Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 567 492 507
Rank change year-on-year -75 +15 -160
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 274 447 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.47% 2.08% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 135 132
UK median daily rate £151 £170 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.47% +3.03% -10.81%
10th Percentile £106 £113 £119
90th Percentile £388 £431 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £175 £165
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -13.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 234 154
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £12.60 £13.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -8.32% -1.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.95 £17.50 £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £13.87
% change year-on-year +4.00% -9.88% -0.47%

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 18,679 21,504 19,636
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.12% 20.75% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,758 13,453 12,373
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £156 £180 £199
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,189 1,464 1,142
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -6.06%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 -76 230 £170 +3.03% 69
UK excluding London -80 223 £175 - 66
South East +15 48 £196 +12.14% 20
London +16 46 £140 -17.65% 6
East of England -9 40 £160 +24.27% 6
South West -16 34 £140 -56.92% 6
North of England -25 33 £350 +133.33% 15
Midlands -24 29 £150 +15.38% 16
Scotland +16 22 £298 +29.35% 2
North West -16 18 £350 +143.48% 11
West Midlands +5 15 £229 +52.50% 9
Yorkshire +12 14 £188 -43.18% 3
East Midlands -2 14 £120 -5.88% 7
Wales -1 12 £140 -56.25% 1
Northern Ireland +13 6 - -
North East +18 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 274 (100.00%) Windows
2 146 (53.28%) Windows 7
3 142 (51.82%) Microsoft
4 137 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 136 (49.64%) Windows 10
6 103 (37.59%) Migration
7 84 (30.66%) Time Management
8 68 (24.82%) Microsoft Office
9 64 (23.36%) Break/Fix
10 61 (22.26%) Windows 8
11 59 (21.53%) Office 365
12 44 (16.06%) Windows Server 2003
13 33 (12.04%) Apple
14 30 (10.95%) SCCM
14 30 (10.95%) Windows Server 2008
15 29 (10.58%) ITIL
16 28 (10.22%) Windows Server
17 27 (9.85%) MS Exchange
17 27 (9.85%) VMware
18 26 (9.49%) Firewall
18 26 (9.49%) Windows Server 2012
19 22 (8.03%) VPN
19 22 (8.03%) Security Cleared
20 21 (7.66%) Cisco
21 19 (6.93%) HP
22 18 (6.57%) Remote Desktop
22 18 (6.57%) Microsoft Azure
22 18 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
23 17 (6.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 17 (6.20%) SLA

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 27 (9.85%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.28%) Skype for Business
4 7 (2.55%) IBM Notes
5 6 (2.19%) Confluence
5 6 (2.19%) SAS
6 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.73%) IIS
7 2 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.36%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 68 (24.82%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (6.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (4.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (3.28%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.09%) Acrobat
5 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (2.19%) assyst
3 1 (0.36%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 59 (21.53%) Office 365
2 18 (6.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.73%) Dropbox
5 2 (0.73%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.49%) Firewall
2 22 (8.03%) VPN
3 18 (6.57%) Remote Desktop
4 13 (4.74%) TCP/IP
5 12 (4.38%) DHCP
5 12 (4.38%) Internet
6 8 (2.92%) DNS
6 8 (2.92%) WAN
7 7 (2.55%) VoIP
7 7 (2.55%) Wireless
8 6 (2.19%) MPLS
8 6 (2.19%) WebEx
9 5 (1.82%) Intranet
9 5 (1.82%) LAN
9 5 (1.82%) Skype
9 5 (1.82%) VLAN
9 5 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.09%) NaaS
11 3 (1.09%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (2.19%) JIRA
2 5 (1.82%) MSI
3 3 (1.09%) AdminStudio
3 3 (1.09%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.73%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.73%) Hudson
4 2 (0.73%) Subversion
4 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.36%) InstallShield
General
1 8 (2.92%) Finance
2 7 (2.55%) Legal
3 5 (1.82%) Law
4 3 (1.09%) Billing
4 3 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.09%) Retail
5 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.73%) Multimedia
5 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.36%) French Language
Job Titles
1 62 (22.63%) Desktop Support
2 56 (20.44%) Desktop Engineer
3 47 (17.15%) Support Engineer
4 44 (16.06%) Analyst
5 35 (12.77%) Windows Engineer
6 32 (11.68%) Deployment Engineer
7 25 (9.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 24 (8.76%) Service Analyst
9 23 (8.39%) Support Analyst
10 22 (8.03%) IT Support
10 22 (8.03%) Windows Deployment Engineer
11 19 (6.93%) 2nd Line Support
11 19 (6.93%) IT Engineer
12 18 (6.57%) Service Desk Analyst
13 14 (5.11%) 1st Line Support
13 14 (5.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 13 (4.74%) IT Support Engineer
15 11 (4.01%) Applications Packager
16 10 (3.65%) Senior Desktop Engineer
17 9 (3.28%) Senior Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.82%) XML
2 3 (1.09%) JDBC
2 3 (1.09%) OCX
2 3 (1.09%) ODBC
3 2 (0.73%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.36%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.47%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.28%) NHS
4 7 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.46%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.46%) Replication
5 4 (1.46%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.09%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.09%) iPad
6 3 (1.09%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.73%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.73%) PDA
7 2 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.36%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.36%) Clustering
8 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.36%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.36%) iPhone
8 1 (0.36%) Life Science
8 1 (0.36%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 274 (100.00%) Windows
2 146 (53.28%) Windows 7
3 136 (49.64%) Windows 10
4 61 (22.26%) Windows 8
5 44 (16.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (10.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (10.22%) Windows Server
8 26 (9.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (4.74%) Windows Vista
10 10 (3.65%) Windows 2000
11 8 (2.92%) Linux
12 6 (2.19%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (1.82%) Windows NT
14 3 (1.09%) Android
14 3 (1.09%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.36%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.36%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (37.59%) Migration
2 84 (30.66%) Time Management
3 64 (23.36%) Break/Fix
4 29 (10.58%) ITIL
5 17 (6.20%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (5.47%) Problem Management
7 14 (5.11%) Service Delivery
8 13 (4.74%) Risk Management
9 12 (4.38%) Application Packaging
10 10 (3.65%) ITSM
11 8 (2.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (2.92%) Service Management
11 8 (2.92%) Software Deployment
12 7 (2.55%) Cybersecurity
12 7 (2.55%) Infrastructure Management
13 6 (2.19%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (2.19%) Asset Management
13 6 (2.19%) Information Security
13 6 (2.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (1.82%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.01%) PowerShell
2 9 (3.28%) SQL
3 7 (2.55%) Java
4 4 (1.46%) VB
4 4 (1.46%) VBScript
5 3 (1.09%) C#
6 1 (0.36%) C
6 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (8.03%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (5.47%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.92%) MCSA
4 7 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.19%) CCNA
6 5 (1.82%) MCITP
7 4 (1.46%) MCP
7 4 (1.46%) MCSE
8 3 (1.09%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.09%) HNC
8 3 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.73%) Degree
9 2 (0.73%) HND
10 1 (0.36%) CCNP
10 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.36%) MCTS
10 1 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.20%) SLA
2 7 (2.55%) QA
3 3 (1.09%) PMO
4 1 (0.36%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
System Software
1 137 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.38%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.82%) XenApp
6 4 (1.46%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.46%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.09%) NDS
7 3 (1.09%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 3 (1.09%) Terminal Server
7 3 (1.09%) vSphere
8 2 (0.73%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.36%) Firmware
9 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (10.95%) SCCM
2 7 (2.55%) SCOM
3 6 (2.19%) WSUS
4 4 (1.46%) OpenView
4 4 (1.46%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.73%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.36%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.36%) Netcool
7 1 (0.36%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.36%) Netcool/Webtop
7 1 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 142 (51.82%) Microsoft
2 33 (12.04%) Apple
3 27 (9.85%) VMware
4 21 (7.66%) Cisco
5 19 (6.93%) HP
6 16 (5.84%) Remedy
7 11 (4.01%) Citrix
8 8 (2.92%) Adobe
9 7 (2.55%) Lotus
9 7 (2.55%) Trend Micro
10 6 (2.19%) Ivanti
10 6 (2.19%) McAfee
10 6 (2.19%) Novell
10 6 (2.19%) Oracle
10 6 (2.19%) Symantec
11 5 (1.82%) Mitel
11 5 (1.82%) Sony
12 4 (1.46%) EMC
12 4 (1.46%) NetApp
12 4 (1.46%) Peregrine