Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 516 564 405
Rank change year-on-year +48 -159 -179
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 338 311 577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.33% 0.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.71% 1.59% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 126 264
England median daily rate £163 £175 £232
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -24.57% +22.11%
10th Percentile £113 £106 £110
90th Percentile £422 £381 £388
UK median daily rate £168 £175 £250
% change year-on-year -4.29% -30.00% +31.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 109 122
England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.20 £13.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.45% +3.09% -5.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.05 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.50 £19.10 £20.00
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £14.20 £13.50
% change year-on-year -11.97% +5.19% -6.25%

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 19,820 19,550 21,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.08% 20.99% 21.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,338 12,531 13,543
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £165 £175 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,355 1,189 1,182
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 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 12 November 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 12 November 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
North of England -9 80 £175 -20.90% 17
London -4 66 £145 -3.33% 5
South East -22 59 £175 +16.67% 11
Midlands +13 57 £130 -18.90% 4
East of England +32 43 £173 -50.71% 1
North West +8 43 £175 +59.09% 10
South West -10 32 £140 -16.42% 10
East Midlands +31 30 £130 +4.00% 1
Yorkshire -3 29 £275 +26.44% 5
West Midlands -17 27 £130 -21.50% 3
North East -20 9 - - 2
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 338 (100.00%) Windows
2 204 (60.36%) Windows 7
3 192 (56.80%) Microsoft
4 180 (53.25%) Active Directory
5 159 (47.04%) Windows 10
6 114 (33.73%) Migration
7 101 (29.88%) Time Management
8 97 (28.70%) Microsoft Office
9 69 (20.41%) Citrix
10 65 (19.23%) Break/Fix
11 57 (16.86%) VMware
12 54 (15.98%) Office 365
13 50 (14.79%) VPN
13 50 (14.79%) SCCM
14 49 (14.50%) ITIL
15 42 (12.43%) HP
16 41 (12.13%) Apple
16 41 (12.13%) Windows Server
17 38 (11.24%) Windows 8
18 37 (10.95%) Unix
18 37 (10.95%) MS Exchange
19 35 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
20 33 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
21 31 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
22 30 (8.88%) Finance
22 30 (8.88%) Internet
23 29 (8.58%) Blackberry
23 29 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
24 28 (8.28%) Linux
25 27 (7.99%) MCSA

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 37 (10.95%) MS Exchange
2 22 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (4.14%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.66%) IBM Notes
5 8 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (2.37%) IIS
6 7 (2.07%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.18%) Apache
8 4 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.89%) Confluence
9 3 (0.89%) Live Communications Server
10 2 (0.59%) SAS
11 1 (0.30%) CMS
11 1 (0.30%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 97 (28.70%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.30%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 3 (0.89%) assyst
2 1 (0.30%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.30%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 54 (15.98%) Office 365
2 16 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.14%) IaaS
3 14 (4.14%) PaaS
3 14 (4.14%) SaaS
4 4 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (14.79%) VPN
2 30 (8.88%) Internet
3 26 (7.69%) DNS
4 23 (6.80%) SAN
5 21 (6.21%) DHCP
6 17 (5.03%) Wireless
7 15 (4.44%) Firewall
7 15 (4.44%) Skype
8 12 (3.55%) Remote Desktop
9 9 (2.66%) LAN
10 7 (2.07%) TCP/IP
11 5 (1.48%) WAN
12 4 (1.18%) DMZ
12 4 (1.18%) VLAN
12 4 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.89%) 3G
13 3 (0.89%) Extranet
14 2 (0.59%) Network Security
15 1 (0.30%) Cisco ASA
15 1 (0.30%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.89%) MS Access
3 3 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.30%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 6 (1.78%) AdminStudio
1 6 (1.78%) MSI
2 4 (1.18%) JIRA
2 4 (1.18%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 30 (8.88%) Finance
2 15 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 13 (3.85%) Retail
4 12 (3.55%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.96%) Games
6 9 (2.66%) Banking
7 5 (1.48%) Electronics
7 5 (1.48%) Marketing
8 4 (1.18%) Billing
9 2 (0.59%) Advertising
9 2 (0.59%) Automotive
9 2 (0.59%) French Language
9 2 (0.59%) Military
9 2 (0.59%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Front Office
10 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 123 (36.39%) Desktop Support
2 80 (23.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 75 (22.19%) Analyst
4 52 (15.38%) Service Analyst
5 49 (14.50%) Support Engineer
6 48 (14.20%) Service Desk Analyst
7 40 (11.83%) Deployment Engineer
8 36 (10.65%) 2nd Line Support
9 32 (9.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 29 (8.58%) IT Support
11 28 (8.28%) Windows Engineer
12 25 (7.40%) Mobile Engineer
13 24 (7.10%) Support Analyst
14 23 (6.80%) Windows Deployment Engineer
15 19 (5.62%) Architect
15 19 (5.62%) Senior Desktop Engineer
16 17 (5.03%) 1st Line Support
17 16 (4.73%) Infrastructure Architect
18 15 (4.44%) IT Engineer
19 14 (4.14%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.14%) Middleware
2 4 (1.18%) OCX
2 4 (1.18%) Web Services
2 4 (1.18%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (8.58%) Blackberry
3 15 (4.44%) NHS
4 13 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 13 (3.85%) Fat Client
4 13 (3.85%) Thin Client
5 11 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.66%) iPhone
7 8 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.18%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.18%) Clustering
8 4 (1.18%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.18%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.89%) Animation
9 3 (0.89%) iPad
10 1 (0.30%) AS400
10 1 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.30%) Handset
10 1 (0.30%) SCADA
10 1 (0.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 338 (100.00%) Windows
2 204 (60.36%) Windows 7
3 159 (47.04%) Windows 10
4 41 (12.13%) Windows Server
5 38 (11.24%) Windows 8
6 37 (10.95%) Unix
7 28 (8.28%) Linux
8 27 (7.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (7.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (7.10%) Windows 2000
10 21 (6.21%) Windows Vista
11 20 (5.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (5.33%) AIX
13 16 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (2.96%) Android
15 9 (2.66%) Solaris
16 8 (2.37%) Apple iOS
17 7 (2.07%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (1.18%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 4 (1.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (33.73%) Migration
2 101 (29.88%) Time Management
3 65 (19.23%) Break/Fix
4 49 (14.50%) ITIL
5 29 (8.58%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (7.10%) Service Management
7 15 (4.44%) Network Design
8 13 (3.85%) Application Packaging
9 11 (3.25%) Change Management
9 11 (3.25%) Service Delivery
10 9 (2.66%) PRINCE2
11 8 (2.37%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (2.37%) Coaching
11 8 (2.37%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (2.07%) BCP
12 7 (2.07%) Customer Requirements
12 7 (2.07%) Information Security
12 7 (2.07%) ITIL V3
13 6 (1.78%) Asset Management
13 6 (1.78%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 20 (5.92%) PowerShell
1 20 (5.92%) SQL
2 16 (4.73%) VB
3 9 (2.66%) VBScript
4 6 (1.78%) C
5 3 (0.89%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.59%) C#
7 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (7.99%) MCSA
3 26 (7.69%) MCSE
4 25 (7.40%) MCP
5 16 (4.73%) Security Cleared
6 14 (4.14%) HNC
7 10 (2.96%) SC Cleared
8 9 (2.66%) MCTS
8 9 (2.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (1.48%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.48%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.48%) MCDST
10 4 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.30%) CCNA
11 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.30%) VCP5
11 1 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.10%) SLA
2 7 (2.07%) QA
3 3 (0.89%) PMO
4 1 (0.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 180 (53.25%) Active Directory
2 33 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (7.69%) XenApp
4 25 (7.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (5.62%) Hyper-V
6 14 (4.14%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (2.66%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (2.37%) vSphere
9 7 (2.07%) BitLocker
10 5 (1.48%) VMware NSX
11 4 (1.18%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.30%) Firmware
13 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (14.79%) SCCM
2 14 (4.14%) Data Guard
3 13 (3.85%) NetBackup
4 9 (2.66%) OpenView
4 9 (2.66%) OVSD
5 6 (1.78%) Netcool
5 6 (1.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.48%) vMotion
6 5 (1.48%) vRealize
7 4 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (1.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 3 (0.89%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.89%) Unicenter
8 3 (0.89%) WSUS
9 2 (0.59%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 192 (56.80%) Microsoft
2 69 (20.41%) Citrix
3 57 (16.86%) VMware
4 42 (12.43%) HP
5 41 (12.13%) Apple
6 20 (5.92%) Oracle
7 19 (5.62%) Red Hat
8 18 (5.33%) IBM
9 16 (4.73%) Altiris
10 14 (4.14%) 3PAR
11 11 (3.25%) SAP
11 11 (3.25%) Xerox
12 9 (2.66%) Lotus
12 9 (2.66%) McAfee
12 9 (2.66%) Symantec
12 9 (2.66%) Veritas
13 7 (2.07%) Cisco
13 7 (2.07%) EMC
13 7 (2.07%) Ivanti
13 7 (2.07%) Remedy