The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 18 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 8 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 3.76% 4.80% 0.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.70% 15.38% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£98 £205 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £235
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.49 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.44% +18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -3.50%
Windows XP
South Yorkshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
63 78 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 29.58% 31.20% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 22
Average daily rate £280 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £175 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.98 £10.30 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 12 (60.00%) HP
3 11 (55.00%) ITIL
4 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (40.00%) MS Office
5 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) Validation
7 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (15.00%) WFM
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (15.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
8 2 (10.00%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (10.00%) Cantonese Language
8 2 (10.00%) Toshiba
8 2 (10.00%) Dell
9 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
9 1 (5.00%) NHS
9 1 (5.00%) Cisco
9 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
9 1 (5.00%) French Language
9 1 (5.00%) Social Media
9 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
9 1 (5.00%) SCCM

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (40.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Mandarin Language
2 2 (10.00%) Cantonese Language
3 1 (5.00%) French Language
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Service Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support
5 2 (10.00%) Field Service Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 2 (10.00%) Field Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) NHS
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Validation
2 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (15.00%) WFM
3 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) HP
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Dell
3 2 (10.00%) Toshiba
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco