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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows XP
Rank 44 49 41
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows XP 11 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.77% 2.56% 3.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.75% 10.99% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 3
Average daily rate £240 £95 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+152.63% -72.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £85 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £207 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £191 £140
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +36.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
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
142 182 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 22.90% 23.33% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 118 65
Average daily rate £300 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £97 £94 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 22 (100.00%) Windows
1 22 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (95.45%) Windows 7
3 19 (86.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (77.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (72.73%) Software Testing
6 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
7 11 (50.00%) WinRunner
7 11 (50.00%) HP UFT
7 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
8 9 (40.91%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (40.91%) MCTS
8 9 (40.91%) MCITP
8 9 (40.91%) VMware
8 9 (40.91%) Change Management
8 9 (40.91%) TestDirector
8 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (40.91%) MCSE
8 9 (40.91%) MCSA
9 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
10 7 (31.82%) PDA
10 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
10 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
11 6 (27.27%) Citrix
12 5 (22.73%) Veritas
12 5 (22.73%) Netcool
12 5 (22.73%) Intel Security
12 5 (22.73%) AIX
12 5 (22.73%) SQL
12 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX

Windows XP
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) 3G
1 2 (9.09%) ADSL
1 2 (9.09%) Broadband
1 2 (9.09%) VPN
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 11 (50.00%) WinRunner
2 9 (40.91%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (9.09%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Analyst
2 11 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (31.82%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 5 (22.73%) Tester
5 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Tester
6 3 (13.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 3 (13.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
6 3 (13.64%) Test Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
7 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) IT Analyst
7 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
7 2 (9.09%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) PDA
2 5 (22.73%) Clustering
3 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (95.45%) Windows 7
3 19 (86.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (77.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (22.73%) AIX
6 1 (4.55%) Linux
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) Software Testing
2 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (40.91%) Change Management
4 7 (31.82%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.09%) Content Management
5 2 (9.09%) CRM
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) Records Management
6 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) MCITP
1 9 (40.91%) MCSA
1 9 (40.91%) MCSE
1 9 (40.91%) MCTS
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
4 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 22 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
2 5 (22.73%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (22.73%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (22.73%) Netcool
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) VMware
3 6 (27.27%) Citrix
4 5 (22.73%) Intel Security
4 5 (22.73%) Veritas
5 2 (9.09%) iManage
6 1 (4.55%) Adobe
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) Motorola
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