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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows XP
UK
Rank 402 265 144
Rank change year-on-year
-137 -121
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 198 462 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.89% 1.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.12% 4.15% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 194 327
Median daily rate £165 £185 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £115 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £390 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £194 £188
% change year-on-year
-22.48% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 119 219
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.68 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £21.57 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +3.70%

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
9337 11143 11564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 21.43% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 6783 6713
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 747 891
Median hourly rate £16.13 £17.39 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +7.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +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 22 February 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -135 172 £150 -18.91% 51
London -24 65 £185 +4.22% 9
South East -33 37 £145 -27.50% 17
North West -12 17 £120 -60.00% 5
East of England -14 17 £120 -35.13% 2
East Midlands -28 11 £125 -34.21% 2
Scotland +10 10 £410 +40.17% 2
Renfrewshire +9 9 £410 +34.42% 2
Erskine +7 9 £410 +34.42% 2
Milton Keynes +7 9 £100 -69.23% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 9 £100 -69.23% 5
City of London -4 9 £326 +118.82%
West Midlands -10 9 £130 -25.71% 3
Surrey +10 8 £125 -24.24% 2
Yorkshire -2 7 - - 2
Hampshire -5 7 £139 +2.77% 5
Manchester -8 7 £150 -52.00% 1
Cheshire +23 6 £120 -65.21%
Essex -3 6 - -
South West -16 6 £120 -4.00% 8
West Yorkshire +5 5 - - 1
Oxfordshire -7 5 £145 +11.53% 1
Colchester - 5 - -
Southampton +10 4 £139 +2.77% 1
Gloucestershire +4 4 £120 - 3
Berkshire +3 4 £275 +11.67% 2
Leeds -6 4 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -8 4 - - 2
Derby -18 4 £125 -66.10%
Derbyshire -24 4 £125 -65.51%

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 535 (100.00%) Windows
2 315 (58.88%) Microsoft
3 290 (54.21%) Active Directory
4 275 (51.40%) Windows 7
5 221 (41.31%) MS Office
6 150 (28.04%) ITIL
7 141 (26.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 129 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 125 (23.36%) MS Excel
10 110 (20.56%) Windows Server
11 88 (16.45%) Windows 10
12 85 (15.89%) Windows 8
12 85 (15.89%) Windows Server 2012
13 82 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
13 82 (15.33%) Blackberry
14 81 (15.14%) Citrix
15 79 (14.77%) Linux
16 77 (14.39%) Service Management
16 77 (14.39%) Office 365
17 71 (13.27%) SLA
17 71 (13.27%) Security Cleared
18 70 (13.08%) AIX
19 67 (12.52%) Windows 2000
20 64 (11.96%) SQL
21 63 (11.78%) Unix
21 63 (11.78%) Change Management
22 62 (11.59%) MS Exchange
23 60 (11.21%) ITSM
23 60 (11.21%) Finance
23 60 (11.21%) Problem Management

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 62 (11.59%) MS Exchange
2 48 (8.97%) WebSphere
3 46 (8.60%) SharePoint
4 39 (7.29%) IBM Notes
5 36 (6.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 30 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 25 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (2.62%) IIS
9 12 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (1.87%) Skype for Business
11 7 (1.31%) JBoss
11 7 (1.31%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.75%) SAS
14 3 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.37%) Apache
15 2 (0.37%) Jetty
15 2 (0.37%) nginx
15 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 221 (41.31%) MS Office
2 125 (23.36%) MS Excel
3 45 (8.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.24%) Eikon
2 3 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.19%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 77 (14.39%) Office 365
2 43 (8.04%) IaaS
2 43 (8.04%) SaaS
3 41 (7.66%) PaaS
4 16 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.37%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 54 (10.09%) LAN
2 52 (9.72%) DNS
3 48 (8.97%) WAN
4 43 (8.04%) TCP/IP
5 41 (7.66%) DHCP
6 35 (6.54%) VPN
7 23 (4.30%) Firewall
7 23 (4.30%) Remote Desktop
8 21 (3.93%) Internet
9 18 (3.36%) VoIP
10 16 (2.99%) Wireless
11 15 (2.80%) SAN
12 13 (2.43%) SSL
13 12 (2.24%) HTTP
13 12 (2.24%) NAS
14 9 (1.68%) HTTPS
15 8 (1.50%) ATM
15 8 (1.50%) SSH
16 7 (1.31%) LDAP
16 7 (1.31%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 17 (3.18%) MS Access
4 16 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (2.43%) SQL Server 2000
6 12 (2.24%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 3 (0.56%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.37%) MySQL
8 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.19%) EDMS
9 1 (0.19%) Redis
Development Applications
1 15 (2.80%) StarTeam
2 14 (2.62%) MSI
3 9 (1.68%) JIRA
4 7 (1.31%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.56%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.56%) NMock
6 3 (0.56%) WiX
7 2 (0.37%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.37%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.19%) MSTest
8 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.19%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.19%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 60 (11.21%) Finance
2 32 (5.98%) Banking
3 29 (5.42%) Legal
4 13 (2.43%) Retail
5 12 (2.24%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.31%) Law
9 5 (0.93%) Back Office
10 4 (0.75%) Advertising
10 4 (0.75%) Electronics
10 4 (0.75%) Korean Language
10 4 (0.75%) Local Government
10 4 (0.75%) Marketing
10 4 (0.75%) Publishing
11 3 (0.56%) Japanese Language
11 3 (0.56%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.37%) Front Office
12 2 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 170 (31.78%) Analyst
2 119 (22.24%) Support Engineer
3 102 (19.07%) Service Analyst
4 95 (17.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 75 (14.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 69 (12.90%) Desktop Support
7 65 (12.15%) Support Analyst
8 57 (10.65%) Desktop Engineer
9 56 (10.47%) IT Support
10 48 (8.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 43 (8.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 40 (7.48%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 39 (7.29%) Service Desk Support
14 38 (7.10%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 34 (6.36%) 1st Line Support
16 33 (6.17%) IT Engineer
17 28 (5.23%) IT Analyst
18 27 (5.05%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
19 25 (4.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
19 25 (4.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.55%) .NET
2 7 (1.31%) Web Services
3 6 (1.12%) Regular Expression
4 5 (0.93%) .NET Framework
4 5 (0.93%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.56%) XML
6 2 (0.37%) J2EE
6 2 (0.37%) Servlets
7 1 (0.19%) ADO
7 1 (0.19%) Flash
7 1 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.19%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.19%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 82 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
1 82 (15.33%) Blackberry
2 40 (7.48%) iPad
3 36 (6.73%) iPhone
4 31 (5.79%) Clustering
5 19 (3.55%) Fat Client
5 19 (3.55%) Tandem
5 19 (3.55%) Thin Client
6 18 (3.36%) Driving Licence
7 13 (2.43%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.87%) NHS
8 10 (1.87%) Smartphone
9 7 (1.31%) Handset
10 5 (0.93%) PDA
11 4 (0.75%) EPoS
11 4 (0.75%) PKI
11 4 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.56%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.37%) BYOD
13 2 (0.37%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 535 (100.00%) Windows
2 275 (51.40%) Windows 7
3 141 (26.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 129 (24.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 110 (20.56%) Windows Server
6 88 (16.45%) Windows 10
7 85 (15.89%) Windows 8
7 85 (15.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 79 (14.77%) Linux
9 70 (13.08%) AIX
10 67 (12.52%) Windows 2000
11 63 (11.78%) Unix
12 26 (4.86%) Mac OS X
13 22 (4.11%) Windows Vista
14 20 (3.74%) Apple iOS
15 19 (3.55%) Android
16 13 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 10 (1.87%) Solaris
18 7 (1.31%) Mac OS
18 7 (1.31%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (28.04%) ITIL
2 77 (14.39%) Service Management
3 63 (11.78%) Change Management
4 60 (11.21%) ITSM
4 60 (11.21%) Problem Management
5 54 (10.09%) Migration
6 45 (8.41%) Open Source
7 44 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (6.92%) Data Management
9 33 (6.17%) Data Analysis
9 33 (6.17%) Incident Management
10 32 (5.98%) Release Management
11 30 (5.61%) DevOps
12 27 (5.05%) PRINCE2
13 24 (4.49%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 20 (3.74%) Software Testing
15 19 (3.55%) Continuous Improvement
16 18 (3.36%) Configuration Management
17 16 (2.99%) Server Virtualisation
17 16 (2.99%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 64 (11.96%) SQL
2 40 (7.48%) PowerShell
3 24 (4.49%) VB
4 20 (3.74%) Java
5 15 (2.80%) VB6
6 13 (2.43%) Korn
6 13 (2.43%) Perl
6 13 (2.43%) VBScript
7 12 (2.24%) VB.NET
7 12 (2.24%) VBA
8 9 (1.68%) C#
8 9 (1.68%) REXX
8 9 (1.68%) Tcl
9 8 (1.50%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.31%) C
10 7 (1.31%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.12%) Bourne shell
12 5 (0.93%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.19%) C++
13 1 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 71 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 58 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (9.72%) SC Cleared
4 32 (5.98%) MCSE
5 26 (4.86%) MCSA
6 20 (3.74%) ISTQB
7 19 (3.55%) MCITP
8 18 (3.36%) MCTS
9 16 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (2.62%) Degree
11 13 (2.43%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (2.06%) MCDST
13 10 (1.87%) DBS Check
14 8 (1.50%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.50%) MCP
15 5 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
15 5 (0.93%) MOS
16 3 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
16 3 (0.56%) NVQ Level 3
17 2 (0.37%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (13.27%) SLA
2 7 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 290 (54.21%) Active Directory
2 39 (7.29%) Hyper-V
3 32 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (2.06%) Virtual Desktop
5 11 (2.06%) XenDesktop
6 10 (1.87%) vSphere
7 8 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (1.31%) NFS
8 7 (1.31%) XenApp
9 6 (1.12%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.75%) Firmware
11 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.56%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.56%) XenServer
12 2 (0.37%) Xen
13 1 (0.19%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 46 (8.60%) SCCM
2 26 (4.86%) Netcool
3 19 (3.55%) McAfee ePO
4 14 (2.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (1.50%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.12%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.12%) HP SiteScope
6 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.12%) SCOM
6 6 (1.12%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.75%) BladeLogic
7 4 (0.75%) EdgeSight
7 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.75%) SafeCom
7 4 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.75%) WSUS
8 3 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.56%) Jamf Pro
8 3 (0.56%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 315 (58.88%) Microsoft
2 81 (15.14%) Citrix
3 51 (9.53%) VMware
4 49 (9.16%) HP
5 39 (7.29%) Lotus
6 33 (6.17%) Apple
7 29 (5.42%) Intel Security
8 27 (5.05%) Veritas
9 25 (4.67%) Cisco
10 18 (3.36%) Oracle
11 16 (2.99%) Bloomberg
11 16 (2.99%) Red Hat
12 15 (2.80%) Dell
13 14 (2.62%) LANDesk
13 14 (2.62%) ServiceNow
14 13 (2.43%) Reuters
14 13 (2.43%) Symantec
15 10 (1.87%) Google
16 9 (1.68%) Remedy
16 9 (1.68%) Sophos
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