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 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 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 49 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 14 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.33% 2.57% 2.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.73% 8.73% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
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£135 £126 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -56.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £109 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £143 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £208 £225
% change year-on-year
-3.61% -7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Average hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +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
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
110 126 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.33% 29.44% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 71 30
Average daily rate £300 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £127 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.50 £10.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £14.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Windows XP
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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
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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
Cardiff -7 6 £255 +73.46%
Bridgend -9 1 - -
Windows XP
Wales

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (65.96%) Windows 7
3 29 (61.70%) Active Directory
4 16 (34.04%) Security Cleared
4 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (31.91%) SC Cleared
6 11 (23.40%) Windows 8
7 10 (21.28%) MS Office
8 9 (19.15%) Adobe
9 8 (17.02%) SCCM
9 8 (17.02%) LAN
10 5 (10.64%) WAN
10 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (10.64%) assyst
11 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
11 4 (8.51%) VMware
11 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
11 4 (8.51%) VoIP
11 4 (8.51%) Cisco
11 4 (8.51%) ITIL
11 4 (8.51%) Citrix
12 3 (6.38%) Lotus
12 3 (6.38%) Sophos
12 3 (6.38%) IBM Notes
12 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
12 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
12 3 (6.38%) AppSense
12 3 (6.38%) XenApp
12 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
12 3 (6.38%) Lumension

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.38%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.13%) Lync
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (21.28%) MS Office
2 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.64%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) LAN
2 5 (10.64%) WAN
3 4 (8.51%) VoIP
4 2 (4.26%) Firewall
4 2 (4.26%) SAN
5 1 (2.13%) SMS
5 1 (2.13%) DHCP
5 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.13%) DNS
5 1 (2.13%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.13%) PABX
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MSI
1 1 (2.13%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.13%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (2.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) Support Analyst
3 11 (23.40%) Support Engineer
4 9 (19.15%) Help Desk Analyst
4 9 (19.15%) Help Desk Support
4 9 (19.15%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Deskside Support
5 4 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.38%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (6.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) IT Support
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
1 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
1 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (65.96%) Windows 7
3 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (23.40%) Windows 8
5 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.51%) ITIL
2 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
3 2 (4.26%) Project Management
3 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.26%) Migration
3 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.13%) Change Management
4 1 (2.13%) ITSM
4 1 (2.13%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.13%) Release Management
4 1 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.13%) Business Analysis
4 1 (2.13%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.13%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.13%) Change Control
4 1 (2.13%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (34.04%) Security Cleared
2 15 (31.91%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) CCA
3 2 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.13%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (61.70%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.38%) XenApp
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.13%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.13%) MOM
2 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.13%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Adobe
2 4 (8.51%) VMware
2 4 (8.51%) Cisco
2 4 (8.51%) Citrix
3 3 (6.38%) Lotus
3 3 (6.38%) Sophos
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) AppSense
3 3 (6.38%) Lumension
4 2 (4.26%) LANDesk
4 2 (4.26%) Mitel
4 2 (4.26%) HP
5 1 (2.13%) Dell
5 1 (2.13%) NetApp