Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 562 484 561
Rank change year-on-year -78 +77 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 68 250 342
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.37% 0.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.84% 1.79% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 95 130
Median daily rate £463 £157 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +194.59% +8.28% -12.94%
10th Percentile £170 £105 £105
90th Percentile £525 £490 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £229 £148 £145
% change year-on-year +55.08% +1.72% -14.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 104 169
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +9.62% -3.26%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £20.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% +12.00% -3.85%

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 8,068 13,940 20,600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.03% 20.57% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,207 8,902 13,166
Median daily rate £440 £408 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.98% -4.12% -
10th Percentile £166 £136 £158
90th Percentile £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £380 £400
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 1,051 1,262
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.07% +1.91%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.61 £11.17
90th Percentile £56.25 £47.83 £47.50
Median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% +3.13% +3.23%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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
UK excluding London -1 51 £229 +55.08% 5
England -8 50 £463 +208.33% 6
North of England +79 19 £288 -41.33% 1
Work from Home -204 17 £463 - 1
North West +64 15 £288 +105.36% 1
South East +74 7 £475 +295.83%
East of England +9 7 £208 +23.51% 2
London +39 5 £544 +158.93% 1
Yorkshire +43 4 - -
Midlands +31 4 £220 +57.14% 1
Wales +16 4 - -
Scotland -18 4 £279 -39.24%
South West +58 3 £125 -51.92% 1
Northern Ireland +11 3 - -
West Midlands +29 2 £250 - 1
East Midlands +16 2 £190 +35.71%

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (63.24%) Active Directory
3 42 (61.76%) Windows 10
4 33 (48.53%) Microsoft 365
5 25 (36.76%) Linux
5 25 (36.76%) VMware
6 24 (35.29%) DNS
6 24 (35.29%) Azure
7 23 (33.82%) Windows Server
7 23 (33.82%) MS Exchange
8 22 (32.35%) Red Hat
8 22 (32.35%) Security Cleared
8 22 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (30.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 21 (30.88%) SCCM
9 21 (30.88%) Clustering
9 21 (30.88%) Middleware
9 21 (30.88%) SQL Server
9 21 (30.88%) IIS
9 21 (30.88%) SharePoint
9 21 (30.88%) EMC
9 21 (30.88%) IBM BigFix
9 21 (30.88%) Microsoft Clustering
9 21 (30.88%) WAAS
9 21 (30.88%) Microsoft Intune
9 21 (30.88%) EMC VNX
10 20 (29.41%) Windows 7
11 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (26.47%) Break/Fix
11 18 (26.47%) Problem-Solving

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 23 (33.82%) MS Exchange
2 21 (30.88%) IIS
2 21 (30.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (48.53%) Microsoft 365
2 24 (35.29%) Azure
3 2 (2.94%) AWS
4 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 24 (35.29%) DNS
2 21 (30.88%) WAAS
3 6 (8.82%) VPN
4 4 (5.88%) Firewall
4 4 (5.88%) LAN
4 4 (5.88%) WAN
5 3 (4.41%) DHCP
6 2 (2.94%) SSL
6 2 (2.94%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.47%) Internet
7 1 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.47%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (30.88%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (17.65%) Public Sector
2 5 (7.35%) Banking
2 5 (7.35%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Finance
4 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) Architect
2 15 (22.06%) Technical Architect
3 14 (20.59%) Support Engineer
4 13 (19.12%) Analyst
5 12 (17.65%) Desktop Support
6 11 (16.18%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (14.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (8.82%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) IT Support
9 4 (5.88%) Service Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (5.88%) Support Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (4.41%) Field Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Field Hardware Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Help Desk Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) Information Security Analyst
10 3 (4.41%) IT Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) Printer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.88%) Middleware
2 2 (2.94%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.88%) Clustering
1 21 (30.88%) EMC VNX
2 15 (22.06%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.88%) iPhone
5 3 (4.41%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 3 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.94%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.94%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.94%) Robotics
7 1 (1.47%) PDA
7 1 (1.47%) PKI
7 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 68 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (61.76%) Windows 10
3 25 (36.76%) Linux
4 23 (33.82%) Windows Server
5 21 (30.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (29.41%) Windows 7
7 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (14.71%) Windows 8
9 4 (5.88%) Solaris
10 3 (4.41%) Unix
10 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (4.41%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.94%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.94%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.47%) AIX
12 1 (1.47%) HPUX
12 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.47%) OS/390
12 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) Break/Fix
1 18 (26.47%) Problem-Solving
2 17 (25.00%) Migration
3 14 (20.59%) Time Management
4 9 (13.24%) Incident Management
5 6 (8.82%) ITIL
6 3 (4.41%) Change Management
6 3 (4.41%) Content Management
6 3 (4.41%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (4.41%) Information Security
6 3 (4.41%) Investment Management
6 3 (4.41%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (4.41%) Preventative Maintenance
6 3 (4.41%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.41%) Security Monitoring
6 3 (4.41%) SIEM
6 3 (4.41%) Threat Intelligence
6 3 (4.41%) Use Case
6 3 (4.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (4.41%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (32.35%) Security Cleared
2 17 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.88%) CTC Cleared
3 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.41%) DBS Check
4 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 2 (2.94%) CCSP
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.94%) CISM
5 2 (2.94%) CISSP
5 2 (2.94%) CREST Certified
5 2 (2.94%) GCFA
5 2 (2.94%) GCIA
5 2 (2.94%) GCIH
5 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.47%) MCITP
6 1 (1.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) NIST
2 2 (2.94%) COBIT
2 2 (2.94%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 43 (63.24%) Active Directory
2 22 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (30.88%) IBM BigFix
1 21 (30.88%) Microsoft Clustering
1 21 (30.88%) Microsoft Intune
1 21 (30.88%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) CSIRT
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.47%) SCOM
3 1 (1.47%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (36.76%) VMware
2 22 (32.35%) Red Hat
3 21 (30.88%) EMC
4 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.35%) Citrix
6 4 (5.88%) Cisco
7 3 (4.41%) Samsung
8 1 (1.47%) 3Com
8 1 (1.47%) Adobe
8 1 (1.47%) Bomgar
8 1 (1.47%) Compaq
8 1 (1.47%) HP
8 1 (1.47%) IBM
8 1 (1.47%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.47%) Peregrine
8 1 (1.47%) Remedy