Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 558 389 228
Rank change year-on-year -169 -161 -122
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 339 619 1271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.60% 1.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.58% 2.85% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 308 501
UK median daily rate £175 £250 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.20% +25.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £106 £110 £108
90th Percentile £375 £388 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £255 £250
% change year-on-year -31.37% +2.00% +38.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 131 332
UK median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £14.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% -4.75% +1.23%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £19.56 £20.00 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57% +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 21485 21701 24358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.81% 21.14% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13722 13678 14451
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1270 1281 1907
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.45
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.07
% change year-on-year +6.45% -3.55% +0.44%

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 11 December 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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 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 -141 315 £175 -23.91% 24
UK excluding London -116 241 £175 -31.37% 24
London -84 96 £150 -7.69% 4
South East -23 77 £150 -33.33% 2
North of England -41 66 £218 -27.50% 11
Midlands -24 38 £168 +22.04% 3
North East +27 29 £310 -3.88% 2
West Midlands +15 23 £173 -37.27% 2
Yorkshire +7 22 £218 +30.83% 3
South West -8 18 £168 -22.09%
East of England -28 18 £350 +27.27% 4
Scotland -40 16 £135 -50.91% 2
North West -32 15 £193 -40.77% 6
East Midlands -40 14 £125 +4.17% 1
Wales +7 8 £108 - 2

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 339 (100.00%) Windows
2 182 (53.69%) Active Directory
3 151 (44.54%) Windows 7
4 142 (41.89%) Microsoft
5 98 (28.91%) Microsoft Office
6 85 (25.07%) ITIL
7 76 (22.42%) Windows Server
8 72 (21.24%) Windows 10
9 63 (18.58%) HP
10 61 (17.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 61 (17.99%) DNS
10 61 (17.99%) Windows Server 2008
11 57 (16.81%) Windows 8
12 54 (15.93%) Migration
13 48 (14.16%) MS Exchange
13 48 (14.16%) Unix
14 47 (13.86%) Blackberry
15 46 (13.57%) Time Management
16 45 (13.27%) Oracle
17 44 (12.98%) Security Cleared
17 44 (12.98%) Office 365
18 41 (12.09%) LAN
19 40 (11.80%) SQL
19 40 (11.80%) SCCM
20 39 (11.50%) TCP/IP
21 37 (10.91%) WAN
21 37 (10.91%) Apple
22 36 (10.62%) Finance
23 35 (10.32%) Cisco
24 34 (10.03%) Internet

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 48 (14.16%) MS Exchange
2 23 (6.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 23 (6.78%) WebLogic
3 20 (5.90%) JBoss
4 14 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (3.24%) IBM Notes
6 10 (2.95%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.88%) GroupWise
8 3 (0.88%) IIS
8 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.59%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.29%) Apache
10 1 (0.29%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 98 (28.91%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.88%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.59%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.59%) Bankmaster
3 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 44 (12.98%) Office 365
2 4 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 61 (17.99%) DNS
2 41 (12.09%) LAN
3 39 (11.50%) TCP/IP
4 37 (10.91%) WAN
5 34 (10.03%) Internet
6 31 (9.14%) DHCP
7 29 (8.55%) VPN
8 23 (6.78%) Firewall
9 21 (6.19%) LDAP
9 21 (6.19%) OpenLDAP
10 20 (5.90%) SSH
11 11 (3.24%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (3.24%) Wireless
12 9 (2.65%) 3G
13 8 (2.36%) Intranet
14 6 (1.77%) ADSL
14 6 (1.77%) IP Telephony
14 6 (1.77%) SAN
14 6 (1.77%) VoIP
15 4 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.59%) GIS
5 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.29%) MS Access
6 1 (0.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.18%) MSI
1 4 (1.18%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (0.59%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.29%) StarTeam
General
1 36 (10.62%) Finance
2 13 (3.83%) Spanish Language
3 11 (3.24%) Hindi Language
3 11 (3.24%) Tamil Language
3 11 (3.24%) Urdu Language
4 10 (2.95%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.65%) Banking
6 6 (1.77%) Legal
7 4 (1.18%) Front Office
7 4 (1.18%) German Language
7 4 (1.18%) Law
7 4 (1.18%) Retail
8 3 (0.88%) Advertising
8 3 (0.88%) Back Office
8 3 (0.88%) French Language
8 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.59%) Publishing
9 2 (0.59%) Romanian Language
10 1 (0.29%) Military
Job Titles
1 89 (26.25%) Support Engineer
2 84 (24.78%) Analyst
3 63 (18.58%) Desktop Support
4 55 (16.22%) Service Analyst
5 54 (15.93%) Service Desk Analyst
6 49 (14.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 45 (13.27%) Desktop Engineer
8 36 (10.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 25 (7.37%) Support Analyst
10 23 (6.78%) IT Engineer
11 22 (6.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 20 (5.90%) 1st Line Support
12 20 (5.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 20 (5.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 20 (5.90%) Service Desk Support
13 18 (5.31%) Deployment Engineer
14 17 (5.01%) IT Analyst
14 17 (5.01%) IT Support
15 16 (4.72%) Technical Support
16 14 (4.13%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.47%) HTML
2 4 (1.18%) jQuery
3 2 (0.59%) XML
4 1 (0.29%) .NET
4 1 (0.29%) CSS
4 1 (0.29%) HTML5
4 1 (0.29%) Web Services
4 1 (0.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.86%) Blackberry
2 21 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.31%) Clustering
3 18 (5.31%) iPad
3 18 (5.31%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.24%) iPhone
4 11 (3.24%) NHS
5 8 (2.36%) Driving Licence
6 7 (2.06%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.06%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.06%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.77%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.47%) PDA
9 4 (1.18%) SCADA
9 4 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.88%) Replication
11 2 (0.59%) CESG
11 2 (0.59%) EPoS
12 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 339 (100.00%) Windows
2 151 (44.54%) Windows 7
3 76 (22.42%) Windows Server
4 72 (21.24%) Windows 10
5 61 (17.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 61 (17.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (16.81%) Windows 8
7 48 (14.16%) Unix
8 32 (9.44%) Linux
9 30 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (8.55%) Windows Vista
11 24 (7.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (5.31%) Android
12 18 (5.31%) Windows 2000
13 16 (4.72%) Solaris
14 14 (4.13%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.47%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.59%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (25.07%) ITIL
2 54 (15.93%) Migration
3 46 (13.57%) Time Management
4 33 (9.73%) Service Management
5 20 (5.90%) Break/Fix
5 20 (5.90%) Incident Management
5 20 (5.90%) Service Delivery
6 15 (4.42%) DevOps
6 15 (4.42%) ITSM
7 14 (4.13%) Change Management
7 14 (4.13%) Problem Management
8 13 (3.83%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 11 (3.24%) Performance Management
9 11 (3.24%) PRINCE2
10 9 (2.65%) Data Protection
11 8 (2.36%) Information Security
12 7 (2.06%) Feasibility Study
12 7 (2.06%) Patch Management
13 6 (1.77%) Coaching
13 6 (1.77%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 40 (11.80%) SQL
2 27 (7.96%) PL/SQL
3 21 (6.19%) Java
4 15 (4.42%) Korn
4 15 (4.42%) Perl
5 14 (4.13%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.06%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.47%) VB
7 5 (1.47%) VBScript
8 2 (0.59%) REXX
8 2 (0.59%) Tcl
9 1 (0.29%) PHP
9 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (12.98%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (6.49%) DV Cleared
4 20 (5.90%) SC Cleared
5 13 (3.83%) MCP
6 8 (2.36%) MCSA
7 7 (2.06%) A+ Certification
7 7 (2.06%) Degree
7 7 (2.06%) HNC
7 7 (2.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (2.06%) PMP
8 6 (1.77%) CCNA
8 6 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.47%) MCSE
10 4 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.88%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.59%) CCA
12 2 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.01%) SLA
2 6 (1.77%) GMP
3 5 (1.47%) PMO
4 4 (1.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (1.18%) GAMP
4 4 (1.18%) GxP
5 1 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 182 (53.69%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.19%) NFS
4 9 (2.65%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.65%) vSphere
5 5 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.18%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.88%) XenApp
8 2 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.59%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.29%) Firmware
9 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (11.80%) SCCM
2 20 (5.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (5.01%) NetBackup
3 17 (5.01%) Netcool
4 10 (2.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (2.06%) DameWare
6 4 (1.18%) SCOM
6 4 (1.18%) ThinApp
6 4 (1.18%) WSUS
7 3 (0.88%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.88%) Ansible
8 2 (0.59%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.59%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (0.59%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.29%) Nagios
9 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.29%) OVSD
9 1 (0.29%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 142 (41.89%) Microsoft
2 63 (18.58%) HP
3 45 (13.27%) Oracle
4 37 (10.91%) Apple
5 35 (10.32%) Cisco
6 30 (8.85%) Citrix
6 30 (8.85%) VMware
7 23 (6.78%) Red Hat
8 19 (5.60%) Dell
8 19 (5.60%) McAfee
9 14 (4.13%) Veritas
10 13 (3.83%) Remedy
11 11 (3.24%) Lotus
12 6 (1.77%) Bloomberg
13 5 (1.47%) LANDesk
14 4 (1.18%) Avaya
14 4 (1.18%) Compaq
14 4 (1.18%) FactSet
14 4 (1.18%) Symantec
14 4 (1.18%) Wonderware