Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 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
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 447 590 526
Rank change year-on-year +143 -64 -31
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 125 236 361
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.28% 0.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.51% 1.42% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 102 114
Median daily rate £156 £145 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.74% -3.33% +1.69%
10th Percentile £120 £105 £108
90th Percentile £490 £388 £406
UK median daily rate £210 £145 £153
% change year-on-year +44.83% -4.92% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 102 182
Median hourly rate £14.62 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.48% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £10.93 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £19.65 £17.83 £18.61
UK median hourly rate £14.75 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +13.42% - -5.11%

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 8,293 16,565 19,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.94% 19.95% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,139 10,584 12,175
Median daily rate £425 £441 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.52% -1.01% +4.71%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £185
90th Percentile £625 £625 £618
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 965 1,249
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.21 £17.03 £17.30
% change year-on-year +6.90% -1.56% +4.85%

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in England

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows XP in England.

Daily rate trend for Windows XP in England

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows XP in England over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows XP in England

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows XP in England.

Hourly rate trend for Windows XP in England

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows XP in England over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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
South East +124 31 £120 -35.57%
East of England +42 25 £130 -23.53%
London +154 21 £210 +86.67% 3
North of England +69 20 £490 +40.00% 2
South West +24 17 £305 +118.13%
Midlands +82 13 £156 +30.18%
North East +39 10 £490 -
East Midlands +39 8 £156 +42.02%
Yorkshire +49 6 £135 -32.50%
West Midlands +60 5 - -
North West +39 4 - - 2
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (52.00%) Active Directory
3 61 (48.80%) Microsoft
4 60 (48.00%) Windows 10
5 54 (43.20%) Microsoft Office
5 54 (43.20%) Windows 7
6 37 (29.60%) HP
7 34 (27.20%) VPN
7 34 (27.20%) Office 365
8 32 (25.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (25.60%) Internet
9 31 (24.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (24.00%) Windows Server
11 28 (22.40%) Problem-Solving
11 28 (22.40%) Microsoft Excel
12 27 (21.60%) Migration
13 25 (20.00%) Security Cleared
14 22 (17.60%) Windows 2000
14 22 (17.60%) MS Exchange
15 21 (16.80%) MS Visio
15 21 (16.80%) ITIL
15 21 (16.80%) Windows Vista
16 20 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2003
16 20 (16.00%) SC Cleared
16 20 (16.00%) ITSM
17 19 (15.20%) Blackberry
17 19 (15.20%) Time Management
17 19 (15.20%) Remote Desktop
18 18 (14.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
19 17 (13.60%) Remedy

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 22 (17.60%) MS Exchange
2 20 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 17 (13.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (6.40%) IIS
5 5 (4.00%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.40%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.60%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.80%) Apache
8 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 54 (43.20%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (22.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (16.80%) MS Visio
4 17 (13.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (13.60%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (12.00%) Acrobat
6 13 (10.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (13.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (27.20%) Office 365
2 4 (3.20%) Azure
3 1 (0.80%) AWS
3 1 (0.80%) Google Docs
3 1 (0.80%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 34 (27.20%) VPN
2 32 (25.60%) Internet
3 19 (15.20%) Remote Desktop
4 17 (13.60%) WebEx
5 13 (10.40%) LAN
5 13 (10.40%) WAN
6 7 (5.60%) TCP/IP
7 5 (4.00%) HTTP
7 5 (4.00%) HTTPS
7 5 (4.00%) SSL
8 4 (3.20%) Firewall
8 4 (3.20%) SAN
8 4 (3.20%) Wireless
9 3 (2.40%) IPsec
9 3 (2.40%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.60%) DHCP
10 2 (1.60%) DNS
11 1 (0.80%) SNMP
11 1 (0.80%) VoIP
11 1 (0.80%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.20%) MS Access
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.40%) TKPROF
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.80%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (4.80%) MSI
2 3 (2.40%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.40%) ClearQuest
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.80%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (7.20%) Automotive
2 5 (4.00%) Finance
3 2 (1.60%) Public Sector
3 2 (1.60%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (24.00%) Support Engineer
2 26 (20.80%) Desktop Support
3 22 (17.60%) Desktop Engineer
4 16 (12.80%) Analyst
4 16 (12.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 16 (12.80%) Windows Engineer
5 11 (8.80%) Help Desk Support
5 11 (8.80%) Service Desk Support
6 10 (8.00%) 1st Line Support
6 10 (8.00%) Administrator
6 10 (8.00%) IT Support
6 10 (8.00%) Service Analyst
6 10 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (7.20%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (6.40%) IT Engineer
8 8 (6.40%) Windows Administrator
8 8 (6.40%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.00%) .NET
2 3 (2.40%) Middleware
2 3 (2.40%) XML
3 2 (1.60%) COM
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.80%) JavaBeans
4 1 (0.80%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.20%) Blackberry
2 16 (12.80%) PDA
3 6 (4.80%) NHS
4 4 (3.20%) Clustering
4 4 (3.20%) iPhone
5 3 (2.40%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.40%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.40%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.60%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.60%) Replication
6 2 (1.60%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.80%) CMDB
7 1 (0.80%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.80%) User Experience
7 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (48.00%) Windows 10
3 54 (43.20%) Windows 7
4 32 (25.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (24.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (24.00%) Windows Server
7 22 (17.60%) Windows 2000
8 21 (16.80%) Windows Vista
9 14 (11.20%) Windows 8
10 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (8.00%) Linux
12 6 (4.80%) Android
13 4 (3.20%) Apple iOS
14 3 (2.40%) AIX
14 3 (2.40%) Unix
15 1 (0.80%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.80%) VMS
15 1 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.40%) Problem-Solving
2 27 (21.60%) Migration
3 21 (16.80%) ITIL
4 20 (16.00%) ITSM
5 19 (15.20%) Time Management
6 13 (10.40%) Incident Management
7 11 (8.80%) Break/Fix
8 10 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (6.40%) Application Packaging
10 7 (5.60%) Configuration Management
11 6 (4.80%) Patch Management
11 6 (4.80%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 5 (4.00%) Prototyping
12 5 (4.00%) Software Distribution
13 4 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
14 3 (2.40%) Data Modelling
14 3 (2.40%) ETL
14 3 (2.40%) Project Management
14 3 (2.40%) Refactoring
14 3 (2.40%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.60%) SQL
2 13 (10.40%) VB
3 6 (4.80%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.00%) REXX
4 5 (4.00%) Tcl
5 4 (3.20%) C
5 4 (3.20%) VBA
5 4 (3.20%) VBScript
6 3 (2.40%) C++
6 3 (2.40%) Java
6 3 (2.40%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.40%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.40%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.40%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.60%) VB6
8 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 25 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.60%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.60%) MCDST
5 1 (0.80%) Degree
5 1 (0.80%) MCP
5 1 (0.80%) MCSA
5 1 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.80%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.80%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (9.60%) XenApp
4 6 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (4.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.40%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.60%) vSphere
8 1 (0.80%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.80%) Firmware
8 1 (0.80%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.80%) RHEV
8 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.80%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (14.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 17 (13.60%) ServiceCenter
3 15 (12.00%) SCCM
4 12 (9.60%) OpenView
4 12 (9.60%) OVSD
5 5 (4.00%) WSUS
6 4 (3.20%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (3.20%) SCOM
6 4 (3.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.40%) Oracle Statspack
7 3 (2.40%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.60%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.60%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.80%) Puppet
9 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.80%) vMotion
Vendors
1 61 (48.80%) Microsoft
2 37 (29.60%) HP
3 17 (13.60%) Bomgar
3 17 (13.60%) Citrix
3 17 (13.60%) Peregrine
3 17 (13.60%) Remedy
4 16 (12.80%) Adobe
5 14 (11.20%) VMware
6 12 (9.60%) Apple
7 6 (4.80%) Cisco
8 5 (4.00%) Lotus
9 4 (3.20%) McAfee
9 4 (3.20%) Symantec
10 3 (2.40%) Dell
10 3 (2.40%) IBM
10 3 (2.40%) Okta
10 3 (2.40%) Oracle
10 3 (2.40%) SAP
11 2 (1.60%) Avaya
11 2 (1.60%) Trend Micro