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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 180 69 71
Rank change year-on-year
-111 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 685 1303 1314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 2.46% 2.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.70% 10.63% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 556 557
Average daily rate
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£170 £186 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.35% -22.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £388 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £250
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 335 324
Average hourly rate £14.27 £14.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.41 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £20.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.86 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+0.99% +0.81%

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
12024 12262 10948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.91% 23.17% 22.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7056 6974 5951
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 934 1020 1010
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.35 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.00% -6.25%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -104 634 £175 -7.89% 132
London -101 195 £151 -15.97% 37
South East -79 121 £334 +28.98% 36
South West -11 78 £150 -20.00% 10
North West -31 66 £210 -5.95% 7
East Midlands -18 51 £375 +28.20% 7
City of London -32 47 £215 +22.85% 5
West Midlands -39 39 £125 -47.91% 14
East of England -45 39 £183 +4.28% 11
Manchester +8 36 £160 -50.00% 4
Hampshire -35 35 £366 +19.10% 8
Yorkshire -64 32 £160 -11.11% 11
Scotland -22 30 £140 +14.28% 8
Berkshire -28 28 £338 +12.50% 10
Wiltshire +3 27 £170 -16.04% 3
Swindon +6 23 £146 -35.11%
Reading -3 21 £338 +12.50% 7
Leicestershire -1 19 £263 -19.23% 1
Derby +2 17 £418 +36.07% 1
Derbyshire -1 17 £418 +36.07% 3
West Yorkshire -36 16 £175 -5.40% 7
Gloucestershire -5 15 £150 +25.00%
Oxfordshire -27 15 £130 -14.75% 3
Leeds -29 15 £193 +5.47% 4
Northamptonshire +3 14 £225 - 3
Bristol +2 14 £130 -59.37% 3
Cheshire -7 14 £465 +238.18% 3
Birmingham -15 13 £150 -53.12% 2
Northampton +7 12 £225 - 2
Wales -17 12 £170 +25.92% 1

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 1517 (100.00%) Windows
2 908 (59.85%) Windows 7
3 849 (55.97%) Active Directory
4 700 (46.14%) Microsoft
5 642 (42.32%) MS Office
6 367 (24.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 344 (22.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 315 (20.76%) MS Excel
9 294 (19.38%) ITIL
10 287 (18.92%) Citrix
11 278 (18.33%) MS Exchange
12 240 (15.82%) VMware
13 205 (13.51%) Windows 8
14 189 (12.46%) SCCM
15 182 (12.00%) Security Cleared
16 178 (11.73%) Migration
17 171 (11.27%) Blackberry
18 143 (9.43%) DNS
19 136 (8.97%) SLA
20 133 (8.77%) TCP/IP
20 133 (8.77%) SC Cleared
21 129 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
21 129 (8.50%) Windows Server 2012
22 128 (8.44%) LAN
23 121 (7.98%) WAN
23 121 (7.98%) Finance
23 121 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2010
24 119 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
25 118 (7.78%) SQL
26 107 (7.05%) DHCP

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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
1 278 (18.33%) MS Exchange
2 121 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 75 (4.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 57 (3.76%) SharePoint
5 55 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 48 (3.16%) IBM Notes
7 41 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 37 (2.44%) Lync
9 22 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 22 (1.45%) WorkSite
10 20 (1.32%) IIS
11 15 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.40%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
14 4 (0.26%) Apache
15 3 (0.20%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.20%) IBM HTTP Server
15 3 (0.20%) Moodle
Applications
1 642 (42.32%) MS Office
2 315 (20.76%) MS Excel
3 42 (2.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.20%) Vectorworks
6 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.066%) MS Project
7 1 (0.066%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.066%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.066%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
3 4 (0.26%) assyst
3 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.20%) Eikon
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.066%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.066%) Line 500
6 1 (0.066%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.066%) Magento
6 1 (0.066%) TeleForm
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.43%) Office 365
2 6 (0.40%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.066%) SaaS
4 1 (0.066%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.066%) IaaS
4 1 (0.066%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 143 (9.43%) DNS
2 133 (8.77%) TCP/IP
3 128 (8.44%) LAN
4 121 (7.98%) WAN
5 107 (7.05%) DHCP
6 61 (4.02%) VPN
7 53 (3.49%) Firewall
8 47 (3.10%) Internet
9 45 (2.97%) SAN
9 45 (2.97%) VoIP
10 41 (2.70%) Wireless
11 25 (1.65%) VLAN
12 18 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (0.92%) SSL
14 13 (0.86%) IP Telephony
15 12 (0.79%) Network Security
16 10 (0.66%) MPLS
16 10 (0.66%) Broadband
17 9 (0.59%) LDAP
17 9 (0.59%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 14 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 12 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (0.40%) MS Access
6 5 (0.33%) DB2
6 5 (0.33%) MySQL
6 5 (0.33%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.26%) DTS
7 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.20%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 3 (0.20%) Xcelsius
8 3 (0.20%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (0.20%) Big Data
9 2 (0.13%) Cognos Report Studio
9 2 (0.13%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 2 (0.13%) Cognos Transformer
9 2 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 37 (2.44%) MSI
2 15 (0.99%) TestDirector
3 14 (0.92%) HP UFT
3 14 (0.92%) WinRunner
4 12 (0.79%) Subversion
5 8 (0.53%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.33%) Wise Package Studio
6 5 (0.33%) AdminStudio
6 5 (0.33%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.26%) InstallShield
7 4 (0.26%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.20%) JIRA
8 3 (0.20%) Introscope
9 2 (0.13%) Toad
10 1 (0.066%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.066%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.066%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.066%) Mercurial
General
1 121 (7.98%) Finance
2 69 (4.55%) Banking
3 36 (2.37%) Law
4 33 (2.18%) Legal
5 31 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 29 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 19 (1.25%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.19%) Retail
8 18 (1.19%) French Language
9 16 (1.05%) German Language
10 13 (0.86%) Spanish Language
11 12 (0.79%) Local Government
12 10 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.53%) Back Office
14 6 (0.40%) Front Office
14 6 (0.40%) Advertising
14 6 (0.40%) Dutch Language
14 6 (0.40%) Russian Language
15 5 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 443 (29.20%) Analyst
2 311 (20.50%) Support Engineer
3 282 (18.59%) Desktop Support
4 224 (14.77%) 2nd Line Support
5 217 (14.30%) Service Analyst
6 216 (14.24%) Service Desk Analyst
7 195 (12.85%) Support Analyst
8 193 (12.72%) Desktop Engineer
9 167 (11.01%) 1st Line Support
10 132 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 115 (7.58%) IT Support
12 86 (5.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 52 (3.43%) Desktop Analyst
14 49 (3.23%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 48 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
16 46 (3.03%) Help Desk Support
17 38 (2.50%) IT Support Engineer
17 38 (2.50%) Support Technician
17 38 (2.50%) 1st Line Support Analyst
18 37 (2.44%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.37%) Application Packaging
2 27 (1.78%) .NET
3 13 (0.86%) Web Services
3 13 (0.86%) XML
4 10 (0.66%) HTML
4 10 (0.66%) Java EE
5 8 (0.53%) WCF
5 8 (0.53%) jQuery
6 7 (0.46%) Software Packaging
6 7 (0.46%) JSON
7 6 (0.40%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.40%) WSDL
7 6 (0.40%) AngularJS
7 6 (0.40%) HTML5
8 5 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (0.33%) LINQ
9 4 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (0.26%) Middleware
9 4 (0.26%) ODBC
9 4 (0.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 171 (11.27%) Blackberry
2 119 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (3.30%) iPhone
4 45 (2.97%) NHS
5 39 (2.57%) PDA
6 38 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 37 (2.44%) Data Centre
8 36 (2.37%) iPad
9 23 (1.52%) Thin Client
9 23 (1.52%) Fat Client
10 20 (1.32%) Clustering
11 18 (1.19%) Hedge funds
12 15 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (0.79%) EPoS
14 11 (0.73%) CMDB
15 10 (0.66%) Client/Server
16 9 (0.59%) Handset
16 9 (0.59%) Replication
17 7 (0.46%) IVR
17 7 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1517 (100.00%) Windows
2 908 (59.85%) Windows 7
3 367 (24.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 344 (22.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 205 (13.51%) Windows 8
6 129 (8.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 76 (5.01%) Windows Vista
8 68 (4.48%) Linux
9 58 (3.82%) Android
10 55 (3.63%) Windows 2000
11 54 (3.56%) UNIX
12 47 (3.10%) Mac OS X
13 42 (2.77%) Apple iOS
14 40 (2.64%) Windows 2000 Server
15 25 (1.65%) AIX
16 14 (0.92%) Mac OS
17 9 (0.59%) Windows NT
18 8 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 5 (0.33%) CentOS
19 5 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (19.38%) ITIL
2 178 (11.73%) Migration
3 77 (5.08%) Incident Management
4 68 (4.48%) Service Management
5 51 (3.36%) Change Management
5 51 (3.36%) Project Management
6 42 (2.77%) Configuration Management
7 34 (2.24%) Problem Management
8 25 (1.65%) Asset Management
9 24 (1.58%) Software Testing
9 24 (1.58%) Software Distribution
10 23 (1.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 23 (1.52%) Service Delivery
10 23 (1.52%) ITSM
11 22 (1.45%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (1.38%) Software Deployment
12 21 (1.38%) Time Management
13 20 (1.32%) Coaching
13 20 (1.32%) Requirements Analysis
14 18 (1.19%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 118 (7.78%) SQL
2 38 (2.50%) VB
3 25 (1.65%) Java
4 23 (1.52%) PowerShell
5 21 (1.38%) VBScript
6 20 (1.32%) C
7 14 (0.92%) C++
8 13 (0.86%) C#
8 13 (0.86%) JavaScript
8 13 (0.86%) T-SQL
9 11 (0.73%) VBA
9 11 (0.73%) Perl
10 6 (0.40%) Python
10 6 (0.40%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.40%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.26%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.20%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.20%) COBOL
13 2 (0.13%) PHP
13 2 (0.13%) RPG
Qualifications
1 182 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 133 (8.77%) SC Cleared
3 129 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 66 (4.35%) MCSE
5 47 (3.10%) MCSA
6 41 (2.70%) MCP
7 38 (2.50%) MCITP
8 31 (2.04%) DV Cleared
9 28 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (1.78%) CCNA
11 26 (1.71%) Degree
12 22 (1.45%) MCTS
13 18 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (1.12%) ISTQB
15 16 (1.05%) MCDST
16 10 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 8 (0.53%) MOS
18 6 (0.40%) A+ Certification
19 4 (0.26%) CCNP
20 3 (0.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (8.97%) SLA
2 11 (0.73%) QA
3 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.20%) GxP
6 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.066%) COBIT
7 1 (0.066%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 849 (55.97%) Active Directory
2 106 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (3.96%) VMware ESX
4 57 (3.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 49 (3.23%) XenApp
6 44 (2.90%) Hyper-V
7 32 (2.11%) vSphere
8 25 (1.65%) XenDesktop
9 18 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (0.59%) Terminal Services
12 8 (0.53%) XenServer
12 8 (0.53%) Xen
13 5 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (0.33%) VMware Server
13 5 (0.33%) Terminal Server
13 5 (0.33%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.20%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.20%) NDS
15 2 (0.13%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 189 (12.46%) SCCM
2 27 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 26 (1.71%) SCOM
4 21 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
4 21 (1.38%) Backup Exec
5 16 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (0.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 12 (0.79%) Netcool
7 12 (0.79%) WSUS
8 11 (0.73%) Tivoli
9 10 (0.66%) DameWare
10 8 (0.53%) Unicenter
11 7 (0.46%) Cisco UCCE
11 7 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (0.46%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 6 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (0.40%) Cisco IPCC
12 6 (0.40%) ARCserve
13 5 (0.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 700 (46.14%) Microsoft
2 287 (18.92%) Citrix
3 240 (15.82%) VMware
4 100 (6.59%) Cisco
5 98 (6.46%) HP
6 71 (4.68%) Apple
7 57 (3.76%) Dell
8 55 (3.63%) Symantec
9 54 (3.56%) McAfee
10 52 (3.43%) Remedy
11 51 (3.36%) Lotus
12 35 (2.31%) Oracle
13 28 (1.85%) Red Hat
14 24 (1.58%) LANDesk
15 21 (1.38%) Altiris
15 21 (1.38%) EMC
16 20 (1.32%) Avaya
16 20 (1.32%) Bloomberg
17 16 (1.05%) Veritas
18 15 (0.99%) NetApp
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