The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 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 Edinburgh 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 74 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 14 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.11% 0.89% 0.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.11% 5.52% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Average daily rate
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£150 £253 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.76% +58.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £136 £91
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £371 £257
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £229 £213
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +7.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
229 163 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.12% 16.20% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 48 49
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £245 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 5
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £16.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +11.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.00 £25.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Windows XP
Scotland

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) MS Office
2 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 15 (51.72%) SCCM
2 15 (51.72%) Windows 7
3 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
5 10 (34.48%) VMware
6 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (27.59%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (27.59%) Dell
8 7 (24.14%) ITIL
8 7 (24.14%) Software Deployment
9 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
9 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
10 5 (17.24%) Blackberry
10 5 (17.24%) SQL
10 5 (17.24%) SAN
10 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
10 5 (17.24%) vSphere
10 5 (17.24%) Migration
10 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
10 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
10 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (17.24%) Windows Vista
11 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
11 4 (13.79%) Wise Package Studio
11 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (51.72%) MS Office
2 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) SAN
2 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.34%) LAN
3 3 (10.34%) DHCP
3 3 (10.34%) DNS
3 3 (10.34%) Network Security
4 2 (6.90%) VPN
5 1 (3.45%) Firewall
5 1 (3.45%) Wireless
5 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.45%) WAN
5 1 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Wise Package Studio
1 4 (13.79%) MSI
1 4 (13.79%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (20.69%) Support Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Applications Packager
4 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
5 3 (10.34%) Administrator
5 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) VMWare Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
7 1 (3.45%) Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.34%) EqualLogic
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Windows 7
3 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (48.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) ITIL
1 7 (24.14%) Software Deployment
2 5 (17.24%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) ITSM
3 3 (10.34%) Service Management
3 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.90%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.90%) Software Distribution
4 2 (6.90%) CAE
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.79%) VBScript
2 4 (13.79%) VB
3 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.34%) Degree
4 2 (6.90%) PMP
4 2 (6.90%) PMI Certification
4 2 (6.90%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (27.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
4 5 (17.24%) vSphere
5 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.45%) XenApp
6 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 15 (51.72%) SCCM
2 3 (10.34%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (10.34%) WSUS
3 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
3 2 (6.90%) OpenView
3 2 (6.90%) ZENworks
3 2 (6.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) VMware
3 8 (27.59%) Dell
4 4 (13.79%) Dell KACE
4 4 (13.79%) CA
4 4 (13.79%) CommVault
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix
4 4 (13.79%) Symantec
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco
5 3 (10.34%) Lumension
5 3 (10.34%) AppSense
6 2 (6.90%) HP
6 2 (6.90%) EMC
6 2 (6.90%) Novell
7 1 (3.45%) Veritas
7 1 (3.45%) Lotus
7 1 (3.45%) Apple
7 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.45%) NetApp
7 1 (3.45%) Brocade