The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 81 67 61
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 13 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.97% 1.82% 1.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.13% 8.33% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £265 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.09% +140.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £250
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.31% +22.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.64% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
315 252 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 23.58% 21.88% 20.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 144 85
Average daily rate £325 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 15
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £16.20 £57.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Leeds region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Leeds region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP.

1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) Windows 7
3 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
5 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
6 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (35.48%) MS Exchange
7 10 (32.26%) VMware
7 10 (32.26%) ITIL
8 8 (25.81%) CentOS
9 7 (22.58%) Ubuntu
9 7 (22.58%) SAN
10 6 (19.35%) NHS
10 6 (19.35%) Linux
10 6 (19.35%) Service Management
10 6 (19.35%) Workflow
10 6 (19.35%) VMware Server
10 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (16.13%) Splunk
11 5 (16.13%) MS Office
11 5 (16.13%) Python
12 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
12 4 (12.90%) Citrix
12 4 (12.90%) Backup Exec
12 4 (12.90%) Migration
13 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
13 3 (9.68%) SCCM
13 3 (9.68%) MCDST
13 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
13 3 (9.68%) Law

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Windows XP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Windows XP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (35.48%) MS Exchange
2 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) SAN
2 3 (9.68%) Extranet
3 2 (6.45%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) SSL
4 1 (3.23%) Firewall
4 1 (3.23%) Network Security
4 1 (3.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MSI
1 2 (6.45%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (9.68%) Law
1 3 (9.68%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Support Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (22.58%) Desktop Support
3 7 (22.58%) Analyst
4 6 (19.35%) Support Analyst
5 5 (16.13%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (16.13%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (16.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (12.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Linux Support
8 2 (6.45%) IT Support
8 2 (6.45%) Deployment Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Linux Support Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Applications Packager
9 1 (3.23%) Applications Support
9 1 (3.23%) Service Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Technical Support
9 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) WSH
1 2 (6.45%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.23%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) NHS
2 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) Windows 7
3 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (25.81%) CentOS
6 7 (22.58%) Ubuntu
7 6 (19.35%) Linux
8 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
9 2 (6.45%) Debian
10 1 (3.23%) UNIX
10 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
10 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Service Management
2 6 (19.35%) Workflow
3 4 (12.90%) Migration
4 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.23%) Time Management
6 1 (3.23%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Python
2 2 (6.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) MCP
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.68%) MCDST
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.23%) HIPAA
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (19.35%) VMware Server
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.23%) vSphere
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Backup Exec
2 3 (9.68%) SCCM
3 2 (6.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.23%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) VMware
3 5 (16.13%) Splunk
4 4 (12.90%) Citrix
5 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.23%) Remedy
6 1 (3.23%) NetApp
6 1 (3.23%) Novell
6 1 (3.23%) Sun
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) Dell
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.23%) Imperva
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