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 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 199 116
Rank change year-on-year -13 -83  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 43 76 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.78% 1.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.46% 3.15% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 28 53
Median daily rate £145 £170 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.70% -26.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £180 £175
% change year-on-year - +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 54
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £8.80 £9.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.68 £15.00 £16.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.12%  

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 1747 2411 2469
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.49% 24.77% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 980 1462 1240
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 173 236
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.91% +12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Windows XP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 26 April 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 3 months to 26 April 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +12 15 £145 +13.72% 1
Berkshire +22 8 £165 -29.03% 2
Oxfordshire -12 6 £145 - 1
West Sussex +12 5 £150 -30.23%
Buckinghamshire -7 5 - - 2
Surrey -4 4 - - 4
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 47 (58.75%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (58.75%) Windows 7
4 41 (51.25%) Active Directory
5 18 (22.50%) LAN
6 17 (21.25%) WAN
7 15 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (17.50%) Migration
9 13 (16.25%) Windows 8
9 13 (16.25%) SCCM
9 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (15.00%) Service Management
10 12 (15.00%) ITIL
11 11 (13.75%) DHCP
11 11 (13.75%) TCP/IP
11 11 (13.75%) DNS
11 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
11 11 (13.75%) Incident Management
12 10 (12.50%) Problem Management
12 10 (12.50%) Citrix
12 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (12.50%) Windows Server
13 9 (11.25%) Windows 10
13 9 (11.25%) Clustering
13 9 (11.25%) HP
13 9 (11.25%) MS Exchange
14 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (8.75%) SC Cleared
15 7 (8.75%) DV Cleared

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 9 (11.25%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.75%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.50%) IIS
7 1 (1.25%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 47 (58.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.75%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) assyst
1 1 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Office 365
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.50%) LAN
2 17 (21.25%) WAN
3 11 (13.75%) DHCP
3 11 (13.75%) DNS
3 11 (13.75%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.75%) ATM
5 6 (7.50%) VPN
6 5 (6.25%) Wireless
7 4 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (3.75%) SAN
9 2 (2.50%) 3G
9 2 (2.50%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.50%) Firewall
9 2 (2.50%) Internet
9 2 (2.50%) Skype
9 2 (2.50%) VoIP
10 1 (1.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (1.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (1.25%) LTE
10 1 (1.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.75%) MS Access
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.25%) JIRA
1 1 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.25%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (1.25%) Rational Rose
1 1 (1.25%) Subversion
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.75%) Legal
3 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.50%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Local Government
5 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (28.75%) Analyst
2 22 (27.50%) Support Engineer
3 21 (26.25%) Service Analyst
4 19 (23.75%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (17.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 14 (17.50%) Desktop Support
6 12 (15.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 12 (15.00%) IT Support
7 10 (12.50%) Support Analyst
8 9 (11.25%) 1st Line Support
8 9 (11.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (11.25%) IT Engineer
8 9 (11.25%) Service Desk Support
9 8 (10.00%) IT Analyst
10 6 (7.50%) 1st Line Engineer
10 6 (7.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (7.50%) Coordinator
10 6 (7.50%) IT Support Analyst
10 6 (7.50%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (7.50%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.25%) Clustering
3 7 (8.75%) Blackberry
3 7 (8.75%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.00%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.00%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.50%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.50%) iPad
5 2 (2.50%) iPhone
5 2 (2.50%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.25%) Handset
6 1 (1.25%) PKI
6 1 (1.25%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (58.75%) Windows 7
3 13 (16.25%) Windows 8
3 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (11.25%) Windows 10
6 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.00%) Android
7 4 (5.00%) Apple iOS
7 4 (5.00%) Windows Vista
8 3 (3.75%) Linux
9 2 (2.50%) Unix
9 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.50%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) Migration
2 12 (15.00%) ITIL
2 12 (15.00%) Service Management
3 11 (13.75%) Incident Management
4 10 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 5 (6.25%) Data Migration
6 3 (3.75%) Network Architecture
6 3 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.75%) Ticket Management
6 3 (3.75%) Time Management
7 2 (2.50%) Change Management
7 2 (2.50%) ETL
7 2 (2.50%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.50%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.25%) Application Packaging
8 1 (1.25%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.25%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.25%) Logistics
8 1 (1.25%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.25%) SQL
2 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.25%) C++
3 1 (1.25%) VB
3 1 (1.25%) VB6
3 1 (1.25%) VC++
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.75%) DV Cleared
2 7 (8.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.50%) MCSE
5 1 (1.25%) CCA
5 1 (1.25%) CCAA
5 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.25%) MCDST
5 1 (1.25%) MCSA
5 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 41 (51.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (3.75%) XenApp
4 2 (2.50%) Firmware
4 2 (2.50%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.50%) vSphere
5 1 (1.25%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (16.25%) SCCM
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (3.75%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.75%) Netcool
2 3 (3.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (3.75%) Unicenter
3 2 (2.50%) EdgeSight
3 2 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.50%) SafeCom
3 2 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.50%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.25%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 50 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.50%) Citrix
3 9 (11.25%) HP
4 6 (7.50%) Apple
5 5 (6.25%) NCR
5 5 (6.25%) Oracle
5 5 (6.25%) VMware
6 4 (5.00%) Intel Security
6 4 (5.00%) ServiceNow
7 3 (3.75%) Cisco
7 3 (3.75%) EMC
7 3 (3.75%) Lotus
7 3 (3.75%) Meridio
7 3 (3.75%) Remedy
7 3 (3.75%) Sophos
7 3 (3.75%) Veritas
8 2 (2.50%) Fujitsu
8 2 (2.50%) Informatica
8 2 (2.50%) Samsung
8 2 (2.50%) Wyse
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