Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 549 549 398
Rank change year-on-year 0 -151 -160
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 347 346 563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.34% 0.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.66% 1.66% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 145 281
UK median daily rate £145 £175 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -30.14% +28.46%
10th Percentile £105 £108 £113
90th Percentile £401 £388 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £175 £260
% change year-on-year -17.14% -32.69% +9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 129 128
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £14.20 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.45% +5.19% -3.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £17.50 £19.51 £18.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +7.69% -7.14%

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 20,855 20,888 20,291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.93% 20.77% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,021 13,324 12,748
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £160 £168 £193
90th Percentile £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £370
% change year-on-year +3.23% +4.73% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,345 1,282 1,275
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +6.06% -1.20%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.54
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -3.03%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 +1 311 £145 -17.14% 38
UK excluding London +27 286 £145 -17.14% 29
North of England +10 77 £213 -5.56% 8
London -31 58 £145 -3.33% 11
South East -17 52 £175 +16.67% 7
South West -12 50 £133 -20.90% 4
East of England +20 43 £173 -50.71% 5
North West +16 38 £175 -49.64% 1
Midlands -12 30 £122 -30.29% 3
Yorkshire -14 30 £256 +19.88% 7
Scotland +7 19 £270 +129.79%
West Midlands -33 19 £130 -29.73% 1
Wales -5 12 £325 +154.90% 2
East Midlands +3 10 £100 -32.20% 2
North East -6 9 - -
Northern Ireland - 3 - -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 347 (100.00%) Windows
2 204 (58.79%) Windows 7
3 175 (50.43%) Microsoft
4 156 (44.96%) Active Directory
4 156 (44.96%) Windows 10
5 122 (35.16%) Migration
6 119 (34.29%) Time Management
7 98 (28.24%) Microsoft Office
8 64 (18.44%) Break/Fix
9 57 (16.43%) Apple
10 54 (15.56%) Windows 8
11 49 (14.12%) Office 365
12 44 (12.68%) SCCM
13 43 (12.39%) Citrix
14 38 (10.95%) ITIL
15 37 (10.66%) VMware
16 36 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
17 32 (9.22%) Internet
17 32 (9.22%) VPN
18 28 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
19 26 (7.49%) HP
19 26 (7.49%) Finance
19 26 (7.49%) Windows Server
20 24 (6.92%) MS Exchange
20 24 (6.92%) Blackberry
20 24 (6.92%) Service Management
21 23 (6.63%) Unix
21 23 (6.63%) Windows Vista
22 22 (6.34%) DNS
23 21 (6.05%) SLA

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 24 (6.92%) MS Exchange
2 13 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (3.17%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (2.31%) IBM Notes
5 8 (2.31%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.15%) IIS
6 4 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.86%) Apache
7 3 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.86%) Confluence
7 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.58%) SAS
9 1 (0.29%) CMS
9 1 (0.29%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 98 (28.24%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.29%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.29%) CATIA
5 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) assyst
2 1 (0.29%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.29%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 49 (14.12%) Office 365
2 7 (2.02%) SaaS
3 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.86%) IaaS
4 3 (0.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (9.22%) Internet
1 32 (9.22%) VPN
2 22 (6.34%) DNS
3 21 (6.05%) Remote Desktop
4 20 (5.76%) DHCP
5 17 (4.90%) LAN
5 17 (4.90%) TCP/IP
6 14 (4.03%) WAN
7 13 (3.75%) Firewall
7 13 (3.75%) Skype
8 11 (3.17%) Wireless
9 6 (1.73%) SAN
10 4 (1.15%) Extranet
11 3 (0.86%) WebEx
11 3 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.58%) VLAN
12 2 (0.58%) VoIP
13 1 (0.29%) DMZ
13 1 (0.29%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.86%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.29%) Firebird
4 1 (0.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (4.03%) AdminStudio
2 13 (3.75%) MSI
3 10 (2.88%) Wise Package Studio
4 4 (1.15%) JIRA
5 1 (0.29%) StarTeam
General
1 26 (7.49%) Finance
2 17 (4.90%) Manufacturing
3 13 (3.75%) Games
4 9 (2.59%) Billing
4 9 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.73%) Banking
5 6 (1.73%) Electronics
5 6 (1.73%) Marketing
5 6 (1.73%) Retail
6 2 (0.58%) Automotive
6 2 (0.58%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.29%) Front Office
7 1 (0.29%) Military
7 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 88 (25.36%) Desktop Engineer
2 73 (21.04%) Analyst
3 71 (20.46%) Desktop Support
4 63 (18.16%) Support Engineer
5 57 (16.43%) Deployment Engineer
6 56 (16.14%) Service Analyst
7 52 (14.99%) Service Desk Analyst
8 42 (12.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 41 (11.82%) Windows Engineer
10 35 (10.09%) Windows Deployment Engineer
11 33 (9.51%) 2nd Line Support
12 29 (8.36%) Mobile Engineer
13 24 (6.92%) 1st Line Support
14 21 (6.05%) IT Support
15 20 (5.76%) Service Desk Support
16 18 (5.19%) Service Desk Support Analyst
17 17 (4.90%) Applications Packager
17 17 (4.90%) Senior Desktop Engineer
18 16 (4.61%) IT Engineer
19 14 (4.03%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.59%) OCX
2 3 (0.86%) Middleware
2 3 (0.86%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.29%) Web Services
3 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.92%) Blackberry
2 19 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (3.46%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.88%) iPhone
5 9 (2.59%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.59%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.31%) NHS
7 7 (2.02%) iPad
7 7 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.44%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.15%) Clustering
9 4 (1.15%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.86%) Animation
10 3 (0.86%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.58%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.58%) Replication
12 1 (0.29%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 347 (100.00%) Windows
2 204 (58.79%) Windows 7
3 156 (44.96%) Windows 10
4 54 (15.56%) Windows 8
5 36 (10.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (7.49%) Windows Server
7 23 (6.63%) Unix
7 23 (6.63%) Windows Vista
8 19 (5.48%) Android
8 19 (5.48%) Windows 2000
9 17 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (4.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (3.75%) Linux
12 9 (2.59%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (1.44%) Solaris
14 4 (1.15%) AIX
14 4 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.15%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.86%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (35.16%) Migration
2 119 (34.29%) Time Management
3 64 (18.44%) Break/Fix
4 38 (10.95%) ITIL
5 24 (6.92%) Service Management
6 20 (5.76%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (4.03%) Application Packaging
8 12 (3.46%) Service Delivery
9 10 (2.88%) Application Virtualisation
9 10 (2.88%) Coaching
9 10 (2.88%) Information Security
10 9 (2.59%) BCP
10 9 (2.59%) Change Management
10 9 (2.59%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (2.59%) ITIL V3
10 9 (2.59%) Personalization
10 9 (2.59%) Software Testing
10 9 (2.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (2.59%) Visualisation
10 9 (2.59%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (4.32%) VB
2 14 (4.03%) VBScript
3 13 (3.75%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.31%) C#
5 7 (2.02%) SQL
6 6 (1.73%) C
7 3 (0.86%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (8.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (6.05%) MCP
2 21 (6.05%) MCSA
2 21 (6.05%) MCSE
3 15 (4.32%) HNC
3 15 (4.32%) Security Cleared
4 10 (2.88%) DBS Check
5 7 (2.02%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.44%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.15%) MCDST
8 3 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.86%) MCTS
8 3 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.58%) Degree
10 1 (0.29%) HND
10 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.05%) SLA
2 12 (3.46%) QA
3 2 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 156 (44.96%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.05%) Microsoft App-V
2 21 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.19%) XenApp
4 11 (3.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (2.02%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.44%) vSphere
7 3 (0.86%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.58%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.58%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.29%) Firmware
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 44 (12.68%) SCCM
2 10 (2.88%) OpenView
3 7 (2.02%) OVSD
4 6 (1.73%) NetBackup
4 6 (1.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (1.44%) Netcool
6 4 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 3 (0.86%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.58%) vMotion
8 2 (0.58%) vRealize
9 1 (0.29%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.29%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.29%) SCOM
9 1 (0.29%) Wonderware InTouch
9 1 (0.29%) WSUS
9 1 (0.29%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 175 (50.43%) Microsoft
2 57 (16.43%) Apple
3 43 (12.39%) Citrix
4 37 (10.66%) VMware
5 26 (7.49%) HP
6 16 (4.61%) Ivanti
7 12 (3.46%) Xerox
8 10 (2.88%) SAP
9 8 (2.31%) Lotus
9 8 (2.31%) Oracle
10 7 (2.02%) Cisco
10 7 (2.02%) Remedy
10 7 (2.02%) Veritas
11 6 (1.73%) McAfee
12 5 (1.44%) Avaya
13 4 (1.15%) Altiris
13 4 (1.15%) IBM
13 4 (1.15%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.15%) Symantec
14 3 (0.86%) Google