The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 29 7 7
Rank change year-on-year
-22 0
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 5 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 3.36% 32.14% 33.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.06% 36.00% 46.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 5
Average daily rate
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£361 £353 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.48% -2.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £327 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £425 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £190 £225
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -15.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- -6.89%
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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 Erskine region.

Operating Systems Category
Erskine
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
62 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Erskine 41.61% 89.29% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 21 12
Average daily rate £340 £354 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% -2.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £325 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Erskine

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (66.67%) VMware ESX
3 4 (66.67%) Clustering
3 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
3 4 (66.67%) MCTS
3 4 (66.67%) MCITP
3 4 (66.67%) PDA
3 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 4 (66.67%) Netcool
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (66.67%) McAfee
3 4 (66.67%) Change Management
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) WinRunner
3 4 (66.67%) TestDirector
3 4 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (66.67%) Veritas

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Erskine by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) WinRunner
1 4 (66.67%) TestDirector
1 4 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (16.67%) ClearQuest
2 1 (16.67%) ClearCase
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
1 4 (66.67%) PDA
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Change Management
1 4 (66.67%) Software Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
2 4 (66.67%) MCSA
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCTS
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
2 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware ESX
1 4 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Netcool
1 4 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Veritas
2 4 (66.67%) McAfee
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) ArcSight
3 1 (16.67%) IBM