The first table below looks at the demand for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Erskine 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 Erskine 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 10 6 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 25 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 13.75% 44.64% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.58% 54.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 0
Average daily rate £354 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.39% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £188 £250 £240
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+1.89% +1.77%
Operating Systems Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
43 46 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 53.75% 82.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 31 41 0
Average daily rate £335 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Windows XP
Renfrewshire

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Erskine

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Erskine

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Erskine region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Erskine

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (91.67%) Security Cleared
3 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (83.33%) SC Cleared
5 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
6 14 (58.33%) SQL
7 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
8 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
8 10 (41.67%) Netcool
8 10 (41.67%) Firewall
9 9 (37.50%) Service Management
9 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (33.33%) QA
10 8 (33.33%) HP
11 7 (29.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
12 6 (25.00%) Change Management
12 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
13 5 (20.83%) Citrix
13 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
13 5 (20.83%) PDA
13 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
14 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
14 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
14 4 (16.67%) TestDirector
14 4 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
14 4 (16.67%) VBScript
14 4 (16.67%) AIX
14 4 (16.67%) ITIL
15 3 (12.50%) MCSE

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Erskine 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 2 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
1 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
1 3 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) DHCP
2 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (41.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) TestDirector
1 4 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (12.50%) WinRunner
3 2 (8.33%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Designer
3 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Technical Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Tester
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Tester
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.17%) Services Delivery Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.17%) Support Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
1 3 (12.50%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.33%) CSS
2 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) PDA
2 3 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 3 (12.50%) Device Driver
2 3 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (87.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (16.67%) AIX
6 2 (8.33%) UNIX
7 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Service Management
2 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
3 6 (25.00%) Change Management
3 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
5 4 (16.67%) Security Architecture
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Migration
8 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (4.17%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) VBScript
3 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.17%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) Korn
4 1 (4.17%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 22 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 20 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
4 3 (12.50%) MCSE
4 3 (12.50%) MCSA
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (12.50%) MCTS
4 3 (12.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) Netcool
2 7 (29.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) HP
3 5 (20.83%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) Veritas
4 3 (12.50%) McAfee
4 3 (12.50%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) Borland
6 1 (4.17%) Lumension