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 3 months to 23 May 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
3 months to
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 408 297 173
Rank change year-on-year -111 -124  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 174 410 748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.77% 1.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.88% 3.36% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 169 298
Median daily rate £150 £180 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £375 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £175
% change year-on-year -16.66% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 98 243
Median hourly rate £13.85 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.66 £10.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £24.40 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.35
% change year-on-year -7.14% +4.86%  

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9239 12185 12172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.61% 22.79% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5759 7620 7028
Median daily rate £413 £390 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £345
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 513 642 999
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.64 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -5.22% +4.76%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 23 May 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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 May 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
England -113 153 £150 -14.28% 59
South East +2 47 £150 -20.00% 14
London -50 38 £150 -14.28% 15
North West +17 16 £150 -14.28% 8
Hampshire +24 14 £145 -30.95% 6
East of England -6 14 £350 +110.52% 4
South West +7 13 - - 6
Scotland +19 12 £250 - 1
East Midlands -25 12 £125 +12.61% 2
Gloucestershire +19 11 - - 3
Berkshire +15 11 £165 -24.65%
Manchester +11 8 £165 -5.71% 4
Hertfordshire +6 8 £350 +115.38% 2
Wales +5 8 £150 +20.00% 2
West Sussex +20 7 £150 -6.25%
South Wales +9 7 £150 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire +4 7 £153 +19.60% 7
Erskine +29 6 £258 -2.83%
Renfrewshire +26 6 £258 -2.83%
Buckinghamshire -11 6 £110 - 3
Cheshire +35 5 £95 -19.14% 2
Cardiff +8 5 £175 +40.00% 1
Crawley +6 5 £150 -6.25%
Bracknell +4 5 £269 -9.73%
Cambridgeshire +4 5 - - 1
West Midlands -1 5 £123 -7.54% 2
Milton Keynes -2 5 - - 1
City of London -9 5 £325 +128.07% 2
Derby -20 5 £125 -66.66% 1
Derbyshire -21 5 £125 -66.18% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 371 (100.00%) Windows
2 227 (61.19%) Microsoft
3 217 (58.49%) Active Directory
4 192 (51.75%) Windows 7
5 172 (46.36%) Microsoft Office
6 82 (22.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 81 (21.83%) Windows 10
8 77 (20.75%) Windows Server
9 72 (19.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 69 (18.60%) Windows 8
10 69 (18.60%) ITIL
11 65 (17.52%) Citrix
12 64 (17.25%) Migration
13 59 (15.90%) MS Exchange
14 54 (14.56%) LAN
14 54 (14.56%) Blackberry
14 54 (14.56%) Windows Server 2012
15 50 (13.48%) Security Cleared
16 47 (12.67%) WAN
17 46 (12.40%) Office 365
18 43 (11.59%) Finance
19 36 (9.70%) SCCM
19 36 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
19 36 (9.70%) DNS
20 35 (9.43%) Apple
20 35 (9.43%) Time Management
21 34 (9.16%) TCP/IP
21 34 (9.16%) VPN
21 34 (9.16%) DHCP
21 34 (9.16%) SQL

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 59 (15.90%) MS Exchange
2 31 (8.36%) IBM Notes
3 30 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 30 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (7.28%) SharePoint
5 26 (7.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.43%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.35%) Apache
9 5 (1.35%) IIS
9 5 (1.35%) Live Communications Server
9 5 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.27%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 172 (46.36%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.35%) Eikon
2 4 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.54%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.27%) assyst
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.27%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 46 (12.40%) Office 365
2 14 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.62%) SaaS
4 3 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.54%) IaaS
5 2 (0.54%) PaaS
6 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 54 (14.56%) LAN
2 47 (12.67%) WAN
3 36 (9.70%) DNS
4 34 (9.16%) DHCP
4 34 (9.16%) TCP/IP
4 34 (9.16%) VPN
5 17 (4.58%) Remote Desktop
6 15 (4.04%) Internet
7 13 (3.50%) Firewall
7 13 (3.50%) SSL
8 12 (3.23%) HTTP
8 12 (3.23%) HTTPS
8 12 (3.23%) VoIP
8 12 (3.23%) Wireless
9 8 (2.16%) ATM
9 8 (2.16%) SAN
10 7 (1.89%) 3G
10 7 (1.89%) Extranet
10 7 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.08%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.82%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.77%) MS Access
3 11 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.16%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (2.16%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (4.31%) MSI
2 4 (1.08%) JIRA
3 3 (0.81%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.54%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.27%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.27%) Subversion
5 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (11.59%) Finance
2 19 (5.12%) Banking
3 17 (4.58%) Legal
4 9 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.16%) Retail
6 7 (1.89%) Law
7 5 (1.35%) Back Office
7 5 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.35%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.08%) Electronics
8 4 (1.08%) Publishing
9 3 (0.81%) Japanese Language
9 3 (0.81%) Local Government
10 2 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.54%) Front Office
10 2 (0.54%) Marketing
10 2 (0.54%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.54%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 117 (31.54%) Analyst
2 94 (25.34%) Support Engineer
3 76 (20.49%) Desktop Support
4 72 (19.41%) Service Analyst
4 72 (19.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 60 (16.17%) Desktop Engineer
6 51 (13.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 44 (11.86%) 2nd Line Support
8 41 (11.05%) IT Support
8 41 (11.05%) Support Analyst
9 34 (9.16%) 1st Line Support
10 25 (6.74%) IT Analyst
10 25 (6.74%) Service Desk Support
11 18 (4.85%) IT Support Analyst
11 18 (4.85%) Windows Engineer
12 17 (4.58%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 17 (4.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 17 (4.58%) Support Technician
13 16 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 14 (3.77%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.16%) .NET
2 3 (0.81%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.27%) ADO
3 1 (0.27%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 54 (14.56%) Blackberry
2 36 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (6.47%) iPad
4 23 (6.20%) iPhone
5 22 (5.93%) Fat Client
5 22 (5.93%) Thin Client
6 14 (3.77%) Clustering
7 10 (2.70%) Driving Licence
7 10 (2.70%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.43%) Handset
8 9 (2.43%) NHS
8 9 (2.43%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.35%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.81%) EPoS
10 3 (0.81%) PDA
11 2 (0.54%) Equities
11 2 (0.54%) SWIFT
11 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.54%) Wiki
12 1 (0.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 371 (100.00%) Windows
2 192 (51.75%) Windows 7
3 82 (22.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 81 (21.83%) Windows 10
5 77 (20.75%) Windows Server
6 72 (19.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 69 (18.60%) Windows 8
8 54 (14.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (6.20%) Apple iOS
10 20 (5.39%) Linux
11 19 (5.12%) Android
11 19 (5.12%) Mac OS X
11 19 (5.12%) Windows 2000
12 14 (3.77%) Windows Vista
13 9 (2.43%) Unix
14 5 (1.35%) AIX
15 3 (0.81%) Solaris
15 3 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.54%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (18.60%) ITIL
2 64 (17.25%) Migration
3 35 (9.43%) Time Management
4 31 (8.36%) Problem Management
5 23 (6.20%) Incident Management
5 23 (6.20%) Service Management
6 18 (4.85%) Break/Fix
7 17 (4.58%) Change Management
7 17 (4.58%) Data Migration
8 16 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (4.31%) ITSM
9 15 (4.04%) Patch Management
10 14 (3.77%) Software Distribution
11 13 (3.50%) Configuration Management
11 13 (3.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (3.23%) Prototyping
12 12 (3.23%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 11 (2.96%) Service Delivery
14 9 (2.43%) Coaching
14 9 (2.43%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.16%) SQL
2 30 (8.09%) PowerShell
3 27 (7.28%) VB
4 13 (3.50%) REXX
4 13 (3.50%) Tcl
5 11 (2.96%) VB6
5 11 (2.96%) VBScript
6 8 (2.16%) VB.NET
6 8 (2.16%) VBA
7 3 (0.81%) Java
8 2 (0.54%) C#
9 1 (0.27%) C
9 1 (0.27%) C++
9 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.27%) VC++
Qualifications
1 50 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 32 (8.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (4.04%) DV Cleared
5 12 (3.23%) MCSE
6 10 (2.70%) MCDST
6 10 (2.70%) MCP
7 8 (2.16%) Degree
8 7 (1.89%) MCSA
9 6 (1.62%) DBS Check
9 6 (1.62%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.62%) MCITP
10 4 (1.08%) CCNA
10 4 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.81%) MCTS
12 2 (0.54%) SSCP
13 1 (0.27%) MOS
13 1 (0.27%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 217 (58.49%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.58%) Hyper-V
3 12 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (2.43%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.81%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.54%) vSphere
9 2 (0.54%) XenApp
9 2 (0.54%) XenServer
10 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (9.70%) SCCM
2 19 (5.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (2.43%) Netcool
4 8 (2.16%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.62%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.62%) Unicenter
6 6 (1.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 4 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.81%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.81%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.54%) SCOM
9 2 (0.54%) WSUS
10 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.27%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.27%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 227 (61.19%) Microsoft
2 65 (17.52%) Citrix
3 35 (9.43%) Apple
4 30 (8.09%) HP
4 30 (8.09%) Lotus
5 23 (6.20%) VMware
6 20 (5.39%) Cisco
7 17 (4.58%) Symantec
8 14 (3.77%) LANDesk
9 13 (3.50%) Veritas
10 10 (2.70%) Oracle
11 9 (2.43%) McAfee
11 9 (2.43%) ServiceNow
12 8 (2.16%) Google
13 7 (1.89%) Bloomberg
13 7 (1.89%) Dell
14 6 (1.62%) EMC
14 6 (1.62%) Meridio
14 6 (1.62%) Reuters
14 6 (1.62%) Sophos
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