The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 12 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 2 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 3.77% 5.05% 8.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 16.67% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
Average daily rate
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£124 £130 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £114 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £130 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £178 £148 £225
% change year-on-year
+20.33% -34.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £13.73
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +1.96%
Windows XP
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Operating Systems Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
16 30 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 30.19% 30.30% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 23
Average daily rate £140 £130 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £110 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £340 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Average hourly rate £29.00 £16.00 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% +1.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £15.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £29.17 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.71%

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 14 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 2000
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Vista
3 3 (60.00%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) VCP4
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Desktop Support
1 4 (80.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 2000
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Vista
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) VCP4
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft