Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 510 374 191
Rank change year-on-year -136 -183 -115
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 316 649 1322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.64% 1.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.77% 2.89% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 254 513
England median daily rate £150 £175 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - -7.89%
10th Percentile £119 £103 £103
90th Percentile £359 £374 £414
UK median daily rate £165 £185 £170
% change year-on-year -10.81% +8.82% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 162 433
England median hourly rate £14.00 £13.94 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.47% -1.87% +1.14%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.52 £10.00
90th Percentile £17.50 £20.00 £20.59
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% -0.28%

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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 17873 22489 22533
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.37% 22.17% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11333 14357 13231
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £555
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1062 1187 1798
England median hourly rate £16.81 £16.50 £16.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +1.98% +2.73%
10th Percentile £10.69 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year - +1.85% +2.00%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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
South East -10 89 £145 -27.50% 8
London -87 72 £160 -8.57% 10
North of England -7 65 £185 +5.71% 15
Midlands -33 40 £125 -9.09% 8
North West +7 32 £120 -31.43% 11
East of England -20 27 £381 +129.32% 5
East Midlands -38 25 £125 +12.61% 2
South West -2 23 £120 -41.46% 3
North East +41 18 £310 +9.73%
Yorkshire +7 15 £153 +22.00% 4
West Midlands -7 14 £135 -4.42% 6
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 316 (100.00%) Windows
2 190 (60.13%) Active Directory
3 180 (56.96%) Microsoft
4 151 (47.78%) Windows 7
5 134 (42.41%) Microsoft Office
6 62 (19.62%) ITIL
6 62 (19.62%) Windows 10
7 61 (19.30%) Windows Server
8 59 (18.67%) Migration
9 55 (17.41%) DNS
9 55 (17.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 52 (16.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 50 (15.82%) Windows 8
12 49 (15.51%) MS Exchange
13 48 (15.19%) Citrix
14 39 (12.34%) Blackberry
15 35 (11.08%) HP
15 35 (11.08%) TCP/IP
16 34 (10.76%) LAN
16 34 (10.76%) Security Cleared
17 33 (10.44%) Office 365
17 33 (10.44%) VPN
17 33 (10.44%) DHCP
18 32 (10.13%) Time Management
19 31 (9.81%) SCCM
19 31 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
19 31 (9.81%) WAN
19 31 (9.81%) SQL
20 29 (9.18%) Unix
20 29 (9.18%) VMware

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 49 (15.51%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2003
2 26 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (7.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 23 (7.28%) SharePoint
5 22 (6.96%) IBM Notes
6 14 (4.43%) WebLogic
7 12 (3.80%) JBoss
8 8 (2.53%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.58%) Apache
10 5 (1.58%) IIS
10 5 (1.58%) Live Communications Server
10 5 (1.58%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.27%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.95%) GroupWise
13 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 134 (42.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.95%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.63%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.32%) assyst
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.32%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.44%) Office 365
2 7 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (1.27%) SaaS
4 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 55 (17.41%) DNS
2 35 (11.08%) TCP/IP
3 34 (10.76%) LAN
4 33 (10.44%) DHCP
4 33 (10.44%) VPN
5 31 (9.81%) WAN
6 22 (6.96%) Firewall
7 14 (4.43%) LDAP
7 14 (4.43%) OpenLDAP
7 14 (4.43%) SSH
8 13 (4.11%) Wireless
9 11 (3.48%) 3G
10 10 (3.16%) Remote Desktop
10 10 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (2.85%) Internet
12 6 (1.90%) SAN
13 4 (1.27%) ADSL
13 4 (1.27%) Extranet
13 4 (1.27%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.58%) MS Access
3 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.27%) MSI
2 3 (0.95%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.63%) JIRA
3 2 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.32%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.32%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.32%) Subversion
4 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (8.86%) Finance
2 7 (2.22%) Legal
2 7 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.58%) Banking
3 5 (1.58%) Front Office
4 4 (1.27%) Law
5 3 (0.95%) Back Office
5 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.95%) Publishing
5 3 (0.95%) Retail
6 2 (0.63%) Japanese Language
6 2 (0.63%) Local Government
7 1 (0.32%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) Billing
7 1 (0.32%) Electronics
7 1 (0.32%) French Language
7 1 (0.32%) German Language
7 1 (0.32%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 100 (31.65%) Analyst
2 83 (26.27%) Support Engineer
3 64 (20.25%) Desktop Support
4 63 (19.94%) Service Analyst
4 63 (19.94%) Service Desk Analyst
5 49 (15.51%) Desktop Engineer
6 44 (13.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 39 (12.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 35 (11.08%) Support Analyst
9 27 (8.54%) 1st Line Support
10 25 (7.91%) IT Analyst
10 25 (7.91%) IT Support
11 23 (7.28%) Service Desk Support
12 17 (5.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 17 (5.38%) IT Support Analyst
13 14 (4.43%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 14 (4.43%) Service Desk Support Analyst
14 13 (4.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 13 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 13 (4.11%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.95%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (0.63%) XML
3 1 (0.32%) .NET
3 1 (0.32%) HTML
3 1 (0.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.34%) Blackberry
2 31 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.43%) Driving Licence
3 14 (4.43%) Smartphone
4 13 (4.11%) Fat Client
4 13 (4.11%) iPad
4 13 (4.11%) Thin Client
5 12 (3.80%) iPhone
6 9 (2.85%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.22%) Clustering
7 7 (2.22%) NHS
8 5 (1.58%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.95%) Handset
10 3 (0.95%) PDA
10 3 (0.95%) Replication
11 1 (0.32%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.32%) EPoS
11 1 (0.32%) Equities
11 1 (0.32%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 316 (100.00%) Windows
2 151 (47.78%) Windows 7
3 62 (19.62%) Windows 10
4 61 (19.30%) Windows Server
5 55 (17.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (16.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (15.82%) Windows 8
8 29 (9.18%) Unix
9 28 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (8.54%) Linux
11 22 (6.96%) Apple iOS
12 15 (4.75%) Android
12 15 (4.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (4.75%) Windows 2000
12 15 (4.75%) Windows Vista
13 7 (2.22%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.58%) Solaris
15 3 (0.95%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.63%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (19.62%) ITIL
2 59 (18.67%) Migration
3 32 (10.13%) Time Management
4 25 (7.91%) Service Management
5 19 (6.01%) Break/Fix
5 19 (6.01%) Data Migration
5 19 (6.01%) Problem Management
6 14 (4.43%) Proactive Monitoring
7 12 (3.80%) Incident Management
7 12 (3.80%) ITSM
7 12 (3.80%) Service Delivery
8 11 (3.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (2.85%) Change Management
9 9 (2.85%) DevOps
10 8 (2.53%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 7 (2.22%) Coaching
12 6 (1.90%) Application Packaging
12 6 (1.90%) Change Control
12 6 (1.90%) Data Protection
12 6 (1.90%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.81%) SQL
2 22 (6.96%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.75%) PL/SQL
4 13 (4.11%) VBScript
5 11 (3.48%) Korn
5 11 (3.48%) Perl
6 8 (2.53%) VB
7 4 (1.27%) Tcl
8 3 (0.95%) REXX
9 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.32%) C
10 1 (0.32%) C++
10 1 (0.32%) Java
10 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.32%) VB6
10 1 (0.32%) VC++
Qualifications
1 34 (10.76%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (6.33%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.06%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.43%) MCP
6 10 (3.16%) MCSE
7 8 (2.53%) MCSA
8 6 (1.90%) CCNA
8 6 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.58%) A+ Certification
9 5 (1.58%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.27%) MCITP
11 3 (0.95%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.95%) HNC
12 2 (0.63%) CCENT
12 2 (0.63%) Degree
12 2 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.63%) MCDST
12 2 (0.63%) SSCP
13 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.01%) SLA
2 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 190 (60.13%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.43%) NFS
4 10 (3.16%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.53%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.90%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (1.58%) vSphere
8 4 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.95%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.95%) XenApp
10 2 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 31 (9.81%) SCCM
2 10 (3.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (1.90%) NetBackup
3 6 (1.90%) Netcool
3 6 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (1.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 5 (1.58%) Unicenter
5 4 (1.27%) SCOM
6 3 (0.95%) Ansible
6 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.63%) Dollar Universe
7 2 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.63%) WSUS
8 1 (0.32%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.32%) DameWare
8 1 (0.32%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 180 (56.96%) Microsoft
2 48 (15.19%) Citrix
3 35 (11.08%) HP
4 29 (9.18%) VMware
5 27 (8.54%) Cisco
5 27 (8.54%) Oracle
6 25 (7.91%) Apple
7 21 (6.65%) Lotus
8 16 (5.06%) Dell
8 16 (5.06%) Red Hat
9 13 (4.11%) LANDesk
10 11 (3.48%) Symantec
11 7 (2.22%) Remedy
12 6 (1.90%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.90%) Sophos
12 6 (1.90%) Veritas
13 5 (1.58%) EMC
13 5 (1.58%) Informatica
13 5 (1.58%) Samsung
13 5 (1.58%) Xerox
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