Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 511 355 200
Rank change year-on-year -156 -155 -123
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 363 741 1421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.68% 1.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.83% 3.05% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 288 577
UK median daily rate £175 £185 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% -5.41%
10th Percentile £112 £106 £103
90th Percentile £410 £370 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £190 £180
% change year-on-year -7.89% +5.56% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 189 443
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £13.85 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -1.77% +0.71%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.23 £10.20
90th Percentile £17.50 £21.95 £20.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +3.70% - -3.57%

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 19887 24257 24490
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 22.30% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12502 15309 14286
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £190 £209 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1142 1289 1943
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -142 315 £165 -5.71% 46
UK excluding London -73 280 £175 -7.89% 36
South East -24 84 £150 -32.58% 4
London -102 81 £158 -10.00% 10
North of England +3 65 £185 +5.71% 16
Midlands -43 40 £128 +4.08% 5
Scotland +8 29 £400 +58.42%
North West -9 26 £130 -25.71% 8
East Midlands -33 25 £125 +13.12% 2
South West -13 23 £165 -19.51% 3
North East +53 22 £310 +6.90% 2
East of England -14 22 £350 +110.53% 8
Yorkshire +15 17 £153 +22.00% 6
Wales -10 16 £150 +25.00%
West Midlands -12 14 £145 +5.45% 3
Northern Ireland -48 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 363 (100.00%) Windows
2 210 (57.85%) Active Directory
3 186 (51.24%) Microsoft
4 179 (49.31%) Windows 7
5 129 (35.54%) Microsoft Office
6 87 (23.97%) Windows Server
7 79 (21.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (21.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 77 (21.21%) Windows 10
9 69 (19.01%) Migration
10 61 (16.80%) ITIL
11 58 (15.98%) DNS
12 57 (15.70%) Windows 8
13 54 (14.88%) MS Exchange
13 54 (14.88%) Security Cleared
14 52 (14.33%) Citrix
15 51 (14.05%) SQL
16 50 (13.77%) Windows Server 2012
17 45 (12.40%) Time Management
18 43 (11.85%) Linux
19 42 (11.57%) HP
20 40 (11.02%) Office 365
21 38 (10.47%) SCCM
22 37 (10.19%) Unix
23 36 (9.92%) Oracle
23 36 (9.92%) Blackberry
24 34 (9.37%) PowerShell
25 33 (9.09%) SC Cleared
25 33 (9.09%) VMware
25 33 (9.09%) VPN

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 54 (14.88%) MS Exchange
2 25 (6.89%) SharePoint
3 24 (6.61%) Exchange Server 2003
4 20 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (5.51%) IBM Notes
5 19 (5.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 17 (4.68%) WebLogic
7 14 (3.86%) JBoss
8 6 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.38%) Apache
9 5 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.38%) IIS
9 5 (1.38%) Live Communications Server
9 5 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.10%) GroupWise
10 4 (1.10%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 129 (35.54%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.93%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.55%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (1.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.55%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 40 (11.02%) Office 365
2 8 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (15.98%) DNS
2 33 (9.09%) DHCP
2 33 (9.09%) VPN
3 31 (8.54%) TCP/IP
4 30 (8.26%) LAN
5 26 (7.16%) WAN
6 23 (6.34%) Firewall
7 17 (4.68%) LDAP
7 17 (4.68%) OpenLDAP
7 17 (4.68%) SSH
8 15 (4.13%) HTTP
9 14 (3.86%) HTTPS
9 14 (3.86%) Internet
9 14 (3.86%) SSL
10 12 (3.31%) 3G
11 10 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (2.75%) Wireless
12 8 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (1.65%) ADSL
13 6 (1.65%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.38%) MS Access
2 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (4.96%) MSI
2 4 (1.10%) StarTeam
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.55%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.55%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.55%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.28%) JIRA
5 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (6.06%) Finance
2 7 (1.93%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.38%) Banking
3 5 (1.38%) Front Office
3 5 (1.38%) Hindi Language
3 5 (1.38%) Spanish Language
3 5 (1.38%) Tamil Language
3 5 (1.38%) Urdu Language
4 3 (0.83%) Back Office
4 3 (0.83%) Law
4 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.83%) Retail
5 2 (0.55%) Advertising
5 2 (0.55%) Japanese Language
5 2 (0.55%) Legal
5 2 (0.55%) Local Government
6 1 (0.28%) Electronics
6 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.28%) Publishing
6 1 (0.28%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 94 (25.90%) Support Engineer
2 91 (25.07%) Analyst
3 78 (21.49%) Desktop Support
4 56 (15.43%) Desktop Engineer
5 51 (14.05%) Service Analyst
5 51 (14.05%) Service Desk Analyst
6 44 (12.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 43 (11.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 35 (9.64%) Support Analyst
9 30 (8.26%) 1st Line Support
10 27 (7.44%) IT Support
11 20 (5.51%) IT Analyst
11 20 (5.51%) Service Desk Support
12 17 (4.68%) IT Engineer
13 15 (4.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 15 (4.13%) Windows Engineer
14 14 (3.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 14 (3.86%) Deployment Engineer
14 14 (3.86%) Technical Support
15 13 (3.58%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.10%) HTML
2 3 (0.83%) jQuery
2 3 (0.83%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (0.55%) XML
4 1 (0.28%) .NET
4 1 (0.28%) Web Services
4 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.92%) Blackberry
2 28 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.41%) Driving Licence
4 15 (4.13%) Clustering
5 14 (3.86%) Fat Client
5 14 (3.86%) Thin Client
6 12 (3.31%) iPad
6 12 (3.31%) iPhone
6 12 (3.31%) Smartphone
7 10 (2.75%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.20%) NHS
9 7 (1.93%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.38%) PDA
11 4 (1.10%) Handset
11 4 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.83%) Replication
13 1 (0.28%) CESG
13 1 (0.28%) Computer Science
13 1 (0.28%) Equities
13 1 (0.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 363 (100.00%) Windows
2 179 (49.31%) Windows 7
3 87 (23.97%) Windows Server
4 79 (21.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 79 (21.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 77 (21.21%) Windows 10
6 57 (15.70%) Windows 8
7 50 (13.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (11.85%) Linux
9 37 (10.19%) Unix
10 19 (5.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (4.96%) Apple iOS
11 18 (4.96%) Windows Vista
12 17 (4.68%) Windows 2000
13 12 (3.31%) Android
14 11 (3.03%) Solaris
15 6 (1.65%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.10%) AIX
17 3 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
18 2 (0.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (19.01%) Migration
2 61 (16.80%) ITIL
3 45 (12.40%) Time Management
4 24 (6.61%) Service Management
5 23 (6.34%) Data Migration
6 21 (5.79%) Break/Fix
7 17 (4.68%) Proactive Monitoring
7 17 (4.68%) Problem Management
8 16 (4.41%) Configuration Management
8 16 (4.41%) Patch Management
9 15 (4.13%) Incident Management
9 15 (4.13%) ITSM
9 15 (4.13%) Software Distribution
10 14 (3.86%) Prototyping
10 14 (3.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 12 (3.31%) Change Management
11 12 (3.31%) Service Delivery
12 11 (3.03%) DevOps
13 10 (2.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 7 (1.93%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 51 (14.05%) SQL
2 34 (9.37%) PowerShell
3 20 (5.51%) PL/SQL
3 20 (5.51%) VB
4 16 (4.41%) Tcl
5 15 (4.13%) REXX
6 12 (3.31%) Korn
6 12 (3.31%) Perl
7 11 (3.03%) VBScript
8 8 (2.20%) Java
9 4 (1.10%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.28%) C
10 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 33 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 28 (7.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (5.79%) DV Cleared
5 13 (3.58%) MCP
6 12 (3.31%) MCSA
6 12 (3.31%) MCSE
7 7 (1.93%) MCITP
8 6 (1.65%) CCNA
8 6 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.38%) A+ Certification
9 5 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.10%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.10%) MCTS
11 3 (0.83%) Degree
11 3 (0.83%) HNC
11 3 (0.83%) MCDST
12 2 (0.55%) CCENT
12 2 (0.55%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.23%) SLA
2 2 (0.55%) PMO
System Software
1 210 (57.85%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.68%) NFS
4 16 (4.41%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.93%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (1.93%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.65%) vSphere
7 4 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (1.10%) XenApp
8 3 (0.83%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 38 (10.47%) SCCM
2 27 (7.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 14 (3.86%) Netcool
4 11 (3.03%) NetBackup
5 8 (2.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (1.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 5 (1.38%) SCOM
7 5 (1.38%) Unicenter
8 3 (0.83%) Ansible
8 3 (0.83%) DameWare
8 3 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.83%) WSUS
9 2 (0.55%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.55%) Dollar Universe
9 2 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.28%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.28%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 186 (51.24%) Microsoft
2 52 (14.33%) Citrix
3 42 (11.57%) HP
4 36 (9.92%) Oracle
5 33 (9.09%) VMware
6 24 (6.61%) Cisco
7 22 (6.06%) Apple
8 20 (5.51%) Red Hat
9 19 (5.23%) Dell
9 19 (5.23%) Lotus
10 12 (3.31%) McAfee
10 12 (3.31%) Symantec
10 12 (3.31%) Veritas
11 10 (2.75%) Remedy
12 7 (1.93%) LANDesk
13 6 (1.65%) EMC
13 6 (1.65%) Samsung
13 6 (1.65%) Sophos
14 5 (1.38%) Compaq
14 5 (1.38%) Informatica