The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 16 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 South Wales 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 28 37 22
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 30 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.13% 1.83% 4.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.19% 8.45% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 8
Average daily rate £179 - £153
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 - £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £261 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £186 £235 £240
% change year-on-year
-20.92% -2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £13.40 £13.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £13.80
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -0.36%
Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
124 71 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 21.20% 21.65% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 46 41
Average daily rate £265 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.20% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £170 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £15.50 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
Wales

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Cardiff -5 14 £238 - 5
Newport - 9 £195 -
Glamorgan - - - -
Windows XP
Wales

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) Windows 7
3 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
4 20 (47.62%) Security Cleared
5 18 (42.86%) SC Cleared
6 11 (26.19%) MS Office
6 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (21.43%) SCCM
8 7 (16.67%) Windows 8
8 7 (16.67%) LAN
8 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (11.90%) Adobe
10 5 (11.90%) WAN
11 4 (9.52%) assyst
11 4 (9.52%) VoIP
11 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
11 4 (9.52%) ITIL
11 4 (9.52%) Migration
11 4 (9.52%) Cisco
11 4 (9.52%) HP
12 3 (7.14%) Lotus
12 3 (7.14%) Sophos
12 3 (7.14%) VMware
12 3 (7.14%) IBM Notes
12 3 (7.14%) SLA
12 3 (7.14%) Citrix
12 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (7.14%) Lumension

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Lync
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (26.19%) MS Office
2 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) LAN
2 5 (11.90%) WAN
3 4 (9.52%) VoIP
4 2 (4.76%) SAN
4 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.76%) Firewall
5 1 (2.38%) DNS
5 1 (2.38%) SMS
5 1 (2.38%) DHCP
5 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.38%) PABX
5 1 (2.38%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MSI
1 1 (2.38%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.38%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Analyst
1 13 (30.95%) Support Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Support Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (11.90%) Help Desk Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Desktop Support
4 5 (11.90%) Help Desk Support
4 5 (11.90%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Deskside Support
5 4 (9.52%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Security Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) IT Support
7 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.38%) SCADA
2 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) Windows 7
3 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.52%) ITIL
1 4 (9.52%) Migration
2 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.38%) ITSM
3 1 (2.38%) Risk Management
3 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.38%) Change Management
3 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.38%) ERP
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.38%) Software Architecture
3 1 (2.38%) Capacity Management
3 1 (2.38%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.38%) Release Management
3 1 (2.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (2.38%) Web Development
3 1 (2.38%) Data Migration
3 1 (2.38%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) VBScript
2 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 18 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) CCA
3 2 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.76%) MCSA
4 1 (2.38%) MCSE
4 1 (2.38%) HND
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.38%) GAMP
System Software
1 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) XenApp
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.38%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) MOM
2 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.38%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Adobe
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco
3 4 (9.52%) HP
4 3 (7.14%) Lotus
4 3 (7.14%) Sophos
4 3 (7.14%) VMware
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix
4 3 (7.14%) Lumension
4 3 (7.14%) AppSense
5 1 (2.38%) Dell
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle
5 1 (2.38%) NetApp
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