Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 506 529 366
Rank change year-on-year +23 -163 -163
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 435 354 739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.37% 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.05% 1.77% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 121 288
UK median daily rate £175 £165 £186
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -11.41% +6.43%
10th Percentile £113 £110 £106
90th Percentile £463 £375 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £165 £198
% change year-on-year +6.06% -16.46% +9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 146 187
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +2.19% -3.52%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £17.75 £17.50 £22.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -10.71% +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 21,229 19,947 24,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.81% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,190 12,539 15,245
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £190 £209
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,482 1,134 1,275
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +3.13%

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 21 August 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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 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 +32 372 £173 +4.55% 35
UK excluding London +30 348 £175 +6.06% 30
North of England +8 87 £170 -8.11% 10
London -21 76 £175 +11.11% 7
South East -41 67 £175 +16.67% 11
Midlands +11 66 £128 -1.92%
North West +19 60 £158 +21.15% 3
East of England +20 48 £128 -63.57% 4
East Midlands +7 39 £128 +2.00%
Scotland -23 32 £248 -2.46%
West Midlands -14 28 £122 -18.67%
South West -6 27 £325 +96.97% 3
Yorkshire -6 25 £284 +86.07% 6
Wales -16 19 £318 +111.67% 1
North East -18 3 - - 1
Northern Ireland +31 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 435 (100.00%) Windows
2 262 (60.23%) Active Directory
3 261 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 232 (53.33%) Windows 7
5 216 (49.66%) Windows 10
6 166 (38.16%) Migration
7 146 (33.56%) Time Management
8 118 (27.13%) Microsoft Office
9 97 (22.30%) Break/Fix
10 77 (17.70%) VMware
11 71 (16.32%) Citrix
12 70 (16.09%) Windows Server
13 58 (13.33%) SCCM
14 55 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
14 55 (12.64%) VPN
14 55 (12.64%) Apple
15 53 (12.18%) Windows Server 2003
15 53 (12.18%) HP
15 53 (12.18%) ITIL
16 52 (11.95%) Office 365
17 51 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
18 49 (11.26%) MS Exchange
19 44 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
20 42 (9.66%) Windows 8
20 42 (9.66%) Unix
20 42 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
21 41 (9.43%) Finance
22 40 (9.20%) AIX
22 40 (9.20%) DNS
22 40 (9.20%) Hyper-V

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 49 (11.26%) MS Exchange
2 26 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2003
4 15 (3.45%) IIS
5 14 (3.22%) Skype for Business
6 13 (2.99%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.38%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.69%) Apache
9 3 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.46%) Live Communications Server
10 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.23%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 118 (27.13%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.23%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 52 (11.95%) Office 365
2 22 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.91%) IaaS
3 17 (3.91%) PaaS
4 15 (3.45%) SaaS
5 4 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (12.64%) VPN
2 40 (9.20%) DNS
3 32 (7.36%) Internet
3 32 (7.36%) SAN
4 29 (6.67%) DHCP
5 27 (6.21%) Firewall
6 18 (4.14%) LAN
7 17 (3.91%) Wireless
8 14 (3.22%) WAN
9 13 (2.99%) Skype
9 13 (2.99%) TCP/IP
10 11 (2.53%) VLAN
11 10 (2.30%) DMZ
12 8 (1.84%) VoIP
12 8 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (1.15%) ADSL
14 5 (1.15%) IP Telephony
14 5 (1.15%) Network Security
15 4 (0.92%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.69%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.46%) MS Access
6 1 (0.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (2.53%) TestDirector
2 9 (2.07%) HP UFT
2 9 (2.07%) WinRunner
3 6 (1.38%) MSI
4 2 (0.46%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 41 (9.43%) Finance
2 21 (4.83%) Retail
3 19 (4.37%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.22%) Banking
5 13 (2.99%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.07%) Games
7 4 (0.92%) Advertising
7 4 (0.92%) Electronics
7 4 (0.92%) French Language
7 4 (0.92%) Marketing
8 3 (0.69%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.46%) German Language
9 2 (0.46%) Law
9 2 (0.46%) Mandarin Language
9 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.46%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Military
10 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 171 (39.31%) Desktop Support
2 103 (23.68%) Desktop Engineer
3 101 (23.22%) Analyst
4 80 (18.39%) Support Engineer
5 52 (11.95%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 50 (11.49%) Service Analyst
6 50 (11.49%) Service Desk Analyst
7 46 (10.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 39 (8.97%) Support Analyst
9 36 (8.28%) IT Support
10 27 (6.21%) Senior Desktop Engineer
11 24 (5.52%) Architect
12 23 (5.29%) Deployment Engineer
13 22 (5.06%) IT Engineer
14 21 (4.83%) IT Analyst
15 20 (4.60%) Senior Desktop Support
16 18 (4.14%) Mobile Engineer
17 17 (3.91%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
18 16 (3.68%) Infrastructure Architect
19 15 (3.45%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.22%) Middleware
2 10 (2.30%) Web Services
3 3 (0.69%) JSON
3 3 (0.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.23%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.13%) Blackberry
3 19 (4.37%) Driving Licence
4 17 (3.91%) NHS
5 13 (2.99%) Clustering
5 13 (2.99%) Fat Client
5 13 (2.99%) Thin Client
6 12 (2.76%) PDA
7 10 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.07%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.38%) iPad
9 6 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.15%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (1.15%) iPhone
10 5 (1.15%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.92%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.92%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.69%) Replication
13 2 (0.46%) AS400
13 2 (0.46%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 435 (100.00%) Windows
2 232 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 216 (49.66%) Windows 10
4 70 (16.09%) Windows Server
5 55 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (12.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (9.66%) Unix
7 42 (9.66%) Windows 8
8 40 (9.20%) AIX
9 37 (8.51%) Linux
10 36 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (6.44%) Windows 2000
12 26 (5.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 23 (5.29%) Windows Vista
14 22 (5.06%) Solaris
15 16 (3.68%) Apple iOS
16 15 (3.45%) Windows NT
17 10 (2.30%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 9 (2.07%) Mac OS X
19 7 (1.61%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (38.16%) Migration
2 146 (33.56%) Time Management
3 97 (22.30%) Break/Fix
4 53 (12.18%) ITIL
5 51 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (5.75%) Change Management
7 20 (4.60%) Service Management
8 16 (3.68%) Application Packaging
9 15 (3.45%) Network Design
10 13 (2.99%) Software Testing
11 10 (2.30%) Asset Management
11 10 (2.30%) Customer Requirements
11 10 (2.30%) PRINCE2
12 9 (2.07%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (2.07%) CRM
12 9 (2.07%) Problem Management
12 9 (2.07%) Test Automation
12 9 (2.07%) Test Scripting
13 8 (1.84%) Service Delivery
13 8 (1.84%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.36%) SQL
2 27 (6.21%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.53%) VB
4 5 (1.15%) VBScript
5 2 (0.46%) C
6 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.23%) Perl
6 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 42 (9.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (7.82%) Security Cleared
3 33 (7.59%) MCSA
4 28 (6.44%) SC Cleared
5 27 (6.21%) MCSE
6 22 (5.06%) MCP
7 17 (3.91%) MCTS
8 9 (2.07%) ISTQB
8 9 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (1.84%) MCITP
10 7 (1.61%) HNC
11 6 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.15%) CCNA
12 5 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.15%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.92%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.92%) MCDST
14 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.23%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.21%) SLA
2 7 (1.61%) QA
3 5 (1.15%) PMO
4 1 (0.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 262 (60.23%) Active Directory
2 44 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (9.20%) Hyper-V
4 20 (4.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (4.37%) XenApp
6 16 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (3.22%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (1.61%) vSphere
9 6 (1.38%) BitLocker
10 5 (1.15%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.92%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.69%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.46%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 58 (13.33%) SCCM
2 14 (3.22%) Data Guard
3 12 (2.76%) NetBackup
3 12 (2.76%) Netcool
4 10 (2.30%) OpenView
4 10 (2.30%) OVSD
5 9 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (1.84%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (1.61%) SCOM
8 5 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (1.15%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (1.15%) vMotion
8 5 (1.15%) vRealize
8 5 (1.15%) WSUS
9 4 (0.92%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.69%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.69%) SCSM
10 3 (0.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 261 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 77 (17.70%) VMware
3 71 (16.32%) Citrix
4 55 (12.64%) Apple
5 53 (12.18%) HP
6 26 (5.98%) IBM
7 25 (5.75%) Red Hat
8 21 (4.83%) Cisco
9 19 (4.37%) Oracle
10 17 (3.91%) Altiris
10 17 (3.91%) Veritas
11 16 (3.68%) McAfee
12 15 (3.45%) Symantec
13 14 (3.22%) 3PAR
14 12 (2.76%) EMC
14 12 (2.76%) Hitachi
15 10 (2.30%) Sun
16 9 (2.07%) Palo Alto
16 9 (2.07%) ServiceNow
16 9 (2.07%) Xerox