Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 2017 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 500 346 188
Rank change year-on-year -154 -158 -114
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 367 763 1483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.69% 1.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.87% 3.11% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 303 580
UK median daily rate £165 £185 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.81% +8.82% -10.53%
10th Percentile £117 £105 £103
90th Percentile £400 £358 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £190 £180
% change year-on-year -13.16% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 189 474
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% -0.28%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.23 £10.00
90th Percentile £17.50 £21.37 £20.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +3.70% - -3.57%

Windows XP is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19663 24565 24757
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.68% 22.33% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12400 15460 14359
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £193 £210 £181
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1140 1303 1958
UK median hourly rate £16.39 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.67% +2.10% +1.75%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.86
% change year-on-year -6.06% +4.04% +2.32%

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 24 July 2017.

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 24 July 2017.

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 24 July 2017. 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 -133 316 £150 -14.29% 49
UK excluding London -93 288 £165 -13.16% 41
South East -29 89 £145 -27.50% 11
London -88 74 £158 -10.00% 9
North of England +3 65 £185 +5.71% 13
Midlands -43 39 £125 -9.09% 8
North West +1 33 £120 -36.00% 8
Scotland -2 30 £400 +56.86% 1
East of England -21 27 £381 +124.26% 7
East Midlands -46 24 £125 +12.61% 3
South West -11 22 £120 -41.46% 1
North East +46 17 £310 +9.73%
Yorkshire +4 15 £153 +22.00% 5
Wales -13 15 £150 +14.29%
West Midlands -5 14 £135 -4.42% 5
Northern Ireland -44 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, 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.

1 367 (100.00%) Windows
2 218 (59.40%) Active Directory
3 210 (57.22%) Microsoft
4 180 (49.05%) Windows 7
5 148 (40.33%) Microsoft Office
6 82 (22.34%) Windows 10
7 75 (20.44%) Windows Server
8 73 (19.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 72 (19.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 68 (18.53%) ITIL
10 68 (18.53%) Migration
11 60 (16.35%) Citrix
12 56 (15.26%) DNS
13 55 (14.99%) Windows 8
14 53 (14.44%) MS Exchange
15 48 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
16 47 (12.81%) Security Cleared
17 44 (11.99%) SQL
18 43 (11.72%) Time Management
19 42 (11.44%) LAN
20 41 (11.17%) Blackberry
21 38 (10.35%) Linux
21 38 (10.35%) Office 365
22 37 (10.08%) WAN
23 36 (9.81%) DHCP
23 36 (9.81%) TCP/IP
23 36 (9.81%) VPN
24 34 (9.26%) HP
25 33 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
26 32 (8.72%) VMware

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 53 (14.44%) MS Exchange
2 26 (7.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 26 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 26 (7.08%) IBM Notes
3 25 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (6.81%) SharePoint
4 12 (3.27%) WebLogic
5 10 (2.72%) JBoss
6 7 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.36%) Apache
8 5 (1.36%) IIS
8 5 (1.36%) Live Communications Server
8 5 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
8 5 (1.36%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.82%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 148 (40.33%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.63%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.54%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.27%) assyst
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 38 (10.35%) Office 365
2 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (1.09%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 56 (15.26%) DNS
2 42 (11.44%) LAN
3 37 (10.08%) WAN
4 36 (9.81%) DHCP
4 36 (9.81%) TCP/IP
4 36 (9.81%) VPN
5 21 (5.72%) Firewall
6 15 (4.09%) HTTP
7 14 (3.81%) HTTPS
7 14 (3.81%) SSL
7 14 (3.81%) Wireless
8 12 (3.27%) LDAP
8 12 (3.27%) OpenLDAP
8 12 (3.27%) SSH
9 11 (3.00%) Remote Desktop
10 10 (2.72%) 3G
11 9 (2.45%) Internet
11 9 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.63%) SAN
13 5 (1.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.36%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.63%) MS Access
3 5 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (4.36%) MSI
2 4 (1.09%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.54%) JIRA
3 2 (0.54%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.27%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.27%) Subversion
4 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (8.17%) Finance
2 9 (2.45%) Legal
3 8 (2.18%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.36%) Banking
4 5 (1.36%) Front Office
4 5 (1.36%) Law
5 3 (0.82%) Back Office
5 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.82%) Publishing
5 3 (0.82%) Retail
6 2 (0.54%) Advertising
6 2 (0.54%) Japanese Language
6 2 (0.54%) Local Government
7 1 (0.27%) Billing
7 1 (0.27%) Electronics
7 1 (0.27%) French Language
7 1 (0.27%) German Language
7 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 108 (29.43%) Analyst
2 96 (26.16%) Support Engineer
3 78 (21.25%) Desktop Support
4 65 (17.71%) Service Analyst
4 65 (17.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 58 (15.80%) Desktop Engineer
6 48 (13.08%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 47 (12.81%) 2nd Line Support
8 42 (11.44%) Support Analyst
9 34 (9.26%) IT Support
10 33 (8.99%) 1st Line Support
11 27 (7.36%) IT Analyst
12 25 (6.81%) Service Desk Support
13 19 (5.18%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 19 (5.18%) IT Support Analyst
14 16 (4.36%) IT Engineer
15 15 (4.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 15 (4.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
16 14 (3.81%) 1st Line Support Analyst
16 14 (3.81%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.82%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (0.54%) .NET
2 2 (0.54%) HTML
2 2 (0.54%) XML
3 1 (0.27%) ADO
3 1 (0.27%) Flash
3 1 (0.27%) jQuery
3 1 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.17%) Blackberry
2 31 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.09%) Driving Licence
3 15 (4.09%) Smartphone
4 14 (3.81%) Fat Client
4 14 (3.81%) iPad
4 14 (3.81%) iPhone
4 14 (3.81%) Thin Client
5 11 (3.00%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.72%) Clustering
7 7 (1.91%) NHS
8 5 (1.36%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.09%) Handset
9 4 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.82%) PDA
10 3 (0.82%) Replication
11 1 (0.27%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.27%) Equities
11 1 (0.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 367 (100.00%) Windows
2 180 (49.05%) Windows 7
3 82 (22.34%) Windows 10
4 75 (20.44%) Windows Server
5 73 (19.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (19.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 55 (14.99%) Windows 8
8 48 (13.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (10.35%) Linux
10 27 (7.36%) Unix
11 23 (6.27%) Apple iOS
12 18 (4.90%) Android
13 15 (4.09%) Windows 2000
14 14 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (3.81%) Windows Vista
15 10 (2.72%) Mac OS X
16 6 (1.63%) Solaris
17 4 (1.09%) AIX
18 3 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
19 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (18.53%) ITIL
1 68 (18.53%) Migration
2 43 (11.72%) Time Management
3 25 (6.81%) Service Management
4 23 (6.27%) Break/Fix
5 22 (5.99%) Data Migration
6 20 (5.45%) Problem Management
7 16 (4.36%) Patch Management
7 16 (4.36%) Software Distribution
8 15 (4.09%) Configuration Management
8 15 (4.09%) Incident Management
9 14 (3.81%) Change Management
9 14 (3.81%) Proactive Monitoring
9 14 (3.81%) Prototyping
9 14 (3.81%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 13 (3.54%) ITSM
11 12 (3.27%) Service Delivery
12 11 (3.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (2.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 7 (1.91%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 44 (11.99%) SQL
2 32 (8.72%) PowerShell
3 21 (5.72%) VB
4 16 (4.36%) Tcl
5 15 (4.09%) REXX
6 13 (3.54%) PL/SQL
7 12 (3.27%) VBScript
8 9 (2.45%) Korn
8 9 (2.45%) Perl
9 2 (0.54%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.54%) VB6
10 1 (0.27%) C
10 1 (0.27%) C++
10 1 (0.27%) Java
10 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.27%) VBA
10 1 (0.27%) VC++
Qualifications
1 47 (12.81%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (8.45%) SC Cleared
4 16 (4.36%) DV Cleared
5 15 (4.09%) MCP
6 14 (3.81%) MCSE
7 12 (3.27%) MCSA
8 8 (2.18%) CCNA
8 8 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.91%) MCITP
10 5 (1.36%) A+ Certification
10 5 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.09%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.09%) Degree
11 4 (1.09%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.09%) MCDST
11 4 (1.09%) MCTS
12 3 (0.82%) HNC
13 2 (0.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 218 (59.40%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.09%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.27%) NFS
5 8 (2.18%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.91%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.36%) vSphere
8 4 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.09%) XenApp
9 3 (0.82%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 32 (8.72%) SCCM
2 22 (5.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (2.45%) Netcool
4 6 (1.63%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (1.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 5 (1.36%) Unicenter
6 4 (1.09%) SCOM
7 3 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.54%) WSUS
9 1 (0.27%) Ansible
9 1 (0.27%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.27%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.27%) DameWare
9 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 210 (57.22%) Microsoft
2 60 (16.35%) Citrix
3 34 (9.26%) HP
4 32 (8.72%) VMware
5 29 (7.90%) Apple
6 26 (7.08%) Cisco
6 26 (7.08%) Oracle
7 25 (6.81%) Lotus
8 16 (4.36%) Dell
9 15 (4.09%) Red Hat
10 13 (3.54%) LANDesk
11 12 (3.27%) Symantec
12 9 (2.45%) Veritas
13 7 (1.91%) McAfee
13 7 (1.91%) Remedy
14 6 (1.63%) EMC
14 6 (1.63%) Samsung
14 6 (1.63%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.63%) Sophos
15 5 (1.36%) Xerox
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.30 - £16.20 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Rate: £70 - £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Itecco
Rate: £70 - £100 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Carterton, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Carterton, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Depandant on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £17 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £15 - £22 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago