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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 353 212 93
Rank change year-on-year
-141 -119
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 314 648 1216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 1.13% 2.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.72% 5.26% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 254 540
Median daily rate £200 £185 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £110 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 £200 £180
% change year-on-year
+13.75% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 187 306
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.35 £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £13.48
% change year-on-year
-6.89% +7.60%

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
11534 12331 12684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.34% 21.45% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7340 7273 7211
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 964 1076
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -165 270 £185 -2.63% 45
London -120 84 £150 -9.09% 9
South East -35 55 £255 -21.53% 10
North West -22 40 £213 +13.33% 5
East Midlands -15 23 £124 -50.40% 1
Scotland +7 22 £255 +41.66% 2
Manchester -24 21 £213 +18.05% 2
South West -43 19 £205 +46.42% 3
City of London +4 18 £155 -24.39% 1
Yorkshire -25 18 £125 -26.47% 5
West Midlands -48 18 £128 -45.74% 7
Berkshire -5 15 £255 -24.44% 1
Wales +26 14 - -
Surrey +4 13 £195 -46.20% 3
South Wales +25 11 - -
Leeds -4 11 £138 -46.07% 3
West Yorkshire -6 11 £138 -40.86% 3
East of England -11 11 £275 +37.50% 5
Cheshire +1 9 £115 -58.18% 2
Glasgow +9 8 £243 +58.75%
Renfrewshire -2 8 £265 -
Erskine - 8 £265 -
Milton Keynes +13 7 - -
Buckinghamshire +13 7 - - 1
Bracknell +2 7 £267 +33.62%
Northampton -1 7 £130 -29.72% 1
Northamptonshire -3 7 £130 -29.72% 1
Cardiff +24 6 - -
Oxfordshire -9 6 £265 -33.75%
Bristol -14 6 £140 +9.80% 1

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 717 (100.00%) Windows
2 461 (64.30%) Active Directory
3 383 (53.42%) Windows 7
4 360 (50.21%) Microsoft
5 298 (41.56%) MS Office
6 222 (30.96%) ITIL
7 206 (28.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 203 (28.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 170 (23.71%) Windows Server
10 148 (20.64%) MS Exchange
11 147 (20.50%) Citrix
12 126 (17.57%) Blackberry
13 124 (17.29%) MS Excel
14 116 (16.18%) Security Cleared
14 116 (16.18%) Windows 8
15 102 (14.23%) HP
16 91 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
17 83 (11.58%) SCCM
18 81 (11.30%) SQL
18 81 (11.30%) Finance
19 78 (10.88%) VMware
20 76 (10.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
21 72 (10.04%) DNS
22 70 (9.76%) TCP/IP
22 70 (9.76%) SC Cleared
22 70 (9.76%) Office 365
23 67 (9.34%) Exchange Server 2003
23 67 (9.34%) Service Management
24 65 (9.07%) Linux
25 64 (8.93%) LAN

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
1 148 (20.64%) MS Exchange
2 76 (10.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 67 (9.34%) Exchange Server 2003
4 53 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 41 (5.72%) SharePoint
6 25 (3.49%) IBM Notes
7 21 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 14 (1.95%) Skype for Business
10 13 (1.81%) IIS
11 11 (1.53%) Live Communications Server
12 9 (1.26%) JBoss
13 8 (1.12%) WebLogic
14 6 (0.84%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
16 3 (0.42%) Confluence
16 3 (0.42%) Documentum
16 3 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
17 1 (0.14%) CMS
Applications
1 298 (41.56%) MS Office
2 124 (17.29%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.70%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.42%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.28%) MS Project
9 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.56%) Eikon
3 1 (0.14%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 70 (9.76%) Office 365
2 9 (1.26%) Google Apps
2 9 (1.26%) Mimecast
3 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.28%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.28%) Yammer
5 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.14%) IaaS
5 1 (0.14%) PaaS
5 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (10.04%) DNS
2 70 (9.76%) TCP/IP
3 64 (8.93%) LAN
4 57 (7.95%) WAN
5 49 (6.83%) DHCP
6 40 (5.58%) Firewall
7 38 (5.30%) VPN
8 30 (4.18%) Internet
8 30 (4.18%) Wireless
9 27 (3.77%) SAN
10 19 (2.65%) Remote Desktop
11 14 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (1.81%) Extranet
13 12 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (1.67%) SSH
14 11 (1.53%) Ethernet
14 11 (1.53%) SNMP
15 10 (1.39%) IP Telephony
15 10 (1.39%) VoIP
16 9 (1.26%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.02%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.95%) MS Access
3 11 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.70%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.28%) DTS
7 2 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.28%) Sybase ASE
8 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 1 (0.14%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.14%) Lumira
8 1 (0.14%) QlikView
8 1 (0.14%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.14%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 16 (2.23%) TestDirector
2 14 (1.95%) HP UFT
2 14 (1.95%) WinRunner
3 10 (1.39%) MSI
4 8 (1.12%) StarTeam
5 5 (0.70%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.56%) ClearCase
6 4 (0.56%) ClearQuest
6 4 (0.56%) JIRA
6 4 (0.56%) Subversion
7 3 (0.42%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.42%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.42%) NetBeans
7 3 (0.42%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.28%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.14%) JProfiler
9 1 (0.14%) NMock
9 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.14%) WiX
9 1 (0.14%) YourKit
General
1 81 (11.30%) Finance
2 39 (5.44%) Legal
3 30 (4.18%) Banking
4 25 (3.49%) Law
5 13 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.53%) Back Office
7 10 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.12%) Retail
9 6 (0.84%) German Language
9 6 (0.84%) Italian Language
10 5 (0.70%) Dutch Language
10 5 (0.70%) French Language
10 5 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.56%) Marketing
11 4 (0.56%) Portuguese Language
11 4 (0.56%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.42%) Games
12 3 (0.42%) Japanese Language
13 2 (0.28%) Advertising
13 2 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 261 (36.40%) Analyst
2 152 (21.20%) Support Engineer
3 148 (20.64%) Service Analyst
4 143 (19.94%) Service Desk Analyst
5 126 (17.57%) Desktop Support
6 98 (13.67%) Support Analyst
7 81 (11.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 73 (10.18%) Desktop Engineer
9 59 (8.23%) 1st Line Support
9 59 (8.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 55 (7.67%) Service Desk Support
11 53 (7.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 49 (6.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 46 (6.42%) Service Desk Support Analyst
14 45 (6.28%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
14 45 (6.28%) Desktop Analyst
15 44 (6.14%) IT Support
16 42 (5.86%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 38 (5.30%) Help Desk Support
18 34 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.23%) Regular Expression
2 5 (0.70%) Web Services
3 3 (0.42%) .NET
3 3 (0.42%) 802.1X
4 2 (0.28%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.28%) XML
4 2 (0.28%) XMPP
5 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.14%) Akka
5 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.14%) CSS
5 1 (0.14%) Guava
5 1 (0.14%) HTML
5 1 (0.14%) ODBC
5 1 (0.14%) SAP XI
5 1 (0.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 126 (17.57%) Blackberry
2 48 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.60%) Clustering
4 30 (4.18%) iPhone
5 26 (3.63%) iPad
6 24 (3.35%) Driving Licence
7 22 (3.07%) Data Centre
7 22 (3.07%) Statistics
8 19 (2.65%) NHS
8 19 (2.65%) PDA
9 18 (2.51%) Fat Client
9 18 (2.51%) Thin Client
10 13 (1.81%) Smartphone
11 12 (1.67%) Computer Science
12 11 (1.53%) Management Information System
13 9 (1.26%) AS400
14 8 (1.12%) Replication
15 7 (0.98%) Mathematics
16 6 (0.84%) Device Driver
17 5 (0.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 717 (100.00%) Windows
2 383 (53.42%) Windows 7
3 206 (28.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 203 (28.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 170 (23.71%) Windows Server
6 116 (16.18%) Windows 8
7 65 (9.07%) Linux
8 63 (8.79%) Windows 10
9 49 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 39 (5.44%) AIX
10 39 (5.44%) Windows Vista
11 38 (5.30%) Unix
12 32 (4.46%) Mac OS X
12 32 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 27 (3.77%) Apple iOS
13 27 (3.77%) Solaris
14 23 (3.21%) Android
15 22 (3.07%) Windows 2000
16 17 (2.37%) HPUX
17 11 (1.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (30.96%) ITIL
2 67 (9.34%) Service Management
3 57 (7.95%) Problem Management
4 56 (7.81%) Migration
5 47 (6.56%) Change Management
6 46 (6.42%) Incident Management
7 43 (6.00%) ITSM
8 31 (4.32%) Service Delivery
9 29 (4.04%) Mentoring
9 29 (4.04%) Software Testing
10 26 (3.63%) Configuration Management
11 25 (3.49%) Release Management
12 22 (3.07%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (2.65%) Application Packaging
13 19 (2.65%) Smoke Testing
13 19 (2.65%) Test Scripting
14 18 (2.51%) Asset Management
14 18 (2.51%) Change Control
15 15 (2.09%) DevOps
15 15 (2.09%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (11.30%) SQL
2 55 (7.67%) PowerShell
3 33 (4.60%) Java
4 27 (3.77%) VBScript
5 25 (3.49%) Perl
6 24 (3.35%) Korn
7 16 (2.23%) Bourne shell
7 16 (2.23%) C
8 12 (1.67%) PL/SQL
9 7 (0.98%) Python
10 6 (0.84%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.56%) C++
11 4 (0.56%) VB
12 3 (0.42%) Ada
12 3 (0.42%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.42%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.28%) Delphi
13 2 (0.28%) Pascal
13 2 (0.28%) PHP
13 2 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 116 (16.18%) Security Cleared
2 91 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 70 (9.76%) SC Cleared
4 47 (6.56%) MCSE
5 38 (5.30%) MCP
6 36 (5.02%) ITIL Certification
7 33 (4.60%) MCSA
8 30 (4.18%) MCTS
9 28 (3.91%) MCITP
10 22 (3.07%) ISTQB
11 21 (2.93%) DV Cleared
12 20 (2.79%) Degree
13 13 (1.81%) CCNA
13 13 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (1.39%) A+ Certification
14 10 (1.39%) DBS Check
15 9 (1.26%) MCDST
15 9 (1.26%) MOS
16 5 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 4 (0.56%) ACMT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.67%) SLA
2 7 (0.98%) ISO 9000
3 4 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.42%) QA
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 461 (64.30%) Active Directory
2 47 (6.56%) Hyper-V
3 38 (5.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (4.32%) XenApp
5 24 (3.35%) VMware ESX
6 21 (2.93%) XenDesktop
7 13 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
8 11 (1.53%) KVM
8 11 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (1.12%) NFS
10 7 (0.98%) StorNext
10 7 (0.98%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.98%) Xsan
11 6 (0.84%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.84%) vSphere
11 6 (0.84%) Xen
12 2 (0.28%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 83 (11.58%) SCCM
2 50 (6.97%) Netcool
3 21 (2.93%) McAfee ePO
4 19 (2.65%) WSUS
5 18 (2.51%) NetBackup
5 18 (2.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 15 (2.09%) SCOM
6 15 (2.09%) Tivoli
7 14 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (1.53%) Backup Exec
8 11 (1.53%) HP SiteScope
8 11 (1.53%) Nagios
8 11 (1.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 9 (1.26%) Unicenter
9 9 (1.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 8 (1.12%) DameWare
10 8 (1.12%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (0.98%) HP SIM
11 7 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 360 (50.21%) Microsoft
2 147 (20.50%) Citrix
3 102 (14.23%) HP
4 78 (10.88%) VMware
5 57 (7.95%) Cisco
6 40 (5.58%) Intel Security
6 40 (5.58%) Red Hat
7 39 (5.44%) Dell
7 39 (5.44%) Veritas
8 37 (5.16%) Apple
9 35 (4.88%) Oracle
10 30 (4.18%) IBM
11 25 (3.49%) Lotus
12 24 (3.35%) Avaya
12 24 (3.35%) Symantec
13 23 (3.21%) Remedy
14 21 (2.93%) EMC
15 19 (2.65%) Bloomberg
16 18 (2.51%) CA
16 18 (2.51%) Reuters
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