The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 22 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 Sheffield 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 16 19 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.04% 4.32% 1.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.75% 18.18% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £229 £213
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +7.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.98 £13.00 £13.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -6.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £14.20 £16.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
53 44 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 29.12% 23.78% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 12
Average daily rate £275 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -22.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.30 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Windows XP
South Yorkshire

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Sheffield

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Sheffield region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Sheffield

Windows XP
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) HP
3 12 (60.00%) ITIL
4 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (30.00%) MS Office
7 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (25.00%) Finance
7 5 (25.00%) Validation
7 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
9 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (15.00%) WFM
10 2 (10.00%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (10.00%) Cantonese Language
10 2 (10.00%) Toshiba
10 2 (10.00%) Dell
11 1 (5.00%) Social Media
11 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
11 1 (5.00%) SCCM
11 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
11 1 (5.00%) NHS
11 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
11 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
11 1 (5.00%) French Language

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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.

Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Mandarin Language
2 2 (10.00%) Cantonese Language
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) French Language
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) 1st Line Support
1 5 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (10.00%) Field Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Field Service Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Social Media
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Validation
3 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (15.00%) WFM
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) HP
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Toshiba
3 2 (10.00%) Dell