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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 66 38 46
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 15 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.96% 2.40% 1.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.77% 9.02% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
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£120 £298 £236
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.69% +26.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £97 £156 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £440 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Average hourly rate £10.75 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £11.68 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £15.83 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
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
171 133 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 22.32% 26.60% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 56 43
Average daily rate £300 £270 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £385 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 13
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.48% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
South Wales -16 13 £133 -55.41% 5
North Wales - 2 £98 - 2
Mid Wales - - - -
West Wales - - - -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 16 (48.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
6 8 (24.24%) MS Office
6 8 (24.24%) VMware
6 8 (24.24%) Windows 8
7 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
7 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
8 4 (12.12%) LAN
8 4 (12.12%) VoIP
8 4 (12.12%) ITIL
8 4 (12.12%) Citrix
9 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
9 3 (9.09%) WAN
9 3 (9.09%) Adobe
9 3 (9.09%) Xen
9 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (9.09%) OpenStack
10 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (6.06%) Lync
10 2 (6.06%) XenApp
10 2 (6.06%) LANDesk
10 2 (6.06%) Mitel
10 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
10 2 (6.06%) HP
10 2 (6.06%) MS Excel

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (9.09%) OpenStack
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Lync
3 2 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) LAN
1 4 (12.12%) VoIP
2 3 (9.09%) WAN
3 2 (6.06%) DSL
3 2 (6.06%) MPLS
4 1 (3.03%) OSPF
4 1 (3.03%) BGP
4 1 (3.03%) RIP
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) Firewall
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.03%) PABX
4 1 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (3.03%) Structured Cabling
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Service Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) IT Support
5 3 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (9.09%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Wintel Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 16 (48.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (24.24%) Windows 8
6 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.03%) Linux
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) ITIL
2 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
2 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
2 2 (6.06%) Project Management
3 1 (3.03%) Migration
3 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.03%) Network Design
3 1 (3.03%) Business Analysis
3 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.03%) Change Control
3 1 (3.03%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) VBScript
1 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.03%) CCNP
1 1 (3.03%) CCSE
1 1 (3.03%) JNCIS
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.09%) Xen
4 2 (6.06%) XenApp
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
1 8 (24.24%) VMware
2 4 (12.12%) Citrix
3 3 (9.09%) Adobe
4 2 (6.06%) LANDesk
4 2 (6.06%) Mitel
4 2 (6.06%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
5 1 (3.03%) McAfee
5 1 (3.03%) Juniper
5 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.03%) Websense
5 1 (3.03%) Dell
5 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.03%) Aruba
5 1 (3.03%) Lumension
5 1 (3.03%) F5
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