The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Wakefield 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 6 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 3 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 10.71% 33.33% 19.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.27% 70.00% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £115 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
Wakefield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 39.29% 47.62% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate £115 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-71.25% -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% -17.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
West Yorkshire

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 25 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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%) Windows 7
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Sophos
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) Remedy
5 1 (16.67%) MCP
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (16.67%) VBScript
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (16.67%) Becrypt

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Sophos
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (16.67%) Becrypt