Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 534 399 231
Rank change year-on-year -135 -168 -113
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 321 500 1,074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.56% 1.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.68% 2.64% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 248 441
England median daily rate £175 £250 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +35.14% -2.63%
10th Percentile £108 £110 £108
90th Percentile £388 £400 £418
UK median daily rate £175 £251 £195
% change year-on-year -30.14% +28.46% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 105 275
England median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% - -0.28%
10th Percentile £11.09 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £19.50 £19.25 £23.75
UK median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -3.57% -0.28%

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 19,059 18,913 21,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.82% 21.03% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,303 12,002 12,784
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,151 1,133 1,706
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.61% +4.81%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £45.00 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% - +3.13%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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
London -61 109 £150 -18.37% 9
South East -28 76 £150 -34.78% 14
North of England -49 55 £225 -25.00% 20
Midlands -25 40 £175 +27.27% 13
West Midlands +17 27 £185 -32.73% 7
Yorkshire +9 27 £214 +17.12% 3
East of England -9 23 £343 +24.55% 8
North East +2 17 £320 -1.54% 2
South West -11 16 £168 -4.29% 4
East Midlands -25 12 £148 +18.95% 6
North West -36 11 £348 +11.20% 15
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 321 (100.00%) Windows
2 180 (56.07%) Active Directory
3 153 (47.66%) Windows 7
4 136 (42.37%) Microsoft
5 93 (28.97%) Microsoft Office
6 83 (25.86%) Windows 10
7 79 (24.61%) Windows Server
8 72 (22.43%) ITIL
9 68 (21.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 60 (18.69%) HP
11 58 (18.07%) Migration
11 58 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 55 (17.13%) Security Cleared
13 54 (16.82%) MS Exchange
14 52 (16.20%) Time Management
15 51 (15.89%) Windows 8
16 47 (14.64%) Office 365
17 42 (13.08%) DNS
18 40 (12.46%) LAN
19 39 (12.15%) Blackberry
19 39 (12.15%) SCCM
20 37 (11.53%) Internet
20 37 (11.53%) Unix
21 36 (11.21%) WAN
21 36 (11.21%) TCP/IP
22 35 (10.90%) Apple
22 35 (10.90%) Windows Vista
23 34 (10.59%) Finance
24 32 (9.97%) VMware
24 32 (9.97%) Cisco

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 (16.82%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (3.43%) IBM Notes
4 11 (3.43%) WebLogic
5 10 (3.12%) JBoss
6 8 (2.49%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.56%) IIS
8 2 (0.62%) GroupWise
8 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.31%) Apache
9 1 (0.31%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 93 (28.97%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.93%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.62%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.62%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 47 (14.64%) Office 365
2 5 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.25%) SaaS
4 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.62%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (13.08%) DNS
2 40 (12.46%) LAN
3 37 (11.53%) Internet
4 36 (11.21%) TCP/IP
4 36 (11.21%) WAN
5 29 (9.03%) VPN
6 25 (7.79%) DHCP
7 13 (4.05%) Firewall
8 10 (3.12%) SAN
8 10 (3.12%) Wireless
9 9 (2.80%) IP Telephony
9 9 (2.80%) OpenLDAP
10 8 (2.49%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (2.49%) SSH
11 7 (2.18%) VoIP
12 6 (1.87%) 3G
12 6 (1.87%) Intranet
13 4 (1.25%) ADSL
14 3 (0.93%) VLAN
15 2 (0.62%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.62%) GIS
3 2 (0.62%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.31%) MS Access
4 1 (0.31%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.25%) StarTeam
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.62%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.62%) MSI
3 2 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.31%) InstallShield
General
1 34 (10.59%) Finance
2 13 (4.05%) Spanish Language
3 11 (3.43%) Hindi Language
3 11 (3.43%) Tamil Language
3 11 (3.43%) Urdu Language
4 10 (3.12%) Legal
5 9 (2.80%) Banking
5 9 (2.80%) Retail
6 6 (1.87%) German Language
7 5 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.25%) French Language
9 3 (0.93%) Law
10 2 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.62%) Romanian Language
10 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.31%) Front Office
11 1 (0.31%) Military
11 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 96 (29.91%) Support Engineer
2 80 (24.92%) Desktop Support
3 72 (22.43%) Analyst
4 63 (19.63%) Desktop Engineer
5 45 (14.02%) Service Analyst
6 44 (13.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 44 (13.71%) Service Desk Analyst
7 40 (12.46%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (6.54%) 1st Line Support
9 20 (6.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 18 (5.61%) Service Desk Support
10 18 (5.61%) Support Analyst
11 17 (5.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 17 (5.30%) Windows Engineer
12 16 (4.98%) IT Support
13 15 (4.67%) IT Engineer
14 14 (4.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 14 (4.36%) IT Analyst
14 14 (4.36%) Senior Desktop Engineer
15 13 (4.05%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.80%) LDAP
2 4 (1.25%) HTML
3 3 (0.93%) jQuery
3 3 (0.93%) XML
4 2 (0.62%) Web Services
5 1 (0.31%) CSS
5 1 (0.31%) HTML5
5 1 (0.31%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (12.15%) Blackberry
2 19 (5.92%) Clustering
2 19 (5.92%) iPad
2 19 (5.92%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.05%) NHS
5 10 (3.12%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.80%) iPhone
7 7 (2.18%) Fat Client
7 7 (2.18%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.56%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.25%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.93%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.93%) PDA
11 2 (0.62%) AS400
11 2 (0.62%) CESG
11 2 (0.62%) CMDB
11 2 (0.62%) User Experience
12 1 (0.31%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 321 (100.00%) Windows
2 153 (47.66%) Windows 7
3 83 (25.86%) Windows 10
4 79 (24.61%) Windows Server
5 68 (21.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 58 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 51 (15.89%) Windows 8
8 37 (11.53%) Unix
9 35 (10.90%) Windows Vista
10 29 (9.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (6.23%) Linux
12 19 (5.92%) Solaris
13 18 (5.61%) Windows 2000
14 17 (5.30%) Android
15 14 (4.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (3.12%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.93%) Windows Phone
18 2 (0.62%) AIX
18 2 (0.62%) CentOS
18 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (22.43%) ITIL
2 58 (18.07%) Migration
3 52 (16.20%) Time Management
4 32 (9.97%) Break/Fix
5 30 (9.35%) Service Management
6 23 (7.17%) Service Delivery
7 19 (5.92%) Incident Management
8 12 (3.74%) Problem Management
9 11 (3.43%) ITSM
9 11 (3.43%) Performance Management
10 10 (3.12%) Change Management
11 9 (2.80%) Data Protection
12 8 (2.49%) DevOps
12 8 (2.49%) Information Security
13 7 (2.18%) Feasibility Study
13 7 (2.18%) PRINCE2
14 6 (1.87%) Coaching
15 5 (1.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 5 (1.56%) Patch Management
16 4 (1.25%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.48%) SQL
2 20 (6.23%) Java
3 14 (4.36%) PL/SQL
4 12 (3.74%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.87%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.87%) Korn
5 6 (1.87%) Perl
6 4 (1.25%) VBScript
7 2 (0.62%) VB
8 1 (0.31%) PHP
8 1 (0.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 55 (17.13%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 25 (7.79%) DV Cleared
3 25 (7.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (3.12%) MCP
5 7 (2.18%) HNC
5 7 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.25%) A+ Certification
6 4 (1.25%) CCNA
6 4 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.25%) MCSA
6 4 (1.25%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.25%) PMP
6 4 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.93%) CCA
7 3 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.93%) MCSE
8 2 (0.62%) Degree
9 1 (0.31%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.92%) SLA
2 6 (1.87%) PMO
3 2 (0.62%) GMP
4 1 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 180 (56.07%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.67%) vSphere
4 9 (2.80%) NFS
4 9 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.25%) XenApp
7 3 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.93%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.62%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.62%) XenServer
9 1 (0.31%) Firmware
9 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (12.15%) SCCM
2 23 (7.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 19 (5.92%) NetBackup
3 19 (5.92%) Netcool
4 9 (2.80%) WSUS
5 6 (1.87%) DameWare
6 5 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.25%) OpenView
7 4 (1.25%) OVSD
7 4 (1.25%) ThinApp
8 3 (0.93%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.93%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.93%) EdgeSight
8 3 (0.93%) SCOM
9 2 (0.62%) Ansible
9 2 (0.62%) Dollar Universe
9 2 (0.62%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.62%) Nagios
10 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 136 (42.37%) Microsoft
2 60 (18.69%) HP
3 35 (10.90%) Apple
4 32 (9.97%) Cisco
4 32 (9.97%) VMware
5 31 (9.66%) Oracle
6 26 (8.10%) Citrix
7 23 (7.17%) McAfee
8 15 (4.67%) Dell
9 14 (4.36%) Veritas
10 12 (3.74%) Red Hat
10 12 (3.74%) Remedy
11 11 (3.43%) Lotus
12 8 (2.49%) Ivanti
13 4 (1.25%) Avaya
13 4 (1.25%) Borland
13 4 (1.25%) Lumension
13 4 (1.25%) SAP
14 3 (0.93%) IBM
14 3 (0.93%) Sage