Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 472 299
Rank change year-on-year -70 -173 -154
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 93 147 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.33% 0.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.95% 1.57% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 65 169
London median daily rate £150 £163 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +1.56% -13.51%
10th Percentile £90 £95 £108
90th Percentile £406 £423 £451
England median daily rate £175 £245 £190
% change year-on-year -28.57% +28.95% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 19 50
London median hourly rate £16.35 £14.50 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.76% -8.55% +9.34%
10th Percentile £11.88 £12.20 £11.93
90th Percentile £20.13 £19.06 £21.79
England median hourly rate £14.20 £13.68 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.80% -5.66% +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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9817 9389 9941
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 20.84% 20.78% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6962 6489 6778
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £203 £230 £205
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 211 312
London median hourly rate £19.57 £18.00 £17.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.72% +3.75% +8.44%
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.38 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.93%

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Windows XP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Central London -22 10 £390 +143.75% 1
West London -9 5 - -
North London -10 2 - -
South London -40 1 - -
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 93 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (60.22%) Windows 7
3 42 (45.16%) Active Directory
4 34 (36.56%) Microsoft
5 29 (31.18%) HP
6 25 (26.88%) Blackberry
6 25 (26.88%) Microsoft Office
7 24 (25.81%) ITIL
8 18 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (19.35%) Windows Server
9 17 (18.28%) Security Cleared
9 17 (18.28%) Finance
9 17 (18.28%) MS Exchange
10 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (16.13%) Service Management
12 14 (15.05%) LAN
12 14 (15.05%) WAN
12 14 (15.05%) DNS
12 14 (15.05%) Unix
12 14 (15.05%) Citrix
12 14 (15.05%) DV Cleared
13 13 (13.98%) Clustering
13 13 (13.98%) NetBackup
13 13 (13.98%) Solaris
13 13 (13.98%) Internet
13 13 (13.98%) McAfee
13 13 (13.98%) Netcool
13 13 (13.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 12 (12.90%) TCP/IP
14 12 (12.90%) SCCM

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 17 (18.28%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (4.30%) GroupWise
4 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.15%) IIS
5 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.08%) JBoss
5 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (26.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.08%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) Office 365
2 4 (4.30%) SaaS
3 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.08%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.05%) DNS
1 14 (15.05%) LAN
1 14 (15.05%) WAN
2 13 (13.98%) Internet
3 12 (12.90%) TCP/IP
4 7 (7.53%) DHCP
5 6 (6.45%) VPN
6 5 (5.38%) 3G
6 5 (5.38%) VoIP
7 4 (4.30%) ADSL
8 2 (2.15%) Firewall
8 2 (2.15%) Network Security
9 1 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.08%) ISDN
9 1 (1.08%) LDAP
9 1 (1.08%) Multicast
9 1 (1.08%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (1.08%) SAN
9 1 (1.08%) SSH
9 1 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.15%) GIS
3 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) MSI
2 1 (1.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.08%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (18.28%) Finance
2 12 (12.90%) Spanish Language
3 11 (11.83%) Hindi Language
3 11 (11.83%) Tamil Language
3 11 (11.83%) Urdu Language
4 7 (7.53%) Banking
5 5 (5.38%) Front Office
6 3 (3.23%) Legal
7 2 (2.15%) Romanian Language
8 1 (1.08%) Advertising
8 1 (1.08%) Law
8 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (30.11%) Support Engineer
2 26 (27.96%) Analyst
3 20 (21.51%) Desktop Support
4 18 (19.35%) Desktop Engineer
4 18 (19.35%) Service Analyst
4 18 (19.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (16.13%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (16.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Administrator
8 5 (5.38%) SCCM Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Exchange Support
9 4 (4.30%) Service Desk Support
9 4 (4.30%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.08%) CSS
1 1 (1.08%) HTML
1 1 (1.08%) HTML5
1 1 (1.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.88%) Blackberry
2 13 (13.98%) Clustering
3 9 (9.68%) iPad
3 9 (9.68%) NHS
4 7 (7.53%) Smartphone
5 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.38%) iPhone
6 4 (4.30%) Driving Licence
7 3 (3.23%) PDA
8 2 (2.15%) CESG
9 1 (1.08%) BYOD
9 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.08%) Equities
9 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.08%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.08%) SWIFT
9 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 93 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (60.22%) Windows 7
3 18 (19.35%) Windows Server
3 18 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (15.05%) Unix
6 13 (13.98%) Solaris
7 12 (12.90%) Windows 8
8 8 (8.60%) Windows 10
9 7 (7.53%) Windows 2000
10 6 (6.45%) Windows Vista
11 4 (4.30%) Android
11 4 (4.30%) Linux
12 3 (3.23%) Mac OS X
13 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.81%) ITIL
2 15 (16.13%) Service Management
3 9 (9.68%) Change Management
4 7 (7.53%) Service Delivery
4 7 (7.53%) Time Management
5 6 (6.45%) ITSM
5 6 (6.45%) Migration
5 6 (6.45%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.38%) Process Improvement
6 5 (5.38%) Trend Analysis
7 4 (4.30%) BCP
7 4 (4.30%) Break/Fix
7 4 (4.30%) Coaching
7 4 (4.30%) Performance Management
8 3 (3.23%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.23%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (3.23%) Patch Management
9 2 (2.15%) Data Migration
9 2 (2.15%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.83%) Java
2 4 (4.30%) SQL
3 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.15%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.08%) Korn
4 1 (1.08%) Perl
4 1 (1.08%) PHP
4 1 (1.08%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.08%) Scala
4 1 (1.08%) Tcl
4 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (18.28%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.05%) DV Cleared
3 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.15%) MCP
4 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.08%) CCA
5 1 (1.08%) CCNA
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.08%) MCSA
5 1 (1.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) PMO
2 4 (4.30%) SLA
3 2 (2.15%) GMP
4 1 (1.08%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 42 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.30%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (4.30%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.15%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.08%) NFS
6 1 (1.08%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.08%) vSphere
6 1 (1.08%) XenApp
6 1 (1.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (13.98%) NetBackup
1 13 (13.98%) Netcool
1 13 (13.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 12 (12.90%) SCCM
3 4 (4.30%) SCOM
3 4 (4.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.15%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.08%) Ansible
5 1 (1.08%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (1.08%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.08%) Nagios
5 1 (1.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (36.56%) Microsoft
2 29 (31.18%) HP
3 14 (15.05%) Citrix
4 13 (13.98%) McAfee
5 11 (11.83%) Oracle
6 10 (10.75%) Apple
6 10 (10.75%) Veritas
7 9 (9.68%) Cisco
7 9 (9.68%) VMware
8 6 (6.45%) Bloomberg
8 6 (6.45%) Remedy
9 5 (5.38%) LANDesk
10 4 (4.30%) Avaya
10 4 (4.30%) Compaq
10 4 (4.30%) FactSet
10 4 (4.30%) Nortel
10 4 (4.30%) Novell
11 3 (3.23%) Dell
11 3 (3.23%) Sage
12 2 (2.15%) Reuters