The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 392 337 247
Rank change year-on-year -55 -90  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 30 90 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.42% 0.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.73% 1.92% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 37 89
Median daily rate £250 £175 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £126 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £405 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £188 £175
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 41
Median hourly rate £14.07 £14.43 £15.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -9.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.65 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.97 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.69
% change year-on-year -3.70% -1.35%  

Windows XP is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4127 4697 5036
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 19.96% 21.71% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2904 3350 3355
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 94 190
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £18.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -15.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Windows XP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in London

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows XP in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in London

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in London over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows XP in London

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in London

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -11 2 £325 +39.78% 2
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 82 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (63.41%) Active Directory
3 44 (53.66%) Microsoft
3 44 (53.66%) Windows 7
4 40 (48.78%) Microsoft Office
5 24 (29.27%) ITIL
6 22 (26.83%) Windows 10
7 21 (25.61%) Office 365
8 17 (20.73%) Blackberry
9 14 (17.07%) Finance
9 14 (17.07%) LAN
9 14 (17.07%) SLA
10 13 (15.85%) Migration
10 13 (15.85%) Windows Server
11 12 (14.63%) Cisco
11 12 (14.63%) DNS
11 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
11 12 (14.63%) Citrix
11 12 (14.63%) MS Exchange
11 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
12 11 (13.41%) LANDesk
12 11 (13.41%) Windows 8
12 11 (13.41%) DHCP
13 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (12.20%) VMware
13 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
14 9 (10.98%) SCCM
14 9 (10.98%) ITSM

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 12 (14.63%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 6 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.66%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.66%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.44%) GroupWise
6 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 40 (48.78%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.22%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.44%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 21 (25.61%) Office 365
2 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.66%) SaaS
4 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.07%) LAN
2 12 (14.63%) DNS
2 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
3 11 (13.41%) DHCP
4 9 (10.98%) WAN
5 7 (8.54%) VoIP
6 5 (6.10%) Firewall
6 5 (6.10%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (4.88%) VPN
8 2 (2.44%) ADSL
8 2 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.44%) FTP
8 2 (2.44%) Network Security
8 2 (2.44%) SAN
8 2 (2.44%) Skype
8 2 (2.44%) SMTP
8 2 (2.44%) Wireless
8 2 (2.44%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.22%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.22%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (9.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (8.54%) MS Access
4 7 (8.54%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (8.54%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MSI
General
1 14 (17.07%) Finance
2 8 (9.76%) Banking
3 7 (8.54%) Legal
4 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.66%) Back Office
6 2 (2.44%) Electronics
6 2 (2.44%) Japanese Language
6 2 (2.44%) Law
6 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.44%) Marketing
7 1 (1.22%) Advertising
7 1 (1.22%) Billing
7 1 (1.22%) Front Office
7 1 (1.22%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 37 (45.12%) Analyst
2 26 (31.71%) Service Analyst
2 26 (31.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (19.51%) Desktop Support
4 15 (18.29%) Support Engineer
5 12 (14.63%) Desktop Engineer
5 12 (14.63%) Support Analyst
6 9 (10.98%) IT Analyst
7 8 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (9.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) Service Desk Support
8 7 (8.54%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (8.54%) Developer
9 6 (7.32%) IT Support
9 6 (7.32%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 6 (7.32%) VB Developer
10 5 (6.10%) Access Developer
10 5 (6.10%) IT Support Analyst
10 5 (6.10%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (6.10%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) Blackberry
2 8 (9.76%) iPad
3 7 (8.54%) iPhone
4 6 (7.32%) NHS
5 5 (6.10%) PDA
5 5 (6.10%) Smartphone
6 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.88%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.44%) Clustering
7 2 (2.44%) EPoS
7 2 (2.44%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.44%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.22%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 82 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (53.66%) Windows 7
3 22 (26.83%) Windows 10
4 13 (15.85%) Windows Server
5 11 (13.41%) Windows 8
6 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (10.98%) Windows 2000
8 8 (9.76%) Android
9 6 (7.32%) Mac OS X
10 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (4.88%) Windows Vista
12 2 (2.44%) Linux
12 2 (2.44%) Unix
12 2 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (1.22%) Solaris
13 1 (1.22%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (1.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.27%) ITIL
2 13 (15.85%) Migration
3 9 (10.98%) ITSM
4 8 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.54%) Data Analysis
5 7 (8.54%) Service Delivery
5 7 (8.54%) Unit Testing
6 6 (7.32%) Change Management
6 6 (7.32%) Problem Management
6 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.66%) Asset Management
7 3 (3.66%) Functional Testing
7 3 (3.66%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.44%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.44%) Digital Marketing
8 2 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.44%) High Availability
8 2 (2.44%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.44%) Programme Management
8 2 (2.44%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.76%) VB
2 7 (8.54%) VB.NET
2 7 (8.54%) VB6
2 7 (8.54%) VBA
3 6 (7.32%) SQL
4 3 (3.66%) Java
4 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.22%) C
5 1 (1.22%) Tcl
5 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.66%) CTC Cleared
2 3 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) CCNA
3 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.44%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.22%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.22%) MCP
4 1 (1.22%) MCSA
4 1 (1.22%) MCSE
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.22%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.22%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.07%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 52 (63.41%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.32%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.44%) vSphere
4 2 (2.44%) XenApp
4 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.44%) XenServer
5 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (10.98%) SCCM
2 5 (6.10%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.44%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.44%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.44%) SCOM
3 2 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.22%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (53.66%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.63%) Cisco
2 12 (14.63%) Citrix
3 11 (13.41%) LANDesk
4 10 (12.20%) VMware
5 8 (9.76%) Apple
5 8 (9.76%) HP
6 6 (7.32%) Symantec
7 4 (4.88%) Avaya
7 4 (4.88%) Google
8 3 (3.66%) Dell
8 3 (3.66%) Intel
8 3 (3.66%) Remedy
9 2 (2.44%) Charles River
9 2 (2.44%) Compaq
9 2 (2.44%) Lotus
9 2 (2.44%) Nortel
9 2 (2.44%) Novell
9 2 (2.44%) SAP
9 2 (2.44%) Veritas