Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 513 538 387
Rank change year-on-year +25 -151 -170
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 380 313 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.34% 0.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.94% 1.67% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 116 224
England median daily rate £170 £165 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.84% -5.54% -
10th Percentile £113 £106 £103
90th Percentile £486 £369 £370
UK median daily rate £175 £168 £200
% change year-on-year +4.29% -16.10% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 119 154
England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +0.54% -3.97%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £17.83 £18.70 £20.94
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +3.70% -4.93%

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 19,565 18,721 21,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.81% 20.61% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,202 11,869 14,079
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +6.15%
10th Percentile £175 £188 £213
90th Percentile £613 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,413 1,119 1,139
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.69%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.03% +6.06% +1.85%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +4 88 £175 -5.41% 13
London -27 73 £173 +15.00% 10
South East -32 68 £175 +14.75% 15
Midlands +6 65 £128 -15.00% 5
North West +10 57 £170 +13.33% 8
East of England +34 51 £120 -65.71% 5
East Midlands +23 36 £128 +2.00%
South West +17 34 £325 +96.97% 4
West Midlands -21 29 £131 -12.67% 5
Yorkshire -9 25 £284 +45.51% 5
North East -21 7 - -
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 380 (100.00%) Windows
2 227 (59.74%) Microsoft
3 223 (58.68%) Windows 7
4 218 (57.37%) Active Directory
5 195 (51.32%) Windows 10
6 145 (38.16%) Migration
7 131 (34.47%) Time Management
8 106 (27.89%) Microsoft Office
9 85 (22.37%) Break/Fix
10 67 (17.63%) VMware
11 62 (16.32%) Citrix
12 61 (16.05%) SCCM
13 59 (15.53%) Windows Server
14 55 (14.47%) Office 365
15 54 (14.21%) Apple
16 51 (13.42%) VPN
17 47 (12.37%) HP
18 46 (12.11%) MS Exchange
18 46 (12.11%) ITIL
19 41 (10.79%) Unix
20 39 (10.26%) Windows 8
21 38 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
22 36 (9.47%) Linux
23 35 (9.21%) DNS
23 35 (9.21%) Finance
23 35 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
24 34 (8.95%) Windows Server 2003
25 33 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
25 33 (8.68%) Windows Server 2008
26 32 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012

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 46 (12.11%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (4.74%) Skype for Business
5 14 (3.68%) IIS
6 11 (2.89%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.58%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.79%) Apache
8 3 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.53%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.26%) GroupWise
Applications
1 106 (27.89%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 55 (14.47%) Office 365
2 22 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.47%) IaaS
3 17 (4.47%) PaaS
4 15 (3.95%) SaaS
5 4 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (13.42%) VPN
2 35 (9.21%) DNS
3 32 (8.42%) Internet
4 31 (8.16%) SAN
5 25 (6.58%) DHCP
5 25 (6.58%) Firewall
6 17 (4.47%) Skype
6 17 (4.47%) Wireless
7 13 (3.42%) LAN
8 12 (3.16%) TCP/IP
9 10 (2.63%) VLAN
9 10 (2.63%) WAN
10 9 (2.37%) DMZ
11 7 (1.84%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (1.84%) VoIP
12 5 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.05%) 3G
13 4 (1.05%) Network Security
14 2 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
14 2 (0.53%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.53%) MS Access
6 1 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (1.32%) MSI
2 2 (0.53%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (0.26%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.26%) JIRA
General
1 35 (9.21%) Finance
2 17 (4.47%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.21%) Retail
4 14 (3.68%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.42%) Banking
6 10 (2.63%) Games
7 4 (1.05%) Electronics
7 4 (1.05%) Marketing
8 2 (0.53%) Advertising
8 2 (0.53%) Billing
8 2 (0.53%) French Language
8 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.26%) Automotive
9 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Front Office
9 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.26%) Military
9 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 153 (40.26%) Desktop Support
2 89 (23.42%) Desktop Engineer
3 69 (18.16%) Analyst
3 69 (18.16%) Support Engineer
4 44 (11.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 41 (10.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 41 (10.79%) Service Analyst
6 40 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
7 32 (8.42%) IT Support
8 31 (8.16%) Deployment Engineer
9 29 (7.63%) Support Analyst
10 25 (6.58%) Mobile Engineer
11 23 (6.05%) Architect
11 23 (6.05%) Senior Desktop Engineer
12 20 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
13 18 (4.74%) IT Engineer
14 16 (4.21%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
14 16 (4.21%) Infrastructure Architect
14 16 (4.21%) Senior Desktop Support
14 16 (4.21%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.68%) Middleware
2 9 (2.37%) Web Services
3 3 (0.79%) JSON
3 3 (0.79%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 2 (0.53%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (8.16%) Blackberry
3 17 (4.47%) Driving Licence
4 15 (3.95%) NHS
5 10 (2.63%) Fat Client
5 10 (2.63%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.11%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.58%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.58%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.32%) iPad
9 5 (1.32%) iPhone
10 4 (1.05%) Clustering
10 4 (1.05%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.79%) Replication
12 2 (0.53%) PDA
13 1 (0.26%) EPoS
13 1 (0.26%) FMCG
13 1 (0.26%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 380 (100.00%) Windows
2 223 (58.68%) Windows 7
3 195 (51.32%) Windows 10
4 59 (15.53%) Windows Server
5 41 (10.79%) Unix
6 39 (10.26%) Windows 8
7 36 (9.47%) Linux
8 34 (8.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (8.68%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (7.37%) AIX
12 26 (6.84%) Windows 2000
13 25 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (6.32%) Windows Vista
15 19 (5.00%) Solaris
16 12 (3.16%) Apple iOS
17 11 (2.89%) Windows NT
18 9 (2.37%) Windows Embedded Compact
19 8 (2.11%) Mac OS X
20 7 (1.84%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (38.16%) Migration
2 131 (34.47%) Time Management
3 85 (22.37%) Break/Fix
4 46 (12.11%) ITIL
5 35 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (4.47%) Application Packaging
7 16 (4.21%) Service Management
8 15 (3.95%) Network Design
9 11 (2.89%) Change Management
9 11 (2.89%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (2.37%) PRINCE2
11 8 (2.11%) Asset Management
11 8 (2.11%) Service Delivery
12 7 (1.84%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (1.84%) CRM
12 7 (1.84%) Network Virtualisation
12 7 (1.84%) Problem Management
12 7 (1.84%) Software Deployment
13 6 (1.58%) Data Protection
14 5 (1.32%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (6.84%) PowerShell
2 21 (5.53%) SQL
3 13 (3.42%) VB
4 5 (1.32%) VBScript
5 4 (1.05%) C
6 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (6.58%) MCSA
3 23 (6.05%) MCP
4 21 (5.53%) Security Cleared
5 20 (5.26%) MCSE
6 15 (3.95%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.37%) HNC
7 9 (2.37%) MCTS
7 9 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (1.58%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.05%) CCNA
10 4 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.05%) MCDST
11 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.26%) CCENT
11 1 (0.26%) SSCP
11 1 (0.26%) VCP5
11 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.58%) SLA
2 9 (2.37%) QA
3 3 (0.79%) PMO
4 1 (0.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 218 (57.37%) Active Directory
2 38 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (7.37%) Hyper-V
4 22 (5.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 20 (5.26%) XenApp
6 14 (3.68%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (2.37%) vSphere
8 7 (1.84%) BitLocker
8 7 (1.84%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.32%) VMware NSX
10 4 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.79%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.26%) Firmware
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 61 (16.05%) SCCM
2 14 (3.68%) Data Guard
3 12 (3.16%) NetBackup
4 8 (2.11%) OpenView
4 8 (2.11%) OVSD
5 7 (1.84%) SCOM
6 5 (1.32%) Netcool
6 5 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.32%) vMotion
6 5 (1.32%) vRealize
6 5 (1.32%) WSUS
7 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.79%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.79%) SCSM
8 3 (0.79%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.53%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.53%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 227 (59.74%) Microsoft
2 67 (17.63%) VMware
3 62 (16.32%) Citrix
4 54 (14.21%) Apple
5 47 (12.37%) HP
6 24 (6.32%) IBM
6 24 (6.32%) Red Hat
7 19 (5.00%) Oracle
8 17 (4.47%) Altiris
8 17 (4.47%) Cisco
9 16 (4.21%) Symantec
10 14 (3.68%) 3PAR
11 11 (2.89%) EMC
11 11 (2.89%) Hitachi
12 10 (2.63%) Xerox
13 9 (2.37%) Sun
14 8 (2.11%) Palo Alto
14 8 (2.11%) SAP
14 8 (2.11%) Veritas
15 7 (1.84%) McAfee