The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire 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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 92 56 45
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 37 68 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.46% 2.97% 3.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.47% 13.18% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 11
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£134 £165 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.93% -34.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £145 £225
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -35.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 25
Average hourly rate £12.00 £11.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -2.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £10.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.88 £17.10 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.06 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% -
Windows XP
England

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

Operating Systems Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
495 516 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 19.53% 22.50% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 272 172
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 49 79
Average hourly rate £12.25 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £9.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
West Yorkshire -30 18 £118 -30.88% 9
South Yorkshire -11 9 - - 3
North Yorkshire -6 4 - - 4
East Yorkshire -6 4 £150 -30.23%
Windows XP
England

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 52 (54.74%) Windows 7
4 39 (41.05%) Microsoft
5 38 (40.00%) MS Office
6 36 (37.89%) MS Exchange
7 23 (24.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (15.79%) VMware
9 15 (15.79%) Citrix
10 14 (14.74%) SCCM
11 13 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2010
11 13 (13.68%) ITIL
12 12 (12.63%) MS Excel
13 11 (11.58%) LAN
13 11 (11.58%) NHS
14 10 (10.53%) HP
14 10 (10.53%) TCP/IP
14 10 (10.53%) Firewall
15 9 (9.47%) Migration
15 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
15 9 (9.47%) Hyper-V
16 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2003
16 8 (8.42%) NetApp
16 8 (8.42%) Remedy
17 7 (7.37%) SAN
17 7 (7.37%) Windows 2000
17 7 (7.37%) Windows 8
17 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2007

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 36 (37.89%) MS Exchange
2 13 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 38 (40.00%) MS Office
2 12 (12.63%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.11%) MS Project
4 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.58%) LAN
2 10 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 10 (10.53%) Firewall
3 7 (7.37%) SAN
4 6 (6.32%) DNS
4 6 (6.32%) WAN
5 5 (5.26%) VPN
6 4 (4.21%) SSL
6 4 (4.21%) DHCP
6 4 (4.21%) VoIP
7 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.16%) VLAN
7 3 (3.16%) Network Security
8 2 (2.11%) Wireless
8 2 (2.11%) Internet
8 2 (2.11%) Extranet
8 2 (2.11%) MPLS
9 1 (1.05%) IPsec
9 1 (1.05%) NAS
9 1 (1.05%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) MSI
2 2 (2.11%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (1.05%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (5.26%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.11%) Law
3 2 (2.11%) Legal
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Desktop Support
2 19 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 17 (17.89%) Desktop Engineer
4 14 (14.74%) 1st Line Support
5 13 (13.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 12 (12.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (11.58%) Analyst
8 8 (8.42%) IT Support
9 6 (6.32%) Service Analyst
9 6 (6.32%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (4.21%) Deployment Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Applications Packager
10 4 (4.21%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.21%) IT Technician
10 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (3.16%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 3 (3.16%) Support Technician
11 3 (3.16%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (3.16%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.11%) WSH
2 2 (2.11%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) NHS
2 4 (4.21%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.05%) EPoS
4 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.05%) iPhone
4 1 (1.05%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.05%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (54.74%) Windows 7
3 23 (24.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (7.37%) Windows 2000
5 7 (7.37%) Windows 8
6 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.32%) CentOS
7 5 (5.26%) Linux
8 4 (4.21%) Windows Vista
9 3 (3.16%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.05%) Debian
11 1 (1.05%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.68%) ITIL
2 9 (9.47%) Migration
3 6 (6.32%) Problem Management
4 5 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.21%) Service Management
6 3 (3.16%) Project Management
6 3 (3.16%) Workflow
6 3 (3.16%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (3.16%) Time Management
7 2 (2.11%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.11%) Software Deployment
7 2 (2.11%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.05%) ERP
8 1 (1.05%) PRINCE
8 1 (1.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.05%) Line Management
8 1 (1.05%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.26%) VB
2 4 (4.21%) SQL
3 3 (3.16%) Python
4 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.21%) VCP4
2 4 (4.21%) MCP
3 3 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.11%) MCDST
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.16%) HIPAA
System Software
1 60 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.47%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.21%) XenApp
5 3 (3.16%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.16%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.11%) MetaFrame
6 2 (2.11%) vSphere
6 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (14.74%) SCCM
2 4 (4.21%) SCOM
2 4 (4.21%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.16%) ARCserve
3 3 (3.16%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.05%) WSUS
5 1 (1.05%) Unicenter
5 1 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (41.05%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.79%) Citrix
2 15 (15.79%) VMware
3 10 (10.53%) HP
4 8 (8.42%) NetApp
4 8 (8.42%) Remedy
5 6 (6.32%) Mitel
5 6 (6.32%) Cisco
6 5 (5.26%) Dell
7 4 (4.21%) Symantec
8 3 (3.16%) Oracle
8 3 (3.16%) Imperva
8 3 (3.16%) Splunk
9 2 (2.11%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.11%) Sun
9 2 (2.11%) BMC
9 2 (2.11%) Novell
10 1 (1.05%) Siemens
10 1 (1.05%) Lotus
10 1 (1.05%) Red Hat
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