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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 48 32 45
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 13 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.37% 3.60% 1.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.00% 12.93% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
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£150 £150 £239
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -37.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £126 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £230 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £199 £150 £165
% change year-on-year
+32.66% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
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
100 116 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.25% 27.82% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 53 44
Average daily rate £300 £288 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £159 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 26 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £28.00 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -6 8 £150 - 1
Bridgend -3 2 £198 -
Monmouthshire - 1 - -
Vale of Glamorgan - - - - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - -
Windows XP
Wales

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Windows 7
3 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (21.74%) MS Office
5 5 (21.74%) ITIL
6 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
6 4 (17.39%) LAN
7 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
7 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.04%) WAN
7 3 (13.04%) Linux
8 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
8 2 (8.70%) MPLS
8 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
8 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (8.70%) DSL
8 2 (8.70%) Project Management
8 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
8 2 (8.70%) Citrix
8 2 (8.70%) Cisco
8 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
8 2 (8.70%) Apple
8 2 (8.70%) VMware
8 2 (8.70%) Mitel
8 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (8.70%) Lync
8 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.70%) Lync
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) LAN
2 3 (13.04%) WAN
3 2 (8.70%) MPLS
3 2 (8.70%) DSL
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.35%) PABX
4 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (4.35%) OSPF
4 1 (4.35%) BGP
4 1 (4.35%) VoIP
4 1 (4.35%) RIP
4 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) DNS
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Service Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.70%) IT Support
4 2 (8.70%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Wintel Support
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) IT Support Assistant
5 1 (4.35%) IT Assistant
5 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Windows 7
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
5 3 (13.04%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
2 2 (8.70%) Project Management
2 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.35%) Network Design
3 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.35%) Change Control
3 1 (4.35%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) VBScript
1 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CCNP
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (4.35%) CCSE
1 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Citrix
2 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
2 2 (8.70%) Apple
2 2 (8.70%) LANDesk
2 2 (8.70%) VMware
2 2 (8.70%) Mitel
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
3 1 (4.35%) SonicWALL
3 1 (4.35%) Aruba
3 1 (4.35%) F5
3 1 (4.35%) Lumension
3 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee
3 1 (4.35%) Websense
3 1 (4.35%) Juniper
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe
3 1 (4.35%) HP