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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 163 66 66
Rank change year-on-year
-97 0
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 775 1488 1312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.39% 2.65% 2.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.28% 12.11% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 601 522
Average daily rate
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£170 £190 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £105 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £186 £240
% change year-on-year
-5.82% -22.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 233 388 337
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.65 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.81%

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
12337 12285 10039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.06% 21.85% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7008 6828 5359
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 994 1071 983
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -103 678 £170 -10.52% 151
South East -56 164 £228 +19.73% 40
London -131 162 £160 -17.94% 37
West Midlands -5 76 £130 -45.26% 17
South West -22 68 £180 +5.88% 11
North West -44 68 £275 +25.57% 11
East Midlands -24 55 £160 +128.57% 11
City of London -25 54 £148 -22.36% 7
Scotland -19 53 £168 +17.54% 5
Hampshire -33 49 £288 +27.77% 8
Yorkshire -38 45 £160 -8.57% 8
East of England -9 37 £168 -21.63% 12
Berkshire -24 31 £204 -23.01% 8
Manchester -19 30 £225 +87.50% 4
Surrey -18 27 £170 - 9
Oxfordshire -9 25 £160 +68.42% 4
Cheshire +1 24 £438 +264.58% 5
Wales -13 23 £165 +1.53% 4
Birmingham -2 20 £125 - 3
West Yorkshire -17 20 £185 -28.84% 6
Buckinghamshire -30 20 £185 -5.12% 6
Glasgow -4 19 £200 +111.92% 1
Reading +4 18 £204 -23.01% 7
Leicestershire 0 18 £81 -53.71% 2
Hertfordshire +12 16 £160 -8.57% 4
Warwickshire +9 15 - - 3
Wiltshire +1 15 £375 +120.58% 3
South Yorkshire -7 15 £125 -
Merseyside -11 15 £150 - 2
Bristol +8 14 £275 +25.00% 3

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1656 (100.00%) Windows
2 1028 (62.08%) Windows 7
3 845 (51.03%) Active Directory
4 743 (44.87%) Microsoft
5 725 (43.78%) MS Office
6 382 (23.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 375 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 359 (21.68%) MS Excel
9 328 (19.81%) MS Exchange
10 315 (19.02%) Citrix
11 278 (16.79%) ITIL
12 229 (13.83%) VMware
13 219 (13.22%) Blackberry
14 209 (12.62%) Security Cleared
15 206 (12.44%) SCCM
16 199 (12.02%) Migration
17 189 (11.41%) Windows 8
18 160 (9.66%) TCP/IP
19 158 (9.54%) Finance
20 156 (9.42%) SC Cleared
21 147 (8.88%) DNS
22 142 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
23 137 (8.27%) LAN
24 132 (7.97%) SQL
25 131 (7.91%) WAN
25 131 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
26 122 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
27 121 (7.31%) SLA
28 115 (6.94%) Cisco
29 113 (6.82%) Windows Vista

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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
1 328 (19.81%) MS Exchange
2 122 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 78 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 76 (4.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 68 (4.11%) SharePoint
6 60 (3.62%) IBM Notes
7 54 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 48 (2.90%) Lync
9 23 (1.39%) IIS
10 22 (1.33%) WorkSite
11 19 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
12 18 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (0.42%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.24%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.18%) Lotus Domino
16 3 (0.18%) Documentum
16 3 (0.18%) Moodle
17 2 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 725 (43.78%) MS Office
2 359 (21.68%) MS Excel
3 44 (2.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.30%) MS Project
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.060%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 13 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.48%) assyst
3 7 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.30%) Eikon
6 4 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.060%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.060%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.060%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.060%) Magento
8 1 (0.060%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.23%) Office 365
2 7 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (0.42%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.18%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.12%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.12%) IaaS
5 1 (0.060%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 160 (9.66%) TCP/IP
2 147 (8.88%) DNS
3 137 (8.27%) LAN
4 131 (7.91%) WAN
5 107 (6.46%) DHCP
6 83 (5.01%) VPN
7 65 (3.93%) Firewall
8 63 (3.80%) Internet
9 44 (2.66%) Wireless
10 41 (2.48%) VoIP
11 38 (2.29%) SAN
12 26 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (1.51%) VLAN
14 23 (1.39%) SSL
15 15 (0.91%) FTP
16 14 (0.85%) Broadband
16 14 (0.85%) MPLS
17 13 (0.79%) OSPF
17 13 (0.79%) HTTP
18 12 (0.72%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (1.39%) MS Access
4 22 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 21 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (0.54%) MySQL
9 9 (0.54%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.36%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.36%) DB2
10 6 (0.36%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.18%) DTS
13 2 (0.12%) EDMS
14 1 (0.060%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.060%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.060%) Data Mining
14 1 (0.060%) Crystal Enterprise
Development Applications
1 28 (1.69%) MSI
2 24 (1.45%) QuickTest Pro
3 23 (1.39%) TestDirector
4 22 (1.33%) WinRunner
5 11 (0.66%) StarTeam
6 9 (0.54%) Subversion
7 7 (0.42%) Wise Package Studio
8 6 (0.36%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.24%) InstallShield
10 3 (0.18%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.12%) AdminStudio
11 2 (0.12%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.060%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.060%) Toad
12 1 (0.060%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.060%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 1 (0.060%) JIRA
General
1 158 (9.54%) Finance
2 89 (5.37%) Banking
3 50 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 43 (2.60%) Legal
5 35 (2.11%) Law
6 33 (1.99%) Retail
7 27 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.09%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.03%) Local Government
10 16 (0.97%) Billing
11 15 (0.91%) Investment Banking
11 15 (0.91%) Spanish Language
12 10 (0.60%) French Language
13 9 (0.54%) German Language
13 9 (0.54%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.48%) Advertising
15 7 (0.42%) Back Office
16 5 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.30%) Dutch Language
17 4 (0.24%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 464 (28.02%) Analyst
2 315 (19.02%) Support Engineer
3 290 (17.51%) Desktop Support
4 227 (13.71%) Service Analyst
5 225 (13.59%) Service Desk Analyst
6 212 (12.80%) 2nd Line Support
7 188 (11.35%) Desktop Engineer
8 185 (11.17%) Support Analyst
9 157 (9.48%) 1st Line Support
10 133 (8.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 117 (7.07%) IT Support
12 72 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 58 (3.50%) Help Desk Analyst
14 57 (3.44%) Desktop Analyst
15 51 (3.08%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 45 (2.72%) Help Desk Support
16 45 (2.72%) Rollout Engineer
17 37 (2.23%) 3rd Line Support
18 36 (2.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 35 (2.11%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.60%) Application Packaging
2 42 (2.54%) .NET
3 18 (1.09%) Web Services
4 16 (0.97%) HTML
5 12 (0.72%) JSP
6 10 (0.60%) XML
7 8 (0.48%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.42%) WCF
8 7 (0.42%) jQuery
8 7 (0.42%) HTML5
9 6 (0.36%) Java EE
9 6 (0.36%) JSON
9 6 (0.36%) WSDL
9 6 (0.36%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.30%) Software Packaging
10 5 (0.30%) Regular Expression
10 5 (0.30%) APPC
11 4 (0.24%) WSH
11 4 (0.24%) CSS
11 4 (0.24%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 219 (13.22%) Blackberry
2 96 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (3.32%) iPhone
4 48 (2.90%) NHS
4 48 (2.90%) PDA
5 42 (2.54%) iPad
6 33 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 26 (1.57%) Clustering
8 24 (1.45%) Thin Client
8 24 (1.45%) Fat Client
9 16 (0.97%) IVR
9 16 (0.97%) Hedge funds
10 14 (0.85%) Handset
11 10 (0.60%) CMDB
12 9 (0.54%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.54%) Open Source
13 8 (0.48%) EPoS
13 8 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.42%) AS400
14 7 (0.42%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 1656 (100.00%) Windows
2 1028 (62.08%) Windows 7
3 382 (23.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 375 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 189 (11.41%) Windows 8
6 131 (7.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 113 (6.82%) Windows Vista
8 79 (4.77%) Linux
9 65 (3.93%) Windows 2000
10 50 (3.02%) UNIX
11 43 (2.60%) Mac OS X
12 40 (2.42%) Android
13 37 (2.23%) Apple iOS
14 36 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
15 29 (1.75%) AIX
16 20 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 19 (1.15%) Mac OS
18 12 (0.72%) CentOS
19 10 (0.60%) Windows NT
19 10 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (16.79%) ITIL
2 199 (12.02%) Migration
3 64 (3.86%) Incident Management
4 55 (3.32%) Service Management
5 47 (2.84%) Change Management
6 46 (2.78%) Project Management
7 40 (2.42%) Configuration Management
8 39 (2.36%) Software Testing
9 33 (1.99%) Service Delivery
10 29 (1.75%) Problem Management
11 28 (1.69%) Test Scripting
12 25 (1.51%) Time Management
13 24 (1.45%) CRM
14 22 (1.33%) Test Automation
15 21 (1.27%) Asset Management
16 20 (1.21%) Workflow
16 20 (1.21%) Coaching
17 19 (1.15%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (1.09%) Validation
18 18 (1.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 132 (7.97%) SQL
2 57 (3.44%) VB
3 36 (2.17%) PowerShell
4 35 (2.11%) JavaScript
5 31 (1.87%) Java
6 24 (1.45%) VBScript
6 24 (1.45%) C#
7 21 (1.27%) VBA
8 20 (1.21%) C
9 17 (1.03%) Shell Script
10 11 (0.66%) C++
10 11 (0.66%) Perl
11 10 (0.60%) Python
12 6 (0.36%) Objective-C
13 5 (0.30%) VB6
13 5 (0.30%) COBOL
13 5 (0.30%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.30%) RPG
14 4 (0.24%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.12%) PHP
Qualifications
1 209 (12.62%) Security Cleared
2 156 (9.42%) SC Cleared
3 142 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 89 (5.37%) MCSE
5 49 (2.96%) DV Cleared
6 46 (2.78%) MCP
7 38 (2.29%) MCSA
8 34 (2.05%) MCITP
9 31 (1.87%) Degree
10 30 (1.81%) ISTQB
11 28 (1.69%) MCTS
12 27 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
13 24 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
14 22 (1.33%) CCNA
15 13 (0.79%) MCDST
16 11 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 8 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 8 (0.48%) MOS
17 8 (0.48%) CCNP
18 7 (0.42%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (7.31%) SLA
2 17 (1.03%) QA
3 8 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.30%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.24%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.12%) GxP
7 1 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.060%) COBIT
System Software
1 845 (51.03%) Active Directory
2 112 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (4.05%) Hyper-V
4 63 (3.80%) VMware ESX
5 48 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 44 (2.66%) XenApp
7 20 (1.21%) vSphere
8 19 (1.15%) XenDesktop
9 15 (0.91%) Terminal Services
10 10 (0.60%) VMware Server
11 7 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (0.36%) XenServer
13 5 (0.30%) Xen
13 5 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.30%) PowerHA
14 4 (0.24%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.18%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 206 (12.44%) SCCM
2 32 (1.93%) SCOM
3 30 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
4 29 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 24 (1.45%) Backup Exec
5 24 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
6 22 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 20 (1.21%) Netcool
8 17 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
9 16 (0.97%) Tivoli
10 11 (0.66%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 9 (0.54%) DameWare
12 8 (0.48%) ARCserve
12 8 (0.48%) WSUS
13 7 (0.42%) Cisco UCCE
13 7 (0.42%) OpenView
13 7 (0.42%) OVSD
13 7 (0.42%) Nessus
13 7 (0.42%) Nmap
13 7 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 743 (44.87%) Microsoft
2 315 (19.02%) Citrix
3 229 (13.83%) VMware
4 115 (6.94%) Cisco
5 94 (5.68%) HP
6 83 (5.01%) Apple
7 63 (3.80%) Lotus
8 61 (3.68%) Symantec
9 58 (3.50%) Oracle
10 55 (3.32%) McAfee
11 54 (3.26%) Remedy
12 45 (2.72%) Dell
13 35 (2.11%) NetApp
14 31 (1.87%) Red Hat
15 30 (1.81%) Bloomberg
16 23 (1.39%) Reuters
16 23 (1.39%) Veritas
17 22 (1.33%) LANDesk
18 21 (1.27%) Avaya
19 20 (1.21%) EMC
Leicestershire
Thebes IT
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Pontypool, Gwent
Connectus
Rate: £11.18 - £13.71 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £110 - 130 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
East Riding
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £12 - £13 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Rate: £25k - 28k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Teddington, Middlesex
Haymarket Media Group
Rate: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £8.68 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
IT Connections
Rate: £25,000 to £30,000 (Pro Rata)
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 20 to 30 per hour GBP
Posted: 5 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago