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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 59 40 44
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 16 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.05% 2.74% 1.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.32% 11.63% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 3
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -20.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £11.82 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £15.30 £19.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.49 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-0.09% -6.89%
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
155 129 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.90% 23.58% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 73 34
Average daily rate £350 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £203 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.35% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £12.63 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.23 £18.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 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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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 11 £135 -46.00% 2
North Wales - 4 £98 - 2
West Wales - 1 - - 6
Mid Wales - - - -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (63.41%) Active Directory
3 24 (58.54%) Windows 7
4 19 (46.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (31.71%) Windows 8
6 10 (24.39%) MS Office
7 8 (19.51%) VMware
7 8 (19.51%) Adobe
8 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
9 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
9 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
10 5 (12.20%) LAN
10 5 (12.20%) Citrix
10 5 (12.20%) VoIP
10 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
10 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
12 3 (7.32%) Xen
12 3 (7.32%) assyst
12 3 (7.32%) WAN
12 3 (7.32%) SCCM
12 3 (7.32%) XenApp
12 3 (7.32%) OpenStack
13 2 (4.88%) Lync
13 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (4.88%) LANDesk
13 2 (4.88%) Project Management
13 2 (4.88%) HP
13 2 (4.88%) Blackberry

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (9.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.32%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.88%) Lync
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (24.39%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) VoIP
1 5 (12.20%) LAN
2 3 (7.32%) WAN
3 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.44%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) MPLS
4 1 (2.44%) DSL
4 1 (2.44%) Firewall
4 1 (2.44%) PABX
4 1 (2.44%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.44%) SMS
General
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Analyst
2 11 (26.83%) Support Analyst
3 10 (24.39%) Support Engineer
4 8 (19.51%) Help Desk Support
4 8 (19.51%) Help Desk Analyst
4 8 (19.51%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.32%) IT Support
7 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.88%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (2.44%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) X-Windows
1 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (58.54%) Windows 7
3 19 (46.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (31.71%) Windows 8
5 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (4.88%) ITIL
1 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
1 2 (4.88%) Project Management
1 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
1 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
2 1 (2.44%) Project Planning
2 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (2.44%) Change Control
2 1 (2.44%) Line Management
2 1 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (2.44%) Business Analysis
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) CCA
3 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 26 (63.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.32%) XenApp
3 3 (7.32%) Xen
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (19.51%) Adobe
1 8 (19.51%) VMware
2 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.20%) Citrix
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco
4 2 (4.88%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) AppSense
4 2 (4.88%) Mitel
4 2 (4.88%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.44%) Lumension
5 1 (2.44%) Dell
5 1 (2.44%) Lotus
5 1 (2.44%) Sophos
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