Period
to 5 May 2021

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 5 May 2021 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
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 546 465 585
Rank change year-on-year -81 +120 -65
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 54 157 265
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.33% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.75% 1.63% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 69 123
10th Percentile £145 £108 £105
25th Percentile £350 £120 £115
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £431 £157 £145
Median % change year-on-year +174.68% +8.28% -12.12%
75th Percentile £488 £481 £299
90th Percentile £498 £530 £400
UK median daily rate £456 £210 £145
% change year-on-year +117.26% +44.83% -12.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 50 111
10th Percentile " £11.15 £10.75
25th Percentile £11.17 £11.63 £11.17
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% -
75th Percentile £16.51 £17.83 £16.00
90th Percentile £59.88 £19.55 £17.83
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -

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 7,197 9,637 17,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.21% 20.09% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,749 6,283 11,159
10th Percentile £185 £145 £160
25th Percentile £325 £260 £318
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £440
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% -
75th Percentile £540 £529 £538
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 731 982
10th Percentile £11.71 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.98 £13.81 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.89 £17.50 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.20% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £42.63 £21.50 £28.04
90th Percentile £57.50 £47.38 £48.73
UK median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.54% +2.94% +3.03%

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 5 May 2021.

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 5 May 2021.

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 5 May 2021. 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 +41 21 £250 -20.63% 3
North West +37 18 £250 +78.57% 3
South East +18 10 £398 +218.00% 1
East of England +5 9 £208 -17.00% 1
London -40 4 £463 +120.24% 1
Midlands +6 3 £250 +78.57% 2
Yorkshire +23 2 - -
East Midlands +10 2 - - 1
South West +34 1 £125 -65.99%
North East +23 1 - -
West Midlands +3 1 £250 - 1
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 5 May 2021, 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 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (59.26%) Active Directory
3 26 (48.15%) Windows 10
4 23 (42.59%) MS Exchange
4 23 (42.59%) Security Cleared
5 22 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (40.74%) VMware
5 22 (40.74%) SharePoint
6 21 (38.89%) Clustering
7 20 (37.04%) Microsoft 365
8 18 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 18 (33.33%) Azure
9 17 (31.48%) Linux
9 17 (31.48%) Microsoft Intune
9 17 (31.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (29.63%) WAAS
10 16 (29.63%) IBM BigFix
10 16 (29.63%) Microsoft Clustering
10 16 (29.63%) EMC VNX
10 16 (29.63%) IIS
10 16 (29.63%) SQL Server
10 16 (29.63%) Red Hat
10 16 (29.63%) DNS
10 16 (29.63%) EMC
10 16 (29.63%) Middleware
10 16 (29.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (29.63%) SCCM
11 15 (27.78%) SC Cleared
12 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
12 14 (25.93%) Windows 7

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 23 (42.59%) MS Exchange
2 22 (40.74%) SharePoint
3 16 (29.63%) IIS
4 5 (9.26%) MS Project Server
5 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.70%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (37.04%) Microsoft 365
2 18 (33.33%) Azure
3 1 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.63%) DNS
1 16 (29.63%) WAAS
2 3 (5.56%) VPN
3 2 (3.70%) Firewall
3 2 (3.70%) Internet
3 2 (3.70%) Network Security
4 1 (1.85%) HTTP
4 1 (1.85%) LAN
4 1 (1.85%) SSL
4 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.85%) VoIP
4 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.63%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (20.37%) Social Skills
3 8 (14.81%) Public Sector
4 3 (5.56%) Finance
5 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.85%) Law
6 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.85%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 15 (27.78%) Architect
2 12 (22.22%) Technical Architect
3 7 (12.96%) Analyst
4 5 (9.26%) Deployment Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Field Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Field Hardware Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Hardware Engineer
4 5 (9.26%) Printer Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Build Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Desktop Support
5 4 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Computer Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.63%) Middleware
2 2 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (1.85%) EJB
3 1 (1.85%) HTML
3 1 (1.85%) JAAS
3 1 (1.85%) Java EE
3 1 (1.85%) JDBC
3 1 (1.85%) JMS
3 1 (1.85%) JNDI
3 1 (1.85%) JSP
3 1 (1.85%) JTA
3 1 (1.85%) Servlets
3 1 (1.85%) SOAP
3 1 (1.85%) UDDI
3 1 (1.85%) Web Services
3 1 (1.85%) WSDL
3 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (38.89%) Clustering
2 16 (29.63%) EMC VNX
3 5 (9.26%) Management Information System
3 5 (9.26%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (5.56%) iPhone
5 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (48.15%) Windows 10
3 18 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 17 (31.48%) Linux
4 17 (31.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (29.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (25.93%) Windows 7
7 5 (9.26%) Windows 8
7 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (9.26%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.70%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.85%) OS/400
9 1 (1.85%) Unix
9 1 (1.85%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) Break/Fix
1 14 (25.93%) Migration
2 12 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (22.22%) Time Management
3 9 (16.67%) Incident Management
4 5 (9.26%) Coaching
4 5 (9.26%) Integration Testing
4 5 (9.26%) Preventative Maintenance
5 4 (7.41%) ITIL
5 4 (7.41%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.56%) Change Management
7 2 (3.70%) DevOps
7 2 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.70%) Inventory Management
7 2 (3.70%) Network Management
7 2 (3.70%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.85%) Data Migration
8 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (1.85%) Inventory Control
8 1 (1.85%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) PowerShell
1 4 (7.41%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (1.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (42.59%) Security Cleared
2 15 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.96%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.56%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.85%) CCNA
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.85%) MCITP
5 1 (1.85%) MCSA
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 32 (59.26%) Active Directory
2 22 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (9.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (31.48%) Microsoft Intune
2 16 (29.63%) IBM BigFix
2 16 (29.63%) Microsoft Clustering
2 16 (29.63%) SCCM
3 4 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (7.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.85%) OpenView
4 1 (1.85%) OVSD
Vendors
1 22 (40.74%) VMware
2 16 (29.63%) EMC
2 16 (29.63%) Red Hat
3 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.41%) Borland
4 4 (7.41%) Lumension
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle
5 3 (5.56%) Citrix
5 3 (5.56%) Samsung
6 2 (3.70%) Cisco
6 2 (3.70%) Lotus
7 1 (1.85%) Adobe
7 1 (1.85%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.85%) HP
7 1 (1.85%) Polycom
7 1 (1.85%) Reuters