The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 38 50 30
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.31% 0.49% 0.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.88% 2.86% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£170 £130 £147
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -11.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.25 £20.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +51.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.69 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +1.81%
Windows XP
South Wales

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

Operating Systems Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
81 70 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.34% 17.24% 29.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 45 44
Average daily rate £350 £313 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.47% +51.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

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
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 30 June 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 9 (69.23%) Citrix
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (53.85%) ITIL
5 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 6 (46.15%) VMware
5 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco
7 4 (30.77%) CCNA
7 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (23.08%) MSI
8 3 (23.08%) InstallShield
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (23.08%) AppSense
8 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 3 (23.08%) Java
8 3 (23.08%) .NET
8 3 (23.08%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (23.08%) Patch Management
8 3 (23.08%) Firewall
9 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (15.38%) Lync
9 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
10 1 (7.69%) Service Management
10 1 (7.69%) Apple
10 1 (7.69%) Red Hat

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Lync
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) PABX
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MSI
1 3 (23.08%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (30.77%) Support Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
6 1 (7.69%) Applications Packager
6 1 (7.69%) Support Technician
6 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Technician
6 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (23.08%) Patch Management
3 2 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) CCNA
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Citrix
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco
4 3 (23.08%) AppSense
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) Apple