Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 267 241 148
Rank change year-on-year -26 -93 -87
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 94 156 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.58% 0.84% 1.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.67% 3.39% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 67 106
South East median daily rate £145 £205 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.27% -26.79% +27.32%
10th Percentile £127 £122 £120
90th Percentile £272 £362 £438
England median daily rate £150 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -14.29% - -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 34 97
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £10.30 £8.80 £10.40
90th Percentile £18.44 £15.88 £17.75
England median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00

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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3521 4604 4825
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.75% 24.69% 24.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1977 2774 2489
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +9.85%
10th Percentile £198 £191 £213
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 302 474
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +15.15% +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.28 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.73 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year - +2.10% +1.96%

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 21 July 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in the South East over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 July 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
Hampshire +23 25 £145 -17.14% 3
Berkshire 0 16 £208 -24.55% 3
Surrey -12 13 £145 -17.73% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 12 £115 - 1
Oxfordshire -14 12 £145 -51.67% 3
West Sussex +2 11 £150 -30.23%
Kent +2 4 £150 -53.85%
East Sussex -10 1 £128 -59.20% 1
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (57.45%) Microsoft
3 51 (54.26%) Microsoft Office
4 50 (53.19%) Active Directory
5 47 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 20 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (20.21%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (20.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (20.21%) Windows Server
8 18 (19.15%) ITIL
9 17 (18.09%) Migration
9 17 (18.09%) Windows 10
10 16 (17.02%) MS Exchange
11 13 (13.83%) LAN
11 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
12 12 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (12.77%) WAN
12 12 (12.77%) Service Management
13 11 (11.70%) DNS
13 11 (11.70%) Windows 8
14 10 (10.64%) Incident Management
14 10 (10.64%) TCP/IP
14 10 (10.64%) Oracle
15 9 (9.57%) DHCP
15 9 (9.57%) HP
15 9 (9.57%) Data Migration
15 9 (9.57%) SCCM
16 8 (8.51%) DV Cleared
16 8 (8.51%) Blackberry
16 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification

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 16 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.13%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.13%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 51 (54.26%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) assyst
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.45%) Office 365
2 3 (3.19%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.83%) LAN
2 12 (12.77%) WAN
3 11 (11.70%) DNS
4 10 (10.64%) TCP/IP
5 9 (9.57%) DHCP
6 6 (6.38%) VPN
7 5 (5.32%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (4.26%) Firewall
8 4 (4.26%) Internet
8 4 (4.26%) Wireless
9 3 (3.19%) ATM
9 3 (3.19%) Extranet
9 3 (3.19%) SAN
10 2 (2.13%) 3G
10 2 (2.13%) Intranet
10 2 (2.13%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.13%) NAS
11 1 (1.06%) 2G
11 1 (1.06%) 4G
11 1 (1.06%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.19%) MS Access
3 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.06%) JIRA
1 1 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.06%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (1.06%) Rational Rose
1 1 (1.06%) StarTeam
1 1 (1.06%) Subversion
General
1 5 (5.32%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.19%) Legal
3 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.06%) Electronics
4 1 (1.06%) French Language
4 1 (1.06%) German Language
4 1 (1.06%) Local Government
4 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (31.91%) Analyst
2 27 (28.72%) Support Engineer
3 23 (24.47%) Desktop Support
3 23 (24.47%) Service Analyst
3 23 (24.47%) Service Desk Analyst
4 17 (18.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 15 (15.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 13 (13.83%) Support Analyst
7 11 (11.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (11.70%) IT Support
7 11 (11.70%) Service Desk Support
8 9 (9.57%) 1st Line Support
8 9 (9.57%) IT Analyst
9 8 (8.51%) IT Engineer
10 7 (7.45%) Service Desk Support Analyst
11 6 (6.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 6 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (6.38%) IT Support Engineer
11 6 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
12 5 (5.32%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) XML
2 1 (1.06%) HTML
2 1 (1.06%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.21%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.51%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.32%) iPhone
5 4 (4.26%) Clustering
5 4 (4.26%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.26%) Smartphone
5 4 (4.26%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.19%) iPad
6 3 (3.19%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.13%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.13%) Replication
8 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.06%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 20 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (20.21%) Windows Server
4 19 (20.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (18.09%) Windows 10
6 12 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (11.70%) Windows 8
8 8 (8.51%) Linux
9 7 (7.45%) Apple iOS
10 6 (6.38%) Unix
11 5 (5.32%) Android
12 2 (2.13%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.13%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (1.06%) Windows NT
13 1 (1.06%) Windows Phone
13 1 (1.06%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.15%) ITIL
2 17 (18.09%) Migration
3 12 (12.77%) Service Management
4 10 (10.64%) Incident Management
5 9 (9.57%) Data Migration
6 7 (7.45%) Time Management
7 6 (6.38%) Problem Management
8 5 (5.32%) ETL
9 4 (4.26%) Break/Fix
10 3 (3.19%) Coaching
10 3 (3.19%) Software Licensing
10 3 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (2.13%) Asset Management
11 2 (2.13%) Integration Testing
11 2 (2.13%) Software Distribution
11 2 (2.13%) Software License Management
11 2 (2.13%) Ticket Management
12 1 (1.06%) Data Protection
12 1 (1.06%) High Availability
12 1 (1.06%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.38%) PowerShell
1 6 (6.38%) SQL
2 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.13%) VB
2 2 (2.13%) VBScript
3 1 (1.06%) C++
3 1 (1.06%) Java
3 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.06%) VB6
3 1 (1.06%) VC++
Qualifications
1 13 (13.83%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.51%) DV Cleared
2 8 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.38%) MCSA
3 6 (6.38%) MCSE
3 6 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.32%) MCP
5 4 (4.26%) MCITP
6 2 (2.13%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.06%) CCENT
7 1 (1.06%) CCNA
7 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.06%) Degree
7 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.06%) MCDST
7 1 (1.06%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.06%) PMO
System Software
1 50 (53.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.19%) vSphere
3 2 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (9.57%) SCCM
2 4 (4.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.19%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.19%) Netcool
3 3 (3.19%) Unicenter
4 2 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.06%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.06%) DameWare
5 1 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.06%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.06%) SCOM
5 1 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.06%) WSUS
5 1 (1.06%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 54 (57.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.64%) Oracle
3 9 (9.57%) HP
4 6 (6.38%) Cisco
4 6 (6.38%) Citrix
5 5 (5.32%) Apple
5 5 (5.32%) Informatica
6 4 (4.26%) Kaseya
6 4 (4.26%) Samsung
6 4 (4.26%) VMware
7 3 (3.19%) EMC
7 3 (3.19%) Meridio
7 3 (3.19%) Veritas
8 2 (2.13%) Dell
8 2 (2.13%) Lotus
8 2 (2.13%) NCR
8 2 (2.13%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.13%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.13%) Symantec
9 1 (1.06%) Extreme Networks
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