Period
to 20 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 700 468 530
Rank change year-on-year -232 +62 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 88 39 316
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.74% 0.72% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 127
10th Percentile £123 £122 £106
25th Percentile £128 £146 £118
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £200 £400 £150
Median % change year-on-year -50.00% +166.67% -14.29%
75th Percentile £376 £481 £338
90th Percentile £403 £490 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £388 £150
% change year-on-year -48.39% +158.33% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 138
10th Percentile " £10.90 "
25th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.17
Median hourly rate £15.86 £14.00 £13.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.29% +7.69% +4.00%
75th Percentile £16.68 £18.75 £16.68
90th Percentile £17.83 £20.00 £19.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +13.29% +7.69% +6.89%

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 11,956 5,415 18,332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.12% 18.57% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,998 3,494 11,694
10th Percentile £175 £180 £150
25th Percentile £350 £318 £290
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £443 £425
Median % change year-on-year +7.16% +4.29% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £663 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 660 285 1,195
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.72 £13.82 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +2.94%
75th Percentile £42.54 £38.25 £38.00
90th Percentile £63.08 £47.83 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -

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 20 September 2021.

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 20 September 2021.

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 20 September 2021. 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 -214 78 £200 -50.00% 20
UK excluding London -112 74 £200 -48.39% 21
North of England -59 32 £150 - 8
North West -36 28 £150 - 7
South East -91 12 £393 +28.16% 4
Midlands -73 11 £150 - 2
London -186 10 £125 -68.75% 1
West Midlands -58 9 £150 - 1
South West -43 5 £125 -74.00% 5
Scotland -82 5 - - 1
Northern Ireland -3 4 - -
East of England -41 4 £185 +42.31%
Yorkshire -46 3 - - 1
Work from Home - 3 £120 - 3
East Midlands -35 2 - - 1
North East -17 1 - -
Wales -23 1 £395 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 33 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 33 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 31 (35.23%) Windows 10
5 26 (29.55%) Migration
6 22 (25.00%) Time Management
6 22 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 20 (22.73%) Microsoft 365
8 19 (21.59%) Firewall
8 19 (21.59%) Microsoft Office
9 17 (19.32%) Break/Fix
10 15 (17.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (17.05%) Windows 8
10 15 (17.05%) DevOps
10 15 (17.05%) Network Management
10 15 (17.05%) Network Security
11 14 (15.91%) SC Cleared
11 14 (15.91%) Windows Server
11 14 (15.91%) Social Skills
11 14 (15.91%) Software Engineering
11 14 (15.91%) ITIL
12 13 (14.77%) .NET
12 13 (14.77%) C#
13 12 (13.64%) MS Exchange
13 12 (13.64%) SLA
14 10 (11.36%) Citrix
14 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (10.23%) Incident Management
15 9 (10.23%) 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 12 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.23%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.68%) MS Project Server
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.41%) IIS
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.27%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.14%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 19 (21.59%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.73%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (1.14%) Azure
2 1 (1.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.59%) Firewall
2 15 (17.05%) Network Security
3 9 (10.23%) VPN
4 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.55%) DHCP
6 3 (3.41%) DNS
6 3 (3.41%) Internet
7 2 (2.27%) HTTP
7 2 (2.27%) SSL
8 1 (1.14%) LAN
8 1 (1.14%) VLAN
8 1 (1.14%) VoIP
8 1 (1.14%) WAN
8 1 (1.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 14 (15.91%) Social Skills
2 9 (10.23%) Finance
3 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.68%) Documentation Skills
5 4 (4.55%) Banking
5 4 (4.55%) Investment Banking
5 4 (4.55%) Law
6 2 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.14%) Legal
7 1 (1.14%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (30.68%) Desktop Engineer
2 16 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 15 (17.05%) Analyst
3 15 (17.05%) Desktop Support
3 15 (17.05%) Network Engineer
4 12 (13.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 10 (11.36%) IT Engineer
6 9 (10.23%) Build Engineer
7 8 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
7 8 (9.09%) Service Analyst
7 8 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (7.95%) IT Support
8 7 (7.95%) Senior Desktop Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (5.68%) Desktop Build Engineer
11 4 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
11 4 (4.55%) IT Analyst
11 4 (4.55%) Senior IT Engineer
11 4 (4.55%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.77%) .NET
2 5 (5.68%) XMPP
3 2 (2.27%) EJB
3 2 (2.27%) HTML
3 2 (2.27%) JAAS
3 2 (2.27%) Java EE
3 2 (2.27%) JDBC
3 2 (2.27%) JMS
3 2 (2.27%) JNDI
3 2 (2.27%) JSP
3 2 (2.27%) JTA
3 2 (2.27%) Servlets
3 2 (2.27%) SOAP
3 2 (2.27%) UDDI
3 2 (2.27%) Web Services
3 2 (2.27%) WSDL
3 2 (2.27%) XML
4 1 (1.14%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.14%) Java EE 5
4 1 (1.14%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Clustering
2 5 (5.68%) BYOD
3 4 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.41%) iPhone
5 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.14%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 31 (35.23%) Windows 10
4 15 (17.05%) Windows 8
5 14 (15.91%) Windows Server
6 10 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (10.23%) Windows Vista
8 5 (5.68%) Mac OS
9 4 (4.55%) Android
9 4 (4.55%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.55%) Linux
10 3 (3.41%) Windows 2000
10 3 (3.41%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2016
10 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2019
11 2 (2.27%) OS/400
11 2 (2.27%) Scientific Linux
11 2 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.55%) Migration
2 22 (25.00%) Time Management
3 17 (19.32%) Break/Fix
4 15 (17.05%) DevOps
4 15 (17.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (17.05%) Network Management
5 14 (15.91%) ITIL
5 14 (15.91%) Software Engineering
6 9 (10.23%) Incident Management
7 8 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery
9 6 (6.82%) Problem Management
10 5 (5.68%) Integration Testing
11 4 (4.55%) Change Management
11 4 (4.55%) ITSM
12 3 (3.41%) Asset Management
12 3 (3.41%) Customer Requirements
12 3 (3.41%) Service Delivery Management
12 3 (3.41%) Software Deployment
13 2 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.77%) C#
2 6 (6.82%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.68%) C
3 5 (5.68%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (15.91%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.95%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.41%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.14%) CCNA
7 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.14%) Degree
7 1 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.14%) MCITP
7 1 (1.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) GDPR
System Software
1 40 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.27%) XenApp
5 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (5.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (3.41%) SCCM
3 1 (1.14%) OpenView
3 1 (1.14%) OVSD
Vendors
1 33 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.36%) Citrix
3 8 (9.09%) HP
4 7 (7.95%) ServiceNow
4 7 (7.95%) VMware
5 5 (5.68%) Borland
5 5 (5.68%) Dell
5 5 (5.68%) Lumension
5 5 (5.68%) Oracle
6 4 (4.55%) Apple
7 3 (3.41%) Samsung
8 2 (2.27%) Cisco
8 2 (2.27%) Lotus
8 2 (2.27%) Veritas
9 1 (1.14%) Adobe
9 1 (1.14%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.14%) IBM
9 1 (1.14%) McAfee
9 1 (1.14%) Reuters
9 1 (1.14%) Sun