Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 225 198
Rank change year-on-year -7 -27 -42
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 8 28 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.11% 0.42% 0.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.57% 1.99% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 32
City of London median daily rate £390 £160 £171
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +143.75% -6.57% -18.45%
10th Percentile £370 £114 £100
90th Percentile £410 £323 £250
Central London median daily rate £390 £161 £150
% change year-on-year +141.86% +7.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 14
City of London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £16.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% -5.20% +10.85%
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.85 £10.73
90th Percentile £27.50 £15.75 £20.78
Central London median hourly rate £16.35 £15.50 £16.35
% change year-on-year +5.48% -5.20% +12.76%

Windows XP is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1415 1404 2048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.14% 21.11% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 1107 1617
City of London median daily rate £475 £465 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +6.90% +7.08%
10th Percentile £225 £275 £225
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £426
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.63% +6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 29 63
City of London median hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.11% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £12.04
90th Percentile £26.28 £36.50 £36.60
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +12.50%

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Windows XP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Apple
4 3 (37.50%) Time Management
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Clustering
5 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Veritas
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Netcool
5 2 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (25.00%) McAfee
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (25.00%) Solaris
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) iPad
5 2 (25.00%) Coaching

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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) InstallShield
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Desktop Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Desktop Support
2 4 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (25.00%) Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (25.00%) Systems Support
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Packager
4 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Solaris
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
1 3 (37.50%) Time Management
2 2 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (25.00%) Netcool
1 2 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Apple
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) McAfee
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) Veritas