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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 436 312 186
Rank change year-on-year -124 -126  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 175 391 695
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.72% 1.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.78% 3.12% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 141 292
Median daily rate £150 £188 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £375 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £180 £175
% change year-on-year -16.66% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 99 217
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.40 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £20.00 £20.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £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 9844 12513 12202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.89% 23.18% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6134 7886 7140
Median daily rate £403 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 659 953
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 -133 144 £150 -14.28% 42
South East -20 52 £153 -32.22% 5
London -50 31 £250 +25.00% 6
Scotland +15 17 £243 -3.00% 1
North West +10 17 £138 +17.02% 11
Hampshire +17 16 £158 -51.53% 2
Wales -5 12 £175 +52.17% 2
East Midlands -14 12 £125 +13.63% 2
Manchester +17 11 £180 +33.33% 6
Berkshire +11 11 £165 -40.00% 1
South Wales -3 9 £175 +52.17% 1
East of England -16 9 - - 7
Cardiff +1 8 £250 +117.39%
Derbyshire -7 8 £125 -46.80% 1
Derby -11 8 £125 -67.94% 1
West Midlands -4 7 £130 +36.84% 3
South West -9 7 - - 3
Yorkshire +14 6 - - 4
West Sussex +13 6 £150 -6.25%
Surrey -2 6 £160 -14.66%
Hertfordshire -6 6 - - 3
Oxfordshire -7 6 £145 -58.57%
Renfrewshire +37 5 £250 -5.66%
Erskine +33 5 £250 -5.66%
Glasgow +6 5 £425 +84.78% 1
Leeds +5 5 - - 3
West Yorkshire +4 5 - - 4
Bracknell -6 5 £269 -2.18%
Basingstoke -9 5 £300 -
Cheshire +16 4 £95 -18.27% 4

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 367 (100.00%) Windows
2 224 (61.04%) Microsoft
3 205 (55.86%) Active Directory
4 187 (50.95%) Windows 7
5 161 (43.87%) Microsoft Office
6 82 (22.34%) Windows 10
7 77 (20.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 74 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 72 (19.62%) Windows Server
9 72 (19.62%) Migration
10 64 (17.44%) ITIL
11 63 (17.17%) Citrix
12 58 (15.80%) Windows 8
13 53 (14.44%) LAN
14 52 (14.17%) Security Cleared
15 51 (13.90%) MS Exchange
16 50 (13.62%) Windows Server 2012
17 47 (12.81%) WAN
18 43 (11.72%) Office 365
19 42 (11.44%) Blackberry
20 41 (11.17%) Time Management
21 40 (10.90%) DNS
22 36 (9.81%) DHCP
22 36 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
23 35 (9.54%) SCCM
23 35 (9.54%) TCP/IP
23 35 (9.54%) VPN
23 35 (9.54%) SQL
23 35 (9.54%) Finance
24 34 (9.26%) PowerShell

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 51 (13.90%) MS Exchange
2 27 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2003
2 27 (7.36%) IBM Notes
3 25 (6.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 24 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (6.27%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.36%) Apache
8 5 (1.36%) IIS
8 5 (1.36%) Live Communications Server
8 5 (1.36%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.09%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.54%) GroupWise
11 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 161 (43.87%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.27%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.54%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.27%) assyst
3 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 43 (11.72%) Office 365
2 11 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.09%) SaaS
4 3 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 53 (14.44%) LAN
2 47 (12.81%) WAN
3 40 (10.90%) DNS
4 36 (9.81%) DHCP
5 35 (9.54%) TCP/IP
5 35 (9.54%) VPN
6 15 (4.09%) HTTP
6 15 (4.09%) Wireless
7 14 (3.81%) HTTPS
7 14 (3.81%) Remote Desktop
7 14 (3.81%) SSL
8 13 (3.54%) Firewall
9 12 (3.27%) Internet
10 8 (2.18%) SAN
10 8 (2.18%) VoIP
11 7 (1.91%) 3G
11 7 (1.91%) ATM
11 7 (1.91%) Extranet
11 7 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.09%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.54%) MS Access
3 11 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (2.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.91%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (4.63%) MSI
2 4 (1.09%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.54%) JIRA
3 2 (0.54%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.27%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.27%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.27%) Subversion
4 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (9.54%) Finance
2 14 (3.81%) Legal
3 11 (3.00%) Banking
4 8 (2.18%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.63%) Law
6 5 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.09%) Back Office
8 3 (0.82%) Electronics
8 3 (0.82%) Retail
9 2 (0.54%) Japanese Language
9 2 (0.54%) Local Government
9 2 (0.54%) Marketing
9 2 (0.54%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Advertising
10 1 (0.27%) Billing
10 1 (0.27%) Front Office
10 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 113 (30.79%) Analyst
2 92 (25.07%) Support Engineer
3 81 (22.07%) Desktop Support
4 68 (18.53%) Service Analyst
4 68 (18.53%) Service Desk Analyst
5 59 (16.08%) Desktop Engineer
6 49 (13.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 45 (12.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 45 (12.26%) Support Analyst
8 36 (9.81%) IT Support
9 34 (9.26%) 1st Line Support
10 27 (7.36%) IT Analyst
11 22 (5.99%) Service Desk Support
12 19 (5.18%) IT Support Analyst
13 16 (4.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 16 (4.36%) Windows Engineer
14 15 (4.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
15 14 (3.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 14 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
15 14 (3.81%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.18%) .NET
2 3 (0.82%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 2 (0.54%) XML
4 1 (0.27%) ADO
4 1 (0.27%) Flash
4 1 (0.27%) HTML
4 1 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.44%) Blackberry
2 36 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.63%) Fat Client
3 17 (4.63%) Thin Client
4 16 (4.36%) iPhone
5 15 (4.09%) Smartphone
6 14 (3.81%) iPad
7 12 (3.27%) Driving Licence
7 12 (3.27%) Management Information System
8 11 (3.00%) Clustering
9 8 (2.18%) NHS
10 6 (1.63%) Handset
10 6 (1.63%) PDA
11 5 (1.36%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.54%) EPoS
12 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.27%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 367 (100.00%) Windows
2 187 (50.95%) Windows 7
3 82 (22.34%) Windows 10
4 77 (20.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 74 (20.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (19.62%) Windows Server
7 58 (15.80%) Windows 8
8 50 (13.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (6.81%) Apple iOS
9 25 (6.81%) Linux
10 18 (4.90%) Android
11 15 (4.09%) Mac OS X
11 15 (4.09%) Windows Vista
12 14 (3.81%) Windows 2000
13 11 (3.00%) Unix
14 5 (1.36%) Solaris
15 4 (1.09%) AIX
16 3 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (19.62%) Migration
2 64 (17.44%) ITIL
3 41 (11.17%) Time Management
4 26 (7.08%) Problem Management
5 21 (5.72%) Incident Management
6 20 (5.45%) Data Migration
6 20 (5.45%) Service Management
7 19 (5.18%) Break/Fix
8 17 (4.63%) Patch Management
8 17 (4.63%) Software Distribution
9 15 (4.09%) Configuration Management
10 14 (3.81%) Change Management
10 14 (3.81%) Prototyping
10 14 (3.81%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 13 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (3.27%) ITSM
13 10 (2.72%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (2.72%) Service Delivery
14 7 (1.91%) Coaching
14 7 (1.91%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (9.54%) SQL
2 34 (9.26%) PowerShell
3 27 (7.36%) VB
4 16 (4.36%) Tcl
5 15 (4.09%) REXX
6 11 (3.00%) VBScript
7 8 (2.18%) VB6
8 7 (1.91%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.91%) VBA
9 3 (0.82%) Java
10 1 (0.27%) C
10 1 (0.27%) C++
10 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.27%) VC++
Qualifications
1 52 (14.17%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 29 (7.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (4.36%) DV Cleared
5 13 (3.54%) MCSE
6 12 (3.27%) MCP
7 8 (2.18%) MCSA
8 6 (1.63%) DBS Check
8 6 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.63%) MCDST
9 5 (1.36%) CCNA
9 5 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.36%) ISTQB
9 5 (1.36%) MCITP
10 4 (1.09%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.09%) Degree
10 4 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.09%) MCTS
11 3 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.54%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.36%) SLA
2 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 205 (55.86%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.54%) Hyper-V
2 13 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.72%) XenDesktop
4 7 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.09%) vSphere
6 4 (1.09%) XenApp
7 3 (0.82%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.54%) XenServer
9 1 (0.27%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 35 (9.54%) SCCM
2 22 (5.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 9 (2.45%) Netcool
4 8 (2.18%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.63%) Unicenter
6 6 (1.63%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 4 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.82%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (0.82%) SCOM
9 2 (0.54%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.54%) WSUS
10 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
10 1 (0.27%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 224 (61.04%) Microsoft
2 63 (17.17%) Citrix
3 32 (8.72%) Apple
4 30 (8.17%) HP
5 28 (7.63%) VMware
6 26 (7.08%) Lotus
7 23 (6.27%) Cisco
8 19 (5.18%) Symantec
9 14 (3.81%) LANDesk
9 14 (3.81%) Oracle
10 12 (3.27%) Veritas
11 10 (2.72%) Dell
12 7 (1.91%) EMC
12 7 (1.91%) McAfee
13 6 (1.63%) Google
13 6 (1.63%) Meridio
13 6 (1.63%) Samsung
13 6 (1.63%) ServiceNow
14 5 (1.36%) Remedy
14 5 (1.36%) Sophos
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