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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 56 38 46
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 14 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.05% 2.57% 1.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.48% 14.94% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
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£155 £156 £239
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.80% -34.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £129 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £224 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £140 £198
% change year-on-year
+33.92% -29.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.85 £13.87 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.14% -4.34%
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
122 87 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.84% 17.23% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 39 45
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 16
Average hourly rate £12.75 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.75 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram 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 January 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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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 -14 12 £155 -0.80% 2
Mid Wales - - - -
West Wales - - - -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Windows 7
3 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (30.77%) ITIL
5 7 (26.92%) MS Office
5 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 6 (23.08%) Citrix
6 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (19.23%) Linux
8 4 (15.38%) Apple
8 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
8 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (15.38%) Lync
9 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
9 3 (11.54%) Degree
9 3 (11.54%) Mac OS X
9 3 (11.54%) LAN
9 3 (11.54%) WAN
9 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
9 3 (11.54%) SCCM
9 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
10 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (7.69%) DSL
10 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
10 2 (7.69%) Firewall
10 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
10 2 (7.69%) Validation
10 2 (7.69%) Migration

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (15.38%) Lync
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Office
2 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) LAN
1 3 (11.54%) WAN
2 2 (7.69%) DSL
2 2 (7.69%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) MPLS
3 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (3.85%) OSPF
3 1 (3.85%) BGP
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) RIP
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MSI
1 1 (3.85%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) 1st Line Support
2 7 (26.92%) Support Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Service Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) IT Support
5 3 (11.54%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.69%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Support
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Wintel Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) IT Support Assistant
7 1 (3.85%) IT Assistant
7 1 (3.85%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Windows 7
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (19.23%) Linux
6 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
7 3 (11.54%) Mac OS X
8 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 2 (7.69%) Validation
2 2 (7.69%) Migration
2 2 (7.69%) IT Governance
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.85%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) VBScript
1 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) CCNP
2 1 (3.85%) CCSE
2 1 (3.85%) JNCIS
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
1 2 (7.69%) GxP
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 6 (23.08%) Citrix
2 4 (15.38%) Apple
2 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.85%) Aruba
3 1 (3.85%) F5
3 1 (3.85%) Lumension
3 1 (3.85%) SonicWALL
3 1 (3.85%) McAfee
3 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.85%) Juniper
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Dell
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco
3 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) AppSense
3 1 (3.85%) Websense
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