Period
to 22 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 22 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 387 214
Rank change year-on-year -161 -173 -123
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 339 646 1320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.61% 1.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.64% 2.79% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 267 502
UK median daily rate £175 £215 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.60% +19.44% -2.70%
10th Percentile £105 £110 £105
90th Percentile £370 £359 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £230 £210
% change year-on-year -23.91% +9.52% +13.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 159 385
UK median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% -6.25% +2.86%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.23 £10.20
90th Percentile £18.70 £20.19 £20.76
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 20698 23162 24562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 21.97% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13083 14563 14466
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £185
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1231 1284 1937
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £10.96 £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 22 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 22 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 22 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 -140 305 £175 -6.67% 33
UK excluding London -109 252 £175 -23.91% 29
London -57 84 £150 -14.29% 6
South East -31 80 £150 -37.50% 6
North of England +18 67 £225 -6.25% 12
Midlands -3 39 £150 +8.11% 4
North East +66 28 £310 +17.98%
West Midlands +17 21 £160 -41.71% 2
Yorkshire +11 20 £225 +80.00% 7
North West -12 19 £110 -56.00% 5
South West -13 18 £168 -18.29%
East Midlands -25 17 £125 +4.17% 2
Wales +8 16 £128 +10.87% 1
Scotland -30 16 £274 +1.39% 1
East of England -32 15 £350 +34.62% 5
Northern Ireland -51 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 339 (100.00%) Windows
2 184 (54.28%) Active Directory
3 163 (48.08%) Microsoft
4 142 (41.89%) Windows 7
5 107 (31.56%) Microsoft Office
6 80 (23.60%) ITIL
7 76 (22.42%) Windows Server
8 66 (19.47%) Windows 10
9 64 (18.88%) DNS
10 63 (18.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 61 (17.99%) Windows 8
12 59 (17.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 53 (15.63%) HP
13 53 (15.63%) Migration
14 49 (14.45%) MS Exchange
15 46 (13.57%) Unix
15 46 (13.57%) Oracle
15 46 (13.57%) Time Management
16 44 (12.98%) Office 365
17 43 (12.68%) Blackberry
18 41 (12.09%) Security Cleared
19 37 (10.91%) SQL
19 37 (10.91%) LAN
19 37 (10.91%) TCP/IP
20 36 (10.62%) SCCM
21 35 (10.32%) Citrix
22 34 (10.03%) Linux
23 33 (9.73%) DHCP
23 33 (9.73%) Apple
24 32 (9.44%) Finance

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 49 (14.45%) MS Exchange
2 23 (6.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 23 (6.78%) WebLogic
3 20 (5.90%) JBoss
4 16 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (4.42%) IBM Notes
5 15 (4.42%) SharePoint
6 14 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.47%) GroupWise
9 4 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.88%) IIS
10 3 (0.88%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.59%) Live Communications Server
11 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.29%) Apache
12 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 107 (31.56%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.59%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.88%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 44 (12.98%) Office 365
2 8 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.88%) SaaS
5 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 64 (18.88%) DNS
2 37 (10.91%) LAN
2 37 (10.91%) TCP/IP
3 33 (9.73%) DHCP
4 31 (9.14%) WAN
5 28 (8.26%) VPN
6 25 (7.37%) Firewall
6 25 (7.37%) Internet
7 21 (6.19%) LDAP
7 21 (6.19%) OpenLDAP
8 20 (5.90%) SSH
9 12 (3.54%) Wireless
10 9 (2.65%) 3G
11 7 (2.06%) ADSL
11 7 (2.06%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.47%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.47%) SAN
14 4 (1.18%) Intranet
14 4 (1.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.59%) GIS
4 2 (0.59%) MS Access
4 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.29%) MySQL
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (1.47%) MSI
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.59%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.29%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (9.44%) Finance
2 12 (3.54%) Spanish Language
3 11 (3.24%) Hindi Language
3 11 (3.24%) Tamil Language
3 11 (3.24%) Urdu Language
4 6 (1.77%) Legal
5 5 (1.47%) Banking
5 5 (1.47%) Front Office
5 5 (1.47%) Law
5 5 (1.47%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.88%) Advertising
6 3 (0.88%) Back Office
6 3 (0.88%) German Language
7 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.59%) Retail
7 2 (0.59%) Romanian Language
7 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 98 (28.91%) Support Engineer
2 81 (23.89%) Analyst
3 73 (21.53%) Desktop Support
4 52 (15.34%) 2nd Line Support
5 51 (15.04%) Desktop Engineer
6 46 (13.57%) Service Analyst
6 46 (13.57%) Service Desk Analyst
7 42 (12.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 32 (9.44%) Support Analyst
9 23 (6.78%) IT Engineer
10 21 (6.19%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 21 (6.19%) IT Support
11 19 (5.60%) 1st Line Support
11 19 (5.60%) Service Desk Support
12 18 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 18 (5.31%) Deployment Engineer
13 17 (5.01%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 16 (4.72%) IT Analyst
15 15 (4.42%) Technical Support
15 15 (4.42%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.77%) HTML
2 4 (1.18%) jQuery
3 2 (0.59%) 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 43 (12.68%) Blackberry
2 20 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.01%) iPad
4 15 (4.42%) Clustering
4 15 (4.42%) Management Information System
5 14 (4.13%) iPhone
6 13 (3.83%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.65%) Smartphone
8 8 (2.36%) NHS
9 7 (2.06%) Fat Client
9 7 (2.06%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.77%) Data Centre
10 6 (1.77%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.47%) PDA
12 3 (0.88%) Replication
13 2 (0.59%) EPoS
14 1 (0.29%) CESG
14 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
14 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.29%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 339 (100.00%) Windows
2 142 (41.89%) Windows 7
3 76 (22.42%) Windows Server
4 66 (19.47%) Windows 10
5 63 (18.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (17.99%) Windows 8
7 59 (17.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (13.57%) Unix
9 34 (10.03%) Linux
10 28 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (7.37%) Windows Vista
12 24 (7.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (5.31%) Apple iOS
14 17 (5.01%) Windows 2000
15 15 (4.42%) Android
16 14 (4.13%) Solaris
17 5 (1.47%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.59%) AIX
18 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
18 2 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (23.60%) ITIL
2 53 (15.63%) Migration
3 46 (13.57%) Time Management
4 31 (9.14%) Service Management
5 24 (7.08%) Proactive Monitoring
6 18 (5.31%) Break/Fix
7 17 (5.01%) Incident Management
7 17 (5.01%) Service Delivery
8 15 (4.42%) DevOps
9 13 (3.83%) Change Management
9 13 (3.83%) ITSM
9 13 (3.83%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 12 (3.54%) Data Migration
10 12 (3.54%) Problem Management
11 8 (2.36%) Data Protection
12 7 (2.06%) Performance Management
12 7 (2.06%) Software Licensing
13 6 (1.77%) Coaching
13 6 (1.77%) Software License Management
13 6 (1.77%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.91%) SQL
2 27 (7.96%) PL/SQL
3 20 (5.90%) Java
4 17 (5.01%) PowerShell
5 15 (4.42%) Korn
5 15 (4.42%) Perl
6 6 (1.77%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.77%) VBScript
7 5 (1.47%) VB
8 3 (0.88%) Tcl
9 2 (0.59%) REXX
10 1 (0.29%) PHP
10 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 41 (12.09%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (5.90%) SC Cleared
4 18 (5.31%) DV Cleared
5 14 (4.13%) MCP
6 10 (2.95%) MCSA
7 9 (2.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (2.36%) A+ Certification
8 8 (2.36%) MCSE
9 5 (1.47%) HNC
10 4 (1.18%) CCNA
10 4 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.18%) MCITP
11 3 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.59%) CCENT
12 2 (0.59%) Degree
12 2 (0.59%) SSCP
13 1 (0.29%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.29%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.49%) SLA
2 3 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 184 (54.28%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.19%) NFS
3 19 (5.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (3.83%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.06%) vSphere
6 6 (1.77%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.88%) XenApp
10 2 (0.59%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 36 (10.62%) SCCM
2 17 (5.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (4.13%) NetBackup
3 14 (4.13%) Netcool
4 9 (2.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (2.06%) SCOM
6 4 (1.18%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.18%) DameWare
6 4 (1.18%) ThinApp
7 3 (0.88%) Ansible
7 3 (0.88%) WSUS
8 2 (0.59%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.59%) Unicenter
8 2 (0.59%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.29%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.29%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.29%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 163 (48.08%) Microsoft
2 53 (15.63%) HP
3 46 (13.57%) Oracle
4 35 (10.32%) Citrix
5 33 (9.73%) Apple
6 30 (8.85%) VMware
7 29 (8.55%) Cisco
8 25 (7.37%) Red Hat
9 20 (5.90%) Dell
10 15 (4.42%) Lotus
11 13 (3.83%) McAfee
12 12 (3.54%) Remedy
12 12 (3.54%) Veritas
13 7 (2.06%) Bloomberg
14 6 (1.77%) Compaq
14 6 (1.77%) Symantec
15 5 (1.47%) LANDesk
15 5 (1.47%) Nortel
15 5 (1.47%) Novell
16 4 (1.18%) Kaseya