Period
to 18 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 538 413 248
Rank change year-on-year -125 -165 -115
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 347 527 1,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.55% 1.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.68% 2.64% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 273 445
UK median daily rate £168 £250 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.00% +25.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £110 £120 £108
90th Percentile £382 £393 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £260 £235
% change year-on-year -32.69% +10.64% +34.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 119 275
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% -
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £18.88 £17.65 £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +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 20,645 19,951 23,158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.67% 20.96% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,196 12,583 13,813
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £168 £193 £188
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +5.33% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,261 1,265 1,745
UK median hourly rate £17.14 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% -3.88% +4.76%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -120 320 £170 -26.09% 78
UK excluding London -91 246 £175 -32.69% 67
London -69 97 £150 -11.76% 12
South East -28 74 £150 -20.00% 18
North of England -44 59 £221 -29.20% 17
Midlands -19 38 £193 +38.74% 19
East of England -11 33 £333 +15.65% 7
Yorkshire +2 29 £214 -3.93% 4
West Midlands +8 27 £275 - 9
South West +1 17 £168 +11.67% 5
Scotland -43 17 £135 -50.91% 1
North West -22 16 £275 -17.91% 13
North East -5 14 £375 +15.38%
East Midlands -30 10 £125 - 10
Wales -4 8 £226 -37.59%

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 347 (100.00%) Windows
2 189 (54.47%) Active Directory
3 160 (46.11%) Windows 7
4 155 (44.67%) Microsoft
5 105 (30.26%) Windows 10
6 102 (29.39%) Microsoft Office
7 82 (23.63%) Migration
8 78 (22.48%) Windows Server
9 76 (21.90%) ITIL
10 72 (20.75%) Time Management
11 64 (18.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 58 (16.71%) HP
13 57 (16.43%) MS Exchange
14 56 (16.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 52 (14.99%) Security Cleared
16 50 (14.41%) LAN
17 49 (14.12%) Apple
18 47 (13.54%) Windows 8
19 45 (12.97%) Office 365
19 45 (12.97%) DNS
20 42 (12.10%) WAN
20 42 (12.10%) Break/Fix
21 41 (11.82%) TCP/IP
22 40 (11.53%) VPN
23 38 (10.95%) Finance
24 37 (10.66%) SCCM
25 36 (10.37%) Blackberry
26 35 (10.09%) Internet
27 33 (9.51%) Citrix
28 32 (9.22%) Windows Vista

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 (16.43%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 16 (4.61%) IBM Notes
4 14 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (1.73%) JBoss
6 6 (1.73%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.73%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.44%) IIS
8 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.29%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.29%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 102 (29.39%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.58%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.29%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Bankmaster
1 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 45 (12.97%) Office 365
2 6 (1.73%) SaaS
3 3 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 50 (14.41%) LAN
2 45 (12.97%) DNS
3 42 (12.10%) WAN
4 41 (11.82%) TCP/IP
5 40 (11.53%) VPN
6 35 (10.09%) Internet
7 30 (8.65%) DHCP
8 14 (4.03%) Firewall
9 13 (3.75%) SAN
10 10 (2.88%) IP Telephony
10 10 (2.88%) Wireless
11 8 (2.31%) Intranet
11 8 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (1.73%) VoIP
13 5 (1.44%) VLAN
14 4 (1.15%) 3G
14 4 (1.15%) DMZ
14 4 (1.15%) OpenLDAP
15 3 (0.86%) ADSL
15 3 (0.86%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.58%) GIS
2 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.29%) MS Access
3 1 (0.29%) MySQL
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.44%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
General
1 38 (10.95%) Finance
2 12 (3.46%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.88%) Retail
4 9 (2.59%) Legal
5 8 (2.31%) Banking
5 8 (2.31%) Spanish Language
6 6 (1.73%) Hindi Language
6 6 (1.73%) Tamil Language
6 6 (1.73%) Urdu Language
7 5 (1.44%) German Language
8 4 (1.15%) French Language
9 3 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.58%) Law
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Military
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Romanian Language
11 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 103 (29.68%) Support Engineer
2 98 (28.24%) Desktop Support
3 85 (24.50%) Analyst
4 82 (23.63%) Desktop Engineer
5 55 (15.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 52 (14.99%) Service Analyst
7 51 (14.70%) Service Desk Analyst
8 40 (11.53%) 2nd Line Support
9 26 (7.49%) 1st Line Support
9 26 (7.49%) Support Analyst
10 21 (6.05%) Service Desk Support
11 19 (5.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 17 (4.90%) IT Engineer
12 17 (4.90%) IT Support
13 16 (4.61%) Senior Desktop Engineer
14 15 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 15 (4.32%) IT Analyst
14 15 (4.32%) Windows Engineer
15 14 (4.03%) Active Directory Support
16 13 (3.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.15%) LDAP
1 4 (1.15%) XML
2 2 (0.58%) HTML
2 2 (0.58%) Web Services
3 1 (0.29%) CSS
3 1 (0.29%) HTML5
3 1 (0.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.37%) Blackberry
2 20 (5.76%) Management Information System
3 19 (5.48%) iPad
4 16 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.32%) Clustering
6 11 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 11 (3.17%) NHS
7 9 (2.59%) iPhone
8 8 (2.31%) Fat Client
8 8 (2.31%) Thin Client
9 7 (2.02%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.15%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.15%) SCADA
10 4 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.86%) AS400
11 3 (0.86%) CMDB
11 3 (0.86%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.58%) User Experience
13 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
13 1 (0.29%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 347 (100.00%) Windows
2 160 (46.11%) Windows 7
3 105 (30.26%) Windows 10
4 78 (22.48%) Windows Server
5 64 (18.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (16.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (13.54%) Windows 8
8 32 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (9.22%) Windows Vista
9 29 (8.36%) Unix
10 20 (5.76%) Windows 2000
11 19 (5.48%) Android
12 16 (4.61%) Linux
13 15 (4.32%) Solaris
14 11 (3.17%) Apple iOS
15 10 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.86%) AIX
18 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
18 2 (0.58%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (23.63%) Migration
2 76 (21.90%) ITIL
3 72 (20.75%) Time Management
4 42 (12.10%) Break/Fix
5 28 (8.07%) Service Management
6 24 (6.92%) Service Delivery
7 16 (4.61%) Incident Management
8 13 (3.75%) ITSM
9 11 (3.17%) Change Management
9 11 (3.17%) Performance Management
9 11 (3.17%) PRINCE2
9 11 (3.17%) Problem Management
10 9 (2.59%) Data Protection
10 9 (2.59%) Information Security
11 8 (2.31%) Feasibility Study
12 6 (1.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (1.73%) Project Management
13 5 (1.44%) Asset Management
13 5 (1.44%) Patch Management
13 5 (1.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.90%) SQL
2 13 (3.75%) Java
3 12 (3.46%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.02%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.44%) VBScript
6 4 (1.15%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.86%) Korn
7 3 (0.86%) Perl
8 1 (0.29%) PHP
8 1 (0.29%) Scala
8 1 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (14.99%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.07%) SC Cleared
3 25 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (6.63%) DV Cleared
5 11 (3.17%) MCP
6 8 (2.31%) HNC
6 8 (2.31%) PMP
7 7 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.73%) Degree
9 5 (1.44%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.15%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.86%) CCA
11 3 (0.86%) CCNA
11 3 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.86%) MCSA
11 3 (0.86%) MCSE
12 1 (0.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.05%) SLA
2 6 (1.73%) GMP
3 5 (1.44%) PMO
4 4 (1.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (1.15%) GAMP
4 4 (1.15%) GxP
5 1 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 189 (54.47%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.61%) vSphere
4 10 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.73%) XenApp
6 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.15%) NFS
6 4 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (1.15%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.86%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.86%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.58%) XenServer
9 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (10.66%) SCCM
2 20 (5.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (4.32%) Netcool
4 14 (4.03%) NetBackup
5 8 (2.31%) OpenView
5 8 (2.31%) OVSD
5 8 (2.31%) WSUS
6 4 (1.15%) DameWare
6 4 (1.15%) ThinApp
7 3 (0.86%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.86%) EdgeSight
7 3 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.58%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.58%) Nagios
8 2 (0.58%) SCOM
9 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.29%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.29%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 155 (44.67%) Microsoft
2 58 (16.71%) HP
3 49 (14.12%) Apple
4 33 (9.51%) Citrix
5 31 (8.93%) VMware
6 30 (8.65%) Cisco
7 22 (6.34%) Oracle
8 20 (5.76%) McAfee
9 16 (4.61%) Lotus
10 11 (3.17%) Veritas
11 10 (2.88%) Dell
11 10 (2.88%) Ivanti
11 10 (2.88%) Remedy
12 8 (2.31%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.73%) Avaya
14 5 (1.44%) Borland
14 5 (1.44%) Lumension
14 5 (1.44%) Symantec
15 4 (1.15%) SAP
15 4 (1.15%) Wonderware