The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Aberdeen region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 17 21 16
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 5 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 4.27% 3.88% 6.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.63% 20.51% 31.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Average daily rate £130 £150 £116
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +29.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £12.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £12.00 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £12.00 £16.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 39 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 36.75% 18.93% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 15
Average daily rate £250 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £115 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -1.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £12.00 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.54 £32.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
Scotland

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) MS Office
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 3 (25.00%) Dell
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) SLA
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
5 2 (16.67%) Remedy
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (8.33%) Office 365
6 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (8.33%) SCCM
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
6 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (8.33%) LAN

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen 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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) IT Support
4 2 (16.67%) PC Support
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Change Management
1 2 (16.67%) Data Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) Remedy
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) CommVault
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix