Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 367 221
Rank change year-on-year -182 -146 -121
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 352 663 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.63% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.63% 2.92% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 316 512
UK median daily rate £175 £250 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +31.58% +2.70%
10th Percentile £106 £110 £108
90th Percentile £385 £388 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £255 £230
% change year-on-year -31.37% +10.87% +27.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 145 348
UK median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% -6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.36 £10.14
90th Percentile £19.56 £20.00 £22.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.05
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.47% +4.07%

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 21602 22697 24137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.94% 21.53% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13731 14304 14225
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.78% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1307 1310 1932
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +4.10%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.26 £16.16
% change year-on-year +8.13% -5.57% +4.26%

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 22 November 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 22 November 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 22 November 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 -150 319 £175 -30.00% 22
UK excluding London -117 257 £175 -31.37% 20
London -85 92 £150 -9.77% 3
South East -20 77 £155 -38.00% 3
North of England -20 72 £218 -27.50% 11
Midlands -18 39 £166 +19.35% 2
North East +30 30 £310 -3.88% 2
Yorkshire +13 25 £218 +30.83% 1
West Midlands +13 21 £166 -39.78% 1
Scotland -45 20 £280 +1.82%
South West -13 19 £168 -18.29%
East of England -15 18 £350 +12.90% 3
North West -45 17 £193 -40.77% 8
East Midlands -36 16 £148 +22.92% 1
Wales +11 11 £128 +10.87% 1
Northern Ireland -51 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 352 (100.00%) Windows
2 181 (51.42%) Active Directory
3 157 (44.60%) Microsoft
4 149 (42.33%) Windows 7
5 105 (29.83%) Microsoft Office
6 89 (25.28%) ITIL
7 76 (21.59%) Windows Server
8 72 (20.45%) Windows 10
9 64 (18.18%) DNS
10 60 (17.05%) HP
11 59 (16.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 58 (16.48%) Windows 8
13 56 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
14 52 (14.77%) Migration
15 49 (13.92%) Unix
16 46 (13.07%) Oracle
16 46 (13.07%) Office 365
17 44 (12.50%) SCCM
17 44 (12.50%) MS Exchange
18 43 (12.22%) LAN
18 43 (12.22%) Time Management
18 43 (12.22%) Security Cleared
19 42 (11.93%) Blackberry
20 41 (11.65%) SQL
21 40 (11.36%) TCP/IP
21 40 (11.36%) WAN
22 37 (10.51%) Cisco
22 37 (10.51%) Service Management
23 34 (9.66%) Finance
23 34 (9.66%) Apple

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 44 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 23 (6.53%) WebLogic
3 21 (5.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 20 (5.68%) JBoss
5 13 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (3.41%) IBM Notes
7 11 (3.13%) SharePoint
8 9 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.14%) GroupWise
10 3 (0.85%) IIS
11 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.57%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.28%) Apache
12 1 (0.28%) Live Communications Server
12 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 105 (29.83%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.85%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.28%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.57%) Bankmaster
3 1 (0.28%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 46 (13.07%) Office 365
2 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.14%) SaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 64 (18.18%) DNS
2 43 (12.22%) LAN
3 40 (11.36%) TCP/IP
3 40 (11.36%) WAN
4 34 (9.66%) DHCP
5 31 (8.81%) Internet
5 31 (8.81%) VPN
6 24 (6.82%) Firewall
7 21 (5.97%) LDAP
7 21 (5.97%) OpenLDAP
8 20 (5.68%) SSH
9 12 (3.41%) Wireless
10 11 (3.13%) 3G
11 8 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (1.99%) ADSL
13 6 (1.70%) IP Telephony
13 6 (1.70%) VoIP
13 6 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (1.42%) Intranet
14 5 (1.42%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.57%) GIS
5 2 (0.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.28%) MS Access
6 1 (0.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.14%) MSI
1 4 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.28%) StarTeam
General
1 34 (9.66%) Finance
2 12 (3.41%) Spanish Language
3 11 (3.13%) Hindi Language
3 11 (3.13%) Tamil Language
3 11 (3.13%) Urdu Language
4 10 (2.84%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.99%) Banking
6 6 (1.70%) Legal
7 5 (1.42%) Front Office
8 4 (1.14%) German Language
8 4 (1.14%) Law
9 3 (0.85%) Advertising
9 3 (0.85%) Back Office
9 3 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.85%) Retail
9 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.57%) French Language
10 2 (0.57%) Publishing
10 2 (0.57%) Romanian Language
11 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 91 (25.85%) Analyst
2 90 (25.57%) Support Engineer
3 65 (18.47%) Desktop Support
4 61 (17.33%) Service Analyst
5 60 (17.05%) Service Desk Analyst
6 54 (15.34%) 2nd Line Support
7 43 (12.22%) Desktop Engineer
8 34 (9.66%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 29 (8.24%) Support Analyst
10 24 (6.82%) IT Engineer
11 22 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 22 (6.25%) Service Desk Support
12 21 (5.97%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 20 (5.68%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 19 (5.40%) IT Support
15 18 (5.11%) 1st Line Support
15 18 (5.11%) Deployment Engineer
15 18 (5.11%) IT Analyst
16 15 (4.26%) Technical Support
16 15 (4.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.70%) HTML
2 4 (1.14%) jQuery
3 2 (0.57%) XML
4 1 (0.28%) .NET
4 1 (0.28%) CSS
4 1 (0.28%) HTML5
4 1 (0.28%) Web Services
4 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.28%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.93%) Blackberry
2 20 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.40%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.55%) Clustering
5 15 (4.26%) iPad
6 12 (3.41%) Driving Licence
6 12 (3.41%) iPhone
6 12 (3.41%) NHS
7 11 (3.13%) Smartphone
8 7 (1.99%) Data Centre
9 6 (1.70%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.70%) PDA
9 6 (1.70%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.14%) SCADA
10 4 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.85%) Replication
12 2 (0.57%) CESG
12 2 (0.57%) EPoS
13 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.28%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 352 (100.00%) Windows
2 149 (42.33%) Windows 7
3 76 (21.59%) Windows Server
4 72 (20.45%) Windows 10
5 59 (16.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (16.48%) Windows 8
7 56 (15.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 49 (13.92%) Unix
9 34 (9.66%) Linux
10 30 (8.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (7.95%) Windows Vista
12 24 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (5.68%) Android
14 19 (5.40%) Windows 2000
15 16 (4.55%) Solaris
16 15 (4.26%) Apple iOS
17 5 (1.42%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.57%) AIX
18 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.57%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (25.28%) ITIL
2 52 (14.77%) Migration
3 43 (12.22%) Time Management
4 37 (10.51%) Service Management
5 21 (5.97%) Incident Management
5 21 (5.97%) Service Delivery
6 19 (5.40%) Break/Fix
7 17 (4.83%) ITSM
8 15 (4.26%) DevOps
9 14 (3.98%) Change Management
9 14 (3.98%) Problem Management
10 13 (3.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 11 (3.13%) Performance Management
12 10 (2.84%) Data Protection
13 9 (2.56%) PRINCE2
14 8 (2.27%) Information Security
14 8 (2.27%) Trend Analysis
14 8 (2.27%) Validation
15 7 (1.99%) Data Migration
15 7 (1.99%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (11.65%) SQL
2 27 (7.67%) PL/SQL
3 20 (5.68%) Java
4 15 (4.26%) Korn
4 15 (4.26%) Perl
5 13 (3.69%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.99%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.14%) VB
7 4 (1.14%) VBScript
8 3 (0.85%) Tcl
9 2 (0.57%) REXX
10 1 (0.28%) PHP
10 1 (0.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 43 (12.22%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (5.97%) SC Cleared
4 20 (5.68%) DV Cleared
5 14 (3.98%) MCP
6 9 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (2.27%) A+ Certification
7 8 (2.27%) MCSA
8 7 (1.99%) Degree
8 7 (1.99%) HNC
9 6 (1.70%) CCNA
9 6 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.70%) PMP
10 5 (1.42%) MCSE
11 4 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.57%) CCA
13 2 (0.57%) CCENT
13 2 (0.57%) MCITP
13 2 (0.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.68%) SLA
2 6 (1.70%) GMP
3 5 (1.42%) PMO
4 4 (1.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (1.14%) GAMP
4 4 (1.14%) GxP
5 1 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 181 (51.42%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.97%) NFS
3 20 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.84%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.56%) vSphere
6 4 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.14%) XenApp
6 4 (1.14%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.28%) Firmware
9 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (12.50%) SCCM
2 18 (5.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (4.26%) NetBackup
3 15 (4.26%) Netcool
4 10 (2.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (1.42%) DameWare
5 5 (1.42%) SCOM
6 4 (1.14%) ThinApp
7 3 (0.85%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.85%) Ansible
8 2 (0.57%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.57%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (0.57%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.57%) WSUS
9 1 (0.28%) Nagios
9 1 (0.28%) OVSD
9 1 (0.28%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.28%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 157 (44.60%) Microsoft
2 60 (17.05%) HP
3 46 (13.07%) Oracle
4 37 (10.51%) Cisco
5 34 (9.66%) Apple
6 33 (9.38%) Citrix
7 31 (8.81%) VMware
8 24 (6.82%) Red Hat
9 22 (6.25%) Dell
10 17 (4.83%) McAfee
11 13 (3.69%) Remedy
11 13 (3.69%) Veritas
12 12 (3.41%) Lotus
13 6 (1.70%) Bloomberg
13 6 (1.70%) LANDesk
14 5 (1.42%) Compaq
14 5 (1.42%) Symantec
15 4 (1.14%) IBM
15 4 (1.14%) Nortel
15 4 (1.14%) Novell