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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 66 51 41
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 8 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.91% 2.68% 2.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.40% 14.18% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £210
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 6
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £11.40 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £17.20 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
Windows XP
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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
182 141 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.66% 18.90% 26.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 86 82
Average daily rate £375 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 19
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.63 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £19.45 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Wales region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 -10 5 - - 1
West Wales -1 2 - -
North Wales -1 1 - -
Windows XP
UK

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
3 15 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (33.33%) Citrix
5 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (27.27%) ITIL
6 8 (24.24%) VMware
7 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
8 5 (15.15%) Cisco
9 4 (12.12%) CCNA
9 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (12.12%) MS Office
9 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
10 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
10 3 (9.09%) SLA
11 2 (6.06%) Remedy
11 2 (6.06%) MSI
11 2 (6.06%) InstallShield
11 2 (6.06%) Java
11 2 (6.06%) .NET
11 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
11 2 (6.06%) Firewall
11 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
11 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
11 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (6.06%) AppSense
11 2 (6.06%) Lync

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) Lync
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
3 1 (3.03%) PABX
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) SMS
3 1 (3.03%) VoIP
3 1 (3.03%) WLAN
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MSI
1 2 (6.06%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Rollout Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (15.15%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (15.15%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Service Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support
5 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) IT Support
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Architect
8 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) 1st Line Support Technician
8 1 (3.03%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.03%) Linux
7 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
2 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (6.06%) Patch Management
2 2 (6.06%) Application Discovery
3 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.03%) Service Management
3 1 (3.03%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) CCNA
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Citrix
2 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 8 (24.24%) VMware
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco
5 2 (6.06%) AppSense
5 2 (6.06%) Remedy
6 1 (3.03%) HP
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