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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 109 61 73
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1004 1482 1204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.86% 2.89% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.07% 12.75% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 651 468
Average daily rate
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£198 £175 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.14% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £90 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £198 £150 £165
% change year-on-year
+32.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 311 353
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £22.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%

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
12436 11625 10792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 23.05% 22.71% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7361 6470 5708
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1037 1047 1117
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 29 December 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
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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 -50 949 £200 +14.28% 116
London -45 320 £195 -10.85% 34
South East -54 185 £214 +18.75% 30
West Midlands +1 95 £130 -16.12% 7
South West -18 89 £225 +50.00% 6
City of London -26 76 £238 +18.15% 10
North West -1 74 £214 +42.50% 13
East Midlands -13 65 £206 +157.81% 7
Hampshire -21 60 £283 +62.58% 17
Yorkshire -15 57 £265 +116.32% 10
East of England -39 54 £165 +3.12% 7
Manchester +3 43 £188 +38.88% 4
Buckinghamshire -33 40 £253 +6.31% 2
West Yorkshire -6 37 £253 +12.22% 6
Berkshire -31 33 £150 -33.33% 7
Birmingham +8 32 £130 +8.33% 1
Milton Keynes -25 32 £225 -6.25% 2
Scotland -65 30 £125 -50.00% 8
Warwickshire +9 28 £100 -29.82% 1
Northamptonshire +2 28 £110 - 1
Leeds -5 23 £232 -2.21% 3
Wiltshire -9 23 £375 +150.00% 3
Bristol -12 21 £125 +4.16% 3
Hertfordshire -16 19 £175 +9.37% 2
Northampton +5 18 £110 - 1
Gloucestershire -14 18 £400 +45.45%
Shropshire +9 17 £250 - 1
Surrey -22 17 £213 +6.25% 2
Swindon -4 16 £375 +150.00%
Cambridgeshire -5 15 £163 -40.90% 2

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 2173 (100.00%) Windows
2 1307 (60.15%) Windows 7
3 1129 (51.96%) Active Directory
4 926 (42.61%) Microsoft
5 920 (42.34%) MS Office
6 512 (23.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 497 (22.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 456 (20.98%) MS Excel
9 446 (20.52%) MS Exchange
10 430 (19.79%) Citrix
11 395 (18.18%) ITIL
12 314 (14.45%) VMware
13 297 (13.67%) Blackberry
14 283 (13.02%) Security Cleared
15 272 (12.52%) SCCM
16 235 (10.81%) TCP/IP
17 216 (9.94%) SC Cleared
18 215 (9.89%) Migration
19 214 (9.85%) Finance
20 212 (9.76%) Windows 8
21 205 (9.43%) DNS
22 188 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2010
23 182 (8.38%) Windows Vista
24 181 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
25 176 (8.10%) DHCP
26 175 (8.05%) HP
27 172 (7.92%) SLA
28 166 (7.64%) Cisco
29 165 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
30 162 (7.46%) SQL

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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
1 446 (20.52%) MS Exchange
2 188 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 161 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 100 (4.60%) SharePoint
5 94 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 89 (4.10%) IBM Notes
7 85 (3.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 53 (2.44%) Lync
9 48 (2.21%) IIS
10 27 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
11 22 (1.01%) WorkSite
12 17 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
14 10 (0.46%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.37%) WebLogic
15 8 (0.37%) Live Communications Server
16 6 (0.28%) JBoss
17 5 (0.23%) Tomcat
17 5 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
18 4 (0.18%) Apache
Applications
1 920 (42.34%) MS Office
2 456 (20.98%) MS Excel
3 51 (2.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.87%) MS Project
6 7 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.23%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.046%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.046%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.046%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.046%) InDesign
9 1 (0.046%) PrintSoft PReS
9 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 16 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.32%) assyst
4 5 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.18%) Misys Midas
6 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.092%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.092%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.092%) Maximo
7 2 (0.092%) SAP Business One
7 2 (0.092%) Eikon
8 1 (0.046%) BPCS
8 1 (0.046%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.046%) 3000 Xtra
8 1 (0.046%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.046%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.56%) Office 365
2 8 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.18%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.14%) SaaS
4 3 (0.14%) GitHub
4 3 (0.14%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
5 2 (0.092%) IaaS
5 2 (0.092%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 235 (10.81%) TCP/IP
2 205 (9.43%) DNS
3 176 (8.10%) DHCP
4 140 (6.44%) LAN
5 117 (5.38%) VPN
6 116 (5.34%) WAN
7 91 (4.19%) Firewall
8 81 (3.73%) Internet
9 65 (2.99%) Wireless
10 56 (2.58%) SAN
11 47 (2.16%) VoIP
12 36 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
13 31 (1.43%) VLAN
14 25 (1.15%) SSL
15 22 (1.01%) Broadband
16 21 (0.97%) FTP
17 18 (0.83%) MPLS
17 18 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
18 17 (0.78%) NAS
18 17 (0.78%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 41 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (1.43%) MS Access
4 29 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 25 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
6 19 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (0.64%) MySQL
8 14 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (0.60%) Oracle Database
10 8 (0.37%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.37%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.28%) DB2
12 5 (0.23%) DTS
13 4 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.14%) Crystal Enterprise
14 3 (0.14%) Oracle Discoverer
15 2 (0.092%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 61 (2.81%) MSI
2 18 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (0.78%) TestDirector
3 17 (0.78%) Wise Package Studio
4 14 (0.64%) WinRunner
5 13 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (0.46%) StarTeam
7 8 (0.37%) JIRA
8 7 (0.32%) Subversion
9 6 (0.28%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.18%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.18%) Toad
10 4 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (0.18%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.18%) Bugzilla
10 4 (0.18%) NetBeans
10 4 (0.18%) MyEclipse
11 3 (0.14%) AdminStudio
11 3 (0.14%) MSBuild
11 3 (0.14%) ClearQuest
General
1 214 (9.85%) Finance
2 111 (5.11%) Banking
3 57 (2.62%) Legal
4 56 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 53 (2.44%) Law
6 48 (2.21%) Retail
7 34 (1.56%) Back Office
8 28 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.29%) Investment Banking
9 21 (0.97%) Financial Institution
10 17 (0.78%) Local Government
10 17 (0.78%) Billing
11 14 (0.64%) French Language
12 11 (0.51%) Spanish Language
13 8 (0.37%) German Language
13 8 (0.37%) Advertising
13 8 (0.37%) Publishing
14 7 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.32%) Front Office
15 6 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 601 (27.66%) Analyst
2 416 (19.14%) Support Engineer
3 396 (18.22%) Desktop Support
4 282 (12.98%) 2nd Line Support
5 266 (12.24%) Support Analyst
6 262 (12.06%) Service Analyst
7 257 (11.83%) Service Desk Analyst
8 253 (11.64%) Desktop Engineer
9 191 (8.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 159 (7.32%) 1st Line Support
11 116 (5.34%) IT Support
12 100 (4.60%) Desktop Analyst
13 92 (4.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 82 (3.77%) Help Desk Analyst
14 82 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
15 80 (3.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 77 (3.54%) Rollout Engineer
17 65 (2.99%) Help Desk Support
18 64 (2.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 48 (2.21%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (3.18%) Application Packaging
2 63 (2.90%) .NET
3 25 (1.15%) HTML
4 20 (0.92%) JSP
4 20 (0.92%) Web Services
5 18 (0.83%) ASP.NET
6 14 (0.64%) WSH
7 11 (0.51%) Software Packaging
8 9 (0.41%) XML
9 8 (0.37%) ODBC
9 8 (0.37%) .NET Framework
9 8 (0.37%) jQuery
10 7 (0.32%) WCF
11 6 (0.28%) OLE
11 6 (0.28%) J2EE
12 5 (0.23%) Regular Expression
13 4 (0.18%) Struts2
13 4 (0.18%) HTML5
13 4 (0.18%) Velocity
13 4 (0.18%) FreeMarker
Miscellaneous
1 297 (13.67%) Blackberry
2 140 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (2.12%) PDA
4 45 (2.07%) NHS
5 42 (1.93%) iPhone
6 40 (1.84%) Fat Client
6 40 (1.84%) iPad
6 40 (1.84%) Thin Client
7 33 (1.52%) Clustering
8 30 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
9 28 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 20 (0.92%) Client/Server
11 19 (0.87%) Handset
12 15 (0.69%) Hedge funds
13 14 (0.64%) Computer Science
14 12 (0.55%) Replication
15 11 (0.51%) IVR
16 10 (0.46%) Open Source
17 9 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
18 7 (0.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2173 (100.00%) Windows
2 1307 (60.15%) Windows 7
3 512 (23.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 497 (22.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 212 (9.76%) Windows 8
6 182 (8.38%) Windows Vista
7 131 (6.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 116 (5.34%) Windows 2000
9 103 (4.74%) Linux
10 80 (3.68%) UNIX
11 47 (2.16%) Mac OS X
12 43 (1.98%) Apple iOS
13 42 (1.93%) Android
14 25 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 25 (1.15%) Mac OS
15 24 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
16 20 (0.92%) Windows NT
17 19 (0.87%) AIX
18 16 (0.74%) Solaris
19 11 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (18.18%) ITIL
2 215 (9.89%) Migration
3 91 (4.19%) Incident Management
4 64 (2.95%) Service Management
4 64 (2.95%) Service Delivery
5 48 (2.21%) Software Testing
6 47 (2.16%) Project Management
6 47 (2.16%) Time Management
7 41 (1.89%) Change Management
8 36 (1.66%) CRM
8 36 (1.66%) Test Scripting
8 36 (1.66%) User Acceptance Testing
8 36 (1.66%) Software Deployment
9 32 (1.47%) Configuration Management
10 29 (1.33%) Problem Management
11 28 (1.29%) Validation
12 27 (1.24%) Asset Management
13 25 (1.15%) Document Management
14 23 (1.06%) Workflow
15 22 (1.01%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 162 (7.46%) SQL
2 85 (3.91%) VB
3 55 (2.53%) PowerShell
4 39 (1.79%) VBScript
4 39 (1.79%) JavaScript
5 36 (1.66%) Java
6 29 (1.33%) C#
7 27 (1.24%) Perl
8 24 (1.10%) VBA
9 21 (0.97%) C
10 19 (0.87%) Shell Script
11 17 (0.78%) Python
12 9 (0.41%) PL/SQL
13 8 (0.37%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.32%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.32%) VB6
15 6 (0.28%) C++
16 4 (0.18%) PHP
17 3 (0.14%) COBOL
17 3 (0.14%) RPG
Qualifications
1 283 (13.02%) Security Cleared
2 216 (9.94%) SC Cleared
3 165 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 91 (4.19%) MCSE
5 55 (2.53%) MCP
6 52 (2.39%) DV Cleared
7 41 (1.89%) Degree
8 33 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
9 32 (1.47%) MCITP
10 31 (1.43%) ISTQB
10 31 (1.43%) MCSA
11 30 (1.38%) MCTS
12 29 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (1.10%) CCNA
14 23 (1.06%) A+ Certification
15 21 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 19 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 12 (0.55%) MOS
18 10 (0.46%) Dell Certification
18 10 (0.46%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (7.92%) SLA
2 34 (1.56%) QA
3 5 (0.23%) JSP 440
3 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.18%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.092%) COBIT
6 1 (0.046%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1129 (51.96%) Active Directory
2 181 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (4.79%) Hyper-V
4 96 (4.42%) XenApp
5 90 (4.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 64 (2.95%) VMware ESX
7 36 (1.66%) vSphere
8 28 (1.29%) XenDesktop
9 19 (0.87%) Terminal Services
10 17 (0.78%) XenServer
11 16 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
13 12 (0.55%) Nmap
13 12 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 9 (0.41%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.37%) MetaFrame
16 6 (0.28%) Xen
17 5 (0.23%) ISA Server
18 4 (0.18%) NFS
19 3 (0.14%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 272 (12.52%) SCCM
2 50 (2.30%) Backup Exec
3 48 (2.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 40 (1.84%) Norton AntiVirus
5 36 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
6 33 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 31 (1.43%) SCOM
8 24 (1.10%) Tivoli
9 21 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
10 19 (0.87%) WSUS
11 18 (0.83%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 16 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 15 (0.69%) Netcool
14 12 (0.55%) ARCserve
14 12 (0.55%) Nessus
14 12 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 11 (0.51%) Unicenter
16 10 (0.46%) DameWare
16 10 (0.46%) Casper Suite
17 8 (0.37%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 926 (42.61%) Microsoft
2 430 (19.79%) Citrix
3 314 (14.45%) VMware
4 175 (8.05%) HP
5 166 (7.64%) Cisco
6 116 (5.34%) Symantec
7 92 (4.23%) Lotus
8 87 (4.00%) Oracle
9 82 (3.77%) Apple
10 76 (3.50%) Dell
11 64 (2.95%) McAfee
12 62 (2.85%) Remedy
13 47 (2.16%) NetApp
14 43 (1.98%) Bloomberg
15 39 (1.79%) Altiris
16 38 (1.75%) AppSense
16 38 (1.75%) Red Hat
17 36 (1.66%) IBM
18 28 (1.29%) CA
19 27 (1.24%) ServiceNow
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £9999 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £8.68 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Premier IT
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Allied Worldwide
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Leeds
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago