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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 706 567 494
Rank change year-on-year -139 -73 +96
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 55 54 132
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.079% 0.12% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.51% 0.73% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 59
10th Percentile £139 £159 £120
25th Percentile £147 £334 £122
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £190 £400 £168
Median % change year-on-year -52.50% +138.10% +15.86%
75th Percentile £233 £478 £481
90th Percentile £250 £494 £530
UK median daily rate £200 £444 £210
% change year-on-year -54.93% +111.31% +44.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 19 42
10th Percentile - - £11.02
25th Percentile £13.87 £11.17 £13.00
Median hourly rate £15.74 £11.78 £14.62
Median % change year-on-year +33.62% -19.44% +12.48%
75th Percentile £20.00 £15.88 £17.83
90th Percentile £50.00 £19.24 £19.50
UK median hourly rate £15.80 £12.39 £14.62
% change year-on-year +27.52% -15.27% +12.48%

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 10,793 7,356 8,600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.47% 15.88% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,416 4,838 5,664
10th Percentile £174 £185 £150
25th Percentile £325 £330 £281
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.41%
75th Percentile £625 £550 £538
90th Percentile £700 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 355 620
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.64 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.75 £13.45 £13.69
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.42
Median % change year-on-year +22.86% +0.44% +2.79%
75th Percentile £50.77 £40.00 £21.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £59.50 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% - +5.74%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
North of England -46 18 £146 -41.50% 3
North West -32 16 £146 -41.50% 1
West Midlands -33 14 £215 -14.00%
Midlands -38 14 £215 -14.00%
London -102 7 £185 -60.00% 4
South West - 7 £195 -
South East -36 6 £538 +35.22% 9
East of England -32 4 £178 -14.46%
Yorkshire -32 2 - - 2
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (56.36%) Microsoft
3 27 (49.09%) Active Directory
3 27 (49.09%) Windows 10
4 22 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
5 20 (36.36%) Firewall
6 18 (32.73%) Network Management
7 17 (30.91%) Security Cleared
7 17 (30.91%) MS Exchange
7 17 (30.91%) DHCP
8 16 (29.09%) DNS
8 16 (29.09%) SQL Server
8 16 (29.09%) Social Skills
9 15 (27.27%) Windows 7
9 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
10 12 (21.82%) PowerShell
11 11 (20.00%) SCCM
11 11 (20.00%) Network Security
11 11 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (20.00%) Software Engineering
11 11 (20.00%) C#
11 11 (20.00%) .NET
11 11 (20.00%) DevOps
11 11 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (18.18%) Windows Server
12 10 (18.18%) Microsoft 365
12 10 (18.18%) SLA
12 10 (18.18%) ITIL
12 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (16.36%) LAN

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 17 (30.91%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.82%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.82%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (12.73%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (36.36%) Firewall
2 17 (30.91%) DHCP
3 16 (29.09%) DNS
4 11 (20.00%) Network Security
5 9 (16.36%) LAN
6 8 (14.55%) TCP/IP
6 8 (14.55%) WAN
7 5 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.64%) ADSL
8 2 (3.64%) ATM
8 2 (3.64%) Broadband
8 2 (3.64%) VLAN
8 2 (3.64%) VoIP
8 2 (3.64%) VPN
8 2 (3.64%) Wireless
8 2 (3.64%) WLAN
9 1 (1.82%) Internet
9 1 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.82%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.09%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.82%) MSI
General
1 16 (29.09%) Social Skills
2 5 (9.09%) Law
3 4 (7.27%) Finance
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Banking
4 2 (3.64%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) IT Support
1 14 (25.45%) Support Engineer
2 11 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 10 (18.18%) IT Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) IT Support Engineer
5 8 (14.55%) Analyst
5 8 (14.55%) Desktop Support
6 6 (10.91%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (7.27%) Field Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Field Support Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Deskside Support
9 2 (3.64%) IT Support Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) IT Support Technician
9 2 (3.64%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Life Science
2 1 (1.82%) Analytical Mindset
2 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.82%) Industry 4.0
2 1 (1.82%) iPhone
2 1 (1.82%) Legacy Systems
2 1 (1.82%) PDA
2 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (49.09%) Windows 10
3 15 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 10 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (10.91%) Linux
6 6 (10.91%) Windows 8
6 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (10.91%) Windows Vista
7 5 (9.09%) Mac OS X
8 4 (7.27%) Scientific Linux
8 4 (7.27%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.64%) Android
9 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Network Management
2 11 (20.00%) DevOps
2 11 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 10 (18.18%) ITIL
4 8 (14.55%) Time Management
5 6 (10.91%) Migration
6 5 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 5 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 4 (7.27%) Antivirus Management
7 4 (7.27%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (7.27%) ERP
7 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery Management
8 3 (5.45%) Asset Management
8 3 (5.45%) Break/Fix
8 3 (5.45%) Change Control
8 3 (5.45%) ITSM
9 2 (3.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) PowerShell
2 11 (20.00%) C#
3 6 (10.91%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (30.91%) Security Cleared
2 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.09%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.82%) CCNA
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.82%) MCSE
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) SLA
2 4 (7.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 27 (49.09%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.73%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.09%) XenApp
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.82%) ThinApp
2 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (56.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Citrix
3 4 (7.27%) Acronis
3 4 (7.27%) JD Edwards
3 4 (7.27%) MAPICS
3 4 (7.27%) Veeam
4 3 (5.45%) Cisco
4 3 (5.45%) HP
4 3 (5.45%) IBM
5 2 (3.64%) Dell
5 2 (3.64%) SAP
6 1 (1.82%) Adobe
6 1 (1.82%) Apple
6 1 (1.82%) Bomgar
6 1 (1.82%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.82%) Meraki
6 1 (1.82%) Peregrine
6 1 (1.82%) Remedy
6 1 (1.82%) VMware