Period
to 18 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 552 402 232
Rank change year-on-year -150 -170 -115
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 344 570 1,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.59% 1.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.65% 2.78% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 281 483
UK median daily rate £175 £251 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.14% +31.84% +2.70%
10th Percentile £108 £113 £108
90th Percentile £385 £400 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £260 £225
% change year-on-year -32.69% +15.56% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 129 301
UK median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% -3.57% -0.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £19.56 £18.83 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -5.36% +1.08%

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 20,798 20,526 23,004
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 21.12% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,264 12,890 13,641
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £185
90th Percentile £613 £575 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £370 £363
% change year-on-year +3.99% +2.07% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,259 1,281 1,814
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.04% -3.88% +3.13%

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 January 2018.

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 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Top 15 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 January 2018. 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 -125 322 £175 -30.00% 70
UK excluding London -110 230 £175 -32.69% 68
London -63 110 £150 -18.92% 8
South East -37 76 £150 -34.78% 12
North of England -47 55 £225 -25.00% 19
Midlands -23 41 £175 +26.13% 15
Yorkshire +12 27 £214 +17.12% 6
West Midlands +6 27 £183 -33.64% 8
East of England -13 22 £343 +24.55% 11
North East +3 17 £320 -1.54% 1
South West +2 16 £168 -25.56% 5
East Midlands -23 13 £148 +16.14% 7
Scotland -34 12 £118 -57.27% 3
North West -27 11 £348 +6.92% 12
Wales +2 8 £128 -64.83% 3

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 344 (100.00%) Windows
2 192 (55.81%) Active Directory
3 165 (47.97%) Windows 7
4 145 (42.15%) Microsoft
5 96 (27.91%) Microsoft Office
6 87 (25.29%) Windows 10
7 86 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 81 (23.55%) ITIL
9 70 (20.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 64 (18.60%) Migration
11 63 (18.31%) HP
12 62 (18.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 58 (16.86%) MS Exchange
14 56 (16.28%) Security Cleared
15 55 (15.99%) Time Management
15 55 (15.99%) Windows 8
16 51 (14.83%) Office 365
17 47 (13.66%) DNS
18 44 (12.79%) LAN
19 43 (12.50%) SCCM
20 41 (11.92%) Blackberry
21 39 (11.34%) Finance
21 39 (11.34%) WAN
22 38 (11.05%) TCP/IP
23 37 (10.76%) Unix
23 37 (10.76%) Internet
24 36 (10.47%) Windows Vista
25 35 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
25 35 (10.17%) Apple
25 35 (10.17%) Break/Fix

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 58 (16.86%) MS Exchange
2 17 (4.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 15 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (3.20%) WebLogic
6 10 (2.91%) IBM Notes
6 10 (2.91%) JBoss
7 9 (2.62%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.45%) IIS
9 2 (0.58%) GroupWise
9 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.29%) Apache
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.29%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 96 (27.91%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.87%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.58%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.58%) Bankmaster
3 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 51 (14.83%) Office 365
2 5 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.16%) SaaS
4 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 47 (13.66%) DNS
2 44 (12.79%) LAN
3 39 (11.34%) WAN
4 38 (11.05%) TCP/IP
5 37 (10.76%) Internet
6 31 (9.01%) VPN
7 30 (8.72%) DHCP
8 15 (4.36%) Firewall
9 12 (3.49%) Wireless
10 11 (3.20%) SAN
11 9 (2.62%) IP Telephony
11 9 (2.62%) LDAP
11 9 (2.62%) OpenLDAP
12 8 (2.33%) 3G
12 8 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (2.33%) SSH
12 8 (2.33%) VoIP
13 6 (1.74%) Intranet
14 5 (1.45%) ADSL
15 4 (1.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.58%) GIS
5 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.29%) MS Access
6 1 (0.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.16%) StarTeam
2 3 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.58%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.58%) MSI
3 2 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
General
1 39 (11.34%) Finance
2 13 (3.78%) Spanish Language
3 11 (3.20%) Hindi Language
3 11 (3.20%) Tamil Language
3 11 (3.20%) Urdu Language
4 10 (2.91%) Legal
5 9 (2.62%) Banking
5 9 (2.62%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.33%) Retail
7 6 (1.74%) German Language
8 4 (1.16%) French Language
9 3 (0.87%) Law
9 3 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.87%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.58%) Advertising
10 2 (0.58%) Romanian Language
11 1 (0.29%) Front Office
11 1 (0.29%) Military
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 100 (29.07%) Support Engineer
2 83 (24.13%) Analyst
3 81 (23.55%) Desktop Support
4 63 (18.31%) Desktop Engineer
5 53 (15.41%) Service Analyst
6 52 (15.12%) Service Desk Analyst
7 45 (13.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 40 (11.63%) 2nd Line Support
9 23 (6.69%) 1st Line Support
10 21 (6.10%) Support Analyst
11 20 (5.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 19 (5.52%) IT Engineer
12 19 (5.52%) Service Desk Support
13 18 (5.23%) IT Support
14 17 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 17 (4.94%) Windows Engineer
15 15 (4.36%) IT Analyst
16 14 (4.07%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 14 (4.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 14 (4.07%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.16%) HTML
2 3 (0.87%) jQuery
2 3 (0.87%) XML
3 2 (0.58%) Web Services
4 1 (0.29%) CSS
4 1 (0.29%) HTML5
4 1 (0.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.92%) Blackberry
2 21 (6.10%) iPad
3 19 (5.52%) Clustering
3 19 (5.52%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (4.07%) NHS
6 11 (3.20%) iPhone
7 10 (2.91%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.03%) Fat Client
8 7 (2.03%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.74%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.16%) SCADA
10 4 (1.16%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.87%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.87%) PDA
12 2 (0.58%) CESG
12 2 (0.58%) Replication
12 2 (0.58%) User Experience
13 1 (0.29%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 344 (100.00%) Windows
2 165 (47.97%) Windows 7
3 87 (25.29%) Windows 10
4 86 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 70 (20.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 62 (18.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (15.99%) Windows 8
8 37 (10.76%) Unix
9 36 (10.47%) Windows Vista
10 35 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (6.10%) Windows 2000
12 20 (5.81%) Linux
13 19 (5.52%) Solaris
14 17 (4.94%) Android
15 14 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (3.20%) Apple iOS
17 4 (1.16%) Windows Phone
18 3 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
19 2 (0.58%) AIX
19 2 (0.58%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (23.55%) ITIL
2 64 (18.60%) Migration
3 55 (15.99%) Time Management
4 35 (10.17%) Break/Fix
5 30 (8.72%) Service Management
6 24 (6.98%) Service Delivery
7 20 (5.81%) Incident Management
8 15 (4.36%) ITSM
9 13 (3.78%) Problem Management
10 12 (3.49%) Change Management
11 11 (3.20%) Performance Management
11 11 (3.20%) PRINCE2
12 9 (2.62%) Data Protection
13 8 (2.33%) DevOps
13 8 (2.33%) Information Security
14 7 (2.03%) Feasibility Study
15 6 (1.74%) Coaching
15 6 (1.74%) Patch Management
15 6 (1.74%) Project Management
16 5 (1.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.27%) SQL
2 20 (5.81%) Java
3 14 (4.07%) PL/SQL
4 12 (3.49%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.74%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.74%) Korn
5 6 (1.74%) Perl
6 4 (1.16%) VBScript
7 2 (0.58%) VB
8 1 (0.29%) PHP
8 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 56 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.43%) SC Cleared
3 26 (7.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (7.27%) DV Cleared
5 11 (3.20%) MCP
6 8 (2.33%) PMP
7 7 (2.03%) Degree
7 7 (2.03%) HNC
7 7 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.45%) A+ Certification
8 5 (1.45%) CCNA
8 5 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.45%) MCSA
9 4 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.16%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.87%) CCA
10 3 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.87%) MCSE
11 2 (0.58%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.81%) SLA
2 7 (2.03%) PMO
3 6 (1.74%) GMP
4 4 (1.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (1.16%) GAMP
4 4 (1.16%) GxP
5 1 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 192 (55.81%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.65%) vSphere
4 11 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.62%) NFS
6 5 (1.45%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.16%) XenApp
8 3 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.87%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.58%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.58%) XenServer
10 1 (0.29%) Firmware
10 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 43 (12.50%) SCCM
2 23 (6.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 19 (5.52%) NetBackup
3 19 (5.52%) Netcool
4 9 (2.62%) WSUS
5 6 (1.74%) DameWare
6 5 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.16%) OpenView
7 4 (1.16%) OVSD
7 4 (1.16%) ThinApp
8 3 (0.87%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.87%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.87%) EdgeSight
8 3 (0.87%) SCOM
9 2 (0.58%) Ansible
9 2 (0.58%) Dollar Universe
9 2 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.58%) Nagios
10 1 (0.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 145 (42.15%) Microsoft
2 63 (18.31%) HP
3 35 (10.17%) Apple
4 34 (9.88%) Cisco
4 34 (9.88%) VMware
5 31 (9.01%) Oracle
6 26 (7.56%) Citrix
7 23 (6.69%) McAfee
8 17 (4.94%) Dell
9 14 (4.07%) Veritas
10 12 (3.49%) Red Hat
11 11 (3.20%) Remedy
12 10 (2.91%) Lotus
13 8 (2.33%) Ivanti
14 4 (1.16%) Avaya
14 4 (1.16%) Borland
14 4 (1.16%) IBM
14 4 (1.16%) Lumension
14 4 (1.16%) Symantec
14 4 (1.16%) Wonderware