The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank - 78 54
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 0 4 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh - 0.30% 1.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 1.73% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 8
Average daily rate - £215 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £194 £140
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +38.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.94 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+0.46% -0.46%
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 Edinburgh region.

Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
241 231 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 17.02% 17.36% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 100 111
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £119 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £15.25 - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Windows XP
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) HNC
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Technician
1 1 (50.00%) IT Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware