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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 52 32
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 0 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff - 2.78% 1.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 7.64% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Median daily rate - £140 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £200 £165
% change year-on-year -17.50% +21.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +3.70%  

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 65 144 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 19.35% 36.36% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 94 27
Median daily rate £400 £325 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% +17.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £19.00 £17.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 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