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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 59 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 6 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.83% 3.32% 3.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.08% 13.07% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 17
Average daily rate
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£85 £250 £113
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.00% +121.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £160.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-89.06% +966.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.54
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.57%
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
147 153 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 20.30% 25.37% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 75 69
Average daily rate £350 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £204 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £420 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 8
Average hourly rate £16.33 £125.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-86.93% +647.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £9.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £160.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 28 November 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
7 4 (22.22%) SCCM
8 3 (16.67%) Change Management
8 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
8 3 (16.67%) MS Office
9 2 (11.11%) .NET
9 2 (11.11%) SQL
9 2 (11.11%) ITIL
9 2 (11.11%) HND
9 2 (11.11%) DHCP
9 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 2 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (11.11%) Migration
9 2 (11.11%) VMware
9 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
9 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
9 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
9 2 (11.11%) Degree
9 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
10 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
10 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
10 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) DHCP
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) Wireless
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.56%) WinRunner
2 1 (5.56%) TestDirector
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Desktop Support
2 4 (22.22%) 1st Line Support
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (5.56%) VB Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) PDA
1 1 (5.56%) iPad
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
1 1 (5.56%) iPhone
1 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.56%) UNIX
6 1 (5.56%) AIX
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Load Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VB6
2 1 (5.56%) VB
2 1 (5.56%) VBA
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) HND
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) MCTS
4 1 (5.56%) MCITP
4 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.56%) MCSE
4 1 (5.56%) MCSA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.56%) Unicenter
3 1 (5.56%) Netcool
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Veritas
3 1 (5.56%) Symantec
3 1 (5.56%) McAfee
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) CA
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
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