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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 66 41 54
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 15 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.17% 1.86% 1.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.41% 8.97% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 9
Average daily rate £135 £121 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% -61.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £104 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £134 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
234 156 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 18.22% 20.72% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 48 85
Average daily rate £375 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £125 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 14
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -43.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £31.65 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 20 (58.82%) Windows 7
3 15 (44.12%) MS Office
4 14 (41.18%) VMware
5 13 (38.24%) SCCM
6 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (20.59%) ITIL
8 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
8 7 (20.59%) Dell
8 7 (20.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (20.59%) vSphere
9 6 (17.65%) Wise Package Studio
9 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (17.65%) EMC
9 6 (17.65%) Novell
9 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
9 6 (17.65%) SQL
9 6 (17.65%) VBScript
9 6 (17.65%) VB
9 6 (17.65%) MSI
9 6 (17.65%) InstallShield
9 6 (17.65%) Migration
10 5 (14.71%) SAN
10 5 (14.71%) ZENworks
10 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
10 5 (14.71%) Software Deployment

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (8.82%) IBM Notes
4 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (44.12%) MS Office
2 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) SAN
1 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.76%) Network Security
3 3 (8.82%) DHCP
3 3 (8.82%) LAN
3 3 (8.82%) DNS
4 2 (5.88%) VPN
4 2 (5.88%) Internet
5 1 (2.94%) Firewall
5 1 (2.94%) Wireless
5 1 (2.94%) Intranet
5 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.94%) WAN
5 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Wise Package Studio
1 6 (17.65%) MSI
1 6 (17.65%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Support Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (14.71%) Applications Packager
4 4 (11.76%) Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) VMWare Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) EDI
2 1 (2.94%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) CLARiiON
2 4 (11.76%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.82%) Handset
4 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (58.82%) Windows 7
3 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.88%) Linux
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) ITIL
2 6 (17.65%) Migration
3 5 (14.71%) Software Deployment
4 2 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (2.94%) ITSM
5 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) SQL
1 6 (17.65%) VBScript
1 6 (17.65%) VB
2 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.88%) MCP
1 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 11 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.59%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (20.59%) vSphere
4 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
5 3 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.88%) XenApp
7 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 13 (38.24%) SCCM
2 5 (14.71%) ZENworks
3 3 (8.82%) WSUS
3 3 (8.82%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) VMware
2 7 (20.59%) Dell
3 6 (17.65%) EMC
3 6 (17.65%) Novell
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.76%) CommVault
5 3 (8.82%) Veritas
5 3 (8.82%) Lotus
5 3 (8.82%) Dell KACE
6 2 (5.88%) Nortel
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix
6 2 (5.88%) Cisco
6 2 (5.88%) IBM
6 2 (5.88%) HP
7 1 (2.94%) NetApp
7 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.94%) Brocade
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