The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 55 46 32
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 12 20 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.02% 3.10% 2.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.82% 15.63% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 1
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£170 £135 £147
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -8.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £200 £250
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Average hourly rate £10.50 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £11.50 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £17.20 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.69 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +1.81%
Windows XP
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 South Wales region.

Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
136 128 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 22.90% 19.81% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 82 67
Average daily rate £350 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £135 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £458 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 16
Average hourly rate £12.45 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £17.20 £15.95
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 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
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 30 June 2015. 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 +12 8 £170 +30.76% 1
Caerphilly -1 2 £160 -
Torfaen - 1 - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - -
Windows XP
Wales

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
3 12 (50.00%) Citrix
3 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (45.83%) ITIL
4 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
5 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 7 (29.17%) VMware
8 5 (20.83%) Cisco
9 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (16.67%) CCNA
9 4 (16.67%) SLA
9 4 (16.67%) MS Office
9 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 4 (16.67%) Lync
9 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
10 3 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (12.50%) User Experience
10 3 (12.50%) Patch Management
10 3 (12.50%) Linux
10 3 (12.50%) Java
10 3 (12.50%) .NET
10 3 (12.50%) Mac OS X
10 3 (12.50%) MSI
10 3 (12.50%) InstallShield
10 3 (12.50%) Firewall
10 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (12.50%) AppSense

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (16.67%) Lync
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) SAN
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) VoIP
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) PABX
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MSI
1 3 (12.50%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (50.00%) Analyst
2 10 (41.67%) 1st Line Support
3 8 (33.33%) Support Engineer
4 7 (29.17%) Support Analyst
5 6 (25.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (12.50%) IT Support
7 3 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
7 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
7 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
8 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) Technical Support
8 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 2 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 1 (4.17%) Technical Support Engineer
9 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
4 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 3 (12.50%) Linux
6 3 (12.50%) Mac OS X
7 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (8.33%) IT Governance
3 2 (8.33%) Validation
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) CCNA
1 4 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) GxP
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Citrix
2 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 7 (29.17%) VMware
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco
5 3 (12.50%) AppSense
6 2 (8.33%) HP
6 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.33%) Apple