The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 25 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 7 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 2.72% 6.37% 3.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.67% 26.98% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£81 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-73.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £140 £186
% change year-on-year
+33.57% -24.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.85 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.14% -4.34%
Windows XP
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Operating Systems Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
60 63 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 23.35% 23.60% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 24 15
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £81 £270 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 27
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -56.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.99 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £29.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -7 2 - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Windows XP
East Midlands

Windows XP
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 6 (60.00%) MS Office
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Remedy
4 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Retail
6 1 (10.00%) HTML
6 1 (10.00%) LiveLink
6 1 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) Web Design
6 1 (10.00%) Citrix
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
6 1 (10.00%) XenApp
6 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 3 (30.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (10.00%) LiveLink
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
1 6 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (30.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (30.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) IT Support
3 2 (20.00%) UAT Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Coordinator
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) UAT Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Coordinator
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Author
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Web Design
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Remedy
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix