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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 66 67 75
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1507 1329 1346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.62% 2.74% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.01% 13.03% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 530 447
Average daily rate £190 £250 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £115 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £186 £235 £240
% change year-on-year
-20.92% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 341 355
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.55 £24.85 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £13.80
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -0.36%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12552 10196 12099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.84% 20.98% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6956 5448 6170
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 1001 1168
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.02 £37.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 1370 £190 -22.84% 254
London -33 442 £205 -18.81% 83
South East +1 321 £190 -25.49% 50
North West +6 128 £223 +27.42% 23
East Midlands +33 121 £89 -19.31% 11
City of London -23 118 £190 -25.49% 19
South West -2 108 £170 -32.00% 19
Hampshire +14 102 £225 -20.49% 8
Scotland -15 81 £143 -58.69% 5
East of England -39 77 £214 +12.50% 19
West Midlands -5 75 £249 -23.46% 14
Yorkshire -18 74 £175 +22.80% 27
Berkshire -19 55 £265 +15.21% 15
Buckinghamshire +2 54 £190 -15.55% 4
Lancashire +12 52 £225 +28.57% 1
Surrey -11 47 £180 -28.00% 9
Derbyshire +15 45 £70 - 1
Manchester -6 40 £120 -48.38% 13
Milton Keynes -6 35 £260 +11.82% 1
West Yorkshire -15 33 £255 +75.86% 15
Wales +3 31 £179 -8.33% 7
South Wales +9 30 £179 - 7
Nottinghamshire +12 27 £213 +6.25% 3
Leicestershire +6 26 £175 - 4
Leeds -7 25 £260 +136.36% 11
Preston +5 24 £225 +28.57%
Oxfordshire -7 22 £95 +6.14% 4
Basingstoke +27 21 £185 -15.90% 1
Nottingham +7 21 £213 +6.25% 1
Leicester +3 21 £175 - 1

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2860 (100.00%) Windows
2 1695 (59.27%) Windows 7
3 1523 (53.25%) Active Directory
4 1178 (41.19%) MS Office
5 1170 (40.91%) Microsoft
6 642 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 629 (21.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 552 (19.30%) ITIL
9 522 (18.25%) Citrix
10 509 (17.80%) MS Excel
11 497 (17.38%) MS Exchange
12 417 (14.58%) Blackberry
13 391 (13.67%) Security Cleared
14 337 (11.78%) SC Cleared
15 330 (11.54%) Migration
16 329 (11.50%) SCCM
17 323 (11.29%) Finance
18 316 (11.05%) VMware
19 299 (10.45%) HP
20 256 (8.95%) TCP/IP
21 217 (7.59%) SQL
22 215 (7.52%) Windows Vista
23 211 (7.38%) Windows 2000
24 210 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
25 185 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
26 183 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
26 183 (6.40%) VPN
27 176 (6.15%) LAN
28 170 (5.94%) DNS
29 166 (5.80%) SQL Server

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 497 (17.38%) MS Exchange
2 183 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 162 (5.66%) IBM Notes
4 158 (5.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 128 (4.48%) SharePoint
6 124 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 102 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 44 (1.54%) IIS
9 29 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
10 22 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
10 22 (0.77%) Lync
11 15 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
12 11 (0.38%) Tomcat
13 10 (0.35%) Apache
14 9 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
15 6 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (0.17%) WorkSite
16 5 (0.17%) GroupWise
16 5 (0.17%) WebLogic
17 4 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1178 (41.19%) MS Office
2 509 (17.80%) MS Excel
3 62 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 30 (1.05%) MS Project
6 9 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.14%) CINEMA 4D
7 4 (0.14%) Vectorworks
7 4 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.070%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.070%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.035%) CATIA
9 1 (0.035%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.035%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 36 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (0.56%) assyst
3 13 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.10%) Eikon
6 3 (0.10%) Cerner Millennium
6 3 (0.10%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.070%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.070%) Line 500
7 2 (0.070%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.035%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.035%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.035%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 39 (1.36%) Office 365
2 7 (0.24%) SaaS
3 1 (0.035%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.035%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.035%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 256 (8.95%) TCP/IP
2 183 (6.40%) VPN
3 176 (6.15%) LAN
4 170 (5.94%) DNS
5 146 (5.10%) DHCP
6 133 (4.65%) WAN
7 128 (4.48%) Internet
8 96 (3.36%) Firewall
9 80 (2.80%) SAN
10 61 (2.13%) Wireless
11 57 (1.99%) VoIP
12 30 (1.05%) HTTPS
13 28 (0.98%) SSL
14 27 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
15 25 (0.87%) 3G
16 19 (0.66%) Wireshark
16 19 (0.66%) IP Telephony
16 19 (0.66%) HTTP
16 19 (0.66%) Broadband
17 18 (0.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 44 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 39 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (1.19%) Oracle Database
5 20 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (0.63%) MS Access
7 17 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
8 16 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
9 14 (0.49%) Relational Database
10 12 (0.42%) DTS
10 12 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (0.38%) MySQL
12 10 (0.35%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 10 (0.35%) Oracle9i Database
13 9 (0.31%) Ingres
14 8 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (0.24%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 5 (0.17%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 97 (3.39%) MSI
2 46 (1.61%) Wise Package Studio
3 39 (1.36%) QuickTest Pro
4 23 (0.80%) TestDirector
5 22 (0.77%) InstallShield
6 18 (0.63%) WinRunner
7 15 (0.52%) AdminStudio
7 15 (0.52%) Jenkins
8 14 (0.49%) Ant
8 14 (0.49%) LoadRunner
9 13 (0.45%) Visual Studio
10 11 (0.38%) Subversion
11 8 (0.28%) StarTeam
12 6 (0.21%) PowerBuilder
13 5 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 3 (0.10%) Moq
14 3 (0.10%) SoapUI
14 3 (0.10%) NUnit
14 3 (0.10%) JIRA
14 3 (0.10%) Eclipse
General
1 323 (11.29%) Finance
2 163 (5.70%) Banking
3 81 (2.83%) Legal
4 74 (2.59%) Back Office
5 71 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 71 (2.48%) Retail
6 48 (1.68%) Financial Institution
7 46 (1.61%) Front Office
8 39 (1.36%) Investment Banking
9 38 (1.33%) Law
10 33 (1.15%) Manufacturing
11 30 (1.05%) International Banking
12 26 (0.91%) French Language
13 22 (0.77%) Local Government
14 14 (0.49%) German Language
15 9 (0.31%) Italian Language
16 8 (0.28%) Spanish Language
17 7 (0.24%) Japanese Language
18 6 (0.21%) Publishing
19 5 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 823 (28.78%) Analyst
2 480 (16.78%) Support Engineer
3 471 (16.47%) Desktop Support
4 372 (13.01%) Service Analyst
5 370 (12.94%) Service Desk Analyst
6 361 (12.62%) 2nd Line Support
7 300 (10.49%) Support Analyst
8 266 (9.30%) Desktop Engineer
9 254 (8.88%) 1st Line Support
10 167 (5.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 141 (4.93%) Desktop Analyst
12 120 (4.20%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 120 (4.20%) IT Support
13 118 (4.13%) Help Desk Support
14 95 (3.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 90 (3.15%) Help Desk Analyst
16 87 (3.04%) Applications Packager
17 86 (3.01%) Rollout Engineer
18 78 (2.73%) Deployment Engineer
19 74 (2.59%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (4.13%) Application Packaging
2 106 (3.71%) .NET
3 87 (3.04%) HTML
4 52 (1.82%) JSP
5 50 (1.75%) ASP.NET
6 38 (1.33%) XML
7 33 (1.15%) WSH
8 28 (0.98%) Software Packaging
9 20 (0.70%) CSS
10 19 (0.66%) .NET Framework
11 16 (0.56%) Web Services
12 14 (0.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
13 12 (0.42%) Hibernate
13 12 (0.42%) Ajax
14 11 (0.38%) Spring
15 10 (0.35%) Java EE
16 9 (0.31%) Struts
16 9 (0.31%) Servlets
16 9 (0.31%) J2EE
17 7 (0.24%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 417 (14.58%) Blackberry
2 98 (3.43%) iPhone
3 55 (1.92%) iPad
4 54 (1.89%) Fat Client
4 54 (1.89%) Thin Client
5 44 (1.54%) NHS
6 43 (1.50%) Clustering
7 35 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
8 34 (1.19%) Handset
9 30 (1.05%) Hedge funds
10 25 (0.87%) Management Information System
10 25 (0.87%) PDA
11 21 (0.73%) Replication
12 20 (0.70%) Fixed Income
12 20 (0.70%) Derivative
13 16 (0.56%) Client/Server
13 16 (0.56%) CMDB
14 14 (0.49%) EPoS
15 12 (0.42%) Equities
16 11 (0.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2860 (100.00%) Windows
2 1695 (59.27%) Windows 7
3 642 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 629 (21.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 215 (7.52%) Windows Vista
6 211 (7.38%) Windows 2000
7 164 (5.73%) Windows 8
8 122 (4.27%) Linux
9 106 (3.71%) UNIX
10 87 (3.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 53 (1.85%) Mac OS X
12 52 (1.82%) NetWare
13 49 (1.71%) Apple iOS
14 34 (1.19%) Solaris
15 31 (1.08%) Windows NT
16 29 (1.01%) AIX
16 29 (1.01%) Android
17 27 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
18 15 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
19 8 (0.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (19.30%) ITIL
2 330 (11.54%) Migration
3 97 (3.39%) Service Management
4 90 (3.15%) Incident Management
5 69 (2.41%) Change Management
6 66 (2.31%) Test Scripting
7 62 (2.17%) Project Management
8 60 (2.10%) ITSM
9 56 (1.96%) Service Delivery
10 54 (1.89%) Problem Management
10 54 (1.89%) User Acceptance Testing
11 52 (1.82%) Software Deployment
12 51 (1.78%) Software Testing
13 50 (1.75%) Configuration Management
14 46 (1.61%) Time Management
15 40 (1.40%) Disaster Recovery
16 32 (1.12%) Asset Management
17 31 (1.08%) Validation
17 31 (1.08%) Document Management
17 31 (1.08%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 217 (7.59%) SQL
2 144 (5.03%) PowerShell
3 131 (4.58%) VBScript
4 125 (4.37%) VB
5 67 (2.34%) JavaScript
6 49 (1.71%) Java
7 45 (1.57%) Perl
8 41 (1.43%) C
9 39 (1.36%) C#
10 37 (1.29%) C++
11 25 (0.87%) Python
12 21 (0.73%) Scala
12 21 (0.73%) VBA
13 12 (0.42%) Shell Script
13 12 (0.42%) VB6
14 9 (0.31%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.28%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.28%) Ruby
16 7 (0.24%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 391 (13.67%) Security Cleared
2 337 (11.78%) SC Cleared
3 210 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 92 (3.22%) MCSE
5 83 (2.90%) MCP
6 62 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
7 49 (1.71%) ISTQB
8 47 (1.64%) Degree
9 43 (1.50%) DV Cleared
10 41 (1.43%) MCITP
11 35 (1.22%) MCSA
12 27 (0.94%) MCDST
13 25 (0.87%) MCTS
14 24 (0.84%) ISEB
15 22 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
16 18 (0.63%) A+ Certification
17 17 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
18 16 (0.56%) CCNA
19 14 (0.49%) CCA
20 9 (0.31%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (5.45%) SLA
2 26 (0.91%) QA
3 9 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.035%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.035%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.035%) BS15000
5 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.035%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.035%) GAMP
System Software
1 1523 (53.25%) Active Directory
2 185 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (5.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 132 (4.62%) XenApp
5 102 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 100 (3.50%) XenDesktop
7 30 (1.05%) VMware ESX
8 27 (0.94%) vSphere
9 17 (0.59%) Nmap
10 16 (0.56%) Terminal Services
11 15 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 12 (0.42%) IAG
12 12 (0.42%) UAG
13 10 (0.35%) MetaFrame
13 10 (0.35%) XenServer
14 8 (0.28%) Terminal Server
14 8 (0.28%) ISA Server
14 8 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
14 8 (0.28%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 329 (11.50%) SCCM
2 74 (2.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 70 (2.45%) HP Quality Center
4 58 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 51 (1.78%) Backup Exec
6 48 (1.68%) ServiceCenter
7 43 (1.50%) SCOM
8 35 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
9 34 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
10 30 (1.05%) WSUS
11 28 (0.98%) Netcool
12 27 (0.94%) Tivoli
13 23 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 19 (0.66%) SCVMM
15 17 (0.59%) Nessus
16 16 (0.56%) ZENworks
17 15 (0.52%) Unicenter
18 12 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 12 (0.42%) DameWare
19 11 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1170 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 522 (18.25%) Citrix
3 316 (11.05%) VMware
4 299 (10.45%) HP
5 165 (5.77%) Lotus
6 162 (5.66%) Cisco
7 141 (4.93%) Oracle
8 134 (4.69%) Remedy
9 101 (3.53%) Dell
10 90 (3.15%) Symantec
11 82 (2.87%) Novell
12 66 (2.31%) McAfee
13 65 (2.27%) Apple
14 53 (1.85%) AppSense
15 45 (1.57%) Bloomberg
16 42 (1.47%) LANDesk
17 39 (1.36%) Reuters
18 38 (1.33%) IBM
19 35 (1.22%) CA
20 33 (1.15%) NetApp
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £16.00 - £21.00 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Roc Search
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Solvings Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 to £16 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £20.00 - £21.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Orderwork
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
The 100 Company
Rate: £150 - £210 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Orderwork
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: Yesterday
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £75 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Orderwork
Rate: Competitive day rates
Posted: Yesterday