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 27 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
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 308 183
Rank change year-on-year -107 -125  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 181 409 727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.75% 1.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.92% 3.28% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 167 293
Median daily rate £150 £178 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.49% +4.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £111 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £175 £170
% change year-on-year -14.28% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 95 236
Median hourly rate £13.94 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.46% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.30 £20.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.44 £13.94 £13.44
% change year-on-year -3.58% +3.70%  

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 9409 12485 12096
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.66% 22.89% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5859 7807 6992
Median daily rate £413 £390 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +10.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £345
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 528 641 1004
Median hourly rate £16.18 £16.51 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.98% +0.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.42 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.00 £37.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.39% +3.12%  

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 -93 158 £150 -14.28% 51
South East +1 50 £150 -20.00% 9
London -42 39 £165 -8.33% 15
North West +20 17 £150 -14.28% 6
Scotland +28 14 £243 +5.43%
Hampshire +22 14 £145 -30.95% 4
East of England -5 14 £350 +115.38% 3
East Midlands -20 13 £125 +12.61% 3
South West +1 12 - - 6
Berkshire +21 11 £165 -44.63%
Gloucestershire +16 11 - - 3
Manchester +12 9 £165 -5.71% 1
Hertfordshire +6 9 £350 +115.38% 1
Wales -4 9 £150 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire -4 8 £153 +19.60% 6
West Sussex +23 7 £150 -6.25%
South Wales +6 7 £150 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £133 - 2
Milton Keynes -7 6 £155 -
Derbyshire -21 6 £125 -66.18% 1
Derby -22 6 £125 -66.66% 1
Erskine +31 5 £254 -2.40%
Cheshire +30 5 £95 -19.14% 2
Renfrewshire +30 5 £254 -2.40%
Leeds +12 5 £110 -18.51% 1
West Yorkshire +9 5 £110 -18.51% 4
Crawley +7 5 £150 -6.25%
Cardiff +1 5 £175 +45.83% 1
Bracknell 0 5 £269 -9.73%
City of London -3 5 £325 +132.14% 2

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 379 (100.00%) Windows
2 235 (62.01%) Microsoft
3 220 (58.05%) Active Directory
4 196 (51.72%) Windows 7
5 174 (45.91%) Microsoft Office
6 83 (21.90%) Windows 10
7 82 (21.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 78 (20.58%) Windows Server
9 72 (19.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 70 (18.47%) ITIL
10 70 (18.47%) Windows 8
11 65 (17.15%) Migration
12 64 (16.89%) Citrix
13 57 (15.04%) MS Exchange
14 54 (14.25%) LAN
14 54 (14.25%) Windows Server 2012
15 53 (13.98%) Blackberry
16 50 (13.19%) Security Cleared
17 47 (12.40%) WAN
18 46 (12.14%) Office 365
19 43 (11.35%) Finance
20 39 (10.29%) SCCM
20 39 (10.29%) DNS
21 37 (9.76%) DHCP
21 37 (9.76%) Time Management
22 36 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
22 36 (9.50%) VPN
22 36 (9.50%) Apple
23 35 (9.23%) TCP/IP
23 35 (9.23%) 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 57 (15.04%) MS Exchange
2 33 (8.71%) IBM Notes
3 29 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2003
3 29 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (7.39%) SharePoint
5 25 (6.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.37%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.32%) Apache
8 5 (1.32%) IIS
8 5 (1.32%) Live Communications Server
8 5 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.53%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.26%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 174 (45.91%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.32%) Eikon
2 4 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.53%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.26%) assyst
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.26%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 46 (12.14%) Office 365
2 14 (3.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.58%) SaaS
4 3 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.53%) IaaS
5 2 (0.53%) PaaS
6 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 54 (14.25%) LAN
2 47 (12.40%) WAN
3 39 (10.29%) DNS
4 37 (9.76%) DHCP
5 36 (9.50%) VPN
6 35 (9.23%) TCP/IP
7 15 (3.96%) Internet
7 15 (3.96%) Remote Desktop
8 14 (3.69%) Wireless
9 13 (3.43%) HTTP
9 13 (3.43%) SSL
10 12 (3.17%) Firewall
10 12 (3.17%) HTTPS
11 10 (2.64%) VoIP
12 9 (2.37%) 3G
12 9 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (2.11%) ATM
13 8 (2.11%) SAN
14 7 (1.85%) Extranet
15 4 (1.06%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.39%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.69%) MS Access
3 11 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (4.22%) MSI
2 4 (1.06%) JIRA
3 3 (0.79%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.53%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.26%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.26%) Subversion
5 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (11.35%) Finance
2 19 (5.01%) Banking
3 16 (4.22%) Legal
4 8 (2.11%) Retail
4 8 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.85%) Law
6 5 (1.32%) Back Office
6 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.32%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.06%) Electronics
8 3 (0.79%) Japanese Language
8 3 (0.79%) Local Government
8 3 (0.79%) Publishing
9 2 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.53%) Front Office
9 2 (0.53%) Marketing
9 2 (0.53%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.53%) Prime Brokerage
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 119 (31.40%) Analyst
2 98 (25.86%) Support Engineer
3 79 (20.84%) Desktop Support
4 72 (19.00%) Service Analyst
4 72 (19.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 63 (16.62%) Desktop Engineer
6 53 (13.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 48 (12.66%) 2nd Line Support
8 44 (11.61%) Support Analyst
9 42 (11.08%) IT Support
10 35 (9.23%) 1st Line Support
11 26 (6.86%) IT Analyst
11 26 (6.86%) Service Desk Support
12 19 (5.01%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 19 (5.01%) IT Support Analyst
13 18 (4.75%) Windows Engineer
14 17 (4.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 17 (4.49%) Support Technician
15 16 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 14 (3.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.11%) .NET
2 3 (0.79%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.26%) ADO
3 1 (0.26%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.98%) Blackberry
2 36 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.07%) iPad
4 22 (5.80%) iPhone
5 21 (5.54%) Fat Client
5 21 (5.54%) Thin Client
6 14 (3.69%) Clustering
7 12 (3.17%) Driving Licence
8 10 (2.64%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.64%) NHS
9 9 (2.37%) Handset
9 9 (2.37%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.32%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.79%) EPoS
11 3 (0.79%) PDA
12 2 (0.53%) Equities
12 2 (0.53%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.53%) Wiki
13 1 (0.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 379 (100.00%) Windows
2 196 (51.72%) Windows 7
3 83 (21.90%) Windows 10
4 82 (21.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 78 (20.58%) Windows Server
6 72 (19.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 70 (18.47%) Windows 8
8 54 (14.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (6.07%) Apple iOS
10 21 (5.54%) Linux
11 19 (5.01%) Windows 2000
12 18 (4.75%) Android
12 18 (4.75%) Mac OS X
13 14 (3.69%) Windows Vista
14 10 (2.64%) Unix
15 5 (1.32%) AIX
16 3 (0.79%) Solaris
16 3 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
18 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.47%) ITIL
2 65 (17.15%) Migration
3 37 (9.76%) Time Management
4 31 (8.18%) Problem Management
5 23 (6.07%) Service Management
6 22 (5.80%) Incident Management
7 20 (5.28%) Break/Fix
8 17 (4.49%) Change Management
8 17 (4.49%) Data Migration
8 17 (4.49%) ITSM
9 16 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (3.96%) Patch Management
11 14 (3.69%) Software Distribution
11 14 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (3.43%) Configuration Management
12 13 (3.43%) Service Delivery
13 12 (3.17%) Prototyping
13 12 (3.17%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 9 (2.37%) Coaching
14 9 (2.37%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.23%) SQL
2 30 (7.92%) PowerShell
3 27 (7.12%) VB
4 13 (3.43%) REXX
4 13 (3.43%) Tcl
5 11 (2.90%) VB6
5 11 (2.90%) VBScript
6 8 (2.11%) VB.NET
6 8 (2.11%) VBA
7 3 (0.79%) Java
8 2 (0.53%) C#
9 1 (0.26%) C
9 1 (0.26%) C++
9 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.26%) VC++
Qualifications
1 50 (13.19%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (8.71%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.96%) DV Cleared
4 12 (3.17%) MCSE
5 11 (2.90%) MCP
6 10 (2.64%) MCDST
7 7 (1.85%) Degree
7 7 (1.85%) MCSA
8 6 (1.58%) DBS Check
8 6 (1.58%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.58%) MCITP
9 5 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.06%) CCNA
10 4 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.79%) MCTS
12 2 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.53%) SSCP
13 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 220 (58.05%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.22%) Hyper-V
3 11 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.64%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (2.37%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.79%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.53%) vSphere
9 2 (0.53%) XenApp
9 2 (0.53%) XenServer
10 1 (0.26%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 39 (10.29%) SCCM
2 19 (5.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (2.37%) Netcool
4 8 (2.11%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.58%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.58%) Unicenter
6 6 (1.58%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 4 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.79%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.79%) BladeLogic
8 3 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.53%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.53%) SCOM
9 2 (0.53%) WSUS
10 1 (0.26%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.26%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 235 (62.01%) Microsoft
2 64 (16.89%) Citrix
3 36 (9.50%) Apple
4 32 (8.44%) Lotus
5 30 (7.92%) HP
6 23 (6.07%) VMware
7 22 (5.80%) Cisco
8 17 (4.49%) Symantec
9 15 (3.96%) LANDesk
10 13 (3.43%) Veritas
11 10 (2.64%) Oracle
12 9 (2.37%) Dell
12 9 (2.37%) McAfee
13 8 (2.11%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.85%) Bloomberg
14 7 (1.85%) Google
15 6 (1.58%) EMC
15 6 (1.58%) Meridio
15 6 (1.58%) Reuters
15 6 (1.58%) Sophos
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