Period
to 17 July 2018

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 17 July 2018 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 504 516 367
Rank change year-on-year +12 -149 -175
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 381 321 661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.37% 0.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.93% 1.80% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 110 260
England median daily rate £165 £153 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.20% -12.86% -
10th Percentile £113 £119 £105
90th Percentile £456 £351 £369
UK median daily rate £170 £165 £185
% change year-on-year +3.03% -10.81% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 130 166
England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% - -0.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.62
90th Percentile £17.55 £17.28 £20.00
UK median hourly rate £12.60 £13.74 £14.00
% change year-on-year -8.32% -1.88% -

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 19,717 17,870 22,541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.85% 20.42% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,403 11,320 14,358
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,361 1,056 1,227
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.64 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% +0.85% +2.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +2.10%

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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018.

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 17 July 2018. 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
North of England +5 87 £150 -18.92% 11
London -47 76 £170 +7.94% 4
Midlands +24 68 £130 +4.00% 6
South East -53 66 £175 +18.64% 4
North West +7 58 £144 +6.48% 5
East of England +41 56 £129 -63.21% 11
East Midlands +17 39 £128 +2.00% 2
West Midlands -1 30 £150 +7.14% 4
South West +3 28 £325 +170.83% 2
Yorkshire -2 25 £330 +116.39% 2
North East -19 5 - - 4
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 381 (100.00%) Windows
2 225 (59.06%) Active Directory
3 214 (56.17%) Microsoft
4 189 (49.61%) Windows 10
5 182 (47.77%) Windows 7
6 148 (38.85%) Migration
7 129 (33.86%) Time Management
8 120 (31.50%) Microsoft Office
9 89 (23.36%) Break/Fix
10 64 (16.80%) VPN
11 62 (16.27%) Windows Server
12 58 (15.22%) Citrix
13 54 (14.17%) MS Exchange
14 53 (13.91%) VMware
15 50 (13.12%) HP
16 49 (12.86%) Apple
16 49 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
17 48 (12.60%) SCCM
18 46 (12.07%) Office 365
18 46 (12.07%) Windows 8
19 45 (11.81%) Windows Server 2003
20 40 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
21 39 (10.24%) Finance
22 37 (9.71%) ITIL
23 36 (9.45%) DNS
24 35 (9.19%) Internet
25 34 (8.92%) Unix
25 34 (8.92%) Linux
25 34 (8.92%) Windows Server 2012
25 34 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure

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 54 (14.17%) MS Exchange
2 28 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 15 (3.94%) IIS
5 13 (3.41%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.41%) Skype for Business
6 11 (2.89%) IBM Notes
7 10 (2.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.52%) Apache
10 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.52%) Live Communications Server
10 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.26%) GroupWise
Applications
1 120 (31.50%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 46 (12.07%) Office 365
2 18 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.41%) IaaS
3 13 (3.41%) PaaS
3 13 (3.41%) SaaS
4 2 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (16.80%) VPN
2 36 (9.45%) DNS
3 35 (9.19%) Internet
4 29 (7.61%) SAN
5 25 (6.56%) Firewall
5 25 (6.56%) LAN
6 21 (5.51%) DHCP
7 19 (4.99%) WAN
8 17 (4.46%) TCP/IP
9 12 (3.15%) DMZ
9 12 (3.15%) Skype
9 12 (3.15%) VLAN
10 11 (2.89%) Wireless
11 8 (2.10%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (1.84%) VoIP
13 6 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.31%) IP Telephony
15 4 (1.05%) 3G
15 4 (1.05%) Intranet
15 4 (1.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.52%) MS Access
6 1 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.31%) MSI
2 2 (0.52%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.26%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.26%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
3 1 (0.26%) WinRunner
3 1 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 39 (10.24%) Finance
2 18 (4.72%) Retail
3 17 (4.46%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.67%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.41%) Banking
6 6 (1.57%) Games
7 3 (0.79%) French Language
8 2 (0.52%) Electronics
8 2 (0.52%) Marketing
8 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Billing
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Front Office
9 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 156 (40.94%) Desktop Support
2 98 (25.72%) Desktop Engineer
3 84 (22.05%) Analyst
4 77 (20.21%) Support Engineer
5 51 (13.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 44 (11.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 41 (10.76%) Service Analyst
7 41 (10.76%) Service Desk Analyst
8 39 (10.24%) Support Analyst
9 24 (6.30%) Senior Desktop Engineer
10 22 (5.77%) IT Support
11 21 (5.51%) Architect
12 18 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 17 (4.46%) 1st Line Support
14 16 (4.20%) Senior Desktop Support
15 15 (3.94%) IT Analyst
16 14 (3.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
17 13 (3.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 13 (3.41%) Desktop Analyst
18 12 (3.15%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.89%) Web Services
2 10 (2.62%) Middleware
3 3 (0.79%) JSON
4 2 (0.52%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 1 (0.26%) OCX
5 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.40%) Blackberry
2 27 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.41%) NHS
4 12 (3.15%) Driving Licence
5 10 (2.62%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.62%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.62%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.62%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.10%) Smartphone
7 6 (1.57%) iPad
7 6 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.05%) iPhone
8 4 (1.05%) PDA
9 3 (0.79%) AS400
9 3 (0.79%) Clustering
9 3 (0.79%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.79%) Replication
10 2 (0.52%) CMDB
10 2 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 381 (100.00%) Windows
2 189 (49.61%) Windows 10
3 182 (47.77%) Windows 7
4 62 (16.27%) Windows Server
5 49 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (12.07%) Windows 8
7 45 (11.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (8.92%) Linux
8 34 (8.92%) Unix
8 34 (8.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (7.61%) AIX
10 23 (6.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (6.04%) Windows 2000
11 21 (5.51%) Windows Vista
12 20 (5.25%) Solaris
13 19 (4.99%) Apple iOS
14 15 (3.94%) Windows NT
15 11 (2.89%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 9 (2.36%) Android
16 9 (2.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (38.85%) Migration
2 129 (33.86%) Time Management
3 89 (23.36%) Break/Fix
4 40 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (9.71%) ITIL
6 14 (3.67%) Application Packaging
6 14 (3.67%) Service Management
7 11 (2.89%) Network Design
8 10 (2.62%) Service Delivery
9 8 (2.10%) Change Management
10 7 (1.84%) Asset Management
10 7 (1.84%) CRM
10 7 (1.84%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (1.84%) Problem Management
11 6 (1.57%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (1.31%) ITIL V3
12 5 (1.31%) PRINCE2
12 5 (1.31%) Technical Analysis
13 4 (1.05%) Investment Management
13 4 (1.05%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.56%) PowerShell
2 19 (4.99%) SQL
3 6 (1.57%) VBScript
4 5 (1.31%) VB
5 2 (0.52%) C
6 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.26%) Perl
6 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 26 (6.82%) Security Cleared
2 20 (5.25%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.20%) MCSA
4 13 (3.41%) MCP
5 11 (2.89%) MCSE
6 6 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.31%) HNC
7 5 (1.31%) MCTS
8 4 (1.05%) CCNA
8 4 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.79%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.52%) Degree
10 2 (0.52%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.52%) MCDST
11 1 (0.26%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.26%) MCITP
11 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.30%) SLA
2 5 (1.31%) QA
3 4 (1.05%) PMO
4 1 (0.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 225 (59.06%) Active Directory
2 34 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (6.04%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.46%) XenApp
5 15 (3.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (2.62%) Oracle RAC
7 7 (1.84%) vSphere
8 6 (1.57%) BitLocker
8 6 (1.57%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.79%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.52%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 48 (12.60%) SCCM
2 15 (3.94%) OpenView
2 15 (3.94%) OVSD
3 10 (2.62%) Data Guard
4 7 (1.84%) SCOM
5 6 (1.57%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (1.31%) WSUS
7 4 (1.05%) BladeLogic
7 4 (1.05%) Netcool
7 4 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.79%) SCSM
9 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.52%) vMotion
9 2 (0.52%) vRealize
Vendors
1 214 (56.17%) Microsoft
2 58 (15.22%) Citrix
3 53 (13.91%) VMware
4 50 (13.12%) HP
5 49 (12.86%) Apple
6 22 (5.77%) IBM
6 22 (5.77%) Red Hat
7 19 (4.99%) Cisco
8 13 (3.41%) EMC
8 13 (3.41%) Hitachi
8 13 (3.41%) Oracle
9 12 (3.15%) Symantec
10 11 (2.89%) Altiris
10 11 (2.89%) Lotus
10 11 (2.89%) Sun
11 10 (2.62%) 3PAR
11 10 (2.62%) Palo Alto
12 7 (1.84%) McAfee
13 6 (1.57%) Remedy
13 6 (1.57%) Veritas