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 25 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 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 26 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 15 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 4.98% 4.45% 2.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.65% 28.95% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £213
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 6
Average hourly rate £11.46 £11.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% -2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.91 £10.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
85 38 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 28.24% 15.38% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 21 12
Average daily rate £300 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £135 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.69 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.22% -38.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.11 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £13.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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
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 25 July 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
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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 +6 13 £325 -
Lutterworth - - - -
Windows XP
East Midlands

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (64.10%) Windows 7
3 21 (53.85%) Active Directory
4 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
4 17 (43.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (30.77%) MS Office
7 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
8 7 (17.95%) ITIL
9 6 (15.38%) MVC
9 6 (15.38%) Migration
9 6 (15.38%) Scrum
9 6 (15.38%) NUnit
9 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
9 6 (15.38%) .NET
9 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 6 (15.38%) IIS
9 6 (15.38%) C#
9 6 (15.38%) Moq
9 6 (15.38%) StructureMap
9 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
9 6 (15.38%) NHibernate
10 5 (12.82%) Lync
10 5 (12.82%) SQL
10 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
10 5 (12.82%) Citrix
10 5 (12.82%) VMware
11 4 (10.26%) WAN
11 4 (10.26%) SLA

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (15.38%) IIS
2 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.82%) Lync
3 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (30.77%) MS Office
2 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) LAN
1 4 (10.26%) WAN
2 3 (7.69%) VoIP
3 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.13%) Firewall
4 1 (2.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) NUnit
1 6 (15.38%) Moq
General
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
1 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (17.95%) Support Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Developer
3 6 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 6 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 6 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
4 5 (12.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Support Technician
6 3 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.69%) IT Support
7 2 (5.13%) IT Technician
7 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 2 (5.13%) Help Desk Supervisor
7 2 (5.13%) IT Support Technician
7 2 (5.13%) Rollout Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (5.13%) Service Desk Technician
7 2 (5.13%) Help Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) .NET
1 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
1 6 (15.38%) NHibernate
1 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
1 6 (15.38%) StructureMap
2 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (64.10%) Windows 7
3 17 (43.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (5.13%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.95%) ITIL
2 6 (15.38%) MVC
2 6 (15.38%) Migration
2 6 (15.38%) Scrum
3 3 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.56%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.56%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) C#
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) VBScript
3 2 (5.13%) VB
3 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) MCSE
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 21 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) SCCM
1 3 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Citrix
2 5 (12.82%) VMware
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco
3 3 (7.69%) Remedy
3 3 (7.69%) Kaspersky
4 2 (5.13%) LANDesk
4 2 (5.13%) Lotus
4 2 (5.13%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) Dell