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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 84 58 53
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 15 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.11% 2.30% 2.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.53% 10.26% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 5
Average daily rate
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£205 £185 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% -39.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £16.25 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +1.81%
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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
331 273 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 24.39% 22.43% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 162 114
Average daily rate £350 £275 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £11.13 £11.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows 7
3 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
4 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
5 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 9 (34.62%) ITIL
7 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (26.92%) VMware
9 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (19.23%) CentOS
10 5 (19.23%) MS Office
10 5 (19.23%) NHS
10 5 (19.23%) Citrix
10 5 (19.23%) SAN
10 5 (19.23%) Backup Exec
10 5 (19.23%) Ubuntu
11 4 (15.38%) Service Management
11 4 (15.38%) Migration
11 4 (15.38%) Workflow
11 4 (15.38%) Linux
11 4 (15.38%) VMware Server
12 3 (11.54%) Splunk
12 3 (11.54%) Python
13 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
13 2 (7.69%) SLA
13 2 (7.69%) LAN
13 2 (7.69%) WAN
13 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (42.31%) MS Exchange
2 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) SAN
2 2 (7.69%) LAN
2 2 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) Extranet
3 1 (3.85%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Law
1 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Analyst
1 8 (30.77%) Support Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (26.92%) Support Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (19.23%) Desktop Support
4 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Linux Support
5 3 (11.54%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Linux Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) IT Support
7 1 (3.85%) IT Technician
7 1 (3.85%) UNIX Support
7 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) NHS
2 1 (3.85%) EPoS
2 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows 7
3 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (19.23%) CentOS
5 5 (19.23%) Ubuntu
6 4 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.85%) UNIX
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.85%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Service Management
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
2 4 (15.38%) Workflow
3 1 (3.85%) ERP
3 1 (3.85%) Document Management
3 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) MCDST
2 1 (3.85%) MCP
2 1 (3.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Server
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Backup Exec
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) VMware
3 5 (19.23%) Citrix
4 3 (11.54%) Splunk
5 1 (3.85%) Kaspersky
5 1 (3.85%) Novell
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.85%) Sage
5 1 (3.85%) LANDesk
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