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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 406 305 164
Rank change year-on-year -101 -141  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 197 397 779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.73% 1.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.10% 3.42% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 183 276
Median daily rate £160 £185 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.51% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £200 £169
% change year-on-year -17.50% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 100 247
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.45 £10.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.52 £26.65 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  

Windows XP is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9398 11612 11688
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.64% 21.45% 21.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5989 7236 6633
Median daily rate £405 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.05% +2.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £196 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 684 978
Median hourly rate £16.18 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.93% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Windows XP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows XP in the UK

Windows XP
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -81 176 £150 -16.66% 49
London -17 52 £155 -12.05% 8
South East -11 47 £145 -3.33% 14
East of England +2 20 £319 +93.18% 3
North West +16 18 £120 -35.13% 8
Scotland +3 13 £416 +53.88%
South West -3 13 £120 -57.14% 1
East Midlands -32 13 £125 -30.55% 3
Milton Keynes +9 12 - - 3
Buckinghamshire +8 12 - - 5
Gloucestershire +15 10 £120 -
Erskine +6 10 £416 +50.00%
Renfrewshire +6 10 £416 +50.00%
Berkshire +20 9 £165 -17.50% 2
Manchester +8 9 £150 -18.91% 3
Hampshire +7 9 £145 +20.83% 2
Cambridgeshire +6 8 - - 1
Hertfordshire +1 8 £319 +83.45% 2
City of London +9 7 £326 +124.48%
Surrey +4 7 £125 -16.66% 1
Yorkshire +3 7 £153 +12.96% 9
Northamptonshire +3 6 £375 +87.50% 1
Oxfordshire -14 6 £145 +11.53% 1
Cheshire +33 5 £120 -60.00% 3
Southampton +7 5 £145 -40.20% 1
Bracknell - 5 £275 -
Gloucester - 5 £120 -
North Yorkshire +9 4 £195 +2.63% 1
West Midlands 0 4 £185 -32.72% 3
Kidlington -1 4 £145 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 477 (100.00%) Windows
2 287 (60.17%) Microsoft
3 249 (52.20%) Active Directory
4 221 (46.33%) Windows 7
5 203 (42.56%) MS Office
6 137 (28.72%) ITIL
7 133 (27.88%) MS Excel
8 107 (22.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 97 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 93 (19.50%) Windows Server
11 79 (16.56%) Linux
11 79 (16.56%) Windows 10
12 78 (16.35%) Analytical Skills
12 78 (16.35%) Service Management
13 74 (15.51%) Windows 8
14 73 (15.30%) Citrix
15 67 (14.05%) Windows 2000
15 67 (14.05%) SLA
16 65 (13.63%) Blackberry
16 65 (13.63%) Windows Server 2012
17 62 (13.00%) MS Exchange
18 61 (12.79%) Unix
19 58 (12.16%) AIX
19 58 (12.16%) Security Cleared
20 57 (11.95%) Problem Management
21 56 (11.74%) LAN
22 55 (11.53%) Office 365
23 52 (10.90%) Migration
24 51 (10.69%) Finance
24 51 (10.69%) ITSM

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 62 (13.00%) MS Exchange
2 48 (10.06%) WebSphere
3 36 (7.55%) IBM Notes
4 28 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2003
5 27 (5.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 25 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (5.24%) SharePoint
7 12 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (2.10%) Skype for Business
9 9 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.68%) IIS
11 7 (1.47%) Apache
11 7 (1.47%) JBoss
11 7 (1.47%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (0.84%) SAS
14 3 (0.63%) Live Communications Server
14 3 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.42%) Jetty
15 2 (0.42%) Mongrel
Applications
1 203 (42.56%) MS Office
2 133 (27.88%) MS Excel
3 45 (9.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.89%) Eikon
2 3 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.21%) assyst
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 55 (11.53%) Office 365
2 43 (9.01%) IaaS
2 43 (9.01%) SaaS
3 40 (8.39%) PaaS
4 15 (3.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.42%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 56 (11.74%) LAN
2 51 (10.69%) DNS
2 51 (10.69%) WAN
3 44 (9.22%) TCP/IP
4 43 (9.01%) DHCP
5 34 (7.13%) VPN
6 22 (4.61%) Remote Desktop
7 21 (4.40%) Firewall
7 21 (4.40%) Internet
8 18 (3.77%) VoIP
9 17 (3.56%) Wireless
10 16 (3.35%) SSL
11 15 (3.14%) HTTP
12 14 (2.94%) SAN
13 12 (2.52%) HTTPS
14 10 (2.10%) NAS
15 8 (1.68%) ATM
15 8 (1.68%) SSH
16 7 (1.47%) LDAP
16 7 (1.47%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.77%) MS Access
3 16 (3.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.52%) SQL Server 2000
4 12 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (2.52%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (0.63%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 2 (0.42%) MySQL
6 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (3.14%) MSI
2 10 (2.10%) JIRA
3 5 (1.05%) StarTeam
4 3 (0.63%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.42%) Travis CI
5 2 (0.42%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.21%) MSTest
6 1 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.21%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 51 (10.69%) Finance
2 26 (5.45%) Banking
3 23 (4.82%) Legal
4 12 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.10%) Retail
6 9 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.89%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.26%) Law
8 5 (1.05%) Back Office
9 4 (0.84%) Advertising
9 4 (0.84%) Electronics
9 4 (0.84%) Local Government
9 4 (0.84%) Marketing
9 4 (0.84%) Publishing
10 3 (0.63%) Japanese Language
10 3 (0.63%) Korean Language
10 3 (0.63%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Front Office
11 2 (0.42%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 153 (32.08%) Analyst
2 102 (21.38%) Support Engineer
3 91 (19.08%) Service Analyst
4 88 (18.45%) Service Desk Analyst
5 66 (13.84%) Desktop Support
6 64 (13.42%) 2nd Line Support
7 63 (13.21%) Support Analyst
8 57 (11.95%) IT Support
9 51 (10.69%) Desktop Engineer
10 46 (9.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 35 (7.34%) 1st Line Support
12 32 (6.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 30 (6.29%) Service Desk Support
14 29 (6.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 29 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 29 (6.08%) IT Analyst
15 26 (5.45%) IT Engineer
15 26 (5.45%) Windows Engineer
16 22 (4.61%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
17 21 (4.40%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (2.94%) .NET
2 6 (1.26%) Regular Expression
3 3 (0.63%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 2 (0.42%) J2EE
4 2 (0.42%) Servlets
5 1 (0.21%) ADO
5 1 (0.21%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 78 (16.35%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (13.63%) Blackberry
3 33 (6.92%) iPad
4 30 (6.29%) iPhone
5 23 (4.82%) Fat Client
5 23 (4.82%) Thin Client
6 20 (4.19%) Clustering
7 19 (3.98%) Tandem
8 15 (3.14%) Driving Licence
9 14 (2.94%) Management Information System
10 10 (2.10%) Handset
10 10 (2.10%) NHS
10 10 (2.10%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.84%) PKI
11 4 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.63%) EPoS
12 3 (0.63%) PDA
13 2 (0.42%) Data Centre
13 2 (0.42%) Life Science
13 2 (0.42%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 477 (100.00%) Windows
2 221 (46.33%) Windows 7
3 107 (22.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 97 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 93 (19.50%) Windows Server
6 79 (16.56%) Linux
6 79 (16.56%) Windows 10
7 74 (15.51%) Windows 8
8 67 (14.05%) Windows 2000
9 65 (13.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 61 (12.79%) Unix
11 58 (12.16%) AIX
12 25 (5.24%) Android
12 25 (5.24%) Mac OS X
13 22 (4.61%) Apple iOS
14 18 (3.77%) Windows Vista
15 13 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (1.89%) Solaris
17 7 (1.47%) Mac OS
18 6 (1.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (28.72%) ITIL
2 78 (16.35%) Service Management
3 57 (11.95%) Problem Management
4 52 (10.90%) Migration
5 51 (10.69%) ITSM
6 46 (9.64%) Change Management
7 45 (9.43%) Open Source
8 43 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (7.55%) Data Management
10 33 (6.92%) Data Analysis
11 32 (6.71%) Release Management
12 29 (6.08%) DevOps
12 29 (6.08%) Incident Management
13 27 (5.66%) PRINCE2
14 24 (5.03%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 20 (4.19%) Configuration Management
16 19 (3.98%) Continuous Improvement
17 18 (3.77%) Software Distribution
18 16 (3.35%) Patch Management
18 16 (3.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (10.27%) SQL
2 36 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 29 (6.08%) VB
4 15 (3.14%) VB6
5 14 (2.94%) Java
6 13 (2.73%) Korn
6 13 (2.73%) Perl
6 13 (2.73%) REXX
6 13 (2.73%) Tcl
7 12 (2.52%) VB.NET
7 12 (2.52%) VBA
7 12 (2.52%) VBScript
8 7 (1.47%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.26%) Bourne shell
10 4 (0.84%) C
11 2 (0.42%) C#
12 1 (0.21%) C++
12 1 (0.21%) VC++
Qualifications
1 58 (12.16%) Security Cleared
2 40 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (8.18%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.35%) MCSE
5 15 (3.14%) DV Cleared
6 14 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (2.52%) Degree
7 12 (2.52%) MCDST
8 11 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (2.10%) MCP
9 10 (2.10%) MCSA
10 8 (1.68%) DBS Check
10 8 (1.68%) MCITP
10 8 (1.68%) MCTS
11 7 (1.47%) ISTQB
12 5 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.84%) CCNA
13 4 (0.84%) MOS
14 2 (0.42%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (14.05%) SLA
2 7 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.63%) QA
5 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 249 (52.20%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.98%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (2.31%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (1.47%) NFS
6 7 (1.47%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.26%) XenApp
8 5 (1.05%) vSphere
9 4 (0.84%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.84%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.63%) Firmware
10 3 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.63%) XenServer
11 2 (0.42%) Xen
12 1 (0.21%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 40 (8.39%) SCCM
2 19 (3.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (3.56%) Netcool
4 8 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (1.68%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.26%) HP SiteScope
5 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.26%) SCOM
5 6 (1.26%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.26%) Unicenter
5 6 (1.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 4 (0.84%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.63%) EdgeSight
7 3 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.63%) SafeCom
7 3 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 287 (60.17%) Microsoft
2 73 (15.30%) Citrix
3 40 (8.39%) HP
4 39 (8.18%) VMware
5 36 (7.55%) Lotus
6 35 (7.34%) Apple
7 25 (5.24%) Cisco
8 20 (4.19%) Oracle
9 15 (3.14%) Intel Security
9 15 (3.14%) LANDesk
9 15 (3.14%) Symantec
9 15 (3.14%) Veritas
10 14 (2.94%) Red Hat
11 12 (2.52%) ServiceNow
12 11 (2.31%) Bloomberg
13 10 (2.10%) Google
14 9 (1.89%) Dell
14 9 (1.89%) Reuters
14 9 (1.89%) Sophos
15 8 (1.68%) IBM
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