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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 46 28 35
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 13 32 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.67% 5.62% 2.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 24.81% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 0
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£165 £165 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £250
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 4
Average hourly rate £10.72 £16.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.98% +30.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.34 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £17.03 £13.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.64% -
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
117 129 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 24.02% 22.67% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 76 50
Average daily rate £318 £250 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £11.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +40.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.03 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 8 £170 -30.25% 2
Caerphilly 0 2 £155 -
Torfaen - 2 - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff 0 1 - -
Windows XP
Wales

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 11 (42.31%) Citrix
4 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
5 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (34.62%) ITIL
6 6 (23.08%) Linux
6 6 (23.08%) VMware
7 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (15.38%) SCCM
7 4 (15.38%) Lync
7 4 (15.38%) Windows 8
7 4 (15.38%) Firewall
7 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 4 (15.38%) MS Office
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco
7 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
7 4 (15.38%) Mac OS X
7 4 (15.38%) Apple
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (11.54%) DNS
8 3 (11.54%) .NET
8 3 (11.54%) Java
8 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
8 3 (11.54%) CCNA
8 3 (11.54%) MSI
8 3 (11.54%) InstallShield
8 3 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (15.38%) Lync
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) SAN
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) OSPF
3 1 (3.85%) BGP
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) RIP
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MSI
1 3 (11.54%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Support Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 10 (38.46%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (23.08%) Support Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) IT Support
5 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Support
5 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (23.08%) Linux
6 4 (15.38%) Mac OS X
6 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (15.38%) Windows 8
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 2 (7.69%) IT Governance
3 2 (7.69%) Validation
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.85%) Network Design
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
2 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.54%) CCNA
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) CCENT
4 1 (3.85%) CCNP
4 1 (3.85%) CCSE
4 1 (3.85%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) GxP
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Citrix
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) VMware
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco
4 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 4 (15.38%) Apple
5 3 (11.54%) AppSense
6 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.85%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.85%) Aruba
6 1 (3.85%) F5
6 1 (3.85%) Lumension
6 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.85%) McAfee
6 1 (3.85%) Websense
6 1 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper
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Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
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