The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Cardiff 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 41 34 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 6 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.63% 0.76% 4.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.09% 2.53% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£255 £147 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.46% -32.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £147 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £147 £224
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £208 £225
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
66 79 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 17.89% 30.04% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 47 13
Average daily rate £310 £305 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% -8.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Average hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.25% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows XP
South Wales

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (94.74%) Windows 7
3 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
3 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
4 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
4 5 (26.32%) SCCM
5 4 (21.05%) ITIL
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.79%) XenApp
6 3 (15.79%) Citrix
6 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
6 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
6 3 (15.79%) AppSense
7 2 (10.53%) SAN
7 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) Firewall
7 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (10.53%) Mitel
7 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
7 2 (10.53%) LANDesk
7 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
7 2 (10.53%) WAN
7 2 (10.53%) CCA
7 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
7 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
7 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.26%) Lync
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
1 2 (10.53%) Firewall
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (5.26%) PABX
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) SMS
2 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
1 1 (5.26%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support
1 3 (15.79%) Analyst
1 3 (15.79%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) IT Support
3 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Applications Packager
3 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Configuration Manager
3 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Desktop Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (94.74%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Release Management
4 1 (5.26%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.26%) ITSM
4 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
1 7 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) CCA
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) XenApp
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) MOM
2 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.26%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Citrix
1 3 (15.79%) AppSense
2 2 (10.53%) Mitel
2 2 (10.53%) LANDesk
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Dell
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) NetApp