Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 554 388 235
Rank change year-on-year -166 -153 -116
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 341 561 1,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.58% 1.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.66% 2.77% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 281 485
UK median daily rate £175 £251 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.14% +28.46% +5.41%
10th Percentile £108 £113 £108
90th Percentile £386 £400 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £260 £230
% change year-on-year -32.69% +13.04% +31.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 128 294
UK median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% -3.57% -0.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £19.53 £18.83 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +0.18%

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 20,482 20,285 23,131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 21.12% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,059 12,738 13,726
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £168 £190 £185
90th Percentile £613 £575 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £370 £365
% change year-on-year +4.39% +1.37% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,250 1,269 1,805
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -0.96% +4.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.59 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +3.13%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Top 15 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 21 January 2018. 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 -121 319 £175 -30.00% 68
UK excluding London -103 229 £175 -32.69% 63
London -79 108 £150 -17.81% 10
South East -22 75 £150 -34.78% 14
North of England -39 55 £225 -25.00% 20
Midlands -16 40 £175 +27.27% 13
West Midlands +15 27 £185 -32.73% 7
Yorkshire +8 27 £214 +17.12% 3
East of England -8 23 £343 +24.55% 7
North East -1 17 £320 -1.54% 2
South West -10 16 £168 -4.29% 4
East Midlands -22 12 £148 +18.95% 6
Scotland -43 12 £118 -57.27% 2
North West -30 11 £348 +6.92% 15
Wales +8 8 £128 -64.83% 3

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 341 (100.00%) Windows
2 191 (56.01%) Active Directory
3 162 (47.51%) Windows 7
4 143 (41.94%) Microsoft
5 94 (27.57%) Microsoft Office
6 86 (25.22%) Windows 10
7 85 (24.93%) Windows Server
8 79 (23.17%) ITIL
9 69 (20.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 65 (19.06%) Migration
11 61 (17.89%) HP
12 60 (17.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 57 (16.72%) MS Exchange
14 56 (16.42%) Security Cleared
14 56 (16.42%) Time Management
15 53 (15.54%) Windows 8
16 50 (14.66%) Office 365
17 46 (13.49%) DNS
18 43 (12.61%) LAN
19 42 (12.32%) SCCM
20 39 (11.44%) Blackberry
21 38 (11.14%) TCP/IP
21 38 (11.14%) WAN
21 38 (11.14%) Finance
22 37 (10.85%) Unix
22 37 (10.85%) Internet
23 36 (10.56%) Windows Vista
24 35 (10.26%) Break/Fix
25 34 (9.97%) Windows Server 2012
25 34 (9.97%) Apple

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 57 (16.72%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (3.23%) IBM Notes
5 11 (3.23%) WebLogic
6 10 (2.93%) JBoss
7 8 (2.35%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.47%) IIS
9 2 (0.59%) GroupWise
9 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.29%) Apache
10 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.29%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 94 (27.57%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.88%) Acrobat
4 3 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.59%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.59%) Bankmaster
3 1 (0.29%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 50 (14.66%) Office 365
2 5 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.17%) SaaS
4 2 (0.59%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 46 (13.49%) DNS
2 43 (12.61%) LAN
3 38 (11.14%) TCP/IP
3 38 (11.14%) WAN
4 37 (10.85%) Internet
5 31 (9.09%) VPN
6 29 (8.50%) DHCP
7 14 (4.11%) Firewall
8 11 (3.23%) SAN
8 11 (3.23%) Wireless
9 9 (2.64%) IP Telephony
9 9 (2.64%) OpenLDAP
10 8 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (2.35%) SSH
10 8 (2.35%) VoIP
11 6 (1.76%) 3G
11 6 (1.76%) Intranet
12 5 (1.47%) ADSL
13 4 (1.17%) VLAN
14 2 (0.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.59%) GIS
4 2 (0.59%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.29%) MS Access
5 1 (0.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.17%) StarTeam
2 3 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.59%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.59%) MSI
3 2 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.29%) InstallShield
General
1 38 (11.14%) Finance
2 13 (3.81%) Spanish Language
3 11 (3.23%) Hindi Language
3 11 (3.23%) Tamil Language
3 11 (3.23%) Urdu Language
4 10 (2.93%) Legal
5 9 (2.64%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.35%) Banking
6 8 (2.35%) Retail
7 5 (1.47%) German Language
8 3 (0.88%) French Language
8 3 (0.88%) Law
8 3 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.59%) Advertising
9 2 (0.59%) Romanian Language
9 2 (0.59%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.29%) Front Office
10 1 (0.29%) Military
10 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 97 (28.45%) Support Engineer
2 81 (23.75%) Analyst
3 80 (23.46%) Desktop Support
4 63 (18.48%) Desktop Engineer
5 52 (15.25%) Service Analyst
6 51 (14.96%) Service Desk Analyst
7 43 (12.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 40 (11.73%) 2nd Line Support
9 22 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
10 20 (5.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 20 (5.87%) Support Analyst
11 19 (5.57%) IT Engineer
11 19 (5.57%) Service Desk Support
12 18 (5.28%) IT Support
13 17 (4.99%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 16 (4.69%) Windows Engineer
15 15 (4.40%) IT Analyst
16 14 (4.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 14 (4.11%) Senior Desktop Engineer
17 13 (3.81%) Active Directory Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.64%) LDAP
2 4 (1.17%) HTML
3 3 (0.88%) jQuery
3 3 (0.88%) XML
4 2 (0.59%) Web Services
5 1 (0.29%) CSS
5 1 (0.29%) HTML5
5 1 (0.29%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.44%) Blackberry
2 19 (5.57%) Clustering
2 19 (5.57%) iPad
2 19 (5.57%) Management Information System
3 15 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.81%) NHS
5 10 (2.93%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.93%) iPhone
6 7 (2.05%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.05%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.47%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.17%) SCADA
8 4 (1.17%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.88%) PDA
10 2 (0.59%) AS400
10 2 (0.59%) CESG
10 2 (0.59%) CMDB
10 2 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 341 (100.00%) Windows
2 162 (47.51%) Windows 7
3 86 (25.22%) Windows 10
4 85 (24.93%) Windows Server
5 69 (20.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 60 (17.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (15.54%) Windows 8
8 37 (10.85%) Unix
9 36 (10.56%) Windows Vista
10 34 (9.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (5.87%) Linux
11 20 (5.87%) Windows 2000
12 19 (5.57%) Solaris
13 17 (4.99%) Android
14 14 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (2.93%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.88%) Windows Phone
17 2 (0.59%) AIX
17 2 (0.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (23.17%) ITIL
2 65 (19.06%) Migration
3 56 (16.42%) Time Management
4 35 (10.26%) Break/Fix
5 30 (8.80%) Service Management
6 23 (6.74%) Service Delivery
7 20 (5.87%) Incident Management
8 14 (4.11%) ITSM
9 12 (3.52%) Problem Management
10 11 (3.23%) Change Management
10 11 (3.23%) Performance Management
10 11 (3.23%) PRINCE2
11 9 (2.64%) Data Protection
12 8 (2.35%) DevOps
12 8 (2.35%) Information Security
13 7 (2.05%) Feasibility Study
14 6 (1.76%) Patch Management
14 6 (1.76%) Project Management
15 5 (1.47%) Coaching
15 5 (1.47%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.33%) SQL
2 20 (5.87%) Java
3 14 (4.11%) PL/SQL
4 12 (3.52%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.76%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.76%) Korn
5 6 (1.76%) Perl
6 4 (1.17%) VBScript
7 2 (0.59%) VB
8 1 (0.29%) PHP
8 1 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 56 (16.42%) Security Cleared
2 29 (8.50%) SC Cleared
3 25 (7.33%) DV Cleared
3 25 (7.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.23%) MCP
5 8 (2.35%) PMP
6 7 (2.05%) HNC
6 7 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.76%) Degree
8 5 (1.47%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.17%) CCNA
9 4 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.17%) MCSA
9 4 (1.17%) PMI Certification
9 4 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.88%) CCA
10 3 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.88%) MCSE
11 1 (0.29%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.57%) SLA
2 6 (1.76%) GMP
2 6 (1.76%) PMO
3 4 (1.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (1.17%) GAMP
3 4 (1.17%) GxP
4 1 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 191 (56.01%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.40%) vSphere
4 10 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.64%) NFS
6 5 (1.47%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.17%) XenApp
8 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.88%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.59%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.59%) XenServer
10 1 (0.29%) Firmware
10 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 42 (12.32%) SCCM
2 23 (6.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 19 (5.57%) NetBackup
3 19 (5.57%) Netcool
4 9 (2.64%) WSUS
5 6 (1.76%) DameWare
6 5 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.17%) OpenView
7 4 (1.17%) OVSD
7 4 (1.17%) ThinApp
8 3 (0.88%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.88%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.88%) EdgeSight
8 3 (0.88%) SCOM
9 2 (0.59%) Ansible
9 2 (0.59%) Dollar Universe
9 2 (0.59%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.59%) Nagios
10 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 143 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 61 (17.89%) HP
3 34 (9.97%) Apple
4 33 (9.68%) Cisco
4 33 (9.68%) VMware
5 31 (9.09%) Oracle
6 27 (7.92%) Citrix
7 23 (6.74%) McAfee
8 15 (4.40%) Dell
9 14 (4.11%) Veritas
10 12 (3.52%) Red Hat
10 12 (3.52%) Remedy
11 11 (3.23%) Lotus
12 8 (2.35%) Ivanti
13 4 (1.17%) Avaya
13 4 (1.17%) Borland
13 4 (1.17%) Lumension
13 4 (1.17%) SAP
13 4 (1.17%) Symantec
13 4 (1.17%) Wonderware