The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 72 71 69
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1268 1265 1476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.32% 2.47% 2.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.28% 11.12% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 517 468
Average daily rate
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£185 £208 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.05% -3.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £210 £225
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 336 336 438
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £23.00 £23.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12331 11374 12051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.54% 22.25% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7001 6237 5961
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1044 1015 1232
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%

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 2014.

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 2014.

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 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 1175 £190 -7.76% 228
London -20 392 £180 -12.62% 71
South East -12 244 £222 -11.34% 57
West Midlands +8 95 £200 -20.00% 14
North West +10 94 £223 -6.96% 14
South West +4 92 £180 +28.57% 15
East of England -12 83 £164 -13.81% 16
City of London -11 82 £185 -7.50% 18
Yorkshire +11 72 £183 +4.28% 25
East Midlands +3 68 £320 +128.57% 11
Hampshire -6 63 £225 +4.65% 10
Berkshire -14 57 £275 -8.33% 19
Scotland -28 54 £131 -63.26% 8
Lancashire +7 39 £225 - 1
Birmingham +18 38 £335 +77.48% 8
West Yorkshire -7 33 £185 +72.89% 19
Wiltshire +12 31 £225 +87.50% 4
Buckinghamshire -10 30 £225 -18.18% 7
Hertfordshire +11 29 £163 -9.72% 5
Leeds -5 29 £183 +70.56% 11
Surrey -16 29 £263 -22.22% 7
Swindon +12 22 £225 +93.54% 3
Cambridgeshire -3 22 £135 -61.42% 7
North East -1 21 £246 +40.57% 5
Nottinghamshire +14 20 £320 -32.63% 3
Oxfordshire +10 20 £320 +117.68% 2
Reading +6 20 £300 +114.28% 1
East Sussex +11 19 £273 +82.00% 3
Derbyshire +1 19 £330 +388.88% 1
Cheshire -1 19 £138 -61.13% 3

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 2713 (100.00%) Windows
2 1596 (58.83%) Windows 7
3 1422 (52.41%) Active Directory
4 1051 (38.74%) MS Office
5 1041 (38.37%) Microsoft
6 697 (25.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 663 (24.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 530 (19.54%) ITIL
9 529 (19.50%) MS Excel
10 464 (17.10%) MS Exchange
11 452 (16.66%) Citrix
12 384 (14.15%) Security Cleared
13 351 (12.94%) Blackberry
14 328 (12.09%) VMware
15 318 (11.72%) SCCM
16 306 (11.28%) SC Cleared
17 287 (10.58%) TCP/IP
18 281 (10.36%) HP
19 263 (9.69%) Migration
20 245 (9.03%) DNS
21 217 (8.00%) Windows Vista
22 212 (7.81%) Finance
23 199 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2010
24 196 (7.22%) Windows 8
25 195 (7.19%) DHCP
26 194 (7.15%) Cisco
27 189 (6.97%) Microsoft Certification
28 181 (6.67%) Windows 2000
29 172 (6.34%) SQL
30 171 (6.30%) SLA

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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
1 464 (17.10%) MS Exchange
2 199 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 152 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2003
4 141 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 133 (4.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 120 (4.42%) IBM Notes
7 111 (4.09%) SharePoint
8 52 (1.92%) Lync
9 46 (1.70%) IIS
10 21 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
11 18 (0.66%) WorkSite
12 15 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
15 7 (0.26%) WebLogic
16 6 (0.22%) Apache
16 6 (0.22%) TIBCO EMS
16 6 (0.22%) Exchange Server 5.5
17 5 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1051 (38.74%) MS Office
2 529 (19.50%) MS Excel
3 72 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.00%) MS Project
5 11 (0.41%) Acrobat
6 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.074%) InDesign
8 2 (0.074%) Vectorworks
8 2 (0.074%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.074%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.074%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.037%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.037%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.037%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.037%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 45 (1.66%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.44%) assyst
4 5 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
5 4 (0.15%) Misys Midas
6 2 (0.074%) Eikon
7 1 (0.037%) BPCS
7 1 (0.037%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.037%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 63 (2.32%) Office 365
2 5 (0.18%) Google Apps
2 5 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.11%) SaaS
4 1 (0.037%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.037%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 287 (10.58%) TCP/IP
2 245 (9.03%) DNS
3 195 (7.19%) DHCP
4 166 (6.12%) LAN
5 146 (5.38%) VPN
6 125 (4.61%) WAN
7 100 (3.69%) SAN
8 95 (3.50%) Internet
8 95 (3.50%) Firewall
9 76 (2.80%) Wireless
10 61 (2.25%) VoIP
11 47 (1.73%) HTTPS
12 34 (1.25%) SSL
12 34 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
13 31 (1.14%) 3G
14 23 (0.85%) HTTP
15 22 (0.81%) Wireshark
16 18 (0.66%) IP Telephony
16 18 (0.66%) Network Security
16 18 (0.66%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 50 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
3 31 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (0.74%) MS Access
5 19 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
6 15 (0.55%) Oracle Database
7 14 (0.52%) Ingres
7 14 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (0.44%) DTS
9 11 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (0.26%) MySQL
10 7 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.22%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.11%) Data Mining
15 2 (0.074%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.074%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 106 (3.91%) MSI
2 59 (2.17%) Wise Package Studio
3 40 (1.47%) QuickTest Pro
4 22 (0.81%) LoadRunner
5 17 (0.63%) InstallShield
5 17 (0.63%) TestDirector
6 15 (0.55%) WinRunner
6 15 (0.55%) Visual Studio
6 15 (0.55%) StarTeam
7 14 (0.52%) Jenkins
8 13 (0.48%) Ant
9 11 (0.41%) AdminStudio
10 6 (0.22%) NUnit
10 6 (0.22%) Moq
11 4 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.15%) JIRA
11 4 (0.15%) ClearQuest
12 3 (0.11%) Toad
12 3 (0.11%) ClearCase
13 2 (0.074%) PVCS
General
1 212 (7.81%) Finance
2 108 (3.98%) Banking
3 78 (2.88%) Legal
4 54 (1.99%) Retail
5 50 (1.84%) Investment Banking
6 49 (1.81%) Law
7 47 (1.73%) Back Office
8 42 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 41 (1.51%) Front Office
10 27 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 27 (1.00%) French Language
11 26 (0.96%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.52%) German Language
12 14 (0.52%) International Banking
13 10 (0.37%) Local Government
14 6 (0.22%) Advertising
15 5 (0.18%) Publishing
15 5 (0.18%) Billing
16 4 (0.15%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.15%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 744 (27.42%) Analyst
2 457 (16.84%) Support Engineer
3 433 (15.96%) Desktop Support
4 372 (13.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 328 (12.09%) Service Analyst
6 321 (11.83%) Service Desk Analyst
7 320 (11.80%) Support Analyst
8 253 (9.33%) Desktop Engineer
9 248 (9.14%) 1st Line Support
10 169 (6.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 131 (4.83%) Help Desk Support
12 128 (4.72%) IT Support
13 114 (4.20%) Desktop Analyst
14 111 (4.09%) Help Desk Analyst
15 109 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 107 (3.94%) Desktop Support Analyst
17 85 (3.13%) Applications Packager
18 83 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
19 76 (2.80%) Rollout Engineer
20 62 (2.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (4.87%) Application Packaging
2 98 (3.61%) .NET
3 75 (2.76%) HTML
4 62 (2.29%) ASP.NET
5 52 (1.92%) JSP
6 48 (1.77%) WSH
7 25 (0.92%) XML
8 19 (0.70%) Software Packaging
9 17 (0.63%) CSS
10 10 (0.37%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (0.33%) Web Services
12 8 (0.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 7 (0.26%) WCF
14 6 (0.22%) StructureMap
14 6 (0.22%) Rendezvous
14 6 (0.22%) Middleware
14 6 (0.22%) NHibernate
15 5 (0.18%) jQuery
15 5 (0.18%) XMPP
16 4 (0.15%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 351 (12.94%) Blackberry
2 69 (2.54%) iPhone
3 57 (2.10%) iPad
4 52 (1.92%) NHS
5 45 (1.66%) Thin Client
5 45 (1.66%) Fat Client
6 37 (1.36%) Management Information System
6 37 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
7 31 (1.14%) PDA
8 28 (1.03%) Clustering
9 21 (0.77%) Hedge funds
10 20 (0.74%) Handset
11 19 (0.70%) Client/Server
11 19 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 17 (0.63%) Fixed Income
12 17 (0.63%) Derivative
13 13 (0.48%) Equities
14 12 (0.44%) Replication
14 12 (0.44%) EPoS
15 11 (0.41%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 2713 (100.00%) Windows
2 1596 (58.83%) Windows 7
3 697 (25.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 663 (24.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 217 (8.00%) Windows Vista
6 196 (7.22%) Windows 8
7 181 (6.67%) Windows 2000
8 137 (5.05%) Linux
9 103 (3.80%) UNIX
9 103 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 62 (2.29%) Mac OS X
11 47 (1.73%) Apple iOS
12 42 (1.55%) Android
13 29 (1.07%) Windows NT
14 28 (1.03%) Solaris
15 26 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
16 24 (0.88%) CentOS
17 22 (0.81%) Ubuntu
18 20 (0.74%) AIX
19 18 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 530 (19.54%) ITIL
2 263 (9.69%) Migration
3 115 (4.24%) Incident Management
4 114 (4.20%) Service Management
5 66 (2.43%) Test Scripting
6 65 (2.40%) Service Delivery
7 57 (2.10%) Software Testing
8 56 (2.06%) Software Deployment
9 55 (2.03%) Project Management
10 48 (1.77%) Change Management
11 45 (1.66%) ITSM
12 43 (1.58%) Time Management
13 41 (1.51%) Workflow
14 40 (1.47%) Problem Management
15 37 (1.36%) Document Management
16 35 (1.29%) Validation
16 35 (1.29%) Configuration Management
17 33 (1.22%) User Acceptance Testing
18 31 (1.14%) Software Distribution
19 30 (1.11%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 172 (6.34%) SQL
2 120 (4.42%) VB
3 79 (2.91%) JavaScript
4 70 (2.58%) PowerShell
5 64 (2.36%) VBScript
6 57 (2.10%) Perl
7 39 (1.44%) Python
8 34 (1.25%) C#
9 33 (1.22%) C
10 29 (1.07%) Java
11 25 (0.92%) C++
12 22 (0.81%) VBA
13 16 (0.59%) VB6
14 13 (0.48%) Scala
15 11 (0.41%) T-SQL
16 10 (0.37%) Korn
17 9 (0.33%) PL/SQL
18 7 (0.26%) VB.NET
19 6 (0.22%) Shell Script
20 5 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 384 (14.15%) Security Cleared
2 306 (11.28%) SC Cleared
3 189 (6.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 84 (3.10%) MCSE
5 73 (2.69%) MCP
6 71 (2.62%) DV Cleared
7 68 (2.51%) MCITP
8 59 (2.17%) ISTQB
9 46 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 35 (1.29%) MCSA
11 34 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
12 32 (1.18%) MCTS
13 29 (1.07%) A+ Certification
14 28 (1.03%) Degree
15 24 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
16 21 (0.77%) MCDST
17 18 (0.66%) CCNA
17 18 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 17 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
19 15 (0.55%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (6.30%) SLA
2 17 (0.63%) QA
3 5 (0.18%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.074%) COBIT
4 2 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.074%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.037%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1422 (52.41%) Active Directory
2 168 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (5.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 135 (4.98%) Hyper-V
5 107 (3.94%) XenApp
6 33 (1.22%) vSphere
7 30 (1.11%) VMware ESX
8 29 (1.07%) XenDesktop
9 28 (1.03%) VMware Server
10 23 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 22 (0.81%) Nmap
12 21 (0.77%) Terminal Services
13 16 (0.59%) XenServer
14 14 (0.52%) ISA Server
15 10 (0.37%) Terminal Server
15 10 (0.37%) DFS Replication
16 8 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.26%) NFS
17 7 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 5 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 318 (11.72%) SCCM
2 79 (2.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 76 (2.80%) Backup Exec
4 67 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
5 47 (1.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 36 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
7 33 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 24 (0.88%) SCOM
9 22 (0.81%) Nessus
9 22 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 22 (0.81%) OpenView
10 20 (0.74%) Netcool
10 20 (0.74%) WSUS
11 17 (0.63%) ARCserve
12 16 (0.59%) OVSD
12 16 (0.59%) DameWare
13 15 (0.55%) Tivoli
13 15 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 12 (0.44%) Unicenter
15 11 (0.41%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1041 (38.37%) Microsoft
2 452 (16.66%) Citrix
3 328 (12.09%) VMware
4 281 (10.36%) HP
5 194 (7.15%) Cisco
6 126 (4.64%) Lotus
7 118 (4.35%) Oracle
8 112 (4.13%) Symantec
9 101 (3.72%) Remedy
10 99 (3.65%) Dell
11 82 (3.02%) Apple
12 72 (2.65%) AppSense
13 65 (2.40%) McAfee
14 56 (2.06%) CA
15 36 (1.33%) Altiris
16 35 (1.29%) Adobe
17 34 (1.25%) Lumension
18 32 (1.18%) EMC
18 32 (1.18%) Juniper
19 31 (1.14%) ServiceNow
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