Period
to 18 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 489 536 360
Rank change year-on-year +47 -176 -142
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 449 348 709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.36% 0.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.10% 1.71% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 125 269
UK median daily rate £175 £170 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -15.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £113 £104 £105
90th Percentile £468 £369 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £174 £205
% change year-on-year +0.86% -15.37% +13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 139 181
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £13.87 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.88% +2.74% -4.93%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £17.50 £18.34 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.33 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -5.19% -3.70% -3.57%

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 21,344 20,331 23,416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.71% 20.76% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,212 12,769 14,795
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £185 £206
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +2.63% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,524 1,194 1,245
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% +1.69%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.17 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.03% - +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 September 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 September 2018.

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 18 September 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 +29 382 £170 +3.03% 44
UK excluding London +46 365 £175 +0.86% 38
North of England +5 91 £175 -5.41% 9
London -40 73 £170 +16.24% 8
South East -15 68 £175 +14.75% 13
Midlands +20 66 £128 -8.93% 5
North West +14 60 £165 +10.00% 4
East of England +28 51 £120 -65.71% 6
East Midlands +19 36 £128 +2.00% 1
South West +2 32 £325 +96.97% 3
Scotland -9 32 £230 -5.15% 1
West Midlands -6 30 £131 -12.67% 4
Yorkshire -14 25 £284 +45.51% 5
Wales -12 22 £318 +111.67% 1
North East -21 7 - -
Northern Ireland +35 3 - -

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 449 (100.00%) Windows
2 279 (62.14%) Microsoft
3 259 (57.68%) Active Directory
4 258 (57.46%) Windows 7
5 236 (52.56%) Windows 10
6 178 (39.64%) Migration
7 162 (36.08%) Time Management
8 119 (26.50%) Microsoft Office
9 98 (21.83%) Break/Fix
10 75 (16.70%) VMware
11 74 (16.48%) Apple
12 69 (15.37%) Citrix
13 65 (14.48%) Windows Server
14 60 (13.36%) SCCM
15 59 (13.14%) Office 365
16 54 (12.03%) VPN
17 52 (11.58%) ITIL
18 50 (11.14%) HP
18 50 (11.14%) Windows Server 2003
19 45 (10.02%) MS Exchange
19 45 (10.02%) Windows Server 2008
20 43 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
21 41 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
21 41 (9.13%) Unix
22 40 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
22 40 (8.91%) Windows 8
23 39 (8.69%) Hyper-V
24 38 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
25 37 (8.24%) DNS
26 36 (8.02%) AIX

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 45 (10.02%) MS Exchange
2 23 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (4.01%) Skype for Business
5 14 (3.12%) IIS
6 11 (2.45%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.34%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.67%) Apache
8 3 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.45%) Live Communications Server
9 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.22%) GroupWise
Applications
1 119 (26.50%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.22%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 59 (13.14%) Office 365
2 22 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.79%) IaaS
3 17 (3.79%) PaaS
4 15 (3.34%) SaaS
5 4 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (12.03%) VPN
2 37 (8.24%) DNS
3 32 (7.13%) Internet
4 31 (6.90%) SAN
5 27 (6.01%) DHCP
6 25 (5.57%) Firewall
7 19 (4.23%) LAN
8 18 (4.01%) Wireless
9 17 (3.79%) Skype
10 14 (3.12%) WAN
11 12 (2.67%) TCP/IP
12 10 (2.23%) VLAN
13 9 (2.00%) DMZ
14 8 (1.78%) VoIP
15 7 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (1.34%) Remote Desktop
17 5 (1.11%) ADSL
18 4 (0.89%) 3G
18 4 (0.89%) Intranet
18 4 (0.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.45%) MS Access
6 1 (0.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (2.23%) TestDirector
2 8 (1.78%) HP UFT
2 8 (1.78%) WinRunner
3 5 (1.11%) MSI
4 2 (0.45%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.22%) JIRA
General
1 36 (8.02%) Finance
2 18 (4.01%) Telecoms
3 17 (3.79%) Retail
4 14 (3.12%) Games
4 14 (3.12%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.90%) Banking
6 4 (0.89%) Advertising
6 4 (0.89%) Electronics
6 4 (0.89%) French Language
6 4 (0.89%) Marketing
7 3 (0.67%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.45%) Billing
8 2 (0.45%) German Language
8 2 (0.45%) Law
8 2 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.45%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Military
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 179 (39.87%) Desktop Support
2 107 (23.83%) Desktop Engineer
3 94 (20.94%) Analyst
4 87 (19.38%) Support Engineer
5 58 (12.92%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 49 (10.91%) Service Analyst
7 48 (10.69%) Service Desk Analyst
8 44 (9.80%) Deployment Engineer
9 43 (9.58%) 2nd Line Support
10 39 (8.69%) IT Support
11 35 (7.80%) Support Analyst
12 33 (7.35%) Mobile Engineer
13 28 (6.24%) Senior Desktop Engineer
14 26 (5.79%) Windows Engineer
15 24 (5.35%) IT Engineer
16 23 (5.12%) Architect
17 22 (4.90%) Windows Deployment Engineer
18 20 (4.45%) Senior Desktop Support
19 18 (4.01%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
19 18 (4.01%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.12%) Middleware
2 9 (2.00%) Web Services
3 3 (0.67%) JSON
3 3 (0.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 2 (0.45%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.35%) Blackberry
3 17 (3.79%) Driving Licence
4 15 (3.34%) NHS
5 12 (2.67%) Clustering
5 12 (2.67%) Fat Client
5 12 (2.67%) Thin Client
6 10 (2.23%) PDA
6 10 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.78%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.34%) iPad
8 6 (1.34%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.11%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (1.11%) iPhone
9 5 (1.11%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.89%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.67%) Replication
12 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.22%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 449 (100.00%) Windows
2 258 (57.46%) Windows 7
3 236 (52.56%) Windows 10
4 65 (14.48%) Windows Server
5 50 (11.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 45 (10.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (9.13%) Unix
8 40 (8.91%) Windows 8
9 36 (8.02%) AIX
10 35 (7.80%) Linux
11 32 (7.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 26 (5.79%) Windows 2000
12 26 (5.79%) Windows Vista
13 25 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (4.23%) Solaris
15 13 (2.90%) Apple iOS
16 12 (2.67%) Windows NT
17 9 (2.00%) Mac OS X
17 9 (2.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 7 (1.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (39.64%) Migration
2 162 (36.08%) Time Management
3 98 (21.83%) Break/Fix
4 52 (11.58%) ITIL
5 43 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (5.57%) Change Management
7 18 (4.01%) Service Management
8 16 (3.56%) Application Packaging
9 15 (3.34%) Network Design
10 13 (2.90%) Software Testing
11 11 (2.45%) Customer Requirements
12 10 (2.23%) Asset Management
12 10 (2.23%) PRINCE2
13 9 (2.00%) CRM
13 9 (2.00%) Problem Management
14 8 (1.78%) Service Delivery
14 8 (1.78%) Smoke Testing
14 8 (1.78%) Test Automation
14 8 (1.78%) Test Scripting
15 7 (1.56%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 30 (6.68%) SQL
2 25 (5.57%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.90%) VB
4 4 (0.89%) C
4 4 (0.89%) VBScript
5 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.22%) Perl
5 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (7.13%) MCSA
3 31 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 27 (6.01%) MCSE
5 25 (5.57%) SC Cleared
6 24 (5.35%) MCP
7 16 (3.56%) MCTS
8 9 (2.00%) HNC
8 9 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (1.78%) ISTQB
10 7 (1.56%) DBS Check
10 7 (1.56%) MCITP
11 6 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.89%) CCNA
12 4 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.89%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.89%) MCDST
13 2 (0.45%) Degree
14 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.22%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.24%) SLA
2 9 (2.00%) QA
3 3 (0.67%) PMO
4 1 (0.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 259 (57.68%) Active Directory
2 41 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (8.69%) Hyper-V
4 20 (4.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (4.23%) XenApp
6 15 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (3.12%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (2.00%) vSphere
9 8 (1.78%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (1.34%) BitLocker
11 5 (1.11%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.67%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.22%) Firmware
13 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 60 (13.36%) SCCM
2 14 (3.12%) Data Guard
3 12 (2.67%) NetBackup
4 11 (2.45%) Netcool
5 9 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (1.78%) OpenView
6 8 (1.78%) OVSD
7 7 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (1.56%) SCOM
8 5 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (1.11%) vMotion
8 5 (1.11%) vRealize
8 5 (1.11%) WSUS
9 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.67%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.67%) SCSM
10 3 (0.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 279 (62.14%) Microsoft
2 75 (16.70%) VMware
3 74 (16.48%) Apple
4 69 (15.37%) Citrix
5 50 (11.14%) HP
6 25 (5.57%) IBM
7 24 (5.35%) Red Hat
8 19 (4.23%) Cisco
8 19 (4.23%) Oracle
9 17 (3.79%) Altiris
10 16 (3.56%) Symantec
10 16 (3.56%) Veritas
11 15 (3.34%) McAfee
12 14 (3.12%) 3PAR
13 11 (2.45%) EMC
13 11 (2.45%) Hitachi
14 10 (2.23%) Xerox
15 9 (2.00%) Sun
16 8 (1.78%) Palo Alto
16 8 (1.78%) SAP