Period
to 18 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 18 October 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
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 532 375 216
Rank change year-on-year -157 -159 -125
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 342 658 1329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.62% 1.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.65% 2.81% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 263 513
UK median daily rate £175 £205 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +13.89% -2.70%
10th Percentile £106 £110 £105
90th Percentile £369 £358 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £230 £208
% change year-on-year -23.91% +10.84% +12.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 168 384
UK median hourly rate £14.20 £13.59 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.49% -5.63% +2.86%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.21 £10.22
90th Percentile £18.70 £21.50 £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +3.70%

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20695 23399 24398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 21.96% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13047 14730 14386
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £175 £205 £185
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1229 1298 1927
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.03% - +3.23%

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows XP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 18 October 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
England -139 307 £175 -6.67% 49
UK excluding London -107 254 £175 -23.91% 40
London -62 85 £138 -21.43% 12
South East -40 79 £150 -34.78% 9
North of England +13 66 £225 -6.25% 13
Midlands -14 42 £150 +7.14% 6
North East +70 27 £310 +12.73%
West Midlands +15 24 £155 -42.33% 3
Yorkshire +11 20 £225 +80.00% 7
North West -10 19 £110 -56.00% 6
South West -19 17 £168 -18.29% 2
East Midlands -21 17 £125 +4.17% 3
Scotland -27 17 £186 -31.65% 2
Wales -4 16 £128 +10.87% 1
East of England -23 16 £350 +34.62% 7
Northern Ireland -53 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 342 (100.00%) Windows
2 191 (55.85%) Active Directory
3 165 (48.25%) Microsoft
4 149 (43.57%) Windows 7
5 108 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
6 78 (22.81%) ITIL
7 76 (22.22%) Windows Server
8 70 (20.47%) Windows 10
9 66 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 62 (18.13%) DNS
10 62 (18.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 61 (17.84%) Windows 8
12 52 (15.20%) Migration
12 52 (15.20%) HP
13 48 (14.04%) MS Exchange
14 47 (13.74%) Office 365
15 45 (13.16%) Unix
15 45 (13.16%) Oracle
16 44 (12.87%) Blackberry
17 43 (12.57%) Time Management
18 42 (12.28%) Security Cleared
19 39 (11.40%) SCCM
20 38 (11.11%) Citrix
20 38 (11.11%) SQL
21 35 (10.23%) TCP/IP
22 34 (9.94%) LAN
23 33 (9.65%) Linux
24 32 (9.36%) Finance
25 31 (9.06%) Service Management
25 31 (9.06%) DHCP

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 48 (14.04%) MS Exchange
2 24 (7.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 22 (6.43%) WebLogic
4 19 (5.56%) JBoss
5 18 (5.26%) SharePoint
6 16 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 15 (4.39%) IBM Notes
8 14 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (1.46%) GroupWise
11 4 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.88%) IIS
12 3 (0.88%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.58%) Live Communications Server
13 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.29%) Apache
14 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 108 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.58%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.88%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 47 (13.74%) Office 365
2 8 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.58%) SaaS
6 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 62 (18.13%) DNS
2 35 (10.23%) TCP/IP
3 34 (9.94%) LAN
4 31 (9.06%) DHCP
5 28 (8.19%) WAN
6 27 (7.89%) VPN
7 25 (7.31%) Firewall
7 25 (7.31%) Internet
8 21 (6.14%) LDAP
8 21 (6.14%) OpenLDAP
9 20 (5.85%) SSH
10 13 (3.80%) Wireless
11 10 (2.92%) 3G
12 7 (2.05%) ADSL
12 7 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.46%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.46%) SAN
14 4 (1.17%) Intranet
15 3 (0.88%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.58%) GIS
4 2 (0.58%) MS Access
4 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.29%) MySQL
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.46%) MSI
2 4 (1.17%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (0.88%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (9.36%) Finance
2 12 (3.51%) Spanish Language
3 11 (3.22%) Hindi Language
3 11 (3.22%) Tamil Language
3 11 (3.22%) Urdu Language
4 6 (1.75%) Legal
5 5 (1.46%) Banking
5 5 (1.46%) Front Office
5 5 (1.46%) Law
6 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.88%) Advertising
7 3 (0.88%) Back Office
7 3 (0.88%) German Language
7 3 (0.88%) Retail
8 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.58%) Romanian Language
8 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.29%) Billing
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 96 (28.07%) Support Engineer
2 83 (24.27%) Analyst
3 73 (21.35%) Desktop Support
4 53 (15.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 50 (14.62%) Desktop Engineer
6 45 (13.16%) Service Analyst
6 45 (13.16%) Service Desk Analyst
7 41 (11.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 34 (9.94%) Support Analyst
9 21 (6.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 21 (6.14%) IT Support
10 20 (5.85%) IT Engineer
10 20 (5.85%) Service Desk Support
11 19 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
12 18 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 18 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 16 (4.68%) IT Analyst
14 15 (4.39%) Deployment Engineer
14 15 (4.39%) Technical Support
14 15 (4.39%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.75%) HTML
2 4 (1.17%) jQuery
3 2 (0.58%) XML
4 1 (0.29%) .NET
4 1 (0.29%) CSS
4 1 (0.29%) HTML5
4 1 (0.29%) Web Services
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.87%) Blackberry
2 20 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.26%) iPad
4 17 (4.97%) Clustering
5 15 (4.39%) Management Information System
6 14 (4.09%) Driving Licence
6 14 (4.09%) iPhone
7 8 (2.34%) NHS
7 8 (2.34%) Smartphone
8 7 (2.05%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.75%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.75%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.46%) PDA
11 3 (0.88%) Replication
12 2 (0.58%) EPoS
13 1 (0.29%) CESG
13 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.29%) Equities
13 1 (0.29%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 342 (100.00%) Windows
2 149 (43.57%) Windows 7
3 76 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 70 (20.47%) Windows 10
5 66 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (18.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 61 (17.84%) Windows 8
8 45 (13.16%) Unix
9 33 (9.65%) Linux
10 30 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (7.31%) Windows Vista
12 23 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (4.97%) Apple iOS
13 17 (4.97%) Windows 2000
14 14 (4.09%) Android
14 14 (4.09%) Solaris
15 5 (1.46%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.17%) AIX
17 2 (0.58%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.58%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (22.81%) ITIL
2 52 (15.20%) Migration
3 43 (12.57%) Time Management
4 31 (9.06%) Service Management
5 23 (6.73%) Proactive Monitoring
6 18 (5.26%) Break/Fix
7 17 (4.97%) Incident Management
7 17 (4.97%) Service Delivery
8 14 (4.09%) Change Management
8 14 (4.09%) DevOps
9 13 (3.80%) ITSM
9 13 (3.80%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 12 (3.51%) Data Migration
10 12 (3.51%) Problem Management
11 8 (2.34%) Data Protection
12 7 (2.05%) Performance Management
13 6 (1.75%) Coaching
13 6 (1.75%) Software Licensing
13 6 (1.75%) Trend Analysis
14 5 (1.46%) Feasibility Study
Programming Languages
1 38 (11.11%) SQL
2 26 (7.60%) PL/SQL
3 20 (5.85%) Java
4 17 (4.97%) PowerShell
5 15 (4.39%) Korn
5 15 (4.39%) Perl
6 6 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.75%) VBScript
7 5 (1.46%) VB
8 3 (0.88%) Tcl
9 2 (0.58%) REXX
10 1 (0.29%) PHP
10 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 31 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (6.14%) SC Cleared
4 18 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.09%) MCP
6 12 (3.51%) MCSA
7 10 (2.92%) MCSE
8 9 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (2.05%) A+ Certification
10 6 (1.75%) MCITP
11 5 (1.46%) HNC
12 4 (1.17%) CCNA
12 4 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.88%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.88%) MCTS
14 2 (0.58%) CCENT
14 2 (0.58%) Degree
14 2 (0.58%) SSCP
15 1 (0.29%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.73%) SLA
2 3 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 191 (55.85%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.14%) NFS
3 19 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.39%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.05%) vSphere
6 6 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.75%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.88%) XenApp
10 2 (0.58%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 39 (11.40%) SCCM
2 17 (4.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 16 (4.68%) Netcool
4 14 (4.09%) NetBackup
5 9 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (2.05%) SCOM
7 4 (1.17%) AirWatch
7 4 (1.17%) DameWare
7 4 (1.17%) ThinApp
8 3 (0.88%) Ansible
8 3 (0.88%) WSUS
9 2 (0.58%) Dollar Universe
9 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.58%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.58%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.29%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.29%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 165 (48.25%) Microsoft
2 52 (15.20%) HP
3 45 (13.16%) Oracle
4 38 (11.11%) Citrix
5 31 (9.06%) Apple
6 30 (8.77%) VMware
7 28 (8.19%) Cisco
8 24 (7.02%) Red Hat
9 21 (6.14%) Dell
10 16 (4.68%) McAfee
11 15 (4.39%) Lotus
12 14 (4.09%) Veritas
13 12 (3.51%) Remedy
14 7 (2.05%) Bloomberg
14 7 (2.05%) Symantec
15 6 (1.75%) Compaq
16 5 (1.46%) Nortel
16 5 (1.46%) Novell
17 4 (1.17%) IBM
17 4 (1.17%) Sage