Period
to 19 April 2018

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 19 April 2018 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 515 445 284
Rank change year-on-year -70 -161 -124
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 360 406 865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.47% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.86% 2.31% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 187 391
England median daily rate £169 £213 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.59% +18.06% -0.69%
10th Percentile £108 £113 £108
90th Percentile £406 £400 £394
UK median daily rate £172 £233 £185
% change year-on-year -26.02% +25.68% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 111 208
England median hourly rate £13.00 £13.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.14% -1.07% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.24
90th Percentile £18.51 £17.25 £30.27
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% -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 19,322 17,583 21,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.86% 20.48% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,339 11,213 13,147
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,177 1,069 1,425
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.49% -1.47% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £46.63
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018. 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
London -49 96 £180 +10.46% 14
South East -36 73 £139 -5.76% 10
North of England -36 71 £161 -50.38% 19
East of England +5 47 £123 -61.57% 9
Midlands +7 46 £200 +60.00% 12
North West -26 34 £136 -58.08% 10
Yorkshire -1 28 £185 -19.13% 9
South West +12 27 £325 +170.83% 5
West Midlands 0 26 £325 +132.14% 4
East Midlands -15 19 £128 +2.00% 8
North East -13 9 £125 -62.69%
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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.

1 360 (100.00%) Windows
2 200 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 196 (54.44%) Microsoft
4 169 (46.94%) Windows 7
5 141 (39.17%) Windows 10
6 123 (34.17%) Migration
7 111 (30.83%) Microsoft Office
8 107 (29.72%) Time Management
9 76 (21.11%) Windows Server
10 66 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 64 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 64 (17.78%) Break/Fix
12 62 (17.22%) MS Exchange
13 52 (14.44%) Windows 8
14 51 (14.17%) ITIL
14 51 (14.17%) Apple
15 49 (13.61%) HP
16 48 (13.33%) Security Cleared
17 46 (12.78%) SCCM
17 46 (12.78%) VMware
18 44 (12.22%) VPN
19 43 (11.94%) Office 365
20 38 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
20 38 (10.56%) DNS
20 38 (10.56%) LAN
21 37 (10.28%) Finance
22 36 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
23 34 (9.44%) Citrix
24 33 (9.17%) Internet
25 32 (8.89%) SC Cleared

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 62 (17.22%) MS Exchange
2 22 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (3.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 11 (3.06%) IBM Notes
5 11 (3.06%) IIS
6 9 (2.50%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.28%) JBoss
10 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 111 (30.83%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.56%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Bankmaster
1 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 43 (11.94%) Office 365
2 6 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.39%) SaaS
4 3 (0.83%) IaaS
4 3 (0.83%) PaaS
5 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.56%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (12.22%) VPN
2 38 (10.56%) DNS
2 38 (10.56%) LAN
3 33 (9.17%) Internet
4 31 (8.61%) WAN
5 27 (7.50%) TCP/IP
6 25 (6.94%) DHCP
7 22 (6.11%) Firewall
8 15 (4.17%) SAN
9 11 (3.06%) IP Telephony
9 11 (3.06%) Skype
10 9 (2.50%) VoIP
10 9 (2.50%) Wireless
11 8 (2.22%) DMZ
11 8 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (2.22%) VLAN
12 6 (1.67%) Intranet
13 4 (1.11%) Network Security
13 4 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.83%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.28%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.39%) StarTeam
2 4 (1.11%) MSI
3 2 (0.56%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.28%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.28%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.28%) WinRunner
General
1 37 (10.28%) Finance
2 19 (5.28%) Retail
3 11 (3.06%) Banking
4 10 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.39%) Legal
7 4 (1.11%) French Language
8 3 (0.83%) German Language
9 1 (0.28%) Front Office
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 132 (36.67%) Desktop Support
2 107 (29.72%) Support Engineer
3 103 (28.61%) Desktop Engineer
4 85 (23.61%) Analyst
5 66 (18.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 46 (12.78%) Service Analyst
7 45 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
8 33 (9.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 31 (8.61%) Support Analyst
10 25 (6.94%) 1st Line Support
10 25 (6.94%) Senior Desktop Engineer
11 18 (5.00%) IT Support
12 16 (4.44%) IT Analyst
12 16 (4.44%) Senior Desktop Support
12 16 (4.44%) Service Desk Support
13 15 (4.17%) Senior Support Engineer
14 14 (3.89%) IT Engineer
15 13 (3.61%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 13 (3.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 13 (3.61%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.67%) Web Services
2 4 (1.11%) XML
3 3 (0.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.61%) Blackberry
2 25 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.89%) iPad
3 14 (3.89%) NHS
4 13 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.78%) Clustering
5 10 (2.78%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.78%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.22%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.94%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.67%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.67%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.39%) iPhone
10 4 (1.11%) AS400
10 4 (1.11%) PDA
11 3 (0.83%) CMDB
12 2 (0.56%) Replication
12 2 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 360 (100.00%) Windows
2 169 (46.94%) Windows 7
3 141 (39.17%) Windows 10
4 76 (21.11%) Windows Server
5 66 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 64 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 52 (14.44%) Windows 8
8 38 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (8.61%) Windows Vista
10 28 (7.78%) Unix
11 25 (6.94%) Windows 2000
12 21 (5.83%) Linux
13 19 (5.28%) Solaris
14 13 (3.61%) AIX
15 12 (3.33%) Android
15 12 (3.33%) Apple iOS
16 9 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (2.50%) Windows NT
17 7 (1.94%) Mac OS X
18 6 (1.67%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (34.17%) Migration
2 107 (29.72%) Time Management
3 64 (17.78%) Break/Fix
4 51 (14.17%) ITIL
5 36 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (6.11%) Service Delivery
7 21 (5.83%) Service Management
8 11 (3.06%) ITSM
9 10 (2.78%) Incident Management
9 10 (2.78%) Problem Management
10 8 (2.22%) Application Packaging
10 8 (2.22%) Performance Management
10 8 (2.22%) PRINCE2
11 7 (1.94%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (1.94%) Change Management
11 7 (1.94%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (1.94%) Data Protection
11 7 (1.94%) Information Security
12 6 (1.67%) Asset Management
12 6 (1.67%) Feasibility Study
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.94%) PowerShell
2 15 (4.17%) SQL
3 8 (2.22%) VBScript
4 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.28%) C
5 1 (0.28%) Java
5 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 48 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 26 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.33%) MCP
6 10 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (2.78%) MCSA
7 8 (2.22%) HNC
8 6 (1.67%) CCNA
8 6 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.67%) MCSE
9 4 (1.11%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.11%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.11%) PMP
9 4 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.83%) Degree
11 2 (0.56%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.56%) CCA
11 2 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.56%) SLA
2 7 (1.94%) PMO
3 4 (1.11%) QA
4 2 (0.56%) GMP
5 1 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 200 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 30 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.44%) vSphere
4 13 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.94%) XenApp
7 6 (1.67%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.83%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.56%) XenServer
11 1 (0.28%) Firmware
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 46 (12.78%) SCCM
2 13 (3.61%) OpenView
2 13 (3.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (3.61%) OVSD
3 9 (2.50%) Netcool
4 8 (2.22%) WSUS
5 7 (1.94%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.67%) SCOM
7 4 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.83%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.83%) DameWare
8 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.83%) SCSM
9 2 (0.56%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.56%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.56%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.56%) Nagios
9 2 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 196 (54.44%) Microsoft
2 51 (14.17%) Apple
3 49 (13.61%) HP
4 46 (12.78%) VMware
5 34 (9.44%) Citrix
6 29 (8.06%) Cisco
7 15 (4.17%) McAfee
8 11 (3.06%) Lotus
9 9 (2.50%) Symantec
10 8 (2.22%) Ivanti
10 8 (2.22%) Remedy
11 7 (1.94%) IBM
11 7 (1.94%) Oracle
11 7 (1.94%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.67%) Dell
12 6 (1.67%) EMC
12 6 (1.67%) Hitachi
12 6 (1.67%) Sun
13 5 (1.39%) Borland
13 5 (1.39%) Veritas