Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 467 564 526
Rank change year-on-year +97 -38 -78
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 36 58 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.69% 0.68% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 37
London median daily rate £184 £145 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.55% -3.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £105 £125 £90
90th Percentile £508 £355 £302
England median daily rate £140 £145 £174
% change year-on-year -3.45% -16.55% -30.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 33
London median hourly rate £16.95 £16.95 £16.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.67% +10.85%
10th Percentile £13.23 £10.50 £11.34
90th Percentile £19.10 £20.94 £19.56
England median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £14.20
% change year-on-year +3.85% -8.45% +1.43%

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 5,213 8,536 9,505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.39% 19.35% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,581 5,940 6,776
London median daily rate £450 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £158 £181 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £413 £426 £425
% change year-on-year -3.23% +0.29% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 254 290
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% +1.60% -6.50%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £64.87 £46.64 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 2020. 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 +63 9 £236 +62.93% 2
South London +41 4 £110 -24.14% 1
West London +29 3 £157 - 4
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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 London region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (80.56%) Windows 10
3 23 (63.89%) Active Directory
4 22 (61.11%) Windows 7
5 21 (58.33%) Microsoft
6 17 (47.22%) Migration
7 15 (41.67%) Break/Fix
8 14 (38.89%) Time Management
9 11 (30.56%) Office 365
10 9 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (22.22%) ITIL
12 7 (19.44%) Windows Server
13 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (16.67%) Azure
13 6 (16.67%) SCCM
14 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (13.89%) WSUS
14 5 (13.89%) Server Management
15 4 (11.11%) Thin Client
15 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
15 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (11.11%) Banking
15 4 (11.11%) Fat Client
16 3 (8.33%) Wireshark
16 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
16 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
16 3 (8.33%) Palo Alto
16 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
16 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity

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 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Office 365
2 6 (16.67%) Azure
3 1 (2.78%) Google Docs
3 1 (2.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (8.33%) Firewall
2 3 (8.33%) Wireshark
3 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.78%) DHCP
4 1 (2.78%) DNS
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) LAN
4 1 (2.78%) VoIP
4 1 (2.78%) VPN
4 1 (2.78%) WAN
4 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.78%) MSI
1 1 (2.78%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 7 (19.44%) Analyst
2 7 (19.44%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) SCCM Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) Senior Desktop Support
4 4 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Security Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Office 365 Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Security Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 4 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) CMDB
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (80.56%) Windows 10
3 22 (61.11%) Windows 7
4 7 (19.44%) Windows Server
5 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.78%) Debian
7 1 (2.78%) Linux
7 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Migration
2 15 (41.67%) Break/Fix
3 14 (38.89%) Time Management
4 8 (22.22%) ITIL
5 5 (13.89%) Server Management
6 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 2 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (5.56%) Service Management
8 1 (2.78%) Application Virtualisation
8 1 (2.78%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.78%) Data Security
8 1 (2.78%) High Availability
8 1 (2.78%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 1 (2.78%) Network Management
8 1 (2.78%) Patch Management
8 1 (2.78%) Project Management
8 1 (2.78%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 1 (2.78%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
1 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (63.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (2.78%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
1 6 (16.67%) SCCM
2 5 (13.89%) WSUS
3 1 (2.78%) AppDNA
3 1 (2.78%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 21 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Cisco
2 3 (8.33%) Palo Alto
2 3 (8.33%) Trend Micro
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) Dell
4 1 (2.78%) Google
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) Okta
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat