Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 506 538 570
Rank change year-on-year +32 +32 -174
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 312 386 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.38% 0.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.77% 1.79% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 130 130
UK median daily rate £150 £168 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.45% -4.29% -30.00%
10th Percentile £105 £113 £105
90th Percentile £438 £401 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -15.71% - -31.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 207 131
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -11.97% +5.19%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.76
90th Percentile £20.00 £17.50 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +8.33% -14.29% +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 17,602 21,610 21,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.97% 21.01% 21.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,870 13,374 13,491
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £145 £163 £171
90th Percentile £613 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,299 1,474 1,286
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year +3.03% -1.81% +5.03%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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
UK excluding London +21 265 £148 -15.71% 54
England -12 243 £150 -7.69% 56
South East +45 66 £145 -17.14% 16
Scotland +58 54 £325 +27.45% 4
East of England +37 43 £125 -27.83% 7
London +39 40 £275 +89.66% 7
Midlands +22 38 £150 +15.38% 9
North of England -8 34 £200 +14.29% 14
South West -8 23 £135 -3.57% 3
West Midlands +33 21 £160 +23.08% 6
East Midlands +4 18 £120 -7.69% 3
North West +2 18 £363 +107.14% 8
Yorkshire +5 12 £188 -31.82% 6
Wales +19 5 £140 -55.91%
North East +13 4 - -
Northern Ireland +4 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 312 (100.00%) Windows
2 182 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 174 (55.77%) Windows 10
4 167 (53.53%) Microsoft
5 153 (49.04%) Active Directory
6 131 (41.99%) Migration
7 107 (34.29%) Time Management
8 94 (30.13%) Office 365
9 81 (25.96%) Break/Fix
10 77 (24.68%) Microsoft Office
11 59 (18.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 58 (18.59%) Windows 8
13 53 (16.99%) Windows Server
14 51 (16.35%) Security Cleared
15 49 (15.71%) SCCM
16 46 (14.74%) Windows Server 2012
17 44 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
18 42 (13.46%) Apple
19 40 (12.82%) Hyper-V
20 38 (12.18%) SC Cleared
21 36 (11.54%) HP
22 35 (11.22%) Microsoft Certification
22 35 (11.22%) Remote Desktop
23 34 (10.90%) Azure
24 33 (10.58%) Change Management
24 33 (10.58%) ITIL
25 32 (10.26%) MS Exchange
25 32 (10.26%) VPN
25 32 (10.26%) Internet
26 31 (9.94%) Cisco

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 32 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (4.81%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (3.53%) IBM Notes
5 10 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 77 (24.68%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (2.56%) MS Visio
6 7 (2.24%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (1.92%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (2.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 94 (30.13%) Office 365
2 34 (10.90%) Azure
3 15 (4.81%) AWS
4 14 (4.49%) GitHub
5 4 (1.28%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.64%) IaaS
6 2 (0.64%) PaaS
6 2 (0.64%) SaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.22%) Remote Desktop
2 32 (10.26%) Internet
2 32 (10.26%) VPN
3 28 (8.97%) Firewall
4 12 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (3.85%) NaaS
4 12 (3.85%) WebEx
5 10 (3.21%) TCP/IP
5 10 (3.21%) Wireless
6 9 (2.88%) DNS
7 8 (2.56%) SMTP
8 6 (1.92%) DHCP
8 6 (1.92%) Intranet
9 5 (1.60%) WAN
10 4 (1.28%) Skype
10 4 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (1.28%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.96%) LAN
12 2 (0.64%) SMS
12 2 (0.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
2 8 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (4.49%) JIRA
1 14 (4.49%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.64%) Hudson
2 2 (0.64%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.64%) MSI
2 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.32%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 15 (4.81%) Legal
2 14 (4.49%) Law
3 10 (3.21%) Public Sector
4 9 (2.88%) Automotive
4 9 (2.88%) Finance
5 8 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.60%) Electronics
7 5 (1.60%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) Banking
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
Job Titles
1 67 (21.47%) Desktop Support
2 62 (19.87%) Desktop Engineer
3 56 (17.95%) Analyst
4 44 (14.10%) Deployment Engineer
5 35 (11.22%) Support Engineer
6 33 (10.58%) Windows Engineer
7 30 (9.62%) Service Analyst
7 30 (9.62%) Service Desk Analyst
8 28 (8.97%) Support Analyst
9 25 (8.01%) IT Engineer
10 23 (7.37%) IT Support
11 22 (7.05%) Windows Deployment Engineer
12 18 (5.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 16 (5.13%) Floorwalker
14 15 (4.81%) Senior Desktop Engineer
15 14 (4.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 13 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support
16 13 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
17 11 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support
17 11 (3.53%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.56%) JDBC
1 8 (2.56%) ODBC
1 8 (2.56%) XML
2 4 (1.28%) LDAP
3 2 (0.64%) CSS
3 2 (0.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.37%) Management Information System
2 15 (4.81%) Clustering
3 14 (4.49%) Blackberry
4 10 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.56%) PDA
6 7 (2.24%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.92%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.60%) iPad
8 5 (1.60%) PKI
8 5 (1.60%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.28%) iPhone
10 3 (0.96%) NHS
11 2 (0.64%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.64%) Replication
11 2 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.64%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.32%) AS400
12 1 (0.32%) Handset
12 1 (0.32%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 312 (100.00%) Windows
2 182 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 174 (55.77%) Windows 10
4 59 (18.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 58 (18.59%) Windows 8
6 53 (16.99%) Windows Server
7 46 (14.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (5.77%) Windows Vista
10 16 (5.13%) AIX
11 14 (4.49%) Linux
12 11 (3.53%) Android
12 11 (3.53%) Windows 2000
13 6 (1.92%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.96%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.96%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.64%) Debian
15 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.64%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (41.99%) Migration
2 107 (34.29%) Time Management
3 81 (25.96%) Break/Fix
4 33 (10.58%) Change Management
4 33 (10.58%) ITIL
5 27 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (7.05%) Problem Management
7 16 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (4.81%) Incident Management
9 14 (4.49%) Information Security
9 14 (4.49%) Information Security Management
9 14 (4.49%) ISMS
9 14 (4.49%) Security Management
9 14 (4.49%) Server Virtualisation
9 14 (4.49%) Smoke Testing
10 13 (4.17%) Scrum
10 13 (4.17%) Test Scripting
11 12 (3.85%) Customer-Centricity
11 12 (3.85%) E-Commerce
11 12 (3.85%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 24 (7.69%) SQL
2 16 (5.13%) Java
3 3 (0.96%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.64%) VBScript
5 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.32%) VB
5 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (16.35%) Security Cleared
2 38 (12.18%) SC Cleared
3 35 (11.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (8.97%) MCITP
4 28 (8.97%) MCSA
5 18 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (5.45%) CCNA
7 16 (5.13%) MCSE
8 15 (4.81%) MCTS
9 14 (4.49%) ISTQB
10 5 (1.60%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.28%) MCP
12 2 (0.64%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.64%) Degree
12 2 (0.64%) HNC
12 2 (0.64%) HND
13 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.32%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.09%) SLA
2 2 (0.64%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 153 (49.04%) Active Directory
2 40 (12.82%) Hyper-V
3 15 (4.81%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.96%) NDS
6 3 (0.96%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 3 (0.96%) XenApp
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.64%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.64%) vSphere
8 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 49 (15.71%) SCCM
2 19 (6.09%) OpenView
3 16 (5.13%) WSUS
4 15 (4.81%) SCOM
5 14 (4.49%) McAfee ePO
5 14 (4.49%) Netcool
6 11 (3.53%) OVSD
7 9 (2.88%) ServiceCenter
7 9 (2.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.28%) ZENworks
10 2 (0.64%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.64%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.32%) AppDNA
11 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.32%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 167 (53.53%) Microsoft
2 42 (13.46%) Apple
3 36 (11.54%) HP
4 31 (9.94%) Cisco
5 28 (8.97%) VMware
6 25 (8.01%) Citrix
7 22 (7.05%) McAfee
8 20 (6.41%) Adobe
9 16 (5.13%) Veritas
10 14 (4.49%) Sony
11 13 (4.17%) Oracle
11 13 (4.17%) Remedy
12 12 (3.85%) F5
12 12 (3.85%) Splunk
13 11 (3.53%) Bomgar
13 11 (3.53%) Lotus
13 11 (3.53%) Meraki
14 9 (2.88%) Peregrine
15 6 (1.92%) Novell
15 6 (1.92%) SAP