Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 535 523 573
Rank change year-on-year -12 +50 -162
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 243 338 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.36% 0.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.55% 1.71% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 122 126
England median daily rate £150 £163 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -7.14% -24.57%
10th Percentile £105 £113 £106
90th Percentile £415 £422 £381
UK median daily rate £150 £168 £175
% change year-on-year -10.45% -4.29% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 170 109
England median hourly rate £12.69 £13.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.38% -8.45% +3.09%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.05
90th Percentile £18.28 £17.50 £19.10
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £14.20
% change year-on-year +4.00% -11.97% +5.19%

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 15,710 19,820 19,550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.51% 21.08% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,857 12,338 12,531
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £150 £165 £175
90th Percentile £619 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,089 1,355 1,189
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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
South East +45 66 £145 -17.14% 17
East of England +37 43 £125 -27.83% 6
London +39 40 £275 +89.66% 7
Midlands +22 38 £150 +15.38% 9
North of England -8 34 £200 +14.29% 14
South West -8 23 £135 -3.57% 3
West Midlands +33 21 £160 +23.08% 6
East Midlands +4 18 £120 -7.69% 3
North West +2 18 £363 +107.14% 8
Yorkshire +5 12 £188 -31.82% 6
North East +13 4 - -
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 243 (100.00%) Windows
2 133 (54.73%) Windows 7
3 123 (50.62%) Windows 10
3 123 (50.62%) Active Directory
4 122 (50.21%) Microsoft
5 103 (42.39%) Migration
6 82 (33.74%) Time Management
7 69 (28.40%) Break/Fix
8 61 (25.10%) Office 365
8 61 (25.10%) Microsoft Office
9 42 (17.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 40 (16.46%) Windows Server
11 39 (16.05%) Windows 8
12 35 (14.40%) Security Cleared
13 34 (13.99%) HP
14 33 (13.58%) SCCM
15 32 (13.17%) VPN
15 32 (13.17%) MS Exchange
15 32 (13.17%) Internet
16 31 (12.76%) ITIL
17 30 (12.35%) Cisco
18 29 (11.93%) Apple
19 28 (11.52%) VMware
19 28 (11.52%) Windows Server 2008
19 28 (11.52%) Firewall
19 28 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
20 27 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
21 26 (10.70%) SC Cleared
21 26 (10.70%) Hyper-V
22 22 (9.05%) Problem Management

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 32 (13.17%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (4.53%) IBM Notes
5 10 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 61 (25.10%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (6.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (5.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (5.35%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (3.29%) MS Visio
6 7 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (2.47%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 61 (25.10%) Office 365
2 18 (7.41%) Azure
3 2 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (0.82%) IaaS
3 2 (0.82%) PaaS
3 2 (0.82%) SaaS
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (13.17%) Internet
1 32 (13.17%) VPN
2 28 (11.52%) Firewall
3 19 (7.82%) Remote Desktop
4 12 (4.94%) NaaS
4 12 (4.94%) WebEx
5 11 (4.53%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (4.12%) TCP/IP
6 10 (4.12%) Wireless
7 8 (3.29%) SMTP
8 6 (2.47%) DHCP
8 6 (2.47%) Intranet
9 5 (2.06%) DNS
10 4 (1.65%) WAN
10 4 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.65%) Wireshark
11 3 (1.23%) LAN
12 2 (0.82%) SAN
12 2 (0.82%) SMS
12 2 (0.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.29%) SQL Server 2016
2 8 (3.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.41%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Hudson
1 2 (0.82%) InstallShield
1 2 (0.82%) MSI
1 2 (0.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.41%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 15 (6.17%) Legal
2 14 (5.76%) Law
3 9 (3.70%) Automotive
4 5 (2.06%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.23%) Finance
5 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.41%) Banking
6 1 (0.41%) French Language
6 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 59 (24.28%) Desktop Support
2 53 (21.81%) Analyst
3 43 (17.70%) Desktop Engineer
4 31 (12.76%) Support Engineer
5 29 (11.93%) Deployment Engineer
6 28 (11.52%) Service Analyst
6 28 (11.52%) Service Desk Analyst
6 28 (11.52%) Support Analyst
7 23 (9.47%) IT Engineer
8 20 (8.23%) IT Support
9 17 (7.00%) Windows Engineer
10 16 (6.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 15 (6.17%) Windows Deployment Engineer
12 14 (5.76%) Senior Desktop Engineer
13 13 (5.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 13 (5.35%) Infrastructure Support
13 13 (5.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
14 10 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
14 10 (4.12%) Architect
15 9 (3.70%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.29%) JDBC
1 8 (3.29%) ODBC
1 8 (3.29%) XML
2 2 (0.82%) CSS
2 2 (0.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.64%) Management Information System
2 14 (5.76%) Blackberry
3 10 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.29%) PDA
5 7 (2.88%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.47%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.06%) iPad
7 5 (2.06%) Smartphone
8 4 (1.65%) iPhone
9 2 (0.82%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.82%) NHS
9 2 (0.82%) Replication
9 2 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.82%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.41%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.41%) AS400
10 1 (0.41%) Clustering
10 1 (0.41%) Handset
10 1 (0.41%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 243 (100.00%) Windows
2 133 (54.73%) Windows 7
3 123 (50.62%) Windows 10
4 42 (17.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (16.46%) Windows Server
6 39 (16.05%) Windows 8
7 28 (11.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (11.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (7.41%) Windows Vista
9 11 (4.53%) Android
9 11 (4.53%) Windows 2000
10 6 (2.47%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.06%) Linux
12 3 (1.23%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.82%) AIX
13 2 (0.82%) Debian
13 2 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.82%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.41%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (42.39%) Migration
2 82 (33.74%) Time Management
3 69 (28.40%) Break/Fix
4 31 (12.76%) ITIL
5 27 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (9.05%) Problem Management
7 19 (7.82%) Change Management
8 15 (6.17%) Incident Management
9 14 (5.76%) Information Security
9 14 (5.76%) Information Security Management
9 14 (5.76%) ISMS
9 14 (5.76%) Security Management
10 12 (4.94%) Customer-Centricity
10 12 (4.94%) E-Commerce
10 12 (4.94%) ITSM
11 10 (4.12%) Service Delivery
12 7 (2.88%) Service Management
13 6 (2.47%) Cybersecurity
13 6 (2.47%) Infrastructure Management
13 6 (2.47%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (6.58%) Java
2 10 (4.12%) SQL
3 3 (1.23%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.82%) VBScript
5 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.41%) VB
5 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (14.40%) Security Cleared
2 26 (10.70%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (7.00%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (6.58%) CCNA
6 14 (5.76%) MCITP
6 14 (5.76%) MCSA
7 4 (1.65%) MCP
8 2 (0.82%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.82%) Degree
8 2 (0.82%) MCSE
9 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.41%) CCNP
9 1 (0.41%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.41%) MCDST
9 1 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.82%) SLA
2 2 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
System Software
1 123 (50.62%) Active Directory
2 26 (10.70%) Hyper-V
3 10 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.23%) NDS
5 3 (1.23%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 3 (1.23%) XenApp
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.82%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.82%) vSphere
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 33 (13.58%) SCCM
2 19 (7.82%) OpenView
3 15 (6.17%) SCOM
3 15 (6.17%) WSUS
4 11 (4.53%) OVSD
5 9 (3.70%) ServiceCenter
5 9 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (1.65%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.82%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.82%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.41%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.41%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.41%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 122 (50.21%) Microsoft
2 34 (13.99%) HP
3 30 (12.35%) Cisco
4 29 (11.93%) Apple
5 28 (11.52%) VMware
6 20 (8.23%) Adobe
7 14 (5.76%) Sony
8 13 (5.35%) Oracle
8 13 (5.35%) Remedy
9 12 (4.94%) F5
9 12 (4.94%) Splunk
10 11 (4.53%) Bomgar
10 11 (4.53%) Citrix
10 11 (4.53%) Lotus
10 11 (4.53%) Meraki
11 9 (3.70%) Peregrine
12 6 (2.47%) McAfee
12 6 (2.47%) Novell
12 6 (2.47%) Trend Micro
13 5 (2.06%) 3PAR