Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 304 276 186
Rank change year-on-year -28 -90 -86
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 75 83 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.54% 1.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.97% 2.44% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 39 98
South East median daily rate £150 £230 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.78% -8.00% +22.55%
10th Percentile £108 £133 £109
90th Percentile £369 £288 £388
England median daily rate £175 £250 £185
% change year-on-year -30.00% +35.14% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 56
South East median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -3.23% +1.64%
10th Percentile £8.81 £9.76 £11.13
90th Percentile £17.50 £16.40 £30.90
England median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +1.43% - -0.28%

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 3,809 3,406 4,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.96% 22.33% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,133 1,947 2,526
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £142 £202 £204
90th Percentile £550 £538 £513
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 272 406
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.18 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.19% -19.13% +25.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.71 £51.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.77
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.61% +4.81%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Thames Valley -17 37 £145 -43.14% 5
Hampshire +9 16 £175 -33.33% 4
Berkshire -10 16 £313 +19.27% 3
Oxfordshire -10 11 £168 -21.18%
Surrey -34 11 £120 -22.58% 4
Buckinghamshire -35 10 £115 -36.55% 2
East Sussex -4 5 £125 -21.26% 1
West Sussex -2 4 £475 +206.45%
Kent -13 2 £138 -1.43%
Windows XP
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (54.67%) Active Directory
3 37 (49.33%) Windows 7
4 33 (44.00%) Microsoft
5 32 (42.67%) Microsoft Office
6 27 (36.00%) Windows 10
7 20 (26.67%) ITIL
7 20 (26.67%) Windows 8
8 19 (25.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (24.00%) Office 365
10 17 (22.67%) Windows Server
11 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 13 (17.33%) Service Management
14 12 (16.00%) VPN
14 12 (16.00%) DNS
14 12 (16.00%) SCCM
15 11 (14.67%) Cisco
15 11 (14.67%) Internet
16 10 (13.33%) TCP/IP
16 10 (13.33%) LAN
16 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
17 8 (10.67%) vSphere
17 8 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (10.67%) VMware
17 8 (10.67%) DHCP
17 8 (10.67%) WAN
18 7 (9.33%) SLA
18 7 (9.33%) Oracle
18 7 (9.33%) Blackberry

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 5 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.67%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 32 (42.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.33%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (24.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.00%) DNS
1 12 (16.00%) VPN
2 11 (14.67%) Internet
3 10 (13.33%) LAN
3 10 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 8 (10.67%) DHCP
4 8 (10.67%) WAN
5 6 (8.00%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (6.67%) Intranet
7 4 (5.33%) Wireless
8 3 (4.00%) IP Telephony
9 2 (2.67%) ADSL
9 2 (2.67%) Firewall
10 1 (1.33%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.33%) ISDN
10 1 (1.33%) NAS
10 1 (1.33%) PSTN
10 1 (1.33%) SAN
10 1 (1.33%) SMTP
10 1 (1.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) StarTeam
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 5 (6.67%) Finance
1 5 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.00%) French Language
2 3 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (28.00%) Analyst
2 20 (26.67%) Support Engineer
3 16 (21.33%) Desktop Support
4 15 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
5 14 (18.67%) Service Analyst
5 14 (18.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 10 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (10.67%) IT Support
7 8 (10.67%) Support Analyst
8 7 (9.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (9.33%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (9.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (9.33%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (8.00%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (8.00%) IT Analyst
10 5 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 5 (6.67%) IT Engineer
10 5 (6.67%) PC Engineer
10 5 (6.67%) PC Support Engineer
10 5 (6.67%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.00%) HTML
1 3 (4.00%) jQuery
1 3 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.00%) iPad
4 3 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.67%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.67%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.67%) User Experience
6 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.33%) Clustering
6 1 (1.33%) iPhone
6 1 (1.33%) PDA
6 1 (1.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (49.33%) Windows 7
3 27 (36.00%) Windows 10
4 20 (26.67%) Windows 8
5 19 (25.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (22.67%) Windows Server
7 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (9.33%) Windows Vista
10 5 (6.67%) Apple iOS
11 3 (4.00%) Android
12 1 (1.33%) Solaris
12 1 (1.33%) Unix
12 1 (1.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.67%) ITIL
2 13 (17.33%) Service Management
3 6 (8.00%) Migration
3 6 (8.00%) Time Management
4 5 (6.67%) Break/Fix
5 4 (5.33%) Hardware Maintenance
5 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.33%) Software Distribution
5 4 (5.33%) Software License Management
5 4 (5.33%) Software Licensing
6 3 (4.00%) Analytical Thinking
6 3 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (4.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.67%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.33%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.33%) Chat Support
8 1 (1.33%) Customer-Centricity
8 1 (1.33%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.33%) Java
1 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
1 4 (5.33%) SQL
2 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.33%) A+ Certification
5 4 (5.33%) PMI Certification
5 4 (5.33%) PMP
5 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.67%) MCSA
8 1 (1.33%) CCA
8 1 (1.33%) CCENT
8 1 (1.33%) CCNA
8 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.33%) Degree
8 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.33%) MCP
8 1 (1.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (54.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.67%) vSphere
3 4 (5.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.33%) XenApp
4 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (16.00%) SCCM
2 5 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (5.33%) DameWare
4 2 (2.67%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.33%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.33%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.33%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.33%) Netcool
5 1 (1.33%) OpenView
5 1 (1.33%) OVSD
5 1 (1.33%) SCOM
5 1 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 33 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.67%) Cisco
3 8 (10.67%) VMware
4 7 (9.33%) Apple
4 7 (9.33%) HP
4 7 (9.33%) Oracle
5 4 (5.33%) Borland
5 4 (5.33%) Dell
5 4 (5.33%) Lumension
6 3 (4.00%) McAfee
7 2 (2.67%) Acronis
7 2 (2.67%) Citrix
7 2 (2.67%) Lotus
8 1 (1.33%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.33%) Compaq
8 1 (1.33%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (1.33%) IBM
8 1 (1.33%) Juniper
8 1 (1.33%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.33%) Veeam