The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Windows XP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows XP
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 144 153 142
Rank change year-on-year +9 -11  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 7 10 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.29% 1.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.99% 1.41% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 23
Median daily rate £326 £145 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +124.48% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £200 £169
% change year-on-year -17.50% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 14
Median hourly rate £13.82 £17.25 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.86% -3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.56 £16.13 £13.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 £23.80 £79.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  

Windows XP is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 705 707 1122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 22.73% 20.77% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 557 867
Median daily rate £468 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 33
Median hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.40 £30.00 £105.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Windows XP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in the City of London

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows XP in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in the City of London

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
4 10 (58.82%) MS Office
4 10 (58.82%) Finance
5 9 (52.94%) Banking
6 8 (47.06%) iPad
6 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
6 8 (47.06%) Blackberry
7 7 (41.18%) Coaching
7 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (35.29%) Apple
9 4 (23.53%) ITIL
10 3 (17.65%) DHCP
10 3 (17.65%) DNS
10 3 (17.65%) Symantec
10 3 (17.65%) SCCM
10 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
11 2 (11.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
11 2 (11.76%) XenServer
11 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
11 2 (11.76%) High Availability
11 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (11.76%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (11.76%) Data Deduplication
11 2 (11.76%) Server Building
11 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (58.82%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DHCP
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) FTP
2 2 (11.76%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) SMTP
3 1 (5.88%) Broadband
3 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (58.82%) Finance
2 9 (52.94%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Electronics
3 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (11.76%) Marketing
3 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Desktop Engineer
1 9 (52.94%) Support Engineer
1 9 (52.94%) Windows Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) Desktop Support
2 8 (47.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Floorwalker
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior
4 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Integration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Blackberry
1 8 (47.06%) iPad
2 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Clustering
4 1 (5.88%) BYOD
4 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Android
5 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Coaching
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.76%) Data Deduplication
3 2 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (11.76%) High Availability
3 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
3 2 (11.76%) Server Building
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.88%) ITSM
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
2 2 (11.76%) XenServer
3 1 (5.88%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.76%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
2 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (11.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Apple
3 3 (17.65%) Symantec
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Remedy
4 2 (11.76%) SAP
4 2 (11.76%) Veritas
4 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Altiris
5 1 (5.88%) Google
5 1 (5.88%) LANDesk
5 1 (5.88%) Wyse