Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 529 365 206
Rank change year-on-year -164 -159 -119
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 355 710 1336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.67% 1.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.72% 3.00% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 272 535
UK median daily rate £171 £205 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.46% +17.14% -4.76%
10th Percentile £107 £105 £105
90th Percentile £369 £368 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £230 £195
% change year-on-year -26.09% +17.95% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 182 397
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -4.93% +1.43%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.01 £10.23
90th Percentile £18.70 £21.35 £20.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% +1.82%

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 20592 23632 24529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 22.14% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12933 14879 14444
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £181 £206 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1210 1278 1919
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +0.92% +3.81%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.28 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -159 318 £168 -10.51% 25
UK excluding London -94 269 £170 -26.09% 19
South East -26 92 £150 -41.18% 2
London -83 83 £150 -14.29% 6
North of England +5 65 £185 -13.95% 4
Midlands -26 44 £150 +6.19% 6
North West -11 26 £145 -8.66% 3
West Midlands +10 22 £150 +6.19% 6
North East +71 21 £185 -32.73%
East Midlands -36 21 £125 -8.76%
Scotland -35 19 £243 -8.49%
Yorkshire +11 18 £248 +98.00% 1
East of England -17 17 £350 +105.88% 7
Wales -9 16 £150 +30.43%
South West -17 15 £165 -19.51%
Northern Ireland -49 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 355 (100.00%) Windows
2 194 (54.65%) Active Directory
3 176 (49.58%) Microsoft
4 163 (45.92%) Windows 7
5 122 (34.37%) Microsoft Office
6 79 (22.25%) Windows Server
7 72 (20.28%) Windows 10
8 71 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 70 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 66 (18.59%) ITIL
10 66 (18.59%) Migration
11 59 (16.62%) DNS
11 59 (16.62%) Windows 8
12 51 (14.37%) MS Exchange
12 51 (14.37%) HP
13 49 (13.80%) Security Cleared
14 48 (13.52%) Time Management
15 46 (12.96%) Office 365
16 45 (12.68%) SCCM
17 44 (12.39%) Citrix
18 41 (11.55%) Oracle
19 40 (11.27%) Unix
19 40 (11.27%) Blackberry
20 39 (10.99%) SQL
21 35 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
22 34 (9.58%) TCP/IP
23 33 (9.30%) DHCP
23 33 (9.30%) LAN
24 31 (8.73%) VMware
25 30 (8.45%) Finance

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 51 (14.37%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 20 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 20 (5.63%) IBM Notes
3 20 (5.63%) SharePoint
4 17 (4.79%) WebLogic
5 16 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (3.94%) JBoss
7 6 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.41%) GroupWise
8 5 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.13%) IIS
9 4 (1.13%) Live Communications Server
10 3 (0.85%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.56%) Apache
11 2 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 122 (34.37%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.25%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.56%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.56%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 46 (12.96%) Office 365
2 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.56%) SaaS
5 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 59 (16.62%) DNS
2 34 (9.58%) TCP/IP
3 33 (9.30%) DHCP
3 33 (9.30%) LAN
4 30 (8.45%) VPN
5 28 (7.89%) WAN
6 24 (6.76%) Internet
7 23 (6.48%) Firewall
8 17 (4.79%) LDAP
8 17 (4.79%) OpenLDAP
8 17 (4.79%) SSH
9 14 (3.94%) Wireless
10 11 (3.10%) 3G
11 8 (2.25%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (1.97%) ADSL
12 7 (1.97%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (1.69%) SAN
14 5 (1.41%) IP Telephony
15 4 (1.13%) Intranet
16 3 (0.85%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.13%) MS Access
3 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.56%) GIS
4 2 (0.56%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (1.41%) MSI
2 4 (1.13%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (1.13%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (8.45%) Finance
2 10 (2.82%) Spanish Language
3 9 (2.54%) Hindi Language
3 9 (2.54%) Tamil Language
3 9 (2.54%) Urdu Language
4 5 (1.41%) Banking
4 5 (1.41%) Front Office
5 4 (1.13%) Legal
5 4 (1.13%) Retail
6 3 (0.85%) Back Office
6 3 (0.85%) Law
6 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.85%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.56%) Advertising
7 2 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.56%) Romanian Language
8 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.28%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.28%) Military
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 103 (29.01%) Support Engineer
2 82 (23.10%) Desktop Support
3 76 (21.41%) Analyst
4 59 (16.62%) Desktop Engineer
5 48 (13.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 46 (12.96%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 42 (11.83%) Service Analyst
7 42 (11.83%) Service Desk Analyst
8 31 (8.73%) Support Analyst
9 25 (7.04%) 1st Line Support
10 24 (6.76%) IT Support
11 23 (6.48%) Service Desk Support
12 21 (5.92%) IT Engineer
13 19 (5.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 18 (5.07%) Deployment Engineer
15 17 (4.79%) Technical Support
16 16 (4.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 16 (4.51%) IT Analyst
17 15 (4.23%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 15 (4.23%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.41%) HTML
2 4 (1.13%) jQuery
3 2 (0.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (0.56%) XML
4 1 (0.28%) .NET
4 1 (0.28%) Web Services
4 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.27%) Blackberry
2 24 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.07%) Clustering
4 14 (3.94%) Driving Licence
4 14 (3.94%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.66%) iPad
6 11 (3.10%) iPhone
7 10 (2.82%) Fat Client
7 10 (2.82%) Thin Client
8 9 (2.54%) Smartphone
9 8 (2.25%) Data Centre
10 7 (1.97%) NHS
11 6 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (1.41%) PDA
13 3 (0.85%) Replication
14 2 (0.56%) EPoS
15 1 (0.28%) CESG
15 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
15 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
15 1 (0.28%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 355 (100.00%) Windows
2 163 (45.92%) Windows 7
3 79 (22.25%) Windows Server
4 72 (20.28%) Windows 10
5 71 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (19.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 59 (16.62%) Windows 8
8 40 (11.27%) Unix
9 35 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (8.45%) Linux
11 23 (6.48%) Windows Vista
12 19 (5.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (4.79%) Apple iOS
13 17 (4.79%) Windows 2000
14 13 (3.66%) Solaris
15 7 (1.97%) Android
16 4 (1.13%) AIX
16 4 (1.13%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.59%) ITIL
1 66 (18.59%) Migration
2 48 (13.52%) Time Management
3 29 (8.17%) Service Management
4 20 (5.63%) Break/Fix
4 20 (5.63%) Incident Management
5 19 (5.35%) Data Migration
5 19 (5.35%) Proactive Monitoring
6 16 (4.51%) Problem Management
6 16 (4.51%) Service Delivery
7 14 (3.94%) Change Management
7 14 (3.94%) ITSM
8 11 (3.10%) DevOps
9 10 (2.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 9 (2.54%) Data Protection
11 7 (1.97%) Coaching
12 6 (1.69%) Performance Management
12 6 (1.69%) Software Licensing
13 5 (1.41%) Test Scripting
13 5 (1.41%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (10.99%) SQL
2 21 (5.92%) PL/SQL
3 20 (5.63%) PowerShell
4 18 (5.07%) Java
5 12 (3.38%) Korn
5 12 (3.38%) Perl
6 8 (2.25%) VBScript
7 6 (1.69%) VB
8 5 (1.41%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.85%) Tcl
10 2 (0.56%) REXX
11 1 (0.28%) C
11 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (13.80%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (7.04%) SC Cleared
4 21 (5.92%) DV Cleared
5 14 (3.94%) MCP
6 13 (3.66%) MCSA
7 12 (3.38%) MCSE
8 8 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (1.97%) A+ Certification
9 7 (1.97%) MCITP
10 5 (1.41%) HNC
11 4 (1.13%) CCNA
11 4 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.13%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.13%) MCTS
12 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.56%) CCENT
13 2 (0.56%) Degree
13 2 (0.56%) SSCP
14 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.48%) SLA
2 2 (0.56%) PMO
System Software
1 194 (54.65%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.79%) NFS
4 16 (4.51%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.97%) vSphere
5 7 (1.97%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.85%) XenApp
9 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 45 (12.68%) SCCM
2 17 (4.79%) Netcool
2 17 (4.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (3.94%) NetBackup
4 9 (2.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (1.97%) SCOM
6 4 (1.13%) DameWare
6 4 (1.13%) ThinApp
6 4 (1.13%) Unicenter
6 4 (1.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 3 (0.85%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.85%) Ansible
7 3 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.85%) WSUS
8 2 (0.56%) Dollar Universe
8 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.28%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 176 (49.58%) Microsoft
2 51 (14.37%) HP
3 44 (12.39%) Citrix
4 41 (11.55%) Oracle
5 31 (8.73%) VMware
6 28 (7.89%) Cisco
7 26 (7.32%) Apple
8 23 (6.48%) Dell
9 20 (5.63%) Red Hat
10 19 (5.35%) Lotus
11 15 (4.23%) McAfee
11 15 (4.23%) Veritas
12 14 (3.94%) Remedy
13 7 (1.97%) Symantec
14 6 (1.69%) Bloomberg
14 6 (1.69%) Compaq
15 5 (1.41%) EMC
15 5 (1.41%) LANDesk
15 5 (1.41%) Nortel
15 5 (1.41%) Novell