The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Leicestershire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 21 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 26 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 7.30% 2.71% 3.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.33% 11.54% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate £175 - £145
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 6
Average hourly rate £12.75 £10.49 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.51% +13.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.29 £9.68 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £12.00 £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
83 52 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 23.31% 23.53% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 18
Average daily rate £225 £230 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £203 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £365 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 23 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.67 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.20% +36.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.19 £9.90 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £29.00 £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
East Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Leicester +2 21 £175 -
Coalville - 2 - -
Lutterworth - - - - 2
Windows XP
East Midlands

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 22 (52.38%) Windows 7
4 15 (35.71%) MS Office
5 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 11 (26.19%) Citrix
7 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (16.67%) Migration
8 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
10 4 (9.52%) Firewall
10 4 (9.52%) Data Security
10 4 (9.52%) ITIL
10 4 (9.52%) SQL
10 4 (9.52%) Cisco
10 4 (9.52%) LAN
10 4 (9.52%) Unified Communications
10 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (7.14%) Lync
11 3 (7.14%) Retail
11 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
11 3 (7.14%) SCCM
11 3 (7.14%) SCOM
11 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (7.14%) Kaspersky
11 3 (7.14%) VoIP
11 3 (7.14%) WAN
11 3 (7.14%) SLA
11 3 (7.14%) VMware

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.14%) Lync
4 2 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.76%) IIS
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (35.71%) MS Office
2 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Firewall
1 4 (9.52%) LAN
1 4 (9.52%) Unified Communications
2 3 (7.14%) VoIP
2 3 (7.14%) WAN
2 3 (7.14%) Wireless
3 2 (4.76%) SAN
3 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) ADSL
4 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) NUnit
1 2 (4.76%) Moq
2 1 (2.38%) MSI
General
1 3 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) IT Support
4 6 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Desktop Support
5 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Rollout Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Applications Packager
7 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.76%) Developer
7 2 (4.76%) Help Desk Manager
7 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
1 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.76%) NHibernate
1 2 (4.76%) Application Packaging
1 2 (4.76%) Software Packaging
1 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (4.76%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.38%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (52.38%) Windows 7
3 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Migration
2 4 (9.52%) Data Security
2 4 (9.52%) ITIL
3 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.76%) MVC
4 2 (4.76%) Scrum
4 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.38%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) ISEB
1 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.38%) MCSE
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 26 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCCM
1 3 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Citrix
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco
4 3 (7.14%) Kaspersky
4 3 (7.14%) VMware
5 2 (4.76%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.38%) Dell
6 1 (2.38%) Motorola
6 1 (2.38%) Lotus