Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 544 533 410
Rank change year-on-year -11 -123 -172
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 310 319 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.34% 0.35% 0.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.64% 1.68% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 137 245
England median daily rate £145 £175 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -30.00% +35.14%
10th Percentile £105 £108 £110
90th Percentile £395 £388 £400
UK median daily rate £145 £175 £251
% change year-on-year -17.14% -30.14% +28.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 110 105
England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.45% +1.43% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.09 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.83 £19.50 £19.25
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £14.20 £13.50
% change year-on-year -8.45% +5.19% -3.57%

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 18,940 18,932 18,780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.92% 20.82% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,871 12,220 11,923
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £198
90th Percentile £613 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,214 1,144 1,131
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -2.02%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £45.09
UK median hourly rate £17.41 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.11% +5.64% -1.08%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 77 £194 -13.89% 6
London -31 57 £145 -3.33% 9
South East -20 52 £175 +16.67% 7
South West 0 50 £133 -20.90% 3
East of England +24 41 £166 -51.46% 3
North West +24 39 £175 -49.64% 1
Midlands -4 32 £122 -30.29% 4
Yorkshire -12 29 £256 +19.88% 5
West Midlands -21 19 £130 -29.73% 2
East Midlands +7 12 £100 -32.20% 2
North East -13 9 - -
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 310 (100.00%) Windows
2 182 (58.71%) Windows 7
3 157 (50.65%) Microsoft
4 134 (43.23%) Active Directory
4 134 (43.23%) Windows 10
5 100 (32.26%) Migration
6 97 (31.29%) Time Management
7 93 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
8 52 (16.77%) Break/Fix
9 51 (16.45%) Windows 8
10 49 (15.81%) Apple
11 46 (14.84%) Office 365
12 44 (14.19%) SCCM
12 44 (14.19%) Citrix
13 36 (11.61%) ITIL
14 35 (11.29%) VMware
15 31 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 31 (10.00%) Internet
16 30 (9.68%) VPN
17 27 (8.71%) Microsoft Certification
18 26 (8.39%) Finance
19 25 (8.06%) HP
19 25 (8.06%) Windows Server
20 24 (7.74%) Service Management
21 23 (7.42%) MS Exchange
21 23 (7.42%) Unix
22 21 (6.77%) MCP
22 21 (6.77%) Microsoft App-V
22 21 (6.77%) Windows Vista
23 20 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure

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 23 (7.42%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (3.23%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (2.58%) IBM Notes
6 7 (2.26%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.29%) IIS
7 4 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.97%) Apache
8 3 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.97%) Confluence
8 3 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.65%) SAS
10 1 (0.32%) CMS
10 1 (0.32%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 93 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.32%) CATIA
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.97%) assyst
2 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.32%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 46 (14.84%) Office 365
2 7 (2.26%) SaaS
3 3 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.97%) IaaS
3 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.97%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (10.00%) Internet
2 30 (9.68%) VPN
3 20 (6.45%) DNS
3 20 (6.45%) Remote Desktop
4 17 (5.48%) DHCP
4 17 (5.48%) TCP/IP
5 14 (4.52%) LAN
6 12 (3.87%) Skype
6 12 (3.87%) WAN
7 11 (3.55%) Firewall
8 10 (3.23%) Wireless
9 6 (1.94%) SAN
10 4 (1.29%) Extranet
11 3 (0.97%) WebEx
12 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.32%) 3G
13 1 (0.32%) DMZ
13 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.32%) FTP
13 1 (0.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.32%) Firebird
3 1 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (4.52%) AdminStudio
2 13 (4.19%) MSI
3 10 (3.23%) Wise Package Studio
4 4 (1.29%) JIRA
5 1 (0.32%) StarTeam
General
1 26 (8.39%) Finance
2 17 (5.48%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.90%) Billing
3 9 (2.90%) Games
3 9 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.26%) Retail
5 6 (1.94%) Banking
5 6 (1.94%) Electronics
5 6 (1.94%) Marketing
6 2 (0.65%) Automotive
6 2 (0.65%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.32%) Front Office
7 1 (0.32%) Military
7 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 75 (24.19%) Desktop Engineer
2 67 (21.61%) Analyst
3 62 (20.00%) Desktop Support
4 53 (17.10%) Support Engineer
5 50 (16.13%) Deployment Engineer
5 50 (16.13%) Service Analyst
6 46 (14.84%) Service Desk Analyst
7 34 (10.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 34 (10.97%) Windows Engineer
8 31 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
9 28 (9.03%) Windows Deployment Engineer
10 24 (7.74%) Mobile Engineer
11 23 (7.42%) 1st Line Support
12 19 (6.13%) Service Desk Support
13 18 (5.81%) Service Desk Support Analyst
14 17 (5.48%) Applications Packager
14 17 (5.48%) IT Support
15 15 (4.84%) IT Engineer
16 14 (4.52%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
16 14 (4.52%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.90%) OCX
2 3 (0.97%) Middleware
2 3 (0.97%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.32%) Web Services
3 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.45%) Blackberry
2 19 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.23%) Fat Client
4 10 (3.23%) iPhone
4 10 (3.23%) Thin Client
5 8 (2.58%) NHS
6 7 (2.26%) iPad
7 6 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.61%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.61%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.29%) Clustering
10 3 (0.97%) Animation
10 3 (0.97%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.65%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.65%) Replication
12 1 (0.32%) AS400
12 1 (0.32%) Handset
12 1 (0.32%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 310 (100.00%) Windows
2 182 (58.71%) Windows 7
3 134 (43.23%) Windows 10
4 51 (16.45%) Windows 8
5 31 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (8.06%) Windows Server
7 23 (7.42%) Unix
8 21 (6.77%) Windows Vista
9 19 (6.13%) Android
10 18 (5.81%) Windows 2000
11 16 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (4.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (4.19%) Linux
14 9 (2.90%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (1.61%) Solaris
16 4 (1.29%) AIX
16 4 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 3 (0.97%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.97%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.97%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (32.26%) Migration
2 97 (31.29%) Time Management
3 52 (16.77%) Break/Fix
4 36 (11.61%) ITIL
5 24 (7.74%) Service Management
6 20 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (4.52%) Application Packaging
8 12 (3.87%) Service Delivery
9 10 (3.23%) Application Virtualisation
9 10 (3.23%) Coaching
10 9 (2.90%) BCP
10 9 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (2.90%) Information Security
10 9 (2.90%) ITIL V3
10 9 (2.90%) Personalization
10 9 (2.90%) Software Testing
10 9 (2.90%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (2.90%) Visualisation
10 9 (2.90%) Workflow
11 8 (2.58%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.84%) VB
2 14 (4.52%) VBScript
3 13 (4.19%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.58%) C#
5 7 (2.26%) SQL
6 6 (1.94%) C
7 3 (0.97%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (8.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (6.77%) MCP
3 20 (6.45%) MCSA
3 20 (6.45%) MCSE
4 15 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 14 (4.52%) HNC
6 8 (2.58%) DBS Check
7 7 (2.26%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.61%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.29%) MCDST
10 3 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.97%) MCTS
10 3 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.32%) Degree
11 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.45%) SLA
2 12 (3.87%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 134 (43.23%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (5.81%) XenApp
5 12 (3.87%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (1.94%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.94%) vSphere
7 3 (0.97%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.97%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.65%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.65%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.32%) Firmware
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 44 (14.19%) SCCM
2 10 (3.23%) OpenView
3 7 (2.26%) NetBackup
3 7 (2.26%) OVSD
4 6 (1.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (1.61%) Netcool
6 4 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 3 (0.97%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.97%) vMotion
7 3 (0.97%) vRealize
8 1 (0.32%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.32%) SCOM
8 1 (0.32%) Wonderware InTouch
8 1 (0.32%) WSUS
8 1 (0.32%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 157 (50.65%) Microsoft
2 49 (15.81%) Apple
3 44 (14.19%) Citrix
4 35 (11.29%) VMware
5 25 (8.06%) HP
6 15 (4.84%) Ivanti
7 13 (4.19%) Xerox
8 10 (3.23%) SAP
9 8 (2.58%) Lotus
9 8 (2.58%) Oracle
10 7 (2.26%) Cisco
10 7 (2.26%) Remedy
10 7 (2.26%) Veritas
11 6 (1.94%) McAfee
12 5 (1.61%) Avaya
13 4 (1.29%) Altiris
13 4 (1.29%) IBM
13 4 (1.29%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.29%) Symantec
14 3 (0.97%) Google