Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 499 339 190
Rank change year-on-year -160 -149 -116
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 372 768 1480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.70% 1.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.89% 3.12% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 303 582
UK median daily rate £165 £180 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £119 £105 £103
90th Percentile £400 £357 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £189 £180
% change year-on-year -12.58% +4.86% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 195 470
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £13.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -1.07% -0.28%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.28 £10.00
90th Percentile £17.50 £21.34 £20.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +3.70% - -3.57%

Windows XP is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 19676 24589 24681
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.66% 22.34% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 12415 15458 14290
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.88%
10th Percentile £195 £210 £181
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1136 1323 1946
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.10% +1.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.53 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -6.06% +4.10% +2.26%

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 July 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 20 July 2017.

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 20 July 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 -142 320 £150 -14.29% 48
UK excluding London -87 293 £165 -12.58% 39
South East -21 93 £145 -25.16% 9
London -72 73 £155 -11.43% 10
North of England -8 64 £185 +5.71% 14
Midlands -45 40 £125 -9.09% 7
North West -3 32 £120 -31.43% 10
Scotland +13 30 £400 +56.86% 1
East of England -17 28 £350 +105.88% 7
East Midlands -37 25 £125 +12.61% 2
South West -10 22 £120 -41.46% 1
North East +37 17 £310 +9.73%
Yorkshire +6 15 £153 +22.00% 4
Wales -9 15 £150 +14.29%
West Midlands -4 14 £140 -0.88% 5
Northern Ireland -42 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 372 (100.00%) Windows
2 221 (59.41%) Active Directory
3 214 (57.53%) Microsoft
4 184 (49.46%) Windows 7
5 153 (41.13%) Microsoft Office
6 82 (22.04%) Windows 10
7 75 (20.16%) Windows Server
7 75 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 73 (19.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 70 (18.82%) Migration
10 68 (18.28%) ITIL
11 62 (16.67%) Citrix
12 56 (15.05%) Windows 8
13 54 (14.52%) DNS
14 53 (14.25%) MS Exchange
15 50 (13.44%) Windows Server 2012
16 49 (13.17%) Security Cleared
17 47 (12.63%) LAN
18 44 (11.83%) SQL
18 44 (11.83%) Time Management
19 42 (11.29%) WAN
20 40 (10.75%) Blackberry
21 39 (10.48%) Office 365
22 38 (10.22%) Linux
23 37 (9.95%) TCP/IP
24 35 (9.41%) VPN
24 35 (9.41%) DHCP
24 35 (9.41%) HP
25 34 (9.14%) PowerShell
25 34 (9.14%) SCCM

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 53 (14.25%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2003
2 26 (6.99%) IBM Notes
3 25 (6.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 24 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (6.45%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.23%) WebLogic
6 10 (2.69%) JBoss
7 7 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.88%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.34%) Apache
9 5 (1.34%) IIS
9 5 (1.34%) Live Communications Server
9 5 (1.34%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (1.34%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.81%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 153 (41.13%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.54%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.27%) assyst
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.48%) Office 365
2 6 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (1.08%) SaaS
4 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 54 (14.52%) DNS
2 47 (12.63%) LAN
3 42 (11.29%) WAN
4 37 (9.95%) TCP/IP
5 35 (9.41%) DHCP
5 35 (9.41%) VPN
6 20 (5.38%) Firewall
7 15 (4.03%) HTTP
8 14 (3.76%) HTTPS
8 14 (3.76%) Remote Desktop
8 14 (3.76%) SSL
9 13 (3.49%) Wireless
10 12 (3.23%) LDAP
10 12 (3.23%) OpenLDAP
10 12 (3.23%) SSH
11 9 (2.42%) 3G
11 9 (2.42%) Internet
11 9 (2.42%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.88%) SAN
13 5 (1.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.88%) MS Access
3 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (4.57%) MSI
2 4 (1.08%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.54%) JIRA
3 2 (0.54%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.27%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.27%) Subversion
4 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (8.33%) Finance
2 11 (2.96%) Legal
3 7 (1.88%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.34%) Banking
4 5 (1.34%) Law
5 4 (1.08%) Back Office
5 4 (1.08%) Front Office
6 3 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.81%) Publishing
7 2 (0.54%) Advertising
7 2 (0.54%) Japanese Language
7 2 (0.54%) Local Government
7 2 (0.54%) Retail
8 1 (0.27%) Billing
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 109 (29.30%) Analyst
2 96 (25.81%) Support Engineer
3 81 (21.77%) Desktop Support
4 67 (18.01%) Service Analyst
4 67 (18.01%) Service Desk Analyst
5 59 (15.86%) Desktop Engineer
6 48 (12.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 47 (12.63%) 2nd Line Support
8 41 (11.02%) Support Analyst
9 34 (9.14%) IT Support
10 33 (8.87%) 1st Line Support
11 27 (7.26%) IT Analyst
12 25 (6.72%) Service Desk Support
13 19 (5.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 19 (5.11%) IT Support Analyst
14 16 (4.30%) IT Engineer
15 15 (4.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 15 (4.03%) Service Desk Support Analyst
16 14 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 14 (3.76%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.81%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 2 (0.54%) .NET
2 2 (0.54%) HTML
2 2 (0.54%) XML
3 1 (0.27%) ADO
3 1 (0.27%) Flash
3 1 (0.27%) jQuery
3 1 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.75%) Blackberry
2 32 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.03%) Driving Licence
3 15 (4.03%) Fat Client
3 15 (4.03%) Smartphone
3 15 (4.03%) Thin Client
4 13 (3.49%) iPhone
5 12 (3.23%) iPad
5 12 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.96%) Clustering
7 7 (1.88%) NHS
8 5 (1.34%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.08%) Handset
9 4 (1.08%) PDA
10 3 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.54%) Replication
12 1 (0.27%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.27%) EPoS
12 1 (0.27%) Equities
12 1 (0.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 372 (100.00%) Windows
2 184 (49.46%) Windows 7
3 82 (22.04%) Windows 10
4 75 (20.16%) Windows Server
4 75 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 73 (19.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (15.05%) Windows 8
7 50 (13.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (10.22%) Linux
9 27 (7.26%) Unix
10 23 (6.18%) Apple iOS
11 18 (4.84%) Android
12 15 (4.03%) Windows 2000
12 15 (4.03%) Windows Vista
13 14 (3.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (2.69%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.61%) Solaris
16 4 (1.08%) AIX
17 3 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.82%) Migration
2 68 (18.28%) ITIL
3 44 (11.83%) Time Management
4 24 (6.45%) Service Management
5 22 (5.91%) Data Migration
6 21 (5.65%) Break/Fix
6 21 (5.65%) Problem Management
7 17 (4.57%) Incident Management
8 16 (4.30%) Patch Management
8 16 (4.30%) Software Distribution
9 15 (4.03%) Configuration Management
10 14 (3.76%) Change Management
10 14 (3.76%) Proactive Monitoring
10 14 (3.76%) Prototyping
10 14 (3.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 13 (3.49%) ITSM
11 13 (3.49%) Service Delivery
11 13 (3.49%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (2.15%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 7 (1.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 44 (11.83%) SQL
2 34 (9.14%) PowerShell
3 21 (5.65%) VB
4 16 (4.30%) Tcl
5 15 (4.03%) REXX
6 13 (3.49%) PL/SQL
7 12 (3.23%) VBScript
8 9 (2.42%) Korn
8 9 (2.42%) Perl
9 2 (0.54%) Java
9 2 (0.54%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.54%) VB6
10 1 (0.27%) C
10 1 (0.27%) C++
10 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.27%) VBA
10 1 (0.27%) VC++
Qualifications
1 49 (13.17%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (8.60%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.57%) DV Cleared
4 16 (4.30%) MCP
5 14 (3.76%) MCSE
6 11 (2.96%) MCSA
7 7 (1.88%) CCNA
7 7 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.88%) MCITP
8 5 (1.34%) A+ Certification
8 5 (1.34%) ISTQB
8 5 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.08%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.08%) MCDST
9 4 (1.08%) MCTS
10 3 (0.81%) Degree
10 3 (0.81%) HNC
11 2 (0.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.45%) SLA
2 2 (0.54%) PMO
System Software
1 221 (59.41%) Active Directory
2 16 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.76%) Hyper-V
4 12 (3.23%) NFS
5 8 (2.15%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.08%) vSphere
8 4 (1.08%) XenApp
9 3 (0.81%) ISA Server
9 3 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (9.14%) SCCM
2 23 (6.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (2.69%) Netcool
4 7 (1.88%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.61%) Unicenter
5 6 (1.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 5 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.08%) SCOM
8 3 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.54%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.54%) WSUS
10 1 (0.27%) Ansible
10 1 (0.27%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 214 (57.53%) Microsoft
2 62 (16.67%) Citrix
3 35 (9.41%) HP
4 30 (8.06%) VMware
5 27 (7.26%) Apple
5 27 (7.26%) Oracle
6 25 (6.72%) Lotus
7 23 (6.18%) Cisco
8 15 (4.03%) Red Hat
9 14 (3.76%) Dell
10 13 (3.49%) LANDesk
10 13 (3.49%) Symantec
11 10 (2.69%) Veritas
12 7 (1.88%) EMC
12 7 (1.88%) McAfee
12 7 (1.88%) Remedy
13 6 (1.61%) Meridio
13 6 (1.61%) Samsung
13 6 (1.61%) ServiceNow
13 6 (1.61%) Sophos
London
LA International
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Carterton, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Carterton, Oxfordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Depandant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £17 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £15 - £22 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago