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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 87 68 54
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 6 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.36% 0.94% 1.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.63% 6.47% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
Average daily rate
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£294 £111 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+164.04% -72.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £180 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.48 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -2.00%
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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
228 170 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.56% 14.46% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 91 59
Average daily rate £375 £315 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £110 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 9 (60.00%) MS Office
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 5 (33.33%) ITIL
5 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
6 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (26.67%) DNS
6 4 (26.67%) Dell
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (20.00%) SAN
7 3 (20.00%) CommVault
7 3 (20.00%) Veritas
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (20.00%) EMC
7 3 (20.00%) DHCP
7 3 (20.00%) VPN
7 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (20.00%) SCCM
7 3 (20.00%) Network Security
7 3 (20.00%) vSphere
7 3 (20.00%) WSUS
7 3 (20.00%) CLARiiON
7 3 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
4 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) SAN
3 3 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (20.00%) Network Security
3 3 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) LDAP
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco IPT
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Server Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) ICT Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) CLARiiON
2 2 (13.33%) iPhone
2 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Android
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) VB
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) HND
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) vSphere
3 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (20.00%) WSUS
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Dell
4 3 (20.00%) EMC
4 3 (20.00%) CommVault
4 3 (20.00%) Veritas
4 3 (20.00%) Dell Compellent
5 2 (13.33%) Lotus
6 1 (6.67%) Reuters
6 1 (6.67%) Bloomberg
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) Wyse
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) Altiris
6 1 (6.67%) LANDesk