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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 196 76 75
Rank change year-on-year
-120 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 654 1260 1276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 2.31% 2.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.39% 10.20% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 527 519
Average daily rate
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£175 £186 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -9.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £115 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £210
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 334 342
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.55 £20.06 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%

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
12128 12350 11399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.33% 22.60% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7180 7014 6235
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 934 1046 1027
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -109 608 £178 -6.57% 124
London -98 194 £158 -12.50% 37
South East -85 112 £338 +51.14% 32
South West -18 75 £150 -16.66% 7
North West -44 64 £205 -8.19% 11
East Midlands -16 52 £405 +26.56% 1
City of London -43 43 £205 +9.33% 7
Yorkshire -52 38 £120 -34.24% 11
East of England -39 36 £200 +21.21% 15
Manchester +9 34 £160 -50.00% 8
Berkshire -14 34 £338 +22.72% 7
Hampshire -35 32 £328 +42.39% 3
Scotland -34 29 £160 +18.51% 1
West Midlands -50 28 £193 -3.75% 9
Wiltshire -6 24 £238 +5.55% 2
Swindon -4 23 £170 -24.44%
Reading -1 21 £338 +12.50% 3
Bristol +2 18 £130 -59.37% 3
West Yorkshire -38 18 £210 +13.51% 8
Gloucestershire +2 17 £150 +20.00% 1
Leicestershire +4 16 £250 -23.07%
North Yorkshire +2 16 £115 -70.32% 1
Derby 0 16 £422 +27.83%
Derbyshire -7 16 £422 +27.83% 1
Leeds -36 16 £233 +29.16% 6
Northamptonshire +3 14 £275 +129.16%
Northampton +11 13 £275 -
Cheshire -15 13 £375 +172.72% 2
Hertfordshire -20 12 £200 +23.07% 5
Oxfordshire -31 11 £400 +25.00% 4

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1467 (100.00%) Windows
2 863 (58.83%) Windows 7
3 830 (56.58%) Active Directory
4 682 (46.49%) Microsoft
5 618 (42.13%) MS Office
6 348 (23.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 318 (21.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 317 (21.61%) MS Excel
9 285 (19.43%) ITIL
10 272 (18.54%) MS Exchange
11 266 (18.13%) Citrix
12 242 (16.50%) VMware
13 217 (14.79%) Windows 8
14 178 (12.13%) Migration
14 178 (12.13%) SCCM
15 176 (12.00%) Security Cleared
16 153 (10.43%) Blackberry
17 139 (9.48%) SLA
17 139 (9.48%) DNS
18 131 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
19 130 (8.86%) TCP/IP
19 130 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
20 126 (8.59%) LAN
20 126 (8.59%) SC Cleared
21 121 (8.25%) WAN
22 116 (7.91%) SQL
23 115 (7.84%) Finance
23 115 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
24 114 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
25 108 (7.36%) DHCP

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 272 (18.54%) MS Exchange
2 114 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (5.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 55 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 52 (3.54%) SharePoint
6 43 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2003
7 39 (2.66%) Lync
8 36 (2.45%) IBM Notes
9 23 (1.57%) WorkSite
10 22 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
11 21 (1.43%) IIS
12 15 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.48%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
14 5 (0.34%) Live Communications Server
15 4 (0.27%) Apache
16 3 (0.20%) Tomcat
16 3 (0.20%) IBM HTTP Server
16 3 (0.20%) Moodle
Applications
1 618 (42.13%) MS Office
2 317 (21.61%) MS Excel
3 42 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.20%) Vectorworks
6 2 (0.14%) MS Project
6 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.068%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.068%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.068%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
1 5 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.20%) assyst
3 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.068%) Maximo
4 1 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.068%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.068%) TeleForm
4 1 (0.068%) Eikon
4 1 (0.068%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.068%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 60 (4.09%) Office 365
2 6 (0.41%) Google Apps
3 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.068%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.068%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 139 (9.48%) DNS
2 130 (8.86%) TCP/IP
3 126 (8.59%) LAN
4 121 (8.25%) WAN
5 108 (7.36%) DHCP
6 58 (3.95%) Firewall
7 57 (3.89%) VPN
8 48 (3.27%) SAN
9 44 (3.00%) VoIP
10 38 (2.59%) Internet
11 36 (2.45%) Wireless
12 26 (1.77%) VLAN
13 19 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (0.95%) SSL
14 14 (0.95%) IP Telephony
15 13 (0.89%) Network Security
16 11 (0.75%) MPLS
16 11 (0.75%) Broadband
16 11 (0.75%) LDAP
17 9 (0.61%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (3.89%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle Database
4 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (0.41%) DB2
5 5 (0.34%) MS Access
6 4 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (0.27%) DTS
6 4 (0.27%) Xcelsius
6 4 (0.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 4 (0.27%) SAP Data Services
6 4 (0.27%) Lumira
7 3 (0.20%) Big Data
7 3 (0.20%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.20%) MySQL
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 38 (2.59%) MSI
2 11 (0.75%) Subversion
3 10 (0.68%) TestDirector
4 9 (0.61%) HP UFT
4 9 (0.61%) WinRunner
5 7 (0.48%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.41%) Wise Package Studio
7 5 (0.34%) AdminStudio
8 4 (0.27%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.20%) JIRA
9 3 (0.20%) Introscope
9 3 (0.20%) Toad
9 3 (0.20%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.20%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.068%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.068%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.068%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.068%) Mercurial
General
1 115 (7.84%) Finance
2 60 (4.09%) Banking
3 46 (3.14%) Law
4 37 (2.52%) Legal
5 30 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 27 (1.84%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.36%) Financial Institution
8 19 (1.30%) Retail
8 19 (1.30%) French Language
9 13 (0.89%) German Language
10 11 (0.75%) Local Government
11 9 (0.61%) Back Office
11 9 (0.61%) Spanish Language
12 8 (0.55%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.48%) Advertising
14 6 (0.41%) Front Office
14 6 (0.41%) Russian Language
15 5 (0.34%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
16 4 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 429 (29.24%) Analyst
2 303 (20.65%) Support Engineer
3 271 (18.47%) Desktop Support
4 217 (14.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 213 (14.52%) Service Analyst
6 212 (14.45%) Service Desk Analyst
7 193 (13.16%) Support Analyst
8 184 (12.54%) Desktop Engineer
9 160 (10.91%) 1st Line Support
10 127 (8.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 112 (7.63%) IT Support
12 83 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 57 (3.89%) Desktop Analyst
14 54 (3.68%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 47 (3.20%) Help Desk Support
15 47 (3.20%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 42 (2.86%) IT Support Engineer
17 37 (2.52%) Support Technician
18 35 (2.39%) Administrator
19 34 (2.32%) Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.32%) Application Packaging
2 24 (1.64%) .NET
3 13 (0.89%) Web Services
4 12 (0.82%) XML
5 9 (0.61%) HTML
5 9 (0.61%) WCF
5 9 (0.61%) Java EE
6 8 (0.55%) Software Packaging
7 7 (0.48%) jQuery
8 6 (0.41%) JSON
8 6 (0.41%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.34%) WSDL
9 5 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (0.34%) HTML5
9 5 (0.34%) LINQ
9 5 (0.34%) AngularJS
10 4 (0.27%) ODBC
10 4 (0.27%) Middleware
10 4 (0.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 153 (10.43%) Blackberry
2 115 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (2.93%) iPhone
4 39 (2.66%) Data Centre
5 38 (2.59%) Management Information System
6 37 (2.52%) NHS
7 29 (1.98%) iPad
8 27 (1.84%) PDA
9 22 (1.50%) Fat Client
9 22 (1.50%) Thin Client
10 19 (1.30%) Hedge funds
11 17 (1.16%) Clustering
12 15 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
13 14 (0.95%) EPoS
14 13 (0.89%) Replication
15 12 (0.82%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.68%) CMDB
17 8 (0.55%) EqualLogic
17 8 (0.55%) EMC VNX
17 8 (0.55%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1467 (100.00%) Windows
2 863 (58.83%) Windows 7
3 348 (23.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 318 (21.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 217 (14.79%) Windows 8
6 131 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 77 (5.25%) Windows Vista
8 64 (4.36%) Linux
8 64 (4.36%) Android
9 51 (3.48%) Windows 2000
10 50 (3.41%) UNIX
11 41 (2.79%) Apple iOS
12 40 (2.73%) Mac OS X
13 38 (2.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 18 (1.23%) AIX
15 15 (1.02%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.55%) Windows NT
17 6 (0.41%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.34%) BlackBerry OS
18 5 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (19.43%) ITIL
2 178 (12.13%) Migration
3 73 (4.98%) Incident Management
4 67 (4.57%) Service Management
5 52 (3.54%) Project Management
6 46 (3.14%) Change Management
7 37 (2.52%) Configuration Management
8 35 (2.39%) Application Discovery
9 32 (2.18%) Problem Management
10 30 (2.04%) Asset Management
11 24 (1.64%) Time Management
11 24 (1.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 24 (1.64%) Software Distribution
12 23 (1.57%) ITSM
13 22 (1.50%) Service Delivery
13 22 (1.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 22 (1.50%) Coaching
13 22 (1.50%) IT Asset Management
14 21 (1.43%) Software Deployment
14 21 (1.43%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (7.91%) SQL
2 42 (2.86%) VB
3 32 (2.18%) PowerShell
4 31 (2.11%) VBScript
5 23 (1.57%) Java
6 17 (1.16%) T-SQL
7 16 (1.09%) C
8 12 (0.82%) C#
9 11 (0.75%) C++
9 11 (0.75%) JavaScript
10 10 (0.68%) Perl
11 9 (0.61%) VBA
12 6 (0.41%) Python
13 5 (0.34%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.34%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.27%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.27%) COBOL
15 3 (0.20%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.14%) VB6
Qualifications
1 176 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 130 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 126 (8.59%) SC Cleared
4 58 (3.95%) MCSE
5 45 (3.07%) MCSA
6 41 (2.79%) MCP
7 39 (2.66%) MCITP
8 31 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
9 30 (2.04%) DV Cleared
10 29 (1.98%) CCNA
11 24 (1.64%) Degree
12 21 (1.43%) MCTS
13 19 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (1.23%) MCDST
15 10 (0.68%) ISTQB
16 8 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 7 (0.48%) MOS
18 6 (0.41%) A+ Certification
19 4 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
20 3 (0.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (9.48%) SLA
2 12 (0.82%) QA
3 5 (0.34%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.068%) COBIT
5 1 (0.068%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.068%) GxP
System Software
1 830 (56.58%) Active Directory
2 105 (7.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (4.02%) Microsoft App-V
4 56 (3.82%) VMware ESX
5 52 (3.54%) XenApp
6 43 (2.93%) Hyper-V
7 36 (2.45%) vSphere
8 25 (1.70%) XenDesktop
9 21 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
11 10 (0.68%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.55%) Xen
13 7 (0.48%) DFS Replication
13 7 (0.48%) XenServer
14 6 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (0.34%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.34%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.20%) NDS
16 3 (0.20%) BitLocker
17 2 (0.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 178 (12.13%) SCCM
2 29 (1.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 22 (1.50%) Backup Exec
4 21 (1.43%) SCOM
5 14 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
6 13 (0.89%) WSUS
7 12 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 11 (0.75%) Tivoli
8 11 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (0.68%) Unicenter
9 10 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (0.55%) DameWare
11 7 (0.48%) ARCserve
11 7 (0.48%) Netcool
11 7 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
11 7 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (0.48%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 6 (0.41%) HP SIM
12 6 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
13 5 (0.34%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 682 (46.49%) Microsoft
2 266 (18.13%) Citrix
3 242 (16.50%) VMware
4 104 (7.09%) Cisco
5 98 (6.68%) HP
6 66 (4.50%) Dell
7 61 (4.16%) Apple
8 54 (3.68%) Remedy
9 51 (3.48%) McAfee
10 50 (3.41%) Symantec
11 39 (2.66%) Lotus
12 34 (2.32%) Oracle
13 26 (1.77%) Red Hat
14 21 (1.43%) LANDesk
15 20 (1.36%) EMC
16 19 (1.30%) Bloomberg
17 17 (1.16%) Altiris
18 15 (1.02%) SAP
19 14 (0.95%) Avaya
19 14 (0.95%) CA
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