The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 4 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 18.75% 10.00% 29.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 37.50% 53.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £115 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £187 £140 £186
% change year-on-year
+33.57% -24.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £11.57 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.85 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.14% -4.34%
Windows XP
West 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 Wakefield region.

Operating Systems Category
Wakefield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
8 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 50.00% 26.67% 54.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate £225 £115 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.65% +27.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £10.30 £11.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 8
3 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 4 (66.67%) LAN
3 4 (66.67%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (33.33%) Symantec
5 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (16.67%) Firewall
6 1 (16.67%) IPsec
6 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (16.67%) VMware
6 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
6 1 (16.67%) WatchGuard
6 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
6 1 (16.67%) SCCM
6 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (16.67%) iPhone
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (16.67%) NAS
6 1 (16.67%) XenApp
6 1 (16.67%) Veeam

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) DHCP
1 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) NAS
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) IT Technician
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) iPhone
2 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) EqualLogic
2 1 (16.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) ERP
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) WatchGuard
3 1 (16.67%) Veeam
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco