Period
to 19 March 2019

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 19 March 2019 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
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 328 301 269
Rank change year-on-year -27 -32 -63
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 48 70 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.42% 0.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.39% 1.86% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 36
South East median daily rate £185 £143 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.82% -13.64% -17.50%
10th Percentile £142 £108 £119
90th Percentile £408 £488 £288
England median daily rate £145 £170 £215
% change year-on-year -14.71% -20.93% +13.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 24
South East median hourly rate £11.78 £14.00 £14.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.84% -2.10% -4.67%
10th Percentile £10.79 £11.09 £10.30
90th Percentile £16.59 £17.55 £16.67
England median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - -7.14% -

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 3,454 3,754 3,331
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.07% 22.57% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,016 2,060 1,883
South East median daily rate £408 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +2.70% +3.87%
10th Percentile £157 £143 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £435 £438 £415
% change year-on-year -0.57% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 281 281
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90% -18.42%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.25 £45.09
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.53% +3.44% -2.94%

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 19 March 2019.

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 19 March 2019. 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
Thames Valley +9 14 £400 +213.73% 4
Surrey +2 13 £185 +54.17%
Hampshire -25 10 £166 -3.34%
Berkshire -11 8 £413 +292.86% 1
East Sussex -16 6 £120 -4.00% 1
West Sussex +4 5 £175 -63.16%
Oxfordshire +30 4 £400 +90.48% 3
Buckinghamshire +19 2 £180 +56.52%
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (72.92%) Active Directory
3 28 (58.33%) Windows 10
4 27 (56.25%) Windows 7
5 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
6 21 (43.75%) Migration
7 20 (41.67%) Time Management
8 16 (33.33%) Break/Fix
9 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (16.67%) SCCM
10 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
11 7 (14.58%) MS Exchange
11 7 (14.58%) Service Management
11 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
12 6 (12.50%) Incident Management
12 6 (12.50%) ITSM
12 6 (12.50%) ITIL
12 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (10.42%) Coaching
13 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (10.42%) DNS
13 5 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (8.33%) Software Deployment
14 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
14 4 (8.33%) Games
14 4 (8.33%) Replication
14 4 (8.33%) Firewall
14 4 (8.33%) Internet

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 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) Live Communications Server
4 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) DNS
2 4 (8.33%) DHCP
2 4 (8.33%) Extranet
2 4 (8.33%) Firewall
2 4 (8.33%) Internet
3 3 (6.25%) LAN
3 3 (6.25%) WAN
4 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.17%) Skype
4 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (2.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.17%) Subversion
2 1 (2.08%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (8.33%) Games
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Retail
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Electronics
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Desktop Support
2 16 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 14 (29.17%) Support Engineer
4 10 (20.83%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (14.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (14.58%) Analyst
5 7 (14.58%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Service Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
7 4 (8.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Windows Deployment Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) XML
2 2 (4.17%) Apache Camel
3 1 (2.08%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Replication
3 2 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.17%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.08%) Clustering
4 1 (2.08%) iPad
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (58.33%) Windows 10
3 27 (56.25%) Windows 7
4 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 4 (8.33%) Windows Server
7 2 (4.17%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.08%) Android
8 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.08%) Unix
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) Migration
2 20 (41.67%) Time Management
3 16 (33.33%) Break/Fix
4 7 (14.58%) Service Management
5 6 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 6 (12.50%) ITIL
5 6 (12.50%) ITSM
6 5 (10.42%) Coaching
6 5 (10.42%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (8.33%) Antivirus Management
7 4 (8.33%) Software Deployment
7 4 (8.33%) Technical Leadership
8 2 (4.17%) BDD
8 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (4.17%) Software Licensing
8 2 (4.17%) TDD
9 1 (2.08%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.08%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (2.08%) Integration Testing
9 1 (2.08%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) C
3 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (72.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) Terminal Server
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (4.17%) XenApp
4 1 (2.08%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (4.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.08%) Netcool
3 1 (2.08%) Unicenter
3 1 (2.08%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.33%) Apple
3 3 (6.25%) Citrix
3 3 (6.25%) HP
3 3 (6.25%) SAP
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle
4 2 (4.17%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.17%) Veritas
4 2 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (2.08%) Borland
5 1 (2.08%) EMC
5 1 (2.08%) Hitachi
5 1 (2.08%) Lumension
5 1 (2.08%) Meridio
5 1 (2.08%) Remedy
5 1 (2.08%) Sun