The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 56 49 38
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 14 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.17% 3.02% 4.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.09% 12.57% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 14
Average daily rate £138 £165 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £136 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £186 £261
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £175 £190
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.35 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -22.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.35 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+1.12% -4.64%
Windows XP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Operating Systems Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
230 183 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 35.71% 24.02% 20.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 101 88
Average daily rate £350 £303 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% +0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £145 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.45 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% -22.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.39 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows XP across the Wales region.

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Wales region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South Wales -9 13 £138 -16.66%
North Wales -4 1 - -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (85.19%) Windows 7
3 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
4 11 (40.74%) Incident Management
4 11 (40.74%) ITIL
5 9 (33.33%) ITSM
6 8 (29.63%) Statistics
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 6 (22.22%) Migration
7 6 (22.22%) MS Office
8 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
9 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (11.11%) VMware
9 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 3 (11.11%) Citrix
9 3 (11.11%) SLA
9 3 (11.11%) Finance
9 3 (11.11%) Critical Success Factor
9 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
10 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
10 2 (7.41%) Logistics
10 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
10 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
10 2 (7.41%) VPN
11 1 (3.70%) Sun
11 1 (3.70%) CCNA
11 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
11 1 (3.70%) Wireless
11 1 (3.70%) Wyse

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Office
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) Network Security
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Analyst
2 13 (48.15%) Service Analyst
2 13 (48.15%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (40.74%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (37.04%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (37.04%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 10 (37.04%) Service Desk Support
4 10 (37.04%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 7 (25.93%) Support Engineer
6 5 (18.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (18.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (18.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (14.81%) Business Analyst
7 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support
7 4 (14.81%) Lead Business Analyst
8 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (11.11%) Transformation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Statistics
2 1 (3.70%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (85.19%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Incident Management
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 9 (33.33%) ITSM
3 6 (22.22%) Migration
4 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Critical Success Factor
5 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Logistics
7 1 (3.70%) CRM
7 1 (3.70%) ERP
7 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Java
1 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) CCNA
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Citrix
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco
3 1 (3.70%) Lotus
3 1 (3.70%) Sun
3 1 (3.70%) Wyse