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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
UK
Rank 349 224 127
Rank change year-on-year
-125 -97
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 251 552 881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 1.09% 1.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.73% 5.08% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 254 373
Median daily rate £288 £200 £189
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £115 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £286 £225 £175
% change year-on-year
+27.22% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 129 246
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.44 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £40.00 £23.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -

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
9191 10866 11557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.87% 21.38% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5814 6502 6806
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 601 808 954
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -138 227 £300 +61.29% 51
London -63 68 £325 +94.02% 12
North East +27 44 £335 +168.00% 1
Tyne and Wear +11 41 £335 +168.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 38 £335 +168.00%
South East -53 33 £213 +1.19% 16
North West -14 25 £300 +9.09% 7
East Midlands -22 16 £122 -35.78% 3
East of England -34 15 £400 +88.45% 4
Lancashire +10 11 £335 -
Yorkshire 0 11 £281 +65.44% 3
Blackpool - 11 £335 -
West Yorkshire +16 10 £281 +81.45% 2
City of London -15 10 £326 +117.00%
South West -20 10 £135 -3.57% 1
Northamptonshire -12 9 £115 -42.50%
Leeds 0 8 £281 +125.00% 2
Hampshire -11 8 £250 +4.16% 1
Northampton -11 8 £110 -45.00%
West Midlands -15 8 £135 -22.85% 4
Surrey +9 7 £188 -46.42% 3
Buckinghamshire +6 7 £100 -69.23% 5
Milton Keynes +8 6 £300 -7.69% 3
Scotland +4 6 £281 -4.91% 1
Cheshire +10 5 £110 -66.79% 1
Wales -1 5 £363 -9.37%
Hertfordshire -10 5 £400 +28.00% 2
Manchester -10 5 £150 -49.15% 4
Bedfordshire - 5 £120 -
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £400 -

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 561 (100.00%) Windows
2 312 (55.61%) Microsoft
3 294 (52.41%) Active Directory
3 294 (52.41%) Windows 7
4 228 (40.64%) MS Office
5 178 (31.73%) ITIL
6 147 (26.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 131 (23.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 126 (22.46%) MS Excel
9 118 (21.03%) Windows Server
10 95 (16.93%) Blackberry
11 88 (15.69%) Windows 8
12 85 (15.15%) Office 365
13 82 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
14 81 (14.44%) Windows 10
14 81 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 81 (14.44%) Service Management
15 79 (14.08%) SLA
16 75 (13.37%) Linux
17 74 (13.19%) Windows 2000
17 74 (13.19%) Citrix
18 71 (12.66%) AIX
19 70 (12.48%) Security Cleared
20 69 (12.30%) MS Exchange
21 68 (12.12%) Finance
22 67 (11.94%) ITSM
23 64 (11.41%) Problem Management
23 64 (11.41%) Unix
24 62 (11.05%) HP
25 60 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification

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 69 (12.30%) MS Exchange
2 49 (8.73%) SharePoint
2 49 (8.73%) WebSphere
3 40 (7.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 37 (6.60%) IBM Notes
5 29 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2003
6 24 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2010
7 16 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (2.50%) IIS
9 13 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (2.14%) Skype for Business
11 7 (1.25%) JBoss
11 7 (1.25%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.71%) SAS
12 4 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.53%) Documentum
13 3 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.36%) Apache
14 2 (0.36%) Jetty
14 2 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 228 (40.64%) MS Office
2 126 (22.46%) MS Excel
3 45 (8.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.43%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 15 (2.67%) Eikon
2 3 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 85 (15.15%) Office 365
2 43 (7.66%) IaaS
3 41 (7.31%) PaaS
4 40 (7.13%) SaaS
5 15 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.36%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 51 (9.09%) DNS
2 47 (8.38%) TCP/IP
3 42 (7.49%) DHCP
4 41 (7.31%) LAN
5 36 (6.42%) WAN
6 35 (6.24%) VPN
7 28 (4.99%) Firewall
8 24 (4.28%) Internet
9 16 (2.85%) Remote Desktop
9 16 (2.85%) Wireless
10 15 (2.67%) SAN
10 15 (2.67%) VoIP
11 12 (2.14%) NAS
12 8 (1.43%) SSH
13 7 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (1.25%) LDAP
13 7 (1.25%) OpenLDAP
14 6 (1.07%) ATM
14 6 (1.07%) Ethernet
14 6 (1.07%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (10.70%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
3 17 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (2.67%) MS Access
5 13 (2.32%) SQL Server 2000
6 11 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 3 (0.53%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 2 (0.36%) MySQL
9 2 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.36%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.36%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.18%) DTS
10 1 (0.18%) EDMS
10 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.18%) Redis
10 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (2.67%) StarTeam
2 8 (1.43%) JIRA
3 7 (1.25%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.71%) MSI
6 3 (0.53%) NMock
6 3 (0.53%) WiX
7 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.36%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.36%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.18%) MSTest
General
1 68 (12.12%) Finance
2 38 (6.77%) Banking
3 26 (4.63%) Legal
4 17 (3.03%) Retail
5 15 (2.67%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.25%) Law
9 5 (0.89%) Back Office
10 4 (0.71%) Advertising
10 4 (0.71%) Electronics
10 4 (0.71%) Korean Language
10 4 (0.71%) Local Government
10 4 (0.71%) Marketing
11 3 (0.53%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.36%) German Language
12 2 (0.36%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.36%) Publishing
12 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 176 (31.37%) Analyst
2 132 (23.53%) Support Engineer
3 104 (18.54%) Service Analyst
4 97 (17.29%) Service Desk Analyst
5 84 (14.97%) 2nd Line Support
6 82 (14.62%) Desktop Support
7 65 (11.59%) Desktop Engineer
7 65 (11.59%) Support Analyst
8 57 (10.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 55 (9.80%) IT Support
10 51 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 45 (8.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 42 (7.49%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 41 (7.31%) Service Desk Support
14 34 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
15 32 (5.70%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
16 30 (5.35%) IT Engineer
17 29 (5.17%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
18 28 (4.99%) Service Desk Engineer
19 27 (4.81%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.21%) .NET
2 7 (1.25%) Web Services
3 6 (1.07%) Regular Expression
4 5 (0.89%) .NET Framework
4 5 (0.89%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.53%) XML
6 2 (0.36%) J2EE
6 2 (0.36%) Servlets
7 1 (0.18%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.18%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.18%) XMPP
7 1 (0.18%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 95 (16.93%) Blackberry
2 82 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (8.20%) iPad
4 42 (7.49%) iPhone
5 30 (5.35%) Clustering
6 19 (3.39%) Tandem
7 18 (3.21%) Fat Client
7 18 (3.21%) Thin Client
8 15 (2.67%) Driving Licence
9 12 (2.14%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.14%) NHS
10 11 (1.96%) Smartphone
11 8 (1.43%) Statistics
12 7 (1.25%) Handset
13 6 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.71%) BYOD
14 4 (0.71%) EPoS
14 4 (0.71%) PDA
14 4 (0.71%) PKI
15 3 (0.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 561 (100.00%) Windows
2 294 (52.41%) Windows 7
3 147 (26.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 131 (23.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 118 (21.03%) Windows Server
6 88 (15.69%) Windows 8
7 81 (14.44%) Windows 10
7 81 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 75 (13.37%) Linux
9 74 (13.19%) Windows 2000
10 71 (12.66%) AIX
11 64 (11.41%) Unix
12 28 (4.99%) Windows Vista
13 25 (4.46%) Mac OS X
14 16 (2.85%) Apple iOS
14 16 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (2.67%) Android
16 11 (1.96%) Solaris
16 11 (1.96%) Windows NT
17 10 (1.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (31.73%) ITIL
2 81 (14.44%) Service Management
3 67 (11.94%) ITSM
4 64 (11.41%) Problem Management
5 59 (10.52%) Change Management
6 57 (10.16%) Migration
7 45 (8.02%) Open Source
8 42 (7.49%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (6.60%) Data Management
10 35 (6.24%) Incident Management
11 32 (5.70%) Data Analysis
11 32 (5.70%) DevOps
12 31 (5.53%) Release Management
13 30 (5.35%) PRINCE2
14 24 (4.28%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 22 (3.92%) Service Delivery
16 20 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
17 19 (3.39%) Software Testing
18 16 (2.85%) Server Virtualisation
18 16 (2.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 58 (10.34%) SQL
2 32 (5.70%) PowerShell
3 25 (4.46%) Java
4 15 (2.67%) VB
5 13 (2.32%) Korn
5 13 (2.32%) Perl
5 13 (2.32%) VB6
5 13 (2.32%) VBA
6 12 (2.14%) VBScript
7 11 (1.96%) VB.NET
8 10 (1.78%) C
9 9 (1.60%) C#
9 9 (1.60%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.07%) Bourne shell
12 5 (0.89%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.36%) Delphi
13 2 (0.36%) Pascal
14 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 70 (12.48%) Security Cleared
2 60 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (8.02%) SC Cleared
4 32 (5.70%) MCSE
5 27 (4.81%) MCSA
6 21 (3.74%) MCITP
7 20 (3.57%) MCTS
8 19 (3.39%) ISTQB
8 19 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (2.85%) Degree
10 13 (2.32%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (2.32%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.14%) MCDST
12 10 (1.78%) MCP
13 7 (1.25%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.07%) MOS
15 4 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
15 4 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
16 3 (0.53%) A+ Certification
16 3 (0.53%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (14.08%) SLA
2 7 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.71%) ISO 9000
3 4 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.71%) QA
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 294 (52.41%) Active Directory
2 42 (7.49%) Hyper-V
3 35 (6.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (2.32%) vSphere
5 13 (2.32%) XenDesktop
6 10 (1.78%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (1.78%) XenApp
7 8 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (1.25%) NFS
9 6 (1.07%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.71%) Firmware
10 4 (0.71%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.53%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.53%) XenServer
12 2 (0.36%) Xen
13 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 55 (9.80%) SCCM
2 25 (4.46%) Netcool
3 19 (3.39%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (1.43%) Backup Exec
4 8 (1.43%) WSUS
5 7 (1.25%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.07%) HP SiteScope
6 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.07%) SCOM
6 6 (1.07%) Tivoli
7 5 (0.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.71%) EdgeSight
8 4 (0.71%) SafeCom
8 4 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.53%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.53%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.53%) Casper Suite
9 3 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 312 (55.61%) Microsoft
2 74 (13.19%) Citrix
3 62 (11.05%) HP
4 56 (9.98%) VMware
5 37 (6.60%) Lotus
6 32 (5.70%) Apple
7 31 (5.53%) Cisco
8 30 (5.35%) Intel Security
9 27 (4.81%) Veritas
10 24 (4.28%) Bloomberg
10 24 (4.28%) Dell
11 21 (3.74%) Reuters
12 19 (3.39%) Oracle
12 19 (3.39%) Red Hat
13 14 (2.50%) Symantec
14 13 (2.32%) LANDesk
15 12 (2.14%) Remedy
15 12 (2.14%) ServiceNow
16 10 (1.78%) IBM
17 9 (1.60%) Sophos
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