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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 54 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 1 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.23% 1.89% 2.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.95% 8.75% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 5
Average daily rate
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- £255 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £180 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% +9.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.48 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -2.00%
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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
105 80 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 24.08% 21.62% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 56 45
Average daily rate £375 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £134 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% +9.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 29 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (70.00%) Citrix
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (60.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco
6 4 (40.00%) ITIL
6 4 (40.00%) CCNA
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (20.00%) Lync
8 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (10.00%) PABX
9 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
9 1 (10.00%) CCENT
9 1 (10.00%) Service Management
9 1 (10.00%) Finance
9 1 (10.00%) SMS
9 1 (10.00%) VoIP
9 1 (10.00%) SLA
9 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
9 1 (10.00%) C
9 1 (10.00%) MS Office
9 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
9 1 (10.00%) HP

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Lync
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SMS
1 1 (10.00%) VoIP
1 1 (10.00%) PABX
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (30.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Technician
5 1 (10.00%) IT Support
5 1 (10.00%) Support Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (10.00%) IT Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNA
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Citrix
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) HP