Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 December 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
England > South East
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 313 291 275
Rank change year-on-year -22 -16 -86
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 70 79 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.41% 0.47% 0.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.93% 2.06% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 43 47
South East median daily rate £175 £150 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -33.33% -22.41%
10th Percentile £140 £109 £135
90th Percentile £570 £369 £308
England median daily rate £145 £175 £230
% change year-on-year -17.14% -23.91% +21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 21 21
South East median hourly rate £11.78 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.86% - -9.68%
10th Percentile £10.75 £8.81 £10.13
90th Percentile £17.17 £17.25 £16.38
England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year -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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3,630 3,836 3,660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.36% 22.89% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,972 2,143 2,121
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £155 £146 £188
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 295 274
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.87% -10.79%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.85 £11.08
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.25 £49.46
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Windows XP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in the South East

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in the South East

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in the South East over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows XP in the South East

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in the South East

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
Hampshire -11 29 £527 +201.14% 3
Thames Valley -17 14 £145 - 2
Berkshire -16 8 £140 -58.52%
West Sussex -14 7 £175 -63.16% 2
Surrey -29 7 £185 +32.14% 1
East Sussex -10 6 - -
Kent +6 5 £175 +26.81%
Oxfordshire +2 4 £190 +31.03%
Buckinghamshire +17 2 £180 +56.52% 2
Middlesex - 1 £125 -
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (62.86%) Microsoft
3 43 (61.43%) Active Directory
3 43 (61.43%) Windows 10
4 30 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 24 (34.29%) Migration
6 23 (32.86%) Time Management
7 21 (30.00%) Citrix
8 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
9 18 (25.71%) VMware
9 18 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (25.71%) XenApp
10 16 (22.86%) HP
11 15 (21.43%) Linux
11 15 (21.43%) SQL
11 15 (21.43%) Oracle
11 15 (21.43%) Red Hat
11 15 (21.43%) SAN
11 15 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (21.43%) Network Design
11 15 (21.43%) Hyper-V
11 15 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
11 15 (21.43%) Break/Fix
12 14 (20.00%) IaaS
12 14 (20.00%) Data Guard
12 14 (20.00%) SaaS
12 14 (20.00%) PaaS
12 14 (20.00%) 3PAR

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.29%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (4.29%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.43%) Apache
5 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.43%) IIS
5 1 (1.43%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (20.00%) IaaS
2 14 (20.00%) PaaS
2 14 (20.00%) SaaS
3 4 (5.71%) Office 365
4 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) SAN
2 8 (11.43%) DNS
3 7 (10.00%) DHCP
4 5 (7.14%) Firewall
4 5 (7.14%) VPN
5 4 (5.71%) Extranet
5 4 (5.71%) Skype
6 2 (2.86%) Internet
7 1 (1.43%) Intranet
7 1 (1.43%) LAN
7 1 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.43%) WAN
7 1 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.43%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (11.43%) Games
2 5 (7.14%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.71%) Electronics
3 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.71%) Marketing
4 2 (2.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (32.86%) Desktop Engineer
2 19 (27.14%) Support Engineer
3 16 (22.86%) Desktop Support
4 15 (21.43%) Architect
4 15 (21.43%) Infrastructure Architect
5 14 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 8 (11.43%) Analyst
7 7 (10.00%) Deployment Engineer
7 7 (10.00%) Mobile Engineer
7 7 (10.00%) Service Analyst
7 7 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (8.57%) Windows Deployment Engineer
9 5 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (7.14%) IT Support
9 5 (7.14%) Service Desk Support
9 5 (7.14%) Service Desk Support Analyst
10 4 (5.71%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (1.43%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.71%) NHS
3 3 (4.29%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.86%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.86%) Replication
4 2 (2.86%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.43%) Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (61.43%) Windows 10
3 30 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (21.43%) Linux
5 15 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (20.00%) AIX
6 14 (20.00%) Unix
7 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (7.14%) Windows 8
9 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (4.29%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.43%) Android
10 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Migration
2 23 (32.86%) Time Management
3 15 (21.43%) Break/Fix
3 15 (21.43%) Network Design
4 11 (15.71%) Service Management
5 8 (11.43%) ITIL
6 5 (7.14%) Asset Management
7 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.71%) Coaching
7 4 (5.71%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (5.71%) Line Management
7 4 (5.71%) Programme Management
7 4 (5.71%) Software Asset Management
8 3 (4.29%) Data Protection
8 3 (4.29%) Load Balancing
8 3 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.29%) TOGAF
9 2 (2.86%) Change Management
9 2 (2.86%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.86%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.43%) SQL
2 6 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.43%) C
3 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) MCDST
4 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.86%) MCP
6 1 (1.43%) MCSA
6 1 (1.43%) MCSE
6 1 (1.43%) MCTS
6 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (61.43%) Active Directory
2 18 (25.71%) XenApp
3 15 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 15 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (4.29%) vSphere
6 2 (2.86%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.43%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (20.00%) Data Guard
2 9 (12.86%) SCCM
3 3 (4.29%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.86%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) Netcool
5 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (1.43%) Unicenter
5 1 (1.43%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 44 (62.86%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.00%) Citrix
3 18 (25.71%) VMware
4 16 (22.86%) HP
5 15 (21.43%) Oracle
5 15 (21.43%) Red Hat
6 14 (20.00%) 3PAR
6 14 (20.00%) IBM
7 8 (11.43%) SAP
8 7 (10.00%) Apple
9 4 (5.71%) Veritas
10 3 (4.29%) Google
10 3 (4.29%) Remedy
11 2 (2.86%) BT
11 2 (2.86%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.43%) Altiris
12 1 (1.43%) Borland
12 1 (1.43%) Cisco
12 1 (1.43%) EMC
12 1 (1.43%) Meridio