The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Windows XP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Windows XP
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 33 33
Rank change year-on-year +1 0  
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 8 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.45% 2.43% 2.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.42% 8.54% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Median daily rate £250 £120 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +108.33% -29.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £116 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £124 £173
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £188 £175
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £10.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +48.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.45 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.93 £17.05 £11.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.87
% change year-on-year -3.70% -2.66%  

Windows XP is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 95 82 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 29.14% 28.47% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 52 59
Median daily rate £325 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £100 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.90 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.28 £19.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Windows XP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in Cardiff

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows XP in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Cardiff

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in Cardiff over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows XP in Cardiff

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Time Management
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (12.50%) XenApp
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (12.50%) Statistics
5 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) ITSM
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Break/Fix

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support
3 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Desktop Support
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
1 4 (50.00%) Time Management
2 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Break/Fix
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Statistics
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL