Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 478 573 539
Rank change year-on-year +95 -34 -90
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 226 311 392
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.32% 0.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.78% 1.56% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 127 140
Median daily rate £172 £145 £174
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.28% -16.43% -22.89%
10th Percentile £105 £106 £113
90th Percentile £490 £403 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £168 £150 £178
% change year-on-year +12.00% -15.49% -29.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 140 183
Median hourly rate £14.25 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.62% - -3.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.15 £10.75
90th Percentile £20.00 £17.51 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -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 12,717 19,915 21,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.58% 20.54% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,812 12,574 13,576
Median daily rate £415 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £135 £160 £180
90th Percentile £606 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,053 1,199 1,272
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.41 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.52% +2.41% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.66 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +6.25% +0.88% -0.44%

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows XP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows XP.

Daily rate trend for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows XP over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows XP.

Hourly rate trend for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows XP over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Top 17 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 6 April 2020. 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
UK excluding London +72 190 £168 +12.00% 20
England +81 184 £150 +3.10% 24
East of England +22 44 £250 +35.14% 1
South East +92 41 £120 -35.14% 7
Scotland +49 37 £475 +75.93% 2
London +142 33 £175 +20.69% 6
North of England +39 28 £490 +40.00% 6
Midlands +59 20 £140 +27.27% 4
South West -6 20 £198 +43.64% 1
East Midlands +36 12 £140 +40.00% 2
North East +41 10 £490 - 2
Yorkshire +39 10 £135 -50.91% 2
West Midlands +48 9 - - 2
North West +11 8 £140 -60.00% 2
Wales +26 6 - -
Work from Home - 2 - -
Northern Ireland +9 1 - -

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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.

1 226 (100.00%) Windows
2 131 (57.96%) Windows 10
3 123 (54.42%) Active Directory
4 114 (50.44%) Windows 7
5 103 (45.58%) Microsoft
6 80 (35.40%) Microsoft Office
7 65 (28.76%) HP
7 65 (28.76%) Migration
8 58 (25.66%) Windows Server
9 57 (25.22%) Office 365
10 56 (24.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 56 (24.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 56 (24.78%) VPN
11 54 (23.89%) Internet
12 53 (23.45%) Time Management
13 41 (18.14%) Problem-Solving
14 40 (17.70%) Security Cleared
15 39 (17.26%) Remote Desktop
16 36 (15.93%) Microsoft Excel
16 36 (15.93%) Break/Fix
17 33 (14.60%) SC Cleared
17 33 (14.60%) Windows Vista
17 33 (14.60%) SQL
18 32 (14.16%) Windows 2000
18 32 (14.16%) MS Exchange
19 29 (12.83%) Blackberry
19 29 (12.83%) Exchange Server 2003
19 29 (12.83%) ITSM
20 27 (11.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
20 27 (11.95%) Remedy

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 32 (14.16%) MS Exchange
2 29 (12.83%) Exchange Server 2003
3 26 (11.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (3.10%) IIS
5 5 (2.21%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.77%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.33%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle 10gAS
9 1 (0.44%) Apache
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 80 (35.40%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (15.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (11.95%) MS Visio
4 26 (11.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 25 (11.06%) Microsoft Project
6 23 (10.18%) Acrobat
7 18 (7.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 26 (11.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 57 (25.22%) Office 365
2 13 (5.75%) Azure
3 4 (1.77%) AWS
4 3 (1.33%) GitHub
4 3 (1.33%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.88%) IaaS
5 2 (0.88%) PaaS
5 2 (0.88%) SaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 56 (24.78%) VPN
2 54 (23.89%) Internet
3 39 (17.26%) Remote Desktop
4 27 (11.95%) WebEx
5 14 (6.19%) HTTP
5 14 (6.19%) HTTPS
5 14 (6.19%) SSL
6 11 (4.87%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.98%) LAN
7 9 (3.98%) WAN
8 8 (3.54%) Firewall
9 6 (2.65%) DNS
9 6 (2.65%) Wireless
10 5 (2.21%) SAN
11 4 (1.77%) DHCP
12 3 (1.33%) Wireshark
13 2 (0.88%) IPsec
13 2 (0.88%) Skype
14 1 (0.44%) NAS
14 1 (0.44%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.77%) MS Access
3 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.33%) TKPROF
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (6.64%) MSI
2 3 (1.33%) JIRA
2 3 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (1.33%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.88%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.88%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.44%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.44%) HP UFT
General
1 14 (6.19%) Automotive
2 8 (3.54%) Finance
3 5 (2.21%) Banking
4 3 (1.33%) Public Sector
5 2 (0.88%) Retail
6 1 (0.44%) Electronics
6 1 (0.44%) Legal
6 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.44%) Marketing
6 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (19.47%) Desktop Support
2 38 (16.81%) Support Engineer
3 34 (15.04%) Desktop Engineer
4 25 (11.06%) Analyst
4 25 (11.06%) Deployment Engineer
5 24 (10.62%) Windows Engineer
6 18 (7.96%) Service Analyst
6 18 (7.96%) Service Desk Analyst
6 18 (7.96%) Service Desk Support
7 17 (7.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 15 (6.64%) 1st Line Support
8 15 (6.64%) IT Support
9 14 (6.19%) Help Desk Support
9 14 (6.19%) Windows Deployment Engineer
10 11 (4.87%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (4.87%) IT Engineer
11 9 (3.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 9 (3.98%) Administrator
11 9 (3.98%) Senior Desktop Engineer
12 8 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.21%) .NET
1 5 (2.21%) Middleware
2 3 (1.33%) LDAP
2 3 (1.33%) XML
3 2 (0.88%) COM
3 2 (0.88%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.44%) CSS
4 1 (0.44%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.83%) Blackberry
2 24 (10.62%) PDA
3 8 (3.54%) Driving Licence
4 7 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.21%) Clustering
5 5 (2.21%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.77%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.77%) iPhone
6 4 (1.77%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.33%) NHS
8 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.88%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.88%) PKI
8 2 (0.88%) Replication
9 1 (0.44%) CMDB
9 1 (0.44%) iPad
9 1 (0.44%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.44%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 226 (100.00%) Windows
2 131 (57.96%) Windows 10
3 114 (50.44%) Windows 7
4 58 (25.66%) Windows Server
5 56 (24.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (24.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (14.60%) Windows Vista
7 32 (14.16%) Windows 2000
8 26 (11.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (10.62%) Windows 8
10 23 (10.18%) Linux
11 8 (3.54%) Android
12 7 (3.10%) AIX
12 7 (3.10%) Windows Server 2016
13 6 (2.65%) Apple iOS
14 5 (2.21%) Unix
15 3 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (28.76%) Migration
2 53 (23.45%) Time Management
3 41 (18.14%) Problem-Solving
4 36 (15.93%) Break/Fix
5 29 (12.83%) ITSM
6 24 (10.62%) ITIL
7 19 (8.41%) Incident Management
8 18 (7.96%) Configuration Management
9 15 (6.64%) Patch Management
9 15 (6.64%) Software Distribution
9 15 (6.64%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 14 (6.19%) Prototyping
11 9 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (3.54%) Cybersecurity
13 7 (3.10%) Change Management
14 6 (2.65%) Application Packaging
15 5 (2.21%) Server Management
15 5 (2.21%) Test Scripting
16 4 (1.77%) Service Design
16 4 (1.77%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.60%) SQL
2 21 (9.29%) VB
3 15 (6.64%) PowerShell
4 14 (6.19%) REXX
4 14 (6.19%) Tcl
5 4 (1.77%) C
5 4 (1.77%) VBA
6 3 (1.33%) C++
6 3 (1.33%) Java
6 3 (1.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.33%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.33%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.33%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.33%) VBScript
7 2 (0.88%) VB6
8 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 40 (17.70%) Security Cleared
2 33 (14.60%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.77%) DV Cleared
4 4 (1.77%) MCSA
4 4 (1.77%) MCSE
5 3 (1.33%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.33%) MCDST
5 3 (1.33%) MCITP
5 3 (1.33%) MCP
5 3 (1.33%) MCTS
6 2 (0.88%) Degree
6 2 (0.88%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.44%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.44%) HNC
7 1 (0.44%) HND
7 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.44%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.44%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.98%) SLA
System Software
1 123 (54.42%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.42%) XenApp
4 8 (3.54%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.33%) vSphere
8 2 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.88%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.44%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.44%) Firmware
9 1 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.44%) RHEV
9 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 27 (11.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 26 (11.50%) ServiceCenter
3 24 (10.62%) OpenView
4 22 (9.73%) OVSD
5 20 (8.85%) SCCM
6 7 (3.10%) WSUS
7 6 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.33%) Netcool
9 3 (1.33%) Oracle Statspack
10 2 (0.88%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.88%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.88%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.88%) SCOM
10 2 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.88%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.88%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.44%) vMotion
Vendors
1 103 (45.58%) Microsoft
2 65 (28.76%) HP
3 27 (11.95%) Apple
3 27 (11.95%) Bomgar
3 27 (11.95%) Remedy
4 26 (11.50%) Peregrine
5 24 (10.62%) Adobe
6 21 (9.29%) Citrix
7 18 (7.96%) VMware
8 9 (3.98%) McAfee
9 8 (3.54%) Cisco
10 5 (2.21%) Oracle
10 5 (2.21%) Veritas
11 4 (1.77%) Dell
11 4 (1.77%) Ivanti
11 4 (1.77%) Lotus
11 4 (1.77%) SAP
12 3 (1.33%) IBM
12 3 (1.33%) Okta
12 3 (1.33%) Red Hat