Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 6 months to 22 November 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 87 108
Rank change year-on-year +11 +21 -22
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.92% 1.33% 0.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.93% 5.48% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Wales median daily rate £128 £115 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.87% -71.43% +198.15%
10th Percentile £90 £108 £390
90th Percentile £296 £123 £405
UK median daily rate £175 £250 £190
% change year-on-year -30.00% +31.58% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 10
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £12.75 £11.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +8.05% +4.89%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.36 £9.45
90th Percentile £16.25 £14.05 £18.20
UK median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +5.19% -6.90% +3.57%

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

All Operating Systems
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 280 347 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 23.39% 24.37% 20.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 197 238
Wales median daily rate £325 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% +6.79%
10th Percentile £130 £157 £263
90th Percentile £480 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 49 39
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £11.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +7.76% -14.07%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.20 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.00 £29.45 £22.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +4.10%

Windows XP
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Windows XP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Windows XP in Wales

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows XP in Wales

Windows XP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows XP in Wales over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows XP in Wales

Windows XP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows XP in Wales

Windows XP
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows XP within the Wales region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +4 6 £226 +96.74% 1
North Wales -3 3 - -
Mid Wales - 2 £88 -
Windows XP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for Windows XP.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Citrix
5 3 (27.27%) Lotus
5 3 (27.27%) IBM Notes
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) VPN
5 3 (27.27%) ITSM
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
6 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (18.18%) Advertising
6 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
6 2 (18.18%) Statistics
6 2 (18.18%) SCCM
6 2 (18.18%) SLA
7 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
7 1 (9.09%) LAN
7 1 (9.09%) WAN
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
7 1 (9.09%) Time Management
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (9.09%) SonicWALL
7 1 (9.09%) Migration
7 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 1 (9.09%) Firewall

Windows XP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 3 (27.27%) IBM Notes
2 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
3 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) 1st Line Support
1 5 (45.45%) Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Service Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) IT Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) ITSM
2 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
2 2 (18.18%) Statistics
3 1 (9.09%) Active Listening
3 1 (9.09%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) Lotus
4 1 (9.09%) SonicWALL