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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 425 312 175
Rank change year-on-year -113 -137  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 159 349 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.68% 1.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.81% 3.08% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 143 262
Median daily rate £145 £175 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £373 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £180 £175
% change year-on-year - +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 89 220
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £21.34 £20.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.12%  

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 8792 11341 11250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.21% 22.07% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5619 7192 6434
Median daily rate £420 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 627 919
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +1.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Windows XP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -3 45 £148 -10.60% 12
London -46 39 £146 -16.42% 2
North West +27 18 £150 -14.28% 3
East of England -11 18 £350 +124.00% 2
South West -1 12 £120 -63.07% 2
East Midlands -30 12 £125 -23.07% 1
West Midlands -6 7 £115 -32.35% 2
Yorkshire +6 6 £153 +12.96% 6
North East 0 2 £390 +43.11%
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 379 (100.00%) Windows
2 226 (59.63%) Microsoft
3 194 (51.19%) Active Directory
4 178 (46.97%) Windows 7
5 164 (43.27%) Microsoft Office
6 91 (24.01%) ITIL
7 66 (17.41%) Windows 10
8 65 (17.15%) Analytical Skills
8 65 (17.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 64 (16.89%) Citrix
10 62 (16.36%) Windows Server
11 61 (16.09%) Windows 8
11 61 (16.09%) Windows Server 2008
12 56 (14.78%) Blackberry
13 51 (13.46%) Migration
14 49 (12.93%) Service Management
14 49 (12.93%) Microsoft Excel
15 48 (12.66%) MS Exchange
15 48 (12.66%) Windows 2000
15 48 (12.66%) Problem Management
16 47 (12.40%) SLA
17 45 (11.87%) Finance
17 45 (11.87%) Security Cleared
18 44 (11.61%) Unix
18 44 (11.61%) Linux
19 43 (11.35%) Office 365
20 42 (11.08%) LAN
21 39 (10.29%) DNS
21 39 (10.29%) WAN
22 38 (10.03%) TCP/IP

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 48 (12.66%) MS Exchange
2 35 (9.23%) WebSphere
3 31 (8.18%) IBM Notes
4 26 (6.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 26 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 26 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (5.54%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.37%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.85%) Apache
7 7 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.85%) IIS
8 6 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.32%) Live Communications Server
9 5 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.06%) SAS
11 3 (0.79%) JBoss
11 3 (0.79%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 164 (43.27%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (12.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (8.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.85%) Eikon
2 4 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 43 (11.35%) Office 365
2 31 (8.18%) SaaS
3 28 (7.39%) IaaS
3 28 (7.39%) PaaS
4 15 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.53%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 42 (11.08%) LAN
2 39 (10.29%) DNS
2 39 (10.29%) WAN
3 38 (10.03%) TCP/IP
4 35 (9.23%) DHCP
5 34 (8.97%) VPN
6 20 (5.28%) Remote Desktop
7 17 (4.49%) Firewall
8 15 (3.96%) Wireless
9 14 (3.69%) VoIP
10 11 (2.90%) Internet
11 10 (2.64%) SAN
12 8 (2.11%) ATM
12 8 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (1.85%) 3G
14 5 (1.32%) Extranet
14 5 (1.32%) HTTP
14 5 (1.32%) Skype
14 5 (1.32%) SSL
15 4 (1.06%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.03%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.01%) MS Access
3 15 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
4 12 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (0.79%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (0.26%) MySQL
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.32%) JIRA
1 5 (1.32%) MSI
2 3 (0.79%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.53%) Travis CI
3 2 (0.53%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.26%) MSTest
4 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.26%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 45 (11.87%) Finance
2 22 (5.80%) Banking
3 19 (5.01%) Legal
4 10 (2.64%) Retail
4 10 (2.64%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.85%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.58%) Law
7 5 (1.32%) Back Office
7 5 (1.32%) Local Government
8 4 (1.06%) Electronics
8 4 (1.06%) Japanese Language
8 4 (1.06%) Marketing
8 4 (1.06%) Publishing
9 3 (0.79%) Advertising
9 3 (0.79%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.53%) Front Office
10 2 (0.53%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 139 (36.68%) Analyst
2 84 (22.16%) Service Analyst
3 82 (21.64%) Service Desk Analyst
3 82 (21.64%) Support Engineer
4 56 (14.78%) Support Analyst
5 55 (14.51%) Desktop Support
6 52 (13.72%) 2nd Line Support
7 46 (12.14%) Desktop Engineer
8 38 (10.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 34 (8.97%) IT Support
10 33 (8.71%) 1st Line Support
11 29 (7.65%) Service Desk Support
12 25 (6.60%) IT Analyst
13 23 (6.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 22 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 21 (5.54%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 18 (4.75%) IT Engineer
16 18 (4.75%) IT Support Analyst
16 18 (4.75%) Windows Engineer
17 17 (4.49%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.69%) .NET
2 3 (0.79%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (0.53%) J2EE
3 2 (0.53%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 65 (17.15%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (14.78%) Blackberry
3 26 (6.86%) iPad
4 23 (6.07%) iPhone
5 16 (4.22%) Fat Client
5 16 (4.22%) Thin Client
6 15 (3.96%) Clustering
7 13 (3.43%) Management Information System
8 12 (3.17%) Tandem
9 11 (2.90%) Driving Licence
10 9 (2.37%) NHS
10 9 (2.37%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.06%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.06%) PKI
12 3 (0.79%) EPoS
12 3 (0.79%) Handset
12 3 (0.79%) PDA
13 2 (0.53%) Equities
13 2 (0.53%) SWIFT
13 2 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 379 (100.00%) Windows
2 178 (46.97%) Windows 7
3 66 (17.41%) Windows 10
4 65 (17.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 62 (16.36%) Windows Server
6 61 (16.09%) Windows 8
6 61 (16.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (12.66%) Windows 2000
8 44 (11.61%) Linux
8 44 (11.61%) Unix
9 36 (9.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (8.97%) AIX
11 21 (5.54%) Apple iOS
12 20 (5.28%) Android
13 18 (4.75%) Windows Vista
14 15 (3.96%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.32%) Mac OS
16 4 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.79%) Solaris
17 3 (0.79%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (24.01%) ITIL
2 51 (13.46%) Migration
3 49 (12.93%) Service Management
4 48 (12.66%) Problem Management
5 37 (9.76%) ITSM
6 35 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (8.71%) Change Management
8 28 (7.39%) Open Source
9 25 (6.60%) Data Analysis
9 25 (6.60%) Data Management
10 24 (6.33%) Incident Management
11 23 (6.07%) DevOps
12 19 (5.01%) PRINCE2
12 19 (5.01%) Release Management
13 17 (4.49%) Time Management
14 15 (3.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 13 (3.43%) Continuous Improvement
16 12 (3.17%) Service Delivery
17 11 (2.90%) Stakeholder Management
17 11 (2.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.33%) SQL
2 23 (6.07%) PowerShell
3 20 (5.28%) VB
4 15 (3.96%) VB6
5 12 (3.17%) VB.NET
5 12 (3.17%) VBA
6 9 (2.37%) VBScript
7 5 (1.32%) Java
8 3 (0.79%) Korn
8 3 (0.79%) Perl
8 3 (0.79%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.79%) REXX
8 3 (0.79%) Tcl
9 2 (0.53%) C#
10 1 (0.26%) C
10 1 (0.26%) C++
10 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.26%) VC++
Qualifications
1 45 (11.87%) Security Cleared
2 21 (5.54%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (4.22%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.85%) MCP
6 6 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.58%) MCSE
7 5 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
7 5 (1.32%) DBS Check
7 5 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.06%) MCDST
9 2 (0.53%) CCNA
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.53%) Degree
9 2 (0.53%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.53%) MCITP
9 2 (0.53%) MCSA
9 2 (0.53%) MOS
9 2 (0.53%) NVQ Level 3
10 1 (0.26%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (12.40%) SLA
2 6 (1.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.53%) QA
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 194 (51.19%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (3.43%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.37%) XenDesktop
5 8 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (1.32%) XenApp
7 4 (1.06%) ISA Server
7 4 (1.06%) vSphere
8 3 (0.79%) NFS
8 3 (0.79%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.79%) XenServer
9 2 (0.53%) Firmware
9 2 (0.53%) Xen
10 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 36 (9.50%) SCCM
2 10 (2.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (2.37%) NetBackup
4 7 (1.85%) Netcool
4 7 (1.85%) Unicenter
4 7 (1.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 6 (1.58%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.53%) AppDNA
7 2 (0.53%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.53%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.53%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.53%) Puppet
7 2 (0.53%) SafeCom
7 2 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 226 (59.63%) Microsoft
2 64 (16.89%) Citrix
3 30 (7.92%) HP
3 30 (7.92%) Lotus
4 25 (6.60%) VMware
5 24 (6.33%) Apple
6 19 (5.01%) Cisco
7 17 (4.49%) Oracle
7 17 (4.49%) Symantec
8 12 (3.17%) LANDesk
9 11 (2.90%) Google
9 11 (2.90%) Intel Security
9 11 (2.90%) Veritas
10 10 (2.64%) ServiceNow
11 9 (2.37%) Bloomberg
11 9 (2.37%) Remedy
12 8 (2.11%) Sophos
13 7 (1.85%) Dell
13 7 (1.85%) EMC
13 7 (1.85%) Reuters
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