Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 656 471 547
Rank change year-on-year -185 +76 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 90 33 232
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.83% 0.64% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 18 80
10th Percentile £122 £167 £109
25th Percentile £138 £208 £119
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £150 £400 £175
Median % change year-on-year -62.50% +128.57% +6.06%
75th Percentile £216 £481 £338
90th Percentile £342 £638 £509
UK median daily rate £150 £400 £175
% change year-on-year -62.50% +128.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 108
10th Percentile £11.17 " "
25th Percentile £14.00 £11.17 £11.17
Median hourly rate £15.86 £13.75 £12.85
Median % change year-on-year +15.35% +7.05% -1.19%
75th Percentile £16.82 £19.06 £16.68
90th Percentile £18.04 £20.00 £17.88
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £11.78 £13.00
% change year-on-year +34.63% -9.38% +4.00%

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 10,828 5,137 15,710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.87% 18.52% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,484 3,335 10,118
10th Percentile £163 £177 £150
25th Percentile £325 £315 £270
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -1.16%
75th Percentile £588 £538 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 276 1,009
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.24
25th Percentile £14.13 £13.91 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.38 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £39.50 £35.66 £36.70
90th Percentile £62.15 £50.38 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +2.94%

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 27 October 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 27 October 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 27 October 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 -34 44 £150 -14.29% 3
North West -22 37 £150 -14.29% 3
London -206 12 £200 -50.00%
West Midlands -55 11 £150 - 4
Midlands -72 11 £150 -21.05% 6
South East -76 8 £290 -39.90% 1
East of England -47 6 £150 +15.38% 1
South West -50 5 £125 -74.00% 1
Yorkshire -51 5 £150 -
North East - 2 - -
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 34 (37.78%) Microsoft
4 32 (35.56%) Windows 7
5 31 (34.44%) Windows 10
6 26 (28.89%) Microsoft 365
7 24 (26.67%) Firewall
8 23 (25.56%) Security Cleared
9 20 (22.22%) ITIL
10 19 (21.11%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (21.11%) SC Cleared
10 19 (21.11%) Network Security
10 19 (21.11%) Network Management
10 19 (21.11%) DevOps
11 18 (20.00%) Windows 8
11 18 (20.00%) Software Engineering
12 17 (18.89%) C#
12 17 (18.89%) .NET
12 17 (18.89%) Social Skills
13 16 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
13 16 (17.78%) Migration
14 15 (16.67%) SLA
15 14 (15.56%) Break/Fix
15 14 (15.56%) Time Management
16 12 (13.33%) Citrix
17 11 (12.22%) Windows Server
18 10 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
18 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
19 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
19 9 (10.00%) Service Delivery

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 9 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.44%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.33%) IIS
4 2 (2.22%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.22%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.11%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.11%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 16 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (28.89%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (3.33%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (26.67%) Firewall
2 19 (21.11%) Network Security
3 9 (10.00%) VPN
4 8 (8.89%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.44%) DHCP
5 4 (4.44%) Internet
5 4 (4.44%) VLAN
6 3 (3.33%) DNS
6 3 (3.33%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.22%) HTTP
7 2 (2.22%) SSL
8 1 (1.11%) Intranet
8 1 (1.11%) Wireless
8 1 (1.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) MSI
1 1 (1.11%) Ranorex
General
1 17 (18.89%) Social Skills
2 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.67%) Finance
4 4 (4.44%) Law
5 3 (3.33%) Publishing
6 2 (2.22%) Legal
7 1 (1.11%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.11%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (25.56%) Desktop Engineer
2 19 (21.11%) Network Engineer
3 18 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 17 (18.89%) Analyst
5 13 (14.44%) Service Analyst
5 13 (14.44%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (12.22%) Desktop Support
7 9 (10.00%) IT Engineer
8 8 (8.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (7.78%) Deployment Engineer
9 7 (7.78%) IT Support
10 6 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
11 5 (5.56%) Build Engineer
11 5 (5.56%) Desktop Build Engineer
11 5 (5.56%) IT Analyst
11 5 (5.56%) Senior Desktop Engineer
12 4 (4.44%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 4 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 4 (4.44%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.89%) .NET
2 4 (4.44%) XMPP
3 2 (2.22%) EJB
3 2 (2.22%) HTML
3 2 (2.22%) JAAS
3 2 (2.22%) Java EE
3 2 (2.22%) JDBC
3 2 (2.22%) JMS
3 2 (2.22%) JNDI
3 2 (2.22%) JSP
3 2 (2.22%) JTA
3 2 (2.22%) Servlets
3 2 (2.22%) SOAP
3 2 (2.22%) UDDI
3 2 (2.22%) Web Services
3 2 (2.22%) WSDL
3 2 (2.22%) XML
4 1 (1.11%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.11%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.11%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.67%) iPhone
2 4 (4.44%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.44%) BYOD
3 3 (3.33%) Clustering
4 1 (1.11%) Analytical Mindset
4 1 (1.11%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.11%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 90 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (35.56%) Windows 7
3 31 (34.44%) Windows 10
4 18 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 11 (12.22%) Windows Server
6 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (6.67%) Linux
8 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (6.67%) Windows Vista
9 5 (5.56%) Android
9 5 (5.56%) Apple iOS
10 4 (4.44%) Mac OS X
10 4 (4.44%) Scientific Linux
10 4 (4.44%) Ubuntu
10 4 (4.44%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (2.22%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.22%) ITIL
2 19 (21.11%) DevOps
2 19 (21.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (21.11%) Network Management
3 18 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 16 (17.78%) Migration
5 14 (15.56%) Break/Fix
5 14 (15.56%) Time Management
6 10 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 8 (8.89%) Problem Management
9 7 (7.78%) Change Management
9 7 (7.78%) Incident Management
9 7 (7.78%) ITSM
10 5 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (5.56%) Service Delivery Management
11 4 (4.44%) Software Deployment
12 3 (3.33%) Asset Management
13 2 (2.22%) Co-Creation
13 2 (2.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.89%) C#
2 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.22%) Java
4 1 (1.11%) C
4 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (25.56%) Security Cleared
2 19 (21.11%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.44%) DBS Check
5 3 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (3.33%) MCITP
5 3 (3.33%) MCSA
6 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.11%) Degree
6 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) GDPR
System Software
1 40 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.22%) XenApp
3 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (8.89%) SCCM
2 2 (2.22%) OpenView
2 2 (2.22%) OVSD
3 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 34 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.33%) Citrix
3 8 (8.89%) HP
4 6 (6.67%) Samsung
4 6 (6.67%) ServiceNow
5 5 (5.56%) Apple
6 4 (4.44%) Dell
7 3 (3.33%) VMware
8 2 (2.22%) Veritas
9 1 (1.11%) Altiris
9 1 (1.11%) Borland
9 1 (1.11%) IBM
9 1 (1.11%) Lumension
9 1 (1.11%) McAfee
9 1 (1.11%) Oracle
9 1 (1.11%) SAP
9 1 (1.11%) Snow
9 1 (1.11%) Sophos
9 1 (1.11%) Sun