Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 24 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 396 218
Rank change year-on-year -161 -178 -122
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 318 564 1198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.58% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.60% 2.70% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 268 471
England median daily rate £175 £237 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.16% +26.40% -0.40%
10th Percentile £107 £110 £108
90th Percentile £376 £391 £413
UK median daily rate £175 £250 £190
% change year-on-year -30.00% +31.58% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 118 336
England median hourly rate £14.20 £13.69 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.73% -5.59% +3.57%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £19.52 £20.00 £23.00
UK median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +5.19% -6.90% +3.57%

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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19822 20912 22627
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.91% 21.44% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 12757 13334 13451
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £188
90th Percentile £600 £575 £573
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1192 1189 1839
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.90%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.29 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.43% -1.27% +4.76%

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows XP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in England

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in England

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows XP in England

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in England

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows XP in England

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -64 93 £150 -7.69% 2
South East -24 77 £150 -37.50% 2
North of England -28 71 £218 -27.50% 11
Midlands -12 39 £166 +19.35% 3
North East +26 30 £310 -3.88% 2
Yorkshire +15 25 £218 +30.83% 1
West Midlands +6 21 £166 -39.78% 2
South West -20 19 £168 -18.29%
East of England -8 17 £350 +12.90% 5
North West -25 16 £193 -40.77% 8
East Midlands -32 16 £148 +22.92% 1
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 318 (100.00%) Windows
2 166 (52.20%) Active Directory
3 141 (44.34%) Microsoft
4 139 (43.71%) Windows 7
5 101 (31.76%) Microsoft Office
6 80 (25.16%) ITIL
7 67 (21.07%) Windows Server
8 66 (20.75%) Windows 10
9 60 (18.87%) HP
9 60 (18.87%) DNS
10 54 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 54 (16.98%) Windows 8
10 54 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 49 (15.41%) Unix
12 45 (14.15%) Oracle
12 45 (14.15%) Office 365
13 43 (13.52%) Blackberry
13 43 (13.52%) Migration
14 42 (13.21%) MS Exchange
15 41 (12.89%) LAN
16 40 (12.58%) TCP/IP
16 40 (12.58%) Security Cleared
17 39 (12.26%) SCCM
17 39 (12.26%) WAN
18 38 (11.95%) SQL
19 37 (11.64%) Cisco
19 37 (11.64%) Service Management
20 36 (11.32%) Time Management
21 34 (10.69%) Apple
22 33 (10.38%) Internet

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 42 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 23 (7.23%) WebLogic
3 22 (6.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 20 (6.29%) JBoss
5 13 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (3.46%) SharePoint
7 10 (3.14%) IBM Notes
8 9 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.26%) GroupWise
10 3 (0.94%) IIS
11 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.31%) Apache
12 1 (0.31%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 101 (31.76%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.94%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.31%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.63%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 45 (14.15%) Office 365
2 5 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.26%) SaaS
4 1 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 60 (18.87%) DNS
2 41 (12.89%) LAN
3 40 (12.58%) TCP/IP
4 39 (12.26%) WAN
5 33 (10.38%) Internet
6 30 (9.43%) DHCP
7 26 (8.18%) VPN
8 23 (7.23%) Firewall
9 21 (6.60%) LDAP
9 21 (6.60%) OpenLDAP
10 20 (6.29%) SSH
11 11 (3.46%) 3G
11 11 (3.46%) Wireless
12 9 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (2.20%) ADSL
14 6 (1.89%) Intranet
14 6 (1.89%) IP Telephony
14 6 (1.89%) VoIP
14 6 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (1.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.63%) GIS
3 2 (0.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.31%) MS Access
4 1 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.26%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.63%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.63%) MSI
2 2 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.31%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.31%) StarTeam
General
1 29 (9.12%) Finance
2 12 (3.77%) Spanish Language
3 11 (3.46%) Hindi Language
3 11 (3.46%) Tamil Language
3 11 (3.46%) Urdu Language
4 8 (2.52%) Banking
5 6 (1.89%) Legal
5 6 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.57%) Front Office
7 4 (1.26%) German Language
7 4 (1.26%) Law
8 3 (0.94%) Back Office
8 3 (0.94%) Retail
8 3 (0.94%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.63%) French Language
9 2 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.63%) Publishing
9 2 (0.63%) Romanian Language
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 83 (26.10%) Support Engineer
2 81 (25.47%) Analyst
3 61 (19.18%) Desktop Support
4 57 (17.92%) Service Analyst
5 56 (17.61%) Service Desk Analyst
6 51 (16.04%) 2nd Line Support
7 41 (12.89%) Desktop Engineer
8 33 (10.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 21 (6.60%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 21 (6.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 21 (6.60%) Support Analyst
10 20 (6.29%) Service Desk Support
11 19 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 19 (5.97%) IT Engineer
12 16 (5.03%) Windows Engineer
13 15 (4.72%) Deployment Engineer
13 15 (4.72%) IT Analyst
13 15 (4.72%) Technical Support
14 13 (4.09%) 1st Line Support
14 13 (4.09%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.57%) HTML
2 4 (1.26%) jQuery
3 2 (0.63%) XML
4 1 (0.31%) .NET
4 1 (0.31%) CSS
4 1 (0.31%) HTML5
4 1 (0.31%) Web Services
4 1 (0.31%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (13.52%) Blackberry
2 21 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 16 (5.03%) Clustering
5 15 (4.72%) iPad
6 12 (3.77%) NHS
7 11 (3.46%) iPhone
7 11 (3.46%) Smartphone
8 9 (2.83%) Driving Licence
9 7 (2.20%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.89%) Fat Client
10 6 (1.89%) PDA
10 6 (1.89%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.94%) Replication
13 2 (0.63%) CESG
13 2 (0.63%) EPoS
14 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
14 1 (0.31%) Equities
14 1 (0.31%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 318 (100.00%) Windows
2 139 (43.71%) Windows 7
3 67 (21.07%) Windows Server
4 66 (20.75%) Windows 10
5 54 (16.98%) Windows 8
5 54 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 54 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (15.41%) Unix
7 31 (9.75%) Linux
8 27 (8.49%) Windows Vista
9 23 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (6.29%) Android
12 18 (5.66%) Windows 2000
13 15 (4.72%) Apple iOS
13 15 (4.72%) Solaris
14 5 (1.57%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.63%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (25.16%) ITIL
2 43 (13.52%) Migration
3 37 (11.64%) Service Management
4 36 (11.32%) Time Management
5 20 (6.29%) Incident Management
5 20 (6.29%) Service Delivery
6 17 (5.35%) Break/Fix
7 15 (4.72%) DevOps
8 14 (4.40%) ITSM
8 14 (4.40%) Problem Management
9 13 (4.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 12 (3.77%) Change Management
11 11 (3.46%) Performance Management
12 10 (3.14%) Data Protection
13 8 (2.52%) Information Security
13 8 (2.52%) Trend Analysis
14 7 (2.20%) Data Migration
14 7 (2.20%) Feasibility Study
14 7 (2.20%) Software Licensing
15 6 (1.89%) Software License Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.95%) SQL
2 27 (8.49%) PL/SQL
3 21 (6.60%) Java
4 15 (4.72%) Korn
4 15 (4.72%) Perl
5 10 (3.14%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.20%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.26%) VBScript
8 1 (0.31%) PHP
8 1 (0.31%) Scala
8 1 (0.31%) Tcl
8 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (12.58%) Security Cleared
2 26 (8.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (6.29%) DV Cleared
4 19 (5.97%) SC Cleared
5 13 (4.09%) MCP
6 8 (2.52%) A+ Certification
7 7 (2.20%) HNC
7 7 (2.20%) MCSA
8 6 (1.89%) CCNA
8 6 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.26%) MCSE
11 3 (0.94%) Degree
12 2 (0.63%) CCA
12 2 (0.63%) CCENT
12 2 (0.63%) MCITP
12 2 (0.63%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.63%) PMP
12 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.03%) SLA
2 5 (1.57%) PMO
3 2 (0.63%) GMP
4 1 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 166 (52.20%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.60%) NFS
3 20 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (3.14%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.83%) vSphere
6 4 (1.26%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.26%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.94%) XenApp
7 3 (0.94%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.63%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.31%) Firmware
9 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 39 (12.26%) SCCM
2 16 (5.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (4.72%) NetBackup
3 15 (4.72%) Netcool
4 10 (3.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.57%) DameWare
5 5 (1.57%) SCOM
6 4 (1.26%) ThinApp
7 3 (0.94%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.94%) Ansible
8 2 (0.63%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.63%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (0.63%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.63%) WSUS
9 1 (0.31%) Nagios
9 1 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.31%) OVSD
9 1 (0.31%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 141 (44.34%) Microsoft
2 60 (18.87%) HP
3 45 (14.15%) Oracle
4 37 (11.64%) Cisco
5 34 (10.69%) Apple
6 28 (8.81%) VMware
7 27 (8.49%) Citrix
8 23 (7.23%) Red Hat
9 22 (6.92%) Dell
10 17 (5.35%) McAfee
11 13 (4.09%) Remedy
11 13 (4.09%) Veritas
12 10 (3.14%) Lotus
13 6 (1.89%) Bloomberg
13 6 (1.89%) LANDesk
14 5 (1.57%) Compaq
15 4 (1.26%) Avaya
15 4 (1.26%) Nortel
15 4 (1.26%) Novell
15 4 (1.26%) Symantec