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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 330 211 113
Rank change year-on-year
-119 -98
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 323 646 1085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 1.17% 1.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.07% 5.45% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 258 491
Median daily rate £261 £223 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.41% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £115 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £290 £198
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +46.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 157 283
Median hourly rate £13.68 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.46 £30.90 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-5.35% -

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
10521 11861 12939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.22% 21.52% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6604 6983 7657
Median daily rate £388 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 969 1114
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £10.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £42.46 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -132 276 £250 +28.20% 53
London -85 68 £180 +12.50% 15
North East +31 65 £320 +156.00% 1
Tyne and Wear +23 62 £316 +153.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +20 59 £320 +156.00% 1
South East -49 44 £175 -40.17% 18
Scotland -2 36 £275 -8.33% 1
North West -32 25 £335 +17.54% 6
Erskine +3 24 £275 -9.83%
Renfrewshire +1 24 £275 -9.83%
East Midlands -23 23 £120 -25.00% 1
Lancashire +7 17 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +8 16 £223 -34.02% 2
Blackpool - 16 £350 -
Surrey +30 14 £155 -58.66% 3
West Yorkshire +19 14 £263 -21.05% 2
Northamptonshire -7 14 £120 -
West Midlands -34 14 £208 +10.66% 3
South West -37 14 £175 +16.66% 5
Northampton -5 13 £115 -
East of England -27 13 £330 +2.32% 2
Leeds +21 11 £263 +2.94% 2
Glasgow -4 10 £258 -10.43%
Hampshire -13 10 £250 -19.61% 5
City of London -24 8 £149 +4.38% 4
Gloucestershire +3 6 £135 -10.00% 1
Berkshire -30 6 £275 -3.50% 5
Northern Ireland - 6 £175 -
County Antrim - 6 £175 -
Belfast - 6 £175 -

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 622 (100.00%) Windows
2 360 (57.88%) Active Directory
3 335 (53.86%) Windows 7
4 324 (52.09%) Microsoft
5 246 (39.55%) MS Office
6 196 (31.51%) ITIL
7 165 (26.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 155 (24.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 140 (22.51%) MS Excel
10 133 (21.38%) Windows Server
11 111 (17.85%) Citrix
12 105 (16.88%) Blackberry
13 99 (15.92%) Office 365
14 95 (15.27%) Windows 8
15 88 (14.15%) Windows 10
16 87 (13.99%) Windows Server 2012
17 83 (13.34%) Service Management
17 83 (13.34%) MS Exchange
18 81 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
19 79 (12.70%) Linux
19 79 (12.70%) AIX
20 77 (12.38%) SLA
20 77 (12.38%) Security Cleared
21 72 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
22 71 (11.41%) Windows 2000
22 71 (11.41%) Change Management
23 70 (11.25%) HP
24 68 (10.93%) SQL
24 68 (10.93%) SCCM
25 67 (10.77%) Finance

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 83 (13.34%) MS Exchange
2 57 (9.16%) SharePoint
3 49 (7.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 47 (7.56%) WebSphere
5 36 (5.79%) IBM Notes
6 32 (5.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 24 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (2.57%) IIS
9 15 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (1.77%) Skype for Business
11 7 (1.13%) JBoss
11 7 (1.13%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.64%) SAS
14 3 (0.48%) Documentum
14 3 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.32%) Apache
15 2 (0.32%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 246 (39.55%) MS Office
2 140 (22.51%) MS Excel
3 43 (6.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.32%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (2.09%) Eikon
2 3 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 99 (15.92%) Office 365
2 42 (6.75%) IaaS
3 40 (6.43%) PaaS
4 38 (6.11%) SaaS
5 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.32%) G Suite
7 2 (0.32%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.16%) Heroku
8 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 53 (8.52%) DNS
2 51 (8.20%) TCP/IP
3 42 (6.75%) VPN
4 40 (6.43%) DHCP
4 40 (6.43%) LAN
5 36 (5.79%) Firewall
6 34 (5.47%) WAN
7 25 (4.02%) Internet
8 18 (2.89%) Wireless
9 17 (2.73%) Remote Desktop
9 17 (2.73%) SAN
9 17 (2.73%) VoIP
10 13 (2.09%) NAS
11 12 (1.93%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (1.77%) IP Telephony
13 7 (1.13%) Ethernet
13 7 (1.13%) LDAP
13 7 (1.13%) Network Security
13 7 (1.13%) Skype
13 7 (1.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.45%) MS Access
5 8 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.80%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.48%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (0.48%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 2 (0.32%) DTS
9 2 (0.32%) MySQL
9 2 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.32%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.32%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.16%) EDMS
10 1 (0.16%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 23 (3.70%) StarTeam
2 9 (1.45%) MSI
3 8 (1.29%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.13%) JIRA
4 7 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.64%) NMock
5 4 (0.64%) TestDirector
5 4 (0.64%) WiX
6 3 (0.48%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.48%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.32%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.16%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.16%) MSTest
8 1 (0.16%) WinRunner
General
1 67 (10.77%) Finance
2 36 (5.79%) Banking
3 26 (4.18%) Legal
4 15 (2.41%) Retail
5 13 (2.09%) Retail Banking
6 11 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.13%) Law
9 5 (0.80%) Advertising
9 5 (0.80%) German Language
10 4 (0.64%) Korean Language
11 3 (0.48%) Back Office
11 3 (0.48%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.48%) French Language
11 3 (0.48%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.48%) Local Government
12 2 (0.32%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.32%) Marketing
12 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 198 (31.83%) Analyst
2 143 (22.99%) Support Engineer
3 115 (18.49%) Service Analyst
4 108 (17.36%) Service Desk Analyst
5 103 (16.56%) Desktop Support
6 88 (14.15%) 2nd Line Support
7 76 (12.22%) Desktop Engineer
8 71 (11.41%) Support Analyst
9 65 (10.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 57 (9.16%) IT Support
11 55 (8.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 49 (7.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 45 (7.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 45 (7.23%) Service Desk Support
14 36 (5.79%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
14 36 (5.79%) 1st Line Support
15 35 (5.63%) IT Engineer
16 34 (5.47%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
17 29 (4.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
17 29 (4.66%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.09%) .NET
2 8 (1.29%) Regular Expression
2 8 (1.29%) Web Services
3 6 (0.96%) .NET Framework
3 6 (0.96%) ASP.NET
4 4 (0.64%) XML
5 2 (0.32%) J2EE
5 2 (0.32%) Servlets
5 2 (0.32%) XMPP
6 1 (0.16%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.16%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.16%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.16%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 105 (16.88%) Blackberry
2 81 (13.02%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (6.91%) iPad
4 39 (6.27%) iPhone
5 35 (5.63%) Clustering
6 19 (3.05%) Driving Licence
6 19 (3.05%) Tandem
7 13 (2.09%) Fat Client
7 13 (2.09%) Thin Client
8 12 (1.93%) Smartphone
9 11 (1.77%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.61%) NHS
11 8 (1.29%) Statistics
12 7 (1.13%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.80%) PKI
15 4 (0.64%) Cloud Native
15 4 (0.64%) CMDB
15 4 (0.64%) Data Centre
15 4 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 622 (100.00%) Windows
2 335 (53.86%) Windows 7
3 165 (26.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 155 (24.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 133 (21.38%) Windows Server
6 95 (15.27%) Windows 8
7 88 (14.15%) Windows 10
8 87 (13.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 79 (12.70%) AIX
9 79 (12.70%) Linux
10 71 (11.41%) Windows 2000
11 62 (9.97%) Unix
12 29 (4.66%) Windows Vista
13 21 (3.38%) Mac OS X
14 20 (3.22%) Android
15 19 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 14 (2.25%) Apple iOS
16 14 (2.25%) Solaris
17 11 (1.77%) Mac OS
18 10 (1.61%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (31.51%) ITIL
2 83 (13.34%) Service Management
3 71 (11.41%) Change Management
4 66 (10.61%) ITSM
5 60 (9.65%) Migration
6 58 (9.32%) Problem Management
7 43 (6.91%) Open Source
8 38 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (5.79%) Data Management
10 35 (5.63%) Incident Management
11 33 (5.31%) Release Management
12 32 (5.14%) PRINCE2
13 31 (4.98%) Software Testing
14 30 (4.82%) DevOps
15 27 (4.34%) Data Analysis
16 26 (4.18%) Server Virtualisation
17 24 (3.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 23 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
19 22 (3.54%) Test Scripting
20 21 (3.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 68 (10.93%) SQL
2 41 (6.59%) PowerShell
3 27 (4.34%) Java
4 15 (2.41%) Korn
4 15 (2.41%) Perl
4 15 (2.41%) VBScript
5 12 (1.93%) C
6 10 (1.61%) VB
7 9 (1.45%) C#
7 9 (1.45%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.29%) Bourne shell
9 7 (1.13%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.13%) VBA
10 6 (0.96%) T-SQL
10 6 (0.96%) VB6
11 5 (0.80%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.80%) Python
11 5 (0.80%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.32%) Delphi
12 2 (0.32%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 77 (12.38%) Security Cleared
2 72 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 51 (8.20%) SC Cleared
4 45 (7.23%) MCSE
5 37 (5.95%) MCSA
6 33 (5.31%) MCTS
7 31 (4.98%) MCITP
8 28 (4.50%) ISTQB
9 25 (4.02%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (2.89%) Degree
11 17 (2.73%) MCP
12 13 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (2.09%) DV Cleared
13 9 (1.45%) MOS
14 7 (1.13%) DBS Check
14 7 (1.13%) MCDST
15 5 (0.80%) A+ Certification
16 4 (0.64%) CCA
16 4 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
16 4 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (12.38%) SLA
2 6 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (0.96%) ISO 9000
3 5 (0.80%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.64%) QA
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 360 (57.88%) Active Directory
2 52 (8.36%) Hyper-V
3 39 (6.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (3.54%) XenApp
5 19 (3.05%) XenDesktop
6 18 (2.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (2.25%) vSphere
8 9 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
9 8 (1.29%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.13%) NFS
10 7 (1.13%) VMware ESX
10 7 (1.13%) Xen
11 6 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.80%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.64%) Firmware
14 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.32%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 68 (10.93%) SCCM
2 35 (5.63%) Netcool
3 26 (4.18%) McAfee ePO
4 17 (2.73%) WSUS
5 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (1.29%) SCOM
5 8 (1.29%) Tivoli
6 7 (1.13%) HP SiteScope
7 6 (0.96%) DameWare
7 6 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (0.80%) Backup Exec
8 5 (0.80%) Casper Suite
8 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (0.80%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.64%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.64%) EdgeSight
9 4 (0.64%) SafeCom
9 4 (0.64%) SCOrch
9 4 (0.64%) Simpana
9 4 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 324 (52.09%) Microsoft
2 111 (17.85%) Citrix
3 70 (11.25%) HP
4 66 (10.61%) VMware
5 44 (7.07%) Cisco
6 38 (6.11%) Intel Security
7 37 (5.95%) Dell
8 36 (5.79%) Lotus
9 34 (5.47%) Veritas
10 31 (4.98%) Apple
11 24 (3.86%) Bloomberg
12 22 (3.54%) Oracle
12 22 (3.54%) Red Hat
13 20 (3.22%) Reuters
14 15 (2.41%) IBM
14 15 (2.41%) LANDesk
14 15 (2.41%) Remedy
15 13 (2.09%) Avaya
15 13 (2.09%) ServiceNow
16 12 (1.93%) Symantec
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