Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 533 552 377
Rank change year-on-year +19 -175 -157
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 390 347 655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.34% 0.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.78% 1.62% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 131 311
UK median daily rate £160 £175 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -30.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £113 £105 £110
90th Percentile £401 £388 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £175 £255
% change year-on-year - -31.37% +12.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 205 134 143
UK median hourly rate £12.69 £14.20 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.63% +5.19% -6.90%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.87 £10.34
90th Percentile £17.50 £19.56 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.33 £14.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year -11.96% +5.66% -5.36%

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 21,873 21,453 22,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.02% 20.97% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,535 13,636 14,143
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £200
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,484 1,303 1,301
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.43% -1.27%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.09 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.65 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.87% +7.39% -4.08%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +24 343 £150 -14.29% 39
UK excluding London +20 319 £175 - 38
North of England -11 85 £175 -19.54% 11
London -24 65 £145 -3.33% 5
South East -35 60 £175 +12.90% 6
Midlands +15 54 £130 -21.50% 3
North West +19 47 £175 -9.09% 6
East of England +27 42 £173 -50.71% 3
South West -4 36 £136 -18.66% 11
Yorkshire -7 30 £275 +26.44% 5
West Midlands -10 28 £130 -21.50% 2
East Midlands +20 26 £225 +52.54% 1
Scotland -16 19 £255 -40.00%
Wales -14 18 £318 +149.02% 4
North East -24 9 - -
Northern Ireland +45 5 - -

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 390 (100.00%) Windows
2 231 (59.23%) Windows 7
3 219 (56.15%) Microsoft
4 203 (52.05%) Active Directory
5 191 (48.97%) Windows 10
6 141 (36.15%) Migration
7 126 (32.31%) Time Management
8 105 (26.92%) Microsoft Office
9 75 (19.23%) Break/Fix
10 69 (17.69%) Citrix
11 60 (15.38%) VMware
12 56 (14.36%) Office 365
13 55 (14.10%) Apple
14 53 (13.59%) SCCM
15 52 (13.33%) ITIL
16 47 (12.05%) VPN
17 45 (11.54%) Windows Server
18 44 (11.28%) Windows 8
19 40 (10.26%) HP
20 37 (9.49%) MS Exchange
20 37 (9.49%) Unix
21 36 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
22 35 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
23 34 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
24 33 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
25 32 (8.21%) Blackberry
26 31 (7.95%) Internet
26 31 (7.95%) Finance
26 31 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
27 29 (7.44%) Linux

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 37 (9.49%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (3.59%) Skype for Business
4 13 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (2.31%) IBM Notes
6 8 (2.05%) IIS
7 7 (1.79%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.03%) Apache
9 4 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.77%) Confluence
10 3 (0.77%) Live Communications Server
11 2 (0.51%) SAS
12 1 (0.26%) CMS
12 1 (0.26%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 105 (26.92%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.26%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) assyst
2 1 (0.26%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.26%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 56 (14.36%) Office 365
2 16 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.59%) IaaS
3 14 (3.59%) PaaS
3 14 (3.59%) SaaS
4 4 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (12.05%) VPN
2 31 (7.95%) Internet
3 27 (6.92%) DNS
4 23 (5.90%) SAN
5 21 (5.38%) DHCP
6 18 (4.62%) Wireless
7 16 (4.10%) Remote Desktop
8 15 (3.85%) Firewall
8 15 (3.85%) Skype
9 10 (2.56%) LAN
10 7 (1.79%) TCP/IP
11 5 (1.28%) WAN
12 4 (1.03%) DMZ
12 4 (1.03%) Extranet
12 4 (1.03%) VLAN
12 4 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.77%) 3G
14 2 (0.51%) Network Security
15 1 (0.26%) Cisco ASA
15 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.77%) MS Access
3 3 (0.77%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.26%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 7 (1.79%) AdminStudio
1 7 (1.79%) MSI
2 5 (1.28%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (1.03%) JIRA
4 2 (0.51%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.26%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.26%) WinRunner
General
1 31 (7.95%) Finance
2 17 (4.36%) Games
3 16 (4.10%) Manufacturing
4 12 (3.08%) Retail
4 12 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.05%) Banking
6 6 (1.54%) Electronics
6 6 (1.54%) Marketing
7 5 (1.28%) Billing
8 4 (1.03%) Advertising
9 2 (0.51%) Automotive
9 2 (0.51%) French Language
9 2 (0.51%) Military
10 1 (0.26%) Front Office
10 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 140 (35.90%) Desktop Support
2 96 (24.62%) Desktop Engineer
3 85 (21.79%) Analyst
4 64 (16.41%) Support Engineer
5 59 (15.13%) Service Analyst
6 55 (14.10%) Service Desk Analyst
7 54 (13.85%) Deployment Engineer
8 44 (11.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 37 (9.49%) Windows Engineer
10 34 (8.72%) 2nd Line Support
10 34 (8.72%) Mobile Engineer
11 33 (8.46%) IT Support
12 31 (7.95%) Windows Deployment Engineer
13 24 (6.15%) Support Analyst
14 21 (5.38%) Senior Desktop Engineer
15 20 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
16 19 (4.87%) Architect
16 19 (4.87%) IT Engineer
17 16 (4.10%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
17 16 (4.10%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.59%) Middleware
2 5 (1.28%) OCX
3 4 (1.03%) Web Services
3 4 (1.03%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (8.21%) Blackberry
3 15 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 15 (3.85%) NHS
3 15 (3.85%) Thin Client
4 13 (3.33%) Driving Licence
5 12 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.56%) iPhone
7 9 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.28%) Clustering
9 4 (1.03%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.03%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.77%) Animation
10 3 (0.77%) iPad
10 3 (0.77%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.51%) AS400
11 2 (0.51%) PDA
12 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 390 (100.00%) Windows
2 231 (59.23%) Windows 7
3 191 (48.97%) Windows 10
4 45 (11.54%) Windows Server
5 44 (11.28%) Windows 8
6 37 (9.49%) Unix
7 35 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 29 (7.44%) Linux
9 27 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (6.15%) Windows 2000
10 24 (6.15%) Windows Vista
11 20 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (4.87%) AIX
13 18 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (2.82%) Android
15 9 (2.31%) Solaris
16 8 (2.05%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (1.54%) Apple iOS
18 5 (1.28%) Windows NT
19 4 (1.03%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (36.15%) Migration
2 126 (32.31%) Time Management
3 75 (19.23%) Break/Fix
4 52 (13.33%) ITIL
5 31 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (6.15%) Service Management
7 15 (3.85%) Network Design
8 14 (3.59%) Application Packaging
8 14 (3.59%) Change Management
9 12 (3.08%) Service Delivery
10 11 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (2.56%) Asset Management
12 9 (2.31%) Coaching
12 9 (2.31%) PRINCE2
13 8 (2.05%) BCP
13 8 (2.05%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (2.05%) Information Security
13 8 (2.05%) ITIL V3
14 7 (1.79%) CRM
14 7 (1.79%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.38%) SQL
2 20 (5.13%) PowerShell
3 17 (4.36%) VB
4 10 (2.56%) VBScript
5 6 (1.54%) C
6 3 (0.77%) C#
6 3 (0.77%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 36 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (7.18%) MCSA
3 27 (6.92%) MCSE
4 26 (6.67%) MCP
5 19 (4.87%) Security Cleared
6 15 (3.85%) HNC
7 12 (3.08%) SC Cleared
8 10 (2.56%) MCTS
9 9 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (1.54%) DBS Check
11 5 (1.28%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.28%) MCDST
12 4 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.51%) Degree
13 2 (0.51%) ISTQB
14 1 (0.26%) CCNA
14 1 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.26%) MCITP
14 1 (0.26%) VCP5
14 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.67%) SLA
2 8 (2.05%) QA
3 2 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 203 (52.05%) Active Directory
2 34 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (6.92%) XenApp
4 26 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 20 (5.13%) Hyper-V
6 14 (3.59%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (2.05%) vSphere
9 6 (1.54%) BitLocker
10 5 (1.28%) VMware NSX
11 4 (1.03%) ISA Server
11 4 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.26%) Firmware
12 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (13.59%) SCCM
2 14 (3.59%) Data Guard
3 13 (3.33%) NetBackup
4 9 (2.31%) OpenView
4 9 (2.31%) OVSD
5 6 (1.54%) Netcool
5 6 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.28%) vMotion
6 5 (1.28%) vRealize
7 4 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (1.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 3 (0.77%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.77%) Unicenter
8 3 (0.77%) WSUS
9 2 (0.51%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.51%) SCOM
9 2 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 219 (56.15%) Microsoft
2 69 (17.69%) Citrix
3 60 (15.38%) VMware
4 55 (14.10%) Apple
5 40 (10.26%) HP
6 20 (5.13%) Oracle
7 19 (4.87%) IBM
7 19 (4.87%) Red Hat
8 16 (4.10%) Altiris
9 14 (3.59%) 3PAR
10 12 (3.08%) Xerox
11 11 (2.82%) SAP
12 10 (2.56%) Veritas
13 9 (2.31%) Lotus
13 9 (2.31%) Remedy
13 9 (2.31%) Symantec
14 8 (2.05%) Cisco
14 8 (2.05%) Ivanti
14 8 (2.05%) McAfee
15 7 (1.79%) EMC