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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 28 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 13 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 4.35% 3.85% 4.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.66% 13.25% 34.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
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UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £180 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Average hourly rate £12.25 £11.46 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +4.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £9.91 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £15.25 £13.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.48 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -2.00%
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
47 83 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 15.72% 29.02% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 30 19
Average daily rate £250 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £500 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 11
Average hourly rate £12.25 £17.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +4 7 £250 -
Windows XP
East Midlands

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (90.63%) Active Directory
3 22 (68.75%) MS Office
4 18 (56.25%) MS Excel
5 12 (37.50%) Banking
5 12 (37.50%) SLA
5 12 (37.50%) Coaching
6 8 (25.00%) Financial Institution
6 8 (25.00%) Finance
6 8 (25.00%) Hedge funds
7 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (18.75%) Remedy
8 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
8 6 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
9 5 (15.63%) Incident Management
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
10 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
10 4 (12.50%) DHCP
10 4 (12.50%) DNS
10 4 (12.50%) Firewall
10 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
10 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (9.38%) Citrix
11 3 (9.38%) WAN
11 3 (9.38%) LAN
12 2 (6.25%) PBX
12 2 (6.25%) Adobe
12 2 (6.25%) Sun

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 22 (68.75%) MS Office
2 18 (56.25%) MS Excel
3 6 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (3.13%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) DHCP
1 4 (12.50%) DNS
1 4 (12.50%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) LAN
2 3 (9.38%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) VLAN
3 2 (6.25%) PBX
3 2 (6.25%) IPv4
3 2 (6.25%) SAN
4 1 (3.13%) VoIP
4 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 12 (37.50%) Banking
2 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Analyst
2 17 (53.13%) Service Analyst
2 17 (53.13%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (28.13%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (15.63%) IT Support
5 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Support
7 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Support
7 2 (6.25%) Support Technician
7 2 (6.25%) Field Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
7 2 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (6.25%) EPoS Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Field Support Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) PC Support
7 2 (6.25%) Systems Support Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Hedge funds
2 2 (6.25%) EPoS
2 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Coaching
2 5 (15.63%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.25%) Logistics
3 2 (6.25%) Software Licensing
4 1 (3.13%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Service Management
4 1 (3.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
1 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.13%) MCP
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (90.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (3.13%) DameWare
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Remedy
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix
4 2 (6.25%) Adobe
4 2 (6.25%) Sun
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.13%) McAfee
5 1 (3.13%) Lotus
5 1 (3.13%) Symantec