Period
to 12 May 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 12 May 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
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 610 477 566
Rank change year-on-year -133 +89 -36
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 65 174 298
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.73% 1.70% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 79 132
10th Percentile £217 £120 £105
25th Percentile £390 £125 £117
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £210 £145
Median % change year-on-year +120.24% +44.83% -7.94%
75th Percentile £488 £481 £301
90th Percentile £498 £530 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £210 £145
% change year-on-year +88.10% +44.83% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 55 132
10th Percentile " £11.07 £11.02
25th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.34% +11.54% -
75th Percentile £16.00 £17.83 £16.00
90th Percentile £59.50 £19.80 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -

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 8,854 10,253 18,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.73% 20.07% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,815 6,639 12,017
10th Percentile £185 £140 £158
25th Percentile £336 £256 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £430
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
75th Percentile £544 £525 £538
90th Percentile £638 £609 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 445 779 1,075
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.63 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.98 £13.82 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.95
Median % change year-on-year +1.54% +3.24% +2.73%
75th Percentile £44.00 £23.22 £31.25
90th Percentile £58.71 £47.83 £48.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year -2.94% +7.19% +2.32%

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 12 May 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 12 May 2021.

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 12 May 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 -79 53 £463 +184.62% 9
UK excluding London -32 49 £395 +88.10% 7
North of England +39 21 £250 -20.63% 3
North West +33 18 £250 +78.57% 3
Work from Home -245 18 £463 -
South East +25 10 £398 +200.00% 2
East of England +4 9 £208 +23.51% 1
London -58 4 £463 +95.77% 2
Midlands -9 3 £250 +78.57% 1
Yorkshire +22 2 - -
East Midlands +9 2 - -
Wales +8 2 - -
Northern Ireland +4 2 - -
Scotland -32 2 £438 -7.89%
North East +15 1 - -
West Midlands 0 1 £250 - 1

For the 6 months to 12 May 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 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (63.08%) Active Directory
3 37 (56.92%) Windows 10
4 29 (44.62%) Security Cleared
4 29 (44.62%) MS Exchange
5 28 (43.08%) SharePoint
5 28 (43.08%) VMware
5 28 (43.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 27 (41.54%) Microsoft 365
6 27 (41.54%) Clustering
7 24 (36.92%) Linux
7 24 (36.92%) Windows Server
8 23 (35.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (35.38%) Azure
8 23 (35.38%) DNS
8 23 (35.38%) Red Hat
9 22 (33.85%) EMC
9 22 (33.85%) Middleware
9 22 (33.85%) SQL Server
9 22 (33.85%) IIS
9 22 (33.85%) SCCM
9 22 (33.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (33.85%) Microsoft Intune
9 22 (33.85%) WAAS
9 22 (33.85%) EMC VNX
9 22 (33.85%) IBM BigFix
9 22 (33.85%) Microsoft Clustering
10 20 (30.77%) SC Cleared
11 18 (27.69%) Problem-Solving
11 18 (27.69%) Analytical Skills

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 29 (44.62%) MS Exchange
2 28 (43.08%) SharePoint
3 22 (33.85%) IIS
4 5 (7.69%) MS Project Server
5 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.08%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 27 (41.54%) Microsoft 365
2 23 (35.38%) Azure
3 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.54%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (35.38%) DNS
2 22 (33.85%) WAAS
3 3 (4.62%) Firewall
3 3 (4.62%) VPN
4 2 (3.08%) Internet
4 2 (3.08%) LAN
4 2 (3.08%) Network Security
4 2 (3.08%) WAN
5 1 (1.54%) DHCP
5 1 (1.54%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.54%) HTTP
5 1 (1.54%) SSL
5 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (33.85%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (27.69%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (24.62%) Social Skills
3 11 (16.92%) Public Sector
4 5 (7.69%) Documentation Skills
5 4 (6.15%) Finance
6 2 (3.08%) Banking
6 2 (3.08%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.54%) Law
7 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.54%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 20 (30.77%) Architect
2 16 (24.62%) Technical Architect
3 11 (16.92%) Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Field Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Field Hardware Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Hardware Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Printer Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Build Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Computer Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.85%) Middleware
2 2 (3.08%) .NET
3 1 (1.54%) EJB
3 1 (1.54%) HTML
3 1 (1.54%) JAAS
3 1 (1.54%) Java EE
3 1 (1.54%) JDBC
3 1 (1.54%) JMS
3 1 (1.54%) JNDI
3 1 (1.54%) JSP
3 1 (1.54%) JTA
3 1 (1.54%) Servlets
3 1 (1.54%) SOAP
3 1 (1.54%) UDDI
3 1 (1.54%) Web Services
3 1 (1.54%) WSDL
3 1 (1.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (41.54%) Clustering
2 22 (33.85%) EMC VNX
3 5 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.62%) iPhone
5 2 (3.08%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 65 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (56.92%) Windows 10
3 24 (36.92%) Linux
3 24 (36.92%) Windows Server
4 23 (35.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (33.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (21.54%) Windows 7
7 6 (9.23%) Windows 8
7 6 (9.23%) Windows Vista
8 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (4.62%) Windows 2000
10 2 (3.08%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.54%) AIX
11 1 (1.54%) HPUX
11 1 (1.54%) NetWare
11 1 (1.54%) OS/400
11 1 (1.54%) Solaris
11 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.54%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (26.15%) Break/Fix
3 15 (23.08%) Migration
4 13 (20.00%) Time Management
5 11 (16.92%) Incident Management
6 6 (9.23%) ITIL
7 5 (7.69%) Coaching
7 5 (7.69%) Integration Testing
7 5 (7.69%) Preventative Maintenance
8 4 (6.15%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.62%) Change Management
10 2 (3.08%) DevOps
10 2 (3.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (3.08%) Inventory Management
10 2 (3.08%) Network Management
10 2 (3.08%) Software Engineering
11 1 (1.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 1 (1.54%) Infrastructure Management
11 1 (1.54%) Inventory Control
11 1 (1.54%) Malware Detection/Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
1 4 (6.15%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.08%) C
2 2 (3.08%) C#
3 1 (1.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (44.62%) Security Cleared
2 20 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.77%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.15%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (4.62%) DBS Check
5 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.54%) CCNA
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.54%) MCITP
7 1 (1.54%) MCSA
System Software
1 41 (63.08%) Active Directory
2 28 (43.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.23%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (33.85%) IBM BigFix
1 22 (33.85%) Microsoft Clustering
1 22 (33.85%) Microsoft Intune
1 22 (33.85%) SCCM
2 4 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.54%) OpenView
3 1 (1.54%) OVSD
3 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (43.08%) VMware
2 23 (35.38%) Red Hat
3 22 (33.85%) EMC
4 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.69%) Citrix
6 4 (6.15%) Borland
6 4 (6.15%) Lumension
6 4 (6.15%) Oracle
7 3 (4.62%) Cisco
7 3 (4.62%) Samsung
8 2 (3.08%) Lotus
9 1 (1.54%) 3Com
9 1 (1.54%) Adobe
9 1 (1.54%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.54%) Compaq
9 1 (1.54%) HP
9 1 (1.54%) IBM
9 1 (1.54%) Polycom
9 1 (1.54%) Reuters