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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 295 178 72
Rank change year-on-year
-117 -106
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 411 708 1397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 1.31% 2.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.33% 5.91% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 288 587
Median daily rate £180 £170 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £100 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £399 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £169 £195
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 224 371
Median hourly rate £13.85 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.52 £10.24 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £20.19 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
12329 11978 12146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.99% 22.10% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7728 6941 6928
Median daily rate £390 £351 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 646 982 1042
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.83 £15.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +6.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £39.00 £32.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +4.25%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -124 359 £175 +2.94% 74
London -45 108 £190 +11.76% 21
South East -81 81 £220 -16.98% 19
West Midlands -35 35 £110 -12.00% 4
Scotland -23 33 £240 +77.77% 5
North East -29 26 £283 +135.41% 2
Tyne and Wear -27 25 £290 +141.66% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 25 £290 +141.66% 1
East of England -3 24 £163 +1.56% 4
East Midlands -22 24 £111 -38.33% 3
Renfrewshire -18 21 £260 -26.76%
Erskine -19 21 £260 -26.76%
Yorkshire -23 21 £125 -21.87% 7
North West -48 21 £175 -46.15% 9
Berkshire -23 19 £279 -17.40% 4
South West -65 19 £233 +55.00% 5
West Yorkshire -1 17 £135 -22.85% 5
Leeds -8 16 £135 -34.14% 5
Surrey -16 15 £188 -15.73% 2
Wales +11 13 £120 -29.41% 2
Bracknell -3 13 £279 +82.78% 3
East Sussex +5 12 £125 -56.52% 3
South Wales +11 10 £120 -29.41% 1
Manchester -26 10 £175 +6.06% 3
Cambridgeshire +15 9 £134 -16.40% 2
City of London +7 9 £140 -28.20% 3
Derbyshire -1 9 £364 -12.93%
Oxfordshire -4 9 £350 +129.50% 1
Hampshire -28 9 £300 -4.88% 2
West Sussex -29 9 £190 -19.14% 1

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 838 (100.00%) Windows
2 531 (63.37%) Active Directory
3 440 (52.51%) Microsoft
4 432 (51.55%) Windows 7
5 341 (40.69%) MS Office
6 237 (28.28%) ITIL
7 224 (26.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 209 (24.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 190 (22.67%) Windows Server
10 185 (22.08%) Citrix
11 180 (21.48%) MS Exchange
12 144 (17.18%) Blackberry
13 138 (16.47%) VMware
14 134 (15.99%) Windows 8
15 132 (15.75%) Security Cleared
16 128 (15.27%) MS Excel
17 114 (13.60%) TCP/IP
18 107 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
19 98 (11.69%) HP
20 97 (11.58%) Finance
21 95 (11.34%) DNS
22 90 (10.74%) SC Cleared
23 86 (10.26%) LAN
24 85 (10.14%) SQL
25 83 (9.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
26 82 (9.79%) SCCM
27 81 (9.67%) Exchange Server 2003
28 74 (8.83%) WAN
28 74 (8.83%) Exchange Server 2010
29 70 (8.35%) Office 365

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
1 180 (21.48%) MS Exchange
2 83 (9.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 81 (9.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 74 (8.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 46 (5.49%) IBM Notes
6 35 (4.18%) SharePoint
7 29 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 27 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 25 (2.98%) Skype for Business
10 11 (1.31%) IIS
10 11 (1.31%) Live Communications Server
11 9 (1.07%) JBoss
11 9 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.95%) WebLogic
13 5 (0.60%) IBM Domino
13 5 (0.60%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.48%) Apache
14 4 (0.48%) Confluence
15 3 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 341 (40.69%) MS Office
2 128 (15.27%) MS Excel
3 14 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.19%) Acrobat
5 8 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.84%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.60%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.24%) MS Project
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.60%) Eikon
3 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Sage 200
4 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 70 (8.35%) Office 365
2 15 (1.79%) Mimecast
3 11 (1.31%) Google Apps
4 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.24%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.24%) Yammer
6 1 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 114 (13.60%) TCP/IP
2 95 (11.34%) DNS
3 86 (10.26%) LAN
4 74 (8.83%) WAN
5 56 (6.68%) DHCP
5 56 (6.68%) Wireless
6 48 (5.73%) Firewall
7 46 (5.49%) VPN
8 43 (5.13%) Internet
9 32 (3.82%) Remote Desktop
10 31 (3.70%) SAN
11 20 (2.39%) SSH
12 17 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (1.91%) Extranet
14 13 (1.55%) VoIP
15 12 (1.43%) 3G
15 12 (1.43%) FTP
16 11 (1.31%) SNMP
17 9 (1.07%) HTTP
17 9 (1.07%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.10%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.43%) MS Access
3 8 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.36%) MySQL
5 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.12%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.12%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.12%) DB2
6 1 (0.12%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.12%) GIS
6 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.12%) HBase
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.12%) QlikView
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.12%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 32 (3.82%) HP UFT
2 31 (3.70%) TestDirector
3 30 (3.58%) WinRunner
4 14 (1.67%) MSI
5 12 (1.43%) JIRA
6 8 (0.95%) Subversion
7 7 (0.84%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.72%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.48%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.48%) ClearQuest
9 4 (0.48%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.36%) NetBeans
10 3 (0.36%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (0.24%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.24%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.24%) StarTeam
11 2 (0.24%) Trac
12 1 (0.12%) JMeter
12 1 (0.12%) JUnit
12 1 (0.12%) SilkPerformer
General
1 97 (11.58%) Finance
2 44 (5.25%) Legal
3 37 (4.42%) Banking
4 36 (4.30%) Law
5 22 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.15%) Back Office
6 18 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 17 (2.03%) Retail
8 9 (1.07%) Billing
8 9 (1.07%) Front Office
8 9 (1.07%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.95%) German Language
9 8 (0.95%) Italian Language
10 7 (0.84%) Local Government
10 7 (0.84%) Marketing
11 6 (0.72%) Electronics
12 5 (0.60%) Dutch Language
12 5 (0.60%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.60%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.48%) French Language
Job Titles
1 320 (38.19%) Analyst
2 180 (21.48%) Service Analyst
3 170 (20.29%) Support Engineer
4 169 (20.17%) Service Desk Analyst
5 124 (14.80%) Desktop Support
6 115 (13.72%) Support Analyst
7 85 (10.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 79 (9.43%) 1st Line Support
9 71 (8.47%) Desktop Engineer
10 69 (8.23%) Service Desk Support
11 60 (7.16%) Service Desk Support Analyst
12 55 (6.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 55 (6.56%) IT Support
13 51 (6.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 49 (5.85%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
15 48 (5.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 45 (5.37%) Desktop Analyst
17 43 (5.13%) 1st Line Support Analyst
18 41 (4.89%) Desktop Support Analyst
19 38 (4.53%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.55%) Regular Expression
2 9 (1.07%) Web Services
3 6 (0.72%) HTML
4 4 (0.48%) .NET
4 4 (0.48%) Java EE
4 4 (0.48%) jQuery
4 4 (0.48%) XML
5 3 (0.36%) JSON
6 2 (0.24%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.24%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.24%) CSS
6 2 (0.24%) HTML5
6 2 (0.24%) LAMP
6 2 (0.24%) Spring
6 2 (0.24%) WSDL
7 1 (0.12%) Akka
7 1 (0.12%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.12%) Guava
7 1 (0.12%) ODBC
7 1 (0.12%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 144 (17.18%) Blackberry
2 53 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 38 (4.53%) Clustering
3 38 (4.53%) PDA
4 30 (3.58%) Data Centre
5 28 (3.34%) Driving Licence
6 27 (3.22%) NHS
7 23 (2.74%) Fat Client
7 23 (2.74%) iPhone
7 23 (2.74%) Thin Client
8 22 (2.63%) iPad
9 21 (2.51%) Statistics
10 15 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
11 14 (1.67%) Mathematics
12 13 (1.55%) Smartphone
13 12 (1.43%) AS400
14 11 (1.31%) Management Information System
15 7 (0.84%) EPoS
15 7 (0.84%) Replication
16 5 (0.60%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 838 (100.00%) Windows
2 432 (51.55%) Windows 7
3 224 (26.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 209 (24.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 190 (22.67%) Windows Server
6 134 (15.99%) Windows 8
7 68 (8.11%) Linux
8 51 (6.09%) Unix
9 50 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 49 (5.85%) Windows Vista
11 48 (5.73%) Windows 10
12 45 (5.37%) AIX
13 37 (4.42%) Apple iOS
14 30 (3.58%) Mac OS X
15 29 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 24 (2.86%) Android
17 23 (2.74%) Windows 2000
18 17 (2.03%) Solaris
19 14 (1.67%) HPUX
20 12 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (28.28%) ITIL
2 67 (8.00%) Service Management
3 55 (6.56%) Incident Management
4 52 (6.21%) Change Management
5 49 (5.85%) Migration
6 45 (5.37%) Problem Management
7 44 (5.25%) Mentoring
8 39 (4.65%) Configuration Management
8 39 (4.65%) Service Delivery
9 37 (4.42%) ITSM
10 36 (4.30%) Software Testing
11 30 (3.58%) Test Automation
12 29 (3.46%) Continuous Improvement
13 27 (3.22%) Release Management
13 27 (3.22%) Test Scripting
14 20 (2.39%) Coaching
15 19 (2.27%) Requirements Analysis
16 18 (2.15%) Application Packaging
16 18 (2.15%) Document Management
17 17 (2.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (10.14%) SQL
2 42 (5.01%) PowerShell
3 39 (4.65%) Java
4 26 (3.10%) Perl
4 26 (3.10%) VBScript
5 21 (2.51%) Korn
6 19 (2.27%) C
7 13 (1.55%) Bourne shell
8 12 (1.43%) PL/SQL
9 9 (1.07%) C++
10 6 (0.72%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.60%) PHP
11 5 (0.60%) Ruby
12 4 (0.48%) Objective-C
12 4 (0.48%) Python
13 3 (0.36%) Ada
13 3 (0.36%) C#
13 3 (0.36%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.12%) VB
14 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 132 (15.75%) Security Cleared
2 107 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 90 (10.74%) SC Cleared
4 55 (6.56%) MCSE
5 44 (5.25%) MCSA
6 40 (4.77%) ITIL Certification
6 40 (4.77%) MCP
7 36 (4.30%) MCITP
8 31 (3.70%) MCTS
9 27 (3.22%) ISTQB
10 20 (2.39%) Degree
11 14 (1.67%) DV Cleared
12 13 (1.55%) CCNA
12 13 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (1.31%) DBS Check
14 10 (1.19%) MCDST
15 8 (0.95%) A+ Certification
16 7 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 5 (0.60%) HND
18 4 (0.48%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.80%) SLA
2 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.36%) QA
3 2 (0.24%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 531 (63.37%) Active Directory
2 69 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (7.16%) Hyper-V
4 55 (6.56%) VMware ESX
5 30 (3.58%) XenApp
6 25 (2.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 25 (2.98%) XenDesktop
7 12 (1.43%) Terminal Services
8 11 (1.31%) KVM
9 8 (0.95%) NFS
10 7 (0.84%) StorNext
10 7 (0.84%) vSphere
10 7 (0.84%) Xsan
11 5 (0.60%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.36%) Docker
12 3 (0.36%) Samba
13 2 (0.24%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 82 (9.79%) SCCM
2 51 (6.09%) Netcool
3 31 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
4 28 (3.34%) McAfee ePO
5 20 (2.39%) Norton AntiVirus
6 17 (2.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 16 (1.91%) SCOM
8 14 (1.67%) Backup Exec
9 13 (1.55%) DameWare
9 13 (1.55%) NetBackup
9 13 (1.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 12 (1.43%) Tivoli
11 11 (1.31%) Nagios
11 11 (1.31%) WSUS
12 10 (1.19%) HP SIM
13 9 (1.07%) HP SiteScope
13 9 (1.07%) Unicenter
14 8 (0.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 6 (0.72%) Windows Intune
16 4 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 440 (52.51%) Microsoft
2 185 (22.08%) Citrix
3 138 (16.47%) VMware
4 98 (11.69%) HP
5 53 (6.32%) Cisco
6 51 (6.09%) Red Hat
7 46 (5.49%) Lotus
8 44 (5.25%) Intel Security
9 42 (5.01%) Veritas
10 37 (4.42%) Dell
10 37 (4.42%) Oracle
11 34 (4.06%) Symantec
12 31 (3.70%) Apple
13 26 (3.10%) IBM
14 23 (2.74%) Remedy
15 21 (2.51%) Avaya
15 21 (2.51%) Bloomberg
16 20 (2.39%) Adobe
16 20 (2.39%) Reuters
17 18 (2.15%) iManage
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £28k - 32k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £9 - £13.5 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
VIQU
Rate: £80 - 110 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Pontypool, Gwent
Connectus
Rate: £9.75 - £12 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11.30 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Bath
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £9 - £12 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £11.30 - £13.68 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Chester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £13.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £225 - £300 per day
Posted: 27 days ago