Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 513 448 276
Rank change year-on-year -65 -172 -114
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 403 454 975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.49% 0.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.92% 2.37% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 211 444
UK median daily rate £175 £235 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.74% +27.03% +4.96%
10th Percentile £108 £115 £108
90th Percentile £404 £400 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £168 £265 £200
% change year-on-year -36.79% +32.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 133 230
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £18.70 £16.98 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £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 21,033 19,172 23,187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.68% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,359 12,135 14,204
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £181 £200 £194
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,291 1,192 1,515
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -3.88% +6.45%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -66 359 £168 -21.18% 73
UK excluding London -34 302 £168 -36.79% 61
London -62 97 £180 +10.77% 14
South East -30 70 £138 -8.00% 9
North of England -45 70 £161 -50.38% 22
East of England +10 47 £123 -61.57% 9
Midlands -3 46 £200 +60.00% 14
North West -27 34 £136 -58.08% 11
South West +14 29 £325 +170.83% 5
Yorkshire -6 28 £185 -19.13% 11
Scotland -30 28 £230 -41.03% 1
West Midlands +13 26 £325 +140.74% 6
East Midlands -6 19 £128 +2.00% 8
Wales -9 12 £325 -10.34% 1
North East -8 8 £125 -62.69%

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 403 (100.00%) Windows
2 226 (56.08%) Active Directory
3 218 (54.09%) Microsoft
4 190 (47.15%) Windows 7
5 156 (38.71%) Windows 10
6 135 (33.50%) Migration
7 116 (28.78%) Microsoft Office
8 114 (28.29%) Time Management
9 85 (21.09%) Windows Server
10 78 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 74 (18.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 68 (16.87%) Break/Fix
13 66 (16.38%) MS Exchange
14 58 (14.39%) ITIL
15 57 (14.14%) VMware
16 56 (13.90%) Apple
16 56 (13.90%) Security Cleared
17 54 (13.40%) Windows 8
18 52 (12.90%) HP
19 49 (12.16%) SCCM
20 47 (11.66%) Office 365
21 46 (11.41%) VPN
21 46 (11.41%) DNS
22 44 (10.92%) Windows Server 2012
23 43 (10.67%) Citrix
23 43 (10.67%) Finance
24 42 (10.42%) LAN
24 42 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
25 40 (9.93%) SC Cleared
26 34 (8.44%) WAN

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 66 (16.38%) MS Exchange
2 24 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (3.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (2.98%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.73%) IBM Notes
6 11 (2.73%) IIS
7 9 (2.23%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 116 (28.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.50%) S-PLUS
4 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Bankmaster
1 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.25%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 47 (11.66%) Office 365
2 8 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.24%) SaaS
4 3 (0.74%) IaaS
4 3 (0.74%) PaaS
5 2 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.50%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (11.41%) DNS
1 46 (11.41%) VPN
2 42 (10.42%) LAN
3 34 (8.44%) WAN
4 33 (8.19%) DHCP
4 33 (8.19%) Internet
5 30 (7.44%) TCP/IP
6 23 (5.71%) Firewall
7 18 (4.47%) SAN
8 11 (2.73%) IP Telephony
8 11 (2.73%) Skype
8 11 (2.73%) VoIP
9 10 (2.48%) VLAN
9 10 (2.48%) Wireless
10 8 (1.99%) DMZ
10 8 (1.99%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (1.49%) Intranet
12 4 (0.99%) ADSL
12 4 (0.99%) Network Security
12 4 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (2.23%) TestDirector
2 8 (1.99%) HP UFT
2 8 (1.99%) WinRunner
3 5 (1.24%) StarTeam
4 4 (0.99%) MSI
5 2 (0.50%) AdminStudio
General
1 43 (10.67%) Finance
2 19 (4.71%) Retail
3 13 (3.23%) Banking
4 12 (2.98%) Manufacturing
5 10 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.24%) Legal
7 4 (0.99%) French Language
8 3 (0.74%) German Language
9 1 (0.25%) Front Office
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 140 (34.74%) Desktop Support
2 113 (28.04%) Support Engineer
3 108 (26.80%) Desktop Engineer
4 103 (25.56%) Analyst
5 70 (17.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 51 (12.66%) Service Analyst
7 50 (12.41%) Service Desk Analyst
8 35 (8.68%) 2nd Line Support
9 33 (8.19%) Support Analyst
10 25 (6.20%) 1st Line Support
10 25 (6.20%) Senior Desktop Engineer
11 20 (4.96%) IT Support
12 17 (4.22%) IT Analyst
12 17 (4.22%) IT Engineer
12 17 (4.22%) Senior Desktop Support
13 16 (3.97%) Senior Support Engineer
13 16 (3.97%) Service Desk Support
14 14 (3.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 13 (3.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 13 (3.23%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.49%) Web Services
2 4 (0.99%) XML
3 3 (0.74%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.94%) Blackberry
2 28 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.22%) Clustering
4 15 (3.72%) iPad
5 14 (3.47%) NHS
6 12 (2.98%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.48%) Fat Client
7 10 (2.48%) PDA
7 10 (2.48%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.99%) Data Centre
9 7 (1.74%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.74%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.49%) iPhone
10 6 (1.49%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.99%) AS400
11 4 (0.99%) SCADA
12 3 (0.74%) Analytical Mindset
12 3 (0.74%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 403 (100.00%) Windows
2 190 (47.15%) Windows 7
3 156 (38.71%) Windows 10
4 85 (21.09%) Windows Server
5 78 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 74 (18.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 54 (13.40%) Windows 8
8 44 (10.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (7.94%) Windows Vista
10 29 (7.20%) Windows 2000
11 28 (6.95%) Unix
12 21 (5.21%) AIX
12 21 (5.21%) Linux
13 20 (4.96%) Solaris
14 12 (2.98%) Android
15 11 (2.73%) Apple iOS
16 10 (2.48%) Windows NT
17 8 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 7 (1.74%) Mac OS X
18 7 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (33.50%) Migration
2 114 (28.29%) Time Management
3 68 (16.87%) Break/Fix
4 58 (14.39%) ITIL
5 42 (10.42%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (5.46%) Service Delivery
7 20 (4.96%) Service Management
8 18 (4.47%) Change Management
9 12 (2.98%) ITSM
9 12 (2.98%) PRINCE2
9 12 (2.98%) Software Testing
10 10 (2.48%) Incident Management
10 10 (2.48%) Problem Management
11 8 (1.99%) Application Packaging
11 8 (1.99%) Asset Management
11 8 (1.99%) Performance Management
11 8 (1.99%) Test Automation
12 7 (1.74%) Data Protection
12 7 (1.74%) Information Security
12 7 (1.74%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 27 (6.70%) PowerShell
2 23 (5.71%) SQL
3 9 (2.23%) VBScript
4 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.50%) VB
5 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.25%) C
5 1 (0.25%) Java
5 1 (0.25%) Perl
5 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 56 (13.90%) Security Cleared
2 40 (9.93%) SC Cleared
3 33 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (4.22%) MCSA
5 16 (3.97%) DV Cleared
6 14 (3.47%) MCP
7 12 (2.98%) MCSE
8 10 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (1.99%) HNC
9 8 (1.99%) ISTQB
9 8 (1.99%) PMP
10 7 (1.74%) CCNA
10 7 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.74%) Degree
10 7 (1.74%) MCITP
10 7 (1.74%) MCTS
11 4 (0.99%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.99%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.50%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.96%) SLA
2 7 (1.74%) PMO
3 6 (1.49%) GMP
4 4 (0.99%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (0.99%) GAMP
4 4 (0.99%) GxP
4 4 (0.99%) QA
5 1 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 226 (56.08%) Active Directory
2 32 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (3.97%) vSphere
6 7 (1.74%) XenApp
7 6 (1.49%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.74%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.50%) XenServer
11 1 (0.25%) Firmware
11 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 49 (12.16%) SCCM
2 15 (3.72%) Netcool
3 13 (3.23%) OpenView
3 13 (3.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (3.23%) OVSD
4 11 (2.73%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
5 8 (1.99%) WSUS
6 7 (1.74%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.49%) SCOM
8 4 (0.99%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.74%) DameWare
9 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (0.74%) SCSM
10 2 (0.50%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.50%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.50%) HP ALM
10 2 (0.50%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 218 (54.09%) Microsoft
2 57 (14.14%) VMware
3 56 (13.90%) Apple
4 52 (12.90%) HP
5 43 (10.67%) Citrix
6 30 (7.44%) Cisco
7 22 (5.46%) McAfee
8 12 (2.98%) Veritas
9 11 (2.73%) Lotus
9 11 (2.73%) Symantec
10 9 (2.23%) Ivanti
11 8 (1.99%) Remedy
12 7 (1.74%) IBM
13 6 (1.49%) Dell
13 6 (1.49%) EMC
13 6 (1.49%) Hitachi
13 6 (1.49%) Oracle
13 6 (1.49%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.49%) Sun
14 5 (1.24%) Borland