The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Leeds region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 52 51 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 26 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.48% 3.42% 2.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.75% 10.73% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 3
Average daily rate
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£180 £308 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.46% +61.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £107 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £315 £256
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £216
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 14
Average hourly rate £14.60 £14.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £9.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £16.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
204 289 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 19.43% 31.86% 22.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 137 130
Average daily rate £185 £308 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.83% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.00 £8.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £45.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Windows XP
West Yorkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 July 2014, 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 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (49.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 22 (43.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (43.14%) Windows 7
5 17 (33.33%) SAN
6 16 (31.37%) CentOS
6 16 (31.37%) Ubuntu
6 16 (31.37%) Incident Management
6 16 (31.37%) VMware
7 14 (27.45%) VMware Server
7 14 (27.45%) Service Management
7 14 (27.45%) Python
7 14 (27.45%) MS Exchange
8 13 (25.49%) MS Office
8 13 (25.49%) Splunk
9 12 (23.53%) Workflow
10 10 (19.61%) Linux
10 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
10 10 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (17.65%) ITIL
12 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (11.76%) Windows 2000
13 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
13 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
14 4 (7.84%) Legal
14 4 (7.84%) LAN
14 4 (7.84%) SLA
15 3 (5.88%) Cisco

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 14 (27.45%) MS Exchange
2 10 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.88%) IIS
5 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (25.49%) MS Office
2 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (33.33%) SAN
2 4 (7.84%) LAN
3 3 (5.88%) WAN
3 3 (5.88%) SMTP
3 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.88%) Firewall
3 3 (5.88%) NAS
4 2 (3.92%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (3.92%) DNS
5 1 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (7.84%) Legal
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Analyst
2 12 (23.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (15.69%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Service Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (9.80%) Desktop Support
6 4 (7.84%) Support Technician
7 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Service Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Manager
7 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Linux Support
8 2 (3.92%) Linux Support Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) 1st Line Support Technician
8 2 (3.92%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) HTML
1 3 (5.88%) .NET
1 3 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 51 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (49.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (43.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (43.14%) Windows 7
4 16 (31.37%) Ubuntu
4 16 (31.37%) CentOS
5 10 (19.61%) Linux
6 6 (11.76%) Windows 2000
7 3 (5.88%) Windows NT
8 2 (3.92%) Solaris
9 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Incident Management
2 14 (27.45%) Service Management
3 12 (23.53%) Workflow
4 9 (17.65%) ITIL
5 3 (5.88%) Project Management
5 3 (5.88%) Scrum
5 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Management
6 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.92%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.92%) Migration
7 1 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) Python
2 3 (5.88%) SQL
3 2 (3.92%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.92%) C
3 2 (3.92%) C++
3 2 (3.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 14 (27.45%) VMware Server
3 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) Sendmail
4 1 (1.96%) vSphere
4 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.96%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) VMware
2 13 (25.49%) Splunk
3 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.88%) Sun
4 3 (5.88%) Cisco
4 3 (5.88%) NetApp
5 2 (3.92%) Symantec
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle
5 2 (3.92%) Citrix
6 1 (1.96%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.96%) HP
6 1 (1.96%) Dell
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