070%) CATIA
8 2 (0.070%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 2 (0.070%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.035%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 37 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (0.56%) assyst
3 14 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.11%) Eikon
6 3 (0.11%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.11%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.070%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.070%) Line 500
7 2 (0.070%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.035%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.035%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.035%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 41 (1.44%) Office 365
2 7 (0.25%) SaaS
3 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.035%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 254 (8.91%) TCP/IP
2 186 (6.52%) VPN
3 179 (6.28%) DNS
4 178 (6.24%) LAN
5 150 (5.26%) DHCP
6 136 (4.77%) WAN
7 128 (4.49%) Internet
8 99 (3.47%) Firewall
9 79 (2.77%) SAN
10 59 (2.07%) VoIP
11 58 (2.03%) Wireless
12 31 (1.09%) HTTPS
13 28 (0.98%) SSL
14 26 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (0.84%) 3G
16 20 (0.70%) HTTP
17 19 (0.67%) IP Telephony
17 19 (0.67%) Wireshark
18 18 (0.63%) Broadband
19 17 (0.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 43 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 37 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (1.02%) Oracle Database
5 20 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (0.67%) MS Access
7 16 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
7 16 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
8 14 (0.49%) Relational Database
9 13 (0.46%) DTS
10 11 (0.39%) MySQL
11 9 (0.32%) Ingres
12 8 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (0.25%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.21%) Oracle8/8i Database
14 6 (0.21%) Oracle9i Database
14 6 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (0.18%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 99 (3.47%) MSI
2 47 (1.65%) Wise Package Studio
3 38 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 23 (0.81%) InstallShield
5 22 (0.77%) TestDirector
6 18 (0.63%) WinRunner
7 16 (0.56%) AdminStudio
8 15 (0.53%) Jenkins
9 14 (0.49%) Ant
9 14 (0.49%) LoadRunner
10 13 (0.46%) Visual Studio
11 9 (0.32%) StarTeam
12 7 (0.25%) Subversion
13 6 (0.21%) PowerBuilder
14 4 (0.14%) NUnit
14 4 (0.14%) Moq
15 3 (0.11%) JIRA
15 3 (0.11%) Eclipse
15 3 (0.11%) Toad
16 2 (0.070%) PVCS
General
1 312 (10.94%) Finance
2 160 (5.61%) Banking
3 82 (2.88%) Legal
4 76 (2.67%) Back Office
5 70 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 65 (2.28%) Retail
7 46 (1.61%) Front Office
7 46 (1.61%) Financial Institution
8 39 (1.37%) Law
8 39 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 34 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 30 (1.05%) International Banking
11 27 (0.95%) French Language
12 22 (0.77%) Local Government
13 15 (0.53%) German Language
14 9 (0.32%) Italian Language
15 8 (0.28%) Spanish Language
16 7 (0.25%) Japanese Language
17 5 (0.18%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 810 (28.41%) Analyst
2 482 (16.91%) Support Engineer
3 468 (16.42%) Desktop Support
4 370 (12.98%) Service Analyst
5 368 (12.91%) Service Desk Analyst
6 358 (12.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 293 (10.28%) Support Analyst
8 268 (9.40%) Desktop Engineer
9 247 (8.66%) 1st Line Support
10 168 (5.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 136 (4.77%) Desktop Analyst
12 126 (4.42%) IT Support
13 117 (4.10%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 114 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
15 100 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 88 (3.09%) Help Desk Analyst
17 87 (3.05%) Applications Packager
18 85 (2.98%) Rollout Engineer
19 80 (2.81%) Deployment Engineer
20 73 (2.56%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (4.03%) Application Packaging
2 106 (3.72%) .NET
3 84 (2.95%) HTML
4 52 (1.82%) ASP.NET
5 51 (1.79%) JSP
6 36 (1.26%) XML
7 33 (1.16%) WSH
8 27 (0.95%) Software Packaging
9 19 (0.67%) CSS
10 17 (0.60%) .NET Framework
11 13 (0.46%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 13 (0.46%) Web Services
12 8 (0.28%) Rendezvous
12 8 (0.28%) Hibernate
12 8 (0.28%) Ajax
13 7 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (0.25%) Spring
13 7 (0.25%) J2EE
13 7 (0.25%) Struts
13 7 (0.25%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 407 (14.28%) Blackberry
2 96 (3.37%) iPhone
3 54 (1.89%) iPad
4 53 (1.86%) Fat Client
4 53 (1.86%) Thin Client
5 44 (1.54%) NHS
6 40 (1.40%) Clustering
7 37 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
8 33 (1.16%) Handset
9 32 (1.12%) Management Information System
10 28 (0.98%) Hedge funds
11 24 (0.84%) PDA
12 20 (0.70%) Replication
13 19 (0.67%) Derivative
13 19 (0.67%) Fixed Income
14 16 (0.56%) Client/Server
15 15 (0.53%) CMDB
16 13 (0.46%) EPoS
17 12 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 12 (0.42%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2851 (100.00%) Windows
2 1674 (58.72%) Windows 7
3 658 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 630 (22.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 212 (7.44%) Windows 2000
5 212 (7.44%) Windows Vista
6 166 (5.82%) Windows 8
7 122 (4.28%) Linux
8 106 (3.72%) UNIX
9 90 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 52 (1.82%) Mac OS X
11 49 (1.72%) NetWare
12 46 (1.61%) Apple iOS
13 36 (1.26%) Solaris
14 29 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
14 29 (1.02%) Android
14 29 (1.02%) AIX
14 29 (1.02%) Windows NT
15 15 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
16 8 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (19.33%) ITIL
2 321 (11.26%) Migration
3 98 (3.44%) Service Management
4 96 (3.37%) Incident Management
5 70 (2.46%) Change Management
6 66 (2.31%) Test Scripting
7 63 (2.21%) Project Management
8 59 (2.07%) ITSM
9 57 (2.00%) Service Delivery
10 53 (1.86%) Software Deployment
10 53 (1.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 53 (1.86%) Problem Management
11 52 (1.82%) Software Testing
12 48 (1.68%) Configuration Management
13 46 (1.61%) Time Management
14 40 (1.40%) Disaster Recovery
15 31 (1.09%) Validation
15 31 (1.09%) Document Management
15 31 (1.09%) Asset Management
16 29 (1.02%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 215 (7.54%) SQL
2 138 (4.84%) PowerShell
3 125 (4.38%) VB
4 124 (4.35%) VBScript
5 64 (2.24%) JavaScript
6 47 (1.65%) Perl
7 46 (1.61%) Java
8 43 (1.51%) C
9 41 (1.44%) C#
10 37 (1.30%) C++
11 25 (0.88%) Python
12 21 (0.74%) Scala
13 20 (0.70%) VBA
14 12 (0.42%) Shell Script
14 12 (0.42%) VB6
15 10 (0.35%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.28%) Ruby
17 7 (0.25%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.25%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 396 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 340 (11.93%) SC Cleared
3 204 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 90 (3.16%) MCSE
5 84 (2.95%) MCP
6 59 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
7 48 (1.68%) ISTQB
8 47 (1.65%) Degree
9 45 (1.58%) DV Cleared
10 39 (1.37%) MCITP
11 36 (1.26%) MCSA
12 27 (0.95%) MCDST
13 25 (0.88%) MCTS
14 22 (0.77%) ISEB
14 22 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (0.63%) A+ Certification
16 17 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
17 16 (0.56%) CCNA
18 14 (0.49%) CCA
19 9 (0.32%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 152 (5.33%) SLA
2 25 (0.88%) QA
3 9 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.035%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.035%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.035%) BS15000
5 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.035%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.035%) GAMP
System Software
1 1520 (53.31%) Active Directory
2 182 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (5.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 124 (4.35%) XenApp
5 103 (3.61%) Hyper-V
6 95 (3.33%) XenDesktop
7 27 (0.95%) vSphere
7 27 (0.95%) VMware ESX
8 17 (0.60%) Nmap
9 15 (0.53%) Terminal Services
10 14 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 12 (0.42%) IAG
11 12 (0.42%) UAG
12 11 (0.39%) XenServer
12 11 (0.39%) MetaFrame
13 9 (0.32%) Terminal Server
14 8 (0.28%) ISA Server
14 8 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.28%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 323 (11.33%) SCCM
2 74 (2.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 67 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
4 59 (2.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 51 (1.79%) Backup Exec
6 45 (1.58%) ServiceCenter
7 41 (1.44%) SCOM
8 34 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
8 34 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
9 28 (0.98%) WSUS
10 27 (0.95%) Tivoli
11 26 (0.91%) Netcool
12 23 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 18 (0.63%) SCVMM
14 17 (0.60%) Nessus
14 17 (0.60%) Unicenter
15 16 (0.56%) ZENworks
16 13 (0.46%) DameWare
16 13 (0.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 11 (0.39%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1166 (40.90%) Microsoft
2 504 (17.68%) Citrix
3 310 (10.87%) VMware
4 291 (10.21%) HP
5 169 (5.93%) Cisco
6 163 (5.72%) Lotus
7 137 (4.81%) Oracle
8 130 (4.56%) Remedy
9 99 (3.47%) Dell
10 89 (3.12%) Symantec
11 79 (2.77%) Novell
12 65 (2.28%) McAfee
13 63 (2.21%) Apple
14 52 (1.82%) AppSense
15 42 (1.47%) Bloomberg
16 39 (1.37%) IBM
16 39 (1.37%) LANDesk
17 37 (1.30%) CA
17 37 (1.30%) Reuters
18 34 (1.19%) Adobe
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Midlands
Roc Search
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £18 - £20 per hour + market rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
LA International
Rate: £19 - £21.25 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Experis IT
Rate: £8.68 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Skye Recruitment
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
X4 Group
Rate: £120 - 140 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
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Rate: From £12 to £13 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
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Rate: £220 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
The 100 Company
Rate: £140 - £200 per annum + START TOMORROW
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Woking, Surrey
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Rate: £140 - £200 per annum + START TOMORROW
Posted: Yesterday