Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 498 505 337
Rank change year-on-year +7 -168 -155
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 424 363 780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.40% 0.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.03% 1.91% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 130 323
UK median daily rate £180 £155 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.81% -16.22% +8.82%
10th Percentile £113 £118 £108
90th Percentile £427 £400 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £195 £150 £188
% change year-on-year +30.00% -20.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 146 195
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £13.74 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.37% -1.88% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.75 £17.50 £21.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.78 £14.00
% change year-on-year -9.26% -1.61% +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 20,907 19,047 23,868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.85% 20.80% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,159 11,988 14,909
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £208
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,402 1,128 1,339
UK median hourly rate £17.47 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.85% -2.94% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% -3.88% +4.76%

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 24 June 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 24 June 2018.

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 24 June 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 -16 363 £155 +3.33% 49
UK excluding London +15 337 £195 +30.00% 47
North of England +6 77 £136 -9.17% 11
London -50 76 £175 +9.06% 7
Midlands +8 63 £143 +14.00% 10
South East -55 61 £150 +1.69% 9
East of England +26 57 £123 -57.39% 7
North West -4 47 £136 +13.54% 8
East Midlands +9 32 £128 +2.00% 6
Scotland -38 32 £230 -42.50%
West Midlands 0 31 £325 +150.00% 4
South West +13 29 £325 +170.83% 5
Yorkshire -9 25 £228 +49.18% 2
Wales -6 17 £323 +84.29% 4
North East +3 5 - - 1
Northern Ireland +18 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, 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.

1 424 (100.00%) Windows
2 249 (58.73%) Active Directory
3 236 (55.66%) Microsoft
4 199 (46.93%) Windows 7
5 196 (46.23%) Windows 10
6 160 (37.74%) Migration
7 140 (33.02%) Time Management
8 123 (29.01%) Microsoft Office
9 89 (20.99%) Break/Fix
10 81 (19.10%) Windows Server
11 72 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 71 (16.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 61 (14.39%) Apple
13 61 (14.39%) MS Exchange
14 59 (13.92%) VMware
15 58 (13.68%) VPN
16 52 (12.26%) Citrix
16 52 (12.26%) Windows 8
17 51 (12.03%) HP
18 48 (11.32%) Office 365
19 47 (11.08%) Security Cleared
19 47 (11.08%) DNS
20 46 (10.85%) Finance
21 44 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
22 43 (10.14%) SCCM
23 39 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
23 39 (9.20%) ITIL
24 36 (8.49%) SC Cleared
25 34 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure
25 34 (8.02%) Internet

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 61 (14.39%) MS Exchange
2 25 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2003
4 15 (3.54%) IIS
5 13 (3.07%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (2.59%) Skype for Business
7 9 (2.12%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.47%) Apache
10 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.47%) Live Communications Server
10 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 123 (29.01%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.24%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 48 (11.32%) Office 365
2 15 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.12%) IaaS
3 9 (2.12%) PaaS
3 9 (2.12%) SaaS
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (13.68%) VPN
2 47 (11.08%) DNS
3 34 (8.02%) Internet
4 31 (7.31%) LAN
5 30 (7.08%) SAN
6 29 (6.84%) DHCP
7 28 (6.60%) Firewall
8 25 (5.90%) TCP/IP
8 25 (5.90%) WAN
9 14 (3.30%) VLAN
10 13 (3.07%) DMZ
11 11 (2.59%) Skype
12 10 (2.36%) Wireless
13 9 (2.12%) VoIP
14 8 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (1.65%) IP Telephony
16 6 (1.42%) Intranet
16 6 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
17 4 (0.94%) ADSL
17 4 (0.94%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.47%) MS Access
4 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.24%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (2.59%) TestDirector
2 9 (2.12%) HP UFT
2 9 (2.12%) WinRunner
3 4 (0.94%) MSI
3 4 (0.94%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.47%) AdminStudio
General
1 46 (10.85%) Finance
2 18 (4.25%) Retail
3 15 (3.54%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.83%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.59%) Banking
6 5 (1.18%) Legal
7 4 (0.94%) French Language
7 4 (0.94%) German Language
8 2 (0.47%) Advertising
8 2 (0.47%) Games
8 2 (0.47%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.47%) Law
8 2 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.47%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.24%) Automotive
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Front Office
9 1 (0.24%) Marketing
9 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 170 (40.09%) Desktop Support
2 108 (25.47%) Desktop Engineer
3 105 (24.76%) Analyst
4 98 (23.11%) Support Engineer
5 65 (15.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 45 (10.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 43 (10.14%) Service Analyst
7 43 (10.14%) Service Desk Analyst
7 43 (10.14%) Support Analyst
8 25 (5.90%) Senior Desktop Engineer
9 24 (5.66%) IT Support
10 18 (4.25%) IT Analyst
11 17 (4.01%) 1st Line Support
11 17 (4.01%) IT Engineer
11 17 (4.01%) Senior Desktop Support
12 16 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 16 (3.77%) Architect
12 16 (3.77%) Desktop Analyst
13 15 (3.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 14 (3.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.59%) Web Services
2 6 (1.42%) Middleware
3 4 (0.94%) XML
4 3 (0.71%) JSON
5 2 (0.47%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.55%) Blackberry
2 28 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (3.07%) Clustering
3 13 (3.07%) NHS
4 12 (2.83%) PDA
5 11 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (2.36%) Client/Server
6 10 (2.36%) Fat Client
6 10 (2.36%) Thin Client
7 9 (2.12%) Driving Licence
7 9 (2.12%) iPad
7 9 (2.12%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.65%) Smartphone
8 7 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.18%) Analytical Mindset
9 5 (1.18%) AS400
9 5 (1.18%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.94%) iPhone
11 3 (0.71%) CMDB
11 3 (0.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 424 (100.00%) Windows
2 199 (46.93%) Windows 7
3 196 (46.23%) Windows 10
4 81 (19.10%) Windows Server
5 72 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 71 (16.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (12.26%) Windows 8
8 39 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (7.78%) AIX
9 33 (7.78%) Unix
10 31 (7.31%) Linux
11 27 (6.37%) Windows Vista
12 25 (5.90%) Windows 2000
13 22 (5.19%) Solaris
14 19 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (3.77%) Windows NT
16 15 (3.54%) Apple iOS
17 11 (2.59%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 10 (2.36%) Android
19 9 (2.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (37.74%) Migration
2 140 (33.02%) Time Management
3 89 (20.99%) Break/Fix
4 44 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
5 39 (9.20%) ITIL
6 17 (4.01%) Change Management
7 15 (3.54%) Service Management
8 14 (3.30%) Service Delivery
9 13 (3.07%) Software Testing
10 12 (2.83%) Application Packaging
11 9 (2.12%) Asset Management
11 9 (2.12%) CRM
11 9 (2.12%) Customer Requirements
11 9 (2.12%) Problem Management
11 9 (2.12%) Test Automation
11 9 (2.12%) Test Scripting
12 8 (1.89%) Smoke Testing
13 7 (1.65%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (1.42%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (1.42%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (5.90%) SQL
2 23 (5.42%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.42%) VBScript
4 2 (0.47%) C
5 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.24%) Perl
5 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (11.08%) Security Cleared
2 36 (8.49%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (4.01%) MCSA
5 11 (2.59%) MCSE
6 10 (2.36%) ISTQB
6 10 (2.36%) MCP
7 9 (2.12%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.89%) MCITP
8 8 (1.89%) MCTS
9 7 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.18%) CCNA
10 5 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.18%) HNC
11 4 (0.94%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.47%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.47%) Degree
13 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.24%) CCENT
13 1 (0.24%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.66%) SLA
2 6 (1.42%) PMO
3 4 (0.94%) QA
4 1 (0.24%) GDPR
System Software
1 249 (58.73%) Active Directory
2 34 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (7.08%) Hyper-V
4 21 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.83%) vSphere
6 11 (2.59%) XenApp
7 10 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.18%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.94%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.71%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.47%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 43 (10.14%) SCCM
2 16 (3.77%) OpenView
2 16 (3.77%) OVSD
3 12 (2.83%) Netcool
4 11 (2.59%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (2.12%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (2.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 8 (1.89%) WSUS
7 6 (1.42%) Data Guard
7 6 (1.42%) SCOM
8 5 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.94%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.94%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.71%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.71%) SCSM
11 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.47%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 236 (55.66%) Microsoft
2 61 (14.39%) Apple
3 59 (13.92%) VMware
4 52 (12.26%) Citrix
5 51 (12.03%) HP
6 24 (5.66%) Cisco
7 19 (4.48%) IBM
7 19 (4.48%) McAfee
8 17 (4.01%) Red Hat
9 15 (3.54%) Symantec
10 13 (3.07%) EMC
10 13 (3.07%) Hitachi
11 12 (2.83%) Veritas
12 11 (2.59%) Sun
13 10 (2.36%) Palo Alto
14 9 (2.12%) Lotus
14 9 (2.12%) Oracle
15 8 (1.89%) Remedy
16 7 (1.65%) ServiceNow
17 6 (1.42%) 3PAR