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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 49 38 38
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.90% 3.03% 1.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.89% 10.45% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
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£135 £250 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £180 £225
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -20.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £11.82 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.90 £19.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.48 £13.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -8.62%
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
101 134 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 17.44% 29.00% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 72 21
Average daily rate £315 £263 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £398 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 4
Average hourly rate £11.25 £13.87 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.97 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 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 7 £135 -46.00% 2
Newport - - - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Windows XP
Wales

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 20 (60.61%) Windows 7
4 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (27.27%) MS Office
6 7 (21.21%) Windows 8
7 6 (18.18%) Adobe
8 5 (15.15%) LAN
8 5 (15.15%) VMware
8 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
8 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
9 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
9 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
9 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
10 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
10 3 (9.09%) ITIL
10 3 (9.09%) assyst
11 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (6.06%) LANDesk
11 2 (6.06%) Project Management
11 2 (6.06%) Mitel
11 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
11 2 (6.06%) Cisco
11 2 (6.06%) HP
11 2 (6.06%) Citrix
11 2 (6.06%) VoIP
11 2 (6.06%) WAN
11 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
11 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) Lync
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) LAN
2 2 (6.06%) VoIP
2 2 (6.06%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) PABX
3 1 (3.03%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.03%) DSL
3 1 (3.03%) MPLS
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Support Engineer
4 6 (18.18%) Help Desk Support
4 6 (18.18%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Help Desk Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Service Analyst
6 4 (12.12%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 4 (12.12%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
8 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 1 (3.03%) Wintel Support Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Wintel Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support
9 1 (3.03%) Wintel Support
9 1 (3.03%) Deskside Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (60.61%) Windows 7
3 14 (42.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (21.21%) Windows 8
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
1 3 (9.09%) ITIL
2 2 (6.06%) Project Management
2 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.03%) Change Control
3 1 (3.03%) Line Management
3 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
3 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (18.18%) Adobe
2 5 (15.15%) VMware
3 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) LANDesk
4 2 (6.06%) Mitel
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 2 (6.06%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) Lumension
5 1 (3.03%) Sophos
5 1 (3.03%) Lotus
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