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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 14 23 14
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 8 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 7.48% 3.26% 6.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.67% 30.00% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Average daily rate
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£110 £158 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.15% +36.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £108 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £168 £135
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £210 £213
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £13.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
30 20 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 28.04% 10.87% 25.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 16
Average daily rate £135 £158 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -45.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £108 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £308 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £9.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
Windows XP
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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 29 July 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 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 7 (58.33%) MS Office
4 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) Dell
5 6 (50.00%) SCCM
6 5 (41.67%) PDA
6 5 (41.67%) HP
6 5 (41.67%) Compaq
6 5 (41.67%) VPN
6 5 (41.67%) ServiceNow
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Vista
7 3 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (16.67%) VMware
8 2 (16.67%) SLA
8 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
8 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (8.33%) Change Management
9 1 (8.33%) Migration
9 1 (8.33%) Remedy
9 1 (8.33%) Citrix
9 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (8.33%) VoIP
9 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
9 1 (8.33%) Data Management
9 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (8.33%) Computer Science

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Desktop Support
2 8 (66.67%) Support Engineer
3 7 (58.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (58.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) PC Support
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) IT Support
5 1 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) PDA
2 3 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Change Management
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Data Management
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Dell
3 5 (41.67%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) Compaq
3 5 (41.67%) ServiceNow
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Remedy
Aberdeen
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 12 days ago