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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 50 34 36
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 23 33 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.98% 4.55% 1.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.57% 22.45% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 1
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£165 £165 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £250
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 4
Average hourly rate £12.35 £16.00 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.81% +30.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.03 £13.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.35 £14.00 £13.95
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +0.35%
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
183 147 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.74% 20.25% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 89 56
Average daily rate £315 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 10
Average hourly rate £12.45 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.21% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.82 £20.50 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 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
South Wales -19 13 £165 - 4
North Wales - 8 - -
West Wales +5 2 - -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (63.16%) Windows 7
3 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
4 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
4 11 (28.95%) Citrix
4 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (23.68%) ITIL
6 6 (15.79%) Linux
6 6 (15.79%) VMware
7 5 (13.16%) MS Office
7 5 (13.16%) Windows 8
8 4 (10.53%) Lync
8 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (10.53%) SCCM
8 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
8 4 (10.53%) Cisco
8 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
8 4 (10.53%) Mac OS X
8 4 (10.53%) Apple
8 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (10.53%) Firewall
9 3 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (7.89%) AppSense
9 3 (7.89%) Migration
9 3 (7.89%) CCNA
9 3 (7.89%) MSI
9 3 (7.89%) InstallShield
9 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (7.89%) DNS

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 4 (10.53%) Lync
2 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Firewall
2 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (7.89%) DNS
3 2 (5.26%) LAN
4 1 (2.63%) DHCP
4 1 (2.63%) RIP
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.63%) WLAN
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
4 1 (2.63%) OSPF
4 1 (2.63%) BGP
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MSI
1 3 (7.89%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Support Engineer
2 10 (26.32%) Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) 1st Line Support
3 9 (23.68%) Rollout Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Support Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (13.16%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) IT Support
5 5 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Desktop Support
6 4 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Support
7 2 (5.26%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) User Experience
2 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (63.16%) Windows 7
3 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (15.79%) Linux
6 5 (13.16%) Windows 8
7 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (10.53%) Mac OS X
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) ITIL
2 3 (7.89%) Migration
2 3 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (5.26%) Software Testing
3 2 (5.26%) IT Governance
3 2 (5.26%) Validation
4 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.63%) Network Design
4 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Java
2 1 (2.63%) VBScript
2 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.89%) CCNA
2 3 (7.89%) Degree
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) CCSE
3 1 (2.63%) JNCIS
3 1 (2.63%) CCNP
3 1 (2.63%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
1 2 (5.26%) GxP
System Software
1 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
1 11 (28.95%) Citrix
2 6 (15.79%) VMware
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco
3 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
3 4 (10.53%) Apple
4 3 (7.89%) AppSense
5 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.63%) Websense
5 1 (2.63%) Juniper
5 1 (2.63%) HP
5 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.63%) Remedy
5 1 (2.63%) McAfee
5 1 (2.63%) SonicWALL
5 1 (2.63%) Aruba
5 1 (2.63%) F5
5 1 (2.63%) Lumension
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £160 - £180 per day + negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
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Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £11.18 - £13.71 per hour
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