The table below looks at the statistics for Windows XP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows XP over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 53 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 21 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.37% 2.15% 3.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.23% 8.70% 14.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 20
Average daily rate
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£113 £98 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -44.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £98 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £98 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £170 £225
% change year-on-year
- -24.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £75.50 - £15.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 - £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.10 - £16.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +1.81%
Windows XP
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Operating Systems Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
187 161 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 21.13% 24.69% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 72 115
Average daily rate £330 £375 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £135 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 4
Average hourly rate £26.25 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.60 £9.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £17.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Windows XP
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Windows XP Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Windows XP
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Windows XP Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Windows XP
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Windows XP Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows XP across the Glasgow region.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Windows XP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows XP across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Windows XP Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Windows XP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 24 (70.59%) Windows 7
3 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
4 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
5 9 (26.47%) Citrix
5 9 (26.47%) MS Office
5 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
5 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
6 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (20.59%) PDA
7 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
8 6 (17.65%) MCSE
8 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
8 6 (17.65%) VMware
8 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
9 5 (14.71%) Blackberry
9 5 (14.71%) MCSA
9 5 (14.71%) SQL
10 4 (11.76%) AIX
10 4 (11.76%) Linux
10 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
10 4 (11.76%) Netcool
10 4 (11.76%) McAfee
10 4 (11.76%) WinRunner
10 4 (11.76%) TestDirector
10 4 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (11.76%) Veritas

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) WorkSite
Applications
1 9 (26.47%) MS Office
2 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.88%) LAN
2 2 (5.88%) HTTPS
2 2 (5.88%) SSL
2 2 (5.88%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.94%) Wireless
3 1 (2.94%) IPsec
3 1 (2.94%) WAN
3 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) WinRunner
1 4 (11.76%) TestDirector
1 4 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.94%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Law
2 2 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Desktop Support
2 6 (17.65%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Rollout Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Desktop Technician
6 1 (2.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Deskside Support
6 1 (2.94%) Deskside Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) VB Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Desktop Support Technician
6 1 (2.94%) Field Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.88%) JSP
2 2 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) PDA
2 5 (14.71%) Blackberry
3 4 (11.76%) Clustering
4 3 (8.82%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (70.59%) Windows 7
3 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (11.76%) AIX
5 4 (11.76%) Linux
5 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.88%) UNIX
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
2 4 (11.76%) Change Management
2 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
2 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
3 3 (8.82%) Information Governance
3 3 (8.82%) Information Security
3 3 (8.82%) Migration
3 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL
4 2 (5.88%) Validation
4 2 (5.88%) Service Management
4 2 (5.88%) Workflow
4 2 (5.88%) Time Management
4 2 (5.88%) Information Management
4 2 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.94%) VB6
3 1 (2.94%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) VB
3 1 (2.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
1 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (17.65%) MCSE
4 5 (14.71%) ISTQB
4 5 (14.71%) MCSA
5 4 (11.76%) MCTS
5 4 (11.76%) MCITP
6 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.88%) CCNP
6 2 (5.88%) CCNA
6 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.94%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) VMware ESX
2 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (11.76%) Netcool
2 4 (11.76%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (8.82%) SCCM
4 2 (5.88%) Nessus
4 2 (5.88%) Nmap
5 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 9 (26.47%) Citrix
3 6 (17.65%) VMware
4 4 (11.76%) McAfee
4 4 (11.76%) Veritas
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle
5 2 (5.88%) HP
5 2 (5.88%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.94%) Symantec
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