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 April 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 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 420 311 163
Rank change year-on-year -109 -148  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 183 413 798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.74% 1.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.93% 3.30% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 175 302
Median daily rate £155 £175 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.42% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £359 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £180 £175
% change year-on-year - +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 99 257
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.85 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £23.30 £20.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.35
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.12%  

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 9501 12527 12379
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.50% 22.41% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6046 7822 7039
Median daily rate £412 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% +7.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 555 684 1015
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.76 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.52% +3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £43.00 £37.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year -8.82% +7.25%  

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 April 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 April 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 April 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 -99 154 £145 -17.14% 29
South East -10 42 £148 -10.60% 11
London -43 38 £146 -16.42% 2
Scotland +17 20 £400 +50.94%
North West +33 18 £150 -14.28% 3
East of England -10 17 £350 +124.00% 2
Hampshire +14 15 £145 +20.83% 2
Erskine +25 14 £400 +50.51%
Renfrewshire +18 14 £400 +50.51%
South West +2 12 £120 -63.07% 2
East Midlands -20 12 £125 -23.07% 1
Gloucestershire +15 10 £120 - 1
Berkshire +20 9 £208 -10.75% 2
Manchester +7 8 £165 -5.71% 2
Hertfordshire +7 8 £350 +156.88% 1
West Midlands -5 7 £115 -26.40% 2
Cheshire +33 6 £120 -42.51% 1
Yorkshire +5 6 £153 +12.96% 6
Bracknell +6 5 £269 -
Southampton +4 5 £145 -40.20% 2
South Wales +4 5 £125 -9.09%
Northamptonshire +4 5 £375 +240.90%
Milton Keynes +1 5 - - 2
Wales +1 5 £125 -9.09% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 5 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -4 5 - -
Oxfordshire -6 5 £145 - 1
Derbyshire -19 5 £125 -66.18%
Derby -20 5 £125 -66.18%
Warwickshire +10 4 £115 -

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 430 (100.00%) Windows
2 260 (60.47%) Microsoft
3 226 (52.56%) Active Directory
4 208 (48.37%) Windows 7
5 187 (43.49%) Microsoft Office
6 100 (23.26%) ITIL
7 94 (21.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 85 (19.77%) Windows 10
9 82 (19.07%) Windows Server
10 81 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 75 (17.44%) Citrix
12 73 (16.98%) Windows 8
13 65 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
14 63 (14.65%) Windows Server 2012
15 58 (13.49%) Migration
15 58 (13.49%) Security Cleared
16 57 (13.26%) Linux
17 56 (13.02%) Blackberry
18 55 (12.79%) Service Management
19 53 (12.33%) MS Exchange
20 51 (11.86%) LAN
20 51 (11.86%) Office 365
21 50 (11.63%) Windows 2000
22 49 (11.40%) Microsoft Excel
23 48 (11.16%) WAN
23 48 (11.16%) Problem Management
24 47 (10.93%) SLA
25 45 (10.47%) DNS
25 45 (10.47%) Unix
25 45 (10.47%) Finance

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 53 (12.33%) MS Exchange
2 35 (8.14%) WebSphere
3 33 (7.67%) IBM Notes
4 27 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 27 (6.28%) SharePoint
5 26 (6.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 26 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (2.09%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.63%) Apache
7 7 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.63%) IIS
8 6 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.16%) Live Communications Server
9 5 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.93%) SAS
11 3 (0.70%) JBoss
11 3 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 187 (43.49%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (11.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 33 (7.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.63%) Eikon
2 4 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.23%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 51 (11.86%) Office 365
2 31 (7.21%) SaaS
3 30 (6.98%) IaaS
4 28 (6.51%) PaaS
5 15 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.47%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 51 (11.86%) LAN
2 48 (11.16%) WAN
3 45 (10.47%) DNS
4 41 (9.53%) DHCP
5 39 (9.07%) TCP/IP
6 36 (8.37%) VPN
7 21 (4.88%) Remote Desktop
8 17 (3.95%) Firewall
9 16 (3.72%) Internet
9 16 (3.72%) SSL
10 15 (3.49%) HTTP
10 15 (3.49%) VoIP
10 15 (3.49%) Wireless
11 12 (2.79%) HTTPS
12 10 (2.33%) SAN
13 8 (1.86%) ATM
13 8 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (1.63%) 3G
15 5 (1.16%) Extranet
15 5 (1.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.42%) MS Access
3 15 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.79%) SQL Server 2000
4 12 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (2.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.70%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (0.70%) SAS Enterprise Miner
6 1 (0.23%) MySQL
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (3.49%) MSI
2 6 (1.40%) StarTeam
3 5 (1.16%) JIRA
4 3 (0.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.47%) Travis CI
5 2 (0.47%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.23%) MSTest
6 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.23%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.23%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 45 (10.47%) Finance
2 22 (5.12%) Banking
3 19 (4.42%) Legal
4 11 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.33%) Retail
6 7 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.63%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.40%) Law
8 5 (1.16%) Back Office
8 5 (1.16%) Local Government
9 4 (0.93%) Electronics
9 4 (0.93%) Japanese Language
9 4 (0.93%) Marketing
9 4 (0.93%) Publishing
10 3 (0.70%) Advertising
10 3 (0.70%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.47%) Front Office
11 2 (0.47%) Prime Brokerage
12 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 143 (33.26%) Analyst
2 95 (22.09%) Support Engineer
3 84 (19.53%) Service Analyst
4 82 (19.07%) Service Desk Analyst
5 63 (14.65%) Desktop Support
6 57 (13.26%) Support Analyst
7 55 (12.79%) 2nd Line Support
8 53 (12.33%) Desktop Engineer
9 48 (11.16%) IT Support
10 45 (10.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 36 (8.37%) 1st Line Support
12 29 (6.74%) Service Desk Support
13 25 (5.81%) IT Analyst
14 24 (5.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 23 (5.35%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 23 (5.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 21 (4.88%) IT Engineer
17 19 (4.42%) Windows Engineer
18 18 (4.19%) IT Support Analyst
19 17 (3.95%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.26%) .NET
2 3 (0.70%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (0.47%) J2EE
3 2 (0.47%) Servlets
4 1 (0.23%) ADO
4 1 (0.23%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 65 (15.12%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (13.02%) Blackberry
3 26 (6.05%) iPad
4 24 (5.58%) Fat Client
4 24 (5.58%) iPhone
4 24 (5.58%) Thin Client
5 21 (4.88%) Clustering
6 13 (3.02%) Driving Licence
6 13 (3.02%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.79%) Tandem
8 10 (2.33%) Handset
8 10 (2.33%) Smartphone
9 9 (2.09%) NHS
10 4 (0.93%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.93%) PKI
11 3 (0.70%) EPoS
11 3 (0.70%) PDA
12 2 (0.47%) Equities
12 2 (0.47%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 430 (100.00%) Windows
2 208 (48.37%) Windows 7
3 94 (21.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 85 (19.77%) Windows 10
5 82 (19.07%) Windows Server
6 81 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 73 (16.98%) Windows 8
8 63 (14.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 57 (13.26%) Linux
10 50 (11.63%) Windows 2000
11 45 (10.47%) Unix
12 40 (9.30%) AIX
13 23 (5.35%) Mac OS X
14 22 (5.12%) Apple iOS
15 21 (4.88%) Android
16 18 (4.19%) Windows Vista
17 5 (1.16%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 3 (0.70%) Solaris
19 3 (0.70%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (23.26%) ITIL
2 58 (13.49%) Migration
3 55 (12.79%) Service Management
4 48 (11.16%) Problem Management
5 40 (9.30%) Change Management
6 38 (8.84%) ITSM
7 36 (8.37%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (6.51%) Open Source
9 25 (5.81%) Data Analysis
9 25 (5.81%) Data Management
10 24 (5.58%) Incident Management
10 24 (5.58%) Time Management
11 23 (5.35%) DevOps
12 19 (4.42%) PRINCE2
12 19 (4.42%) Release Management
13 17 (3.95%) Configuration Management
14 16 (3.72%) Software Distribution
15 15 (3.49%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 15 (3.49%) Patch Management
16 14 (3.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.30%) SQL
2 33 (7.67%) PowerShell
3 30 (6.98%) VB
4 15 (3.49%) VB6
5 13 (3.02%) REXX
5 13 (3.02%) Tcl
6 12 (2.79%) VB.NET
6 12 (2.79%) VBA
7 9 (2.09%) VBScript
8 5 (1.16%) Java
9 3 (0.70%) C
9 3 (0.70%) Korn
9 3 (0.70%) Perl
9 3 (0.70%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.47%) C#
11 1 (0.23%) C++
11 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.23%) VC++
Qualifications
1 58 (13.49%) Security Cleared
2 36 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (7.91%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.72%) DV Cleared
5 14 (3.26%) MCSE
6 12 (2.79%) MCDST
7 10 (2.33%) Degree
8 9 (2.09%) MCP
9 8 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (1.86%) ISTQB
9 8 (1.86%) MCITP
9 8 (1.86%) MCSA
9 8 (1.86%) MCTS
10 5 (1.16%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (1.16%) DBS Check
10 5 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.93%) CCNA
11 4 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.47%) MOS
12 2 (0.47%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (10.93%) SLA
2 6 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.47%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 226 (52.56%) Active Directory
2 20 (4.65%) Hyper-V
3 16 (3.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (2.09%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.16%) XenApp
7 4 (0.93%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.93%) vSphere
8 3 (0.70%) NFS
8 3 (0.70%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.70%) XenServer
9 2 (0.47%) Firmware
9 2 (0.47%) Xen
10 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.23%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 38 (8.84%) SCCM
2 20 (4.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 13 (3.02%) Netcool
4 9 (2.09%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (2.09%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.63%) Unicenter
5 7 (1.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.70%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.47%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.47%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.47%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.47%) Puppet
8 2 (0.47%) SafeCom
8 2 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 260 (60.47%) Microsoft
2 75 (17.44%) Citrix
3 32 (7.44%) Apple
3 32 (7.44%) Lotus
4 31 (7.21%) HP
5 29 (6.74%) VMware
6 20 (4.65%) Cisco
7 18 (4.19%) Symantec
8 17 (3.95%) Intel Security
8 17 (3.95%) Oracle
8 17 (3.95%) Veritas
9 13 (3.02%) LANDesk
10 11 (2.56%) Google
10 11 (2.56%) ServiceNow
11 9 (2.09%) Bloomberg
11 9 (2.09%) Remedy
12 8 (1.86%) Sophos
13 7 (1.63%) Dell
13 7 (1.63%) EMC
13 7 (1.63%) Reuters
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