Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 2019 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 579 510 509
Rank change year-on-year -69 -1 -162
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 229 355 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.39% 0.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.40% 1.87% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 96 112
England median daily rate £175 £150 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -16.08%
10th Percentile £105 £106 £115
90th Percentile £388 £406 £372
UK median daily rate £175 £170 £160
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 187 124
England median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.14% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £18.00 £17.90 £17.50
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.70
% change year-on-year - -5.11% -2.14%

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 16,408 18,950 17,229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.81% 20.87% 20.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,479 11,979 10,931
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £160 £185 £204
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 985 1,275 1,020
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.17% -2.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -2.94%

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 17 June 2019.

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 17 June 2019.

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 17 June 2019. 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 +4 46 £263 +94.44% 3
London +10 45 £113 -35.53% 2
East of England -12 41 £183 +48.98%
South East +2 39 £193 +37.50% 3
South West -15 37 £140 -56.92% 1
North West -7 24 £338 +150.00% 2
Yorkshire +10 21 £188 -17.58% 1
Midlands -18 21 £175 +18.64% 2
West Midlands -17 12 £295 -10.61% 2
East Midlands +1 9 £120 -5.88%
North East +13 1 - -
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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.

1 229 (100.00%) Windows
2 120 (52.40%) Microsoft
3 116 (50.66%) Active Directory
4 109 (47.60%) Windows 7
5 105 (45.85%) Windows 10
6 73 (31.88%) Migration
7 72 (31.44%) Microsoft Office
8 64 (27.95%) Time Management
9 53 (23.14%) Windows 8
10 47 (20.52%) Office 365
10 47 (20.52%) Break/Fix
11 37 (16.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 30 (13.10%) Apple
13 28 (12.23%) SCCM
14 25 (10.92%) Windows Server 2008
15 24 (10.48%) ITIL
15 24 (10.48%) Windows Server
16 23 (10.04%) VPN
17 21 (9.17%) MS Exchange
17 21 (9.17%) VMware
18 20 (8.73%) HP
18 20 (8.73%) TCP/IP
18 20 (8.73%) Remote Desktop
18 20 (8.73%) Windows Server 2012
19 18 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
20 17 (7.42%) Firewall
20 17 (7.42%) Security Cleared
20 17 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
20 17 (7.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
20 17 (7.42%) Remedy

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 21 (9.17%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (3.93%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.93%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.06%) IBM Notes
5 6 (2.62%) Confluence
5 6 (2.62%) SAS
6 5 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.31%) IIS
9 2 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.87%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.44%) Apache
10 1 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 72 (31.44%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (7.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 13 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (3.93%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.75%) MS Visio
6 3 (1.31%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (3.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (2.62%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 47 (20.52%) Office 365
2 13 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.18%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (2.18%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (1.31%) SaaS
5 2 (0.87%) Dropbox
5 2 (0.87%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.04%) VPN
2 20 (8.73%) Remote Desktop
2 20 (8.73%) TCP/IP
3 17 (7.42%) Firewall
4 15 (6.55%) Internet
5 13 (5.68%) DHCP
6 12 (5.24%) WAN
7 11 (4.80%) LAN
8 9 (3.93%) DNS
8 9 (3.93%) WebEx
9 8 (3.49%) Wireless
10 6 (2.62%) VoIP
10 6 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (2.18%) MPLS
11 5 (2.18%) Skype
11 5 (2.18%) VLAN
12 4 (1.75%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.75%) SAN
13 2 (0.87%) Intranet
14 1 (0.44%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.62%) JIRA
2 5 (2.18%) MSI
3 4 (1.75%) AdminStudio
3 4 (1.75%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.87%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.87%) Hudson
4 2 (0.87%) Subversion
4 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (3.93%) Finance
2 4 (1.75%) Billing
3 3 (1.31%) Legal
3 3 (1.31%) Multimedia
3 3 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (1.31%) Retail
4 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.44%) Banking
5 1 (0.44%) Law
5 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (23.58%) Desktop Support
2 39 (17.03%) Analyst
3 36 (15.72%) Desktop Engineer
4 34 (14.85%) Support Engineer
5 33 (14.41%) Windows Engineer
6 30 (13.10%) Deployment Engineer
7 22 (9.61%) Service Analyst
8 20 (8.73%) Windows Deployment Engineer
9 18 (7.86%) 2nd Line Support
9 18 (7.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 17 (7.42%) Support Analyst
11 16 (6.99%) Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (6.55%) IT Engineer
13 13 (5.68%) 1st Line Support
13 13 (5.68%) IT Support
14 11 (4.80%) Applications Packager
14 11 (4.80%) Deskside Engineer
15 10 (4.37%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 10 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 10 (4.37%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.75%) OCX
2 3 (1.31%) XML
3 2 (0.87%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.44%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.44%) CSS
4 1 (0.44%) JDBC
4 1 (0.44%) ODBC
4 1 (0.44%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.49%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.06%) iPad
3 7 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.62%) Blackberry
4 6 (2.62%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.31%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.31%) NHS
5 3 (1.31%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.87%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.87%) PDA
6 2 (0.87%) Replication
7 1 (0.44%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.44%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.44%) iPhone
7 1 (0.44%) Life Science
7 1 (0.44%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 229 (100.00%) Windows
2 109 (47.60%) Windows 7
3 105 (45.85%) Windows 10
4 53 (23.14%) Windows 8
5 37 (16.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (10.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (10.48%) Windows Server
8 20 (8.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (6.55%) Windows Vista
10 11 (4.80%) Windows 2000
11 8 (3.49%) Android
12 7 (3.06%) Linux
13 6 (2.62%) Windows NT
14 4 (1.75%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.75%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.75%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (1.31%) Unix
16 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (31.88%) Migration
2 64 (27.95%) Time Management
3 47 (20.52%) Break/Fix
4 24 (10.48%) ITIL
5 18 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (5.68%) Service Delivery
7 12 (5.24%) Application Packaging
8 11 (4.80%) Problem Management
9 10 (4.37%) ITSM
9 10 (4.37%) Risk Management
10 8 (3.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 8 (3.49%) Software Deployment
11 7 (3.06%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (2.62%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (2.62%) Application Virtualisation
12 6 (2.62%) Service Management
13 5 (2.18%) Change Management
13 5 (2.18%) Incident Management
13 5 (2.18%) Technical Leadership
14 4 (1.75%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.37%) PowerShell
2 6 (2.62%) SQL
3 5 (2.18%) VB
4 4 (1.75%) C#
4 4 (1.75%) VBScript
5 3 (1.31%) Java
6 2 (0.87%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (7.42%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (4.80%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.06%) MCP
5 6 (2.62%) MCSA
5 6 (2.62%) MCSE
6 3 (1.31%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.87%) Degree
7 2 (0.87%) HNC
8 1 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.44%) CCNA
8 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.44%) MCDST
8 1 (0.44%) MCITP
8 1 (0.44%) MCTS
8 1 (0.44%) PhD
8 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.55%) SLA
2 8 (3.49%) QA
3 3 (1.31%) PMO
4 1 (0.44%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.44%) JSP 440
System Software
1 116 (50.66%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.62%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.62%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (2.18%) XenApp
5 4 (1.75%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.31%) NDS
6 3 (1.31%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 3 (1.31%) vSphere
7 2 (0.87%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.87%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.87%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.44%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 28 (12.23%) SCCM
2 6 (2.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.75%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (1.75%) WSUS
4 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.31%) OpenView
4 3 (1.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.31%) SCOM
5 2 (0.87%) Netcool
5 2 (0.87%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.44%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.44%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.44%) Netcool/Webtop
6 1 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.44%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 120 (52.40%) Microsoft
2 30 (13.10%) Apple
3 21 (9.17%) VMware
4 20 (8.73%) HP
5 17 (7.42%) Remedy
6 13 (5.68%) Cisco
7 12 (5.24%) Citrix
8 7 (3.06%) Bomgar
8 7 (3.06%) Ivanti
8 7 (3.06%) Lotus
9 5 (2.18%) McAfee
9 5 (2.18%) Mitel
9 5 (2.18%) Novell
9 5 (2.18%) Symantec
9 5 (2.18%) Xerox
10 4 (1.75%) Adobe
10 4 (1.75%) Avaya
10 4 (1.75%) EMC
10 4 (1.75%) Oracle
10 4 (1.75%) Peregrine